When shopping for a gift for women, there are so many options like perfumes, cosmetics, purses etc. Here are the items that I, my family and friends have bought or would look at buying for the next India visit.
Perfumes, perfumes, perfumes, these are always loved. I remember for one trip to India I got a major brand perfume which had a hint of watermelon, yes watermelon, and it was a big hit. Who would have thought? That perfume is no longer available, this Marc Jacobs mini is similar. I would also consider this Vera Wang Princess. Also good for casual use is this Paris Hilton Tease.
Cosmetics are always a favorite among Indian ladies of all ages. Now a days, ladies are always multitasking, but will still keep time for makeup in spite of their busy schedule. It is a necessity in today’s world. You can find a wide variety of good quality cosmetics as per their personal taste. So buy this as present for your friends or your sisters, and you will see their smiling faces for sure.
Among cosmetics, one of the most popular item. For lipstick, checkout set of 12 lipsticks from SHANY or this budget friendly set of 8 lipsticks from Nabi. You can either present this set to one person or present a piece to different person. This L’oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour, is available in several colors.
Compact powder is also popular that you can easily buy several of these for a great gift. In fact, several persons have specifically asked me to get a compact powder from USA. For compact powder check out this commonly bought Cover Girl compact powder available in several shades or this L’Oreal compact with sunscreen.
Check this great makeup skin care gift set. Other than a cosmetic bag, it includes lipstick, mascara, moisturizer, facial soap, brush set and shadow quad. Check here for another nice makeup skin care gift set. If only looking for gift set with makeup items only, check this one.
Purses are also a favorite among Indian ladies. Now ladies need functional purses which also look good. A purse which has several pockets is very useful to keep things organized. The zipper of the purse should be easy to use and also rugged. In India it is a good idea to have a purse which closes fully. It should not be of those purses which does not have a zipper at the top. In the past I have purchased two purses which fit these criteria. The MG Collection satchel which also has a shoulder strap. The Laurel and Sunset satchel has even more pockets and can be worn cross shoulder and I found inside lining to be good. Both of these purses are available in different colors. If pockets are less important to you check this nice Anne Klein dome satchel, also good is this one also by Anne Klein.
Women’s clutch Purses
These clutch purses are great accessories when attending special occasions like marriages, anniversaries or other social events. So these make a good gift for women. Check this clutch wallet with drawstring has a double button and lots of pockets to keep credit cards, driver license etc. Check this Kenneth Cole trifold clutch, which is also good. For a different style check this croc skin styled clutch purse. All these are available in several different colors. This Michael Kors Wallet can be a nice gift as well.
Wrist watches are good gifts for women, also relatively compact to pack and carry along. Check this nice watch with Swarovski Crystal . This also Invicta pro diver watch looks good. It is called diamond case, of course the diamonds are not real. For a more sporty watch, check this nice Nautica pink watch. This inexpensive golden watch with butterflies, will be liked more by little girls and teens.
Thinking about getting women’s sunglasses?, check these cool Ray-ban wayfarer available in several variations. The other option is these classic oversized sunglasses. In case you looking for someone who wears glasses, check these polarized clip-ons. These can be flipped up and very practical and useful for daily use.
Women’s special mugs
These special mugs are a nice way to show how much you like the special moms/grand mom in your life. This mug says “most awesome mom in the whole entire history of the world ever“. This mug says “I’m a mom, what’s your superpower?“. It is available in several colors. Similar one for a grandma which says “I’m a gradma, what’s your superpower?“. Or see this sweet and simple which says “I love grandma“.
These days many ladies in India wear short dresses, which means frequent removal of hair is a necessity. So an epilators is a very useful gift for India trip. As you may know an epilator is like an electric tweezer which pulls out multiple hairs at once and is much more convenient than waxing. Before using an epilator for the first time, some people prefer to get the area professionally waxed. This one is good and works on 120V or 220V. Another option is this one which is battery operated.
Checkout these bath bombs, which can be a great gift to enjoy a nice relaxing bath.
Gifts For would be mom or woman with infants
If you are looking for a gift for a would be mom or a woman who has infants, here are some nice gift ideas.
Calm sound device
Check this device, which makes sounds to calm the baby. Also can be easily taken around and use on the go.
Also check this infant pacifier. It also includes a thermometer built in.
This is a nice timer for baby care. When taking care of a baby one may need to remember nap times, feeding times, last time the diaper change was done etc. This device helps in this regards and can also help to communicate this information to anyone else caring for the baby.
This cute hooded bath robe will be fun to use after bath time or during trips to the pool/beach. Also nice to wear and take pics of the boy/girl.
Check this baby wrap. Great to increase your bond with the baby by keeping baby very close to you. Also it’s hands free. In fact dad and grand parents may like to use this as well.
A sleep slack for infants is a great gift idea. It includes a swaddle which adjusts to the infant’s sleep. Diaper changing is also easy with this.