One of the best ways to find great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers for the people on your list is by knowing who they are. What are the things they are interested in? What are their lifestyles and passions?
For instance, if you have a nature-lover in your family, a good UV-protecting sun hat might make the perfect gift. If you know someone who loves to take care of themselves, some green tea and a lovely teapot might make the perfect gift.
Think about what the people you like in your life like and use these examples as a guide to match the gift to the gift-receiver. Happy shopping!
We all love and appreciate emailed photos, but let’s face it: Sometimes, we just want to hold some memories in our hands and flip through them. That’s why photo album books and calendars can be a perfect holiday gift, especially since this is the time of the year when we are thinking more about the gift of family and our love for each other.
Photo album books are also a great gift for far-flung relatives; they can have a record of family reunions, see how fast nieces and nephews are growing and who’s been added to the family.
Studies have shown that tea is loaded with antioxidants. Green tea in particular has been associated with many health benefits including reduced risk of cancer, controlling blood pressure, and preventing high cholesterol. What better gift for someone who cares about their health than a teapot?
These traditional Asian teapots are great for making the perfect cup of green (or any other favorite) tea. And when these pots are not being used, they look beautiful on your shelf.
Along with that teapot, a box of green tea
is the perfect gift to give to someone who is health-conscious. It is a thoughtful way to say, "I care about your health and well-being." And a lovely box of high-quality green tea by itself can make a terrific stocking stuffer.
If you know an individual or a family who just loves to get outside to have fun, then consider a sun-protection hat as a holiday gift. Protection against UV rays, which should be practiced in the colder months as well as the winter, is important for everyone, especially for people who spend lots of time outside. This is a gift that says you care about their health and well being.
If you have a friend or relative who loves going glam, this is a great stocking stuffer. These wonderful double-stick tapes help secure dresses in place to help you avoid those dreaded "wardrobe malfunctions." A must if you’re wearing a wrap dress or any other style that requires a little extra security.
Whoever invented foot petals know what it is to be a woman who loves lovely shoes. No matter how well-made or expensive the shoe, the fact is that they can sometimes hurt. These ingenious cushions come in a variety of shapes and sizes to accommodate different shoe styles and varying needs (some women may need cushioning in the balls of the feet; others may need cushioning where the straps are pressing into the top or sides of their feet, for instance). Another terrific stocking stuffer.
This line of beautiful hair clips, pins, and pony tail holders come in gorgeous colors and styles, including ones that are adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Makeup experts will tell you: Shu Uemura's eyelash curler is one of the best eyelash curlers, hands down. Even stick-straight lashes will yield to this essential beauty tool, which opens up the eyes with just one squeeze. A must for any woman who uses eyelash curlers.
The Suki Skin Care line is almost too good to be true. Their products are natural, organic, and free of chemicals that are potentially toxic to the body, which is why the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has given them a high safety rating in their cosmetic database, Skin Deep. They consider environmental impact in producing and shipping their products and all their products are cruelty-free.
And best of all, Suki's products are flat-out wonderful. They smell great, work beautifully, and I never have to wonder about the chemicals that are being absorbed into my body through my skin when I use them.
These terrific makeup sponges are a far cry from the cheap drug-store sponges that you use once and throw away. Made to be cleaned and re-used (making them friendlier on the environment and on your wallet), these pretty sponges come in an ingenious egg-shaped design that allows you to blend makeup in hard-to-maneuver spots such as around the eyes and nose. Perfect for stuffing into a stocking.