Posts Tagged ‘holiday gifts’

Best Times For Holiday Shopping

       
Friday, November 14th, 2014

Best Times For Holiday ShoppingWith Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the holiday shopping season is drawing near. When it comes to purchasing gifts for those in your life that mean the most, finding the perfect gift can be tricky and time consuming. While some items on your list will be better bought closer to the actual holiday, others might be bargain deals you want to rush out to get on Black Friday, and still others will be best purchased somewhere between those two time periods.

Black Friday: Gadgets, Gizmos, and Good Shelf Life Items

If you’re purchasing bulky or more expensive items such as electronics or designer fashion products you might want to consider getting them early so you can get the best prices on these items. While there are the obvious Black Friday purchases such as television sets and MP3 players, even items such as cosmetic sets or designer jeans can be good Black Friday bargains for the savvy saving shopper.

Early to Mid December: Stock Up On Stocking Stuffers

Smaller gifts and stocking stuffers are often something that can be put off until the last minute, but in order to avoid sold-out shelves and the scramble to replace the perfect gift with a not-so-perfect substitute, you’ll want to buy some of these items earlier. Soap and shower sets, a bottle of wine, or even decadent chocolates can be a great gift to stick in somebody’s stocking for the occasion, and can even make a great gift for an office friend or colleague. But since it does make such common gifts they’re likely to sell out early. That’s why shopping ahead of time is in your best interest.

Last Minute Gifts: Filler Items and Gifts With Expiration Dates

While you don’t want to wait until the last minute to do all your shopping, there are certain gifts for which it is acceptable, if not encouraged. For instance, a wine and cheese basket, floral arrangements, and baked goods are all items that are going to have very limited lifespans. These are things you’ll definitely want to get or order for delivery within just a day or two of the Holiday. And, despite our best efforts, we all have also been in the situation of swinging by the store for a few last-minute filler gifts such as lotion sets or gift cards.

No matter when you’re planning to do your shopping, making a game plan ahead of time is always in your best interest. With a plan and these guidelines, you’ll be well on your way to a successful, stress free shopping season!

Favorite New Gift Sets from BORGHESE

       
Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Favorite New Gift Sets from BORGHESE

Choosing the right gift for someone you care about can be a daunting task. Still, the idea behind a present is ultimately to let them know you care and to give them something that will make life more enjoyable.

For all of those instances when you have no idea what to get, Borghese Gift Sets are a perfect solution. With a variety of options ranging from aromatherapy to skincare, you can choose one that’s tailored to the recipient’s needs, tastes and preferences.

Leisure
Have a friend who could use some relaxation in their lives? The Tuscan Home Candle Collection is an ideal gift. Each of the three Italian-inspired aromatic blends is formulated to give off a subtle scent to promote tranquility in the home.

The Bagno Beautiful Gift Set is another fitting option for a stressed-out friend. While lounging in the tub, the Borghese Bagno di Vita Body Soak with Italian minerals and botanical oils will alleviate tension and soothe sore muscles. After a bath, the Borghese Tono Body Crème will seal in moisture so skin feels buttery soft.

Lure
If you have a lady in your life that’s always on-the-go, go for the Tuscan Beauty Set, which comes with a bright rose-printed travel cosmetics bag and a multitude of skin products for a flawless complexion. The Crema Saponetta Cleansing Creme will gently wash away impurities, while the ultra-luxurious Fango Ferma Firming Mud Mask for Face and Body has a transformative effect. Meanwhile, the Curaforte Moisture Intensifier boosts the skin’s ability to hold on to hydration.

An aging friend will delight in the ReaFIRMing Beauty Gift Set. Every product, from the Insta-Firm Platinum Advanced Wrinkle Relaxer to the Crema Intensiva Intensive Firming Creme, is formulated to smooth out fine lines, enhance the skin’s elasticity and promote a youthful glow.

If you know someone who’s especially romantic – or could use a little love in their lives – send them the Lucky in Love Gift Set. The Satin Shadow Milani Trio and best-selling State-of-the-Art Mascara will make her eyes wink-ready, and the B Gloss Lip Gloss in Red Lustro is perfect for a kissable pout. One spritz and she’ll instantly fall for the feminine floral Il Bacio Eau De Parfum Spray.

