Splurge or Save: 2014 Holiday Gift Ideas


Holiday shopping can be stressful – take the guess work out of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list with our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!

Limited Edition Holiday GLOSSYBOX

GLOSSYBOX is perfect for the beauty lovers on your list, think sisters, best friends, and significant others. It’s a $21 a month subscription beauty box filled with 5 deluxe-sized products from seriously premium brands including Korres, La Prairie, benefit, Glam Glow, and more!

The limited-edition Holiday GLOSSYBOX is a true gem of a gift this season. It comes with 8 deluxe-sized products in an unbelievably gorgeous red velvet box with gold embossing (making it perfect for storing jewelery after removing all of the goodies!). The holiday box includes:

  • Calvin Klein Reveal Fragrance
  • NCLA Nail Lacquer in Satin Sheets, Velvet Ropes
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Loose Color Concentrate in Smote
  • Cargo TexasLiner Liquid Eye Liner
  • Teadora Nourishing Lip Butter in Rainforest at Dawn
  • The Lip Bar Lipstick in Crimson Wonderland
  • Korres Volcanic Minerals Volumizing Mascara
  • Jouer Moisturizing Lip Glossin Wind

SAVE: The box, worth over $140, is available for $40 now through December 15!

SPLURGE: Get your loved one a 12-month subscription of GLOSSYBOX for $220 through December 15 and you will receive a complimentary holiday box when you use the code HOLIDAY

Go to glossybox.com to purchase

Skin Authority

Each year Skin Authority rolls out specialty curated sets that make perfect holiday gifts for everyone from your Secret Santa at work to your mom who loves effective, results-oriented skin care products.

SAVE: The Stocking Stuffer Sampler is ideal for just that… stocking stuffing! Just $25 you’ll receive four convenient travel-sized versions of the Hand Foot Body Restoration, Olive, Fig, Shea Body Butter Cream, Sunscreen Moisturizer, and Daily Cleanser!

SPLURGE: There’s also the Holiday Essentials Duo ($50) which contains the Oil Nutrient for Face, Hair, and Nails and the Moisturizing Mist – two perfect products for beating dry winter skin! Both sets come in a festive organza pouch, making them holiday gift ready!

Purchase Skin Authority holiday gift sets here

Zhena’s Gypsy Teas

These small batch, hand-crafted, 100 percent organic and Fair Trade tea infusions are delicious hot and cold and the stackable collections are perfect for gifting this holiday season!

SAVE: The Harvest Stackable ($8.99) features the 16 sachets of flavors of the season: Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Apple, Chocolate Truffle, and Cranberry Bliss. zhenas.com

Anthony Men’s Skin Care

Skin care developed for men but borrowed by women (true story!), Anthony products are the perfect gift for the men in your life who love (and who you love) looking good!

SPLURGE: Get those dapper men in your life everything they need to stay fresh with The Big Anthony Gift Box. The pre-wrapped box comes with 10 of the best-selling products including three of our favorites the Glycolic Facial Cleanser, the All-Purpose Moisturizer, and Wake Up Call (a must for late-nights!).

Additional products include:

  • Invigorating Rush Hair & Body Wash
  • Facial Scrub
  • All Purpose Moisturizer
  • Shave Cream
  • Ingrown Hair Treatment
  • Purifying Astringent Pads
  • The Cool Fix
  • Pearl Souffle Shave Cream

$200; anthony.com

Too Faced

If you need a gift for a beauty lover look no further than Too Faced!

SAVE: The Under the Mistletoe lip set preps puckers for the holidays with beautiful, subtle, and ultra-moisturizing hues. Get three shimmer versions of La Crème Color Drenched Lip Creams in three of the best-selling shades: Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Bunny, and Spice Spice Baby. Plus the lipsticks come in an adorable high-watt pink glitter pouch which doubles adorably as a coin purse! $28; toofaced.com

SPLURGE: The Everything Nice Set is a festive palette for the full-face, perfect for creating gorgeous looks that can take you from day to night! It comes in an adorable pink glitter pouch and with a deluxe-size Better Than Sex Mascara,  20 eye shadows,  two blushes, and two bronzers. A $450 value for $56; sephora.com

Twistband

For teens, tweens, fitness fanatics, or just gals in your life that like to wear their hair up and not deal with those annoying creases and dents – Twistband is awesome as a little stocking stuffer for the holidays!

