These Beauty Care Package Ideas Will Help You Feel Close to Friends, Even From Afar
This holiday season, many of us won't be seeing our family and friends in person to exchange gifts due to the coronavirus pandemic, but rather than letting the virus squash the festive spirit, there's plenty of room to get creative with ways to spread joy from far away. Not only will sending a beauty care package to your friends put a smile on their faces, but it can be fun for you to put together, too.
The best part about sending a handmade care package is that it shows the recipient just how well you know them. For the friend who never misses their skin-care routine, get them a refill on a few of their favorite products. For the person who wouldn't be caught without a fresh manicure on, snag them the trendiest new colors from their go-to nail polish brand. For the designated hairstylist of your group, new hair accessories will make their day.
The key to putting together an impressive and thoughtful beauty care package is including items that A) you know they'll use and B) reflect their personality and interests. You can make the items inside the box as affordable and budget-friendly or extravagant as you'd like.
Ahead, find beauty care package gift ideas for every type of beauty person in your life that you can customize and personalize this holiday season.
Beauty Care Package Ideas For Your Skin-Care-Obsessed Friend
We all know someone who's completely skin-care obsessed. They follow a seven-step regimen, can rattle off ingredients and their benefits like it's nothing, and think going to bed with makeup on should be a crime.
What to Include: Consider grabbing them a refill of the cult-favorite serum or face mask they never let themselves run out of. Include a new jade roller or gua sha stone, a skin-care headband, some sheet masks, and a facial mist to round out the box.
Beauty Care Package Ideas For Your Most Glam Friend
That friend who always shows up late to events because they weren't finished with their face beat would love nothing more than unwrapping a care package filled with new makeup goodies.
What to Include: Consider getting them a new eyeshadow palette from their favorite brand or a product from a holiday collaboration with their favorite beauty vlogger. Throw in additional items like a new makeup brush or two, a brush cleanser (because we could all use a reminder there), a fun makeup bag, and cleansing wipes to complete the gift.
Beauty Care Package Ideas For Your Self-Care-Loving Friend
Your self-care-loving friend — you know, the one who never answers their phone because they're soaking in the bathtub with a good book — will be touched by the thoughtfulness behind a personalized care package.
What to Include: Consider picking out a new face mask that they can indulge in. Then, add in other items like a candle, a fuzzy new robe, a bath soak or bath bomb, and CBD gummies.
Beauty Care Package Ideas For Your Clean-Beauty Friend
For the friend who's constantly reading the back of products, mixing their own hair and face masks in the kitchen, and educating your group on formulations, a care package of their favorite clean beauty brands will put a smile on their face.
What to Include: Consider including their favorite all-natural face mask, cleanser, or serum as the main component of the gift. Then, add in items like a skin-care headband, a clean mascara, a body brush, and a small-batch bar of body soap in their favorite scent.
Beauty Care Package Ideas For Your Manicure-Obsessed Friend
For the friend who's always at the nail salon or painting their own nails on a weekly basis, new mani tools will be at the top of their holiday list. Given their existing obsession, you'll want to get creative with the nail-polish colors you choose to ensure they don't already have it.
What to Include: Consider checking if their favorite nail-polish brand released a special holiday collection this year, or get them a new polish iteration of their favorite color. Then add in staples like a clear topcoat and base coat, new files, nail-polish remover, and nail stickers.
Beauty Care Package Ideas For Your Designated Hairstylist Friend
We all have that one friend who we turn to for help with all of our hairstyling needs — whether they're a professional stylist or not. This is the friend who's just as likely to do your hair for a date night as they are to be there when you decide to give box dye a try.
What to Include: Consider gathering fun hair accessories, like clips and headbands, because they're trending this year. Then, add in a bottle of their favorite hairspray, a nourishing hair mask, and a silk pillowcase (anyone hair-obsessed will know why this is important).