I don’t know about you, but sometimes the little goodies you get (in your stocking, perhaps?) can be the most fun and enjoyable. I haven’t done a whole lot of shopping out and about in the early holiday mayhem, but here are a few things that have caught my eye recently:
To fill out a Sephora order to get free shipping, I stuck a Sephora almond foot mask in my shopping bag. They have two varieties for feet and three for hands. I haven’t tried mine yet, but at $5 a pop, they won’t break the bank and will give someone a bit of pampering. You could pair several for a nice little present.
A little bigger item from them ($28), their limited edition Juniper Berries & Lapp Pine Fine Liquid Hand Wash, is a deep, rich, green bottle of gorgeousness adorned with a collar of cheery little bells and an exhilarating seasonal scent. BTW, just saw that this also comes in the cute bauble as mentioned above (sans bells). Saw it at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus but may be at other retailers too.
Supergoop’s travel size of Forever Young hand cream is very purse-friendly and long lasting (I’ve had mine for several months now). I love putting it on just before leaving the house in the morning; it’d be especially nice for those who do a lot of driving. It’s silky, with a very slight scent and boasts a hefty SPF 40. I’d be tickled pink to find another tube tucked in my stocking ($12 at Nordstrom, who currently is offering a box of three: buy two, get one free for $24).
Not fragrance/beauty-related, but Nordstrom was showing a very cute line of socks called SOCKART, with fun sayings on the feet such as Mistle Toes, Kiss Me, Bah Humbug and Oy Vey, $15 each. They’re sure to get a foot-warming welcome from the young and young-at-heart.
For those with an artsy inclination, Hot Sox’s Museum Collection features the likes of “Girl With a Pearl Earring” and Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss,” among others. A 4-pack is $40. If I didn’t have a leg that swells a lot, I’d snap several of these cute socks up in a heartbeat.
Two favorite goodies from last year that I still love: Snowflake marshmallows (to float prettily in a cup of your favorite hot chocolate), and snowflake pretzels ($25 for a 16-ounce tin), both from Neiman Marcus. The marshmallows ($10 for a pack of six) would make good little emergency gifts, so you won’t be emptyhanded when, for example, your neighbors come calling unexpectedly with presents. And the pretzels could be divvied up into cute little gift bags if you don’t want to keep them all to yourself.
What about you? Please do share what goodies you’re giving or what you’ve seen out there that looks like a winner.