It’s that time of year again. Time for Clutch’s Holiday Gift Guide. This is the third year for the gift guide and this year it is bigger and better. We have jam packed the latest and greatest gifts that will please even the pickiest people on your list. This year we have included gifts for you, your friends, sisters, cousins, mom, dad, kids, coworkers and every one in between. All you have to do is read the list, go to the websites and before you know it your whole shopping list will be taken care of. Just another way Clutch makes your life easier.
Earth Metal Lip & Eye Palette by Bobbi Brown ($60, bobbibrowncosmetics.com) This beautiful palette will be a hit for anyone that loves makeup. Inside the chrome-accented, sleek compact you’ll find a flip-top mirror with six exclusive high-shimmer eye shadows, four exclusive creamy lip colors, a mini Eye Shadow Brush, and mini Lip Brush. Packaged in a gift-ready chrome photographic carton. Colors include Autumn Shimmer Wash, and Earth Metal Metallic for the eyes. For the lips colors include Rose Garden and Barefoot Shimmer. It is a perfect mix of beautifully wearable colors for the lips and eyes.
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Shadow & Liner- POP Collection ($10.95, available at fine drug and mass-market stores nationwide) This holiday season light up someone’s ones eyes with this beautiful palette that contains blendable, wearable and long-lasting eye color. This new collection helps wearers customize their own look an enhance natural eye color with high [performance palettes perfectly coordinated to color contour and line eyes. Amazing.
Sonia Kashuk Starry Eyes Palette ($14.99, target.com) Starry Eyes – Six eye shadows are nestled in a shimmering black palette complete with an applicator and mirror. The palette contains three gorgeous matte shades in mink, amethyst and ivory and three dazzling complementary shades that are ideal for taking your look from day to night in a flash. Price: $14.99
Jouer LIP LOVES Mini Lip Gloss Set ($25, Henri Bendel and jouercosmetics.com) This set is packed with some of the most irresistibly sheer shades you have ever seen. But it’s not only the color that makes this a worthy gift. They are also each loaded with Vitamins A, C & E, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and Pomegranate Seed Oil that help to moisturize, soothe, nourish, rejuvenate and protect lips. Lips are left smooth and hydrated.
M.A.C Cosmetics 5 Haute High Jinks Warm Mini Pigment/Glitter ($32, maccosmetics.com) A beautiful set of five warm shades of Pigments/Glitter presented in a magical silver cube gift box. A series of circular perforations echoing M.A.C’s holiday dot pattern allow you a glimpse of the sparkling wonders within. The set features Jardin Aires, Rushmetal, Copperized and Museum Bronze Pigments, and Reflects Gold Glitter.
Showgirl Palette by Becca ($60, beccacosmetics.com) An enchanting and bewitching palette that contains a confection of glamorous shades for eye, lips, and cheeks. The gift receiver will sure to be appreciative of the quality that this Becca palette offers. True colors that blend easy make this set a wonderful gift for those ladies that love to look and feel gorgeous. Products include Lip & Cheek Crème in Hollyhock, Nude Lip Gloss in Parisette and Eye Colour Wash in Tulle.
Ramy Beauty Therapy Cream Quad Ornaments ($25, ramy.com) Perfect for your tree or as a stocking stuffer these Cream Quad Ornaments are super cute and super wearable. Each Quad contains four colors that can be used on eyes, cheeks or lips. Create a variety of looks – from subtle to dramatic with each Quad. This shimmery cream dries to a powdery finish that wears beautifully alone or over your favorite makeup. This holiday season, share your favorite Cream Quads in a silver or gold pouch or keep the Quads for yourself and decorate your own tree.
Gifts for Great Hair:
Ceramic Styler by Whirlers ($12.95, hairartproducts.com) If you have someone on your list that spends way to long straightening their hair then grab them one of these. The Ceramic Styler is used with your hair dryer and was specially developed for professional hair styling. It is ergonomically designed for styling comfort and flexibility. When used with hair dryer, heat is distributed quickly and evenly among ceramic plates for creative hair styling. By using far infrared technology, moisture is locked in hair cuticles, leaving hair shiny and full of body. And the 100% Natural Boar Bristles condition hair. .
