Whether a foodie, fashionista or hard to categorize, here’s a list of gifts for your significant other this holiday season.
Cosmetics, Hair and Body Care for the Beauty on Your List
Tweezerman has a variety of new Holiday Gift Sets that make great glamourous grooming gifts. Including a champagne shimmer gift set which includes an eyelash curler and slant tweezer, $36; Merry Mint Brow and Lash Set, $29; Hollygraphic Mini Tweeze Set, $28, as well as others, all at www.tweezerman.com.
L:A Bruket Skincare
L:A Bruket brings natural and organic skincare from Sweden to the States with products to protect and nourish skin and hair. Their Broccoli Seed Serum hydrates skin and stimulates cell renewal ($62) and their make up remover ($36) includes castor, jojoba and meadowfoam oils to nourish and soften skin, at https://labruket.usa.com.
Philosophy Holiday Sets
Philosophy offers a variety of gift sets making it easy to pick the perfect fragrance, moisturizer, cleanser, bath and body present for everyone on your list. Snow Angel, Shimmering Snowlace, Vanilla Velvet Truffle, Christmas Cookie and Candy Cane shampoo, gel and bubble baths are great stocking stuffers. Gift sets include All the Way Home ($55), Gingerbread House ($42) and Warm and Cozy Advent Calendar ($39) and feature shampoos, gels, bubble bathes, lotions, facial washes and moisturizers all at www.philosophy.com.
ModaPro 4 Piece Face Perfecting Kit
This ultrasoft brush kit features four oval shaped brushed to perfectly blend cream and liquid makeup, $16.84 at https://www.walmart.com.
Yuni Mindful Beauty
Yuni’s Beauty on the Run Travel Kit includes shower body wipes, hand and body crème, body cleansing foam and calming aromatherapy mist and is the perfect gift for travellers on your list, $29. Another good choice is their shower sheets body wipes, $15, both at https://www.yunibeauty.com.
Finishing Touch Facial Roller and Massager & Dermaplane Glo
Finishing Touch’s Facial Roller and Massager , $19.99, and Dermaplane Go will leave skin revitalized and fuzz free both at https://www.dermaplaneglo.com.
The All You Need Mask Set from TonyMoly provides 13 masks that will leave skin hydrated, glowing, refreshed and ready for any holiday party, $25 at https://www.tonymoly.us.
Catrice HD Liquid Coverage Foundation
This ultra lightweight high coverag foundation is easy on skin and on your pocketbook, $10.99 at https://www.ulta.com.
Jane Iredale Makeup
Jane Iredale’s Beyond Matte Liquid 3 in 1 Foundation provides a natural semi-matte finish. A primer, concealer and foundation all in one product, $50. The Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain provides long lasting color to both lips and cheeks in pink, peach and red, $29; the Come Fly With Me limited edition eye shadow kit includes five shimmering shades of long-wearing shadows, $59 and the Zap and Hide Concealer will sooth and minimize redness, $29, all at https://janeiredale.com.
Wildist Toothpaste & Deodorant
These natural toothpastes and deodorants are gentle, poison-free and recyclable and will keep you fresh and minty all through the holidays, $8 – $16 at jtt[s”www/tjewo;dost/cp,/
Sol Janeiro Gift Sets
Give the gift of head to toe treats with Sol Janeiro’s Carnaval Celebration gift set including their best selling Brazilian bum Bum Cream, Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream Gel, Brazilian Touch Hand Cream and Brazilian Crush Fragrance Mist ($59) and Carnaval Shimmer featuring Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and a Brazilian Bum Bum Cream candle ($24), both at https://soldejaneiro.com.
Biossance’s Clean Favorites Trio gift set will keep skin soft and subtle throughout winter. Set includes Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil and Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream, $58 at https://biossance.com.
Beekman 1802’s Triple Milk Skincare Travel Set includes a Milk Bar facial cleanser, Skin Milk moisturizer, Milk Cleanser makeup remover and an exfoliating Milk Peel, $45 at https://beekmand1802.com.
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Arbonne RE9 Prepwork
Arbonne’s RE9 line of skincare, including Overnight Face Jelly ($39), Micellar Water ($20), Cleansing Polish ($32) and Hydrating Dew Cream ($46), Gel Eye Masks ($50) will keep skin soft and smooth all winter long, all at https://www.arbonne.com.
