Sometimes you’re faced with the
task joy of buying a Christmas gift for the chick that sits next to you at work. Buying gifts are generally fun no matter who you buy for, but sometimes it’s a little less fun when you’re buying for someone you don’t really know well. Me personally, I don’t want to give you scents, especially if I don’t know what kind you like. It’s hard to buy makeup if you don’t know that they’d wear it, and you’re also trying to balance with buying something REASONABLY PRICED. Coffee mugs are always a safe option, but a little boring (haven’t we all given a coffee mug at some point)?!?!
If you have eyeballs, then you know if your cubemate indeed has hair and if you know enough to know they won’t go into anaphylactic shock from nut exposure, these are two low cost gift options I was sent in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.
This is a good option for the ponytail and updo girls. It’s a traceless hair ring that comes in a variety of colors–and it doesn’t leave any kinks in the hair (it sucks when you want to take your hair down after a ponytail and it’s all crinkled, thus the need to recurl or flat-iron incurring additional damage). Here is some info about how it works:
The magic trick to invisibobble’s traceless outcome lies in its peculiar telephone cord shape. Wrapped around the hair, the invisibobble places uneven pressure around the circumference of the ponytail; standard hair rings put even pressure on the hair, leaving an obvious mark. The uneven pressure produced by invisibobbles allows for the hair to be held strongly in the ponytail without being too tight. This gives individual hairs more space within the ponytail than they would have when wearing a normal hair band.
It can also be used on wet hair without tangling, and with proper styling, the Invsibobble is undetectable in updo hairstyles.
Each bundle of 3 Invisibobbles seems to run approximately $8. There are some great color options in this collection, Silky Season which is sort of a nude color, Universal Blue, Letter from Grey and Burgundy Dream. My fave color out of the group is Burgundy Dream! These are sold at various places such as Urban Outfitters and Lock and Mane.
If you saw my previous post Another Great Stocking Stuffer for the Health Junkie, you can add this to the list! This is an amazing product, it keeps your skin so well-hydrated and doesn’t wash off your hands throughout the day. If you’ve ever smelled Shea Butter, it has a distinct smell (not funky but nutty, maybe?!). The smell dissipates quickly though, and the feel of your skin afterwards makes it entirely worth it!
RA Cosmetics has a really great product in their Shea butter, and the price is AMAZING. I love the way that it doesn’t come in a super fancy container–it makes it seem more “homey” and personalized. I don’t think you can beat 10 oz of Whipped Shea butter for $3.99, and you get a discount the more of them that you buy! I’ve been using this on my son instead of his prescription lotion (he has a bit of eczema) and it works perfectly without clogging his pores! My husband and I both participate in obsessive hand washer due to being self-proclaimed germophobes, and that comes with a price, super dry hands! RA Cosmetics Whipped Shea Butter has been nothing short of a miracle product for restoring soft skin! With that price, this makes it a perfect gift for your cubemate. And, if you want to sneak a little something-something in for yourself out while Christmas shopping, you won’t miss this out of your budget!
What makes Shea butter an extraordinary skin care and an amazing body healer is its richness in precious constituents, which include unsaturated fats with a large proportion of “unsaponifiables” components, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, vitamin E and D, provitamin A and allantoin. All these are natural and make Shea butter a superfood for your skin (and hair), but that is not all it can do for you because it is:
- Wrinkles, fine lines and scars repairing
- Deeply moisturizing
- Stimulating for the superficial microcirculation
- Skin strengthening
- Skin protecting
- UV protecting
- Skin regenerating
- Collagen production stimulating (makes the skin stronger, more supple and younger)
- Minor cuts and burns healing
- Muscle ache healing
- Physical endurance enhancer
What do you guys think? What kind of items do you buy when you’re faced with buying gifts for someone you don’t know especially well?