HOT for the Holidays are cool gifts for all. The big parental question is WTF—What’s today’s fun? How are we going to engage our kids and provide opportunities to learn, experiment and grow? How can we maximize entertaining on a budget? In addition, what products can we purchase to make our lives as adults easier, healthier, more appealing, and happier?

STEM and tech are terrific, but kids need a healthy portion of everything on their plates or in their playrooms. That means STEM toys, imaginative play toys, cuddly toys, athletic opportunities, creative products and board games not attached to a screen. Items that keep kids from becoming couch potatoes and keep them active are as essential as learning how to code.

Collectable minis, blind boxed items and food-based toys are all extremely HOT this season for kids. Candles and cosmetics all make great gifts for adults. Items that save gift recipients time and make entertaining at home easier also make the HOT list this year.

An awesome gift does not mean expensive. Some of the most memorable gifts, such as time, love and care are invaluable. Look at the gift, not a price tag. A $3 gift is better than a $300 gift if the recipient adores it.

Below is a list of items that should stimulate smiles and foster fun. All items should be purchased from authorized dealers so you don’t get a dud. Buying presents that are knock-offs is like stealing from the license holder. That is how you get on Santa’s naughty list and often get a gift that does not work. Beware of fakes!

Happy holidays and good luck finding the perfect presents!

NOTE: All prices are approximate


Wordstacker, for age 10 and older. American Educational Products, $14. Strategic wordplay. www.chalkandchuckles.com.

Ping-Pong, for age 8 and older. Buffalo Games, $29.99. Fast-paced, hand-eye coordination game. www.plingpong.com.

Steven★Universe Edition Monopoly, for age 8 and older. USAopoly/Hasbro, $39.99. Special collectable tokens and a board from Cartoon Network Creations make this game a monopoly masterpiece!

Brainspin™, for age 7 and older. Winning Moves Games, $5.95. Card game that has no correct answers and explores individual perspectives.

Personalogy Family Fun Edition, for age 7 and older. Interact Games LLC, $20. Family discovery card game. www.personalologygame.com.

The SENSEsational Alphabet: Touch and Feel Picture Cards with Manual and Braille Alphabet, for age 1 and older. The Rofe Group, $14.99; book, $29.95. Use all the senses and brail and sign language for each card. www.SENSEationalAlphabet.com.

Show Me The Kwan™ Word Game, for age 10 and older. Griddly Games, $21. Card and dice fast-paced party game that count spelling and imagination. www.griddlygames.com.

Bananagrams Party Edition, for age 10 and older. Bananagrams, Inc. $14.99. Tile game for two to eight players, in which you can steal letters, destroy other players’ words and swap places. www.bananagrams.com.

TurnSpell™ Word Game, for age 10 and older. Mattel Games, $21.37. Two to four player tile game that has you spinning to win, steal, spell and score with four-letter words,

What’s Your Like?, for age 12 and older. PlayMonster, $30. Hilarious card game that keeps you deducing the Guess Word. www.playmonster.com.

Qubosity: Name It & Claim It, for age 14 and older. PlayMonster, $24.99. Laugh as people try to name words that fit into a category the timer and cubes dictate.

Dirty Words, for age 18 and older. University Games, $30. Dicey dice game in which you create sentences that the kids shouldn’t hear. www.AreYouGame.com.

Acts of Insanity: The Crazy Party Game for Crazy People, for age 18 and older. Kheper Games, $24. Adult fun themes. www.KheperGames.com.


Zuru X Shot Bubble Ball, for age 8 and older. Zuru, $59.99. Each Run, crash and smash inside the protection of these giant bubble balls. www.zuru.com.

Mongoose Force 3.0 Folding Scooter, for age 8 and older. Pacific Cycle, $44.99. Heavy-duty frame on this easy to control scooter. Holds up to 220 pounds! The adjustable height scooter has folds up for easy storage, has great grips, foot break and a convenient kickstand. www.mongoosescooters.com.

Giant Peppermint Twist Snow Tube, for age 8 and older. Big Mouth, $24.99. Four-feet-long tube that allows for a great ride down a hill!

