This year, comforting gifts are top of everyone’s holiday gift lists, from scents for the home to skin spa products for a little ‘me’ time. We even included one for the boyfriend, husband, boyfriend, partner …the sexy-smelling Fresh Wolf line.

Susan Ciminilli skincare is one of our faves — as well as Jennifer Lopez who credits it with her beautiful glow. Just for the season, the 1-2-3 Glow  a professional home treatment and hydrating facial kit, is only $19.95  instead of $29.95. Give this to anyone on your list who has skin.

The 30-minute treatment leaves your skin radiant. And it’s a great intro to the luxurious line.


Kai is our go-to gift for any occasion. From hostess gifts (a Kai Rose candle) to birthdays (Kai perfume oil which fits in your pocket or purpose ) to house warming prezzies (the classy Kai diffuser in an Italian cut glass jar) and of course for the holidays (anything from the brand), it’s the perfect gift for anyone. The light blend of exotic perfumes and natural essences appeals to everyone. When everyone is stuck at home, it’s lovely to be surrounded by Kai. (Prices range from $34 and up.)

As our men’s grooming editor, Jason Wanamaker, wrote, “Fresh Wolf’s line of salon-quality grooming products will keep you feeling fresh. The masculine line formulated for the gents includes shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, hair wax, pomade, hair gel, hair + beard oil and body wash. ”

Our manly man tried the shampoo too and we LOVE the light musky scent. And their philanthropic outreach — they donate products to foster youth in a ‘buy one give one’ program feels just right for the season. ($17 – $19.99.)


Antipodes H2O Ultra‐Hydrating Water Gel Moisturizer is made from New Zealand manuka honey and naturally sourced hyaluronic acid so it really hydrates — and smells like fresh-cut roses. It soaks right into the skin and we use it a couple of times a day when our skin starts to tighten in the winter months in our heated office. $38.


Natura is Brazil’s largest beauty brand, famous for its ethically-sourced Amazonian ingredients. Rich in Maracujá oil, this in-shower oil leaves you feeling fresh and hydrated. Follow with the nourishing hand cream, also packed with nature’s oil. You’ll smell faintly of passion fruit afterward.