2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By Wednesday, December 08, 2021 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

It is that gift giving time of year again, and I thought I would share with you some items that I think would make a great gift. Whether for you, a friend, coworker or loved one these gifts make great gifts if you ask me. I bought many of these myself and would love to receive any of them as a gift.

Gifts for Fragrance Lovers:

If you have a fragrance lover in your life these are the gifts for them.

Yardley English Rose Eau De Toilette / $18.99*

When it comes to fragrances, I love this one. Yardley's English Rose is a light and wonderfully simple rose scent that I just truly love. Every single time I wear it my husband tells me how great I smell. There just truly is something classically perfects about this rose scent. 

I think this makes a great gift for anyone you know who loves fragrances and roses. They also make a Lily of the Valley and a Lavender version, both of which I also really enjoy, but the rose is by far my favourite and as such it makes a great stocking stuffer.

Mary Kay Women’s Fragrance Gift Set / $39.00*

Mary Kay makes a some great fragrances, but picking just one can be a bit hard. This little set has three Mary Kay eau de parfumes in miniature 7.5 ml spray versions. It makes a great gift for someone you just don't know what type of fragrance that they like or someone who likes to play with scent. I personally am giving this to my one Mother In Law.

What you get:
- Dream Fearlessly -- Chypre Floral fragrance
- Love Fearlessly -- Amber Floral fragrance
- Live Fearlessly -- Floral Woody Musk fragrance

Mary Kay Men’s Fragrance Gift Set / $39.00*

If you have a man in your life, or just like men's fragrances yourself this set if perfect for you. Similar to the woman's version, this one has cologne sprays.  I personally adore the scent MK High Intensity, I will spray this around my bedroom just because I love the scent so much.

What you get:
- Cityscape Cologne Spray
- MK High Intensity Cologne Spray
- MK High Intensity Sport Cologne Spray

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Jet Set / $33.00

looking to gift something fun and tropical? This might be the kit for you to give. It features three Sol De Janerio's '62 scent products in miniature versions. 

I picked myself up this travel set in November because I wanted to tryout the brand I had heard so much about. 

What you get:
- 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Brazilian Bum Bum Cream
- 3 oz/ 90 mL Brazilian 4 Play Shower Cream-Gel
- 1.01 oz/ 30 mL Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist
- Travel case

Bath and Body Gifts:

If you are like me, you may like baths. I honestly could not live without them, so that is why I love bath time gifts so darn much.

Mary Kay Citrus Rose Satin Hands Pampering Set / $51.00*

Mary Kay's Satin Hands Pampering Set is a cult classic. I have loved this for decades, and while they make it all year round in the White Tea version and in unscented, right now there is a limited edition Citrus Rose version that is very nice indeed. 

You get the classic three step set, unscented Protecting Softener, Citrus Rose Satin Smooth Refining Shea Scrub and Citrus Rose Nourishing Shea Cream in a gift bag.

The Citrus Rose scent is light and floral, really quite pleasant and I hope they make it a permeant item.

Dr. Teal's Melatonin Canister Gift Set / $9.99

Dr. Teal's Melatonin products have been heavy rotation of mine since this past spring, so when I saw this cute set for just $9.99 I had to grab it. I personally love this line and think gifts like this are a real affordable way to try out a bunch of products from a brand. I also really like that it comes with a tub to store a full sized version of their salt soaks in. 

The Melatonin is supposed to help relax you before bed, but the scent of Lavender and Chamomile is what really does it for me.

What you get:
- Dr Teal’s Melatonin Sleep Soak / 396 g
- Dr Teal’s Foaming Bath / 118 ml
- Dr Teal’s Ultra-Moisturizing Body Wash / 118 ml
- Dr Teals Epsom Salt Scrub / 15 g
- Bath Pouf
- Reusable container fits a full size 3lb bag of Dr Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

Dr Teals Relax & Relief with Eucalyptus + Spearmint 5-Piece Bath Travel gift Set / $9.99

I still love other Dr. Teal's scents, so I also picked myself up the Relax set. This one features Eucalyptus and Spearmint, which is great for cold weather. Also it is a great steal at about $10