Smak A Ball, age 6 and older. Tristar Products, $15.84. Two rings and one soft ball equal hours of outdoor fun in the pool or park. Learn tricks and exercise while having a ball! www.smackaball.com.

ENO Double Deluxe Hammock by Eno. Eagles Nest Outfitters Inc., $84.95. Sturdy and comfortable outdoor hammock for relaxing. www.enonation.com

Illuminated BloChair, for age 6 and older. B & D Innovations, $59.99. Holds up to 250 pounds, comes in many colors and can be placed on a terrace or balcony. www.BandDgroup.com.


Go Go Smart Wheels Race & Play Adventure Park, for age 1 and older. Vtech, $39.99. Gavin the Go-Kart goes on a topsy turvy adventure with song, sounds and phrases. www.vtechkids.com.

Spectrum® First Words Flash Cards, for age 2 and older. Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC, $7.99. a total of 100 colorful pictures with words to aid in education. www.carsondellosa.com/spectrum.

Play Dough Kitchen Creations Ultimate Chef Set, for age 3 and older. Hasbro. $59.99. Make imaginative food with this 40-piece creative cook set. www.hasbro.com.

Newisland Building Tiles, for age 2 and older. Newisland, $49.99. Colorful 66-piece set of magnetic shapes that click together and allow kids to explore cause and effect.

Etch A Sketch® Freestyle™, for age 3 and older. Spin Master, $19.99. Battery operated but still draw and shake to erase. Rainbow colors and two stamps included! www.etchasketch.com.

HaitiBabi Baby Blanket, for infants. HaitiBabi, $78. Handmade in Haiti from 100 percent cotton, this beautiful, warm baby blanket that supports a great cause! Ethical purchase with great value. www.haitibabi.org.

Kawall Squeezies, for age 3 and older. New Dimensions Toys, $6.95. Squeeze these soft food- and animal-themed small collectables and grin. www.NewDimensionsToys.com.

Real Workin Buddies Mr. Dusty, for age 3 and older. Jakks Pacific, $39.99. Large, friendly cleanup truck that dumps. too. Has 50 and older phrases and sounds and lights.

Scoop & Learn Ice Cream Cart, for age 2 and older. Leap Frog, $78.71. Make your ice cream while working on sequencing skills and creative play with this colorful cart. www.leapfrog.com.

Little People Animal Rescue, for age 1 and older. Fisher-Price, S39.99. Fire station with helicopter, three figures, fire truck and lights and sound all allow for imaginative play.


Peppa Pig Giggle & Bake Kitchen, for age 3 and older. Jazwares, $249.40. A total of 18 accessories come with this 37-inch tall, light and sound super-kitchen for making pretend fun feasts!

Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-In-One Nursery, for age 3 and older. Just Play, $79.99. Role-play, nurture and have imaginative fun as you take care of your dolls. www.justplayproducts.com.

Thomas & Friends Super Station, for age 3 and older. Fisher-Price, $99.99. Huge add-on set that is compatible with most Thomas products. Includes three engines and stores trains.

Maka Toy Block Tape, for age 2 and older. Zuru, $56.95; four-pack of 6.5-feet rolls, $14.99 a roll. Reusable tape that allows LEGO and like construction blocks to build on it. Create crazy construction sites!

Hatchimals Pupadees™, for age 5 and older. Spin Mater™, $69.99. Twin cute creatures that interact with each other and your child.

L.OL Surprise! Limited Edition Little Sisters, for age 3 and older. MGA Entertainment, $39.99. Collectable mini-dolls that have accessories and attitude, and are multicultural. www.mgae.com.

Wonder Crew Buddies and Accessory Sets, for age 4 and older. Play Monster, $16.29. Fantastic African-American male doll in an awesome superhero outfit! Change out to another outfit to make him an explorer, construction worker or astronaut. www.playmonster.com.

FlipZees by FlipaZoo™, for age 4 and older. Jay@Play, $23.58. Adorable plush animal friends that double as another best friend beastie. www.flipazoo.com.

