Five Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Loved Ones (Or Yourself)

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, there’s no denying that the holidays are here! If you’re anything like the typical holiday shopper, you might be a little stumped for what to get your loved ones. Well, look no further than this list to stimulate your gift-giving senses. With the help from our generous sponsors, HC Texas has a few recommendations to cross off some items on your family and friends’ wish lists this lovely holiday season!


  1. Tarte’s Tarteist™ PRO Palette and Lights, Camera, Lashes™ Mascara

If you are not familiar with Tarte’s makeup products, let me assure you that they make amazing quality beauty products. I’m actually gifting this to my sister this year (Shhhh, don’t tell her!). This particular palette has beautiful 20 brown and pink shades that are ultra-pigmented and made from naturally sourced ingredients. This palette includes 16 Amazonian clay-powered matte shadows and 4 duochrome shades. Tarte palettes have a great reputation for delivering long-lasting, professional looks for all skin tones. Whether you’re trying for an upscale, classy look, a smokey eye, or a laid-back look, this palette can give all or more. The Lights, Camera, Lashes™ Mascara is a true treasure, too! This waterproof, vegan mascara gives your lashes a bold and voluminous look without clumping or flaking.


2. Alba BotanicaⓇ’s Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes Cooling Eye-Revive Gel

Alba Botanica® makes 100% vegetarian personal care products that are eco-friendly and animal friendly, as well as nourish your skin! This gel utilizes cucumbers, green tea, and caffeine all to stimulate the skin under your eyes to reduce any puffiness. This would be a great gift for your tired college friends and siblings! After long nights from cramming for midterms and writing their essays, this eye-revive gel will definitely be a life-saver.


3. Being’s Salted Caramel & Macadamia and Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom Hand Creams

The Salted Caramel  & Macadamia Hand Cream smells absolutely decadent, and the Cloudberry & Lychee Blossom Head Cream smells very similar to cherry blossoms. I think these hand creams act as great moisturizers and they give you just the slightest whiff of their scents throughout the day. Lotions are always great gifts, and if you are looking for something everyone will love, this is an easy go-to item!


4. Krazy Glue All Purpose Singles 4ct.-0.5g

I genuinely feel like everyone knows about Krazy Glue. I particularly remember using it to give my glasses a temporary fix whenever my clumsy self broke a stem off. I may or may not have also had an unhealthy fascination with how the glue could make your fingers stick together for an extended period of time. With that said, did you know that these cute little 4- pack glue tubes exist? Each tube can achieve one quick fix for all types of surfaces--wood, metal, plastic, glass, and even vinyl and ceramics. This can be an inexpensive gift for your crafting friends!


5. #ActuallySheCan and Le Motto’s Tanks

Last, but certainly not least, consider gifting your fitness-minded friends and family members these muscle tees! The #ActuallySheCan Tanks were created in partnership with Le Motto, a business specializing in fashionable, feel-good handwritten graphics. Fun fact: #ActuallySheCan is actually a female empowerment campaign by Allergan! The shirts are all soft and the fabric is very lightweight and breathable. Speaking from personal experience, these are great running shirts!


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