Luxury
Instead of sending them to the spa, give loved ones the gift of a comparable experience in their own home with the Tuscan Secret Gift Set. The Botanico Eye Compresses rejuvenate the eye area, and the Sali Esfoliante Salt Scrub will buff off dead skin, revealing a brighter, smoother layer beneath.

For your beauty-savvy friend, nothing compares to the Effortlessly Extraordinary Gift Set. A powerful cleanser, toner and moisturizer formulated with a combination of technologically-optimized ingredients fuel the skin’s cell regeneration and help reverse the signs of aging.

Get ahead on your holiday shopping

       
Friday, November 1st, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

It’s that time of year when holiday cheer is about to set in, meaning you’ll soon be buying gifts for all your loved ones. Though it may be tempting to put off your shopping, doing so usually just promotes unnecessary stress and prevents you from picking out the perfect present.

Black Friday used to be the day when everyone brought out their wallets and wishlists, but all of that is changing now. Smart shoppers are starting to look a lot earlier in order to take advantage of the best promotions and discounts and find the ultimate present. In fact, people who wait until after Thanksgiving to buy presents may actually miss out on some major deals. Not only that - items on their list may sell out by then.

Shopping made simple
Even if you’re organized enough to start early, shopping can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re shopping for your mom or your BFF, Beauty Bridge can help to make the process more fun. No matter your budget, our Holiday Gift Guide has a suggestion for anyone you want to buy for.

You can search by product type, price range or recipient. Even if you’re just looking for a few stocking stuffers, we have a variety of options that any girl would love to get. Consider the Murad Cleanser On The Go for a busy sister, and the Lippmann Collection’s Best of Both Worlds Rock & Roll Mini Duet is essential for making mani-pedis last through all of your holiday parties.

Endless ideas
If you’re really not sure what your recipient will like, you can look through our guide’s top selling gifts section. The Too Faced Jingle All the Way palette comes with 11 day-to-night shadows, a bronzer and blush that are flattering on any complexion, as well as a limited edition iPhone 5 case designed by celebrity decorator Mary McDonald. Don’t forget the spa-worthy Borghese Bagno Beautiful Gift Set, which is sure to please anyone on your list. For a kissable pout beneath the mistletoe, pick up a Philosophy Have a Cherry Christmas High-Gloss, which gives lips a white cherry taste and a high-gloss shine.

Of course, you can never go wrong with a Beauty Bridge gift card. The only problem with browsing our guide is that you may be tempted to pick out a few treats for yourself.

Plenty of perks
Don’t forget the benefits that come with shopping at Beauty Bridge, like the BB Free Gift Program. Once you fill up your cart with $50 worth of goodies – and it won’t be difficult to do so – you’ll be presented with three different choices for a free item. For example, the Babor Lifting Extra Firming Eye Cream, which nourishes and firms up your skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. If your order exceeds $100, you’ll be presented with premium options, like the Le Couvent des Minimes Beneficial Rose Skincare Gift Set, which can make any complexion more radiant, regardless of skin type.

If “free” is your favorite word, you still have more to get excited about when you do your holiday shopping at Beauty Bridge. Some items even qualify for a gift with purchase.

Plus, when you check out, you can pick three free samples from a variety of categories, including skincare, makeup and hair care – no strings attached. This is an ideal opportunity to try out some new products that you wouldn’t normally buy. Who knows? You may even end up finding your new must-have mascara or go-to moisturizer. Rest assured that the items we send you will be our newest and most popular samples, which change on a weekly basis. So every time you shop with us, you’ll get new goodies to test out.

Cyber Monday Sale

       
Monday, November 26th, 2012

The Cyber Monday Sale is here!Did Black Friday wear you out this year, forcing you to stand in lines and wake up early to get the best deals? If so, you can relax, because Cyber Monday is an even better shopping event that saves you tons of money without making you jump through hoops. The one-day-only Cyber Monday Sale Event at Beauty Bridge offers 20 percent off storewide when you use the code “cyber20″ at checkout, plus 30 percent off all fragrances!

Whether you’re looking for the hottest nail lacquers for your sister, a handy on-the-go beauty kit for your BFF, a sexy fragrance gift set for your man or a refill of your favorite facial skincare product, you’ll find the hottest gifts of the season at Beauty Bridge – all for discounted prices.

