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Old 11-30-2011, 08:02 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Correct me if I'm wrong. Its rare to find a woman who wouldn't like a quality natural skincare package, with various cremes.
Was thinking of getting it for a few different women in my life for Xmas presents, relatives or otherwise.
Sound present?
I would never buy skin care products for a woman unless I KNOW FOR SURE that it is something she uses and likes. Women are very VERY picky about their beauty products and there is just so much out there to choose from.
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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Correct me if I'm wrong. Its rare to find a woman who wouldn't like a quality natural skincare package, with various cremes.
Was thinking of getting it for a few different women in my life for Xmas presents, relatives or otherwise.
Sound present?
I'm in agreement with the others. ONLY get this for the person that you know for sure will put use to the gift. There are too many things to consider when making a skincare purchase.

Most women love a day at a Spa, mani-pedi, facial/massage, etc..........
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Old 11-30-2011, 01:58 PM
 
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How about burning a music mix for them -- one of my favorite gifts has been a mix of not-typical Christmas songs (Jimmy Buffett, Leon Redbone, Manhattan Transfer, etc.) -- together with a nice card (maybe using a photo of you & giftee together) and perhaps a few gourmet hot cocoa mixes. I think that would be a lovely gift to receive.
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Old 11-30-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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We interrupt this thread to wish you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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No Skincare products ! That's a no-no. I would try getting them each perfume instead.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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No Skincare products ! That's a no-no. I would try getting them each perfume instead.
Only if you know which perfume is the receiver's favourite AND if it is still currently her favourite.

Many years ago, I bought a famous designer perfume to try on since it received so much positive reviews. I liked it for a while, but when everyone else around me smelled the same as I did, I started having a second thought. The bottle was still almost full after I stopped liking it, but since I did not want to waste good money, I continued to wear it until it's all gone. Two years later, I received a bottle of that same brand as a gift!

Perfume as a gift can be a very bad choice.

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Old 12-03-2011, 06:15 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Only if you know which perfume is the receiver's favourite AND if it is still currently her favourite.

Many years ago, I bought a famous designer perfume to try on since it received so much positive reviews. I liked it for a while, but when everyone else around me smelled the same as I did, I started having a second thought. The bottle was still almost full after I stopped liking it, but since I did not want to waste good money, I continued to wear it until it's all gone. Two years later, I received a bottle of that same brand as a gift!

Perfume as a gift can be a very bad choice.
I disagree. Perfume is usually pretty harmless ... If they don't like it, they can return it. It's a simple gift to return. Chances are they will like it .. most perfumes smell pretty darn nice. I'd be happy to get 85% of the perfumes out there as a gift.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I totally disagree that most perfumes smell nice. I haven't found a perfume I've liked in years - the scent changes on me, it's too flowery, etc. - I would never buy someone a perfume unless I KNEW it was something they wanted.
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: California Mountains
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I disagree. Perfume is usually pretty harmless ... If they don't like it, they can return it. It's a simple gift to return. Chances are they will like it .. most perfumes smell pretty darn nice. I'd be happy to get 85% of the perfumes out there as a gift.

I would not. I am very picky about my scent just as I am with my clothing. They are my signature and I do not change my signature for something that just smells nice. My loved ones said when they smell a certain fragrance, they're reminded of me, that's one of the reasons I stay with the two perfumes that are part of my identity.

Yes, return is easy, but giving someone a gift with the idea that "it's a simple gift to return" would defeat the purpose of finding the perfect gift, the gift that requires thoughts and consideration.

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Old 12-03-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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I don't know if they all like or use it (except one of them). But its a top of the line and well respected brand in my country. Too bad if they don't lol its the thought that counts right? lol
They can always return for a refund I guess.
Depending on the brand, I'd like this gift..
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