WELLNESS | DECEMBER 18, 2018
The ultimate last-minute Aveda holiday gift guide
For everyone on your list, from your coworkers to your siblings.
Uh-oh! Did you procrastinate on holiday shopping this year, and now you’re feeling panicked and stressed by all the gifting you need to do? Don’t worry about it! You can check off your entire list with us and give everyone from your mom to your dogwalker to your gym buddy gifts that they’ll actually use, love and appreciate. Last-minute shoppers, we see you and we are here for you!
For your overachieving older sister: She’s always one step ahead of you, and you’ve looked up to her for years. Help her relax and indulge in some serious self-care with Stress-Fix Soaking Salts and Body Crème so she can take on her to-do list feeling calm and refreshed.
For the coworker who has your back: They’re always down to sneak out for coffee, help you chill out when you’re on a deadline and make you look forward to coming to work. Show your appreciation with some deskside essentials, like Lip Saver, travel-size Hand Relief and a Stress-Fix Rollerball for some aromatherapy on those hectic Monday mornings.
For your friend who wants to be an influencer: If your BFF spends hours posting selfies and hashtagging her shower shelfies in hopes of scoring some major Instagram likes, gift her with some of our buzziest products: Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner and Feed My Lips lipsticks. Her hair will look soft, shiny and bouncy and her lipstick will always be on point (it lasts 8 glorious hours!).
For your picky younger brother: He just can’t seem to find a styling product that works for him! Or he couldn’t, that is, until you gave him Pure-Formance Grooming Clay. It gives hair a strong, pliable hold with a lightweight finish so he can create all sorts of styles, easy-peasy.
For your stylist-in-training niece or nephew: If they spend hours watching YouTube hair tutorials and have dreams of a career behind the chair, give them some of Aveda Artists’ favorite styling products so they can hone their skills and try out new techniques. Top picks: Texture Tonic, Shampure Dry Shampoo, Air Control hair spray and Speed of Light Blow Dry Accelerator Spray.
For your trainer/gym buddy/yoga teacher: They’ve seen you at your sweatiest, your down-doggiest, your “I just ran a marathon” proudest. Gift them with our tension-dissolving Cooling Oil so they can soothe sore muscles after a tough workout, or pick a few multi-use Essential Oils for everything from gym bags to final savasana. We like Bergamot, which refreshes and deodorizes (great for yoga mats!), or Tangerine, which stimulates your senses and gets you ready for an AM gym session.
For your dogwalker: They’re your dog’s best friend when you’re not around, so thank them for the walks, the ear scratches and the treats with Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash — you know, because they pick up after your dog all day.
For your tree-hugger friend: Help your tree-hugger friend change the world. Make a donation to our Earth Month partner, charity: water, in their name this year and help bring clean water access to someone in India or Nepal.
For your new partner’s Mom or Dad: If you’ve recently started dating someone new and want to give their parents a gift, opt for our never-fail, classic, delicious Aveda Comforting Tea. Everyone enjoys a warm cup of tea on a cold winter’s night, don’t they? We may be a bit biased, but ours is one of the best.
For your mom who starts decorating for the holidays in October: We don’t blame her, honestly, because the holidays are awesome. Remind her of those sweet, heartwarming holiday moments with the Comfort & Light candle. It’ll fill her home with the warm, cozy aroma of organic ginger and ginger lily, and every time she lights it she’ll think about you. What’s better than that? Favorite child status = secured.
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