Megan’s Holiday Gift Picks: My Favorite Fragrance, Beauty, and Plant Gifts


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Megan's Gift Guide

Tis’ the season to buy loads of gifts! As someone who is lucky enough to try out tons of new products, I tend to keep a running Christmas gift list all year long, adding standout products to it whenever I discover something that I know a loved one would enjoy. We all have people in our lives who are easy and not-so-easy to shop for, so I wanted to share with you what is on my shopping list for my friends and family this year. Below you can see some of my box recommendations as well as some individual products I discovered in my boxes.

Let’s play Santa!

My holiday gifting list with subscription box gift ideas and more!

1. A plant from The Sill

Cost: Individual selections vary depending on the plant and pot combination you choose. 

What is it?: You all know I am a plant addict. Sending a live plant is way cheaper than sending a cut bouquet! It also (hopefully) lasts a lot longer and comes already planted in a beautiful ceramic planter if you select one, or ship it in a plastic nursery pot for even less! They have everything from spider plants to fiddle leaf fig trees.

Who I’m Gifting This To: Long-distance friends that I would normally send fresh flowers to. Over the last year or so I have started to send live plants instead of fresh flowers and this site makes it easier, less expensive, and much more hip!

2. The Birchbox x M·A·C Cosmetics Lip Set

all included lipsticks

Cost: $35.00 Buy the kit here!

What is it?: A totally awesome Birchbox limited edition box featuring MAC lipsticks! Four are full size and the other 2 are minis, which makes this a great value for $35.00. They all arrive in a sleek black makeup bag.

Who I’m Gifting This To: Marne, of course! She loves lipstick more than anyone I know and must own 29,421,753 colors. She still is just excited each time she receives or buys a new tube, and I know she would love this assortment as much as I did!

3. The Bespoke Post ‘Legacy’ Box

Cost: $45 a month for members, $55 if purchased without a membership. Buy it here!

What is it?: Basically the world’s coolest table clock. Based on WWII-era altimeters, this timepiece adds an industrial element to my master bedroom while still looking perfectly historical. It is heavy duty and beautifully constructed. This clock retails for $99 on the brand’s site, so buying it through Bespoke Post with or without a membership is a HUGE amount of savings!

Who I’m Gifting This To: My grandfather. I previously selected this piece for Will via my Bespoke Post membership and we were both so impressed with the quality that I knew it would be an excellent gift for my extremely hard to shop for Pop!

4. A Handwoven African Basket from GlobeIn

GlobeIn African basket

Cost: $60 each. Buy one here!

What is it?: One can never have enough baskets around the house (IMO!) and these are strikingly beautiful. Each one is different and unique because they are each handmade by artisans. These are large enough to collect your current yarn stash, magazines, or anything else that needs a beautiful place to “be” within your home.  

Who I’m Gifting This To: My interior design enthusiast friend Natalie. She is a world traveler and loves adding handmade pieces to her home that are functional but also double as art pieces.

 

But Megan, I, like, REALLY love this person and I want to gift them a multi-month subscription to an awesome box.

Say no more!

1. Crystal Wellness Club

front of info card

Cost: $27.99 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!

What They’ll Get: A wellness candle, a 3 inch + ethically sourced crystal, and an intention card.

Who I’m Gifting This To: My in-laws. Both are absolutely crazy for candles and my FIL was a rockhound as a kid. The obsession never dies! I know they will love the crystal chips that float in the candle wax and the beautiful new scent each month. I plan on picking up a 3-month subscription for them, but you can choose between a monthly subscription, 3 months, 8 months, or 12 months too!

Gift It: Crystal Wellness Club doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to subscribe.

Ships to: Free shipping to the US

Want to learn more about Crystal Wellness Club? Read our Crystal Wellness Club reviews!

2. LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club

all brushes against morpheme black mailer

Cost: $19.99 per month + free shipping to the US and Canada. Sign up here!

What They’ll Get: At least $30 worth of Morphe brand brushes! You can expect between 3-8 brushes a month.

Who I’m Gifting This To: My sister-in-law. She is crazy about makeup and already loves the Morphe brand, so what better gift than new brushes each month? This sub would absolutely help her build her brush collection and I know she is getting a well-curated and thoughtful assortment of useful brushes each month.

Gift It: LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to subscribe.

