Lemon’s Holiday Gift Guide

Another holiday season is upon us, as is another Holiday Gift Guide. The time when we think about all the people we love…and all the presents we need to buy. Holiday gift shopping can be a daunting task. It can take weeks or even months to find the perfect gifts. And trust me, I get it. We want to find the kind of gifts that show our loved ones just how special they are to us. And somehow, each year we manage to pull it off. After hours and hours of searching online and in-store, we strike all the gifts off of our list and wait for the surprised faces when they’re opened. While we spend all this time and effort on our loved ones, making sure that they’re happy with their gifts, we tend to forget one thing – ourselves. Now, I’m not saying that we should be selfish, buying or making gifts for those we care about is an essential part of the holiday season. And that’s exactly why I’ve put this list together, this Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone.

This list is for those of us who know someone who doesn’t have (or take) the opportunity to splurge and spoil themselves. Or maybe that person is you and you’re looking for a way to make yourself feel extra special this holiday season. Whatever the case may be, I’ve put together a list of my favourite things that are sure to bring a smile to someone special.

Whether you have a tough time telling others what you’d like for the holidays or if you’re looking for a special gift to help yours stand out amongst the rest, this list has something for everyone.

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Jo Malone London - Cologne Mini Discovery Collection Set
Committing to a new perfume is daunting, especially if you’re not sure what scent you want to go for. And there’s nothing worse than purchasing an entire bottle of a scent you thought you might like, only to find out that the scent just isn’t your style. That’s why the Jo Malone London – Cologne Mini Discovery Collection Set is so great. It contains five unique, travel-sized, scents that are made to wear individually or you can layer them on one another since all the scents are so different. I love that there is a scent for everyone in this set, including Wood Sage & Sea Salt all the way to Nectarine Blossom & Honey. It makes it the perfect gift for anyone who is looking to expand their cologne horizons.
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Dior – Rouge Dior Golden Nights Lipstick Set
If you like to get dolled up with bold or classic looks for the holidays – this Dior lipstick set is for you! The set comes with six vibrant shades of red, providing enough variety to switch it up and find something that suits every outfit. One of my favourite parts of this set is that it comes with both matte and satin options, which means that there’s a red lipstick ready to help me pull off any look. From holiday family dinners to Christmas parties with friends.
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Mario Badescu – The Icons
If you haven’t heard about Mario Badescu Skin Care, you’ve been living under a rock! Let me shine a light on what you’ve been missing. Mario Badescu’s skin care products are staples in my routine and this limited-edition set highlights two of their best products. It contains their popular Drying Lotion and Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater. The Drying Lotion addresses any pop-up blemishes that I need to get rid of in a hurry. It dries them out and makes them disappear in a fraction of the time it takes other products. The Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater is essential for ensuring that my skin remains hydrated and glowing. Believe me, you don’t want to miss out on this set.
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LANEIGE – Dream & Wonder Gift Set
The winter months can wreak havoc on my skin, and especially my lips. With the cold weather and nipping winds, I know how important it is to keep my lips moisturized and protected – and I do that with help from the LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask. I use it nightly to protect my lips by applying it before I crawl into bed for the night. The best part about this set, though, is that it contains the classic Lip Sleeping Mask and two lip masks in limited edition scents!
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Sol de Janeiro – Wild Extravaganza Set
This set is a must have! The Brazilian Bum Bum Cream is a favourite moisturizer of mine. It locks in the moisture and keeps my skin soft all day long. And this set not only has this great moisturizer but it also contains the Brazilian Crush Hair & Body Fragrance Mist, the 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel, and the Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter. This brand is known for keeping skin hydrated and the scent is heavenly! This is a great gift for anyone who could use a little pampering.
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G. Day Ginger + Ashwagandha Energy Body Wash
This body wash by goop Beauty is one of the most invigorating products on my list. The wash has a luxurious and natural scent and a rich foaming lather. And unlike other harsh body washes that leave my skin dry and thirsty, the G. Day Ginger + Ashwagandha Energy Body Wash leaves my skin well cleansed and feeling nourished and fresh.
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Birkenstock – Boston Soft Footbed
When I tell you that these Birkenstock clogs are some of the softest and most heavenly shoes – I’m not kidding. I love their chic look with the soft suede top and to top it all off they’ve added an extra foam layer to the sole that provides even more comfort. Whether I’m travelling or just lounging around the house, these Birkenstocks make the journey that much more comfortable while still keeping me feeling stylish.
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Ezra Arthur – Flat Dopp Kit
Whether you’re a busy mom on the go, a businesswoman always running to her next meeting, or both, this Dopp Kit can help keep you organized. The elegant simplicity of this kit combined with the secure closures makes it ideal for storing everything from my make up, to phone cords, all the way to toiletries for my littles. Another huge bonus is that the kit can be completely opened on both sides, and is stain and water-resistant. Truly the possibilities are endless with this product.
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Goop – Plush Booties
There is nothing worse than moving around the house on a cold, snowy day with freezing feet. When you need something chic that not only looks great but that feels comfortable and cosy all day long – these charcoal booties are my top pick! Not to mention that because they’re as plush as clouds, they pack nicely for getaways and help make sure that you’ll have nice, toasty toes no matter where you go.
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Alpyn Beauty Wildcrafted Activities Calming Midnight Mask with Melatonin & Wild Dandelion
I know I’ve mentioned the importance of skin care before, and there’s no way that I could compile a list of my favourites without mentioning this product. This overnight mask from Alpyn Beauty is a game changer! Its creamy and moisturizing finish left my skin feeling nourished, soft and hydrated. The best part is that this product does its work while I sleep. It has ample time to soak in and I love the calm, light scent.
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Penguin Random House – Do one thing a day that makes you happy
This is the type of gift that does more than help with the appearance of your skin or keep your feet warm. This book digs deep and warms your heart too. We’re all looking for ways to add a little more happiness to our lives, but it can be tough to know where to start or what to look for. That’s why this book is so great. It provides you with a little wisdom and walks you through exercises that bring a little calmness and joy back into your life. I use this book to remind me to take a break and engage in a little self-love, even just for a moment.
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The Well Journal
The holidays aren’t just about family and friends, Christmas trees and twinkling lights; the holidays are also about wonderful food and plenty of sweets! I always try to remain balanced during this time. I try to find ways of enjoying the holiday treats without going completely overboard – and this journal has made that balance much easier to achieve. This isn’t a food journal. It’s so much more than that. Instead, this journal helps me to evaluate how the food I’m eating relates to how I’m feeling and functioning throughout my day to day life. It helps me remain mindful of what I’m ingesting along with giving myself some grace for the days when I eat more sweets than I should. The cute pink colour sure does help, too!
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Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas Book w/ Subscription
What would holiday festivities be without a good book? Grab a tea, a cozy blanket and curl up by the fire and dive into this holiday book. If you love getting festive all year round like me, you will LOVE this book!
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