Tis' the season of giving! We're making a list and checking it twice for our online orders with the holiday season coming up.
We may be biased by saying this, but it's the perfect time of the year to give the gift of beauty, whether it's skincare, makeup or anything related to hair removal. But, of course, when it comes to hair removal gifts, like an IPL handset, things can get a little awkward if the receiver takes offence to it. Even if you may think a new IPL laser hair removal handset is a great gift idea (because hey, you have impeccable taste), with personal care items – it can be, well, personal.
But don't let that stop you from even considering a hair removal device as a present for a loved one. Here's a breakdown of the dos and don'ts of giving a hair removal device for the holidays:
Don't assume they would want a hair removal gift
Hair removal is a personal choice, so if you notice their body hair, do not assume that they are unhappy with it or are too busy to handle it. Also, any hair removal presents can come off as presumptuous if the person has never mentioned their issues with their body hair before. If they have never complained about their body hair, like not having enough time to shave every week or how they can't afford in-clinic laser hair removal, then don't just assume they want to change anything.
Do listen if they constantly complain about their body hair
If the potential gift receiver has complained about their body hair multiple times, it can be a safe bet that they might appreciate a hair removal device. But if you've only ever heard them complain about it once, don't jump to any conclusions yet. In fact, if it's something they've been complaining about for a while, maybe it's just their way of hinting that they may want something like an IPL device for the holidays. After all, some of the best gifts are solutions to everyday problems.
Do test the waters
If you want the present to be a surprise, drop a few hints to test the waters. You could even pretend that you're planning on buying one for yourself, or someone else, and see if they would want one for themselves too. If they seem uninterested, then it might be a no-go for the hair removal device. If they give any vague answers, and you're still unsure whether they would want a hair removal device then…
Do ask their loved ones for their opinions
If you're still on the fence on whether the gift-receiver would appreciate a hair removal device, ask their close family, friends, or partner to help get a better idea. They'll know them better than anyone. It never hurts to get a second or third opinion, but make sure you're discreet about it, especially if body hair is a particularly sensitive issue for them.
Don't give them the gift in front of other people
Once you have decided to buy their hair removal device, give the present to them privately and away from others. Even if it is something they really want, their issues with body hair may be a sensitive topic they don't like to announce. If you're both planning on attending a gift exchange with several other people, you can either meet up on a separate occasion or secretly hand over the present in private to avoid them feeling embarrassed in front of others.
If you're 110% sure you’re ready to buy a hair removal device for your loved one this year, check out our products and get a free ebook by purchasing a IPL handset today.