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My holiday gift guide: thoughtful ideas at all price ranges 🎄

Updated: Jan 2

(skincare and MORE!!)


We're a week into December, and boy have I been busy selecting gifts!!


As crazy as it may seem, I'm (usually) so busy during Black Friday that I hardly buy a thing!! This year I managed to snag some goodies and now that things have calmed down a bit, I've gotten organized enough to really plan out gifts for my friends and family. While it isn't an exhaustive list, I thought I would share some of the things that I'm picking up (and some of the things I have gifted in the past) for the people who mean the most to me!


I've organized my list by price but also included notes within items to share some thoughts on who the gift might be well suited for.


(look down at the bottom for stocking stuffer ideas!!)


For more gift giving inspiration check out my Holiday Gift Guide on Amazon https://amzn.to/3UHoMnX



Under $30


What: Tsubaki Hair Mask & Hair Dryer Bonnet Attachment

Notes: I have both of these and love to use them together to create a salon-like hair treatment at home!

Link: Mask https://amzn.to/3iH2OUX Dryer Attachment

https://amzn.to/3Fxm7Ji





What: Naturium Retinaldehyde

Notes: Do you have a "new to skincare" person in your life? This Naturium product comes in super cute packaging and is a great affordable option to get them introduced to a retinaldehyde.

Link: https://go.shopmy.us/p-826564


What: Naturium PhytoGlow Lip Balm

Notes: These seriously compare to my Clarins Lip Balms and are a fraction of the price, would make a perfect stocking stuffer!!!

Link: https://go.shopmy.us/p-870377


What: Ice Roller

Notes: This is SO good for anybody who wakes up with puffy face/eyes.

Link: https://amzn.to/3FvuiFX

UK Link: https://amzn.to/3UR3QuZ



What: Weighted Heating Pad

Notes: Such a considerate gift for women in your life who are either cold all the time and/or have period cramps. I know a few teenage relatives for whom this will be perfect. This is a gift I have given so many times and it is always a HIT!

Link: https://amzn.to/3Hfj7Ck

UK Link: https://amzn.to/3Ft5aQ7


What: "For Fox Sakes" Wine Glass

Notes: My husband and I are gifting these to our friends (and a bottle of wine!) and we can't wait to see them open them so we can all have a good laugh!

Link: https://amzn.to/3Y2004R



What: Emergency Rechargeable Light Bulbs. These bulbs charge up while you use them and then when there is a power outage they illuminate for upwards of 48 hours!

Notes: I think that these are such a unique and useful item and who doesn't love getting a gift that they will actually use?

Link: https://amzn.to/3Bf8kV4


What: Lume Invisible Cream Deodorant / Lume wipes

Notes: This would be such a great gift for an athlete, a teenager, a good friend. I have NEVER used a deodorant this good. Literally stays working for days. The wipes go with me everywhere and are perfect for a traveler or again, teenager/athlete.

Link: https://amzn.to/3VZTCta


Under $50


What: TYMO Hair Straightener

Notes: I have a friend who has a TYMO. She told me (confidentially) that she leaves it in the family bathroom where several members use it (including her teenage son when he's whipping out the door quickly). This iron has changed my relationship with my flatiron (sorry flatiron lol)…I love how easy it is to smooth my hair and I also love that I am exposing my hair to less heat in the process!

Link: https://amzn.to/3Bg3w1M

UK Link: https://amzn.to/3HaSHBT



What: Avene Hand & Lip Rescue Essentials Kit.

Notes: What a great teacher, nail tech, avid gardener, MOM, nurse, esthetician, or pediatrician gift!

Link: https://howl.me/ciJ5FAHpSwX




What: Apple Watch Portable Charger. This takes the idea of a “brick” charger and expands it to the Apple Watch…Handy and super useful!!

Notes: This would be a cool and useful gift for any Apple Watch owner!

Link: https://amzn.to/3P8IAiI






What: Coco & Eve

Notes: Code Penn15 gets 15% off sitewide. Choose from a great selection of hair care and self-tanning sets, these are packaged super cute and would make a great gift!

Link: https://shopmy.us/collections/97341


What: Satin Pajamas. I gave these away last year to all the ladies in my family. I must have 4 pair myself-they are so comfortable!!

Notes: These are on sale right now :)

Link: https://amzn.to/3HiRmJh


What: Complete Skin Solutions Copper Peptide Serum

Notes: THIS would be a perfect gift with any LED device OR to someone who you know uses LED. I am using copper peptides before LED and this is a long time affordable fave.