Peppa Pig Lights and Sounds Family Home, for age 3 and older. Jazwares, $59.99. A 22-inch-tall funky home with 13 accessories, 3 figures, lights and sound. www.jazwares.com.

Big Red Barn with Animals Playset, for age 5 and older. Schleich, $99.99. Part of the Farm World Collection with animals and awesome accessories schleich-s.com


Black EXO Full Pack, for age 6 and older. Mad Pax, $68. Black backpack with a sculpted edgy style that draws positive attention no matter where you go. Durable and built hold heavy loads, this pack is for work or the weekends. www.madpax.com.

Holiday Gift Set. Mario Bedescu, $77. For all skin types and very lightly scented. www.mariobadescu.com.

The 51 Most Popular Drinking Games. Kheper Games, $19.99 Everything you need for a party with alcohol in a box! Makes a great gift! www.KheperGames.com.

Soft & Absorbent Bath Towels. Berkley Jensen™, $6.99. Made with cotton and polyester, these supersoft towels are a low cost treasure! Available at BJ’s

Eucalyptus Body Lotion. Thymes®, $25. Made in the USA, this velvety lotion has a relaxing light scent. www.Thymes.com.

Holiday Gift Collection. MENAJI, $180. Eye-gel, anti-aging eraser, scrub, aftershave and lip agent all come in this made-for-men superset. www.menaji.com.

Freezable 18 Can Cooler. Packit, $29.99. Portable party stylish bag cools for hours! www.packit.com.

Friends and Enemies Shot Glasses. Set Editions, $10. Fun shot glass duo. www.seteditions.com.

G-Shock Stainless Steel Watch. Casio, $400. Solid steel watch that features quartz movement, led light, alarm, stop watch, timer and calendar. Water and shock resistant. Bluetooth capable to have correct time when traveling, and yeah it tells the time, too!

Contempo 22-inch Foldable Spinner Carry-on Bag. Biaggi Zipsak™, $199.99. Durable bag stores small and expands to fit travel essentials. www.biaggi.com.


DreamWeave Lash Construct Mascara. DreamWeave Products. $18.65. Longer lush lashes that are smudge-proof.

Terracotta Bronzing Powder. Guerlain Paris, $53. For natural and long-lasting cheek color. www.guerlain.com.

Pro Dimensional Highlighting Palette-Warm and Cool. Sephora, $28 each. Add highlights, illuminate and depth to your face through these perfect palettes with five different choices of color or sheen. www.sephora.com.

LipVoltage. Dreamweave Products, $29.31. Peptide collagen lip plumper that gives a fuller lip with seven settings.

Black Up Black Smokey Palette, Sephora, $53. There are 12 terrific colors in this Sephora exclusive.

As If. The Lip Bar, $13. Vegan liquid matte liquid lipstick with a unique looking applicator. www.thelipbar.com.

CC and Older™ Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream. It Cosmetics™, $38. Conceal, correct and cover while improving the condition of your skin. www.itcosmetics.com.

Crown Po Lip and Gloss Collection. Crown, $29.95. Great for travel with all choice professional colors! www.crownbrush.com

Rapture Vice Liquid Lipstick. Urban Decay, $18. Long-lasting waterproof vibrant liquid lipstick. www.urbandecay.com

Naturally Pretty Matte Luxe Transforming Eyeshadow Palette. It Cosmetics, $42. A Total of 15 must-have colors to work with.


Purple Octopus Lunch Bag. Bixbee™, $17.99. Insulated and adorable. Fits a full meal and snacks. www.Bixbee.com.

Shopkins Shoppies Super Mall, for ages 6 and older. Moose Toys, $79.99. Three stories of marvelous pretend play. www.moosetoys.com.

Snappy Dressers™, for age 7 and older. Mattel, $3.97. Matching card game for the stylish observant kid.

BOLD, for age 7 and older. Mattel, $5. Easy to travel with card-matching game with 85 cards.

My First Magic Set, for age 4 and older. Ideal/ALEX Brands, $24.99. A 32-piece set, including instructional DVD and more than 20 easy tricks. www.alexbrands.com.

