It’s that time of the year when the holidays beckon and the hunt is on for that perfect gift. Whether you’re looking for something that would delight your family and friends, or perhaps an ideal gadget for the business traveler – or yourself, here are some suggestions to make your search a little less stressful this year.
SkinMedica’s LUMIVIVE system is for anyone whose skin is exposed to large amounts of blue light – and in this digital age of smartphones, tablets and computer screens, whose isn’t? LUMIVIVE Day Damage Defense Serum offers all day protection against pollution and blue light aggressors which accelerates skin damage and aging, while the Night Revitalize Repair Complex enhances your skin’s ability to repair itself at night. Go to skinmedica.com to find a SkinMedica authorized physician near you.
While we’re careful what we put inside our bodies, what we put on our skin is equally important. C’est Moi is a clean ingredients brand with makeup, skincare and body products EWG verified, free of toxic hormone-disruptive or allergenic ingredients such as parabens,pythalates, mineral oil, talc and chemical sunscreens. Their holiday makeup set like the Holi-Sleigh makes a beautiful stocking stuffer with an eye shadow palette, mascara and a versatile crayon which can be used on the eyes and lips. cestmoi.com
With the look and sound of a typewriter, this mechanical keyboard mixes a cool retro vibe with modern technology that makes it a show-stopping gift. The durable Qwerkywriter S constructed from scratch-resistant aluminum alloy features an integrated tablet stand, Bluetooth connectivity for up to three devices, wired USB mode, and dual function scroll knobs. You can use the carriage return lever to start a new line instead of hitting the enter button, or even program it to copy and paste or generate signatures. There’s something satisfying about the click-clack sound of the typewriter-inspired keys that many traditional wordsmiths would love. Get ready to write the next Great American novel on this baby. qwerkywriter.com
If you never want to hear the words “arctic blast” ever again and you’re already planning a vacation to somewhere more tropical, pack this gorgeous tiered tulle dress by New York designer Cynthia Rowley. The high-low hem with ruffles, pin-tuck detailing and the eye-popping green color makes this a festive show-stopper whether you’re on an island getaway or at your office Christmas party. The brand is also known for their surf leisurewear with signature color-block wetsuits and neoprene swimwear using recycled materials. cynthiarowley.com
This holiday season, connect with family members and learn details of past generations with a subscription to Ancestry – the world’s largest collection of online historical records and DNA database. AncestryDNA provides ethnicity information about your geographic origins across 1000-plus regions. Who knows? You might even uncover a long-lost relative with a lovely pied-a-terre in Paris that you can visit.The new AncestryHealth can discover how genetics might influence some health conditions in your family, and reveal steps you might take for a healthier new year and beyond. ancestry.com
For the writers and avid readers of literature on your gifting list, Storiarts brings you book scarves, fingerless writing gloves, T-shirts, book totes, cushions and even baby blankets imprinted with excerpts from your favorite literary novel or poem. Ring in the holidays with A Christmas Carol scarf, or choose from other classics such as Hamlet, Pride & Prejudice, The Great Gatsby, Sherlock Holmes, Anne of Green Gables and more. Handmade in Portland, OR, from 100 percent cotton jersey knit, the circular infinity book scarf wraps around you in cozy softness. Perfect for those chilly plane rides, plus you have instant reading material as a bonus. You can even custom design your own book scarf with text, colors and fonts of your own choosing. storiarts.com
Well Told Health Botanicals
If you’re not eating as healthy as you should, try founder Monica Ruffo’s 100 percent natural clean supplements. Well Told Health’s dietary supplements are made with whole foods (certified organic botanicals), free of synthetics, fillers, isolates, soy and gluten. For an immunity boost, try the Stress Fighter or the Antioxidant Booster formulation with organic raw cacao or D Booster for strong bones, Energy Booster with organic matcha tea, Tumeric Booster to combat inflammation, Relaxation Booster with organic Goji berries, and lemon balm, a non-habit forming sleep aid. welltold.com
GIFTS THAT GIVE TRAVELERS PEACE OF MIND
If you’ve ever dropped or lost your smartphone, Smart Catch is the smart way to save yourself from the inconvenience and expense of having to replace your device. Manufactured in the USA with injection-molded silicone that is shock-absorbent and built to withstand extremes in temperature, Smart Catch holds your phone snugly by the loops of the web. The two 16-inch silicone straps and nickel-plated hinged clip allow you to convert it into various configurations such as a lanyard or a wrist strap, or attach it to your gear.Smart Catch is especially great during activities such as skiing, biking, boating or simply traveling. Designed to fit the most common smartphones. thesmartcatch.com
For travelers in an uncertain world, there is always the possibility that an accident, illness or personal security concern may prompt an unplanned – and costly – return trip home. Medjet is a global air medical transport and travel security membership program for travelers. Medjet memberships come in a variety of packages, including MedjetAssist which provides hospital-to-hospital medical transfers to the member’s choice of facility. It applies to business or personal travel both overseas, and in the US more than 150 miles from home. MedjetHorizon adds worldwide travel security, crisis response and evacuation services. Medjet coverage includes short-term options up to 30 days or an annual membership fee, for either individuals or families. medjet.com
Ricardo Beverly Hills
The Cupertino collection offers travelers the versatility of a durable hardside luggage with an outside pocket for quick access storage, TSA combination lock and a convenient covered USB port for charging your electronic devices. The 20-inch, three-compartment, carry-on case features a scratch-resistant polycarbonate alloy exterior and 360-degree dual wheels.The spacious interior has a pouch for a removable battery, TSA-friendly water-resistant toiletries pouch, two zippered accessories pockets and a pocket to hold tracker technology. The complimentary recovery tag has a unique ID number which you register at ReturnMe and attach to your suitcase for lifetime global lost and recovery service. ricardobeverlyhills.com