Kiehl’s Has a Holiday Gift Set for Everyone on Your List

Kiehl’s knows how to make skincare gifting easy — especially around the holidays. Not only has the brand created entire sets focused around different skincare needs and concerns, but it also packages them in adorable boxes and wrappings. Whether you’re shopping for a skincare novice, looking for grooming products the men in your life will use, or searching for a little something for yourself, find the perfect present below. 

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Power-Packed Essentials

This anti-aging set (which is perfect for mom!) contains three customer-favorite products — the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing, and Dark Circle Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum and Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream — to smooth, brighten and firm the skin. 

Brighten Up & Glow

If glowing skin is on your giftee’s wishlist this year (and who doesn’t want that?), the Brighten Up & Glow set is a perfect choice. It’s stacked with all of the products you need to build a healthy-skin routine from scratch with products like Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Ultra Facial Cream that brighten and moisturize. 

Midnight Recovery Duo

Give the gift of an upgraded nighttime routine with this Midnight Recovery Concentrate Duo, which has two full-size bottles of the classic overnight serum. We love this for a his-and-hers gift — or to stock up on extras if this oil is in constant rotation in your routine.

Ultra Hydrators

Winter is a recipe for dry, dehydrated skin, but this four-piece gift set is here to help. No matter who you’re shopping for, everyone could use more hydrating skin essentials like Creme de Corps and Ultra Facial Cream in their cold-weather skincare arsenal.

Men’s Groom-on-the-Go Set

Looking for a gift set he’ll use? You can’t go wrong with the face and body products included in this men’s grooming set. Inside, find four products: the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash for cleansing, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle for shaving, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for moisturizing, and Ultimate Man Body Scrub for exfoliating. 

Healthy Hands Trio

Pair frequent hand sanitizing and washing with cold temps outside and it’s a recipe for dry hands and rough cuticles. That’s why we’re positive this three-piece hand cream set will be put to good use. The mini moisturizers are perfect to throw in every jacket pocket or handbag. 

Men’s Fueled Up Favorites 

Does your partner constantly steal your skincare? It’s probably time to stock his shelf with skincare of his own — and this collection has everything he needs to get started. It contains the Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub, Facial Fuel Body Wash, Midnight Recovery Facial Oil, and Ultra Facial Cream. 

Merry Masking 

Self-care Sunday is getting a major upgrade with this adorable, nature-inspired masking gift set. Whether the goal is to minimize the appearance of pores with the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, lock in hydration with Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, or amp up radiance with Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask, this trio has your giftee (or you!) covered. 

Kiss Me With Kiehl’s 

With mistletoe season officially here, this lip balm set is perfect for the holiday season. The gift contains the original Lip Balm #1 as well as the cherry and mint too. They’ll keep lips hydrated through the cold weather and underneath a face mask. 

Kiehl’s E-Gift Card 

The holidays look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so if you’re not going to be able to see loved ones IRL, send them a gift card straight to their inbox. It’s an easy, last-minute gift idea that’s bound to put a smile on their face. 

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How to Keep From Getting Emotionally Drained During the Holidays

I wouldn’t call myself a big Kacey Musgraves fan, only because I don’t know much about her besides her iconic Met Gala 2019 look. I am, however, obsessed with all things Christmas, so I simply had to watch her special on Amazon Prime. Always a fan of new versions of my favorite holiday classics, I listened intently to the songs she selected, but one specific song struck a chord (pun intended). Amidst Let it Snow and Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Kacey sang Christmas Makes Me Cry. And full disclosure, it kinda did make me cry.

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Here’s the truth: while the holidays are undoubtedly the most wonderful time of the year, it can also feel stressed, lonely, and yes, even make you cry. Sure, spending time with loved ones is great, giving feels good, and Elisa & Marcela is the best movie of all time. However, all of the parties, the shopping, and the questions from nosy aunts about when you’re getting married/having children/settling down can get draining.

Now is the part in the story where I burst out into a rendition of Where Are You Christmas as I contemplate what has happened to the true meaning à la Cindy Lou Who. I’ll spare you from my awful singing voice (ask my coworkers!), and instead, give you tips so you can enjoy the holidays. If all you want for Christmas is an uninterrupted nap, here are seven ways to avoid getting emotionally drained this season.

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Keep up the parts of your daily routine that make you feel good

When it comes to your consistent daily routine, make a list of the non-negotiable: does exercising every day keep you from getting stressed out? Does a morning meditation center you, or a strict 10:30 pm bedtime makes you feel like yourself the next day? Whatever the most important part of your daily routine is, make sure you stick to it.

Prioritize “recharge” time

Even if you’re a self-diagnosed extrovert through and through, we all need alone time to recharge and gain energy or find peace. Stay in for a night if you feel like you’re starting to dread what’s on your calendar, or push back dinner plans to take a relaxing bath. Even if you’re visiting family and feel like you have no space, try to wake up a little earlier than everyone else to go for a run or read in a quiet place.

Determine what about the holidays makes you happy

We all have lots of traditions and plans that we want to fit in each holiday season, but very few of these things on our to-do lists make us happy. Make a list of your top goals for the season. Is it to spend time with family members you don’t get to see often? Is it to contribute to your community or help those in need? Is it to make memories with your children? For the next few weeks, keep your goals in mind and only say yes to the events, invitations, and traditions that help you reach those goals. Permit yourself to let go of everything else.

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Buy presents in bulk

For all of your coworkers, kids’ teachers, and party hosts, have a go-to gift on hand that you buy in advance, so you don’t have to spend too much time and energy shopping for each person or gift exchange. Save the long lines, big crowds, and steep prices for the closest loved ones in your life. Planning will also help you stick to a budget, reducing money stress that usually comes as the season goes on.

