Holiday Gift Guide: Life’s Little Helpers

Just a bit of luxury, a little extra treat in your day, is a fabulous gift. It doesn’t matter whether the item is actually expensive or not…anything that makes you smile and gives that feeling of being taken care of is such a treat. I’ve put together a holiday gift guide full of my picks for this sort of little helpers in life, with a mixture of goodies that are budget-friendly and others that satisfy the urge to go all out and splurge.

Scala Pronto Beret
Scala Pronto Beret

Scala Pronto Beret

Scala Pronto Beret

1.  Scala Pronto Beret  (SAVE! $32)  Slouchy berets are a super hot trend right now and I love the Pronto Beret from Scala. This knit hat has metallic lurex thread throughout – the perfect thing to bring a smile on dreary winter days. It protects my hair from the wet snow and the harsh wind,  and slipping on this cute beret immediately makes a bad hair day something I don’t have to deal with.

Aroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower HeadAroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower HeadAroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower Head2.  Aroma Sense Opus Wall Mounted Vitamin C Shower Head (SPLURGE! $79.99)  Oh my is this a fabulous gift!! The box includes 1 shower head, 2 microfiber filters and 1 Vitamin C shower cartridge. The Vitamin C cartridge is excellent aromatherapy, plus it is very beneficial for hair and skin. Not only that, the shower head removes chlorine and rust while conserving water by 25%!  I was sure the water pressure would be lessened, but this shower head does the opposite – it actually increases pressure by about 1 1/2 times. It even helps breathing and blood flow by producing four times more negative ions, which results in less stress and anxiety. A great shower is always pure luxury to me and this shower head definitely helps me have a great day! My husband is a contractor who regularly installs bathrooms and he is totally impressed with this magical shower head.

soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer
soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer

soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer

3.  Soho London Love Fest Hanging Organizer (SAVE! $19.99)  Who doesn’t need a hanging cosmetics organizer? And who can resist one in animal print called the Love Fest?? This neon trimmed tiger print hanging organizer is a fabulous gift. It has a small zip pocket for jewelry, a makeup brush organizer with a protective cover, plus a removable clear zip pouch.   The Love Fest is a handy little helper that anyone on your list will be thrilled to get.

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles
Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles

4.  Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles (SAVE! $29) Oh Em Gee. There really isn’t a better way to light up those holidays than these ultra adorable candles with their very own knitted sweaters. Each candle comes in its own box with tiny windows…geez I’d almost buy these just for the outside packaging!! The candle with the red sweater is the Spiced Rum Candle and it smells like sweet orange, honey, clove and spice. The candle with the green sweater is Home Fir the Holidays and it smells like a fresh-cut Frazier fir tree. They are beyond fun and they smell AMAZING. These candles are made of a soy-blend wax, with phthalate-free scents that provides up to 50 hours of light, love, and delicious holiday fragrance.

FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women
FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women
FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women
FOREO : LUNA ™ for Women

5.  FOREO LUNA for Women (SPLURGE! $199)  The FOREO LUNA™  is my favorite facial cleansing tool of all time. A typical skin care brush is battery operated with a cleansing brush that eventually wears out and needs replacing. I have owned my FOREO LUNA™ for four years now and it not only doesn’t show any signs of wear, I’ve only had to charge it one time — and that’s with using it almost every single day.  This unique little pink machine is truly beyond impressive.  There is also a LUNA™ for Men made for men’s skin, and it comes in black, a more manly color. Here is a great FOREO Holiday Offer for you – 15% Off On LUNA & ISSA Devices + Free Shipping with the Promo Code: HolidayBeauty15.  Expiration Date: Until 12/31/15.

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser
GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

GuruNanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser

6.  Gurunanda 100% Essential Oils with Diffuser (SAVE! $19.99)  Talk about all the rage…we all know the fantastic benefits of essential oils, and the best way to get all the benefits from them is through a diffuser. GuruNanda has a terrific set that includes calming lavender and uplifting peppermint essential oils, plus a really cool diffuser with a color-changing LED light that turns 7 different shades. This is a perfect gift for a teacher, co-worker, or anyone you know who needs some stress relief. I am going to bring one as a hostess gift for the New Year’s Eve party I am going to – I know she will love it. You can find this great set at Walmart.

C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle
C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle
C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle
C.O. Bigelow Musk Candle

7.  C.O. Bigelow Musk Scented Candle (SAVE! $42) I always think candles are the ultimate little luxury. I love getting them as gifts and then feeling so indulgent when I burn one, luxuriating in the beautiful scent. A great choice for a minimalist friend is the C.O. Bigelow Musk Scented Candle. The candle is very chic, housed in a clear glass jar with the C.O. Bigelow signature. It has a lead-free wick and a 60 hour burn. The Musk Candle’s fragrance is a beautiful combination of bergamot, ylang ylang, muguet petals (lily of the valley), patchouli, vanilla bean, white cedar, and also of course musk. The combination creates a light musky scent that is surprisingly fresh.

