If you've left your Christmas shopping until the last minute, you're probably starting to feel the pressure right about now. Perhaps you're hoping that Sephora is offering free overnight shipping, which would be nothing short of a miracle. And I'm sorry to tell you that free overnight shipping, as of now, appears to be just that: there's no sign of a lifesaving shipping deal on Sephora's website or social media accounts. But don't despair — Sephora is your friend, and friends don't leave friends out in the metaphorical holiday cold.
Sephora realizes that many of us are too lazy to drag ourselves out of our homes unless there's a chance for free pizza, so they have kindly posted their holiday shipping deadlines for us to look at. If you're in the military, live in Puerto Rico, or are purchasing hazmat materials (a uranium facial, perhaps?), and hoping to get your package before Christmas, you're out of luck — the deadline passed earlier this week. The last day for standard three-day and two-day shipping is Sunday, December 20 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
If ordering from Sephora last-minute is your thing, you'll want to check out their FLASH subscription service. For $10, you get free two-day shipping with no minimum purchase for a year, and if you really push your order till the last minute and need it overnight, your rate is reduced from $16.95 to $5.95. Plus, Flash subscribers can place their final Christmas purchase later than almost anybody — you have until December 21, 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The absolute final deadline is for overnight shipments, when must be placed by Tuesday, December 22.
Sephora is known for the great deals they offer, and there are plenty going on in the last big push before the season ends. Here are some great gifts you can order now and have waiting on your doorstep just in time to wrap up for Christmas.
1. For The Perfume Addict
Liquid Luxuries Perfume Sampler, $65, sephora.com
Got a friend who can't stick to just one perfume? This sampler kit contains 15 popular women's perfume guaranteed to satisfy even the flightiest of perfume wearers.
2. For The Skincare Nut
Clinique Holiday Helpers, $29.50, sephora.com
This set is loaded with skincare necessities, including Clinique's Dramatically Different moisturizer, an overnight mask, mascara, and their beloved Chubby Stick.
3. For The Natural Makeup Buff
Fortune, Fame... and Fab Total Face Set By Benefit Cosmetics, $59, sephora.com
Perfect for somebody who digs the basics of beauty, this set contains a moisturizer, primer, powder blush, and a brow gel.
4. For Big Hair
Drybar Peace On Earth Good Hair To All, $199, sephora.com
We can all benefit from a great DIY blowout, and this set has the tools and products to get started.
5. For Unruly Locks
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Transformation Trio, $10, sephora.com
I've used these products before on my dry, color treated hair and highly recommend them. These samples will get your friend who can't put the curling irons down through enough washes to see if the investment in the full-sized version is worth it.
6. For The Hair Product Lover
Bumble & Bumble Bestsellers Kit, $120, sephora.com
This kit is a total steal: it contains six full-size products, a comb, and a sample size hair oil.
7. For The High-End Lip Type
Makeup Forever Artist Plexi-Gloss Collection, $150, sephora.com
Do you have a friend who just can't have enough lip products? As the person who is that friend, let me tell you that this kit is perfection and should be purchased immediately.