Oribe Hair Care 24 Gold Pomade ($49.99, oribe.com) Is there someone on your list that loves nothing but the finest live has to offer? Then this is the ideal gift for them. Oribe 24 Gold Pomade is a unique treat that will have anyone’s hair looking its best. This pomade slicks back hair with super-rich gold highlights for instant lustrous glamour. Excellent for use on pleasure craft, in convertibles or anywhere a little 24-karat seduction is needed. Thinking about it this might be one to keep for yourself. I mean don’t you deserve a little luxury.
Matrix Biolage Smooththerapie Duo ($20, matrix.com) This duo makes a fabulous gift and comes in a great box. Comes with both a Smoothing Shampoo and a Smoothing Conditioner. The shampoo cleanses as it smoothes with a customized blend of weightless natural oils, leaving it soft, shiny and easy to manage. The conditioner provides incredibly lightweight smoothing agents to help transform frizz into super-soft, manageable, healthy-looking hair.
Yes to Carrots Power Shower Daily Cleansing System for Body ($19.99, yestocarrots.com or drugstore.com) A natural way to make skin glow everyday. This three-step kit comes with a super-thick, granulated scrub, a moisturizing shower gel and a creamy body lotion. All are jam-packed with the antioxidant beta-carotene, as well as Dead Sea-sourced minerals. A wonderful gift for someone who loves to naturally keep his or her skin looking beautiful.
Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate Citron & Mistletoe Body Wash ($16, crabtreeeveyn.com) A yummy gift that will excite the senses. This delightfully creamy body wash in a just-for-the-season scent is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer. The super creamy body wash lathers up nicely and keeps skin moisturized as it cleans. The scent is nice and not overpowering. While this mistletoe might not hang from the door it smells so good you might get kissed.
Lush Jolly Holly Days ($49.95, lushusa.com/shop) The holidays would be more enjoyable if every gift was this easy to give. This already wrapped gift comes jam packed with essential Lush items and is even tied off with a bow. Jolly Holly Days has soaps and scrubs loved by boys and girls so its perfect to give to a couple that is on your list and even comes with a massage bar to share. Uplifting soaps get you in the mood to party and a Too Drunk Emotibomb helps recovery if someone has a few too many ones. This gift helps maximize the fun and minimizes the fallouts.
Philosophy Twas the Night Before ($20, sephora.com) I got my first Philosophy set over 10 years ago. And there hasn’t been a Christmas since that I haven’t been treated or treated myself to an item from their holiday collections. This super sweet set is sure to please even the grumpiest of Scrooges on your list. Twas the night before is a limited edition, Sephora-exclusive that contains a milk-and-cookies-scented duo of delectable, high-foaming, multipurpose cleansers. It makes the perfect gift for someone who appreciates the imagination and wonder that make the holidays so magical.
Gifts for the Body:
Soap & Paper Factory Solid Perfume ($18, soapandpaperfactory.com) This solid perfume makes a wonderful gift. Its practical, the fragrance is pure and it’s green. Doesn’t get much better. Pure jojoba and beeswax blended with our signature fragrances in a purse size, travel size, to go, container. For young and old, for big and small this perfume is perfect for everyone on your list. Best of all there is no parabens, phthalates, or petrochemicals. Comes in scents like Orange Blossom and Green Tea and my favorite Geranium.
Memoire Liquide Reserve Edition Book ($95 STUDIO BEAUTYMIX at Fred Seal, Korres in New York an Bloomingdales and studiomix.com) This is one of those type of collections you have to experience for yourself in order to truly understand how intoxicating it is. The Memorie Liquide collection offers five unique scents that range from floral to spicy, and comes tucked in the most elegant packaging. It will a moment that the person you are giving this gift will remember. These ready-to-wear fragrances from one of the top lines Memoire Liquide will change they way you understand fragrance. Scents include has Encens Liquide, Fleur Liquide, Amour Liquide, Soleil Liquide and Vacances Liquide all presented beautifully. A gift that will be cherished for a long time to come.
