Pay homage to your favorite sports team with a gift from Ballpark Blueprints. (©Ballpark Blueprints)
By Jennifer McKee
The holidays will be upon us before we know it. Still finishing up your shopping? Whether in the stocking or under the tree, look to these great gifts.
Last minute? No matter. Giving Good gift cards can be an entirely digital experience. The multi-store cards let them choose from their favorite shop, restaurant or attraction, and support great causes such as Make-A-Wish, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project. It’s truly is the gift that keeps on giving.
Earlier this year, when wildfires ravaged Australia, more than three billion animals were either killed or displaced. When you purchase a Pretty Animalz Koala or Kangaroo mask from Masque Bar, you help support WIRES, the largest wildlife rescue and rehabilitation charity in Australia. The hydrating and moisturizing masks are cruelty free and formulated without sulfates, parabens and other harmful ingredients.
Lancome’s 2020 holiday makeup collection is full of gorgeous gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself. Have the most coveted piece in the Crystal Rose Makeup Collection, with holographic effects that are full of glam, leading to many a powder-room conversation. Use the Dual-Finish Highlighter for subtle illumination—or a more intense look when wet. And the iconic Juicy Tubes come in a rainbow of colors; we adore the Birthday Confetti that’s full of sparkle.
Help them achieve a luminous glow with Bali Beauty’s luxe Highlighter Stick. It comes in three versatile shades—Moonlit, Rose Gold and Sunkissed—that go from cream to matte to glam! Perfect for holiday parties or anytime you want to feel festive.
Created by a designer and art history lover, Vue by Sek not only uses bold, natural materials, but reflect the artistic inspiration behind them. Materials used include one-of-a-kind gems and shells such as Dalmatian jasper, gray quartz, tree agate and freshwater pearl.
Give the gift of greater awareness with Karma and Luck, a jewelry collection that merges spirituality with sophistication. Inspired by the timeless traditions of Eastern cultures, the line is hand-crafted from gemstones, crystals and symbols meant to awaken a greater purpose. Choose from exquisite bracelets, rings and necklaces for men and women. Feng Shui trees and other gifts for the home are also available.
The environmentally conscious will love LastObject, which helps you say goodbye to single-use cotton products. Items include the LastSwab, which replaces up to 1,000 single-use cotton swabs, and LastRound, a pack of seven reusable facial pads, both made from durable, high-quality materials. It’s never been so easy to reduce your carbon footprint.
Under the Tree
Give the gift of good dental health with one of the popular gifts of the season: the electric toothbrush. BRUUSH was designed by dentists and built with sonic technology for a fresh-from-a-tooth-cleaning feeling every time. It’s got a built-in timer, six different cleaning modes and a four-week battery life. Comes with a travel case, power adapter, charger and three brush heads.
Sports aficionados will delight in a gift from Ballpark Blueprints, which lets them display their favorite team’s ballpark as a wall mural, golf headcover, hoodie, metal travel mug and much more. Choose from more than 140 iconic stadiums, arenas and ballparks from baseball, football (pro and college), basketball, hockey and golf. Augusta Magazine readers can take 10 percent off all purchases with the code WHERE20.
For every plant-lover with a black thumb, Just Add Ice orchids have come to the rescue. Simply take it out of the packaging, display and drop 3-4 ice cubes in the planter each week. What could be easier? The holiday collection, with glittery branches and special tree picks, is out now, but they’ll also adore the premium orchid and anthurium selections as well.
Cell phone photo galleries quickly become instant cameras when installing a Fujifilm Instax Mini Link. Connect it to a printer via Bluetooth to create instant prints on the spot and customize photos with 30 fun and colorful frames. You can even print from your videos! Many product types are available; there’s one for every style.
They’ll savor cold nights even more with a comforting collection from Tea Forte collection. The Warming Joy Tea Chest is a treasure, with 40 tea infusers perfect for the season. The Blueberry Merlot Tea won an award for Best Herbal Tea at the North American Tea Championships. Also revel in the limited edition Spiced Ginger Plum, a blend of cinnamon, sweet plum and fig.
The Sandman comes easier when you rest your head on a silk pillowcase. Celestial Silk’s pure mulberry silk pillowcase is naturally hypoallergenic and regulates body temperature, so you don’t wake up sweaty. Take it with you wherever you travel—not only to bring a bit of home, but to ensure you’re the only one who’s used the luxurious pillow covering.
Update their kitchenware with a mug from Well Told, which features maps, constellations and airport terminals etched into glasses, flasks and insulated drinkware. The newest item in the product line is the Lake Life Mugs, decorated with the topography, shorelines and roadways of popular lake destinations around the U.S. The mugs are sturdy, durable and come in a generous 15 oz. size.
Luxury candle creator Diptyque and artist Ugo Gattoni have come together for a magical collection like none other in its Marvelous Beasts limited-edition scented candles. Glorious in scent and packaging, these centerpieces add a touch of panache to any dwelling. We love the Moonlit Fir, a festive touch for the season represented by a noble stag. A room spray and set of all three candles is also available.