Does anyone else buy products based on the packaging? Sometimes it’s not enough that a product works good or smells good, it also has to look good on the shelf too, right? For the design aficionado who also loves to get pampered (whether it’s you or a loved one in your life!), we’ve rounded up some beauty & hygiene products that look just as good out of the packaging as it does on your vanity table.
Basil Rosemary Soap by The Greater Goods \\\ $14
Everyone uses soap so this is a great gift to give coworkers or neighbors. Created in a small soap-making studio based in San Francisco, these handmade soaps contain natural ingredients like clays, kelp, salts, essential oils, and organic based oils.
Wall Street Collection Electric Toothbrush by Bruzzoni \\\ $148
We’ve mentioned this product before but we’re putting it in this gift guide because, well, who wouldn’t want a super sleek looking electric toothbrush like this one to use twice a day?
Original Coffee Scrub by Frank Body \\\ $16.95
This coffee scrub will buff away dry, dead skin while also “waking up” the skin with antioxidants. A messy but fun stocking stuffer for anyone who loves coffee.
Mini Bottle Humidifier by 11+ \\\ $41.50
If you have friends who constantly deal with dry skin or chapped lips, this mini humidifier will add humidity to the dry air to help alleviate those annoyances. It can also be plugged into a laptop so your friends can tend to their wellness while they work.
Beard Tonic Sampler by Herbivore Botanicals \\\ $22
The hair on your bearded friend’s chin needs loving too. This set nourishes those hairs and the skin under it for a healthier looking beard.
Arcata Travel Kit by Oliver Cabell \\\ $95
After you’ve bought your gifts, why not wrap them up inside this travel kit? I was recently gifted this dopp kit and I love the unisex canvas and leather design of it. The sides snap open to accommodate more space and the inner compartment features mesh pockets on the sides so that you can keep the kit from being a black hole of products.
Madewell x Food52 Winter Candle \\\ $35
If you know a friend who’s not getting a Christmas tree this year, this might be the next best thing. Food52 teamed up with Madewell to design a candle made with soy wax and natural oils to create that sensory experience of walking through a forest.
Herbal Steams by Fig + Yarrow \\\ $26
Add this herbal mix to a warm bath for a nourishing soak or to a cup of hot water for a soothing drink.
Lavandula Eau de Parfum by Fiele Fragrances \\\ $98
Everyone should have a signature scent, so for scents unlike any other, head to Orris Perfumery, an LA-based perfumery that balances “feminine with masculine, modesty with sensuality, logic with intuition.”
Supersonic Hair Dryer by Dyson \\\ $399
Finally, for a splurge-worthy gift for the friend with the most luxurious locks, this talked-about hairdryer will make sure those strands are well-taken care of for many years to come.