Today is Black Friday, the official start of the holiday shopping season in the United States and one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Of course, it's also Buy Nothing Day. Choose your poison...
A holiday favorite (not least because it's hard to find the rest of the year): Clinique Wrappings. The gift set includes 25 ml Perfume Spray and 100 ml Body Smoother, $35 at Clinique.
Carthusia recently released solid perfume versions of many of its popular fragrances, and this one, in Mediterraneo (my own answer to what to wear in winter to remind you that summer will return, eventually), is especially high on my wish list. $65 for 15 ml at Beautyhabit.
From Skeem, the (pretty!) Silk Route Mandarin Sake Lantern Candle, featuring "citrus top notes with the warm and spicy undertones of sandalwood, currant and vanilla". The 32 oz candle has a burn time of 240 hours, $36 at Nooks & Niches.
The perfect small hostess gift, should you need one this year: Claus Porto hand soap (great stuff even before Oprah found it). Shown in Rivale (Grapefruit Fig), $16 for 400 ml at eLuxury.
At La Creme Beauty, cult favorite Child perfume in a signed and numbered limited edition "presented in an amazing ultra hip & swank rubberised textured hand made book style box with magnetic closure". 60 ml spray bottle plus a 1/3 oz perfume roll on, $165.
Jessica reviewed Copa soaps earlier this year, and I couldn't resist ordering. I'm a convert — these are great soaps, and they'd be perfect stocking stuffers. Jessica loves Basil, my favorites are Vetiver Peat, Ginger Carrot (shown) and Cardamom. Only $4 each, or get free shipping if you spend buy 10 at CopaSoaps.