If the thoughtfulness of a gift is a good gauge of affection, then one that’s applied to the skin feels especially intimate.
By Colleen Attara
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Want You
To Want Me eye shadow kit
$34 | Sephora, multiple locations
The velvet case, which is designed to appear as a clutch, contains a removable palette comprised of nine distinct eye shadows that can be worn wet or dry.
- Lovely Day Eau de Parfum by Ramon Monegal
$185 | Blossom Cosmetic Boutique, Newtown
Notes of jasmine, rose, cedar, cassis, black currant and, most noticeably, licorice and iris. It’s unisex, too, which means that gifting it to my sweetie is
as good as buying it for myself.
- Dr. Weil for Origins Mega Mushroom Collection (limited edition) $68.50 | Origins, Princeton
A blend of natural herbs and mushrooms that’s designed to soothe facial redness and skin sensitivity—and then prevent them from occurring again.
- Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Holiday Gift Box for Men
$85 | Barneys New York, Rittenhouse Square
Scrub, wash and scent; you’ve got you’re man covered. He’ll dig the spicy kick of the black peppercorn oil with bergamot (smells like Earl Grey tea) and oakmoss. And you’ll love that he no longer douses himself in Axe like a teen boy.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Kisses On My List gloss set
$30 | Sephora, multiple locations
Six glosses in matte and shimmer actually stain your lips for all-day wear. The silicone applicator is easy to use, and it delivers the perfect amount.
- Spa Elements
Starts at $13 | The Face and Body Spa, Yardley
The spa’s own line of 120-plus organic and vegan oils and essences can be mixed in any combination to create custom scents for sugar scrubs and body lotions and oils.
- Origins Ornament
$15 | Origins, Princeton, NJ
The festive-looking ornament, which comes in red and green, contains five samples of top Origins products, including the Plantscription anti-aging serum and the GinZing eye cream. Better yet, Origins will plant a tree for every ornament sold.
- la prairie Extraordinary and
Rare Platinum Collection
$1,300 | Neiman Marcus, King of Prussia
The silver jewelry box, a keepsake in its own right, comes loaded with the brand’s three most precious formulas, cellular serum and skin and eye creams, all of which are touted to restore the skin’s electrical balance and allow it to better absorb nutrients.