Holiday Collections & Gifting Ideas

Holiday Collections & Gifting Ideas available in India

Christmas time means holidays to destinations warm, and while there, a stock up on our favorite brands. And if a fashionista is traveling, she knows an excellent place to stock up is at the duty free counters.

Here is a round-up of some of my favorite items on offer this season (all might not be available in India):EsteelauderEstee Lauder – They come up with some really nice holiday collections, and for quite a few years now I have been picking up their holiday lip glosses. This year will be no different. And if you are looking for a steal, then there is their limited edition Premier Color Collection (name and items vary depending on country). In addition to that they have excellent perfume and body lotion gift packs.bodyshopThe Body Shop – I love their body butters, and this winter they have come up with shimmer based body lotions in vanilla, ginger and cranberry. And if you shop online in India, they are currently offering 20 percent off on purchase of any two Christmas limited edition products and free shipping on all orders above Rs. 2500.You have choice of soaps, shimmer lotions, body polish, body washes and body butters.smashboxSmashbox – This amazing brand is yet to arrive in India, and makeup addicts will rejoice when it finally does arrive because they offer some of the best products I have tried. And if you are traveling this month, this is an excellent brand to stock up on at duty free. I am a big fan of their primers and blushes and already have them ordered. Their holiday selection includes Wondervision Eye Set, and the Wondervision Mega Palette.sephora fragrance samplerSephora  For those lucky enough to be living in Delhi must surely make a trip to Select City Walk for some Christmas goodies on offer. As for the rest,if you have family in the States, you should definitely be placing an order through them, which is what I did. From trial size perfumes to a full range of eye shadows, Sephora offers numerous choices for makeup addicts such as myself.Maybelline InstaGlam Box (5)Maybelline InstaGlam Box – Maybelline has come up with InstaGlam Box that features 6 best seller products of the brand. The box is available in 3 different shade combinations, i.e. Red, Pink and Coral. This Limited Edition InstaGlam Box worth Rs.1250/- is going to be available on all leading e-commerce portals at just Rs. 1000/-..Available at Flipkartimage008Avon – Some gifting ideas from Avon.

Lancome, Inglot, Bobbi Brown, NARS, and Makeup Forever are other brands who come out with some really good holiday collections. I am a big fan of the MAC limited editions, but not so much of their holiday releases.

This is one of my favorite times of the year to shop, and in some cases to stock up on products I use year round. And guilt is at a minimum, because of the irresistible discounts.

Have you liked anything from the list above?

*Written By Pallavi Dhir