Holiday Gift Guide—Beauty & Skin Care

by Lauren Verini

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and Christmas is only three weeks away, it’s time to start getting serious about holiday shopping. Below you’ll find a selection of the newest natural skin care and beauty products that we have rounded up that will make the perfect gifts for loved ones this holiday season. With the stress that comes with this time of year plus the harsh cold winter weather, gifts like lotions, scrubs and beauty treatments are sure to be a welcome treat for a little pampering, rest and relaxation.

Whether you’re shopping for a friend, your significant other or even yourself, you’re sure to find something on this list for everyone.


MSC Skin Care Sandalwood and Cinnamon Exfoliating Sugar Scrub, $33.00

For an ultra-decitan treat for your skin, try this delicious smelling scrub from MSC Skin Care. This 100% vegan skin care brand features products that are all natural and free from parabens, sulfates and microplastics. The Sandalwood and Cinnamon Sugar Scrub is made up of raw sugar and sunflower oil which removed dead skin cells, plus shea butter and rice bran oil which help to moisturize and nourish skin.

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Board and Batten’s Grains & Honey Facial Set, $54.00

Board and Batten’s products are handcreated on a 600-acre farm and are designed to nourhs and balance skin using organic plant oils, botanical extracts and pure essential oils. This facial set features Begin Again Micro Facial Buff and Masque that you can use as a daily cleanser and features organic quinoa and fruit enzymes to leave your skin radiant. To make a hydrating facial masque, simply mix 1 tsp. of Begin Again with 2 tsp. of Free Range Honey infused with Chamomile and Lavendar.

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The Gnarly Whale’s Peppermint Shampoo, $17.00 and Detangler, $11.00

If you love the smell of peppermint, you’ll love The Gnarly Whale’s Peppermint Shampoo and Detangler, which are both vegan, cruelty-free and hand-made. The Gnarly Whale is dedicated to using natural inredients in all of their products and keeping their product formulations as simple as possible. The Shampoo is great for people with dry/fine hair and is gentle on your scalp. Finish up with their Peppermint Detangler to help gently comb through hair after your shower.

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Beessential’s Cinnamon and Clove Christmas Lip Balm Collection, $10.99

Just in time for the holidays, Beeseentials, a natural bath and body company un by a beekeeper, has introduced this lip balm collection with a fun and festive scent. Warm Cinnamon is blended with a touch of refreshing Clove Essential Oil creates a soothing, all-natural lip balm, featuring beeswax and Shea Butter to help moisturize and soothe lips.

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Out of Africa Pure Shea Vanilla Hand Cream, $9.99  

Out of Africa’s Pure Shea Hand Cream will  help moisturize, soothe and protect dry hands this winter. The super creamy natural formula penetrates deep into skin and is made with 20% pure and unrefined Shea Butter for intensive treatment. This hand cream is cruelty free, eco-friendly and contains no parabens, sulfates, petrolatums or phthalates. You can feel good about giving this hand cream as a gift as a portion of the proceeds are donated to help provide education and medical care to children in West Africa.

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Brickell Mens Products Daily Essential Face Moisturizer, $35.00

This light, fast-absorbing 100% natural face moisturizer for men is packed with potent natural ingredients to hydrate, nourish and protect the face without clogging pores. Aloe vera penetrates the skin to provide moisture, jojoba oil creates a protective barrier on the skin to prevent water loss, shea butter nourishes the skin while green tea provides anti-aging antioxidants.

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Brooklyn Grooming’s Beard Lovers Set, $79.00

Let’s be honest, we all know a man with a beard and they take great pride in it. Brooklyn Grooming has some great products for these men and the Beard Lovers Set is a great variety of these products. The set includes beard oils in four scents (Commando, Williamsburg, Fort Greene and Red Hook) plus one 1 oz Pilgrims Beard and Hair Tonic and a limited edition Beard-Mustache Comb. Brooklyn Grooming aims to create simple and natural products and each batch of their products is hand-made using their exclusive recipes that include organic vegetable butters, beeswax, herbs and essential oils.

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SON For Men Trio Set, $36.95

For the guys without a beard, SON for Men offers a Trio Set perfect for traveling that gives you a smooth shave and takes care of the delicate skin on your face with active, natural and organic ingredients. This collection features Scrub, a pre-Shave exfoliant, Shave, non-foaming shaving cream, and Soothe, dual-action skin conditioning. All products in the line feature plant-based ingredients, vitamins and antioxidants to target razor bumps, breakouts, post-shave tightness and other skin concerns.

