Since the Holiday Season is upon us, I thought I would put a couple of gift guides together to help you find the perfect gift you’re looking for, or maybe just a good idea. I am starting with stocking stuffers because we all need at least a few of these at hand, and I tried to pick items that were small both in size and price tag. I also included a few items that are not exclusively for ladies, so you can confidently bring them to a Secret Santa without making any guy upset. Here we go…
1. One Love Organics Konjac Sponge This sponge is a little gem. It comes in a heart shape (cutest sponge ever) and in a sphere shape as well. It is lovely for cleansing the skin and provides the most gentle, physical exfoliation. You can choose between Rose (best one for sensitive skin, but will work for everyone, really) and Black, which contains charcoal (great for oily and blemish prone skin types). Doubles as a Christmas tree ornament for skincare junkies. I’m kidding. $10 find here.
2. Acure Lip Lush These squeezable lip gloss tubes come in a a few different shades, have a very shiny finish, and a light fruity scent. The lighter shades are quite sheer, while the darker shades are a bit more pigmented. When it comes to products with great ingredients that are also very affordable, Acure Organics is a guarantee. $7.99 find here.
3. Waxelene You just can’t go wrong with a tube of Waxelene. It’s small, cheap, and does the job better than some of the most expensive balms. It’s great for lips, hands and any dry spot. You can choose between the Lip Tube and the Flip Tube, and they are both under $5. Great for both ladies and gentlemen, too. (Not suited for vegans). $3.99-$4.99 find here.
4. Blissoma Natural Deodorant At $14.99, this is the most expensive item that I have included in this list, but a safe and effective deodorant is a great gift to give to someone you care about. Hopefully whoever gets it loves it and quits using those containing aluminum and synthetic fragrances. I have actually just put one in a box that I am sending to my sister in Italy because she is a sweaty betty and has not found one that works for her yet. $14.99 find here.
5. Josh Rosebrook Deep Nourishing Shampoo Travel Size (2 oz.) The great thing about this shampoo is that it works for a lot of different hair types. My husband, who has curly, dry hair likes to use it and I have straight, flat hair and like it as well. The travel size is just about $8 and you get a rich shampoo that will last you a good while (for a travel size). $8 find here.
6. One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder Some people don’t know how much easier styling their hair would be if they used dry shampoo, while others already use dry shampoo, but it is scented with synthetic fragrances and contains other “not human friendly” ingredients. Basically, anyone who does not own this shampoo yet, will love it. $12 find here.
7. Weleda Pomegranate Hand Cream The Weleda Hand Creams are very light and non-greasy, but they provide enough moisture to protect the hands during the daytime. The scents are lovely but not particularly feminine, so boys can use them too. $12.50 find here.
8. MJ’s Herbals Calendula Salve These little jars are some of the most useful things to keep in a medicine cabinet. They are a concentrate of healing ingredients that soothe the worst skin irritations, bug bites, burns, & more. The Caldendula Salve in particular, has been very effective at preventing a burn of mine from becoming a blister and it soothed a itchy spider bite. If you like to give out helpful items, this is it. $12.99 find here.
Are you a last minute type or you buy gift in advance? Confession: this is the first year that I have already started to buy presents. I decided that I am not going to stress out about it at the last minute.
Talk to you tomorrow for the weekend post!