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Last-minute Christmas 2013 gift ideas for her for any budget

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Recently I went on Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about holiday gift ideas for her for any budget. Here is the video and more info about what I recommended…

Gifts under $30 – Great for friends, teachers and party hostesses

The Body Shop has several fun gift sets for under $30 that are all great options for friends, teachers and party hostesses:

The super cute Gingerbread School House was specially designed by their CommunityFair Trade partner, Get Paper Industries (GPI), in Nepal. By buying this or any other gift set, you’re supporting our project to give children around the world better access to an education for a brighter, happier future. It includes: Cranberry Joy Shower Gel, Gingerbread Shower Gel, Cranberry Joy Body Butter, Gingerbread Body Butter and Mini Crinkle Lily. ($20 at Body Shop stores and at

With the Bodybutter Lollipop, you get The Body Shop’s iconic Body Butter in fruity, floral and nutty flavors. The set includes: Coconut Body Butter, Shea Body Butter, Moringa Body Butter, Strawberry Body Butter and Satsuma Body Butter. ($25 at Body Shop stores and at

The Ginger Sparkle Gift Set features the spicy, limited-edition scent of ginger with this pampering box set that’s packaged in a reusable tin shaped like a gingerbread man. This gift includes: Ginger Sparkle Shower Gel, Ginger Sparkle Body Butter, Ginger Sparkle Body Polish and Ginger Sparkle Mini Heart Soap. ($20 at Body Shop stores and at

Relaxing At-Home Spa Gifts

The holidays can be stressful. Help her relax and unwind with natural beauty products for an at-home spa:

The Aveda Give Soothing set includes a body wash and lotion in the popular calming, limited-edition Shampure scent in a gift box made of hand-crafted lokta bark paper from Nepal. (available for$44 at Aveda stores and at

The Aveda Give Baths of Beauty includes a multi-purpose face/body/hair oil, body wash and lotion in another popular, limited-edition Beautifying formula in a gift box made of hand-crafted lokta bark paper from Nepal. (available for $53 at Aveda stores and at

For just about anyone

Dry hands and feet are a problem for just about anyone this time of year. Aveda and L’Occitane have great gift sets that would be appreciated by most anyone.

The limited edition Aveda Give Relief Set has moisturizing treats for hands and feet – two full-size and two travel-size of their hugely popular hand relief and foot relief creams in a gift box made of hand-crafted lokta bark paper from Nepal (available for $58 – a $63 value – at Aveda stores and at

Caudalie Small Harvests Trio is another great choice. It features a limited edition trio of Caudalie’s hand and nail cream in three scents inspired by the vineyards – Blackcurrant Leaf (merlot), Grapevine Honey (Cabernet) and Pink Grapefruit (Sauvignon). ($28, available at and NYC Caudalie boutiques)

Exceptional Skin Care

The coveted cult-favorite Caudalie Beauty Elixir is available for a limited time in a chic new limited edition design by fashion designer L’Wren Scott. This powerful plant based anti-dull complexion mist smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. A cult product, favoured by make-up artists, beauty addicts & celebrities, the elixir also helps set make-up. ($49, available at and NYC Caudalie boutiques)

With the Elemis Head-to-Toe Heroes Gift Set, you’re giving some of the best skin care money can buy at a big savings and a head-to-toe beauty regimen with a collection of award-winning face and body products: Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Pro- Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser and Skin Nourishing Milk Bath. ($216 – $350 value – available at and

Happy Holidays Beauties!

(note: this article originally appeared on my blog Hello Beauty)



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