Us? Procrastinate? Never! Well, okay maybe a little. If you’re anything like us, you’ve still got a holiday to-do list a mile long. But as far as shopping for gifts of bliss and beauty goes, we’ve got ya covered! Here’s a roundup of our favorite beauty sets and spa-inspired collections for the season of giving (and getting, hint, hint!).
For the Spa Girl
The Bliss Spa Holiday Gift Sets ($28-$68) are uplifting, effective products for the young-at-heart spa lover. Our latest crush is on the Big Orange set featuring their new Blood Orange and White Pepper Bath & Shower Gel and Body Butter ($28). Get Bliss gifts at Bliss Scottsdale at the W Hotel or blissworld.com. We also adore anything from Philosophy and their holiday collections ($15-$35) are as cute as they come. Check out their Angel Cakes gift set, a heavenly two-piece set of shimmery lip gloss and body wash laced with angel food cake aromas ($20). Get Philosophy gifts at select department stores, Philosophy stores and philosophy.com. For the more persnickety spa girl, get the Pevonia Spalasium Holiday Spa-to-Go, which comes with all you need for a home spa interlude, $28. Get it at dermstore.com or visit pevonia.com for retail locations near you.
For the Glam Girl
Playful and fun, the Sephora Scent Sampler Bestsellers Set for Her, $50 ($80 value) comes with a rating card and certificate for a full-size bottle of your favorite. For the makeup lover, the Sephora Lash Stash Sampler Set, $35 ($85 value) comes with 10 best-selling mascaras. Both available at Sephora stores and sephora.com. For the nail biter, get Lippmann Collection Nail Lacquer Kits ($21-$49) from celebrity manicurist and Arizona native Deborah Lippmann. The Bootylicious warming spa booties keep toes toasty ($48) while the Material Girl Essentials set comes packed with Lippmann’s best nail treatments and lacquers ($49). Available at lippmanncollection.com. Another super charmer line we adore is Too Faced Cosmetics. Their Naughty or Nice Set ($29.50), Mini Mirror Mirror Gloss Set ($21) and Jewelry Box Pink Diamond Edition makeup kit ($39.50) will set off a sparkle in any glam girl’s eye. Get them at Sephora stores and toofaced.com.
For the Nature Girl
Affordable, all-natural Nature’s Gate Lotus Flower Holiday Gift Set ($9.99) and JASON Natural’s holiday spiced gift sets ($12.99) make bath-time an exhilarating experience without costing you an arm and a leg. Plus, a portion of sales of the Nature’s Gate gift sets go toward their partnership with WaterAid America, a nonprofit organization that helps underdeveloped countries build sustainable water systems. Both are available at Whole Foods Markets. Others we like: the Alba Botanica Hawaiian Bath & Body Gift Set ($17.99) available at Whole Foods and drugstore.com and Organics by Noah’s Naturals Sea Salt Soak ($16.99) and Massage Oil ($10.99) available at Wal-Mart and www.noahsnaturals.com.
For the Home Girl
Nurture the nurturer with the Cranberry Bliss Gift Set ($32) from LATHER, a blissfully scented sugar rub and body lotion available at LATHER stores and lather.com. Or, feed her inner spirit with Philosophy’s Recipe Box, which comes with a delicious trio of Red Velvet Cake, Strawberry Shortcake and Sweet Creamy Frosting shower gels packaged in a keepsake recipe holder ($18). Get it a philosophy retailers or philosophy.com.
For the Picky Teen
The new compact-sized Zeno Mini ($89) zaps away bacteria that causes mild to moderate acne and keeps teens pimple-free. Comes in black or white with batteries and replaceable tip. Available at Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens and myzeno.com.
For the Picky Teen Mom
Bless all women raising teens (and those who’ve survived it) and help her zap away years of worry and wear with the Tanda Regenerate Anti-Aging Starter Kit. This light therapy device and skincare system encourages collagen production to help repair skin texture, color, and tone while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (a $385 value for $275) exclusively at sephora.com.
For the Girl Who Has Everything
Luxe and lovely, Jo Malone is the ultimate gift to spoil the gal who has it all. Our faves are the Jo Malone Bath Oil Collection (an Oprah favorite for $85), Pomegranate Noir Tasting Kit ($110), and the mega Luxury Candle in the Pine & Eucalyptus scent ($345). Available at Neiman’s and Sak’s (P.S., take a shopping time-out with complimentary hand and arm massage at Jo Malone counters at both stores!). Collections also available at jomalone.com.
For the Spa Boy
Up the ante on his shaving regimen with Pevonia Vitality for Him Set, which comes with luxury shaving emulsion and after-shave balm ($84), available at dermstore.com. Or, give him the handsome Sothys Homme Le Kit Chic kit with three best-sellers including deodorant stick, after-shave and Homme Eau de Toilette ($80), available at skinstore.com. Arm him with the tools to discover his ideal manly smell with the Sephora Scent Sampler for Him, $50 ($75 value) at Sephora stores and sephora.com.
For You (Yes, You!)
With the holiday season drawing to its merry end, it’s time to trade glittery shadows and shimmering lip glosses for a more practical look. Invest in yourself with the new Mineral Photo Touch Foundation from Scosh ($47). Take a Scosh class to get the full scoop on how to use makeup to bring out your full potential without overdoing it. Scosh makeup and skincare available at scoshskincare.com.
For Anyone and Everyone
So fun, so practical, Spongeables “shower gel in a sponge” come in spa-inspired scents like white rose and lavender nectar ($4 and up) at Rite Aid drugstores or spongeables.com. Great stocking stuffers too for kids, pets, guys and gals!
For the Stockings of Every Girl and Boy
Stuff any and all of these in holiday stockings for a merry Christmas morn: Holiday Bubble Bar, Snowcake Soap, Frothy The Snowman Bubble Bar, Let Them Eat Cake Lip Balm and Chocolate Santa Bath Bomb from Lush ($6.95 each and up) available at Lush stores and lush.com.