Our picks of gifts to keep you looking great all year long
With cooling serum and Holiday Lip Cracker with aloe vera balm, $10 each; thisworks.com
In Sunshower with organic extracts, $18; 866/480-4551 or illumecandles.com
Square Weekender, $48, and Zip Top Clutch, $20, in Fiji, Trina Style; 800/833-5562 or trinastyle.com for retailers
In Boat House and Clam Bake, $8 each; essie.com
“I’m obsessed with this bright red-orange color! It’s a reminder of summer to get you through the winter” ―Kristen Shelton, assistant photo editor
In Arancia Di Capri, $35, Acqua Di Parma; 877/551-7257 or saks.com
$34, Kobo; 888/338-8111 or burkedecor.com
With Rosemary and Patchouli, $8 each; 718/624-2929 or saipua.com
“Adorable wrapping and a gender-neutral scent―good stock for my just-in-case gift stash.” ―Mamie Walling, office manager
In Shangrila, $16; Sohum, available at Fred Segal; 888/337-3867
$20 for 8 oz.; kalastyle.com
Snowflakes should be the only flakes you worry about this winter. Cure dry, cracked skin with this extra-rich body crème immersed in aloe-vera leaf juice and shea butter.
Candles occasionally get a bad rep as being an impersonal gift, a step-above the gift card. The minute you smell the grapefruit, red currants, apple, mandarin, and amber, those gift-giving woes will quickly fade away.
$48 per jar; giannarose.com
No need for gift-wrapping. Bath junkies will melt over these white honeysuckle and baby jasmine seashell soaps piled high in glass apothecary jars.
Your pucker will be ready for the mistletoe with this sampler of smooch-worthy delights. The trial-size goodies work well for a lip-product pro or makeup minimalist.
$56; simplementeblanco.com for more information
Cozy up to your hot-water bottle this winter with this ultra-soft, hand-knitted cover. Think outside the box and fill it with lavender for a sachet in a snap.
(Published December/January 2010)