In case you are still shopping for holiday gifts (or are now focused on gifting yourself), here are my favorites from this year's Holiday Gift Guide media event I attended over the summer. Highlights include the latest products in beauty, tech, candles, and other accessories.
This was my first introduction to Savannah Bee, which has a number of amazing products in their line, including body butters, hand creams, lip balms, heel balms and bar soaps. These products are sure to keep your skin soft and moisturized all winter long. One of their star products is the Royal Jelly Body Butter, which smells amazing and has a super-rich formula (you'll never have to worry about dry skin if you are using this). I absolutely love the packaging too!
One of Vitabath's newest scents is Orchid Intrigue, with a scent of amber velvet, layered with luxurious amethyst orchid jasmine, and sugared musk. For the holidays, Vitabath also launched Spice Is Nice and Sweet Pink Peppermint. Spice is Nice is a blend of pumpkin, allspice, rum and maple syrup, topped with delicious cream cheese icing. Sweet Pink Peppermint has a scent of pink candy cane, cheery vanilla and sugary musk.
The Softlips Cube make the perfect stocking stuffers. The 5-in-1 lip care is made with SPF 15, shea butter, and Vitamins A,C, and E. New scents include Pomegranate Blueberry and Peach Mango. Also be on the lookout for the limited edition Hello Kitty Cube.
Products you'll want to gift from Hada Labo this season include the best selling Skin Plumping Gel Cream, Anti-Aging Hydrator, and Replenishing Hydrator. The newest product is the Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask with Super Hyaluronic Acid. The single-use mask instantly boosts hydration, smooth fine lines and refreshes skin in just 10 minutes.
Barbar blow dryers are stylish and effective, reducing drying time up to 50%. Barbar also makes an eco-friendly blow dryer, saving 40% more electricity than a standard dryer.
This Belkin Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is the perfect accessory for your iPad, for home or for travel.
The SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive is perfect for transferring photos or videos from your iPhone, iPad or laptop, up to 64 GB.
Cobra JumPack is a must-have for your car, as you never know when you'll need jumper cables or a charger.
Zolt Laptop Charger Plus is perfect for the home, office or travel, powering up your laptop, phone and tablet at the same time.
Puppy Bumpers are a cute and safe option for keeping your dog from escaping the fence. They are available in different designs, including festive ones such as snowmen or wreathes.
Yankee Candle is one of my go-to candle brands, with cocktail-inspired candles such as Vanilla Bourbon, Sparkling Wine, Holiday Sangria and Pomegranate Cosmo.
Corkcicle Canteens keep beverages cold for up to 25 hours and hot for 12 hours thanks to its triple insulation. The tumblers keep drinks cool for 9 hours or hot for 3 hours. The design and variety of colors really caught my eye, especially the brushed copper!
Plaid is definitely trending this winter, and the Vera Bradley Buffalo Plaid collection is perfect for the holiday season, whether you are looking to gift a wallet, cosmetic case, tote or travel bag. The Midnight Geometric collection features a fun, modern black and white design.
- Kim Weling