Ships to: Worldwide for $4.99 or free to the US and Canada.

Want to learn more about the LiveGlam MorpheMe Brush Club? Read our MorpheMe Brush Club reviews!

3. Book of the Month

Cost: $14.99 per month with a regular subscription OR buy 3 months for $49.99, 6 months for $89.99, or 12 months for $149.99. Sign up Book of the Month!

What They’ll Get: Choice of one hardback book a month from a curated selection of 5 titles. 

Who I’m Gifting This To: My nana. She has always been a voracious reader and I think the assortment each month from this subscription would delight her! I know she will appreciate the variety and range of topics and stories and look forward to a book arriving each month.

Gift It: Pick up a Book of the Month gift certificate here

Ships to: US only, and APO/FPO addresses.

Want to learn more about Book of the Month? Read our Book of the Month reviews!

4. Skylar Scent Club

perfume and packaging

Cost: $20.00 per month + shipping cost. Sign up here!

What They’ll Get: A 10 ml rollerball of clean perfume especially created for the scent club!

Who I’m Gifting This To: My bestie Julie. She loves perfume and has been more and more interested in clean makeup and beauty options lately since she has started to show sensitivity to certain ingredients. I know she will absolutely adore this subscription because she enjoys keeping a rollerball of perfume in her purse already and appreciates unique fragrances. 

Gift It: Skylar Scent Club doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to subscribe.”

Ships to: Shipping destinations and cost for each, if known.

Want to learn more about the Skylar Scent Club? Read our Scent Club reviews!

5. Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box

Cost: $39.99 per month + free shipping. Sign up here!

What They’ll Get: A box filled with essential oils, recipes, and everything needed to create them! Expect instructions for creating everything from lip balm to candles, soaps, and beyond!

Who I’m Gifting This To: My friend Chantal is a new mom who is really into natural beauty and home products and essential oils. I think she will absolutely adore this DIY focused box complete with everything she needs to make multiple handmade items each month and I can see us completing some of the recipes together!

Gift It: Simply Earth doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to subscribe.”

Ships to: The US for free and to Canada for $9.99

Want to learn more about Simply Earth? Read our Simply Earth reviews!

6. JourneeBox

all contents

Cost: $54.99 per quarter + free US shipping. Sign up JourneeBox!

What They’ll Get: A ethically made and sourced selection of designer-produced, sustainably-made fashion, home, body, and culinary goods.

Who I’m Gifting This To: My mom. She has been low-key obsessed with this sub but rarely treats herself. She would be over the moon to receive this box each quarter and I know she will enjoy the mix of lifestyle and accessories. I think she is totally worth the splurge!

Gift It: JourneeBox doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to subscribe.”

Ships to: All 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Subscribers in Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii will be charged an $8 shipping fee. Canadian subscribers are charged $30 per box.

Want to learn more about JourneeBox? Read our JourneeBox reviews!

7. Boxwalla Beauty Box

Three Heart of Gold products in a group around Boxwalla box

Cost: $49.95 bi-monthly + free US shipping. Sign up here!

What They’ll Get: A themed and beautifully curated selection of cruelty-free, nutrient-rich beauty products.

Who I’m Gifting This To: Me! I don’t currently review this high-end beauty box, but I am going to treat myself for pure enjoyment. I am obsessed with the pricey indie brands, quality ingredients, and stellar curation. And the holidays are time for indulgence, right?

Gift It: Boxwalla doesn’t offer gift certificates or gift subscriptions, but you can purchase a prepaid subscription and ship it directly to the gift recipient. Click here to subscribe.”

Ships to: Shipping within U.S is free.Shipping to Canada is $11.95

Want to learn more about the Boxwalla Beauty Box? Read our Boxwalla Beauty reviews!

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Thanks so much for reading my gift guide! I hope it helped you find a few awesome gifts for your family and friends this year. What is on your list that you are most excited to give? Are there any other recommendations I can give?

 

Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

6 Comments

  1. 👍😍🥰🤗💙💜💜💜💙

  2. I love your picks you must be a scent loving earthy girl like I am!

    • These ideas are awesome!!!

  3. Fun list. Thanks Megan!

  4. Thanks, Megan, for the idea of using Sill instead of sending a cut flowers to someone. I also liked the way you listed out the reasons why you would gift a certain item to somebody.

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