4 Fool Proof Holiday Gift Ideas from @VisualTherapyNY’s Joe Lupo


There is always one person on our holiday gift list who is hard to shop for. When you think about her, you think, “she has everything.” So, what do you get such a person, especially when you know that whatever she gets you will be fabulous?

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post about how to buy the perfect gift, I spoke with TJMaxx and Marshalls gifting expert, Joe Lupo of Visual Therapy about the best gifts and he gave me four fool proof gift ideas. Joe’s tips are in bold. You know, I had to add some commentary too. My thoughts are italics.

Here goes:

1. Really nice beauty products are good if you know what the person uses.

I adore my Clarisonic Mia 2. The brush heads have to be changed every 3 months. I’d gladly accept a few replacement brush heads as a present. Maybe your friend is obsessed with a certain shade of lipstick or has a signature scent that you could buy. This ensures that they will use it.

2. An “It” bag.

Can women ever have enough handbags? I don’t think so. Give your friend one of the newest styles of bags. She’ll be sure to think of you every time she throws it over her shoulder and heads out the door.

3. A beautiful cashmere wrap is good.

Cashmere: Wool of the gods! It’s so warm and soft. Wearing cashmere is like dressing in a piece of heaven. If you can’t find a wrap, get her a scarf or sweater in the luxurious fiber.

4. A spa day is like an experience that she gets.

There is nothing like a good spa day to help unwind but some people never take the time to do that. Purchase a gift card to a local spa (if you’re not spa savvy, opt for a Spa Week gift card which can be used at many salons) and let your friend choose which service she’d like best.

Joe had one final gift giving tip and it had less to do with the present and more to do with the way you present it to your loved one. He said, “Presentation is key. Use natural elements in your wrapping.”

There you have it folks! Four fool proof holiday gifts.

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  1. These are some really great gift ideas! I especially hate it when people buy me things I don’t use. You can’t go wrong with any of this stuff, with the exception of the beauty products, but you should at least know what kind of beauty products a friend uses!!

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