The Perfect Gifts You Didn't Think Of
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday came and went, Christmas is officially on it’s way and shopping for gifts is on the mind. This year, I’ve come across some amazing products and brands that range from clever and convenient to lush and luxurious that will make you look like the most thoughtful and genius (secret) Santa.
For the hair-obsessed and efficiency experts
Dr. Top Hairfeel distributed by Fabin Corea is one of the most coveted and high-end brands in Korea recently making its ways onto the U.S. market. The hair brand boasts a trademarked Phytocell technology that uses 27 types of hair proteins to restore health for damaged and dry hair.
One of their best sellers is the Dr.Top Phyto Stem Golden Silk Fibroin Hairfeel 3X which is described as a 5-in-1 total care system as it’s a treatment, conditioner, hair mask, essence, and oil. This treatment is fantastic for fortifying the ends and preventing (treating) breakage and split ends.
Dr. Top products range from $28 to $45 and while they’re sold in elite salons in Gangnam, Korea, you can now order them online at Fabin Corea.
Another multitasking hair tool that hair-obsessed girlfriends will love is the KISS Products’ 5-in-1 Interchangeable Curling Iron. At only $39.99 each, the value pack with five different styling tools is an easily interchangeable appliance that comes with five different barrel sizes including 2 wands and 3 curling clips so they can create various styles from beach waves to tousled looks.
The barrels can be changed simply by pressing two buttons together to release the attachment, and pushing the new barrel inside the hole to automatically lock-in. KISS 5-in-1 is ideal for the girls in your life that travel often who still demand selfie-quality styled hair.
For the natural addicts
2018 was the year I decided to explore more natural products, particularly when it comes to products I use everyday including but not limited to shampoo and conditioner, soaps, toothpaste, and deodorants.
Adama MInerals is an online store that specializes in everyday necessities that are natural using clay, minerals, and essential oils. I’m thoroughly impressed by their collection of natural deodorants that actually work. While there still isn’t a study directly linking aluminum and paraben to various types of cancers, there have been concerns and speculations with more and more products going on the market eliminating paraben and aluminum completely. Your friends and co-workers who prefer natural products and live by the “better safe than sorry” motto will appreciate these natural deodorants as daily alternatives to chemical-based products found in stores. Some natural ingredients to expect are arrowroot which absorbs moisture and an anti-inflammatory, ionic minerals to help absorb odor and balance skin pH, and green tea extract to prevent wetness and soothe skin. Here’s a discount code for you to try the natural deodorants at 30% off: yvonlux30.
If you’re thinking how can I give deodorants as gifts, Adama Minerals also has a full line of natural and mineral-based shampoos and conditioners (also 100% vegan), toothpastes, soaps, and more for you to create an ultimate care package for the tree-huggers and green shoppers in your life.
Another great gift idea for natural consumers is True Gold Honey. They’re owned by mother-son duo Sarah and Tyler Sample, 3rd and 4th generation beekeepers. The honey is hand-harvested from their California bee farm where they monitor the hives to ensure they’re healthy and strong while making sure the honey is harvested as raw and pure as possible.
The foodies in your life will enjoy the unique and lush flavors like Avocado, Wild Buckwheat, Orange Blossom, Summer Valley Flowers, and Coastal Mountain Sage. You will enjoy giving them since they’re in pretty gift-ready containers. Honey is also a gift of self-care since they’re widely known for their health benefits with ingredients like flavonoids and antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease. They’re also anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and particularly helpful and soothing during flu and cold seasons. If True Gold Honey is not sold in a store near you, visit their website and you can buy from them directly.
For your luxury lovers
OMM Collection is a farm-to-beauty skincare and spa line that’s made and based in the U.S. They carry hair nourishing products, luxurious face masks, fragranced candles, and lush soaps. OMM’s hair and skin care products boast combination of revolutionary apple stem-cells combined with other exotic oils deliver the utmost revitalization, anti-aging effects, and protection.
The OMM Spa ingredients are French inspired with signature scents created in a custom fragrance house in the south of France. The spa collection makes fantastic gifts as they use natural oils, butters, and extracts for ultra-moisturizing and brightening while delivering softness and radiance. The natural line is also free of gluten, parabens, dyes, sulfate, and silicone.
I love the BioCell Masks and their Spa Gift Sets which come with beautiful yellow ostrich bags that are luxuriously perfect as gifts. On a personal note, I couldn’t help but drew a comparison between OMM Collection and the French brand, L’Occitane. You’ll certainly get more bang for the buck with OMM.
For you stocking-stuffers
Chapped and dry lips are annoying and are completely preventable, according to BlushLips. Co-founder, Justice Le, suggests that often, people only think of lip balms as a solution. “But lip balms won’t work if your lips are covered with the flaky layer of dead skin cells.”
The unwanted flakes and skin cells will prevent the balm from fully hydrating your lips. Dry and chapped lips can lead to cold sores, lip discolorations, and uneven lipstick applications. The BlushLips double-sided silicone lip brush works as daily and weekly exfoliators and makes great stocking stuffers for any #lipstickaddicts and any family and friends struggling with dry lips year-round.
Another great stocking stuffer from the same founders of BlushLips, is Strapletto. As seen on QVC, they are trademarked shoe straps you can apply to loose-fitting shoes that often slide off when you’re walking. The sets can transform your shoes by simply peeling, sticking, and strapping. The strap kits are made of soft PU material and you can watch the simple demonstration on how they work here.
@YvonLux is a marketing CEO and founder of VANT4GE, LLC who also owns her custom-clothing line, Yvon Lux. She is also a published blogger and editor for her Apple News channel.
The young female founder has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Modern Luxury Magazine, and various other media outlets. Connect with her on Instagram and subscribe to her channel! Follow her on Twitter if you can handle sarcasm and politics.
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