In addition, we’re giving a Double Signup Bonus to those who register to become BBVIPs. This BB Rewards Program earns you points whenever you take action on the Beauty Bridge website, whether it’s writing a product review, purchasing merchandise or answering product questions. You can redeem these points toward future purchases and save yourself some cash in the process.

So what will you choose to buy for 20 or 30 percent off on Cyber Monday? Why not check out our Holiday 2012 Gift Guide, which has great ideas for all of the people on your list? Our Top 10 List will clue you in to the most popular presents this year, while our Stocking Stuffers selection is sure to please. The Clearance Boutique is also a wonderful place to pick up deals, whether you’re shopping for your friends, family or even yourself this Cyber Monday.

What gift will you get Dad this Father’s Day?

       
Thursday, June 7th, 2012

What will you get your dad this Father's Day?Even though Mother’s Day tends to overshadow the holiday devoted to dads everywhere, celebrating Father’s Day this June 17 with a thoughtful gift is still a good way to show your father that you’re grateful for all he’s done for you. But what will you get him? Some dads seem to have everything they could possibly want! Here are several ideas to help you decide on the perfect present this Father’s Day.

1. Tickets to see his favorite sports team. Whether it’s for a baseball game this summer or a football game next season, chances are your dad will love the opportunity to watch his favorite team play. Get two tickets so you, Mom or a friend can accompany him for the perfect day out.

2. A deluxe shaving kit like eShave – Start Up Kit. It comes with a genuine badger brush, which exfoliates, softens and raises the hair for a shave that’s as close as possible. The set also includes a pre-shave oil, shave cream and after shave cream, all in a convenient black travel bag. Stubble will be a thing of the past for your dapper dad!

3. A home brewing kit. Does your father have a taste for cold, delicious brews? Instead of taking him out for a night at the local brewery, get your dad everything he needs to create his own ale. A couple of beer mugs to go with the set will ensure that he’ll be able to taste his masterpiece in style.

4. Anti-aging skincare products like Jack Black – Line Smoother Face Moisturizer. If your dad has started to complain about the fact that he’s getting older, a few choice skincare products to combat fine lines, wrinkles and age spots might be just the thing to lift his spirits. Lightweight and oil-free, your dad will barely notice that he’s wearing this moisturizer – until he starts seeing results!

5. The latest gadget. If you have siblings who can help you buy a splurge-worthy item for Dad, why not get him up-to-date on the latest technologies? Whether he’s into computers, eBooks, cameras, smartphones, mp3 players or television, there’s likely a new product out that he’d love to get his hands on.

6. A classic yet cool tie. If you think your father could use a bit of direction when it comes to his fashion tastes, you might be doing him a favor by providing him with a go-to tie to wear for special occasions. Choose one that complements his personality and favorite color scheme so he’ll always look dashing.

7. A new fragrance, like RALPH LAUREN – Polo For Men Eau de Toilette Spray. If your dad doesn’t have a signature scent to call his own, he’d likely jump at the chance to impress your mom with a manly new cologne.

8. Tools to help him get his grill on. If your dad considers himself the master of the grill, a few new accessories designed to help him make the most of his skills might be the perfect present. Spatulas, serving plates, aprons, marinades and spices are all fair game.

9. A beach kit. If your dad enjoys nothing more than a relaxing day by the shore, a beach kit might be a great idea. A brand new cooler, a plush towel, a new swimsuit and a sunblock like Dermalogica – Daily Defense Block SPF15 are all good choices that he’ll get a lot of use out of.

10. A poker set. Does your father like to get together with his guy friends every now and then for a game of poker? If he doesn’t already have his own set of chips and a table to play on, you can bring the party to his house by supplying him with all the goods.

What to get your beauty-obsessed gal pals this holiday season

       
Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Are your friends obsessed with the latest beauty fashions?Ladies who love beauty products are often hard to please when it comes to receiving gifts. They're so into the beauty fashion scene that they probably already have the latest and greatest makeup available in stores, so there's no point picking out a particular product for them.

That's where makeup sets and kits can come in handy. Since they come with a variety of different products, your friends will be able to experiment with shades, techniques and trends that they may not have previously considered.

Too Faced – The Jewelry Box comes complete with eight eyeshadows, six lip glosses, a blush, a duo bronzer, foundation powder, brow powder, eyeliner cake, illuminator and a brush to apply it all. It's like having your own beauty assistant every morning – which is what every girl wants.