Funtastical Backpack Large. Bixbee, $39.99. For every backpack sold, Bixbee will donate a backpack with supplies in it to a child in need! Pink print with cows, cats, cupcakes and so much more!

Sticker Design Studio, for age 9 and older. Crayola, $31.80. Create cool custom stickers with this artistic studio. www.crayola.com.

Magnaflex Various Sets, for age 4 and older. WowWee, $19.99+. Flexible magnetic strips that allow kids to use their imagination when building anything from planes to crabs in 2D or 3D. www.wowweeworld.com.

Snap Circuits 3D M.E.G., for age 8 and older. Elenco Electronics. $74.95. Assemble on “rows and columns” more than 160 interesting and educational STEM projects.

Central Park Rock Natural Mineral Eyeshadow Blush Palette. Klee Girls™, $19.99. First makeup set that is made with no FD&C colors or synthetic dyes for young skin. www.iloveklee.com.


Marblecity™ Skate Park Maker Kit, for age 9 and older. Tinkineer™, $49.99. Make a beginner-level STEM project that gets you thinking and building. www.Tinkineer.com.

Imagine Power & Play Motorized 50 Model Building Set, for age 7 and older. K’Nex, $49.99. A 529-piece set to build bots, cars and more with battery-powered motors. www.knex.com.

Brixies Rhino, for age 8 and older. Relevant Play, $7.99 A 115-piece micro mini building set. www.brixies.de.

Red Copper Mug. Telebrands, $9.99. Keeps 16 ounces of liquids hot for up to eight hours, with a leak-proof lid. Great to pack for school. www.telebrands.com.

Sukeno Donut Socks. I.J. Marshal Co., LTD, $12.95. Fun socks that look like donuts in the packaging. www.sukenosocks.com.

Star Wars First Order Star Destroyer, for age 9 and older. Lego $164.99. A more than 1400-piece sensational ship set with figures and stud shooters. www.shop.lego.com.

MadMattr, for age 4 and older. Relevant Play, $12.99. Build your own bricks, and then squish them to remake something else. Doesn’t stick to floors like other doughs. www.relevantplay.com.

Mermaid and Shark Blanket. Blankie Tails®, $34.95. Super-soft wearable blanket that is entertaining and warm. www.blankietails.com.

Reusable Big Bags. Baggu, $14. Comes in assorted prints. Holds up to 50 pounds, weigh less than 2 ounces and fits in kids’ school packs easily. Weekend Bag, $74. Canvas bag that is machine washable for stylish sleepovers. www.baggu.com

Stylish semi-precious bracelet set with sterling amulets. Jaistyle, $60. www.jaistyle.com.


Extreme Performance Skateboard, for age 8 and older. Jakks Pacific, $59.99. Perform real fun skateboard tricks with this R/C vehicle that can go up to 14 mph.

Beats Studio 2 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones-Gloss Black. Beats by Dr. Dre, $375. Classic look in a strong lightweight headphone that is wireless for up to 12 hours. Bluetooth connected, noise canceling and super comfortable.

JoJo Siwa CD & G Karaoke Machine, for age 6 and older. EKids, $69.97. Bluetooth to connect to TV. Sing along and have a light show with this easy to use karaoke machine. www.ekids.com.

Hana Zuki Moongleam™ Wearable Collection, for age 6 and older. Hasbro, $19.99. Bluetooth expressive smart bracelet that also allows for tech play. www.Hanazuki.com.

Lightseekers Starter Kit, for age 8 and older. TOMY, $69.99. Augmented reality game with smart figures. www.tomy.com.

Battlebots®, for age 5 and older. Hexabug, $29.99. Each Battle with your miniature bots for maximum fun. www.hexabug.com.

Fingerlings Assortment, for age 6 and older. WowWee, $15. Attach a magical monkey, unicorn or super sloth to your finger and it responds to you in more than 40 ways! www.wowweezone.com.