Eat, drink, and be merry… intuitively

The mind and body are inextricably linked. Yes, it’s important to give yourself proper nourishment (mindful eating is the key!), but the guilt you put on yourself is worse for your body than any peppermint stick or cheese soufflé could be. There will be a lot of indulgences this season, and you should not feel guilty for sipping on eggnog or having a slice of grandma’s pecan pie. Enjoy the “worth-it moments” that represent traditions or bring you closer to loved ones. Stop eating when you’re no longer hungry, listen to what your body needs, and put some leafy greens next to the mashed potatoes and casserole on your plate.

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Rethink your expectations

One reason that the season can feel draining is that it seems so “magical” and hyped up that it very rarely lives up to expectations. Maybe you pictured being in love this time of year and are single, or you envisioned a perfect Christmas Eve dinner, but your cousins fought the whole time, or maybe you didn’t have time to fit in all you wanted to do. Stop thinking of the season as the greeting card version, and enjoy all the little moments that are unique to you. Remember that “forced happiness” (i.e. trying to get into the holiday spirit when you’re just not feeling it) is not real happiness, and can make you sadder or more anxious.

Focus on giving instead of what you’re lacking

So giving is the ultimate virtue of Christmas, but it runs much deeper than with gifts. It may sound counterintuitive, but whatever you feel you’re missing or stressed about not having (whether it’s time, money, or companionship), give it away. If you’re feeling like you’re tight on money, give $5 to a charity or buy toys and snow boots for a holiday drive. If you’re feeling lonely this season, figure out how you can give love: call your mom, check-in on a friend who’s having a hard time, or invite your elderly neighbor over for dinner.

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As cliché as it sounds, giving is magical. Not just for all the reasons you learned as a little kid about making other people feel good (don’t get me wrong, that’s still important!!), but because it’s one of the few things (if not the thing) that has the power to transform how your life looks like to you. Start focusing on what you do have, instead of what you don’t.

How do you keep up your mental health during the holidays?

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The Only Bags Worth Investing in Right Now

Many of us have participated in several self-guided virtual retail therapy appointments while at home in recent months with hopes of catching the latest arrivals and best sales the internet has to offer.

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Like the majority of 2020, trends have taken an interesting turn as we quickly adopted the sudden change in our everyday lifestyles. Although our lives may not be the same as they were at the beginning of the year, handbags have never left our sides. With so many intricate designs, colors, and styles to choose from, there’s no doubt a girl’s best friend is her latest handbag purchase.

Today, the spotlight is on Hogoè Elimiera. Aside from being an astounding brilliant Writer, Hogoè Elimiera is now a business owner! If you are not following her on Twitter then you are missing out. Miss Hogoè pretty opulence handbags popped up on @BeautyLeeBar feed, and we decided to take a glimpse. And we were not disappointed. The holidays are coming so, head over to hogoekpessou.com to get your precious momma, girlfriend, wife, sister, etc these luxurious cute handbags that are dreamy.

COMMENT BELOW YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

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Gift Guide: Amazing Fitness Essentials

We all know someone in our lives who is yoga-obsessed, spin-addicted, or just active all the time. So today, I’ve rounded up the perfect gifts you can get your favorite exercise guru. I’ve started my fitness journey again and since I am broke, I have look for ways that could help me lose weight and stay motivated in a affordable manner. Today’s holiday gift guide was geared perfectly toward your workout-loving friend who never goes anywhere without her Fitbit while staying stylish. Just beware… You might find that some of these gifts will end up on your own wish list as well!

FitTrack Dara

Smart Body BMI Scale, $84.95

FitTrack scales are a simple and effective solution to stay motivated. Measure, track, and trend your body vitals over time with 17 Health Measurements at the comfort of your fingertips.

Comfitude

A Comfitude therapeutic weighted comforter or blanket can help reduce daily anxiety, increase calmness, and achieve deep, quality sleep without drugs.

Within Comfitude blankets and comforters, the weighted areas activate pressure points within the body, resulting in a direct improvement in mood and a feeling of relaxation. This gentle pressure has been shown to increase serotonin and melatonin levels, while decreasing levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Increased serotonin and melatonin levels result in deeper relaxation and a great night’s sleep.

S’well

Calacatta Gold, $35

This fancy vessel gives your boring old water bottle a whole new makeover! We love how S’well bottles keep our water cold for hours—especially when we’re heading from work to the gym at the end of the day.

Fitbit

Health and Fitness Smartwatch, $129.95

Elevate your day with Fitbit Versa 2—the health & fitness smartwatch with Amazon Alexa Built-in, 24/7 heart rate tracking, Sleep Score, apps and more, all in a premium design. Special Edition Versa 2 includes a 3-month trial of Fitbit Premium.◆◆

A Fitbit is a gym essential these days.

The Laundress

Sport Detergent Kit, $45

Okay, this gift idea is genius and we all want it in our stockings this year too. A laundry detergent made specifically for your athletic wear is one of the smartest ideas we’ve seen in a while!

Diva Boutique

Fitness Collection

If this workout collection isn’t on your radar, it should be! Any workout junkie will adore the cute print on these leggings, pant set, jumpsuits, and etc.

Amazon

AIKENDO Running Pouch Belt, $9.99

Speaking of heading from the office to the gym, this bag will hold so much gear in an effortlessly stylish safe way.

Flattummyco

FITNESS APP!

OK babe – this is no freaking joke. Flattummyco created their very own BRAND NEW Fitness & Nutrition APPFlat Tummy App include meal plans, equipment free workouts and fitness tracking to help you get fit, get strong, and get the results YOU want!

prAna

Transformation Mat, $59

The yogi in your life will adore getting a fresh mat for the holidays! Are designed to help you thrive by providing essential balance and support.

Which of these items will you be getting for the fitness fanatic on your list?

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