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By Yasmin Jorge


The holidays are in full swing and we’re ramping up shopping efforts. For tardier elves, here are gift ideas sure to please family and friends without overwhelming your LV wallet. There’s still time to get those presents under the trees and stockings stuffed!

philosophy’s new sparkling cranberry bubbly is a multitasking wonder. Within a beautifully packaged, festive pink-red box is a marvelous product that acts as a sparkling cranberry bubbly shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath – you choose. The unique 3-in-1 formula cleanses and conditions, leaving skin and hair smooth and glittery. Infused with a crisp cranberry fruit scent and sudsy effervescence, this cheerful shower gel is cause to celebrate.

Sold exclusively on

Also by philosophy, amen is a generously-sized men’s spray cologne versatile for many occasions. The scent is woodsy-refreshing and spicy citrus, perfecto for an approachable hombre.

Available at

DECLEOR Men’s Skincare Ritual Gift Set will help guys simplify their beauty regime with skincare products that are as easy to use as 1-2-3. The collection, presented in a handsome gift box, includes grooming products like an exfoliating cleanser, a soothing after-shave gel, a smoothing serum and more. Yes, the aromatherapy skincare expert knows men deserve top-notch beauty rituals to reap benefits.

Available at

Give the gift of natural beauty this season with gorgeous sets from Jurlique. With 4 options to choose from, you’ll find the right one to delight lovely friends. Complete with all the skin-loving benefits of Jurlique’s botanicals, these holiday boxes belong under trees.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Essentials comes complete with Herbal Recovery Gel, Herbal Recovery Night Cream, and Herbal Recovery Eye Cream, all best sellers. These essentials beautify faces with healthy revitalized skin, and antioxidants boost cellular recovery and prevent environmental damage that promotes aging.

Check out Jurlique’s other fab skincare gift sets including Purely Bright Essentials, Hand Care Essentials, and Hand Picked Rose Collection.

Available at

The new Santa Baby Holiday Nail Lacquer Trio by Deborah Lippmann includes rich, super-glossy chrome hues: The First Noel (purple), This Christmas (burgundy), and Sleigh Bells (sapphire). These metallic colors are gorgeous, holiday-inspired, and long-wearing. Santa Baby, gals want these beautiful on-trend polishes.

Available exclusively at Neiman Marcus and

Kiss My Face has just launched the yummy and fragrant Holiday Collection 2012. The Moisturizers in Pomegranate Acai and Coconut Vanilla are effective for all skin types. They combine coconut water, exotic botanicals, luxurious oils, butters, and aloe to pamper, heal, and hydrate thirsty skin, from head to toe, and all day long. The complimenting hand soaps are great for daily use and contain a naturally nourishing blend of olive oil, aloe, herbs, flowers, and vitamins to both gently cleanse and uber-soften.

Available at Whole Foods and

Enjoy two new boutique inspired seasonal scented soaps from Yardley London. The honey vanilla créme bath bar has natural honey extracts and creamy vanilla essence, and the sugar plum blossom bath bar features moisturizing jasmine oil and sweet plum essence. Both are limited editions that will keep you silky and sweet for Old Saint Nick. Available at drugstore chains nationwide through January 2013.

There’s no reason to be a late Secret Santa or worried Scrooge with these great holiday finds.
They’ll make thoughtful presents and don’t forget to buy extras for yourself!

Originally published December 2012



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