We all have them. That friend, or five, who seem to have everything and what they don't have, they'll go buy themselves. While they say they don't want or need anything, we want to show they're important to us during the holidays and give them a gift with meaning, something they'll use and something they don't already have. And let's not forget, a price point that meets your budget!
I've put together a list of 10 great gift ideas that should meet the above criteria to make your holiday shopping easier. Check out these gift ideas from beauty to relaxation to a little decor.
Ambient Lighting Face Palette by Hourglass. With new shades and a case designed by artist Katie Scott, this 6 color palette has soft, glow from within finely milled powders that melt flawlessly into the skin. From blush to eyeshadow to highlight, this palette not only looks beautiful on the outside, it's sure to make your friend feel beautiful with what's inside.
Magic Mind: This is one for anyone on your list who is looking for a way to start their day with more energy, higher level of productivity (I experienced this on day 2!) with natural ingredients like Matcha, Adaptogens, Nootropics, & Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Rosea work to decrease stress and low-grade anxiety. What better gift to give than a helpful dose of stress relief, especially during the holidays. These tiny drinks (the size of a shot) fit easily in your fridge and come in packs of 15. Save 20% with code JODI20 at check out!
Imagine the smell of a spa every time you step into the shower. That's what you get with the shower steamer aromatherapy shower bombs with essential oils. This variety pack is under $15.00 and comes with 6 different fragrances. You could give as a gift to one person or break up the pack and give them as 6 different stocking stuffers! A simply way to help your friends relax and get ready for the new year.
Oprah's The Life You Want Love and Happiness Journal this 6.5 x 8.5-inch, 208 page journal will help guide your friends through 12 life-changing chapters. This Journal is filled with motivation and focuses on exploring values that Oprah finds to be foundational to establishing trusted relationships across our lives. Your friends will enjoy each colorful page and you'll enjoying giving a gift that lasts a lifetime.
My family and I love playing Shut The Box. It's a dice game for 2-4 players played in a box (this one is walnut stained wood and 14 inches x 14 inches). Each player gets 2 dice and 10 pegs. You roll the dice and flip your pegs of equal value. Game ends when no play remains, add up the value of remaining pegs, low score wins. Like most board games, the fan can't be articulated in a few words so you'll have to trust me on this one, it's alot of fun!
I received this as a gift last year and have purchased it for 3 friends this Christmas. The Tea Therapy Infusion Gift Set comes with 7 loose leaf tea's like vanilla chia and lemon honey. Each tea comes in a glass vial and the set includes a copper ball infuser. For under $24.00, this gift is perfect for the tea lover on your list.
Here's a book I go back to several times throughout the year, An Atlas of Natural Beauty: Botanical Ingredients for Retaining and Enhancing Beauty. This book is full of easy to follow recipes that you can make yourself and be assured of the ingredients you're putting on your skin. We all have that friend who is DYI all the way, has sensitive skin or prefers a more natural approach to skincare. This book would make a great gift anytime of the year.
Personal Safety Alarm for Women by Women, called Birdie. It's a keychain and when you pull to handle, it's a strobe light and emits 130 dB siren to draw immediate attention to yourself. It's no bigger than a fingernail polish bottle and attaches to your purse, keychain, gym bag and anywhere else you, or your friend, wants to have an extra layer of personal safety at their fingertips!
Now hear me out on this one, because if you don't have one of these, you'll want to purchase one for your friend and one for you. It's the Lavender Luxury Microwavable Aromatherapy Lavender Neck Wrap, and well, it's a little heaven on earth for those who like to take relaxation to the next level. A couple minutes in the microwave and you have instant happiness in the form of a silk wrap made to fit comfortably around your neck or any area of your body is in need of heat. The smell of lavender also helps aid in sleeping.
This last one is already on order. I had too! It's a clean lined, 3 tiered bowl set that I'm already thinking about using for what else, makeup. It would look beautiful in the kitchen, bathroom, patio, home office, there are endless uses for it. I'm going to put one by the bathtub with bath salts, hair ties and rolled wash clothes in it.
Shopping for those who have made a positive impact on your life is a fun and thoughtful way to share
what they mean to you. I hope this list helps you find the perfect gift that expresses your feeling of gratitude for them without spending a fortune.
Wishing you much love this holiday season.