Featuring the taste of fresh strawberries and rhubarb, this fragrant pink gin is the perfect gift for cocktail lovers. (NEED LINK)
This traditional bitter Italian digestive combines forty herbs, roots and spices and is aged for a year. Perfect for craft cocktails or as an after dinner drink, $17.49 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky Little Bay of Caves
This dark amber single malt Scotch whisky has a rich and malty nose with dried apple, caramel, honey, dried plums and oak. Notes of green apple, salt, chocolate, toasted malt and orange peel give it a spicy holiday vibe, $59.99 at https://totalwine.com.
Glendullan The Singleton Single Malt Scotch Whisky
This 12-year single malt scotch whisky is matured in American oak casks with a portion of European oak casks to balance the whisky with fresh fruit aromas, a sweet honeyed palate and a creamy lingering finish, $29.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Ada Lovelace Gin
This dry gin features aromas of juniper berries, lavender, roses and tangerines and has a full bodied taste with a candied ginger finish, $33.97 at https://winechateau.com.
James Buchanan’s Special Reserve 18 Year Scotch
This premium aged 18 year whisky has a smooth distinguished flavor and is perfect for any whisky lover on your list, $64.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare Limited Edition Blue Label and Song of Ice and Fire
Johnnie Walker Ghost & Rare Limited Edition Blue Label, $349.99 at https://www.wine.com is blended from ghost whiskies with five rare malts resulting in layers of creamy vanilla, citrus, and tropical fruit notes.Their A Song of Ice and A Song of Fire, inspired by Game of Thrones, are limited edition whisky blends named after the House Stark and the House Targaryen, $32.49 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Hampton Water Rose
Named best rose by Wine Spectator, Hampton Water is a collaboration with rocker Jon Bon Jovi and Gerard Bertrand and is a blend of Grenache, cinsault and mour vedre grapes, $19.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Silver Patron Tequila
Handcrafted from Weber Blue Agave, Silver Patron is perfect for holiday party cocktails, $19.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Rosa Regale Wine
This sparkling red wine with strawberry and raspberry aromas is a perfect pair with fall and winter desserts, $19.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.
This prosecco boasts aromas of apple, pear and acacia blossom and is perfect with appetizers, main courses and desserts, $19.99 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Domaine De Cala Prestige Coteaux Varois
This pretty pale pink peach rosé with intense citrus and red fruit flavors is perfect for any hoiday meal, $26 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Casa Noble Tequila Extra Anejo
This Blue Agave tequila is distilled three times and has aromas of vanilla, cocoa, coffee and spices, $119 at https://www.totalwine.com.
Make gifts extra special with a personalized wine bottle from Chloe Wines, prices vary, www.chloewinecollection.com.
Obvious Wines makes it easy to choose any wine. Their collection of Estate wines from California, Chile and France have straight forward labels that provide information abut the taste and characteristics of each wine, $18 to $25 at https://www.obviouswines.com.
Teas and Coffees for Cold Winter Nights
Verve Coffee Holiday Offerings (check)
Give the gift of barista quality pour over coffee with Verve’s blend x dripkit offering Verve’s holiday blend coffee with no prep or clean up required. Also great are their new Gesha and Holiday Blend releases in 12 ounce bags and new Flash Brew ready to drink cold brew, perfect for stocking stuffers, prices vary at https://www.vervecoffee.com/.
Tealeaves holiday collection has something for everyone on your list. Their big collection is a tea lovers dream with 30 teabags, and smaller Grey collection, Winter Wellness and Happily Ever After gift sets include tins and pouches of tea and stainless steel infusers, $23.95 to $46.95 at www.tealeaves.com.
Give a surprise every day of the month with David’s Teas 24 Days of Tea. This advent calendar includes favorite teas and holds two portions of tea to sip and enjoy in every box, $40 at https://www.davdstea.com.
Nespresso Aeroccino 4
This milk frother produces cold and hot milk foam with a touch of a button, perfect for any coffee aficionado, $119 at https://www.nespresso.com. Nespresso also launched limited edition coffee flavors including Nordic Cloudberry, Almond Cake and Nordic Black flavors, .80c per pod at https://www.nespresso.com.
