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I went home from the Cocktails & Couture party with a sample of the Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit ($38.76), which uses targeted heat to wipe out acne-causing bacteria. I sort of stared at the kit for awhile deciding whether or not to try it out, because I don’t really have acne…more like a blemish here and there. Also, I have pretty dry skin, and I’m wary of anything that might sap any more moisture from my pores (such as, say, acne-preventing treatments). But upon hearing my friend Nadine’s enthusiastic recommendation, I gave it a shot one evening when I was feeling more broken-out than usual…and by the next morning, I saw a difference. The next morning. 
TEEN GIFT
FRIEND GIFT

I went home from the Cocktails & Couture party with a sample of the Zeno Heat Treat Blemish Prevention Kit ($38.76), which uses targeted heat to wipe out acne-causing bacteria. I sort of stared at the kit for awhile deciding whether or not to try it out, because I don’t really have acne…more like a blemish here and there. Also, I have pretty dry skin, and I’m wary of anything that might sap any more moisture from my pores (such as, say, acne-preventing treatments). But upon hearing my friend Nadine’s enthusiastic recommendation, I gave it a shot one evening when I was feeling more broken-out than usual…and by the next morning, I saw a difference. The next morning

TEEN GIFT

FRIEND GIFT

I discovered the Paddywax Conservatory Candle, which smells like jasmine, bamboo, and heaven, generally, while on location in South Carolina, and have wanted one ever since. It is just the most beautiful scent ever. 
Another Paddywax candle I love: Classic New Mown Hay ($20).
MOM GIFT
FRIEND GIFT
COUPLE GIFT

I discovered the Paddywax Conservatory Candle, which smells like jasmine, bamboo, and heaven, generally, while on location in South Carolina, and have wanted one ever since. It is just the most beautiful scent ever. 

Another Paddywax candle I love: Classic New Mown Hay ($20).

MOM GIFT

FRIEND GIFT

COUPLE GIFT

There is no one on the planet who bakes and would not welcome the addition of a "Homemade" Cookie Stamp ($17.95) to their kitchen. Also love the Gourmac Set of 12 Cookie Stamps ($12.50).

FRIEND GIFT

STOCKING STUFFER

I don’t always love carrying a purse with me - when I’m just running out to the store or heading to the gym, for example - but I generally always want to keep a credit card or some cash close at hand for emergencies/sample sale pass-bys. Sure, you say, just keep a credit card in your pocket…but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to go through the mess of canceling and then re-ordering a debit card because it slipped out somewhere on Second Avenue. 
Problem-solver: this very chic Case-Mate iPhone and credit card holder ($29.99). It comes in lots of different colors; I’d go for silver (pictured) or black. 
GUY GIFT
FRIEND GIFT

I don’t always love carrying a purse with me - when I’m just running out to the store or heading to the gym, for example - but I generally always want to keep a credit card or some cash close at hand for emergencies/sample sale pass-bys. Sure, you say, just keep a credit card in your pocket…but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to go through the mess of canceling and then re-ordering a debit card because it slipped out somewhere on Second Avenue. 

Problem-solver: this very chic Case-Mate iPhone and credit card holder ($29.99). It comes in lots of different colors; I’d go for silver (pictured) or black. 

GUY GIFT

FRIEND GIFT

This Fred 2-Carat Cup ($12.15 for “gold” with Swarovski crystal inset; also comes in “platinum" for $14.55) comes in a huge jewelry box, so that all the recipient will see at first is the ring (ha…?). 
Not a girlfriend/wife gift, please. But fun for anyone who isn’t expecting a for-real rock.
FRIEND GIFT

This Fred 2-Carat Cup ($12.15 for “gold” with Swarovski crystal inset; also comes in “platinum" for $14.55) comes in a huge jewelry box, so that all the recipient will see at first is the ring (ha…?). 

Not a girlfriend/wife gift, please. But fun for anyone who isn’t expecting a for-real rock.