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French Green Clay Facial Konjac Sponge, $10.00

Get the spa treatment with MY Konjac Sponge’s French Green Clay Facial Sponge, which gently exfoliates, cleanses and revitalizies skin and contains micro molecules to absorb dirt, oil and bacteria. MY Konjac Sponge makes naturally sustainable sponges that are all natural, biodegradable and compostable, and are made from konjac potatoes which are rich in vitamins and minerals.

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Wine Wipes, $7.95

The perfect gift for wine lovers this holiday season! Wine Wipes are all-natural wipes that removes and prevents red wine stains on your teeth and mouth using a blend of ingredients like baking soda, salt and hydrogen peroxide. Wine Wipes come with an orange blossom flavor that doesn’t interfere with taste and lets you enjoy a glass of red wine worry free. Small enjough to stick in your purse and bring with you to all of the holiday parties this year.

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Amala Beauty’s Peppermint Concentrate Roll-On, $20.00

This Peppermint Concentrate Roll-On is the perfect instant pick me up first thing in the morning or if you’ve hit that mid-afternoon slump, especially during the holdiay craze!  Cultivated in Northern Italy, the organic mint in this concentrate is cooling and will leave you feeling energized. This Peppermint Concentrate Roll-On, like all of Amala Beauty’s products, is of 100% natural origins.

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Wink Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer, $39.00

Wink Eyelash and Eyebrown Enhancer is a hypoallergenic natural lash and brow restorative serum that was developed by students at MIT. With fake eyelashes and eyelash extensions a popular beauty trend, this serum helps women regrow lashes lost over time and over plucked brows naturally. It contains no preservatives, synthetic chemicals of any type, fragrances, dyes, paragons, sulfates or phthalates.

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Vapour Organic Holiday Collection, $65.00  

For the beauty products lover on your list, this makeup collection from Vapour Organic Beauty is a must-have. The set contains Vapour Organic’s best-selling Vernissage 5-free Nail Lacquer in Captive, Elixir Plumping Gloss in Discreet, Mesmerize Eye Shimmer in Ice and Mesmerize Eyeliner in Ink. All Vapour Makeup contains 70% organic ingredients and is chemical free, cruelty free, features biodegradable ingredients and both the inner and outer packaging is recyclable.

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Cee Cee & Bee Luxe Body Soap Gift Set, $42.99

Everyone will love the delicious scents of these soaps from Cee Cee & Bee including Lavender Buds, Fresh Coffee Grounds, Rose Petals and Rose Hips or Rosemary. This gift set comes with four handcrafted soaps that are designed for sensitive skin that are made by the cold-processed method to keep oils at low temperatures. Each soap is made with creamy cocoa butter and hand cut organic botanicals from sisters’ Debbie and Cherlene’s garden. All of Cee Cee & Bee’s products are made with sustainable, natural and organic ingredients and never use sulfates, parabens or synthetic ingredients.

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John Masters Organics Essential Travel Kit, $14

This kit from John Masters Organics features four of the company’s best sellers for all of your hair and body care needs including a 1 oz. Lavender Rosemary Shampoo for Normal Hair, Cistrus & Neroli Detangler, Blood Orange & Vanilla Body Wash and Blood Orage & Vanilla Body Lotion. All beautifully packaged in an eco-friendly travel bag that is phthalate-free and made from organic cotton denim.

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Fabulous Faby Mini Nail Collection Set, @24.50

This brand new nail line from Italy is all 5-freenail laquiers, which means they are made without the 5 major chemicals found in traditional nail polish. For the holidays, FABY has a vintage-inspired gift set that includes 4 mini luxury nail polishes in Plastic Jewels and Neon Lights, Sugarful, Mint Bubbles and Hula Hoop Pink shades.

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A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus 3-Piece Gift Set, $84.00

Pamper a loved one this holiday season with this A Girl’s Gotta Spa! Energizing Citrus 3-Piece Gift Set. The energizing citrus fragrance is made up of essential oils like grapefruit, orange, lemon and lime that leave you feeling refreshed and revived. The gift set features a body wash, body lotion and salt scrub – the full package for a day of pampering and relaxation.

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Clairvoyant Beauty Coffee & Chocolate Holiday Gift Set, $50

Two of my favorite things –  coffee and chocolate! This gift set includes a decidant Coffee & Chocolate Bath Soak and a Coffee Butter Body Scrub. The caffeine in the bath soak naturally stimulates circulation to help tone the body, while chocolate offers the skin antioxidant properties and sea salt helps to soothe and relax achy limbs. The coffee and sea salt in the scrub helps to exfoliate and soften skin while shea butter and olive oil leaves skin soft to the touch.

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