Link: https://amzn.to/3VORrse


What: NEST reed diffuser in Moss and Mint

Notes: I LOVE this scent-so perfect for a bathroom. Fresh and clean with a decent throw but not cloying or overpowering. The bottle looks beautiful on display too. A great gift for any fragrance lover and they’ll most like appreciate the iconic brand :)

Link: https://amzn.to/3iy9Kn1




Under $100


What: Burst Electric Toothbrush, Carrying Case & Colgate Optic White Renewal Toothpaste

Notes: I plan on putting these 3 items together to make a great gift for under $100! I gift this toothbrush every year (and often outside of Christmas…its that good!!).

Link: Toothbrush https://amzn.to/3h2fe9s Case https://amzn.to/3UABIMs Toothpaste https://amzn.to/3W0VDoZ


What: Emay Plus Facial Massager

Notes: I seriously never go anywhere without this and I think it would make a great gift for the

skincare lover in your life! This tool is a warm/cool gua sha shaped tool that also has vibration. Perfect for soothing a puffy face and getting that lymphatic fluid off the tissue!!

Link: https://amzn.to/3PtATDX




What: Amazon Echo Show 8

Notes: This is on sale 46% OFF right now! This has a screen and is a great gift for a teen that you can’t come up with a gift (anyone else have this?). This can be a music player, an intercom, alarm clock, homework helper….and it’s a gadget which is always a hit.

Link: https://amzn.to/3uumgXu



Under $150

What: Ember Mug


Notes: My husband loves this heated coffee mug! I bought it for him for his birthday this year but gave it to him early. I'm like that!! He has remarked a few times how much he loves it. That is the BEST validation of a good gift. If you have a coffee or tea drinker in your life you could add a bag of coffee beans or some nice tea and make it a gift basket.

Link: https://amzn.to/3HgdALZ

UK Link: https://amzn.to/3Fvyaqt



Over $150

What: CurrentBody Neck and Décolleté wearable LED. LOVE this portable LED mask. So easy to do other things while getting in a treatment!

Notes: I'm giving this to a family member (I can’t say….don’t want to spill the beans here just in case she reads this!)

Link: https://go.shopmy.us/p-805995

UK Link: https://go.shopmy.us/p-762768




What: Foreo Bear

Notes: Such a great hand-held microcurrrent device and it's on sale!!! This is one thing I picked up during Black Friday- I already have the hot pink so I snagged the light teal…Can’t decide if I‘m gifting it or not… LOL :)

Link: https://amzn.to/3UDUXoh

UK Link: https://amzn.to/3FvTw6X


What: Beats Solo Headphones

Notes: I purchased these for my teenage son (yes, I have a teenager now!) - these noise cancelling headphones will be great for him when we are on the road traveling during the summer months. Normally they are Uber expensive but on sale right now they are just expensive lol. Hope he loves them!!

Link: https://amzn.to/3P7kNzV

UK Link: https://amzn.to/3Be2F1x



Stocking Stuffers

Cord labels- perfect for the organizer in your life!!

US: https://amzn.to/3iBuavr

UK: https://amzn.to/3Fu5xtM


Tile Pro High Performance Bluetooth Tracker

US: https://amzn.to/3P8WYYE

UK: https://amzn.to/3UCZHuq


Dry Shampoo. One of my very favorite dry shampoos that will give the gift of time...Time free of washing hair every day! Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo.

US: https://amzn.to/3BbLo9m

UK: https://amzn.to/3hb5Cch


Lip Balm. Palmer's Cocoa Lip Balm. This was a recommendation from my Facebook group and WOW! It is incredible! They're so inexpensive - I'm going to buy multiple and give one to everybody on my list (because who doesn't have dry lips this time of year!!)

US: https://amzn.to/3kXUZWc

UK: https://amzn.to/3q7lVql


Cuticle Oil. Remember that Lox-ee-tan hand lotion? The perfect partner is the L'Occitane Cuticle Oil. THIS moment, cuticle oil is a must-have to save ravaged hands.

US: https://go.magik.ly/ml/12t2k/


Eye Brightener. The BEST eye brightener I have ever used. Lumify Redness Reliever Eye Drops are a fantastic stocking stuffer that will truly bring a sparkle to the eyes (ba-dum-bum).

US: https://amzn.to/37b4c8S

UK: https://amzn.to/36eteVq



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