There are two kinds of people in this world.
Those who plan in advance and buy their holiday gifts during Black Friday.
Those who wait until a week or two before the holidays to buy their gifts.
If you’re part of group #2, you’re in luck, because the NOT UR AVG team (that’s right – S, J + our three amazing interns) has prepared the ULTIMATE holiday gift guide for your adventure-filled life!
FOR THE JET SETTER
For those of you who are aware, Shay Mitchell is the co-founder of this bags and accessories brand. She created the Weekender Bag which has been on my wishlistt ever sine it came out. Sadly, it’s been sold out since the day it was launched due to high demand. You already know I’m on the waitlist. If you want the matching cosmetic case, you better get in line ASAP.
FOR THE FASHIONISTA
Revolve Holiday Collection
Their whole Collection is on FLEEK but when is Revolve not? I have this whole outfit on my wishlist because it’s perfect for the holidays and NYE.
FOR THE WELLNESS LOVER
These chic, new wearable weights are the talk of the town in the fitness world.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
This is a great gift for the wellness-loving friend who has just about everything… Vitruvi diffusers are so popular that there was even an 8,000 person wait list at one point! Or, if your friend already has a diffuser, gift them with an essential oil blend or two so that they’re stocked up for all of the stress that the new year may bring.
Outdoor Voices TechSweat
Because what fitness junkie couldn’t use another pair of leggings?! Shir and Jamie have been a fan of OV from the beginning, but we’re especially in love with the balmy feel of their TechSweat Collection. We’re also a fan of OV’s student-friendly prices, as compared to other high end activewear brands. They even offer a student discount! Our favorite item from this collection are the 7/8 Flex Leggings (Jamie wears a size small).
FOR THE BEAUTY GURU
ABH Sultry Palette
Trying to get your hands on a great winter palette? Anastasia Beverly Hills recently debuted the perfect palette for you! This palette can give you everything from a light on-the-go glam to a full on smokey New Year’s Eve look. The colors are absolutely beautiful and the formulas are creamy and super pigmented.
Marc Jacobs O!mega Coconut Perfect Tan
This beauty staple has always been a must-have! Originally, Marc Jacobs had this bronzer in just one shade, but recently the company came out with this limited edition bronzer that is a more neutral matte shade with a coconut fragrance to give your face a subtle tan for the winter time!
NARS Lip Pigment – “Vain”
Every jet setter NEEDS the perfect red lipstick. Finding the perfect red lip can be hard, especially when so many lipsticks dry out your lips during the winter season. NARS has the perfect lipstick that is hydrating, matte, and weightless. Their shade Vain is the perfect brick red that will last from day to night, get your hands on this shade while you can!
FOR THE SKINCARE JUNKIE
As we start transitioning our wardrobe for the cold, winter months, we must never neglect the fact that the changing seasons affects our skin first and foremost. Whether its a lack of hydration, instant breakouts, or simply a dull skin tone, there’s nothing that a few skincare swaps can’t solve!
For Dry Skin: Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser
For only $26, this creamy, yogurt based Korres cleanser will quench even the driest skin during these rough winter months. Gift this product paired with the Korres Wild Rose Moisturizer, and your friend will be on her way to hydrated, glowing skin!
For Oily Skin: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum
Dermatologists argue that even oily skin can benefit from a daily moisturizer during harsh weather, and we could not agree more! This First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum is the perfect swap for a heavy moisturizer, perfect for any friend with oily or sensitive skin.
For Acne Prone Skin: Indie Lee Clearing Mask
While drying lotions and exfoliants are typically your best bet to quickly clear up any inflammations, during the colder months its best to stick with a gentle face mask. This Indie Lee Clearing Mask is our absolute favorite this season (and all year round!), and it would make the perfect gift for any skincare obsessed friend.