I can’t think of anything more adorable than Hugo Naturals’ Candy Cane Cupcake Fizzy Bath Bomb. Set in an authentic cupcake wrapper, these mineral and essential oil infused bombs look like the real deal.
Budding entomologists will revel in Boon’s Water Bugs bath toys. These colorful, floating toy insects come with the perfect orange net to scoop them up and then throw them back again.
Hugo Naturals’ baby line represents all the good things moms desire for their little ones from paraben and fragrance free to vegan and soy-free. The Cleansing Chamomile & Vanilla Shampoo & Baby Wash is one of those products that you instantly fall in love with.
Deftly walking the line between sweet and cool, à la Zooey Deschanel, Emily Elizabeth’s Come Fly Away With Me Bobby Pins turn hair from blah to charming. The gold plated birds perfectly compliment a messy bun or ponytail.
Fun to give and fun to receive Jane Iredale makes the kind of make up that takes the chore out of getting ready in the morning. Chocoholicks, a delicious smelling collection of lip glosses, inspired by truffles with flavors like Blood Orange and Chili Pepper, delivers with four beautiful colors. Another ingenious offering is the company’s Naturally Confident Box of complimentary hues. I especially love the Eye Steppes shadow, which come in the cutest dispensers in shades, like Mulled Wine and Mojito – yum!
The Art of Shaving’s Shaving Cream, in scents like sandalwood and lavender, harks back to a calmer, gentler world. With the velocity of time speeding up by the minute, young men will love this gentle reminder to slow down.
I confess to sometimes hating the smell and texture of men’s hair products. Luckily Blow Mane Tame’s soft pomade tackles both issues by offering a solid amount of hold without crunch or an unappetizing stench.
Famous for putting a little green alligator on a now iconic polo shirt, Lacoste uses its powers for good with their cologne. Their three scents, Blanc, Bleu and Vert, exude the classic masculinity of the brand.
For those at war with their hair, Andre Walker’s line of products promises that you can Make Peace With Your Hair. Fortunately for one and all, the shampoo and conditioner with keratin and whole leaf aloe vera tames even the most savage beast. The finishing touch, Q-Oil, Quench-Essential Oil allows for styling without frizz or breakage.
Perhaps the coolest lipstick around, Exude’s Crystal Applicator dispenses the color with an easy turn of the vial. Represented by Rachel Zoe, the colors pop perfectly against the lightest and darkest of skins.
When I learned that men now take up nearly as much space in the bathroom as women, I was not surprised. With terrific products, like Jack Black’s Double-Duty Face Moisturizer, how can they resist? This combo of facial cream and sunscreen does it all without fuss.
Another great small present is the Pedro Handy Ceramic Stone. For men who work with their hands, Zwilling J.A. Henckels Pour Homme Pedro Handy tackles calluses as well as embedded dirt for more touchable mitts.
Perfect for guys on the go, his Tweezerman Pedro Ceramic Pocket Nail File fits handily and handsomely on a key chain. A great stocking stuffer, this file lasts nearly forever.
Arcona’s products help you start your day feeling like a million bucks. The Berry Fruit Bar Cleanse with its juicy grapefruit shade and rich antioxidants scrubs pores squeaky clean without any residual dryness. Heaven!
Both cool and flattering, Jemma Kidd’s Cheek ID Colour Adapt Blush reacts to the PH in your skin to provide just the right amount of flush. Ideal for those who fear looking too clownish but still crave a little glow.
Frizz-free Kardashian hair just got more attainable with Free Your Mane’s Restorative Hair Oil. This blend of Argan, Almond, Baobab Seed and Pomegranate Seed oils makes a remarkable styling aid, taking locks and giving extraordinary shine.
Let your hair sparkle with France Luxe’s Opera Silver bobby pins. Bursting with panache, these clips give instant holiday polish.