POP Beauty – Hello Gorgeous is also packed with great treats, and comes in a trendy silver case. Your friend will love having so many different options at her disposal, and you'll love knowing that you got the perfect gift!

This Father’s Day, give the gift of groomed perfection

       
Monday, June 13th, 2011

This Father's Day, give the gift of groomed perfectionWhy should moms be the only ones to get baskets of delectable beauty products? Just because we see more ties, watches and golf caddies fly off the shelf for Father’s Day doesn’t mean that Dad won’t appreciate (and secretly long for) a way to pamper himself come June 19.

This Father’s Day, think outside the gift box and consider a few items your dad might love in the line of soaps, shaving products, fragrances, skincare products and so much more.

Skincare

Even if you’ve got the burliest mountain man on this side of the Rockies for a father, his skin still has all kinds of needs that must be cared for vis a vis a high-quality face wash or moisturizer. There’s nothing your old man will love more than scrubbing down with a Baxter of California Facial Scrub or an Anthony Logistics Mud Scrub Exfoliating Bar after a long day at the mines – proverbial or otherwise. Top it off with a moisturizer that’s especially designed for his skin type (if he’s prone to lots of sweat and even occasional adult acne, look for an oil-free formula).

Shaving 101

It’s no secret – men love to shave, and just about any guy will appreciate a nice shaving kit. Include a pre-shave treatment, luxurious shaving cream, that high-quality razor he’s been longing for, and of course, an intoxicating aftershave splash or balm. If you’re really thinking in fancy terms, treat him to a top-quality shaving brush such as the Baxter of California Bog Wood Pure Badger Hair Shave Brush. For those in a bind, the eShave Ultimate Shaving Kit will save you time and deliver Daddy the ultimate shaving treat.

For the sun god in your life

If there’s nothing your dad loves more than hanging ten at the beach, spending all day on the golf course or extreme hang-gliding off his favorite cliff-face, put that piece of equipment away and consider addressing his other outdoor needs. A Jack Black Sun Guard Oil-Free Very Water/Sweat Resistant Sunscreen SPF 30+ will be the answer to all of his skin protection needs, whether he’s trying his hand at a pro surfing competition or napping pool-side with a wedge of lime in his beer. And even if he started his skincare routine a little later in life, the Cellex-C Sun Rescue Gel can help visibly reduce aging effects caused by excessive sun exposure.

Eau de Father’s Day

Has he had his eye on the new cologne by his favorite designer? Why not be one step ahead of him and show him how much you care with a Giorgio Armani Armani Code for Men, or a Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black for Men Eau de Toilette Spray? After all, Dad should smell as good as he looks and feels.

For the man who has it all

Your dad may have his own personal world at his feet, but there’s nothing like a big, heaping gift set to make him feel like he’s got it all. The Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Worldly Pleasures Collection comes in an attractive box with an ancient world map design on it, replete with cologne, conditioning shampoo, talc and woodgrain bath soap. If you’d like to treat Dad to a complete at-home facial, consider the Jack Black Clear Solution Skin Purifying Set. It comes with a daily facial cleanser with aloe and sage leaf, a complexion solution razor bump and acne treatment with salicylic acid and green tea as well as a detox clay mask/spot treatment with kaolin, witch hazel and organic sea kelp.

Groom your man: Valentine’s gifts he’s sure to love

       
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Groom your man: Valentine's gifts he's sure to loveIt's not Father's Day, so why are you still holding that tie? Get your man something he'll really love this Valentine's Day with some thoughtfully selected grooming products.

Exfoliating may not even be a part of his vocabulary, but he'll soon be swearing by the word when he uses Baxter of California's Facial Scrub and comes out feeling like an entirely new person. The formula promotes cell-renewal and contains walnut shell powder to gently remove dead skin and impurities.

If you think he'll enjoy sticking with what he knows, keep in mind that no man doesn't love a good shave. Get him a fancy designer after-shave such as the Giorgio Armani Armani For Men After Shave Lotion. The exotic blend contains tangerine, green lemon and bergamot with woodsy, spicy notes of sandalwood, cedar and oak moss.

Think he's better off just having it all? Gift sets provide a hearty collection of products and they're often less expensive for the value they offer. The Caswell-Massey Sandalwood Worldly Pleasures Collection comes in a neat little package that features a vintage map design and boasts cologne, conditioning shampoo, talc and woodgrain bath soap.