FRIEND GIFT

Marc by Marc Jacobs’ jewelry - both whimsical-looking and whimsically priced - is a perfect way to give a lucky special someone a taste of a luxury brand without blowing your budget. 
The Strass Owl Pendant pictured above is just $68; also a fan of the Strass Owl Earrings ($58), the Studded Resin Heart Earrings ($58), and the ReMARCable Stud Earrings ($28).
GIRLFRIEND/WIFE GIFT
FRIEND GIFT

Marc by Marc Jacobs’ jewelry - both whimsical-looking and whimsically priced - is a perfect way to give a lucky special someone a taste of a luxury brand without blowing your budget. 

The Strass Owl Pendant pictured above is just $68; also a fan of the Strass Owl Earrings ($58), the Studded Resin Heart Earrings ($58), and the ReMARCable Stud Earrings ($28).

GIRLFRIEND/WIFE GIFT

FRIEND GIFT

I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t be beyond thrilled to find one of these Mason Pearson brushes ($126) under their tree; I had one a few years ago (Lucy ate it), and the mixed nylon and boar bristles really do make a difference (read more HERE).
And if you love Mason Pearson but $126 is too steep for your taste, get your fix with a Rake Style Comb ($28).
FRIEND GIFT
MOM GIFT
STOCKING STUFFER

I can’t imagine anyone who wouldn’t be beyond thrilled to find one of these Mason Pearson brushes ($126) under their tree; I had one a few years ago (Lucy ate it), and the mixed nylon and boar bristles really do make a difference (read more HERE).

And if you love Mason Pearson but $126 is too steep for your taste, get your fix with a Rake Style Comb ($28).

FRIEND GIFT

MOM GIFT

STOCKING STUFFER

I am ob-sessed with these Eugenia Kim knit headbands ($60-$70 on Lock & Mane), and think they make awesome, unique gifts for just about anyone (who doesn’t want to look gorgeous while avoiding hat head?!). 
For the menfolk, I adore this Eugenia Kim skull cap ($160): so simple and sexy.
FRIEND GIFT
MOM GIFT
GUY GIFT 

I am ob-sessed with these Eugenia Kim knit headbands ($60-$70 on Lock & Mane), and think they make awesome, unique gifts for just about anyone (who doesn’t want to look gorgeous while avoiding hat head?!). 

For the menfolk, I adore this Eugenia Kim skull cap ($160): so simple and sexy.

FRIEND GIFT

MOM GIFT

GUY GIFT 

I cannot wear these things anywhere without everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - asking me where I got them. And when I mention that they’re prescription, and that they were $8 (plus an extra $5 or so for anti-reflective coating), jaws drop. Zenni Optical, which I discovered when I was hired to write a sponsored post for the company a few months back, sounds too good to be true…but is nothing less than a freaking miracle for those of us who love our glasses but don’t love committing to a single pair. 
I don’t think the site offers gift certificates, alas, but it’d be pretty fun to give an impossible-to-shop-for and eyeglass-wearing friend or family member $50 towards some glasses, and watch them keel over when they realize that that’ll net them three whole pairs.
The glasses pictured above, by the way, are my personal faves: they’re number 828425 on this page.
PARENT GIFT
GUY GIFT
FRIEND GIFT

I cannot wear these things anywhere without everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - asking me where I got them. And when I mention that they’re prescription, and that they were $8 (plus an extra $5 or so for anti-reflective coating), jaws drop. Zenni Optical, which I discovered when I was hired to write a sponsored post for the company a few months back, sounds too good to be true…but is nothing less than a freaking miracle for those of us who love our glasses but don’t love committing to a single pair. 

I don’t think the site offers gift certificates, alas, but it’d be pretty fun to give an impossible-to-shop-for and eyeglass-wearing friend or family member $50 towards some glasses, and watch them keel over when they realize that that’ll net them three whole pairs.

The glasses pictured above, by the way, are my personal faves: they’re number 828425 on this page.

PARENT GIFT

GUY GIFT

FRIEND GIFT

These are amazing, and work just about all year ‘round. 
Even more amazing? They’re just $69.
MOM GIFT (at least my mom ;)
FRIEND GIFT

These are amazing, and work just about all year ‘round. 

Even more amazing? They’re just $69.

MOM GIFT (at least my mom ;)

FRIEND GIFT

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