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. {}
  • 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! {}
  • 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. {}
  • 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. {}

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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