The ultimate Valentine’s Day bath and body experience

       
Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

The ultimate Valentine's Day bath and body experienceThere’s no day like Valentine’s Day to pamper yourself beyond your wildest dreams, whether you’re preparing for the hot date you’ve got set for the evening or just treating yourself to a little TLC.

The most classic staple of a Valentine’s-themed spa day is a long, luxurious bubble bath, preferably filled with plenty of rose petals and taken by candlelight. L’Occitane carries a pretty stellar Aromachologie Revitalizing Bath and Massage Oil with a blend of mint, pine and rosemary essential oils to help revitalize the skin and body.

Once you’ve soaked just long enough to avoid pruny fingers, exfoliate in the shower for baby-smooth skin. Try the SPA Sugar Body Scrub by Get Fresh – the paraben-free formula contains sugar, shea butter, olive oil and glycerin to kick dry skin to the curb.

To keep your silky smooth skin glowing fresh and radiant throughout the day, you’ll want to combat harsh February winds with some quality skin lotion or body butter. Caswell-Massey‘s Almond & Aloe Body Balm comes in a neat little jar and is the perfect way to let your skin bask in creamy luxury.

Last minute gift guide for everyone on your list

       
Friday, December 24th, 2010

Last minute gift guide for everyone on your list Christmas is only a few days away, and some people are still scrambling for last minute gift ideas for family and friends. If you have yet to cross off every name on your shopping list, don’t fret. There are a plethora of beauty products that will be the perfect items to place under the tree.

If you are looking for stocking stuffers or smaller gifts for a lovely lady in your life, cosmetics are a great option. However, consider her personality before selecting the products. According to Allure magazine, gals who have a classic style will enjoy smoky eye makeup kits. The Too Faced Smokey Eye Kit includes nine different shadows and three instruction cards to help any woman create a great look.

Trendier ladies, however, may enjoy a more colorful collection of cosmetics, the news source reports. A few Too Faced Eye Shadow Duo pans, which each include two different pigments, will enable women to play with a wide range of the hottest colors, from Fantasy Island (teal blue and lime green) to Beauty Mark (black foil and gilded rose).

If you aren’t sure which beauty camp the recipient falls into, play it safe and pick up lip gloss gift sets. These products are easily adaptable to a multitude of styles and looks, easily appeasing even the most fickle fashionista. GloMinerals gloMini Liquid Lips Collection contains four different tubes of colors, while the brand’s gloLip Gloss Kit is a palette with four pans of color and a brush, allowing women to mix their own shades.

Those searching for bigger presents may want to consider L’Occitane gift sets. These impressive collections feature a wide range of products formulated to condition skin and leave it smelling great. The L’Occitane Fleur Cherie Collection Gift Set include shower gel, lotion, hand cream, lip balm and soap that boast a light, orange blossom scent, perfect for spreading warmth in the winter.

However, you don’t have to select items based on fragrance alone – you can also choose L’Occitane collections depending on the recipient’s skin type. The Almond Enchantment Gift Set is wonderful for firming and smoothing skin, and the Olive Deluxe Kit contains formulas that deliver excellent hydration.

Of course, ladies are not the only ones who may want to receive beauty products for the holidays. In fact, these gifts can be especially perfect for a guy in your life, as he may not buy such items himself but will certainly enjoy them. It’s best to select a collection that contains a variety of products that don’t boast a strong scent, so he can play around with the formulas

Even the most low-maintenance man will benefit from a travel kit such as the Jack Black First Class Five set. This collection contains all-over wash for hair, face and body, conditioning shave cream, facial moisturizer, eye gel and lip balm. The Jack Black Performance Ready Set is ideal for more active guys who spend most their time in the outdoors, as it features pain-relieving cream, energizing hair and body wash, sunscreen and a lip balm with SPF 25.

Finally, if you are traveling for the holidays or going to a relative’s for dinner, remember not to show up empty-handed. Bring a gift for the home that will benefit all who live there, such as scented candles. To stay on the safe side, select a few candles that boast different scents, as some homeowners may prefer a fruity fragrance, like the L’Occitane Peach Blossom Scented Candle, while others may prefer a fresher aroma, such as a Paddywax Eco Cucumber & Mint candle.