What you get:
- Dr Teal’s Relax & Relief Epsom salt/ 396 g (14 oz.)
- Dr Teal’s Relax & Relief Foaming Bath / 88 ml
- Dr Teal’s Relax & Relief Body Wash / 88 ml
- Dr Teal’s Relax & Relief Bath and Body Oil / 30 ml
- Dr Teal’s Relax & Relief Body Lotion / 28 g

Bathorium Crush Bath Soaks / $8.99*

Bathorium is a Canadian brand that is on a mission to make baths a fabulous experience for everyone. With that their Crush Bath Soaks I feel are a fantastic gift option for anyone on your list.

Their Crush Bath Soaks are each designed to do different things to help your body and that is why I think they will make the best gifts for your loved ones. They can also be made into a foot bath!
Bathorium Northern Sage Recovery Rejuvenating Bath Soak - it makes your body tingle! It also has eucalyptus to help clear your sinus and has BC Blue Glacial Clay.
Bathorium CRUSH Eucalyptus Apothecary Rejuvenating BathSoak - Eucalyptus for congestion, Pink Clay and Aloe Vera for sensitive skin and Tea Tree oil for muscle tissue
Bathorium CRUSHCharcoal Garden Detoxifying Bath Soak - Charcoal, Coconut Milk, Sweet Basil and Lavender, overall it is supposed to 'detox' the skin, but I love how it helps relax me so well.
Bathorium CRUSH Sea Kelp Serenity Relaxing Bath Soak - Kelp and Shea Butter to hydrate the skin, Sea Salt to relax muscles.

You can pick them up alone or together in a holiday set. I really like the concept of these soaks and how they are so concentrated in ingredients.

The Body Shop Fragranced Bath Bubble / $3.00

For some stocking stuffers I picked up some Bath Bubble bars from The Body Shop. At $3 a pop they are easy to pop into any stocking or add onto a gift. With Pink Grapefruit, Coconut and Moringa, they are fun and make bath time better. I also picked up their bath bomb in Strawberry.

Me! Bath Unicorn Magic Bath Bomb / $5.99*

Me! Bath makes great Bath Bombs, I reviewed this one before and I think they make great stocking stuffer. I mean it is a bath bomb after all!

WR Watkins Lavender Hand Cream / $9.99*

Hand lotion? In the winter? Who doesn't need that? I know I do. WR Watkins Lavender Hand Cream smells great and does a great job of fixing dried hands in the cold weather. With Shea and Cocoa Butter and 10 natural oils and extracts this is the gift to give to anyone who works with their hands, walks a dog a lot or even just exists in this cold Canadian weather.

Skin Care Gifts:

Skin care gifts are great gifts, so let's start talking about them.

Mary Kay Rose Quartz Facial Roller with TimeWise Replenishing Serum C E / $67.00*

Right now if you buy Mary Kays TimeWise Replenishing Serum C E you get a free Rose Quartz facial roller and a bag for it. This is a fantastic serum that I adore so getting a bonus is always a great thing and a great gift to give (or keep).

Mary Kay MKMen Skin Saver Set / $65.00*

My man is 100% still clueless in skin care, but that doesn't mean other are or have to be. This is a cute little kit that contains a pouch, MKMen Advanced Eye Cream and MKMEN Advanced Facial Hydrator Sunscreen SPF 30. 

My man has been working outside at a security gate for the last few months and I keep on telling him to wear a lotion with some SPF and he doesn't. So he is getting this kit for Christmas and I will sleep better know that he will be using it.  All joking aside (BTW not at all joking about this), this is a fantastic kit to give any man out there. I would be giving it to my father in law if not my husband, and my just order him one.

What you get:
- MKMen Advanced Eye Cream / 18 g
- MKMen Advanced Facial Hydrator Sunscreen SPF 30 / 88 ml
- Limited Edition Grey Pouch

Sephora Collection Mini Mania / $34.00

This is a mini kit full of six Sephora Collection skin care basics. It is everything you need to kick start a skin care regiment without the expense. It also comes in a travel bag making it a great jet setter gift.