Chocolates for Your Better Half
Everyone loves a box of See’s Candies, especially their special holiday sweets. Choose from a festive Christmas tree box, Santa’s list box, milk chocolate Santa’s, Christmas lollipops, butter treats, ornaments gift pack, assorted peppermints and marshmallow trees, prices vary, www.sees.com.
La Maison Chocolates
La Maison du Chocolates new nine piece chocolate box sets the stage for a trip to Paris depicting the City of Lights in a variety of fragrances and flavors including orange and dark chocolate; mango gelee, vanilla and jasmine flowers; lemon and honey and ginger and lemon with dark almond praline. 16 piece box, $54, available at www.lamaisonduchocolat.us.
Ferrero Rocher Holiday
Ferrero Rocher has a wide variety of special holiday gifts featuring their signature hazelnut chocolates. Their 24 piece box, 12 piece tree and huge grand Rocher are perfect hostess gifts and desserts, prices vary, https://www.target.com.
Comvita Manuka Honey
This honey from New Zealand tastes great but is also prized for its unique health properties. Made from the nectar of the Manuka flower, $23.99 and up at www.comvita.com.
Give the gift of Italy with Eataly’s variety of delicious holiday gift boxes. The Everyday Italian features both sweet and savory delicacies designed to delight any Italophile ($149.90); The Ultimate Olive Oil includes peppery and buttery olive oils ($99) and the Emilia Romagna ($79.90) includes Bologna favorites such as cherries, fresh pasta, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste and Bolognese ragu ($79), all at www.Eataly.com.
Harry & David
Harry & David have gift boxes to match any craving. From Moose Munch bars and popcorns to huge sleighs of chocolates, coffee and truffles, anyone receiving a gift from Harry & David will feel special. They also are featuring a 24 chocolate advent calendar and a Limited Edition 9 pound Chocolate Mocha Yule Log and have launched a wide variety of CATS baskets for the holiday release of the CATS movie, prices vary, https://www.harryanddavid.com.
Cacique Chorizo and Queso Dips
Perfect for sports lovers, party planners and snackers, Cacique’s new queso blanco, southwestern, jalapeno and chipotle queso dips and homestyle salsas make great appetizer options. For heartier winter meals in a flash, load up on their fully cooked chorizo packs, prices vary at Ralphs, Vons and other markets.
Tovala Oven and Meals
The Tovala smart Wi-Fi connected overn and delicious meals are a great gift for any busy single, couple or family. Meals are delivered weekly and are ready to scan in the Tovala oven. Each meal is perfectly cooked in 20 minutes or less and foodies will love the Graham Elliot choices, $11.99 per meal, $199 for Tovala oven at https://my.tovala.com.
Nutella’s Nutella & Go combines salty pretzel sticks with Nutella’s signature hazelnut spread, $1.59. Their original spread is also delicious on holiday cookies and treats, $6.59 at https://www.target.com.
These festive bell shapes chocolates make the holidays jolly for any chocolate lover, $3.69 at https://www.target.com.
Tic Tac Candy Cane
These holiday themed tic tacs come in Santa and Snowman packages and will keep breath fresh and minty all winter, $2.99 at https://www.target.com.
La Brea Bakery Seasonal Breads
La Brea Bakery Seasonal Breads have flavors to fit breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their take and bake holiday stuffing rolls, white chocolate cranberry loaf and cranberry walnut loaf are featured at select grocery chains throughout the holiday season.
Justin’s Almond Butter Covered Almonds
Perfect for holiday snacking, Justin’s organic Almond Butter Covered Almonds are nuts covered in nut butter, $5.99 at https://www.wholefoods.com.
These mini popcorns come in a wide variety of flavors including cheddar, sea salt, kettle and truffle, four bags for $16 at https://www.pipsnacks.com.
Odwalla Zero Sugar Smoothies
Odwalla’s new zero sugar smoothies will help you keep your diet on track during holiday dining, available in dark choco-berry, strawberries and cream and vanilla matcha flavors, $4.09 at grocery stores.