SAVE: Starting at just $6, Twistbands come in beautiful solid shades and fun patterns so you can mix and match the perfect gift! twistband.com

Madeline Weinrib Umbrella

Any jetsetter will tell you, being prepared for inclimate weather is a must, but when you give the traveler in your life a gorgeous bad-weather accessory they may actually be wishing for rain. This Madeline Weinrib Purple Sunder Umbrella was designed with the Neue Galerie and inspired by the Wiener Werkstatte period’s commitment to originality and craftsmanship. Madeline Weinrib’s original Sunder suzani design is featured on the interior of a 46 inch double canopy umbrella.

SPLURGE: While not super expensive it’s definitely a splurge for an umbrella at $54; madelineweinrib.com

Marianella Soap

Perfect for newlyweds, new home owners, mother-in-laws, and more, Marianella Soap gift sets are luxurious and smell beautiful.

SPLURGE: The Three Soap Luxury Gift Box for Her is stocked with three of the best-selling fragrances in a lovely black box, perfect for wrapping with a chic bow. The Gift Set includes:

  • Aranciata Antioxidant Moisturizing Milk Bar – a blend of orange and citrus complemented by teakwood, rosemary, and clove.
  • Dama De la Noche Antioxidant Moisturizing Milk Bar – a bouquet of jasmine, wisteria, and gardenia with notes of apple, lemon, and the Dama de Noche flower.
  • Violet Fields Rejuvenating Face and Body Bar – combining violet with bergamot and a subtle hint of menthol.

$48; marianellasoap.com

Gifts from Golden Door

Bring the magic of Golden Door home with amazing products for the home, kitchen, and bathroom, as well as jewelery, accessories, books, and beauty products!

SAVE: Foodies in your life will delight in seasonings and spreads from Golden Door, starting at just $12. The Organic Fig Preserves and Lavender Pepper are personal favorites – unique combinations that really excite the palate and bring a new flavor to food. Shop here.

SPLURGE: The Golden Door Chakra Meditation Bracelet
is the perfect gift for that special someone who could use a little mind-body-soul TLC, plus… it’s beautiful. Designed by Reba Engel and featuring 22K gold vermeil on the Golden Door charm, the bracelet is available in Black Onyx with you choice of gem color that you can select based on which chakra could use the most love:

  • Seventh Chakra (Crown) Amethyst/Purple – healing, divine love, inspiration and intuition
  • Sixth Chakra (Third Eye) Lapis Lazul/Indigo Blue- mental clarity and illumination, creative expression
  • Fifth Chakra (Throat) Turquoise  – communication, friendship and peace of mind, enhances meditation
  • Fourth Chakra (Center of Heart) Malachite – fresh new growth, vitalizing for the mind, promise of new hope
  • Third Chakra (Solar Plexus) Citrine/Yellow – powerful alignment with higher self, warming, energizing and attracts abundance
  • Second Chakra (Sacrol) Carnelian/Orange – creativity, warming social and joyous
  • First Chakra (Root or Base) Garnet/Red – love, compassion, enhances imagination

$340; goldendoor.com

Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Cards

We may be biased, but what gift guide would be complete without the gift card that gets it all?! Spafinder Gift Cards are accepted at over 20,000 locations worldwide, they never expire, and can be used for everything from massage, facials, yoga, and more! What’s more? Your loved ones can even use their Spafinder Gift Cards on fantastic yoga apparel from Hyde Organic!

This year, gift thoughtfully with the best-selling spa and wellness gift card!