The end of the year is almost upon us, and that means Christmas is fast approaching. Whilst I love this time of the year (pretty lights, warmer weather and great food), there is one thing I dread every year: present shopping. It is so stressful - the places are always so busy, I have no clue what to get that relative for secret Santa and somehow I always run out of time. However, this will not be me this year, and it doesn't have to be you either! We've got you covered. This post sets out 5 reasons why Beauty Bliss is going to be your best friend this Christmas (if it isn't already) - present shopping has never been easier!
Choosing the perfect gift for someone can be difficult, but we've made it easy. On the website, there is an entire Christmas category which contains products we believe will make for great gifts that anyone would love. You can arrange these products by price (under $20, $50 or $100) and by type (skincare, hair or body) to help you find the perfect, affordable present. As well as having an easy to navigate website, we've published our own Gift Guide. If you still aren't sure however, you can always purchase a gift voucher.
Because I can't help myself, I have listed some of my favourite Christmas collection products: Trilogy Limited Edition Sets, the Faith in Nature Gift Sets, the Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar and the GHD Christmas Collection Sets. If anyone who knows me is reading this, take some hints!
There are two Trilogy Limited Edition Sets: the Brightening Essentials; and the Hydrating Essentials. Each set comes with 4 products (one of which is full sized) and an ecofriendly cute bag made out of recycled plastic bottles. These are great ways to introduce someone (or yourself) to the Trilogy brand, plus, the products are great sizes for travelling - ideal for the holiday season.
The Faith and Nature Gift Sets consist of a full sized shampoo, conditioner and a hair Towel Turban. There are two different flavours (both of which smell amazing): Grapefruit and Orange; and Chocolate Orange. The packaging is super cute and these are great practical (and universal) presents that any person would get lots of use out of.
The Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar is a more luxe product but it is so fun! This has 24 mini and trial size products - one for each day of December before Christmas. Dr Hauschka is an amazing skincare brand and this gives you the perfect chance to try a huge portion of their range to find the perfect products best suited to you.
GHD this year has released the most beautiful Christmas range of hair styling tools. Some of the straighteners come in hues of satin white and gold with midnight blue accessories, and others come in black. Just like all the GHD products, the Christmas collection tools are designed to style your hair effortless while creating minimum damage to your hair unlike many other styling tools. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be stoked with receiving something from GHD for Christmas, so if it is within your price range, you really cannot go wrong!
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There are two types of people in the world: the ones who love buying presents for other people; and the ones who love buying presents for themselves more. We get this and have provided a solution to cater to both types. With every single purchase, regardless of price, you have the option to either add a gift to your cart, or donate the value of your gift to charity at no cost to yourself. The gift is either a Tim Tam or a product sample of your choosing. The samples available are constantly changing due to stock availability (pictured samples may not be available for choosing) and so are the perfect way to sample brands and products you've always wanted to try, as well as being ideal for travel.
If you choose the donate option, the value of your gift is added to our monthly donation to a charity of our choosing. The chosen charity for November is Foster Hope NZ - a charity dedicated to providing children in foster care with backpacks filled of essential items. Foster children often carry nothing but a few clothes in a rubbish bag, so these backpacks are a way to give them some dignity and hope during what is a very stressful time. The donation option is our way to help you give a little this Christmas and make a difference to someone in need.
To find out more about cart gifts and charity donations, check out our blog post here: Free Little Bonuses + Charity Donations
The giving doesn't not stop at cart gifts - shopping and making product reviews can also earn you rewards points
. Shopping and saving are my favourite things to do but are not very compatible most of the time - however we give you the best of both worlds. For every $1 spent on most full priced items (exclusions do apply), you earn 1 loyalty point. The discount rate is for every 30 loyalty points, you receive $1 of store credit which can be redeemed on future online purchases.
Loyalty points do not expire, so you can save them up to create bigger savings for yourself down the line. Or if you love getting rewards during every purchase, you can use your points as you go. The process of redeeming points in simple - 1. You go to your cart to check out your purchase. 2. You will see on the cart screen your point balance and the amount of savings those points correspond to. 3. Under or next to the point/discount balance, there is an option to 'apply discount' which if clicked, will apply your discount to your order. That's it!
We recognise that Christmas time can be a financially hard time of the year for many people. Paying for every purchase upfront is often not a viable option for everyone. In response, as well as offering many affordable gift options, we have Afterpay
available as payment options on our online store. Both offer interest-free payment installment plans for shoppers at no charge (so long as payments are made in time), and signing up is free.
Payment via Afterpay and Zip is split into four instalments, the first of which is due at the time of purchase with the remaining three payments due on a fortnightly basis. This allows you to own your purchase now, but pay for it later at the original purchase price. Having payment options available to suit everyone's needs is just another reason to shop with Beauty Bliss this Christmas.
Online shopping certainly solves lots of the Christmas shopping stress. However, courier delays around December do become inevitable. Although our Wellington store has recently closed, we still offer same-day click and collect
to our Wellington based customers from our Kaiwharawhara warehouse. This service is offered up until midday on Christmas Eve so we have you covered right through December.
Choosing the click & collect option not only saves you on a delivery fee, but also ensures you avoid any courier delays. Our click & collect process is also extremely efficient - you place and pay for your order from the comfort of your own home, we pack it as soon as it comes through, and it will be ready waiting for you when come to collect it. It also gives you the opportunity to have a glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes at Beauty Bliss.
If you weren't convinced about shopping here this Christmas, I sure hope you are now! From including free cart gifts to offering different payment options, we're working hard to be your favourite online beauty store. The comprehensive gift guide and Christmas gift category makes present shopping so easy, and the wide range of products to choose from ensures you will be able to find something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for - get shopping!