With exactly one week until Christmas, the pressure to find the perfect gift is on like never before. We asked our editor’s to pick a few items from their must-have list to give us some insight on what’s hot in the streets. So jump the page and get to it, and find something for yourself while you’re at it.
Deena Campbell, Beauty Editor
Fred Segal The Blend Kit, $150, theblendfragrance.com
I have an army of fragrances at my home, and even in my desk at work, but, there’s nothing like creating your own signature scent. The blend kit allows me to never smell like anyone ever again.
Nothing like a gorgeous statement blazer to kick off the new year.
Blue Apron, $9.99 per serving, blueapron.com
I’m always out and about, so I hardly have any time to stop at the grocery store for at home meals. But, Blue Apron changes the game and provides original recipes complete with detailed cooking instructions, and the fresh (pre-measured) ingredients needed to cook gourmet meals at home.
I think I’m more active than the average person my age, but every now and then I need a little motivation to be more energetic. Fitbit Flex is my answer. During the day the slim wristband tracks my steps, distance, and calories burned. And at night, it measures my sleep cycle. Best of all it syncs to my computer. Seriously, goal setting has never been easier.
Mighty Purse, $95, mightypurse.com
Finally, a stylish purse that charges my phone.
I’m no longer going natural, but steaming is great for infusing hydration to prevent breakage, and retain length. Oh, and the complimentary Spa Facial Steamer is the icing on the cake.
**gift card’s are available for $99.95. It has a unique code on the gift card allows you to ship a hair steamer to anywhere in the US and it is transferable.**
Diarrha N’Diaye, Social Media EditorKate Spade, Brightspot Avenue Large Debra, $198, katespade.comIt’s true: “The person who fails to plan, plans to fail.” I hold Frederick Douglass’ quote very near and dear, so every year I make it a duty to buy a planner. A fancy planner always makes planning that much more fun and for that, I always look to Kate Spade.
GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device, $199, sephora.com
I am an avid coffee drinker, and unfortunately, my morning habit is taking a toll on my smile. GLO’s at-home whitening system is truly a wonder; I noticed a difference after three uses! I would certainly recommend it as the perfect gift for your coffee-loving friend. Afraid she may take it personal? Add a cute little touch with a gift card to her favorite coffee spot.
I jumped for joy when I discovered nail art’s latest gel-mani craze. You couldn’t imagine my reaction when Sephora finally introduced their OPI beauty tech gadget. With this At-Home Gel Colour System, your loved ones can save few trips to the crowded nail salons, and more importantly, save money.
Elbow-length gloves are the perfect “insta-glam” winter accessory. Whether you’re pairing it with a basic tee, jean combination or your favorite holiday mini-dress, these gloves add a sassy touch to your chic, wintery look.
I am a beauty fanatic and it’s important to keep all my goods organized. This traincase would make my mornings much less of hide-and-seek game, and more of get-up and go routine.