It’s now crunch time for all you last minute shoppers. If you’re still stuck on what to get the leading ladies in your life, here are our holiday gift go-tos.
For the jetsetter:
If she’s constantly on the go, make sure bad hair days stay away with the Happy Hair Days Holiday kit from Living Proof ($32, www.sephora.com), the brand backed by actress Jennifer Aniston. The travel size set contains Living Proof Perfect hair Day (PhD) Shampoo and Conditioner, PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, PhD Dry Shampoo and the PhD Night Cap Overnight Perfector, and the best part is, all of the products improve your hair’s health, both after just one use and over time with continued use.
For women with constant wanderlust, one spray of Bond No. 9’s new Dubai collection ($550, 45 Main Street, Sag Harbor, 631-725-7467, www.bondno9.com) will transport her halfway across the world. The New York-inspired Arabian perfumes include Ruby door, an unforgettable mix of saffron, rose, magnolia, geranium, amber, sandalwood, myrrh, cypriol, civet, and sandalwood; Emerald, a titillating combination of light and dark scents; and Indigo, a desert mirage.
Is her Instagram feed always filled with covet worthy vacation pics? If so, she probably goes through sunscreen like it’s going out of style. Keep her skin hydrated and SPF safe with The Day to Day Value Set by Supergoop! ($45, www.supergoop.com), the company co-owned by tennis superstar Maria Sharapova. The cute kit contains a Hello, Sunshine! tote, City Sunscreen Serum SPF 30, Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Cream SPF 37, Forever Young Hand Cream SPF 40, AcaiFusion Lip Balm SPF 30 and Everyday Sunscreen SPF 50.
For a little bit of bling:
Shiny holiday trinkets don’t always have to break the bank. For an affordable standout piece, look to the Michael Kors Baguette Tortoise Acetate Bangle ($145, 30 Main Street, Southampton, 631-283-2633, www.michaelkors.com).
Week after week of holiday gatherings will most likely have her desperate for an accessories update. These Jennifer Miller Double Flower Clip on Earrings ($850, 55 Main Street, East Hampton, 631-329-9061, jennifermillerjewelry.com) are not only stunning, but also easy to dress up or down depending on the occasion.
For the foodie:
Chances are she’s always whipping up something impressive in the kitchen, so a multitasking gadget would be right up her alley. The BLACK+DECKER HandiPrep Express 6-in-1 Kitchen System, which is available at Target ($89.99, 1150 Old Country Road, Riverhead, 631-208-9424, www.blackanddeckerappliances.com), has attachments for a potato masher, immersion blender, hand mixer, food processor, and mini chopper, and includes a convenient storage organizer.
If she’s all about the sweet and salty combo, create an easy DIY gift basket by mixing a few bags of KRAVE Artisanal Cabernet Rosemary Beef Jerky (www.kravejerky.com) and Primizie Dolce Caramel available at Stop & Shop (167 Main Street, Southampton, www.primiziesnacks.com).
For the beauty junkie:
She can stock all her beauty essentials (and trust us, she’s got plenty) in the sassy Beautycounter Pouch ($30, www.beautycounter.com). The cheeky “wouldn’t you like to know” phrase on the front and striped back make it perfect to throw in her everyday bag or to keep her organized during a winter escape.
Is she a nail art Picasso? Make sure her manicure is always flawless with the côte Traveler Gift Set ($38, coteshop.com). With two non-acetone remover pads, a petit côte nail file, côte’s strengthening base and top coat, and three beautiful côte colors (10, 13 & 32) to choose from, the chances of you seeing a chip is unlikely.
Not only does The Body Shop Shea Festive Picks Gift Set ($26, www.thebodyshop-usa.com) include everyone’s go-to products, like the Shea Shower Cream, Mini Shea Body Butter, Mini Shea Body Scrub, Shea Soap, and Cream Mini Bath Lily, but The Body Shop has partnered with WaterAid, so for each set purchased, gifters will provide one day of safe water for a family in Ethiopia.
For the skincare obsessed, try Intraceuticals Divine Eyes ($169, intraceuticals.com). The gift set features all the eye care must-haves, like Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Eye Gel, Eye Mask (6 pieces), and the Atoxelene Line Wand.
For the woman with it all:
A personalized gift is always a good idea. If you’re shopping for someone who had a big life event occur this year (think wedding or baby), or just someone who always stops to capture the moment, create their own photo montage with an AdoramaPix Collage ($20.80 to $267.20 for a canvas print, www.adoramapix.com). The trip down memory lane is bound to bring a smile to her face.
For the hostess with the mostess:
For a super chic addition to her already stylishly decorated home, we recommend a Chando Fantasy Collection Aroma Porcelain Diffuser in Sensual Camellia ($490.50, www.amazon.com). Along with smelling divine, the stunning glass diffuser features an elegant porcelain flower that adds charm to any room.
If you’re attending a soiree at her humble adobe, you can never go wrong with a great bottle of bubbly. The Veuve Clicquot Re-Creation Awards Mailbox, available at Herbert & Rist ($49, 63 Jobs Lane, Southampton, www.veuve-clicquot.com), comes with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot that is housed in a vintage American mailbox with a “So Clicquot” twist.