The Best Beauty and Wellness Gifts to Give (Or Keep For Yourself)

Kate McLeod’s moisturizing “stones” for the winter months and a colorful, plastic-free razor in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
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From fancy perfume to a good bar of soap, sometimes the littlest things are the most dope.


Smell Yeah

LA Mag Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty and Grooming
Courtesy of Bite

For the eco-conscious folks on your list, L.A.-based Bite has launched an ingenious deodorant with a sleek metal case and cardboard-packaged refills. $44 at bitetoothpastebits.com.

Zip It

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Courtesy of Rothy’s

Hit the road with these stylish, sustainable, and machine-washable travel pouches made from recycled water bottles. The vanity set, $175 at rothys.com.

Glow On

LA Mag Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty and Grooming
Courtesy of the Scent Bar

With blush, bronzer, and highlighter, this makeup palette is totally cheeky. Ambient Lighting Edit in Universe, $80 at hourglasscosmetics.com.

Solid Idea

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Courtesy of Kate McLeod

Get off the lotion bottle. Kate McLeod’s moisturizing “stones” quench dry skin without the waste—just glide them across your arms and legs. Plus, they come in an array of subtle but delightful fragrances. Body stones, $38 at katemcleod.com.

Pore Boys

Courtesy of Oars + Alps

For men looking to up their skincare game without going into overtime, Oars + Alps’ affordable, unpretentious, natural products—like these soaps made with charcoal and blue algae—are sure winners. Exfoliating soap trio, $30 at oarsandalps.com.

Smooth Moves

Courtesy of Leaf Shave

Another plastic-free pick, this refillable razor delivers an ultra-close shave and can be configured as a single- or multi-blade setup to best suit your skin. And it’s ultimately cheaper than using disposables. The Leaf Kit, $113 at leafshave.com.

Nose Job

Courtesy of Hourglass

High-end-scent hounds are hot for this new release from a renowned Istanbul perfumery. Featuring amber and leather notes, it’s suitable for any gender. Shem by Nishane, $490 at the Scent Bar, 7405 Beverly Blvd., Fairfax District, luckyscent.com.


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