Meet the quintessential makeup compact for a universally flattering, non-makeup look. This mix-and-match palette of 10 eye shadows and four lip glosses in the natural, pinky-beige hues that are a hallmark of makeup artist Bobbi Brown is just the right size to stash in a handbag for last-minute touch-ups.
Arquiste Boutonnière No.7 gift set
Here's a dapper gift for guys. An homage to the original lapel flower that Parisian gentlemen wore to the opera, Arquiste's new musky floral eau de parfum features notes of lavender, bergamot, Italian mandarin and gardenia. The fragrance is accompanied by an elegant gardenia boutonnière stick-pin and silk knot cufflinks, created by fine jewelry brand M. de Phocas.
Jo Malone London Tea trousseau chest
This limited-edition lacquered chest comes with a key, so it doubles as a long-term stash for valuables. Better yet, it's filled with three exclusive tea-scented colognes (in Assam-grapefruit, Earl Grey-cucumber, and sweet lemon) and two deluxe candles (in sweet almond-macaron and Parma violet). The fragrances are designed to layer together or enjoy solo.
$695 at Nordstrom at the Grove and Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and http://www.nordstrom.com
Sonya Dakar Holiday Hangover Kit
Help friends recover from the telltale signs of party overload with Sonya Dakar's Holiday Hangover Kit. Designed to banish eye puffiness, dark undereye circles, breakouts and redness, it includes Flash Facial exfoliating treatment, Blemish Buster tinted spot treatment and Organic Omega Booster hydrating serum, plus a $100 gift certificate for any skin care service at Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic.
$150 at Sonya Dakar Skin Clinic in Beverly Hills and http://www.sonyadakarskinclinic.com
Malin + Goetz hand wash set
Let the cocktail connoisseur lather up with rum and lime, a mojito in the form of liquid hand washes by Malin + Goetz. Known for typography-bedecked packaging and natural-based formulations that are gentle on sensitive skin, the New York-based brand opened its first West Coast location here earlier this year.
$40 at Malin + Goetz in Larchmont Village, (323) 391-1884, and http://www.malinandgoetz.com
Malin + Goetz's bestselling lip moisturizer set
Good for him or her, 65 individual lip balms come packaged in a modern apothecary jar, ready to dispense to family members or house guests. The super-hydrating, paraben-free lip balm works alone (for him) or layered over lipstick (for her), keeping that all-important kisser in top form.
$775 at http://www.malinandgoetz.com
L'Occitane hand cream bouquet
L'Occitane's bestselling shea butter hand creams moisturize skin without oily or greasy after-effects. The six purse-size essentials include the classic unscented cream, plus an array of fragrant options, including rose petal and a new almond essence.
$50 at L'Occitane stores and usa.loccitane.com
Lush You're a Star gift set
Hollywood friends young and old are sure to shine a bit brighter with this collection of celebrity favorites, packed in a star-studded hat box. (Fans of Lush include Gwen Stefani, Robert Downey Jr. and Vanessa Hudgens.) The set includes the bestselling Dream Cream body lotion, two bath bombs, two bath melts, two massage bars and Silky Underwear Dusting Powder.
$74.95 at Lush in Santa Monica, Studio City and Topanga and http://www.lushusa.com
Kjaer Weis' the Essential Trio set
For the makeup maven: a beautiful set of certified organic lip tint, cream blush and eye shadow by Danish makeup
artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis. Packaged in refillable, heavy metal cases that slide open with James Bond-style stealth, a collection of two or three comes in an elegantly understated red box, so all you need is a bow.
$125 for trio sets, or $75 for duo sets, at Ron Robinson Fred Segal in West Hollywood and http://www.kjaerweis.com