Best Natural Gifts for the Holidays ( + $1,000 Giveaway!)
Welcome to the #CleanOver40 Series! After MANY conversations about the unique challenges women over 40 experience in terms of beauty and wellness, my good friend Lisa from This Organic Girl and I are teaming up to bring you the most effective clean skincare, makeup, and lifestyle products for those of us fortysomethings. This series will publish the second Monday of every month so be sure to stop by for the latest. You can also search #CleanOver40 on our blogs to access the entire series. Be sure to tag #CleanOver40 on social with your favorite picks as well…we ladies of a certain age need to stick together!
Thanksgiving has come and gone and you know that means…the holidays are here. Yay! Also, ugh omg so much to do. Well, I’m here to give you some gifting ideas for that great friend or loved one in your life! (Or let’s face it…for you too. I mean, these are too lovely to pass up if you ask me.)
And! Since I’m feeling all holiday-ish, I am going to give one lucky winner all of the products mentioned in this post.
But that’s only half of it. My partner-in-green-beauty, Lisa from This Organic Girl, is talking about her favorite holiday gifts too. Annnd giving away her picks as well. So one lucky winner will receive all 8 amazing gifts, totaling over 1,000 dollars. What the what?! Yes, my friends. This is some damn good action.
Let’s dive right in.
1. Custom Initial Bangle by Yearly Co, $340
First, one of my favorite possessions of all time. I am asked about the bangles I wear often, and I want you to have one! Have you heard of Yearly Co? If not, get ready to fall in love. These 14k gold bangles are the epitome of class and charm, and when you hear the story behind the company, you can’t help but smile.
Ann Williams, the founder and jewelry maker is carrying on a 60-year tradition started by her grandfather when he gave a simple gold bracelet to Ann’s grandmother to commemorate their wedding anniversary. Every year, a new bracelet was given as a gift and the tradition has carried on with all the women in Ann’s family, shown below.
Isn’t that amazing? I just love the impetus behind it. Of course, you don’t have to be celebrating marriage to wear these gorgeous bangles. I wear three bangles from Yearly Co daily – all were gifts to myself. (Although my husband totally has these on his radar now. Not such a bad thing!) The bangles are solid 14k gold and are meant to be worn all day, every day. You can shower in them and all!
In today’s giveaway, I will be giving away The Initial Bangle to one lucky winner. The winner will be sent a sizing kit to measure their wrist first to make the bangle truly customized. I can’t say enough about these bangles -I’m wearing my initial bangle in the above photo and I love it so much!
Also, Ann is offering Whoorl readers 10% off your purchase with the code WHOORL10. A note for those of you that might feel the need to pull the trigger on a bangle – the initial bangles will be offered through December 1st to receive in time for the holidays. All other items can be ordered until December 10th.
2. de Mamiel Limited Edition Sleep Set, $99
Oooh, get ready for some slumber time luxury. We all know that your sleep ritual is an essential component of looking and feeling your best, and the De Mamiel Limited Edition Sleep Series Collection was created to soothe your tired mind and body in the most lovely way. This set comes with three blends to help you navigate a good night’s sleep. First off, there is the Settle rollerball which stills your mind and reduces inflammation with its botanical blend of herbs, watermelon seed oil, and passionflower oil, which maximize the impact of magnesium, zinc and Vitamin B—essential for a deep, calm sleep.
One for light sleepers, the Anchor balm slips you back into a calm state, letting sleep envelope you once more and the Rise rollerball is ideal for the mornings when you need an energy boost – through its blend of herbs, milk thistle, and jojoba, it stimulates your body, both physically and emotionally, powering you with the verve to take on your day. I’ve been using this as a perfume lately and I love it.
Along with the gorgeous oil blends, you also receive a sleep journal to help you reflect- whether it be gratitude, unresolved issues, or future plans. I have enjoyed this set so much, I want you to have one as well. (Thanks to Beauty Heroes for providing the set!)
3. Kosas Color Trifecta Weightless Lip Color Trio, $58
Next up! The Kosas Color Trifecta Weightless Lip Color Trio. Now, I feel like I’ve talked about Kosas lipsticks ad nauseam, but they are just SO GOOD. The trio includes three full-sized, best-selling shades (Rosewater, Stardust, Undone) of their botanically-enriched lipstick for unlimited possibilities. The trio comes in a limited edition box featuring original artwork created by Los Angeles-based fashion and beauty illustrator Regina Yadzi illuminating the dynamic neutral hues of Rosewater, Stardust, and Undone.
These shades are incredibly wearable on so many skin tones.
Kosas Lip Color in Rosewater
Kosas Lip Color in Stardust
Kosas Lip Color in Undone
Gorgeous shades, right? Well, I definitely think you should have all of them. So this trio is up for grabs as well!
4. Aila Nail Polishes, $44
Last but not least, my favorite nail polish brand in green beauty. These beauties by Aila are 8-free and come in the most gorgeous colors. I have so many favorite shades, but my two most worn are Sarang (on the left) and Ms. Martin (on the right). And you simply mustn’t forget the Better Than Gel Topcoat (seen in the middle) – this keeps my polish looking shiny and chip-free for so much longer! The shades are carried at Aillea Beauty if you would like to peruse the many options. (Room 212 and Mister Pookies are other faves.)
Sarang, Better Than Gel Topcoat, and Ms. Martin will be included in today’s giveaway so your nails will be looking all fine and dandy this holiday season.
Such fun gifts, all of them. My picks total $542, but that’s only half of it! Be sure to check out Lisa’s picks too! Are you feeling lucky?! If so, Lisa and I are giving you over ten ways to enter. May the force be with you, my friends. Open to US residents only. Happy holidays!