Catania, Salina and Amalfi are three of the exotic lip glosses brought to you by the luxury line Tocca. These “Aqua Baci” do double duty by hydrating your lips while making your mouth shiny and kissable.
The illustrious packaging makes the New York Shaving Company’s brand perfect for dads, father-in-laws, grandfathers or uncles. The lemon-scented Shaving Cream demonstrates old-school appeal while still appealing to anyone and everyone with classic good taste.
Truly a moisturizer for everyone, but one your grandmothers will treasure, Baume 27 is simply a revelation. Created by a pharmacist, this revelatory cream magically seems to turn back the clock.
Thymes’ terrific packaging and charming products make for perfect hostess gifts for holiday parties or visits. The Bitter Orange & Cedar Reed Diffuser Set offers up the subtle and evocative scent of Christmas cheer. Another great idea for a present is the company’s Frasier Fir aromatic candle packaged in a red velvet box – no wrapping necessary!
Traveling sucks the moisture right out of you, and Repechage products put it right back in. The Sea Spa Body Care Travel Collection provides everything necessary for a relaxing vacation, from your head to your toes. The Body Cream is bananas.
Even the dirtiest children will be unable to resist the allure of 100-percent Pure’s Mint Chocolate Ice Cream 2 in 1 Body Wash & Shampoo. Organic and scrumptious, this bubbling soap makes getting clean a treat.
A charming gift, Avon’s Bath Time Body Paints will delight toddler and elementary age children. In delightful flavors like candy apple, coconut custard and bubble gum, these roll on dispensers disperse soap in a new and fun way.
Another way to make baths fun for kids is Color My Bath’s fizzy tablets. The water turns color simply by dropping the candy-colored pieces directly into the tub and transforming the quotidian ritual into a unique event.
Serums have become all the rage – from anti-oxidant to conditioning. Intelligent Nutrients certified organic’s version for anti-aging uses Intellimune Seed Oil Complex to deliver a fierce antioxidant shield.
If you’ve ever wanted to take a bath in golden maple syrup, Naturally Upper Canada provides the opportunity with their delicious bubble bath. The smell alone sends you on a mini autumnal vacation.
Salon shiny locks without the high cost becomes instantly attainable with Serge Normant’s Meta Silk Shampoo and Meta Velour Conditioner. Perfect for colored, dry or straightened hair, these products are both gentle and miraculously effective.
Exotic doesn’t begin to describe Ahava’s Extreme Night Treatment, which includes Dead Sea Minerals from the Dead Sea and Raspberry Root Extract from the Himalayas. This wondrous and nourishing concentrate firms the dermis and evens out skin tone.
A splendidly basic cleanser, Ronald L. Moy, MD’s DNA EGF Renewal works easily with your daily routine. Without adding a new step, this sulfate-free product washes your face while restoring radiance at the same time.
Tata Harper’s 100-percent natural skincare products do the job without chemicals or other harsh ingredients that can do more damage than help. Using the triple threat of Rejuvenating Serum, Reparative Moisturizer and Refreshing Cleanser calms skin down, clears it up and smoothes it out like nobody’s business.
For those who prefer beauty sans frills, Thymes’ Wild Ginger Bubble Bath thrills without frippery. The astringent scent and lime green packaging pamper without making you feel like one of Bravo’s Real Housewives.
A cool twist on the usual manicure, Blaze nail lacquer’s color transforms in the sun. The huge variety of shades, like Canary Yellow to Red Robin or Fuschia Pink to Dark Cherry, make great stocking stuffers.
Yummy, cute and even vegan, Hurraw! Lip Balms are perfect for girls with a conscience. In fun flavors like chai spice and black cherry, these work effortlessly to keep lips moist without being sticky.
Smart Girls Who Surf makes an ingenious line of products that combine a tomboy aesthetic with just a touch of feminine wile. The Grab-N-Go Kit, combining an array of their best products will appeal to any teen or tween heeding the call of the sea.