Women’s Health Mag Holiday Gift Guide

Hi, I’m Amy Keller Laird, I’m the executive editor at Women’s Health Magazine, and I’m here to give you some last minute gift ideas. First, we’re going to start for the beauty lover, and what’s better than Chanel? What woman doesn’t want to open a little Chanel under her tree? This is from their new nail polish collection for Holiday, it’s called Malice. It’s a blackend red, I’m wearing it on my fingernails, got a little bit of shimmer. It’s a great, festive take on the traditional holiday red. $26, chanel.com. We also love for a great stocking stuffer, these are from Burts Bees, they’re gift sets from $5-$10, right at the drugstore. So cute, there are lip balm sets, there are lip and nail sets, they’re made from recyclable packaging, and as you can see, it’s just so cute, you don’t even need to do any gift-wrapping you just throw it under the tree and go. $5-$10, right at the drugstore. So easy. If you’re looking for a gift that gives back, from the Kind Company , and they make those healthy, delicious snack bars; they are doing some partnerships this year with three women who have designed and curated these boxes, and they’ve also chosen a charity that the money will go to. So, for example, this is from musician Grace Potter, and the proceeds from this goes to the Alzheimer’s Association. There’s also a gift box from Arianna Huffington, and from make up artist Bobbi Brown. You get 20 bars for $42.95, at snackandgiveback.co. So, it’s really fun and festive. Another great gift for the woman who loves jewelry, but you don’t have a lot of money to spend, this is a great company, it’s called Wanderlust and Co , and we especially love this triple-wrap bracelet, $37, it’s got it’s got hardware and leather, but the website has all kinds of options for every personality. wanderlustandco.com. Another great gift: the candle Everybody loves it for a hostess gift, it’s so easy, it’s so great, but if you want something a little unique, outside the box, we found a great company called Paddy Wax, and they have a collection right here that’s for the travel lover: kind of captures the essence of every big city, Paris, London, New York. We’ve also got these from their eco-green collection, these are made from reused wine bottle containers. paddywax.com, $25, they’ve got great stuff. And if you’re looking for something for someone who wants to brave the snow who likes to go hiking, a great boot is a gift that will last for a long, long time. For men, we love the Sorrel Maverick boots and they’re water-proof, as you can see, but they’re also super stylish, so he can shovel the yard and then go out for a drink and nobody’s the wiser. For women, we love these Teva Jordanelles, they’re almost like two shoes in one. It’s got its outside, water-proof shell, but it’s also got another removable, inner liner that you can pull out and kind of wear around the house as slippers. And they also fold down really easily so you can carry them in your carry on; it’s almost like a shoe, it doesn’t take up too much space. $170 for each of these boots at amazon.com And finally, if you’re looking for something festive, cozy, comfy but nothing too “in your face,” this is the Moose Throw blanket from the Land of Nod. It’s $99 landofnod.com, and it’s just really cozy, comfy, made from sweater material, perfect to cuddle up on the couch with someone you love, and it’s just festive and fun. And for more holiday ideas, you can go to womenshealthmag.com.

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