Star Wars Hero Droid BB-8, for age 6 and older. SpinMaster, $229.99. Voice commanded and interactive darling droid. www.spinmaster.com.

Merge Cube, for age 10 and older. Merge VR, $10.88. Virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality with holographic appeal. Merge VR goggle set, $49.99. www.miniverse.io.

Blink Home Video Security. Immedia Semiconductor, $99. Wire-free simple security. www.blinkforhome.com.


Dragon Packfolio Black. Mad Pax, $17. Use as an architectural purse or a cool holder of your small electronics. Great for travel! www.madpax.com.

Pro Chef Tip Tough. Prof Chef, $19.99. Invented by a teen who is the son of a chef, this product protects your hands when you cut in the kitchen. To prevent knife accidents by budding chefs, this product protects fingers from harm.

Digiloom, for age 8 and older. WowWee, $49.99. Electronic Bluetooth interactive loom that is great for making bracelets, anklets, scrapbook embellishments, tags and DIY projects. Refill packs, $7.99.


Statue of Liberty. Puzzle Dowle Folk Art, $150. Made in the USA, this beautiful 500-piece puzzle brings you back to another century in New York City. www.DowdlePuzzles.com.

Drying Lotion. Mario Badescu, $17. I will keep writing about this product because it is a go-to for so many teens as well adults with acne prone skin. Also good for bug bites!

Kodak Photo Printer Mini. $99. Make vibrant prints from your smartphone. Has a number of photo editing tools to enhance your pics. It is small enough to fit in a backpack! www.kodakphotoprinter.com.

Sky Viper VV2450 GPS, for age 12 and older. Skyrocket $149.99. Mini hobby-grade drone with GPS. www.skyrockettoys.com

Smartphone Magnifier. Luckies, $30. Double your screen for watching movies or video. www.luckies.co.uk.

Garmin Unisex Vivoactive 3 Black Silicone Strap Smart Watch. $249. Full of features. Access texts and calls, water resistant, works with Android or IOS, downloadable apps, fitness and stress tracking, step and sleep monitoring and oh, it tells time!


Hana Zuki Henka™, for age 4 and older. Hasbro, $9.99. Scan and play with your perky pink plush through an exciting app. www.Hanazuki.com.

Dragons Eat Tacos 2 Plush, for infants and older. Merry Makers, $18. The dragon from the book joins you to have radical reading time with your child.

Cam the Cat. Squishmallow, $12.30. Velvety and soft. Eight inches tall. www.squishmallow.com.

Eli the Firefly: Tooth Fairy’s Little Hero, for age 4 and older. Baby Tooth Alum, Inc. $39.95. The storybook set comes with Eli fairy beacon and brush buddy plush and beautiful brushing Tooth Fairy book. www.EliTheFireflyStory.com.

FlipaZoo Milo Penguin to Wilder Bulldog, for age 2 and older. Jay@Play, $19.99. The plush that is two animals in one. www.byflipazoo.com.

Teddy Ruxpin for age 3 and older. Wicked Cool Toys, $99.99. Cuddly animatronic bear that has pre-loaded stories, sound, songs and is 4 inches of fun. www.wickedcooltoys.com.

Lyle, Lyle the Crocodile Plush, for infants and older. Merry Makers, $18. Based on the beloved literary croc by Bernard Waber, this small Lyle will delight parents who were read the book, grandparents who started the Lyle tradition and little kids who are just falling for the green hero! www.merrymakersinc.com

Peter from The Snowy Day, for infants and older. MerryMakers, $16. The character from the Ezra Jack Keats award-winning novel is soft and sweet. Reading with your child is so important and the book, The Snowy Day, is a classic to cuddle up with your favorite character!

Kitty Flip Zee Girls, for age 3 and older. Jay@Play, $39.88. Dolls turn from cool baby to bold big girls with six super styles to choose from. www.jayatplay.com.

Dolce Activity Zebra, for infants and older. Magformers, $39.99. Activity zebra for a very curious child. www.magformers.com

Animal Pals Assortment, for infants and older. Bears for Humanity, $25. Soft, cuddly, cute plush. www.bearsforhumanity.com.


