The holidays are officially HERE.
Just writing that brings a mix of anxiety and joy as we think about all of the fun [but frantic] times quickly approaching. Amid all of the family gatherings, holiday parties, and hectic travel, shopping for gifts that are thoughtful and affordable can feel like a major stress. Instead of filling your online shopping cart with last minute gifts you’re not sure will even land, we’re sharing our wish list of favorite finds that clock in at $20 or under!
Here’s how we’re stuffing our stockings this year:
For the Foodie
Just in time for long, loungey holiday gatherings, we love this swatchbook that pairs different wines with its ideal cheese counterpart. Aside from the cute tin packaging it arrives in, it’s a fun way to explore different wines and cheeses from around the globe. Gift it to your foodie friend or the family member that’s hosting this year’s holiday gathering!
For the Fuss-Free Minimalist
Bold, feathery brows = the only way to bring in the new year. Look, we get that we designed this brow butter, but we designed it with the intention of actually wanting to wear it, because a cakey, messy, overly-tinted brow breaks our hearts. Get it in clear for everyone you love, or, if you’re like us and have meticulously studied all of your friends’ brows over drinks and you just really know their color, go for the Tinted Brow Butter, which comes in a soft brown that works on a broad spectrum of brows.
For the Stressed-Out Someone (Might that be you?)
Whether winter’s chill is really getting to you or you’re just looking for a way to unwind, we strongly suggest including these soaking salts by Herbivore in your next bathtub session. Made of Himalayan Pink salts and a blend of calming Ylang-Ylang and Vanilla, this soak is our favorite way to relax and bring some calm into an otherwise really busy season. Show the ones on your nice list some extra love and throw in our favorite dry brush by Baudelaire for only $10!
For the Eco-Conscious
This is a gift we think everyone could use, regardless of whether or not they’re the most sustainably-minded. These reusable straws come in a set of four and in two different sizes for larger or smaller cups. They’re super convenient, can easily fit in a purse or bag for on-the-go use, and come in a cute, shiny rose-gold color. It’s a win all around.
For the Multi-Tasker
Gift (or get for yourself) this liquid lip balm, and never use another lip balm again. We love this balm because it sits right between a gloss and a hydrating lip balm, perfect for the gal who’s too busy to layer on a balm and a gloss, and prefers to get moisturized lips with just a hint a color in one quick swipe. We keep this balm in our bags at all times for an easy way to elevate any look and to feel a lot more put together on the go!
For the Festive One
Everyone has that one friend who really *gets in* to the holiday spirit, so what better way to fuel their fire than with this Balsam Fir Incense and burner?! 24 Balsam sticks are included in the box and smell so festive & authentic, even your other, more grinchy friends might get a little jealous.
Photo: Slim Aaron's Christmas Swim