If you’re racking your brain over gift ideas or are looking for just the perfect present for someone in particular, this year let’s do something different… Let’s be a little more meaningful. Choosing the right personal care products for someone else can get a little overwhelming, but not if you put some thought into it.
The Channel 46 caught up with Sainath Jain, Co-Founder of Hivado, who shares 11 tips you can consider before you make a gift purchase mindfully.
1. Does It Suit Them?
Everyone has unique requirements. But what everybody needs is a balanced routine. Gentle yet effective products are the way to go when it comes to gifting someone personal care products that include skincare, body care, and haircare. You may wonder – what type of skin does she have? What fragrance would she prefer for her body care products?… and the like. But the decision does not have to be so difficult to make. Stick to classic fragrances like vanilla, cocoa, and shea across all personal care products, and you can’t go wrong with these.
2. Find The Right Ingredients
The most essential thing to keep an eye out for is the quality of the ingredients. Premium brands use only the choicest ingredients, sourced with great care and attention to detail. Every little element goes a long way in enhancing and charging the skin, and making it feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
3. Does It Address Their Issues?
If you’re buying a personal care product for someone else, make sure you know what kind of issues they face and want to rectify. The product should address this issue and be the right fit for the ‘missing element’ in their routine. You can do this without making your intention apparent, especially when you’re planning on a surprise gift. Just put it across as a casual question and you’ll know everything you want to, in no time.
4. Don’t Always Follow The Hype
Social media is notorious for creating fake hype, and not every viral product is worth it. Don’t follow the bandwagon and make sure to carefully curate the right range of products for the perfect present. Do your research and stop following the trends!
5. Can You Gift Them A Routine?
If the person you’re purchasing the products for is totally new to self-care, try to inculcate a routine into their lifestyle. Make sure they are covering the basics and try to incorporate the essentials of haircare and skincare into their daily life. Go for a perfect kit that covers all the essentials, especially for beginners!
6. Read. The. Reviews!
Reviews on a brand’s website can be really helpful, especially if you’re not buying personal care for yourself. Get different perspectives and opinions before making the final choice to ensure the product is worth it. Since it is a gift, consider the right fragrances, aesthetics, and quality products that can enhance and elevate their lifestyle.
7. Consider The Budget
Always remember that expensive doesn’t always mean high quality. What truly matters is the right product in the right order and routine, not the price tag. Spend your money wisely and spend it on what works for them. Not for you!
8. Don’t Fall For ‘Miracle Products’
A lot of brands position their products to be miracle workers. But self-care doesn’t work like that. Make sure you’re buying the right ingredients and products that address their concerns, because that’s what’s really going to make a difference. And it’s going to take some time – so be patient!
9. Gift Them An Upgrade
Personal care products should give the receiver a sense of something premium and upscale. It should be exciting for them to add to their self-care shelf and inspire them to practice a routine regularly. After all, the objective behind choosing a gift is to add a touch of exclusivity this gift-giving season, isn’t it?
10. Don’t Get Fanciful
If they are not someone who usually follows skincare as a routine, don’t go overboard with fancy products. Stick to the basics and ensure you’re buying what they are really going to use and what’s really going to help. Spending more is not the criterion here!
11. The Gift Of Self-Care
If you’ve got it right, this gift can be a game-changer. Healthy practices and mindful routines bring a sense of solitude and tranquility into people’s lives. Skincare and haircare can prove to be the best self-care practice amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So go ahead, and gift someone a little piece of peace this season!
We hope these tips were helpful. We’re in the holiday spirit and excited to see all the smiles, vibes, and gifts awaiting to be exchanged this year. Let’s keep the spirits high with our presents!
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