Holiday Gifts 2023 - Wellness, Beauty & Grooming

Holiday Gifts 2023 – Wellness, Beauty & Grooming

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In these turbulent times, what better way to treat someone than to give them a gift that makes them feel or look their best? I found 20 fabulous wellness, beauty & grooming gifts for all the guys and gals on your list. And they’re all $100 or under, so they are gentle on the wallet.  



Horti Stromanthe Triostar ($24)

Indoor plants are known to improve air quality and create an overall happier environment, so I love giving them as gifts. They can be pricey, but this adorable plant is very affordable AND it’s pet-safe for pet homes. The plant is carefully packaged so it arrives in pristine condition, and the clear instructions and supplies that are included are ideal for plant newbies. Another fun option is the Sansevieria Moonshone plant ($22), which is an exceptionally hardy option for folks that tend to kill their plants.  😉

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Double Stitch Intarsia Knit Throw Blanket ($69.99) 

I love gifts that look more expensive than they are and this throw fits the bill. It’s an upgrade from the cheap throw blankets you see at big box stores, and it’s made of 100 percent sustainable, breathable cotton certified by the Better Cotton Initiative. Available in 2 stylish colorways, Warm Multi and Cool Multi, this elegant 50” x 60” throw will make a stylish and functional addition to any living room or bedroom.   

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18 Chestnuts 3-Soup Bundle ($43.99) 

If you want to send something soothing for the winter season, this soup trio is it! Crafted in Asheville, NC with ingredients sourced from local farmers, these delicious soups are ready to heat and eat and will come in handy on chilly winter days.  The trio includes 16oz. Jars of Carrot Ginger Dill, Tuscan Tomato, and Butternut Squash Pear. They come expertly packed, so you can feel good about shipping this set to a loved one.  

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Lusso Cloud x UnHide The Draper Slippers ($80)

Lusso Cloud, a footwear brand known for its ultra-comfortable slippers and slides has partnered with Unhide, a brand known for its indulgent vegan fur blankets. The result: insanely cozy and supportive house shoes that make the perfect gift for someone who spends a lot of time at home – I’ve been wearing my daily as I WFH. They also have a rubber sole, so they can be worn outside to retrieve the paper or check the mailbox.  Available in 2 colors and men’s and women’s sizes. 

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Guru Nanda Halo XL ($39.99)

Wintertime can be rough on our skin, our breathing, and our sense of overall well-being! This Ultrasonic humidifier helps to eliminate dry air and serves as an essential oil diffuser to fill the air with a relaxing or rejuvenating scent. The device runs very quietly and has an impressive 22-hour run time on one fill, as well as a shut-off timer, sleep mode, and optional light modes. I’ve been using mine daily in my home office.   

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Sprig Bath Bomb Essentials Pack ($48) 

This gorgeous gift box includes six bath bombs in botanical scents to recharge, relax, help with sleep, and more. Each bath bomb contains nourishing ingredients, like shea butter and coconut oil, to leave the skin feeling silky soft after soaking. 

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Kinship Brighter Together ($60, an 80 value) 

This skincare set includes two clinically tested powerhouses, the Brightwave Vitamin C Energizing + Brightening Eye Cream, which hydrates and improves the appearance of dark circles, and the best-selling, award-winning Brightwave 10% Vitamin C + Peptide Face Serum, which brightens and reduces dark spots. This is an ideal gift for someone looking to uplevel their wintertime skincare routine.

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Tuckett’s Foot Care Spa Kit ($49)

Know someone who bemoans their sore feet (you probably know several)?  This kit is a four-step ritual that will have their tootsies feeling better in no time. The gift box contains a Detoxifying Charcoal Foot Scrub and Soothing Foot Spa Moisturizer, which are both packed with botanicals to soothe, exfoliate, and nourish. Also included is a massage ball that helps with relaxation and circulation, and toe separators to help encourage ideal alignment.

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Broken Top Brands Geotanical Soy Candles ($26.00)

It’s not easy to find a scented candle that the guys on your list will like, but this collection fits the bill. The candles, which are hand-poured with 100 percent U.S.-grown soybean wax and cotton core wicks, are packaged in amber jars with black and white labels.  The earthy and masculine scents include Birch Charcoal, Black Coral Tide, Sitka Woodland, and Tobacco Teak, which are all scented with high-quality fragrance oils.  