Elemis Home Spa for Hands ($56, timetospa.com) Most people are so busy that their hands are the last things they spend time on. Well now you can help the busy people in your life get spa quality treatments for their hands while at home. Elemis Home Spa for Hands helps to rid hands of discolorations and promotes collagen production and increased hydration. It leaves hands silky soft and looking fresher. The kit comes with Pro-Collagen Hand and Nail Cream, Pro-Collagen Body Serum Intensive Lift, gloves and Gentle Rose Exfoliator. Skin will be left silky-soft to the touch.
Harajuku ($30, ulta.com) These limited-edition girls are the latest editions to the Harajuku Lovers fragrance collection. The unique fragrances, in their adorable doll-decanters will capture the eye and then the heart while the scents please everyone that comes in contact with it. The latest line, the Snow Bunnies, showcase fun cutting-edge winter fashions and come in 5 scents – “Love”, “Lil’ Angel”, “G”, “Music” and “Baby”. Each with a unique smell ranging from crisp to sweet to suit any mood. Plus you get an adorable fashion forward bottle. A cute gift for women of all ages and styles.
Gifts for the Skin:
La Mer The Body Refiner ($110, lamer.com) If you want to see a huge smile when one of your favorite people opens their gift then this is the gift to give. This top of the line product from one of the most respected names in skincare is guaranteed to make to put a smile on anyone’s face. The Body Refiner is a multi-faceted treatment that polishes, hydrates and cushions the skin. It is infused with over a carat and a half of pure diamond powder to help it polish the skin and reveal a soft new surface. This spa-like treatment is embedded within La Mer’s legendary emollients to cushion the skin while protecting its delicate moisture barrier. Skin will look fresher, younger and more hydrated. .
Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders ($70, olehenriksen.com) A best of the best selection of products from Ole Henriksen. The set features the award-winning truth serum collagen booster, sheer transformation renewing crème and invigorating night gel-firming treatment. The products can be used together on a daily basis for truly amazing and transformative results as they embrace your skin with protection, comfort and hydration. Every product works to defend against signs of aging by firming, lifting, retexurizing, tightening and evening out skin tone with a light, oil-free formula. Perfect gift for anyone that wants beautifully refreshed skin.
Dr. Brandt Lineless to Go ($55, drbrandtskincare.com) This easy to use and conveniently sized travel set of Dr. Brandt products it the ideal gift for anyone on the go. No need to stop a skin care regiment when you hit the road. In fact the stress of traveling and the changing of climates might mean we need to protect and nourish the skin even more. Lineless to go contains travel size products that are formulated to protect skin from free radicals, preventing fine lines and wrinkles. The set provides skin with the essentials for a radiant, younger, looking skin. Contains: lineless foaming cleanser, eye cream and lines no more.
Jack Black’s It’s The Balm ($19.50, getjackblack.com) A great trio of conditioning lip balms. Great for anyone on your list whether you’re giving it to your brother or your best girl friend. You get three full-size tubes of Jack Black’s famous lip balm that is enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants. Each of the lip balms soothes, protect and hydrate dry irritated lips. They penetrate quickly to provide instant relieve. The trio is made up of a Vanilla & Lavender balm, a Lemon & Chamomile balm and a Natural Mint & Shea Butter balm all in a zipped up pouch ready to be wrapped.
Eco Conscious Gifts:
EOS Lip Balm Smooth Sphere Holiday Gift Bag ($9.99, walgreens.com) This innovative lip balm set will change the way you think of natural and organic beauty products. This limited edition set of all natural, 95% organic smooth sphere lip balms keep lips looking and feeling healthy. The multi-pack set comes with a reusable cosmetic bag and includes one sphere of summer fruit, of honeysuckle honeydew and of sweet mint balms. The balms are all-amazing and really create soft and sweet lips but you will also love the super cool sphere containers. A great gift idea that is eco friendly.
Roy Toy Log Cabin Building Set ($15.00, roytoy.com) This building block set is perfect for any kid on your list. They are made of all-wood pieces, colored with food-approved dyes and meet the Toy Safety Compliance requirements. With so many unsafe toys on the market giving this set to kids that you love this Christmas will bring piece of mind. The building styles and piece counts challenge kids to use their imaginations. Most of these sets are packed in our nostalgic canisters, adding a touch of the past. A great gift that is safe and fun. The price is really reasonable making it easy to buy a set for a couple of kids this year.
