Still looking for some stocking stuffer and white elephant gift exchange ideas?
The Yes To Holiday Skin Treats Kit ($11.99, www.target.com) contains everything needed to lavish the complexion. The pampering process begins with Cucumber Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes and then they can decide whether they want to hydrate, brighten or detoxify with the Watermelon Super Fresh Paper Mask, Grapefruit Vitamin C Glow Boosting Peel-Off Mask and Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Paper Mask.
The Mario Badescu Fresh Face Favorites ($12, www.ulta.com) is another superb skincare focused idea. Infused with a hint of mint, the set boasts two everyday essentials – a Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea for when skin needs a refresher – and a Mint Lip Balm – a must for when there’s mistletoe around.
If they’ve been meeting up with their crush virtually, make sure their locks are on point with the Drybar Lil’ Crush Crew Touch-Ups On The Go Kit ($59, www.thedrybar.com), which features The Baby Brush Crush – an easy to use mini heated straightening brush, as well as a duo of best-selling travel must-haves: Detox Dry Shampoo Original Scent Travel Size (40g/1.4oz) and Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist Travel Size (42g/1.5oz).
You can’t go wrong with the Godiva 2020 Limited Edition Holiday Collection ($19.95 to $59.95, www.godiva.com) for those with a sweet tooth. Available in 9, 16 or 32 pieces, the limited edition gift features Godiva’s sensational Sparkle holiday chocolates.
Chances are their hands are in desperate need of some nourishment. That’s where Mustela Cicastela Moisture Recovery Cream ($12.50, www.mustelausa.com) comes in. Revive dry, cracked skin with this amazing multi-purpose ointment, which is also a diaper bag essential.
Before 2020, it would be highly unlikely that hand sanitizer would be a stocking stuffer must. But, Sanibelle’s Hand Sanitizing Ampules ($26.99, www.sanibelle.com), which are made with level 4 recyclable LDPE plastic, are infused with aloe – a must – and are conveniently individually packaged.
All about the multi beauty product? Eco Lips Lip Balm Vegan Lip+Cheek Tint 3-Pack ($26.97, ecolips.com), which contains moisturizing organic jojoba oil, comes with three shades, Pink, Red, and Nude, which she can blend to create a signature shade or add a pretty pop of color with just one.
If a nice soak is there go-to way to unwind, enhance the relaxation with Vital You CBD Bath Balm ($16, vitalyouproducts.com), which features a boosting mix of citrus and vanilla essential oils, 100mg local, hemp-derived CBD isolate, and Instagram worthy floating calendula petals that float atop bright-prink water.
Since a trip to the tropics won’t be happening anytime soon, Jack 59 Island Tropics Conditioner Bar ($17.95, www.jack59.ca) will bring the island to them. The eco friendly conditioner works its magic – including boosting shine, strengthening, and hydrating – for more than 100 washes. And, if they close their eyes while they lather their locks, maybe the enchanting scent will transport them to the islands for a moment.
If they’ve got major wanderlust, make sure they’ve got a cute option to store all their essentials when they finally can travel. The roomy, checkered Rare Escape Weekend Traveler ($65, ) with handles and a shoulder strap is a stylish duffel bag option perfect for a weekend getaway.
When travel returns to normal, the Jack’s Most Wanted™ ($65, www.getjackblack.com) will certainly come in handy. Not only does it come with a chic travel case, but all the products – which include Jack Black Black Reserve™ Body & Hair Cleanser, the new Black Reserve™ Hydrating Body Lotion, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20, and Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser – are all TSA friendly sizes.
Winky Lux Flower Balm ($16, www.winkylux.com) is no doubt one of the prettiest lip products around – and it creates a customized color when applied. Available in Pink, Blue, Purple and Green (flowers), the best-selling lip balm reacts with a pout’s natural pH-levels, so when applied, it leaves behind a pink shade unique to its user.
The AHAVA Magnificent Mineral Trio ($16 www.ahava.com) features three of the brand’s favorites – the Mineral Hand Cream, Mineral Body Lotion and Mineral Shower Gel. Made with nutrient-packed Dead Sea water, the trio is the perfect combo to keep skin hydrated as winter weather sets in.
Is their happy hour go-to is a glass of vino? The Wand Wine Filter by PureWine ($19.99 for 8, www.amazon.com) is a must. After a quick stir, the wand removes both histamines and sulfites, which are responsible for those pesky wine headaches, stuffy nose, flushed skin, and hangovers, without compromising flavor. It’ll be hard to not use one from now on.
Is breakfast their favorite meal of the day? Packaged in a custom wooden crate, Woodlife Ranch’s Breakfast Box ($89, woodliferanch.com) will no doubt delight. The gift set comes with everything need to make an epic breakfast, including a Dark, Amber, or Golden Maple Syrup, Maple Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, Black Kettle Coffee, Woodlife Ranch Coffee Cup, and Woodlife Ranch Tea Cup.
Since they’re spending way more time at home than normal, why not up their skincare routine with the iS CLINICAL Hydra-Intensive Cooling Masque ($85, www.dermstore.com). The rinse-off treatment is super hydrating and is great for when they’ve spent a little bit too much time in the cold and have a little wind burn.
