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Buying a present for a “beauty girl” can be a challenge. If you think you can get away with giving her a tube of lipstick, think again. Chances are, she already has that same shade from five different brands. On the other hand, you can’t just go with the most expensive beauty product you can find. There are a lot of affordable gifts that are just as awesome. To take the guesswork out of the process, here are some simple gift ideas that might help.

Take the Wellness Route

The feel-good wellness route is the way to go when gifting beauty girls. It’s beauty adjacent and it’s just nice to receive something that contributes to well-being. Simple gift ideas under this category would be a , such as an amethyst face roller, a gua sha, or even an ice roller. For a more luxurious touch, add a face oil with frankincense or rose. 

Give the Gift of Scent

Fragrance is considered a cosmetic in most countries, so technically, it’s still beauty. When giving scents, stick to the fragrance notes she already loves or wears. Is it powdery, floral, woody, musky, or fruity? Most fragrance counter assistants would be more than willing to help you find a similar scent. Make sure the perfume you choose is also age-appropriate. You could also opt for scented candles, which is a much safer bet than perfume.

Introduce Your Favorite Product

A beauty girl will always be happy to receive new no matter how many she already owns. You could try introducing her to your favorite product or picking one that’s universally recommended. Since , POND'S Age Miracle Ultimate Youth Essence should be highly appreciated. This formula contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, retinol, , and prebiotics that help accelerate cell regeneration and improve skin texture, tone, and elasticity. 

If you’re feeling generous, throw in the entire regimen. Add POND’S Age Miracle Anti-Aging Day Cream and POND’S Age Miracle Anti-Aging Night Cream, which have retinol-C and niacinamide, which protect the skin while giving it a youthful boost. 

You Can't Go Wrong with a Good Book

It doesn’t even have to be beauty-related (although a copy of Jean Godfrey June’s elusive Free Gift with Purchase will no doubt be a treat). Pick a classic like Pride and Prejudice, which is still kind of in theme. Or you could also go for a modern fave, like something from Sally Rooney or Roxane Gay. For a personal touch, get her a bookmark, spritz it with your favorite perfume, and stick it in the book to remind her of your friendship.

Take Hygiene and Pampering to the Next Level

Here’s an excellent gift for the hardworking beauty girl who may also be a busy mom, businesswoman, frontliner, or all of the above. Get her a pack of Dove Nourishing Handwashes, which come in two variants, Cucumber and Green Tea, and Deeply Nourishing. These two products are formulated with ¼ moisturizing cream, allowing them to get rid of bacteria while keeping hands smooth, hydrated, and beautiful.

Take your cue from these simple gift ideas when gifting a woman who loves all things beauty, or those with different interests for that matter.