Last-Minute Holiday Gifts
Don’t stress about the holiday shopping you could’ve or should’ve done. We all wish we’d started earlier, but what’s done is done, so what matters is the present. What can you do now to remedy the situation? Here, a few gift sets and stocking stuffers that will get you out of a last-minute Christmas shopping jam.
Philosophy Home For The Holidays Set, $25. Visit Philosophy.com
I’m a sucker for Philosophy’s shower gel scents — whether it’s strawberry milkshake, oatmeal cookie, mimosa, gingerbread, raspberry sorbet or eggnog, these shower gels provide a comforting bathing experience, making you feel like you’re indulging in the savoriest of treats (minus any calorie concerns). For the holidays, Philosophy if offering this 3-piece set, which includes a Creme Bruleé shower gel, body soufflé, and lip gloss — all packaged in a festive, house-shaped box.
Clinique’s lip glosses are divine, so this set is music to my ears. The limited edition kit includes 12 sparkly shades of Long Last Glosswear SPF 15: Cabana Crush, Airkiss, Juicy Apple, Whisper, First Blush, Bamboo Pink, Sunset, Brandy Twist (one of the most gorgeous hues ever!), Clearly Pink, Guavagold, Mystic, and Fireberry (another personal fave). Each gloss is the length of my pinkie finger, so they’re small enough to fit inside even the teeniest of pockets.
Dermalogica Favorites Holiday Kit, $35. Visit DermStore.com
This travel set includes four Dermalogica bestsellers: the Pre Cleanse, Daily Microfoliant, Gentle Cream Exfoliant and Skin Hydrating Booster. Together, these four products tone the skin, remove dead cells and pore-clogging particles, even skin tone, and moisturize the skin.
Ojon 4-Pc. Winter Shine & Protect Collection, $44. Visit Sephora.com
Winter weather can take a toll on even the healthiest manes. This collection includes Ojon’s magical (seriously, I’m not overstating things when I use that term) Restorative Hair Treatment, and the Shine & Protect shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in glossing cream, all of which revitalize faded hair color and moisturize dry ad damaged hair.
Crabtree & Evelyn Naturals Cocoa Butter & Cardamom Lip Balm, $8. Visit Crabtree-Evelyn.com
With our lips exposed to the frigid winter air, it’s essential to keep them hydrated and ready for the hostile weather. Crabtree & Evelyn’s cocoa butter and cardamom lip balm smells like homemade chocolate, feels as rich as a soufflé, and has a beautiful coppery shimmer.
mark. Super Flip Color Kit, $20. Visit Avon.com
This handy kit includes nine eye shadow hues (from lilac to navy blue and olive green), six lip glosses (from a mustard gold to a peony pink and a sepia brown), and three lip colors (from a hot pink to a spicy pepper red).
Aveda Source of Replenishment Holiday Set, $70. Available at Aveda.com
When you buy Aveda’s Source of Replenishment kit, you’re actually spreading holiday cheer further than you may realize. As in previous years, each of Aveda’s holiday gift sets was packaged using lokta bark paper handcrafted by a group of men and women from Malika and Dokhama, two Himalayan forest regions. By purchasing this lokta paper, Aveda helps Nepalese men and women develop sustainable business models that translate into more jobs, higher household incomes, and more educational opportunities for children. This particular set includes a 6.8 fl. oz tube of Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Shampoo, a 6.8 fl. oz. tube of Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Conditioner, a 3.4 bottle of Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid, and a 1.4 oz. travel-sized tube of Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Treatment
Amala Detoxify Spa Valise, $70. Visit AmalaBeauty.com
Packaged in an organic hemp and woven straw clutch with a handy button closure, the Detoxify Spa Valise includes four body and bath products made with purifying organic Turkish myrtle. The set includes the a 50ml bottle of Detoxifying Body Cleanser, a 50g packet of Detoxifying Bath Crystals, a 50ml tube of Detoxifying Body Polish, and a 50ml tube of Detoxifying Body Butter.
Nature’s Gate Mango Holiday Set, $9.99. Available at NaturesGate.com and at Whole Foods stores.
A leading all-natural skincare brand, Nature’s Gate offers several affordable holiday gift sets, including this yummy tropical mango body lotion and body wash kit.