Gifts that are Perfect for someone who already has everything:
THYMES Frasier Fir Candle Votive Set ($16, thymes.com) A perfect gift for your friend that has everything. This exquisite candle votive set is intoxicating. Combines color, texture and fragrance perfectly. Each candle comes in a glass Vase Mountain fresh and glowing, Thymes Frasier Fir Votive Candle Set enhances any décor or makes an elegant hostess gift. Creating a tradition to savor and to share. Fragrance: The aromatic snap of crisp Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedar wood and relaxing sandalwood
Miss Oops Critical Care Kit ($18, missoops.com) There isn’t any on my list that couldn’t’ benefit from receiving this as a gift this year. This is a survival kit for every woman’s needs. The Critical Care Kit includes a Miss Oops Pucker Protector that is an incredible exfoliating lip balm that looks like a lip-gloss. The kit also contains Miss Oops’ amazing foot cream and a rescue sponge. They come in an adorable package and make a fun but helpful gift.
LUSTER 1 Hour White ($39.99, CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreen’s nationwide) This is a gift that can really change someone’s life. Whiter teeth can improve self-confidence and the color of your teeth affects the way others perceive you. This system is the real deal. It whitens teeth up to 6 Shades in 1 Hour with zero tooth sensitivity. It is a super effective system that puts the perfect tooth whitening experience into the palm of your hand. LUSTER is a dentist-invented system that contains three components that work in conjuncture to revitalize your smile in the comfort of your home. Uses similar technology to Dentist Light Treatments. And no need to worry because its been clinically proven to be safe and effective.
Brow Beauty Bubble by Tweezerman ($20, sephora.com) This is a super cute gift that will get lots of usage from anybody you give it to. The travel-friendly brow-grooming duo makes it easy to keep brows beautiful, conveniently and quickly. The snowflake-kissed tweezers add a touch of winter wonderland to any grooming routine. The set includes miniature slant tweezers, mirror and snap shut case. Wassermann makes the best tweezers on the market perfect for getting the most stubborn hairs. And the small, round mirror is equipped with suction cups on the back, so you can position it perfectly for easy tweezing. A great set.
Gifts for the Beauty Junkie on Your List:
Beautyblender HOT PINK HOLIDAY ($23.95, beautyblender.net) Everyone in the beauty industry loves Beautyblender’s patent-pending elliptical shape applicator. It makes makeup application foolproof by allowing you to access hard-to-reach areas with stunning ease. Its suede texture is sensual to the touch and its unique curves fit the contours of your face, leaving make up dazzling and undetectable. This holiday set comes with a sponge, a bottle of Blendercleanser and it’s own organza drawstring carry pouch that is tagged forgiving. The Blendercleaner is a lavender-scented cleanser that’s free of dyes and skin irritants. It’s soothing soy-based, low-suds formula breaks down rapidly, making it earth-friendly and fun to use. A perfect gift for any beauty junkie.
Fine: The Basics of Beauty ($22.99, samfine.com) This DVD is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Who doesn’t want one of the worlds most famous makeup artist giving them a private lesson on how to apply makeup? This DVD is a follow-up to Sam Fines best-selling book, Fine Beauty. The celebrity makeup artist uses this DVD as a continuation of his commitment to educate women of color on the “fine” art of makeup. He gives step-by-step directions shows you what tools you need, shows you technique and how to select products. Sharing his wealth of experience and expertise, Fine enables viewers to fully understand all that goes into creating a flawless, natural-looking face. This is truly a gift that will be used over and over again.
LipStamp ($24.95, alconeco.com) One of the most unique gifts you can give this season. This amazing product is a great tool for applying lipstick in the perfect shape for anyone’s lips. The kit includes one Lipstamp tool, five playing cards with 10 different lip shapes. All you have to do is pick a Lip Stamp shape, apply lipstick and stamp on perfect lips. Really works and is a great way to try new looks out.