By Lisa Beard | Contributing Beauty + Style Blogger

The holidays are here with their stories of elves, fruitcake, eggnog and extravagant wish lists.   The hour is drawing near, time to get a handle on your “naughty or nice list.”  Here, we have assembled some gifts that are sure to please and make you the favorite elf. Whether they are little known or well known, each gift is as thoughtful as the giver.  Merry Christmas!


Berdoues Violette Eau de Parfum, Mills Pharmacy + Apothecary

Violette is a vibrant homage to the history of Maison Berdoues and this raw fragrance is both delicate and fragile.  Spray it on before you go riding on a one horse sleigh.

Meet The Girls Fragrance Collection, TOCCA

Woodsy and floral and citrus, oh my!  Ten different miniature scents to carry with you wherever you go; even if its just to Grandmother house.

Gigi Hadid West Coast Collection, Maybelline

Boardwalk or catwalk, either way this collection is hot and just in time to make magic.  A sunset, red lips and a golden glow, perfect for a Christmas night out on the town.

I Coloniali, Regenerating Bath and Shower Cream, Mills Pharmacy.+ Apothecary

Just in time for the holidays, this myrrh scented and luxurious bath and shower cream arrives. The chestnuts roasting by the fire can wait, we’re soaking.

Premier Cru La Crème Yeux, Caudalie

This eye cream is luxurious and effectively targets dark circles and puffiness.  Great for the morning after those late night caroling session.

Trio, Mented

Having a tough time deciding which lipstick to choose for the office holiday potluck?  Mented has your back.  A gift set where you choose three of your favorite lipsticks and put them into a set.

Seoulscrub – Himalayan Salt Scrub 6 Pack Set, C.O. Bigelow

This is the ultimate indulgence for someone on your list.  It has Himalayan pink salt, organic sugar, coconut oil, cold pressed avocado and apricot kernel oil.  Mmm, sounds better than a fruit cake.

Kocostar Mint Lip Mask

Kocostar had the most anticipated launch this fall with the Mint Lip Mask.  The mask is infused with peppermint leaf water and green tea leaf extract to help you get to soft and kissable lips.  Hey, where’s that mistletoe?

Eau So Decadence, Marc Jacobs

Santa will get a kiss for this one.  This decadent fragrance with notes like nashi pear, lily of the valley and white amber; is perfect for day or night.  I promise you will love the iconic handbag shaped bottle.

Dior Grand Bal Diorific Vernis, Christian Dior

Dior Grand Bal is beautifully crafted bottles that look like tree ornaments.  Inside you will find colors that are brighter and shinier than any Christmas bulb.

The Pink Fijian Ginger Beauty & Wellness Collection, Wakaya Perfection

Wakaya pink ginger comes from the island by the same name located in Fiji.  It is an organic micro-food that can enrich and support the body inside and out.  It gives you energy; just scrub, soak and drink the tea.  Anyone for a reindeer run?

Senteurs D’Orient Mint Leaves, Mills Pharmacy  + Apothecary

Raindrops on roses and mint leaf soaps are two of my favorite things. The soaps are handcrafted and individually cut in the Beirut atelier by artisans.  The smell of invigorating mint blended with sweet tea is intoxicating.

Loubilaque Lip Lacquer, Christian Louboutin

This lip lacquer comes encased in a jeweled box with a silk carrying pouch and silk ribbon.  The brilliant and intense glassy shine comes in eight shades, from nude to bright hues.  Wearing these on your lips, really makes it feel like the most wonderful time of the year.

Tiffany & Co Eau de Parfum,

Created by master perfumer Daniela (Roche) Andrier of the fragrance house Givaudan, the iris scent is soft and alluring; and with the robin’s egg colored box under the tree, it truly is a Merry Christmas.

3 Facial Bar Soaps, Chidoriya World

Why leave cookies for Santa when you could leave 3 facial bar soaps?  The scents are azuki brown sugar, green tea and pearl barley and pure silk and rice bran.

Sweet Endings Gift Set, Touch Body Works

Tis the season to be clean; what better way than to wake up Christmas morning feeling energized and ready to go. 

This complete collection contains: 1- Whipped Cream Body Lotion (8oz) 1- Mocha Chocolate Body Wash (8oz) 1- Cinnamon Dulce Espresso Butter (4oz) (not shown) 1- Oatmeal Sugar Cookie Scrub (4oz) 1- Rich Chocolate Milk Soap Bar (8oz) 1 – Creme Brûlée Body Oil (8oz)


Otomari Sleepover Ojyubako Gift Set, Chidoriya World

If you know someone who is doing some traveling this holiday then this is the perfect gift to give them.  It includes cleansing oil, cleansing balm, shampoo, conditioner, herbal water, geranium soap and silk/cotton towels.  You can give the five golden rings next year.


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