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Zodica Zodiac Perfume Palette ($96)

Whether she has a massive fragrance collection or she’s a scent newbie, she’s never seen anything like this set 12-piece kit. The collection includes one fragrance spray to represent each sign of the zodiac, which can be worn alone or blended to suit her mood. The set is beautifully packaged and contains 12 scent strips, a scent wheel, and access to fragrance recipes based on her birth chart. This gift is teen-approved; my 17-year-old went positively mad for this set. 

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Once in a Pink Moon Astrology-Inspired Skincare ($28 and up)

Another fun astrology-themed gift comes from Once in a Pink Moon, which has a variety of astrology-inspired products to address all skin ills. Products include the nourishing Virgo Essence ($45), the brightening Aquarius Moisturizer ($48), and the hydrating Cancer Cleanser ($28). There are also collections designed for the elements of Fire, Air & Earth ($102 for a set of three).  I had a chance to try the Virgo Essence, which smells heavenly and feels fantastic on the skin.  

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Lily England Hair Brush Set ($26.99, regularly $35)

Another gift that appears to be more expensive than it is, this set of three brushes will look gorgeous on her vanity, but will really do the job. The set includes a Detangling Paddle Brush, Blow-Drying Round Brush, and Drying Vented Hair Brush, which are cruelty-free and vegan.   

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Subtl Beauty Triple-Threat Stak ($36)

This trio of makeup products is perfect to throw in her purse, gym bag, or travel bag. The set includes a blush, bronzer, and highlighter in a stack with a mirror and brush, and is available in three varieties for fair-light skin tones, medium-tan skin tones, and dark-deep skin tones. Additional products, like concealer and eye shadow, can be added to the stack.    

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NIVEA Fruit Lip Balm Variety Pack ($9.69) 

You can never have too many lip balms! These four balms come in different scents and sheer tints, which will take her lips from day to night. One for every purse and pocket.   

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Cardon Jet Set Travel Kit with Dopp Bag ($100)

This elegant kit makes an excellent gift for the on-the-go guy on your list. The thoughtful product selection includes full sizes of Dark Circle Eye Rescue and Matte Lip Balm and travel sizes of a Daily SPF + Moisturizer, Clay Cleanser, and Hydro Boost Gel, all nestled in a stylish black dopp bag, ideal for the gym or for travel.  

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Patchology Fizz The Season Hydration Kit ($25, value $28)

This festive gift set contains nourishing skincare treatments for the eyes, face, and even the feet! The kit includes two Serve Chilled Rosé Sheet Masks, one pair of Serve Chilled Bubbly Eye Gels, one pair of Serve Chilled On Ice Eye Gels, and one pair of Rosé Toes Renewing Foot Mask. 

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Versed Everyday Clean Routine ($46, $54 value)  

This set of popular skincare basics contains a full-size tube of the top-selling Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream (one sells every 57 seconds, according to the brand!), which is a lightweight cream that contains aloe leaf juice and great tea, a full-size jar of makeup melting Day Dissolve, AND the brands famous “croissant” headband in black.  

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Fresh Day & Night Moisturizers Bundle ($52, value $61) 

Just in time for winter, this trio of rich creams will keep their skin dewy and fresh. For mornings, there’s the Lotus Moisturizer for radiance or the Rose Face Cream to strengthen the skin’s barrier.  For night, there’s the Lotus Dream Cream to help reduce signs of fatigue. The jars look elegant and the creams smell divine. 

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Dr. Squatch Groomed Bundle ($42, value $72)

This men’s grooming set includes Pine Tar shampoo and conditioner, and 4 best-selling, exfoliating bar soaps in Woodbarrel Bourbon, Birchwood Breeze, and Pinetar, and a soap-saving soap dish. Dr. Squatch products are designed for men and the ingredients are 98-100 percent natural and never harmful. 

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Olaplex Vibrant Shine Healthy Hair Kit ($38, value $50)

This popular haircare brand is all about hair health, and the 4-step routine will help your recipient achieve shiny, healthy-looking hair. The set includes Nº.4C to remove buildup, the TikTok trendy Nº.3 to repair damage and strengthen hair, Nº.6 to smooth and control frizz, and Nº.7 oil, to add maximum shine and protect hair from heat.

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