One For You, One For Me

The season of giving brings out the taker in all of us — 82% of MC readers admit to buying something for themselves when shopping for the holidays. After all of that exhausting gift giving who doesn’t need a precious pick me up?

Buy One, Get One Beauty

Some things never change, like the fact that any activity is better when shared with your best friend, your makeup bag is never complete, and two-for-ones don't go out of style. With this in mind, BeingTRUE, purveyors of all things beauty, is offering this BFF deal from November 23 through December 25, exclusively for Marie Claire readers. When you purchase their LipSync Lip Palette, they gift you with a tube of Obsidian Hy-Performance Mascara. Just enter the code MARIECLAIRE at checkout. Who gets what is between the two of you. (beingtrue.com, $38)

On-the-Go Eco Gift Set

Double your green do-gooding by divvying up the Ultimate Eco-Friendly On-the-Go Set. You can both stay hydrated, one of you with a Klean Kanteen and the other with an I'm Not a Paper Cup. The kit also contains two reusable produce bags, three RUME reusable bags, and a laundry bag, so whether you're on an all-day shopping spree together or running errands separately, you'll both have plenty of (nonplastic) space to stash your treasures. (delight.com, $79.95)

Mix and Match Stationery

She'll love Kate Spade's chic green and white zebra stripe cards, a subtle way to dress up any note, especially one to you. And while you're getting stationery for her, pick up some adorable Big Card Small Party invitations for your next gal-pal get-together. (katespade.com, $20-25)

Matching Lipsticks

You both sported bubble-gum-glossy lips in junior high. Now you can graduate to these beautiful Rouge G de Guerlain lipsticks from Saks Fifth Avenue. They come in elegant silver cases with a compact mirror and a choice of 26 different shades. (saksfifthavenue.com, $45)

Saint and Sinner Lipsticks

You balance each other out, you're yin to her yang, and with these two lipsticks, the two of you will be ready for anything. While she'll love the soft, sheer Saint Lipstick, and you can show your wild side with the matte silky look of the Sinner Lipstick. (lipstickqueen.com, $18)

Crescent Row Eau de Toilette

Each of these scents from Royal Crescent has a unique personality. You can pick up a woody, oriental scent for your friend and bring home a soft, floral scent for yourself; then get crazy and switch it up. (benefitcosmetics.com, $36)

Barbie Loves Stila Tins

Celebrate a vintage friendship with these Barbie Loves Stila Tins. The set comes with four different tins filled with the makeup to complete Barbie's classic looks, perfect to give to friends. The set also includes a Barbie Look Book that chronicles the history of top-selling Barbie dolls in the last 50 years. (sephora.com, $40)

Mexican Fiesta Gadgets

For Her: Help her make the best guacamole with this molcajete from Williams-Sonoma. This ancient tool is perfect for blending guacamole ingredients or crushing whole spices. The Williams-Sonoma mortar and pestle is hand-carved from volcanic rock in Mexico and is perfect for serving any dip. (williams-sonoma.com, $49)

For You: Add some spice to your regular chips and salsa with this handy VeggieChop chef's tool. The easy-pull handle sets the razor-sharp blades spinning inside. The number of pulls controls how coarse or fine the salsa will be. (williams-sonoma.com, $29.95)

Cocktail Recipes

For Her: She can try out a new and exciting drink each night with Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails: From the Alamagoozlum to the Zombie: 100 Rediscovered Recipes and the Stories Behind Them. Compiled by drink aficionado Ted Haigh, a.k.a. Dr. Cocktail, the book includes a handpicked collection of tasty and unusual drinks as well as anecdotes, cocktail trivia, and rare vintage drinking images. (barnesandnoble.com, $15.99)

Book of Hangover Cures

For You: The morning after sampling all her vintage cocktails, you'll both need this compilation of hangover concoctions. Shaken & Stirred: How to Cure a Hangover, by Andrew Irving, contains more than 40 "hair of a dog" concoctions as well as general information about alcohol's effect on the body. Illustrated with Hollywood's golden age stars in compromised states, this is a great piece of whimsy that will get you going on the "day after." (barnesandnoble.com, $12.95)

Split an Eye Makeup Set

Sephora's Blinks, Winks and Brows Eye Deluxe Sampler cme complete with the best-selling eye essentials in every category, including brows, highlighters, primer potions, makeup removers, and more. There's so much here it's perfect for splitting. (sephora.com, $40)

Straight Hair Products

For Her: Give her a boost with the ghd Thermal Protector & Fat Hair Lotion Set. Formulated for wispy, thin locks, the Fat Hair Lotion Set offers maximum bodybuilding power to turn her volume up, leaving her with thick, sleek locks all day long. (sephora.com, $19)

Curly Hair Products

For You: Tame your curls with the Ouidad Curl Essentials Starter Kit. Cleanse, condition, and style your hair to a fully frizzless day. (sephora.com, $25)

Coordinating Compacts

Add a little bit of elegance to any purse with these Henri Bendel Enamel Compacts. Featuring the brightly colored signature Bendel rivets and two interior mirrors, these compacts are a beautiful way to execute a quick lipstick check when one of you is going solo. (henribendel, $30)

Make a Wish Necklaces

Treat yourself and someone you love to these matching necklaces. Make a wish as each of you dons the lovely thread and silver angel-winged necklace. When the thread wears out, the wish will come true. (dogeared.com, $52)

Robe and Bath Products

No girl can resist a little at-home pamper time, and this set of Ginger Mentha bath products is all she needs to transform her bathroom into a spa appointment. The set includes revitalizing warming scrubs, lotion, bath/shower foam, lip shine, and eau de toilette, all in Bath & Body Works' refreshing ginger mentha scent. While you're at it, get a little relaxation yourself: this purchase also allows you to save on this Lambie bathrobe for yourself — a supersoft way to ward off those chilly winter mornings. (bathandbodyworks.com, $7.50-$29.50; robe $25 with purchase)

Mix and Match Watches

Use the holidays as an excuse to treat yourself and your friend to that long-coveted item. Beginning in 2005, the colorful Toy Watch became a must-have fashion item. It's available in more than eight colors, so you and your friend can mix and match faces and bands depending on your outfits. (nordstrom.com, $195)

Gourmet Coffee Delights

For Her: Perk up her morning coffee with this terrific trunk packed with caffeinated delights. Filled with Wolfgang Puck coffee, almond biscotti, dulce de leche sandwich cookies, and more, this trunk will add an extra kick to her normal breakfast pick-me-up. (1800flowers.com, $79.99)

Organic Tea Set

For You: Backseat the a.m. jolt this season and indulge with this scrumptious tea basket. The Harney & Sons gift set contains loose organic tea in Breakfast and Green as well as a cream-colored stump teapot. You'll love making the delicious brew on those lazy winter mornings. (1800flowers.com, $39.99)

  • 0
    SHARES