“I’m all about scents this season. I really just want to wrap all my loved ones in gorgeous, comforting smells to give them a cozy winter. Diptyque’s new Limited Edition Holiday Scents ($144 for 3) are enchanting, used together or scattered throughout the home. Earlier this year, Kate McLeod’s Body Stone ($45) changed my life. I’ve always disliked using traditional lotion, so I’m notoriously terrible at moisturizing my body. However, since I’ve tried the Body Stone, I’m hooked. On the makeup front, I want to gift everyone the ease and natural beauty that comes with Westman Atelier Petal Edition ($134). The set comes with Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Petal, a new shade of Lit Up Highlight Stick in Petal and Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm in, you guessed it, Petal. It’s perfect for a quick flush of color or buildable for something more intense.
As an avid tea drinker that comes from a long line of avid tea drinkers, I know Ember mugs will go down great in my family. The smart heated mug enables you to set an exact drinking temperature for up to three hours of perfect coffee or tea sipping. Ember Red Edition supports global health programs, so you’re also doing a bit of good when shopping this season. The Red Travel Mug ($200) will be going to anyone on my list that has a long commute or spends their weekends on the bleachers at their children’s sports games.
I plan to share a bit of self-care with the men in my life this year. The oft-forgotten aspect of shaving, which consumes much of many men’s daily routine, could always use a glow-up. Aesop Moroccan Neroli Shaving Duet ($85), featuring a serum and lotion, is an indulgent way to treat skin post-shave. The men, and their skin, will thank you.”
—Allie Hogan, staff writer