Our top picks this holiday exemplify our gold-standard for beauty: natural, thoughtful luxury. From the hostess with the mostess to your favorite manly-man, we have gifts to impress everyone on your list. While you're at it, add them to your own wish list (or skip the waiting and get a little something for yourself).
Norden has taken a classic crowd-pleaser and elevated it to swoon-worthy status. Made start-to-finish in Encinitas, CA, these vegetable-based candles are hand-poured into striking, heirloom-quality stoneware meant to be repurposed and enjoyed for years to come. Using the highest-quality essential oils and ingredients available, they evoke memories of past travels with scents like our favorite "Big Sur" (5oz, $35). Norden's gorgeous candles and luxury home goods can be found on their website.
A cult-favorite among green-beauty enthusiasts, RMS is created from raw, organic food-grade materials. Because they are unprocessed, ingredients retain all of their nutrients and skin-nourishing properties, creating a synergistic interaction with skin that promotes healing and life energy. Makeup-bag-mainstays "Un" Cover Up ($36) and Living Luminizer ($38) have received multiple beauty awards for their abilities to enhance and awaken skin from the inside out. Colours are easily blended to create a customized palette that will transform and simplify your beauty routine. Stock up here.
By now, most of us are aware of the dangers of synthetic fragrances. Smelling amazing shouldn't compromise our well-being. Enter Happy Spritz. These 100% natural, cruelty-free essential oil sprays offer aromatherapy and health benefits that enhance each part of your day. From waking up to winding down, and every yoga session and outdoor adventure in between, there is a scent to leave you feeling and smelling amazing. Bonus: a portion of proceeds goes to animal rescue and welfare efforts. The minimal, modern packaging is SO good, gifting is as simple as adding a bow. Single Spritz blends and sets are available at happyspritz.com.