The holiday season is now officially here, and hopefully you were able to get some gift shopping done from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this year. If not (raise hand here), we’ve got you covered in this second round gift guide. P.S. If you haven’t already taken a look at part one of our holiday gift guide here, click through before you start this one!
Cue some more fragrance gift ideas for the friend whose perfume hits the room before her foot does.
For the Diptyque addict who has a dozen of these jars around the house, you can’t go wrong with Baies, one of their most popular scents. For a slightly more experimental olfactory experience, the Ellis Brooklyn Pseudonym Terrific Scented Candle is a complex fragrance of fig married with creamy jasmine. If you’re feeling extra generous, the Ellis Brooklyn Myth Eau de Parfum is a luxurious rendition of a jasmine-lover’s dream. Kai’s Room Linen Spray is a novel gift for someone with picky taste. The fresh scent lightly perfumes linens and pillows for a relaxing sleep experience. For younger recipients, Oscar de la Renta Velvet Eau de Parfum is a pretty but not sickeningly sweet citrus fruit scent you won’t mind being around.
For travel, think about the necessities. The Birdling Navy Weekender Bag, for example, is the perfect size for a three to seven day trip and is designed with thoughtfully functional inner pockets and dividers that make packing less of a chore. Inside you’ll want to include the Rahua Jet Setter Kit Hair + Body, a grown-up step up from hoarded samples that comes with all the necessities. Another option to throw in would be the Somme Mobile Trial Travel Kit, a tiny but thorough kit for brainless packing that doesn’t compromise from a regular skincare routine. It even features essentials like a mini stack of exfoliation pads and sunscreen! For any international traveler, you can never have too many of the Genius Pack Universal Travel Adaptor. Consider as a stocking stuffer for your jetsetting friend.
Haircare can quickly get as personal as skincare. But no one has ever been unwilling to try new hot tools. The Xtava 5-in-1 with Temperature Control Curler would be perfect for the friend who always maintains a beachy waves look but wants options (interchangeable barrels!), and the Xtava Black Allure 2200W is a powerfully transformative dryer for the friend who’s always late in the morning because of how long it takes to dry her hair. For your girlfriend who commits to a monthly hair coloring schedule, a bottle of Olaplex is a gift that will be gratefully and quickly used to manage damage. For everyone else, there’s the Rodin by Recine Luxury Hair Oil, which multitasks as a heat protectant, hair perfume, frizz tamer and shine-producing moisturizer. The Evo Platinum Blonde Hairmuda Triangle is perfect for the noncommittal hair friend who wants to see how long she can go before having to get her hair bleached again. Balancing out faded, yellow tones, at least her hair will look good while she decides what to do. For the face mask fiend, a hair mask is a next level up gift. The Show Beauty Pure Moisture Treatment Mask is a beautifully luxurious version. Christophe Robin’s Cleaning Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is one of those novel items for the beauty lover who seems to have it all.
We’re getting playful with stocking stuffers in this guide, starting with these kooky socks from Sock It to Me. Pick a pattern with your friend’s obsession for brownie points. For SOs, stuff in a few pairs of Richer Poorer’s everyday compression socks for comfy style he’ll actually wear. Evo You do Dew is not just adorable, it packs in some major moisture, complete with a mask, and is perfect for a home spa day (Tip: Throw in a bottle of wine). Sprinkle some holiday fun in your lucky friend’s life and pick up Lush Fairy Dust for a fun and sweet (smelling) novelty. For one step up from Baggu’s traditional nylon bags, this mesh one comes with a mini zippered pouch so it works as a double duty gift in addition to the millions of ways to use Baggu’s incredibly functional totes. A useful and relevant gift for anyone in the winter, the Burt’s Bees Mistletoe Kiss Gift Kit combines everyone’s favorite lip balm with their tinted versions. Another necessary winter item: Lush Sleepy Hand and Body Lotion, which actually has lavender too to create little moments of relaxation with each application. Boost your girlfriend’s lash game with Urban Decay’s gorgeous Urban Lash varieties.
Unexpected and cozy home gifts start with personal ideas like this Rifle Paper Co. Paris Illustrated Art Print. Rifle Paper Co. offers a few different cities in this style so you can customize to your friend in a meaningful and stylish way. This Native Union charging dock is finished in white marble and rose gold but also comes in chrome on black marble. Either way, it’s a beautiful architectural piece that your friend will be happy to display at home. Here’s a cool idea: customize an insulated Hydro Flask with your friend’s favorite colors for a gift she’ll like using and carrying around. Another unconventionally thoughtful idea: the Kai Fine Linen Wash, which makes the mundane task of laundry just a little more special every time. With the popularity of astrology right now, you’ll have more than a few friends who will appreciate the Rifle Paper Co. 2017 Constellations calendar, which is beautifully printed in rose gold foil. And underneath all these ideas, you can never go wrong with a beautiful and custom-looking throw like the Slowdown Studio Mooney Throw, which will thrill any graphic art fan. Introduce your cozy tea-sipping friend to new heights with the Pique Gift Box, which features crystalized tea and a double-walled glass, and maybe she’ll share with you.
Think broadly and not too specific for skincare with these amazing value sets. Although the Boscia Balanced to Pore-fection Holiday Kit is sold out, you can pick up any pieces from this mattifying and clarifying collection for the perfect gift for your “glowier” friends. With great style and food coming from Australia, covetable skincare is unsurprising. The Edible Beauty Core Four set is one special way to introduce your friend to some luxuriously natural Aussie skincare. Masks are everything in skincare right now, but the Tata Harper Multi-Masking Collection elevates the experience with wowing presentation and creamy formulas. The COSMOS Gift Set features organic ingredients and celestial packaging for your hip bohemian friend who likes to burn sage and wears natural deodorants. For Korean skincare obsessed friends, the Boscia Japanese Favorites offers a thoughtful way to branch out with some of their most popular and unique formulas (sake mask?). The Dr. Jart Snow Time Like the Present remedies dry skin with extra strength creams and brings back dewiness with a glowy BB cream. For packaging fiends, the One Love Organics Beauty Resolution Detox Glow Kit is pretty enough to display out and comes with the cutest heart konjac sponge.
Which of these gifts would you want to see under the tree? Who is the most difficult person to shop for on your list?