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birkenstocks4ever Sat 05-Sep-20 14:20:28

I need to buy for a 40 year old that I don't know well, kind of secret Santa thing. Was thinking about Pillow Talk lipstick but just wondered if there's a luxe make up item for approx that price that might be better?

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Thinkle Sat 05-Sep-20 14:26:21

Pillow Talk doesn’t suit everyone, that’s a lie... it doesn’t suit me 😭

No other suggestions though I’m afraid

birkenstocks4ever Sat 05-Sep-20 14:30:15

Oh 😔
Back to the drawing board

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MaverickDanger Sat 05-Sep-20 14:34:35

You can get a neutral MAC or Urban Decay eyeshadow palette for just over £20 - John Lewis have got 10-15% off currently so would bring it down.

I’ve found Pillow Talk really suits fair skin with warm undertones if that describes your person!

emma6776 Sat 05-Sep-20 18:07:39

Does it need to be makeup? I got a beautiful glass from Anthropologie gifted to me from my Secret Santa last year. It had my initial on it. I liked it so much I’ve given them as housewarming presents since. Think it was £14.

Standrewsschool Sat 05-Sep-20 18:10:52

Scarf
Candles
Wine and chocolates
Vase
Cookery book
Diary for next year
Moleskin notebook
Bracelet

buckeejit Sat 05-Sep-20 19:17:54

must it be makeup? I'd get a smelly candle and an electric hot water bottle

Dozer Sat 05-Sep-20 19:19:51

Many people dislike receiving toiletries. A voucher would be far better IMO!

Dozer Sat 05-Sep-20 19:20:58

If you don’t know them it’ll be v hard to guess their taste, so clothes, toiletries, smells etc are particularly tricky.

birkenstocks4ever Sun 06-Sep-20 09:25:06

She's quite glam, likes higher end stuff. Thought one nice lipstick would be good idea. Thanks for the suggestions. Stupid bloody hen do gifts 😠

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ifoundafoxcaughtbydogs Sun 06-Sep-20 09:26:27

Nars orgasm blusher is beautiful and suits pretty much everyone. I've used it as a gift for a few people of different tones and they've all loved it.

TheIckabog Sun 06-Sep-20 09:43:06

I wouldn’t do lipstick, I think it can be very personal given the choices of colours and formulas (matte vs cream etc).

Also, what is a hen do present? Not heard of that before!

TheFlis12345 Sun 06-Sep-20 10:00:05

Chanel nail varnishes are lovely and just under £20.

birkenstocks4ever Sun 06-Sep-20 10:13:21

@TheIckabog I'm going to a hen do afternoon tea - we've all had to pick a name out of a hat and buy for that person, something nice, not jokey. Meant to be an ice breaker I believe. Could be brilliant or all go horribly wrong!

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birkenstocks4ever Sun 06-Sep-20 10:16:13

I've gone with a 6 month magazine subscription and a nice candle. Hope it goes down well!

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ILoveAnOwl Sun 06-Sep-20 10:20:44

I'd love that OP. Good call!

buckeejit Sun 06-Sep-20 10:39:37

Yes that's a nice gift, hope it goes well. I'd also stick in a packet of sweets or a nice chic bar, just for a little extra

MoltonSilver Sun 06-Sep-20 10:46:08

I think a nice lipstick or a high end nail polish is a lovely gift.

uncomfortablydumb53 Sun 06-Sep-20 16:47:46

Great choice. I'd love that Op

Scoleah Sun 06-Sep-20 17:19:55

What about a look fantastic mystery box? £15 link here.

Absolutely20 Sun 06-Sep-20 17:22:02

As if hen dos aren’t expensive enough! shock

optimisticpessimist01 Sun 06-Sep-20 18:58:45

Anthropologie have nice gift items

optimisticpessimist01 Sun 06-Sep-20 18:59:29

Sorry pressed post too soon! I always get SIL presents from there. Scarves, vases, house accessories, jewellery they have loads.

birkenstocks4ever Sun 06-Sep-20 19:17:29

@Absolutely20 I know right! Thanks for all the suggestions. Am wondering who picked me and what I've got coming

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