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Sally Underwood
Updated on April 17, 2021

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what can make a true hair lover scream with joy if not a DIY hair advent calendar filled with treats you have picked yourself? Unlike off-the-shelf beauty advent calendars, a DIY one means only the products you love and need most. And they are super easy to make!

Just wrap 24 shoeboxes with the prettiest paper you can find and add the relevant numbers. Or, for the DIY-averse, use one of Amazon’s pre-made advent calendars or gift boxes. Then, fill boxes with Christmas gifts for her and stack somewhere where you or your loved ones can enjoy your daily dose of hair love.

Read on for the best women hair gift ideas and feel the holiday spirit coming!

24. Dry Shampoo for Hair Care On the Go

Give the gift of shiny locks and healthy-looking volume all year round with a dry shampoo mini. Ideal for handbags, gym bags, and topping up on the go, it is a perfect Christmas hair gift idea.

Dry Shampoo in a DIY Hair Advent Calendar

23. Scalp Care Scrub

Scalp care is the foundation of any healthy hair routine, and hair scrub is a must-have product for clarifying the roots, exfoliating the scalp,  improving volume, and even helping with issues like dandruff.

Hair Scrub for Women Hair Gift

22. Hair Conditioner for a Glossy Look

Conditioners are indispensable in terms of hair routine, which makes them the best hair gift idea for women. Why not use your DIY advent calendar as an opportunity to try out a brand you have had your eye on all year?

Hair Conditioner Among the Best Hair Care Gift Ideas

21. Relaxing Scalp Massager

Christmas is a time to relax and get into the chill spirit. A scalp massager you find in one of the boxes will definitely help you do this, while also stimulating your hair to grow and glow.

Scalp Massager Hair Gift

20. Mousse to Put a Spring in Your Curls

Mousse may not be a must-have for everyone, but if you are looking for some curly hair girl gift ideas, then this product is a winner for putting a spring back in the curls all year round.

Mousse for Curly Hair Girl Gift

19. Basic Detangling Brush

Sometimes, the best gifts for women are the ones that go back to basics, and a good hairbrush is just one example here. Hint: this is also a great hair stylist gift idea as they will always welcome a new quality tool.

Hair Brush Gift

18. Serum for Shining Like a Diamond

Who doesn’t want shiny hair? Serum is one of the best products for shiny hair, so make sure to include your favorite in your DIY hair advent calendar.

Hair Serum in a Christmas Gift Calendar

17. Hair Mask for Some Deep Treatment

A nurturing hair mask is something most of us save for pre-events, so Christmas is the perfect time to treat yourself or someone you love to a new mask in mini format.

Hair Mask Among Gifts for Hair Lover

16. Trendy Hair Accessories

Keep your advent calendar stocked with some sparkle this Christmas: just choose a trendy hairband, tie or grip on Amazon or browse these hair accessories shops on Instagram to get what you like most. Perfect for all those festive parties ahead!

Hair Accessories Among Christmas Gifts Ideas

15. Hair Powder to Pump Up the Volume

Dry shampoo may be a powerful ally in the battle against flat roots for everyone, but for real oomph, hair volume powders are just what you need. Difficult to choose one? See our review of the best options.

Hair Powder for Her in the Advent Calendar

14. Hair Dryer Brush for Sleek and Smooth Hairstyles

A hair dryer brush that takes the hassle out of styling is going to be a winner among women hair gift ideas. Whether the advent calendar is for you or your hair care loving friend, consider investing in one of the best hair dryer brushes on the market to have sleek and smooth hair with less efforts year-round.

Hair Dryer Brush in a Christmas Gift Calendar

13. Texturizing Spray for Long-Lasting Hold

Texturizer sprays can help you create some perfect beach waves and enjoy an easy-to-wear and universally flattering hairstyle in minutes.

Texturizing Spray Among Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

12. Toning Shampoo to Fight Unwanted Tones

Blonde tones know all too well how easily that golden shade can turn brassy, while brunettes can easily become too warm, so make sure you add in a toning shampoo to your DIY advent calendar.

Toning Shampoo as a Christmas Gift Idea

11. Detangling Spray for Smooth Beginning of a New Year

Combing wet hair can be quite a hassle, especially if you have thick or curly hair types. Take the ‘Ouch!’ out of styling with a detangling spray this Christmas.

Detangling Spray in a Gift List for Christmas

10. Quality Hairdryer for a Perfect Blowout

If you’re looking for the best hair care gift ideas for women, then you cannot go too far wrong with a good quality hairdryer. It is essential for DIY professional blowouts and can knock everyone off their feet.

Hairdryer as an Advent Christmas Present

9. Salon Gift Card for Any Makeover Needs

Sometimes, a trip to the salon is just what you need. So why not add a salon gift card to your hair advent calendar and then use it for coloring, a cut, or even a pre-event styling session? It is also an excellent choice for a Christmas gift for a mum who has everything.

Salon Gift Card as one of the Ideas for Christmas Present

8. Silk Pillowcase for Overnight Hair Care

Alongside serums and oils, there is another ally in the quest for sleek hair that makes a perfect Christmas present – a silk pillowcase. Reducing static and wear on your hair throughout the night, they also help to keep your style in shape while you sleep.

Silk Pillowcase in a Hair Care Advent Calendar

7. Hair Oils for Softer Tresses

Hair oils are not just for moisturizing hair; they also soften rough strands and add shine, so make sure to put one in your Christmas gifts calendar.

Hair Oils Included in Hair Advent Calendar

6. Quality Curling Tong for Bouncing Curls

Just like straighteners, high-quality curling tongs are high up on the wish list of many hair care fans, so if you are looking for hair care gift ideas for women, this one is a must-have item.

Curling Tong in a Hair Gift Ideas for Women Calendar

5. Nurturing Shampoo Addressing Specific Hair Needs

While shampoo might not seem like the most glamorous of Christmas hair care gift ideas, washing hair is the most common hair care procedure and the right shampoo can do wonders improving shine, adding volume, and clearing out years of product build-up.

Shampoo in a Christmas Gift Ideas Calendar

4. High Absorbent Hair Towel

Hair is most vulnerable to damage when wet, so getting it dry as quickly as possible is a priority for keeping it healthy. Cut down on drying (and styling) time with a specially designed microfiber hair towel to absorb excess moisture.

Hair Towels in a Christmas Presents Calendar

3. Straightener with a Heat Sensor

Straight hair is sleek and timelessly stylish, so rest assured that quality straighteners that don’t damage hair make excellent Christmas gifts for women.

Straightener as One of Christmas Gifts for Women

2. Hair Dye for Dyeing Routine or Color Experiments

Hair dye is one of the best gift ideas for people who color their hair. But why not start a new year with a new color? Just try some safe experiments with hair color and buy the hair dye that flatters your skin tone best.

Hair Dye in a Hair Advent Calendar

1. Hair Perfume for a Signature Scent

Everyone loves great-smelling hair so why not add a specially-designed hair perfume into your calendar for locks that smell as good as they look?

Hair Perfume for Her as a Christmas Present Idea

Hair advent calendars are a fun and thoughtful way to pamper a loved one or yourself this Christmas. Just make sure to pick products most suited to the hair type of the recipient, go for minis where you can to save on space, and have fun!

Did you like our gift ideas? Pin our Hair Care Wish List and get back to it each time you want to give or receive some great hair care presents.

Hair Care Wish List
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