#GALPAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
‘Tis the season to be…. completely stumped by all your friends and family when it comes to gift giving… oh and JOLLY!
But seriously, ever wanted to get the most perfect gift for a friend or loved one but didn’t know where to start? Here’s a holiday gift guide for every member of your #girlgang.
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For the fashion lover
Give the #shoeaholic in your life the gift of variety with Straplets, the first and only shoe accessory designed to give your stiletto a new look and solve any embarrassing shoe slip-ups. The detachable straps come in four different styles; The T-Straplet, The Clear Mary-Jane, The Mary-Jane, and The Criss-Cross and are the perfect addition to your fashionista friend’s closet. The line officially launches on December 11, just in time for holiday shopping!
Price: $22-$32 Available at www.straplets.com
For the beauty lover
Is your bestie a makeup guru? Could she possibly have her own YouTube tutorial channel with all her #fab looks? Then you need to gift her the Rosé All Day Kit from Winky Lux! The kit comes with [my personal favorite] Glitter Balm in shade rosé, this awesome lip balm that is pH-activated, meaning it interacts with your unique shade and brings out the beauty of your natural pout, as well as their Mini Kitten Palette with 6 gorgeous eyeshadow shades with 4 different finishes, allowing you to create so many different looks. The kit comes in an adorable gold makeup pouch, super chic!
The kit is $25 and is available at www.winkylux.com
& for the overly organized beauty lover
Kusshi the premiere makeup bag brand crafted to protect and organize your favorite beauty essentials is partnering with SALTYGIRL beauty and VIOLETSskincare to created the perfect gift for the holidays! Inside the beautifully packaged reusable drawstring bag with the quote “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic” is a makeup bag from Kusshi, allowing you to give the gift of less digging and less mess. Kusshi is a pure, washable, organized answer to faulty makeup bags. SALTYGIRL beauty is a simplistic line of clean cosmetics created to empower and enhance a women’s natural beauty, the pack includes the Melissa Multi Stick and Emelia Lipstick, encouraging women to #ownyourbeauty. VIOLETS skin care is a line of simple skincare created to restore and revive your skin, revealing a natural beauty, featured in this holiday pack is their Face and Body lotion.
The Holiday Collab is priced $99 at and available at www.kusshi.com
For the gratitude guru
Gratitude is the attitude this season, give the gift that keeps on giving with AllSwell notebooks. Whether your friend has been talking about her early morning free-write practices, is always losing her notebooks for work, or is a habitual doodler, this gift is for her! These gorgeous journals were created by Whalebone Editor-At-Large and surfer Laura Rubin who launched her journal brand to help spread the practice to the masses. Rubin, who now hosts workshops across the country to help people find their creativity and help them put pen to paper, believes that journaling is a life-changing practice. Change someone’s life with the simple gift from AllSwell.
The journals are $23 each or subscribe and save 15%, one notebook will ship every 6 weeks. Available at www.allswellcreative.com
For your friend who needs a ‘spa day’
This is for your stressed out friend who’s always missing happy hour to cram in those extra hours of work. At Pierre Michel Salon you can receive a scalp facial. Yup, you read that right, the salon features a rejuvenating hair and scalp treatment by in-demand stylist Yoshie Sakuma. The treatment, hailing from Japan, is influenced by Indian Ayurvedic practices, combining scalp cleansing consisting of the removal of fatty acids from the hair follicles, as well as a relaxing head massage and scalp and hair conditioning.
Scalp treatments start at $50 and can be scheduled at www.pierremichelsalon.com
& for a little extra haircare
Mon SHAMOPING will totally change the way your friends (and you) look at haircare. Their official US launch brought us a full range of customizable luxurious haircare products. Their winning concept of simplicity and effective products is the perfect gift for a friend looking for an extra boost for their hair. The idea is to select a booster of essential oils, based on hair type, and mix it with their natural based shampoo and conditioner to create a personalized present. Mon SHAMPOING is SLS/Paraben and Silicon free, Keratin enriched, creating immediate results for soft, strong and luscious hair.
Boosters $14, Shampoo $28, Conditioner $29 Available at www.monshampoing.com
For your friend who needs a ‘spa day’ but never has time
No more excuses! Zeel, the self-proclaimed Uber for massages, allows you to give the gift of premier massage therapists straight to the receivers home, hotel, or work. The app works within the hour, allowing you to book-on-demand services. Give the gift of instant relaxation with a Zeel gift certificate, starting at $99. Giftees can choose from six different types of massages and can book a treatment for as early as 8:00AM or as late as 10:30PM.
Starting at $99, available at www.zeel.com/book-today
For your art-loving friend who loves to give back
Have one of those friends who’s apartment look straight out of Architectural Digest? Then this is the gift for her. ArtSugar has joined forces with Betchesfor an exclusive collection of 3 framed art prints featuring phrases evoking Betches’ signature humor (and mine too, I mean ‘Time flies when you’re stressed and everything hurts” is basically my mantra). A portion of proceeds from the framed prints will be donated to Autism Speaks. The ArtSugar x Betches square-shaped prints are available in 2 sizes (12x12x1″ and 20x20x1″), available in white or black.
The ArtSugar collection curated by Betches Media includes 12 framed prints by Instagram’s most popular artists, such as Michael Turchin(@michaelturchinart – Lance Bass’ husband), Anna Panchenko(@anya_panchenko), and Jaxon Roberts (@jaxon_roberts).
Prices – 11x14x1″ ($130) and 20x30x1″ ($395). Available at for purchase: www.shopbetches.com
For the spirits connoisseur
A little pricey, but SO worth it – Pernod Ricard USA has launched their Limited Edition Venus et Fleur Lé Clair Dix-Huet. The gift features a stunning, crystal clear product features a top layer of Eternity® Roses, protected by a clear acrylic lid and a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque, it’s the perfect addition to your luxe friend’s bar cart!
Price $529, Available www.ReserveBar.com
A little more reasonably priced, the gift of gin! Monkey 47 gin is a one-of-a-kind spirit, which is batch distilled, handcrafted dry gin that skillfully blends British tradition, the exoticism of India and unique botanicals from Germany’s Black Forest. Made up of 47 exotic botanicals including juniper, lavender, and lingonberries (indigenous to the Black Forest), the eccentric spirit has won numerous awards and praises and has gained a cult following in Europe. Order an engraved bottle of Monkey 47 gin for that special someone, making it a gift that’s memorable in more ways than one!
Price $42, Available www.ReserveBar.com
While shopping (online) for all the special people in your life, don’t forget to #treatyourself. Why not put on some Christmas music, comfy slippers and make yourself a Kim Crawford Blanc Hot Chocolate? (Ingredients below). HAPPY SHOPPING! + holidays 🙂
- 4 oz Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
- 3 Tbsp sweet ground white chocolate powder
- 3 oz hot water
- ¾ oz crème de cacao (white)
- Pinch white chocolate nibs
- 3-4 meringues
Pre-warm an 8-10 oz coffee mug. In a saucepan, combine white chocolate powder with hot water to make into a rich syrup. Add crème de cacao and Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. Stir until ingredients are hot. Pour into pre-warmed mug. Garnish with white chocolate nibs and meringues floated on top just before serving.