Thomas Keller’s Gluten Free Mixes
Baking for gluten free guests? Try Thomas Keller’s Cup 4 Cup Gluten Free pie crust, flour and chocolate brownie mixes,
K&M ExtraVirgin Chocolates
K& M ExtraVirgin Chocolates combines the best cocoa beans from around the world with healthy extra virgin olive oil for a unique smooth texture, in milk, dark milk, dark, dark peppermint and milk winter spice bars, $14.95 each at https://www.kellermannichocolate.com.
Sunday Scaries Holiday Scaries CBD
These CBD gummies with vitamins are perfect for helping you survive the holiday season. 20 chewable gummies with 10 mg of CBD, vitamin B12 and D4 per gummy, $31 at https://sundayscaries.com.
Island Cannibus’ Island Minis
This box full of five mini joints are great for those with a low tolerance level. Each joint contains .5 grams of cannibus and is easy to transport, $28 at https://island.co
Ancient Nutrition Organic CBD Hemp Golden Chai and Collagen Ultra
These powders provide 10mg of organic CBD per serving and come in golden chai ($47.95), collagen ultra and other varieties ($69.95) at https://shop.ancientnutrition.com.
Something for the Fashionista
Vionic Boots and Slip On Sneaker
Vionic’s sneaker is so plush you can wear it anywhere and look stylish while staying comfortable, $129.95; and their boot at www.vionicshoes.com.
Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts
Any men on your gift list will love Charles Tyrwhitt dress, casual, luxury and business casual shirts, all made of 100% cotton with crisp cuffs and collars, prices vary at www.ctshirts.com.
Leigh Shoe Holders
Perfect for any traveller on your list, Leigh ShoeCase sholves the challenge of packing shoes safely and securely with shoebags, shoepaks, shoe duffles and shoe cases, prices vary, at https://leighshoecase.com.
Fab Fit Fun
A subscription to Fab Fit Fun keeps gift giving going all year. Tons of full size premium products delivered to doorsteps four times a year, egift cards available at https://www.fabfitfun.com.
Floral Street Fragrances
Floral Street has the perfect fragrance for everyone on your holiday list, including 10ml scents ranging from bright and citrus to warm and musky and perfect for stocking stuffers. Each spray is $28 available at Sephora or https://floralstreet.com.
Dolce & Gabbana K for Men
Perfect for stylish men on your list, Dolce & Gabanna’s K for Men features scents of blood orange and Sicilian lemon with amber accents of sage, geraim and lavandin, $89.95 at https://www.macys.com.
Lily Aldridge Have Perfume
This romantic floral scent will fill the winter air with the fragrance of springtime with rich notes of rose, fresh peony and deep musk, $50 at https://lilyaldridgeparfums.com.
Build A Love Nest
Pit Boss Pro Series Black Triple-Function Combo Grill
This combination pellet/gas grill is perfect for serious grillers and smokers as well as novice cooks who want lots of cooking space and the choice of gas and pellet grill options, the price is also reasonable for such a high end combo grill, $649 at www.lowes.com.
Over 70% of Rouse Condoms proceeds go to support men’s health initiatives and they offer a variety of animal themed varieties to choose from $9.99 at https://rousecondoms.com.
Ettitude Sheets and Pajamas
Give the gift of comfort with Ettitude’s luxury bedding and sleepwear made out of Clear Bamboo fabric, $241 sheet set; sleep shirt $75 at https://www.ettitude.com.
Be Fearless Book
Looking for a change in 2020? Be Fearless by Jean Case provides tips and strategies to take risks and conquer fears, $14.29 at https://www.amazon.com.
Shaena Engle is a food, lifestyle and travel writer for a variety of publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Pasadena magazine, AOL, The Daily Meal, The San Diego Union Tribune and PokerPro magazine. She has interviewed top chefs including Lidia Bastianich, Michael Chiarello, Hubert Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jose Andres, and many others. She has authored three books, The Cheap Bastard’s Guide to Las Vegas (Globe Pequot Press), The Best Places to Kiss in Southern California (Beginning Press, a romantic travel guide) and Silver Linings: Triumphs of The Chronically Ill and Physically Challenged (Prometheus Books). She is also an amateur magician and often writes on gambling, poker and magical happenings. She also is a freelance consultant on restaurant, food, travel and hospitality public relations and marketing efforts.