Soho London Disney Wristlet
Soho London Disney Wristlet

Soho London Disney Wristlet

Soho London Disney Wristlet

8.  Soho London Disney Wristlet (SAVE! $7.99)  I don’t care if you are 6 or 106, you will be completely enchanted with the adorable Soho London Disney Wristlets. I have pictured two different styles featuring Cinderella, and the other Disney princesses have their own wristlets available as well. All the girls in my house are fighting over these adorable little bags….they are exactly what is needed for a tiny bit of magic in your day.  – Lisa

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  1. Christy Peeples DuBois | 5th Dec 15

    I love the beret. I started really looking at the Forea Luna recently and have not read one bad thing about it to date. I am interested in this for my daughters and myself-a chunk of money!!

  2. Jennifer Pellicone | 5th Dec 15

    Hmmm….my comment went puff. Okay, do it again…I really think the FOREO : LUNA ™looks fantastic. I really NEED one! I didn’t know it was chargable.

  3. Miki | 5th Dec 15

    I asked for the Foreo Luna for Christmas! Here’s hoping! 😀

  4. Barb Y | 5th Dec 15

    I highly recommend the vitamin c shower head — it’s a fantastic buy!! My hairdresser recommended that I get one, and my hair is so much more healthy now that I have been using one for a while! I’d also like to try out the Foreo Luna – I’ve heard it’s really good. This is a great list!

  5. Rosie Areola (Heather) | 5th Dec 15

    The Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles are so stinkin’ cute!

  6. Linda M | 5th Dec 15

    I dream about having a Foreo Luna. The candles are really cute and I’ve never heard of that type of shower head before – very interesting.

  7. Zoey | 6th Dec 15

    I love storing makeup in hanging organizers. I’ve got two right now!

  8. Kelli B | 6th Dec 15

    Those candle cozies are so cute!!

  9. Rosie | 6th Dec 15

    I love giving candles at the holidays and the Farmhouse Fresh Cozy Sweater Candles are just perfect!!!

  10. Irina G. | 6th Dec 15

    Would love to try Foreo Luna!
    Thanks for sharing!

  11. Robin | 6th Dec 15

    Dear Santa ~
    I want it all please! Love the beret…it looks so cute on you. Me, not so much. I think it’s my med induced chubby face, but I still love the practicality of them. The candles…all of them rock. And I would really love to have that difuser. Only thing missing is a fragrance. Love all the ideas here.

  12. Rachel Beltz | 6th Dec 15

    Those cozy sweater candles are seriously one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I want a person sized sweater to match!

  13. Alyssa E | 7th Dec 15

    Love this blog post! I need those cozy sweaters for candles! They are too cute!

  14. Lola Seicento | 10th Dec 15

    What a great gift guide– so many wonderful things to choose from!

  15. Anastasia | 10th Dec 15

    Those cozy candles are adorable 😀

  16. Carleen | 10th Dec 15

    I would love to get any of these!

  17. [email protected] | 10th Dec 15

    I love everything on your list. But the showerhead, now that is special! I too would have been afraid about not having enough water pressure. Amazing that the pressure is increased while saving water. incredible!

  18. Phyrra | 10th Dec 15

    That shower head sounds great!

  19. Kim | 10th Dec 15

    That shower head is pretty cool. I love candles. Great gift guide.

  20. Julie | 10th Dec 15

    I have never seen anything like that vitamin c shower head, how awesome!!

  21. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 10th Dec 15

    Great list! I love my FarmHouse Fresh candles–so cute and the scent is amazing. That shower head looks awesome!!

  22. Renu | 10th Dec 15

    That shower head looks interesting. I’ve never seen one with a Vitamin C cartridge before.

  23. Lisa Heath | 10th Dec 15

    What a great list! That shower head seems amazing!

  24. Kath Thefabzilla | 11th Dec 15

    The vitamin c shower head looks so unique as a gift! I want that for myself

  25. Destany | 11th Dec 15

    That showerhead! Wow. Those wristlets are cute too.

  26. The Beauty of Life | 11th Dec 15

    That showerhead looks awesome!

  27. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 11th Dec 15

    I love the Disney pouches! I try to buy them for me but my daughter takes them =( When I’m senile I’m stealing them all back.

  28. Erika | 11th Dec 15

    My LUNA is my everlasting companion.

  29. Tiki | 11th Dec 15

    I’ve always wondered about the aromatherapy shower head but never say anyone post about it. hmm

  30. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 11th Dec 15

    So many fabulous things. I like that hat

  31. Bailey | 11th Dec 15

    One of each please! everything would be great, but I am really digging the FHF candles. The cozies are too cute!

  32. Nidia - Lit From Within | 13th Dec 15

    So many awesome gift ideas! If that showerhead came in a handheld version, I’d be all over it. I also want all my candles to wear cozy sweaters now.

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