This season we’re focusing on things that are original, eclectic and fun.

If you’re looking to light up your dorm or living room without the danger of fire or an astronomical electric bill, try Enjoy Lighting (, a flameless candle that gives you the soft ambience candles provide in a battery operated-LED light flicker effect. These candles ($9 for single candles; $30 for jumbo or sets of candles) can be programmed up to 12 hours, so you don’t have to worry about running out of batteries. Enjoy Lighting products are suited for every occasion, be it holiday, textured colors or neutral, everyday use. And here’s a green tip: Use rechargeable batteries.

AXE ( is usually not the first thing I think when gift giving for men, but the Holiday Collection ($8-$20) is festive and not overpowering in the least. There’s the Downpour Mint Shampoo that contains an extract from the peppermint leaf. There’s gift sets: Dark Temptation, with its musky undertones, and the Phoenix Deodorant set. These sets include the 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners, and styling pastes.

Originally created for cow’s chafed udders, farmers noticed that the cream was also keeping their own hands soft. Today, Dr. Hess’ ointments ( offer baby products, lip gloss and the original ointment ($6.99-$23). This is “udderly” wonderful, and it smells good, too!

A Wine of the Month club for accessories, Shoe Dazzle ( is a style of the month club for fashionistas. For a monthly fee of $40, you get a shipment tailored to your tastes with a pair of shoes or item of your choice. It’s like having your own showroom and not worrying about anything selling out!

Perfect Color Nail Lacquer ($15; available at lasts forever and most importantly, comes in a great selection of colors, from Stiletto, the perfect seasonal red, to Pashmina, a hot variation on the perfect “greige.”

100% Pure Cosmetics ( makes it easy to have it both ways: environmentally conscious and product obsessed. Their line of skin care and make up is free of chemicals and artificial fragrances, but the line still packs a punch with color and quality. The fruit pigmented lip and cheek tint comes in scrumptious and lovely colors like pink grapefruit glow and sugar plum, which distribute just the right amount of color and shine ($15 and up).