Strapped for gift-searching time or ideas? Us too! We located a few of our favorite, no-fail, always-a-good-idea, foolproof (you get the idea, right?) gifts that’ll win you a lifetime of admiration from the receiver—guaranteed (the legal department is now telling me we cannot guarantee this).
If there is a more glamorous soap (or gift) on this planet, we aren’t aware of it. This soap is special not only for its fresh yuzu lemon and mint scent, but also for its customization. Choose between 19 different vintage-inspired images for your box, and then monogram, for $6, the initials of your recipients name (in a typeface that was created by French print-master Charles Mavelot in the 17th century) for a gift that exclaims “I won Christmas!”.
A Korean staple gone organic, this activated charcoal, sage, and cedarwood bar is the ultimate minimalist-chic gift. The highly detoxifying (thanks to the charcoal) soap is inspired by modern-day female Korean shamans, and the ceremonial soap still used today.
Golda Sphere Soap, $18
This showstopper is a mix of coconut, palm, and olive oils, and is as interesting as it is uplifting (thanks to the essential oils, which are sourced from 300-year-old Aomori Hiba trees). The citrus and cedar scent is in a planet of its own, which is fitting for its sun-like appearance.
Luxurious Bathing Products
A fizzy milk bath? Yes, please. Made with lactic acid from milk, white clay to detoxify, and rose essential oils, this mix softens skin and calms the mind.
Traditionally, powdered mustard seed has been renowned for stimulating, cleansing, and rejuvenating skin, thusly opening pores to help sweat out impurities. Trust the OG detoxifying bath version to uplift and restore your loved ones. (The price is a real winner too!)
High vibrational coffee? Why not. This ‘magical’ coffee is biodynamic (basically it means ethical farming practices) and pretty rare. But most importantly, the packaging is epic.
Give the gift that gives back (to their brain). The cult status Brain Dust is always a good bet for those who love wellness. This super blend of “enlightening super herbs and super mushrooms” helps with focus, concentration, and positivity.
Cha Iracema Box of Organic Green Maté, $20 (25 sachets)
Straight from Brazil, this rainforest-harvested, organic green maté (dried leaves of the yerba mate plant) wins on packaging alone. But the complex flavor, and highly energizing benefits from drinking it are a gift as well.
Cap Beauty The Little Matcha Stick Box, $13 (5 packets)
Matcha to go! This organic (and ceremonial grade—fancy) matcha is mood-enhancing, and supplies a mix of antioxidants and minerals. Wow, brew us a cup too!
Hydrates, softens, and nourishes lips—this balm not only looks great, it does great things for your lips in the long run. Formulated from shea butter, jojoba oil, sweet almond, and rose hip to improve the appearance of dry and chapped lips, you can add on bonus points for gifting one of the coolest, minimalist brands out there.
Does your recipient love sheet masks? Great, who doesn’t? But we bet they’ll really appreciate a version without all the harsh stuff that usually comes with a sheet mask. Orgaid’s brilliant trio addresses every concern (anti-aging, brightening, and nourishing), and enhance skin’s natural beauty.
For the kid (or the kid at heart) on your list, this Disney special edition version of Kiehl’s best selling Lip Balm #1 features holiday-approved flavors (cranberry, mint, and original), and America’s favorite little fella, Mickey Mouse. And, most importantly, 100 percent of the net profits from the special collection go to Feeding America to help provide meals to families in need this holiday season.
Make Me Up
Score epic cool points by giving the gift of the hottest lipstick launch in years. This Fenty Beauty 12-hour liquid lipstick has been turning heads since its launch a week ago for several reasons: a perfect, universal shade of red that works on all skin tones, and Rihannaaaa.
For your art- and makeup-loving friend, this palette is bound to win you endless admiration. Six richly pigmented eyeshadows in new, limited-edition shades get the festivities started—and the sets are inspired by the bold imagery of iconic fashion photographer Man Ray.
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