Holiday Gift Guide: Yankee Swap Gifts & Temple Spa Giveaway

Christmas may be tomorrow, but my friends and I always do our annual Yankee Swap in between Christmas and New Year’s, when the craziness of catching up with family and whatnot dies down a bit. Yankee Swaps usually have a certain price point, so I’m sharing lots of options below, with everything from jewelry and makeup to candles and vino. And at the bottom of the post you can enter to win an amazing candle from Temple Spa!

And while I love all of the gift ideas below, it’s important to note that the best part of these Yankee Swap get togethers, as well as all of my family events around the holidays, is getting to spent time with loved ones from all over the country. I’m lucky to have healthy, happy family and friends, and that’s all I could ever ask for.

Yankee Swap Gifts

 

  • For the makeup lover… this Sephora Collection Color Festival ($49.50) is perfect – and under $50. It’s a makeup palette with 130 colors for the eyes, lips, and cheeks, and it also comes with six different tutorials to show you how to use the products. {sephora.com}
  • For the vino or bubbly drinker… go with a bottle from Santa Margherita. I’m a pinot grigio gal and I can tell you theirs is absolutely one of my favorites for drinking on its own or pairing with lots of different dishes, such as pasta, chicken and seafood. I also love the prosecco, sparkling rose and chianto classico riserva. Might have to have the prosecco or rose to celebrate on New Year’s! {santamargherita.us}
  • For the girl on the go… she definitely needs a fun travel mug. This P.J. Salvage Stripe Travel Mug ($22) is perfect! It comes in a pretty gift box already and has lots of bright colors and even a nonslip sleeve for hot drinks. {pjsalvage.com}
  • For the girl who loves to (or needs to) relax… get her the Skin & Co Umbrian Magnificico Bath Set (now $52). It includes three products from their popular lines, the Umbrian truffle exfoliating gel, Organic Rosemary & Verbena Exfoliating Gel and Fresh Lavender Exfoliating Gel. {skinandcoroma.com}

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Giveaway! Enter to win the Temple Spa candle below, now through January 21, 2015. Open to U.S. residents.

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**Disclosure: While I received samples for review, all opinions are my own. Also, this article was originally written and published by me on Examiner.com.

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa & Giveaway

To continue the holiday gift guide fun, today I’m sharing some great bath, body and spa finds. Some of these gifts are so great that you might even be tempted to buy them for yourself too! And scroll down to the bottom for today’s holiday giveaway from Gilchrist & Soames.

Bath, Body & Spa Gifts
  • Gilchrist & Soames Box SetsThese bath and body gift sets are beautifully packaged and include products that make for great gifts. I love the BeeKind and London Collection Box Sets, but there are also nine other collections to choose from, each with their own scents and themes, including the Essential Elements Spa, Spa Therapy, English Spa, Oxford, Reserve, Verde, Zero %, Aqua Lime and Essential Elements. They include body lotion, shower gel, skincare bars, lip balm and a bath puff – nearly everything you need for a spa-like shower experience. Scroll down to enter to win the BeeKind Collection Box Set! {gilchristsoames.com, $26-$39}
  • philosophy The Holiday Handbook: I love hand creams from philosophy, and these scents – peppermint, fresh cream and cranberry medley – are perfect for the holiday season. These hand creams will keep your hands hydrated during the cold winter months, as they’re made with shea, mango and cocoa butters that soften dry hands without making them greasy. {philosophy.com, $20}
  • L’Occitane Voyage en Provence: If you’ve ever walked into a Sephora around the holiday season, you know that they have endless gift options of all varieties. I love L’Occitane’s hand creams and was excited to try out even more of their products with this gift set. It has 10 of their best-selling products – Shea Butter Milk Soap, Ultra Rich Shower Cream, Body Lotion, Hand Cream, Foot Cream and so much more – plus a cute travel pouch. {sephora.com, $39}
  • Soap & Glory Full Clean AheadThat’s not all Sephora has to offer. This Full Clean Ahead set comes with three great products – the super creamy, clarifying Clean On Me Shower Gel with built-in body lotion, the popular Righteous Butter Body Butter with shea butter and aloe vera, and the non-greasy Hand Food Hand Cream. Better yet, it comes in a carry case that can be used to store any products you want. {sephora.com, $25}
  • Bliss Bathing BrillianceThis set saves you $14 off of two full-size versions of my favorite bliss products: the Lemon + Sage Body Butter and Soapy Suds. The body butter is perfect for post-shower and the suds can be used both as body wash and as bubbles in a bath. {blissworld.com, $33}
  • Juice Beauty Beautiful Body Gift SetI love gift sets that include full size products, and this one does exactly that. It comes in a pretty gifting box bag – so no need for wrapping – and includes a Green Apple Cleansing Bar, Mousse Hand & Body Cleanser, Firming Body Moisturizer and Age Defy Hand Cream. These products smell great and have lots of benefits, such as Vitamin C and firming peptides in the new Green Apple Cleansing Bar. {juicebeauty.com, $48}
  • Temple Spa’s Spa Escape DiffuserWe always have a scented candle lit around our house, but I recently tried out this diffuser instead and love it! I put it in our bathroom and it smells like you’re at the spa. Plus, you don’t have to worry about having a candle lit in a room where you can’t constantly watch it. I love how the scent is subtle enough but it also extends beyond the room it’s in. {templespa-usa.com, $39}
  • Massage Envy Gift CardWho wouldn’t love receiving a gift card to get a relaxing massage, facial or other spa service? I recently had a massage there and it was exactly what I needed after a busy month. With more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S., a Massage Envy gift card is perfect for anyone on your list. It also makes for a great stocking stuffer – plus, you can order one right up until Christmas and gift it as an eGift Card. {massageenvy.com, any amount}
  • Mary Kay Winter WishesThis set includes Shimmeriffic Body Lotion and Shower Gel in a decorative tin that makes it easy to wrap up and gift. The body lotion gives your skin a subtle shimmer and both smell great with scents like snow apple, citrus sparkle, jasmine petals and cozy musk. {marykay.com, $25}

Holiday Gift Guide: Bath, Body & Spa {more on dailykaty.com}

In case you missed it, check out my skincare gift guide, which includes a special giveaway from bliss! Lots more gift guides are coming your way in the next two weeks, so come back for more ideas.

GIVEAWAY! Now through December 23, 2014, you can enter to win a Gilchrist & Soames BeeKind Collection Box Set, valued at $35. There are lots of ways to enter below and it’s open to U.S. residents. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

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