Leave it to Bellashoot.com Bellas, Gee Kaur and Saje Sandhu, to come up with a fun beauty topic related to hostess gift ideas for the holidays. What better way to treat a hostess than through giving her a present that is good for her and respectful of the environment.
Here are some naturally fabulous gift ideas to show your hostess some green love.
Simplicity is key for this happy hostess—that means formulas too. Put together a gift basket with skin care from S.W. Basics of Brooklyn, a no-nonsense line that is garnering a cult following because it delivers. Each product contains five potent ingredients or less to please the woman who takes the “less is more” approach to skin care. ($4 – $28 from Foxy Mango, use code SC10 for an extra 10% off, or the $50 gift set pictured above from the S.W. Basics website.)
For the luxury naturalista
This hostess with the mostess pampers herself with the creme de la creme of beauty products—and owns just about all of them. Bet she hasn’t discovered this artisanal line from May Lindstrom ($140 on May Lindstrom’s website). This gorgeous set, bottled in elegant dark violet miron glass, is sure to please and impress. It comes with a brush and ceramic bowl perfect for easy application. If she has them already—no worries! Two new sumptuous looking products will be launching in time for the holidays and are available for pre-order: The Blue Cocoon beauty balm concentrate ($160) and The Honey Mud cleansing silk ($80). Your hostess will adore you!
For beauty on a budget
Looking to find something lovely while sticking to a budget? Look no further! Foxy Mango offers lovely tokens of appreciation priced under $30. Choose a whimsical confection like a bag full of Dirty Laundry Bath Fizzies (shown here in Cinnamon Sugar, on sale for $4.95 each) or lip-smacking lip balms in an assortment of flavors and tints ($3.49 and up).
For the color aficionado
A woman can never have enough lipstick and shoes. Here’s a lipstick lover’s dream from Sephora: Bite Beauty’s The Lip Kit*, featuring a bite-sized set of four double-ended lipstick duos. The colors include Luminous Creme Lipstick in Pepper, Apricot, Rose, Palomino, Retsina, Mulberry, Musk, & Pomegranate. ($38 at Sephora).
Not sure if lipstick is the way to go? Try this lovely non-toxic Organic Glam Manicure kit by The Organic Pharmacy can be found on Ayla ($50.85). It includes a ridge filling and protective Base Coat, fast drying and chip proof Top Coat, and your choice of best-selling color (French Manicure Pink or Classic Red).
For the one who loves hand-crafted gifts
Bfree Organics skin and body products are lovingly crafted by hand. Choose from a home grown collection of products, like (L to R) the Herbal 2-n-1 French Green Clay Mask, $35, Vegan Butter “Milk” Bath Soak, $30, Citrus Pomegranate Face & Body Scrub, $30. The pretty eco-friendly packaging and unique formulas are sure to please.
For the spirited beauty
Give the gift of uplifted spirits this holiday through Lotus Wei’s trio of mists, serums, and elixirs that will dissolve all worries and strife. Choose from expertly blended therapeutic flower essences based on moods like: Joy Juice, Inspired Action, Pure Energy, Infinite Love, Quiet Mind, and Inner Peace. ($125 for a set on Lotus Wei’s website or $35-$50 when priced individually).
For the new mama
You will never go wrong with a gift from Osmia Organics. With many options and price ranges to choose from, the lusciously scented soaps, oils, and “pure-fumes” will pamper your hosts in unique fragrances and blends that come straight from nature. This set ($72 on sale on the website) is especially created to bathe the new mother and babe in pure love. The Organic Milk Bath softens the skin and relaxes the senses. Osmia’s Oh So Soap is even gentle enough for new baby’s skin. And the Unscented Body Oil can be used for a tender infant and mama massage, allowing both to connect with their inner Ommmm….
The best gift of all is the gift of giving and celebrating the moments of joy as they happen.
Happy Holidays to All! xo
*Some may find the ingredients in Bite Beauty questionable. Feel free to check out this post. Just letting ya know!