By Candice Sabatini
She loves scents in all forms, and you want to get her something special that will delight her long after the holidays are over. Here are some great suggestions for all budgets and all ages.
We all love a holiday candle that doesn’t look like it must depart the premises as soon as the holiday is over. That’s why she – or he – will love this exclusive SpaceNK Shimmering Spice Candle. The abstract metallic design on the glass vessel contains a candle scented with cinnamon, spices, orange, mandarin, cedar and a hint of vanilla. Burn time is 20 hours for the small candle, and 40 hours for the large one.
Price: $20 small, $40 large
Available only at SpaceNK
This season, Annick Goutal takes two of their best fragrances and creates wonderful gift sets. Each set contains a 3.4 ounce bottle of eau de toilette as well as a 3.4 ounce tube of body cream and houses each set in a lovely winter print box. Choose from Eau D’Hadrien, their number one selling fragrance that gives the wearer a scented ticket to Tuscany with notes of Italian lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, ylang-ylang and cypress. Or, choose Petite Cherie with light and beautiful notes of pear, peach, rose, fresh cut grass and vanilla. This fragrance was created for Annick’s daughter Camille when she was a little girl, and now an adult is head of the company. Note: Eau D’Hadrien is popular with the guys too, so it’s perfect if your BFF is a her or a him.
Price: $148 (value $200)
Available: Annick Goutal
This gift is a slam dunk if you don’t know which fragrance she loves or if she loves having a fragrance wardrobe. Inside the Sephora Favorites Perfume Sampler gift box are 17 mini samples of some of their best selling perfumes. How’s that for having a choice? Then, it gets even better….also in the gift box is a coupon redeemable for a full one ounce bottle of any one of the 17. I mean…seriously, I bought two of these for myself! The collection includes Atelier Cologne, Chloe, Clean, Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Elizabeth & James, Gucci, 2 Kat Von D scents, Marc Jacobs, Nest, Stella McCartney, Tocca, Tom Ford, Versace, and Yves St Laurent. This is one of those, “one for her, one for me” gifts. It’s a Sephora exclusive and a limited edition.
Price: $65 ($119 value)
Available only at Sephora
The new to the scene Being collection of scents appeals to the Gen Y set who love their fragrance in the form of shower gels and body lotions with a side of sass. If this describes someone on your list, get her the Suck It Up Tumbler & Bath Gift Set. The scent is a tropical hibiscus and coconut water reminiscent of an island paradise. The set includes Body Wash, Body Lotion, Body Mist, and a Body Puff all tucked inside an adorable, sarcastic tumbler.
Available only at ULTA
A great stocking stuffer or hostess gift is the December artisan soap from In2ition’s Soap of the Month collection. All soaps contain ingredients that are good for your skin, as well as essential oils to benefit both your body and you mind. A little aroma therapy while you get clean never hurts, right? For December, the lovely rose and white colored bar contains oils to help your skin stay soft and retain moisture. Buy extras to keep on hand for those last minute gifts you forgot you were going to need!
Available: In2ition Mercantile
Tocca’s Eau de Parfum Viaggio Travel Fragrance Set in their vintage inspired bottles are precious looking and collectible. And the adorable small sizes means she can take them travelling with her. The set includes three of their most popular fragrances – Stella, Florence and Cleopatra – and will make you her most popular gift giver.
Pretty in pink describes the 3 piece Vera Wang Embrace gift set by Coty. Opening up with top notes of powdery rose and juicy mandarin orange, this feminine fragrance melds into floral notes of rosebuds, iris, and magnolia, before settling into a romantic scent of musk, vanilla and sandalwood. A perfect gift, packaged in a pretty burgundy box, for a romantic dreamer. The Embrace set includes a 4 oz bottle of fragrance mist, a 1 oz bottle of eau de toilette spray and a 2.5 oz tube of body lotion. She’s sure to embrace you for gifting this.
Price: $22. (value $45.)
Under the heading, “Girls just wanna have fun” we have the Pinrose Twirl & Whirl Rollerball Trio. Three scents inside a baton with pastel streamers on the two end caps make for a fun gift. Inside the baton are fragrances Lil Dipper, Secret Genius and Wild Child. A perfect gift for your fun lovin’ gal!
Price: $15. ($27 value)