Looking for that perfect gift for the person who is impossible to buy for? Or maybe a hostess gift or stocking stuffer? Or maybe you just want to get in the holiday spirit with some yummy smelling beauty products? Here are a few ideas to get your started:
I’ve been wearing Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger for years during the holiday season. It’s a warm scent that instantly conjures up the smell of holiday baking. Pomegranate Noir, Vanilla Anise and Fig and Cassis are three other faves that I also like for this time of year. $55 at www.jomalone.com.
SWEETS FOR THE SWEET
Apple pie? Christmas cookies? Mulling spices? Where do we begin? Pretty much any holiday scent you can think of, Philosophy has it covered! The company is known for its yummy smelling products, clever names and fun packaging. (“Baking Spirits Bright” and “Glow and Behold” come to mind). Prices start at $10, for more info check out www.philosophy.com.
THE ECO CHIC GIFT
All of the gift wrapping and boxes from LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics are 100% recycled and many of the gift sets come in packaging meant to be used again. I love the Gingerbread House, which is a reusable tin shaped like a house and features a spicy cinnamon Gingerbread House bubble bar, vanilla-scented Candy Mountain bubble bar and Cinders and So White Bath Bombs. Available for $27.95. LUSH also features an eco-friendly Knot Wrap Scarves made from recycled plastic bottles that can be used to wrap presents and then wear later on. From $3.95. www.lush.com.
THE SCENTSATIONAL STOCKING STUFFER
LATHER’s Peppermint Swirl Soap Set is an invigorating mix of peppermint essential oil and organic spearmint leaves combined with organic olive oil. Yum! The set includes two bars and a natural wood soap dish. $20 at www.lather.com.
THE GLAM GIFT
Visions of sugar plums will be dancing through your heads with the “Sugar Plum Glam and Go” holiday gift set from Fresh. The set includes Sugar Plum tinted lip treatment in a deep plum, Supernova Mascara in jet black, Twilight Fresh Face Glow, an illuminating cream and Soy Face Cleanser. Available for $28 exclusively at Sephora and www.sephora.com.
THE FEEL GOOD FRAGRANCE
“Give” is a new fragrance oil inspired by summer days on the island of Sicily. There are notes of grapefruit, bergamot, sage and vanilla and the scent is free of alcohol, parabens, sulfates and other yuckies! A portion of all proceeds benefit Women for Women International, a foundation dedicated to helping female war survivors. $48 at www.giveScent.com.
Babo Botanicals is an adorable line of 100% natural children’s products produced on a farm in upstate New York. The company’s organic plush bunny with three bunny shaped soaps in festive seasonal packaging makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your little one. So cute and like all Babo products, it’s vegan, hypoallergenic and free of harsh chemicals. $18 at http://babobotanicals.com/,