Scratch Map Deluxe Travel Edition, for age 8 and older. Luckies, $59.60. Scratch where you have been or where you want to go on a marvelous map! www.luckies.co.uk.

Cookie Exchange Plate. Mudpie, $28.50. The holiday sweet swap plate comes with a recipe card and a warm way to share holiday treats with friends.

Slap Watch. Watchitude, $19.95. Water-resistant watch that slaps on, with tons of different designs to choose from. www.watchitude.com.

Tangle Metallics, for age 5 and older. Zuru, $4.99. The tangle line now comes in amazing new metallic finishes as well as beautiful patterns. www.tanglecreations.com.

Secret Santa Scent Poo-Pourri. $9.99. Cinnamon, vanilla and citrus scent to cover up any unwanted odors at holiday parties.

Body Tonic Vanilla Bean. The Gnarly Whale, $10. Sweet scent of vanilla for your body. www.thegnarlywhale.com.

Lucia No. 6 Wild Ginger & Fresh Fig Soap. Aroma Source Inc., $5.00. Beautifully boxed gift soap with delicious scent. www.pureliving.ca.

Wine Scented Bath Bombs. Kheper Games. $16.99. Eight bombs in a plastic wineglass for terrific tub experiences. www.KheperProducts.com.

Reindeer Character Bells. Mudpie, $28.50. Adorable reindeer hanging from candy cane colored rope.

Nature Nate’s 100 Percent Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey. $13.99. www.naturenates.com.


Baking Pan & Rack Set Commercial Bakeware. USA PAN, $24.99. The pan has a fluted surface for even baking and nonstick coating. Made of heavy-gauge aluminized steel. The rack features a nonstick coating. Oven safe for up to 450 degrees and can be used in baking and cooling. This two-piece set is fantastic for making cookies, roasts and any dish from which one wants to collect the drippings of meat for gravy. www.usapan.com.

Hutzler Cheese Saver™, Gourmac, $9.99. Keep your cheese lasting longer and tasting fresher with this innovative and cheesy looking device. www.gourmac.com.

Peugeot Nutmeg Grinder. $45. Specifically made for grinding nutmeg, this handheld stylish grinder is effective and easy to use. Experience the aromatic and subtle flavor of nutmeg in coffee or over warm vanilla cookies.

Guac-Lock. Casabella, $26. Shatter-proof, odor-proof and dishwasher safe, this kitchen aid allows one to make guac, save it without the brown blotches and eat a fresh tasting fantastic treat. www.casebellacreative.com.

Performance Pans-Petal Cake Set. Wilton, $49. Create a multitiered cake that has flower power!

The Negg Egg Peeler. Airigan Solutions, LLC, $17.99. A device that allows you to peel an egg in no time! Made easy for diabetic or arthritic hands to use! www.peelanegg.com.

Vita Clay 2-in-1 Two Quart Yogurt Maker and Clay Slow Cooker. Essenergy, Inc., $39.99. With three different temperature settings, make homemade soups, dips, stews and amazing applesauce! The clear yogurt-making instructions are easy to follow to create your own yummy yogurts. www.VitaClayChef.com.

Sabatier 6-Inch Chef Knife with Edge Keeper™, Sabatier Products, $66. With sharpening sleeve, this versatile blade is dishwasher safe and has a lifetime warranty. Also look for the 3½-inch Edge Keeper™ knife with comfort, triple-rivet grip handle that is perfect for veggies and garnishing, $55.

Zester/Grater, Microplane®. $12.95. Premium grater that works on fruits, cheese and even ginger. Use with recipes such lemon cake, ginger chicken and cheese bread. www.microplane.com.

Easy Action Cookie Press™ & Food Decorator. Hutzler, $24.99. This easy to use and clean 23-piece set includes recipe book, cheese straw disc, pasta disc, decorating nozzles, cookie design discs and much more! It is a “go-to” kitchen tool! www.hutzlerco.com.


Switchmate. Switchmate Home, $39.99. Easy to install smart home lighting source that works with app, not wiring. www.switchmatehome.com.

