2017 Holiday Gift Guide — Lifestyle & Beauty

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There’s still time to shop for the holidays! Here’s another quick guide to some of our favorite lifestyle and beauty finds!

Story by Min A. Lee
Feature Image: Waves Print from Chasing Paper

From our favorite apothecary, ARTISANskin, we fell in love with a couple of their new product launches—Unicorn Drink Floats and Yoga Joe’s! We know it’s cold out there, but the floats are an adorable gift for your traveling friends. They’ll giggle when they see them! Psst—they’re only $5! It’s a perfect stocking stuffer!

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Yoga wear and products have been gaining popularity fast, so we set out to find something that was unique from the usual clothing lines. This is where ARTISANskin won us over with their Yoga Joe’s! Putting a twist on the classic toys, the yoga poses of the soldier figurines are a great reminder to ease back and let go from the holiday stress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prep for next year with Elyse Maguire’s 12 votive candle set, A Year On The Cape. Every month of 2018, your friends and family can enjoy a new scent from these logo printed, soy wax votives. Beautifully packaged together, they provide an elegant gift for anyone on your shopping list!

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We always love up-and-coming brands, and this year our favorite is a fair trade organic oil by Paradox! Founder Elise Gabriel is bringing some of Morocco’s best-kept beauty secrets to people everywhere. From her own kitchen, she curated a blend of organic ingredients to help combat dryness and breakouts. Marrakech Liquid Gold is a well-balanced mix of Argan and rose oils, especially good for those of us with sensitivity. It’s extremely high-end skincare (and hair care too!) that won’t break the budget!

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Eye Shadows can be an easy gift for the makeup lovers you know. We’re a fan of CAO Cosmetics vibrant colors. Our go-to gift would be their Smokey Eye Palette of 12 wet/dry shades. Botanical based and suitable for every skin tone, this intense palette will be a gift that’s used well!

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If you’re looking for neutral scents that will appease, we find that m/f people’s shower kit is the perfect unisex option. Not too heavy on fruits and florals, this 5 piece kit is great for spa fans! From body scrubs to shampoo, they can have a bit of luxury right at home. Shop now and you’ll find the entire set is on sale!

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We’ve been following photographer Gili Biegun for over a couple years now, and we’re fascinated by her view of the Milan runways. We are super excited to see she’s released a stunning collection of fashion and runway photography as a book. It’s a truly lovely piece to have out on your table for when you host friends or family over! Head over to Amazon to get or gift a copy of Joys Fashion Book!

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We’ve found the most stylish luxury box subscription for men that doesn’t limit itself to just clothes or accessories! Every month Robb Vices hunts down the best products out there from scotch favorites like Glenmorangie to well-reviewed tech goods. You can gift month-to-month or a whole year and cancel any time. Our top pick for men does not disappoint!

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For those of you trying to find a larger, statement gift, check out Chasing Paper’s wall art. You have the option to buy the print alone or framed for a sleek, modern look. Sized well to fit any area, it’s an impressive piece to give. From beautiful ocean scenes to contemporary quotes and colors, you’ll be able to match any personality! Our favorites happen to be the serene Ombre styles. 170721_CP_54270_preview_a8f619a2-d009-4a5a-9913-74812d4fa49a_1024x1024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up, we turn to Horne for luxury heirloom gifts. Going for a more masculine piece, we found their artisan pewter Change Tray was something we all want our selves. Just looking closely at the design, we can see how detailed each tray is. Made in Northern Italy by family-owned shops, this is not your ordinary change tray. It really is something you can pass down generation to generation.

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This one is for shopping ahead of time or perhaps a gift to your self! If you’re looking for stockings to hang in time for Christmas Eve, our favorite happens to be from MeridianThe Vintage Indigo and Mudcloth Stocking VIII. Made from West African textiles, these stockings are completely hand made. Spun, weaved and dyed, no two pieces are alike. You’ll have the most stylish mantle among your friends!

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We all have friends that love to host, so this year we looked for a solid, conversational piece and found a fitting cutting board! American Heirloom’s 100% bamboo plywood boards can be bought in every state and offer the option to include a heart, house or star on any place you’d like. More importantly, they’re sturdy and will survive constant use. Being based in Los Angeles, we had to go for the California Shaped Cutting Board!

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