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Giving the Gift of Shapewear: Is It Possible?

Giving the Gift of Shapewear: Is It Possible?

Why Shapewear Could Take Your Gift to the Next Level

One of the most stressful—and satisfying—parts of the holiday season is finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones. It feels incredible to give a great gift to a loved one and watch their face as they open it. However, missing the mark with a present can be frustrating and awkward, so it’s no wonder that many of us agonize over getting the perfect present… especially if you’re buying for a woman. Even women ourselves don’t always know how to find the right gifts for our friends and family!

You may be considering shapewear a potential gift for a loved one this holiday season. However, as with any clothing gifts, this comes with questions. With that being said, let’s look into some of the reasons you may be balking over buying shapewear as a gift, and why those potential obstacles may not be as big as you think.

Real Talk: Is Shapewear an Offensive Gift?

Let’s confront the elephant in the room: is shapewear an offensive gift? You might worry that your loved one will see the present as a nudge towards weight loss, or a suggestion that they need to slim down. The reality is that everyone views shapewear differently. Some people are dipping their toes into the realm of shapewear just now, whereas others are experienced with it. Some wear shapewear proudly, whereas others keep it a secret. 

However, shapewear is by and large no longer something that people keep hidden. Celebrities wear shapewear proudly, often making collaborations with shapewear companies. It’s well known that famous women wear shapewear regularly—and so do everyday women. The stigma over shapewear is largely gone. But nonetheless, it is a personal gift, and we advise taking a few steps before buying shapewear as a gift.

When In Doubt — Just Ask

Shapewear is not a present that you buy for a child—we’re all adults here. While it’s nice to give someone a gift that’s a total surprise, there’s nothing wrong with asking about potential gifts. If you plan this conversation well before the holidays, they probably won’t even remember you peppering them for information!

Talk about what your loved one wants out of holiday gifts. Are they looking for clothing, practical presents, or cold hard cash? It’s good to know no matter what. The more questions you ask, the easier it will be to ensure that you’re not wasting your money on a present that will go overlooked.

Shapewear Comes in Many Forms

Not all garments that count as shapewear are stereotypical types of shapewear. You don’t need to buy your loved one an old-fashioned girdle—in fact, Popilush presents shapewear as everyday wear. You could buy your workout-loving friend or relative leggings ideal for yoga or jogging. On the other hand, you could invest in a loungewear dress that will have them looking and feeling their best.

No matter what type of shapewear you’re looking to buy as a gift, Popilush has options. Peruse our website carefully before making a final decision—if you want to buy more traditional shapewear as a gift, you can. But you don’t have to.

Shapewear is an Investment

Here’s the thing—shapewear isn’t cheap, which is exactly why it makes a great gift. While Popilush offers affordable shapewear, not everyone can afford to buy shapewear pieces whenever they wish. So, if you’d like to buy a loved one a nice investment piece that will last them, shapewear could be the perfect gift.

As always, be thoughtful about your potential gifts before making a final decision. If you put love and care into your gift search, it’s sure to be successful. Just don’t count shapewear out!