What you get:
- 0.8 oz/ 25 mL Triple Action Cleansing Water
- 1 oz/ 30 mL All Day Hydrator
- 0.7 oz/ 20 mL Overnight Glow Mask
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Ultra Glow Serum
- 0.7 oz/ 20 mL Brightening Eye Cream
- 0.5 oz/ 15 mL Clean Skin Gel

Makeup and Beauty Gifts:

I love a good beauty gift, brushes, lipsticks, blush, you name it I love to get them. With that I present my Makeup and Beauty Gifts.

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials / $29.99*

Real Techniques constantly makes the best brushes at an affordable price out there, which is why their Everyday Essentials brush set is on my list this year. This is a great kit filled with some of their best brushes. I think this would make a great gift for anyone looking to buy for someone new to makeup or even someone you know who just loves brushes. I am thinking teens and early 20s here.

What you get:
- RT 400 Blush - Blush
- Miracle Complexion Sponge - The classic sponge for foundation applications
- RT 300 - Deluxe Crease
- RT 402 - Setting
- RT 200 - Expert Face

Quo Beauty Glow Serum Blush / $25.00

I haven't tried a lot from Quo since their recent relaunch, but this intrigued me. Four gorgeous liquid blushes packaged together. I think these make for great stocking stuffers too, so take them and break them up and give one to each person you are thinking of.

There are 4 shades in here and each one is 8 g in size.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Soft Pinch Liquid Blush Trio  / $32.00

Since I haven't tired anything from Selena Gomez's makeup line I really thought I should give these a shot. There are three mini liquid blushes in here. It is a great way for someone to try out the line without a huge commitment. It also features two exclusive shades.

What you get:
- Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Bliss / 3.2 mL
- Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Hope / 3.2 mL
- Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in Peace / 3.2 mL

Mary Kay Matte Shine Lip Set / $30.00

This limited edition kit has options for both matte and glossy lips that will make anyone smile. With a matte long lasting lipstick and a clear lip oil , whoever you give this to can mix an match how they like to wear them. It comes in both Rose Pink and Cinnamon as shade options.

What you get:
- Matte Liquid Lipstick (Cinnamon or Rose Pink) / 6.5 g
- Lip Oil / 9.5 g

Cozy at Home Gifts:

Staying in is what I do now, which I think all of us do a lot more of now a days. Being comfy at home is the goal if you ask me. I personally love to snuggle up so here are my gift ideas.

Saje Room Spray Kit / $40.00

Getting the right at home scent down is easy with this kit of 4 fragrance sprays from Saje. I picked this set up because I love mint and this has their Peppermint Twist in it (I also have the fragrance oil). This set also has 3 other festive scents to help set the mood in your home. You can buy Peppermint Twist on its own, but the other three sprays are exclusive to this kit.

What you get:
- Liquid Sunshine 100 ml
- Fresh Start 100 ml
- Peaceful Slumber 100 ml
- Peppermint Twist 100 ml

The Comfy Dream Original Blanket Sweatshirt / $59.99*

I received one of these Comfy Dreams in the spring and instantly fell in love. It is a massive fleece hoodie that goes down to my knees. It is warm, comfy, loose and overall just the best thing to wear in the house. I loved wearing it to the drive-in all spring and fall long where it kept me warm and snuggly. Now that it is the winter I am wearing it in the basement while I snuggle up with a hot coco. 

I love mine and wear it constantly.

Michel Design Works Boxed Candle / $28.00

Nothing sets the mood better than a great candle. I absolutely adore peppermint, this Michel Design Works candle smells absolutely amazing even when not burning it. It has peppermint, hints of spearmint and vanilla and eucalyptus. Made of 100% soy wax it has burn time of over 45 hours. You can pick it up in plenty of other scents, but I truly adore this one.

Those are my top picks for gifts this year. I hope there are a few things that you like and may consider getting for a loved one or yourself.

* This post features pr samples for review purposes, those products are marked with a *. All other products were purchased with my own money. All views and opinions are my own. In addition there are some affiliate links on this post, if used I may earn a small commission. I thank you for your support of my blog.