Are you looking for a great last minute gift, stocking stuffer or gift that gives back? If so, you won’t want to miss Women’s Health magazine’s annual Holiday Gift Guide! Women’s Health’s executive editor Amy Keller Laird joined me yesterday to dish on the must haves in beauty, diet, nutrition and fashion for both men and women this holiday season, and into 2013!
Candace Rose: With the holidays upon us, what are some great gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone on your list?
Amy Keller Laird: “Well, we’re going to start with the beauty lover, and what woman doesn’t want to look under the tree or open her stocking and find a little Chanel. This is their new Le Vernis nail colour in Malice. It’s kind of a blackened red with a little bit of shimmer. I’m wearing it on my nails now, and it’s a great twist on the traditional holiday red, it’s a little bit edgier. It’s very cool. It’s $26.00 at Chanel.com. And when somebody says ‘Who are you wearing?’ You can say Chanel and it’s kind of a fun thing to do.
Another great gift we love for the stocking are Burt’s Bees makes these great little gift sets. They’re five to $10 each, they’re made in recyclable packaging, and you don’t even need to do any gift wrapping because they’re so cute as is. There’s lip balm sets, lip and nail sets, cute cuticle tins and again, they’re five to $10 at the drugstore.
Now if you’re looking for a gift that gives back, Kind, the company that makes those delicious healthy snack bars, they have partnered with three women this year who have designed gift boxes, and chose which bars were going to be inside, and also chose the charity that the money will go to. Musician Grace Potter’s box benefits the Alzheimer’s Association; there’s also a box from Arianna Huffington, and one from makeup artist Bobbi Brown. For $42.95 you get 20 bars and you can get that at www.SnackandGiveBack.com, which is a really interesting and fun gift.
If you’re looking for jewelry but can’t spend a lot of money, there’s a company called Wanderlust + Co. and it makes really pretty, trendy jewelry. For instance the pretty chain and leather bracelet below is $37. They have lots of cool stuff there for every personality. And those are at Wanderlustandco.com.
Now if you’re shopping for someone looking to brave the snow or do a little hiking outside, boots are a great option and they’re going to last for so long. Sorel Maverick boots are for guys, they’re waterproof. He can be ice fishing or shoveling the yard, but they’re so stylish he can go out for a drink afterward. And for women the Teva Jordanelle are almost like two shoes in one. They’ve got the outer proof coating and a inner liner that you can pull out when you get inside, and pat around the house and just be really comfy almost as slippers. Both of those are $170 at Amazon.com”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share?
Amy Keller Laird: “If you go to WomensHealthMag.com you can find even more gift ideas and tips on how to gift wrap and how to make it fun, and all that other good holiday stuff.”