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Nov 26 2018

How To Win At Holiday Shopping

’Tis the season .  .  .  .  .   to SHOP!

Do those five words fill you with delight or dread? Though we happen to be shopping enthusiasts, .  .  .  .   we also know that for many, holiday shopping is an overwhelming task that puts a damper on the season. 

If you fall into that category my dears, please know that holiday shopping doesn’t have to be a chore. The next time you’re getting your hair, skin, or nails done at any of our three Nuovo locations, stop by our retail section! You’ll be amazed at how many people you can knock off your list all at once.

We’ve done a couple things to ease your holiday shopping. On Black Friday (Nov. 23) we invite you to any Nuovo location, breathe in that soothing Aveda aroma .  .  .  .  .  and take 20% off all Aveda products! You can call ahead to let us know what you want and we’ll have your order waiting for you.

And, because Nuovo gift cards are both easy to buy and well-received (Who doesn’t want the gift of beauty, stress relief and me-time?!), we’re offering these with even more incentive: Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus gift for Aveda products to keep or give away. Click here to take advantage of that offer right now! 

Finally, we’ve created a guide to some of our favorite holiday gifts from Aveda. Beautifully pre-wrapped with handcrafted paper from Nepal, Aveda gift sets come in all price points and are always appreciated! When you’re in the salon, you can ask the Nuovo guest services team for a little guidance.  .  .  . you’re always in good hands.

Best Secret Santa Gifts

Just your luck—for Secret Santa you drew the name of that one person you don’t know very well. Yikes.

Well, here’s the thing: Everyone loves Aveda; numerous Aveda products for men and women are available in economical travel sizes; and if you buy two or more travel-size goodies, we give it to you with this festive holiday cracker wrapping. Almost as much fun as the prize inside! Best Secret Santa EVER.

holiday cracker

Source: Aveda UK

Best Stocking Stuffers

Ah, the stockings. So much fun to open, but soooo tedious if you’re the one filling them! Never fear, these four travel-size products are happy little surprises, great for both men and women.

  • Hand Relief Moisturizing Crème: Relieve dry skin on the go with a tube stashed in your desk, purse or car.

  • Travel-Size Air Control Hair Spray: Tame flyaway, static-y strands anytime, anywhere, with this little bottle of magic.

  • Lip Saver: This balm sooths and moisturizes with cinnamon leaf, clove and anise oils—quenching your lips while tasting really nice. 

  • Cherry Almond Gift Set: A travel-sized shampoo/conditioner duo that softens hair and leaves it with the most amazing scent.

Best “Special Splurge” Gifts

There’s usually at least one person on your list who deserves a little extra love, especially during the holidays. And maybe that person is also the one who is the toughest to buy for. Remember, my dears: The gift of relaxation is ALWAYS welcome! Try one of these Aveda sets for extra wow-factor this season.

  • A NUOVO Experience: Mix and match skin, facial or hair services. Paired with our soothing Aveda Rituals of Relaxation, this is the ultimate self-care gift.


  • Tulasara Skin Care: Tulasara is Aveda’s high-performance spa skin care line delivering visible results using botanical ingredients. Not sure where to start? The Tulasara Wedding Masque and Wedding Masque Eye are fan favorites.

  • Litres of Shampoo/Conditioner/Body Wash: Who doesn’t want a LOT of their favorite product? Not only are you stocking them up with Aveda for months, but you’re saving both money and plastic by buying in bulk!

  • Relax the Body: Knock their socks off with this duo: Beautifying Radiance Polish, a renewing and moisturizing body scrub, and Stress-Fix Soaking Salts, mineral-rich bath salts with a relaxing aroma proven to reduce feelings of stress.

Best Gifts for Him

Step away from the sporting goods store. He may not always splurge on these gifts himself, but once he tries them, he’ll be hooked. 

  • A MANi-pedi: Let us scrub away his dead skin, massage his aching tendons and clean up those nails and nail beds.

  • Grooming kit: Tailor a grooming kit just for him with Aveda’s Invati Men or Pure-Formance lines to keep his hair on point, his shave close and smooth, and his skin and scalp conditioned and soothed.

Best Gifts for Teens

Get your teen into healthy grooming with Aveda’s natural, cruelty-free products that are so good for their skin and hair! 

  • Aveda Makeup: The Petal Essence Eye Trio comes in a wide range of fun, flattering shades. Or let her tap into her natural glow with Uruku Bronzer. Ask our makeup artists for help in choosing just the right items and shades for your teen.

  • Flax Sticks Daily Effects Brush Set: Upgrade her drugstore tools with high-end, sustainably-made, professional makeup tools.

  • Outer Peace: Combat acne-prone skin with botanicals via Aveda’s Outer Peace line. The Foaming Cleanser and Acne Relief Pads are key to keeping breakouts at bay.

Best Hostess Gifts

Does December feel like an endless loop of holiday get-togethers? Stock up with our fantastic hostess gifts. After dozens of bottles of wine and trays of cookies, even the most experienced party maven will be thrilled to receive one of these thoughtful gifts.

  • Hand Relief and Foot Relief Gift Set: Drench dry skin in healing moisture with a light, pleasant scent.

  • Aveda Soy Wax Candles: These clean-burning, long-lasting candles are available in a variety of amazing aromas including the iconic Shampure and the warm, spicy, limited-edition Candrima, available during the holidays. 

  • Aveda Comforting Tea: This calming herbal tea is infused with licorice root and peppermint for a slightly sweet, totally unique flavor.

Treat Yourself!

Sometimes you need to slow yourself down as you run from one activity to the next. These Aveda products will keep you looking and feeling your best.

  • Feed My Lips Lipstick: Nothing like a bold lip for the holidays! Aveda’s newest lip line boasts long-wearing formulas created with natural ingredients that moisturize.

  • Peppymint: With mistletoe everywhere and a New Year’s kiss possibly on the horizon, discreetly freshen your breath with a few drops of natural peppermint and anise.

  • Shampure Dry Shampoo: Save time in the shower by using this refreshing, clean smelling, strand-reviving godsend.

Shopping doesn’t have to be painful…, my dears .  .  .  .  .   we’re here to help you reward the people you love with thoughtful and lovely Aveda gifts, whether in-salon, online or over the phone. We want you to give them gifts they’ll really use, adore and appreciate,  .  .  .  .  . effortlessly!

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