Now’s the time to focus on filling in those sparse brow areas. Not only does the bareMinerals Strength & Length Serum-Infused Brow Gel ($22, www.ulta.com) accomplish that, it also provides subtle coverage, and comes in three shades: Honey, Coffee, and Chestnut.
If meditation is part of their daily routine, or they just like to take a moment to relax, the Project Full Scented Eye Pillow ($39, projectfull.com) – available in Charcoal, Rosewood, Moonrock, Natural Canvas, and Slate Grey – adds just the right amount of light pressure to the eye area and the lavender and flax seed filled pillows offer aromatherapy as an added bonus.
If winter has them dreaming of a tropical glow, they can fake it until a sunny seaside excursion is possible with the Nudestix Nudies Bronze ($32, www.nudestix.com), which provides a sun-kissed glow. Available in Bondi Bae (medium golden brown), Deep Maple Eh (deep warm brown), Sunkissed (deep terracotta bronze), Beach Babe (rosy bronze), and Terracotta Tan (warm bronze) – By Celebrity MUA Jose Corella, the multi-use stick can be utilized as an all-over face bronzer, a contour makeup stick, or even eyeshadow.
Lash obsessed will love the Grande Cosmetics GrandeLASH-LIFT Heated Lash Curler ($35, grandecosmetics.com). The rechargeable heated lash lift provides major lash curl and lift, which in turn makes eye lashes look longer and makes eyes look bigger.
Has their skin been looking a little dull lately? Help them find that glow again with I Dew Care Vitamin To-Glow Pack ($25, www.ulta.com), which features Bright Side Up Brightening Vitamin C Serum, Plush Party Buttery Vitamin C Lip Mask, and Say You Dew Moisturizing Vitamin C Gel + Cream – everything needed for a radiance complexion.
New moms will seriously appreciate the vedaPURE Gift Set: New Baby & Mommy ($150, vedapure.ne), which contains luxe, all natural skincare goodies for both mom and the little bundle of joy. The set features vedaPURE’s Cool, Baby Butt, Smoothe, Nurture, and Butter.
Help them find their zen with the Blossom & Stone Gift Set ($75, www.blossomandstone.com), which features Blossom & Stone’s CBD with Moon-Charged Rose Quartz – that can be applied topically or as a supplement – and a pretty Rose Quartz Gua Sha Massage Tool – so they can give them self a relaxing facial massage.
Everybody loves a monthly surprise in the mail – especially if it’s filled with full-sized, cruelty free, eco products that range from beauty to skincare to wellness like the Love Goodly Essential Box (Starts at $39.95, www.lovegoodly.com) is. The gift box can be a one time purchase – or mailed monthly.
Another option that’s so 2020 is the Sharper Image Air Purifier Portable with H.E.P.A. Filter ($39.99, www.lowes.com). The filter is small enough to fit in most car cup holders, but mighty enough to remove 99.9 percent of allergens, smoke particles, dust, or pollen. All you need is a standard USB outlet to start the filtration process.
Stop breakouts in their track with Ollie Belle Cover Dot Acne Care (17 Count) – Variety Size Hydrocolloid Acne Patches ($16, www.olliebelle.com/). The variety size package of pimple stickers work for both face and body blemishes, and don’t contain any of those harsh chemicals that can irritate skin.
Another at home tropical escape option is the Bondi Sands Tropical Rum Body Wash ($13, www.bondisands.com/). As they lather up, the beachy scent will leave them with island vibes.
Since a trip to a facialist isn’t really an option at the moment, they can indulge at home with the Skin Authority Facial Club: Sparkle Bright Kit ($89, www.skinauthority.com), a PRO home treatment that features everything needed for amazing skin – including Skin Authority’s 7-Minute Makeover Sheet Mask, Dramatic Eye Lift, Reviving Eye Brightener, SkinSuit Lip, and access to a live, personal skin coach.
Wisconsin’s Carr Valley Cheese “Life of the Party” Gift Box ($40, carrvalleycheese.com) will delight any cheese lover. The set contains seven different cheddars and jacks, so they’ll be snacking for quite some time.
They can take advantage of all this extra time at home my masking it up with the XO8 Skin Eye & Lip Duo ($75, www.xo8skin.com), which contains five sets of the brightening, moisturizing masks. The Placenta Stem Cell Eye Mask will address pesky crows feet, while the Lip Mask will cure any winter lip woes.
With so many Zoom meetings, the multi, award-winning Charlotte Tilbury, Hollywood Flawless Filter ($44, www.charlottetilbury.com) will be much appreciated. The complexion booster can be used as a primer, highlighter, mixed with foundation or layered on top for a dewy glow.
Whether sore from a workout or achy from the weather, Bota Skin Warming Muscle Melt Crème + Cinnamon Oil ($28, www.botaskin.com) offers welcome relief. The cream’s shea butter nourishes while tension melts away.
The Doll 10 Guilt Free 10 Piece Lip Crayon Collection ($49.95, www.doll10.com) will bring her pout to the next level with ten gorgeous shades that range from a statement cabernet (Top It Off) to a soft rose pink (Binge Watch). And each crayon is 3-in-1, as it features the best of essential lip products: the color of a lipstick, shine of a gloss, and hydration of a balm.