Odds are, your low-maintenance friend isn’t going to get overly excited about a new glitter eyeshadow palette, and fat chance she’s going to commit to a weekly clay mask. But that doesn’t mean she (or he!) can’t appreciate a good beauty gift. The trick is to find something that actually makes getting ready in the morning quicker and easier. Here, we’ve picked 10 gifts that even the most low-maintenance of us can get excited about.
Your friend may not have time for a 5-step or even a 2-step skincare routine so let her hit two birds with one stone: textured pads that fight both acne and wrinkles with one clean swipe.
Unlike masks you have to wash off, one-step sheet masks are a lazy girl’s best friend. Florapy’s are made with coconut fiber and even have aromatherapy benefits.
1-Inch Curling Wand ($119)
File this under: genius inventions. This curling wand conditions the hair and seals in natural moisture. Plus, its super-advanced core heats quickly, providing even heat distribution—meaning she’ll get out the door that much faster.
This super-chic silk turban will protect her hair and make her blowout last all week, so she can spend less time at the salon.
Uka Soft Scalp Brush ($31)
Dry shampoo can’t cut it forever. When shampoo day finally comes, this soft, rubbery brush makes lifting away product buildup easier—and gives her a super-satisfying scalp massage at the same time.
For great low-maintenance beauty, always look to the French. This iconic cleansing water is a fave of Vanessa Paradis and Karl Lagerfeld and is somewhere between a micellar water and cleansing milk. Just shake a bit onto a cotton pad to swipe away makeup and dirt and skip rinsing.
Foot pampering doesn’t require a trip to a nail salon. All she needs to do is pop these in the microwave and enjoy the most relaxing foot treatment.
Olio E Osso Lip & Cheek Balm ($56 for 2)
Tinted balms are a lazy girl’s best friend. Just a swipe of these cult-fave balms from Olio E Osso gives cheeks and lips a rosy, natural glow.
Help her ditch the razor blades (or waxing appointments) with this easy-peasy hair removal cream, made specially for your bikini line.
Melanoma accounted for 76,380 cases of skin cancer last year according to the American Cancer Society. Many women don’t realize that you need to protect your skin year-round as UVA rays are as strong in the winter as they are in the summer, so go ahead and give your friends a gentle nudge.
Looking for more gifts? Visit The Holiday Shop to find something for everyone on your list.