Post # 1
Every year around the holiday season, Sephora has this amazing makeup kit for $49.50…I have 10 bridesmaids so buying them a gift that seems substantial and affordable at the same time is quite a challenge…not everyone of my bridesmaids is even into makeup (I’d say 6 out of 10 are)…the sales rep at sephora gave me a 20% off discount since I bought 10, so it ended up being approx $40 a kit plus tax…what do you think of this idea??
I was considering also buying them some nice CZ earings or a nice necklace at some of the cheap jewelry stores in NYC that sell some really nice things direct from China..I also asked for a gift receipt for each kit so if one of them wanted to return the kit for nail polish or whatever they could do that…what do you think?! If not this, any other ideaS?
Post # 3
I would definitely use it, but more than that, giving them the gift receipt would also make it worthwhile. If I didn’t want the kit, being able to return it and get something I do want from Sephora, would be awesome.
Post # 4
@star_dust: Thanks! My only concern with the gift receipts is that if they do go to return the makeup and realize I only spent 40 something dollars on them, would they be offended??
Post # 5
I think it would be a good idea for the 6 Bridesmaid or Best Man that are into makeup, but maybe not so much for the ones that aren’t. PP had a good idea with the gift receipt if you’re comfortable giving it to them – then if the Bridesmaid or Best Man who aren’t that into makeup want to get something else, they have that option.
Post # 6
@soy: I don’t think they’ll be offended, especially when they think about the fact that you had 10 Bridesmaid or Best Man (and if you get them something else!). I’m not sure what the overall budget of your wedding is, but I don’t think they’ll be insulted by it 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t wear a ton of make up, but I’d be stoked to get this, mostly because it’s not something I would buy for myself, and to have the option to play around with it would be something I would enjoy.
I would never be offended to find out someone “only” spent 40 bucks on a gift for me. It’s a gift, I’d never question the price of it. Even as Bridesmaid or Best Man. The fact you’re giving them a decent gift that isn’t something they HAVE to use in the wedding is enough for me.
Post # 8
Completely agree with Cirk. I wouldn’t buy that for myself, but I’d love to get it as a gift. I think it’s an awesome idea, and I don’t think the bridesmaids gifts are about the amount spent…plus I’d definitely think that cost more than $40!
Post # 9
I totally agree with cirk on this one, and would feel very flattered if I had gotten a gift like this if I were a bridesmaid. Being a bride; however, I ended up making two shirts for each Bridesmaid or Best Man and Maid/Matron of Honor.
Post # 11
I would absolutely die (in a good way!) if I received that. Years ago I was super into makeup and always wanted a huge palette like that. Something that nice might make me actually get into it again. And like you said, if you give them a gift receipt, they can always trade it in for something else if they dont like that. Win win!
Post # 12
I would die if I got this!!! It’s so perfect and awesome!
Post # 13
I’d buy one for myself first to make sure that the product is good and the pigments were long-lasting. I got something similar from Ulta a few years back and it seems like the eyeshadows wore off after like an hour. But if it’s good stuff, then yeah, I’d be over the moon about receiving this.
Post # 14
I am not super into makeup and I would still love this! I think it is a great gift!
Post # 15
@soy: In fact, I am purchasing one right now!!! I promise to come back and let you know what I think of it!
Post # 16
i personally would love this gift because i love makeup! i’m not too sure about giving it to the 4 bridesmaids who don’t like makeup. sephora does have nailpolish like you said and a lot of face care products. if they are into that then yes i think you should give it to all 10. if not, then maybe another gift for the ladies who don’t like makeup.