Attention thoughtful gifters: Today is the lastday to gift a Birchbox subscription and guarantee delivery by Christmas. A Birchbox or Birchbox Man subscription is the perfect gift for just about everyone on your list, from your little sis to your favorite colleague. And the power is yours—choose from 3-month, 6-month, and one-year options.
What are you waiting for? Get to gifting!
Take a look inside the December Birchbox in this month’s Sneak Peek!
The Rockefeller Center Tree: Instagram of the Week
Is there anything more iconic and Christmas-y than the Rockefeller Center tree? Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, you can’t help but feel a little more cheered by the sight of the towering, brightly decorated evergreen. If you’re in New York City or visiting for the holidays, be sure to check it out in Midtown! Make a wish at the tree à la Home Alone 2, go for a skate around the famous rink, or watch the Radio City Rockettes perform.
Looking for other cool hangouts in the Big Apple? Take a look at Birchbox staffer Jamie’s in-the-know guide to great spots in the city!
Coming soon to a mailbox near you!
In honor of our December theme, All Wrapped Up, we decided to give the exterior of your Birchbox a festive makeover. Our creative team decked out the box with pink stripes and ribbons that make it look even more like a present than usual—totally adorbs, right? (Fun fact: this is our first ever jazzed up Birchbox.)
Boxes will begin shipping soon—let the countdown begin!
P.S. Spread even more joy! Gift your favorite fellow a Birchbox Man subscription here.
A Birchbox Christmas makeup haul.
Happy day-after Christmas! If your house is anything like ours, you’re planning on spending today in your PJs, playing with new presents and overdosing on leftover mashed potatoes. After all, that’s what the holidays are about! But before you head off to the couch, tell us what beauty treats did Santa bring you? What are you still coveting? Post them in the comments!
Itching to shop? Check out the Birchbox Bestsellers of 2011 in our Shop!
Last-last-minute gift: Birchbox Subscription!
I’ll make this brief, because I have popovers to tend to and presents to open. But if you’ve waited and waited and still don’t have a gift for your mom, sister, friend, aunt… you can still gift them a year-long Birchbox subscription! Twelve months of pretty boxes and exciting samples - sounds pretty good!
For Festive Friend: NARS Orgasm Illuminator
Christmas is almost here, which means you’re probably up to your eyeballs in wrapping paper and homemade gingerbread cookies. Make your last few gifts easy: this flattering liquid highlighter looks good on just about anyone and adds just the right amount of gleam. She can smear it on her browbones, cheekbones, or even tops of the shoulders — she’ll look glam, not disco. Happy Christmas Eve!
For Would-be Snow Bird: Cargo Bronzer in Medium
She’s had more self-tanning mishaps than either of you cares to recall, but your friend keeps chasing the faux glow. This winter, put her out of her streaky misery with this sheer, buildable bronzer from Cargo. Even if she has a little bit of natural color it’ll give her face an all-over healthy burnish - kind of like she spent a few hours hiking around outside. Best of all, there’s no glitter or shimmer so she look tawny, not tacky.
For Fashionista Cousin: Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
Every holiday, your cousin arrives in an impeccable ensemble straight outta Refinery 29 — belts, bangles, the works. Her makeup is just as impressive, whether it’s a full-on smokey eye or a dramatic winged liner. To help her maintain her uber-polished look, give her Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray, an eyelid primer and concealer in one. It’ll keep her shadows bright all night, and she can even use it as an undereye hide-er on days when she stays out till dawn.
For…Yourself: Jouer Moisturizing Gloss
Yes, it’s the season to give but sometimes you have to treat yourself to a little something too. We love everything (no really, we do) in the Birchbox Shop but this little gloss is one of our must-haves. Why? It’s shiny and slightly sparkly, with a super hydrating formula that makes lip balm irrelevant. It comes in a spectrum of colors but we’re partial to Glisten, as much for the holiday-approps name as for the champange-y pink hue. (And yes, it’ll work as a stocking stuff for basically everyone on your list.)
For Minor Maintenance Miss: Too Faced Primed and Poreless
It might seem a little off-kilter to give someone a primer as a gift, but believe me your friend/sister-in-law/mother/co-worker will love you for this one. If she’s never used primer you’re about to rock her world; if she’s already an addict, well you’ll have created a (well-groomed) monster. This little guy is the quickest way to turn normal skin into smooth, velvety, wow-are-you-carrying-your-own-flattering-lighting skin. The silicone-based formula rubs in completely and leaves your face matte and poreless (hence the name) - follow with makeup or go bare-faced.