Aroma Dome®. $215. Set up the dome and relax while you diffuse your favorite scents. www.aromadome.com.

Mason Cash in The Forrest Bowl with Pour Spout. The Rayware Group, $34.99. Inspired by mid-19th century folk tales, this beautiful decorative measuring bowl with pour spout is made from chip resistant stoneware. They are so pretty that you may want to start a collection! www.masoncash.co.uk.

Ojo RENEW Thermal Ion Facial Massager. TEI SPA BEAUTY, $95. Comes with TEI Spa 24 karat gold serum that combines antiaging and hydration. Cold and warm settings for more effective use of your favorite skincare products. www.teispa.com.

Stratus Compact Dualmatic Umbrella, Shedrain, $80. High-quality and style umbrella that you are not going to want to lose. www.shedrain.com.

BIOBU. EKOBO, $34. Bamboo biodegradable dishwasher-safe fiber large colorful bowel set of four. www.biobu.com.


Simpatico Shea Butter Soap. $14. Creamy and replenishes moisture to skin. U.S. Apothecary® Elderflower & Vetiver Lotion, $30. Sexy scent for the night. BARR-CO™ Original Scent Bath Bomb. $8. Add to bath to make it special. BARR-CO™ Shea Butter & Oatmeal Lotion. $34. Natural, soothing to the skin and smells delicious! www.khalldesigns.com.

Capri Blue® Volcano Fragranced Hand Cream. $20. Coconut oil and shea butter cream with a pop of fragrance. www.capribluecandles.com.

Needles No More® 3-D Lip PLUMPfix. Dr. Brandt, $39. Plump and prime in the morning, and nourish and restore at night.

CC Perfecting Primer. Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. $32. This tinted primer creates a smooth foundation for your concealer or base. www.ybskin.com.

Vitamin Sadness Mask. MustaeV, $40. With fruit and flower extracts, this mask is a face pick me up. www.TheMustaeV.com.

Needles No More® Wrinkle Smoothing Cream. Dr. Brant®, $89. Look fab not frozen with this all-skin-type cream that can gently improve expression lines. www.drbrandtskincare.com.

Grapefruit Goat’s Milk Soap. Blithe and Bonny, $9. Hand-crafted soap with a subtle scent.

Enzyme Cleansing Gel. Mario Badescu, $14. Washes away makeup while exfoliating to leave skin rejuvenated. www.mariobadescu.com.

Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Lemongrass. Evolution Salt Co., $11.95, Scrub your body smooth while waking it up with this natural bold smelling bath product. www.evolutionsalt.com.


Peony Printed Glass Candle. K. Hall Studio, Inc. $34, Scented floral candle in pretty printed glass holder. www.khalldesigns.com.

Frasier Fir™ Aromatic Candle. Thymes, $60. Cedar wood, sandalwood and Siberian fir needles combine for an enchanting aroma.

Natural Luxuries Vanilla Latte Candle. XELA Aroma, $32 In big warm fragrances. www.xelaaroma.com.

Balsam and Cedar Basket. Yankee Candle, $69.99. More than 100 hours of scent and light with seven winter-scented candles.

Trimming the Tree Candle. Aspen Bay Candles, $40. Pineapple pinecone-shaped candle with holiday winter scent.

Corta Maison Candle in Bourbon Vanilla. Voluspa®, $30. Hand-poured into a container, this sweet scented candle makes a great hostess gift.

Hammered Ambrosia. Homestead Aspen Bay Candles, $32. In hammered bronze container, this decorative candle burns clean and smells like a sweet and sour candy! www.aspenbaycandles.com.

Holiday Candle Set. NEST Fragrances, $64. Three distinctive holiday-scented candles in birchwood pine, holiday and cookie.

No 29 Reindeer Hobnail Glass Candle. Simpatico K. Hall Studio, Inc., $34. Currant and cranberry with fir in a beautiful glass. www.khalldesigns.com

Gingerbread Ceramic Candle. Thymes, $34. Make the whole house smell like holiday baking!