Tis’ the season to shop…for others! There is nothing better than pulling together a special gift for a special someone. Here are my top picks this season.
For the domesticated darling:
I love a great themed gift. I may not be susie homemaker myself, but a kitchen themed gift for a foodie friend is a home run. Think outside the Bed Bath and Beyond gift guide…go for something unique and innovative. My choice is the Wonderbag. The Wonderbag is a non-electric portable slow-cooker that allows food to be slow cooked or kept warm off a heat source. This groovy gadget also works to keep food cold; perfect for keeping wine chilled for an outdoor concert or picnic, and great for transporting a cold dish on a long road trip. Bonus: the Wonderbag is an economic catalyst. In rural African communities the invention can help a family go from 20 cents a day income to $2. One more fun fact…Prince Harry and Meghan received a Wonderbag as a wedding gift! Add a fun cookbook, (my pick is True Roots by the great Kristin Cavallari), a cute set of dishtowels, (Anthropologie has the best), and your kitchen themed gift is ready to rock!
For the fashion girls:
I generally steer clear from gifting clothes other than simple tees or hoodies, (sizing is just too tricky), but a great handbag fits everyone. If you have been following my blog you know I am a huge fan of Hammitt handbags. Hammitt bags are high quality and classic styles that stand the test of time. Visit my past posts Designer Spotlight: Hammitt Handbags, The Perfect Clutch Bag, and the Hammitt Handbag Finale to see some of my favorite styles. Bonus: every Hammitt bag is covered with a lifetime warranty…and they arrive packaged beautifully!
For the glam girls:
When gifting a glam girl, keep in mind she likely has set products she is loyal to. So go for the fun stuff. Every glam gal loves a new scent on her vanity, but it is always more fun when it is gifted. My pick is OUI by Juicy Couture. The refreshing scent is tart and fresh with notes of watermelon, jasmine, and woods. Bonus: the packaging is crazy cute!
Roll with the fun stuff theme for your glam girlfriend, and treat her the Watermelon Glow sleeping mask by Glow Recipe. I am a proud mask-a-holic, and this is my favorite mask of the year. The lightweight formula refreshingly hydrates, smooths, and perfects skin overnight with a revolutionary pillow-proof formula. Bonus: the packaging is also beautiful, and it smells delicious! The brand also offers a Watermelon Glow moisturizer, which is equally amazing. Add a bright fun lip color for the cherry on top. Stila makes awesome lip stains. Shade Beso is my all time favorite red, and it truly stays on great all night!
For the beauty lover with sensitive skin:
For your girlfriend you know has sensitive skin; look for practical products with non-toxic ingredients. My choice is the safe and super effective line Eczema Honey. Their miracle healing cream is 100% organic and super effective. Pair this magic cream with the brands nourishing lip balm and oatmeal bath bombs to complete the organic goody bag.
For your eco-friendly beauty buddy:
C’Nu is a brand new luxury skincare subscription box that delivers a months worth of clean skincare to your doorstep. All products are chemical free and made with natural ingredients. Each box contains a new green beauty line of 4-6 full size products. Bonus: the company is working with The Humane Society and is donating a portion of each order to stop animal testing.
Need a great beauty gift in a pinch? Walgreens and Target have seriously stepped up their beauty game by offering top quality brands. Vichy’s Clarifying Charcoal mask extracts dirt and toxins from the skin’s surface, leaving your skin silky smooth. Add to the gift by scooping up another amazing product available at trusty Target and Walgreens, La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. This water mist refreshes and tones the skin in one quick spray.
For the health nut:
My pick for your wellness loving friend is Matcha Collagen by Vital Proteins. I make a smoothie with this collagen at least three times a week, and I absolutely love it. Matcha contains 137 times the amount of antioxidants as other green teas, and improves hair, skin, nails and joints. Make it the cutest Matcha themed gift ever by adding Vital Proteins “Meet Your Match (A)” sweatshirt!
A classic gift for anyone:
A classic watch set is a home run extra special gift. Daniel Wellington is a great source for elegant watches for everyone. They are currently offering 10% off all their men’s and women’s watch sets. Use code JULZCHEZ for an extra 15% off. Bonus: they ship super fast and arrive beautifully gift wrapped.
For the rocker:
I am a huge fan of the company Time Warp Tees, a brand built to pay homage to icons of pop culture past and present with vintage-inspired throwback tees. There is a tee for everyone in this rad collection. Some examples: Will Smith, Stevie Nicks, Dr. Phil, ABBA, Blair Waldorf, Patrick Swayze, Britney Spears, and so many more. This is a gift that is sure to make anyone smile! I am wearing a size XS for reference. Use code julzchez10 for a discount. Hit up your local record store and find an old school album to complete the gift.
Real talk: I love receiving gifts. Also real talk: I love gifting even more! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones.
“It isn’t how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.”