Friday, November 24, 2017

2017 Holiday Gift Guide From The Makeup Examiner


Each year, our team curates a Holiday Gift Guide that generally sticks to beauty and grooming. Well this year, at the suggestion of one of our brightest TME Team members, we’ve hopped right out of our lane and decided to drive on a road that would be more reflective of everyone’s interests.

As we began to cultivate The Makeup Examiner Holiday Gift Guide 2017, we thought back upon our summer travels -- the unique crafts lovingly designed and the essence of this season began to manifest. Finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list will always bring about some degree of stress but if you go into this with a plan, you can’t go wrong. Whether the gift is for your partner, an unexpected guest or a hostess gift, Team TME has suggestions for all that will leave everyone feeling good this holiday season. Peruse through our list and find the perfect gift for everyone on yours!


Home Living

  • Bose Wave SoundTouch Music System IV ($540): CDs. FM/AM radio. System packages add more playing options with music from your iPod plus Internet stations and play lists from your computer, smartphone, tablet or any Bluetooth device.
  • Bath Master Steam Shower Enclosure Room Spa Whirlpool Touch Screen ($1750): 6 jet amazing Whirlpool System, head rest and remote control put this home spa steam shower in the must have category for home luxury living.
  • Waring Popcorn Maker with Melting Station ($235): Make up to 20 cups of irresistible popcorn—and your favorite melted topping—in minutes with Waring’s foolproof popper. A motorized stirrer keeps the corn in motion, so every kernel pops to fluffy, crisp-tender perfection, while the built-in warming pot heats up butter, chocolate or caramel for drizzling on top.
  • Keurig K575 Plus Brewing System ($180): The Keurig K575 Coffee Maker is the ultimate Keurig brewer. The extra-large color touch screen makes it easy to brew the perfect cup, mug, or carafe, and there is a separate setting for specialty beverages such as hot cocoa, chai, and mochas. It utilizes interactive technology to recognize the inserted Keurig pod and optimize to the recommended, customized setting for that particular beverage.
  • Cuisinart’s Chef’s Convection Oven ($259): boasts 15 cooking functions and offers special settings for speed convection, sandwiches and bagels. Heating power of 1875 watts provides quick heat up time, precise temperature and perfect results every time.
  • Waring Breakfast Express Belgian Waffle & Omelet Maker ($99): A delicious breakfast for two will be available in minutes. Featuring 1400 watts of power, the Breakfast Express is also great for preparing pancakes, frittatas, fried eggs, English muffins and more.
  • Waring Juice Extractor ($140): The Brushed Stainless Steel Juice Extractor easily makes fresh, pure vegetable and fruit juices at home to aid in a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle. The Juice Extractor includes a 32-oz. brushed stainless steel juice cup an extra-wide 3-inch feed chute.



Gifts For Her

  • Royal Silk Scarf ($95): Woven by villagers in Vietnam, this smooth, silk scarf is an excellent addition to any fashionista’s wardrobe. Also featured as a handcrafted gift in the World Vision Gift Catalog, this fashion item is a gift that keeps on giving.
  • Globe-Trotter Moneypenny Navy Tote ($2,210): Handmade in England from the finest navy and black leather, the tote bag features a navy herringbone lining on the inside along with a zipped compartment and a slip pocket.
  • Artis Elite Mirror Collection White Velvet 10-Brush Set ($360): This luxury limited-edition makeup brush set, just in time for the holidays, is sure to be everyone’s list! From Artis’ CosmeFibre technology and an ergonomic handle to the upscale aesthetic design. This stunning 10-Brush Set comes encased in an equally stunning white velvet magnetic closure box.
  • Spongelle Spongetté Trio ($25): Infused Spongettés are perfect for holiday travel, or to take to the gym. With Extracts of Yuzu, Edelweiss, and Vetiver these are a luxurious treat for her.
  • Ayres Beauty Travel Kit ($38.50): The best of Ayres in travel size for when you tell her that you’ve booked Four Season Private Jet Journeys. This set includes 3 Bar Soaps, 3 Shower Creams and 3 Body Butters that offer the perfect sampling of Ayres’ signature collections.
  • FOREO DREAM TEAM+ ($144) Perfection is within your reach when you’ve got the DREAM TEAM+ on your side! Ideal as a gift it lets you achieve the clear skin and brighter smile of your dreams with LUNA play plus face brush, ISSA electric toothbrush and DAY and NIGHT Cleansers – so don’t get caught snoozing.



Gifts For Him

  • Harry’s Winter Winston Shave Bundle ($60 - $75): This holiday set includes a Limited-Edition Copper Handle Winston Razor, 3 Blade Cartridges, Foaming Shave Gel and Travel Blade Cover, Razor Stand and Dopp Kit. Both the Limited-Edition Winton Razor and Razor Stand can be engraved with up to three letters.
  • Bespoke Post ($45 per month): Give the guy in your life a curated “box of amazing”. Each themed monthly box can include anything from men's lifestyle gear to tools and ties to cigars and more.
  • Palo Santo Limited-Edition Cologne ($110 - 2 fl oz): With deep smoky woodnotes, a hint of suede and sweetness this fragrance is bold and intriguing. Palo Santo evokes the spirit of Los Angeles and Palo Santo is available in a travel size.
  • The Ultimate Cigar Book” ($22): From Cuba to the Dominican Republic to Jamaica to Honduras to Nicaragua to Mexico, South America, the Philippines, Europe, and China, The Ultimate Cigar Book is the most complete, factual, and up-to-date book for the cigar smoker or for those who just want to learn more about the fascinating and popular world of cigar smoking.
  • UAG iPhone Case ($35): Featuring an amour shell and an impact resistant core with lightweight construction. UAG’s case also offers up over sized tactical buttons, easy access ports and meets military drop-test standards.
  • DZR Minna Trainers ($109): The Minna was named in honor of DZR’s showrooms grand, gritty alley in San Francisco. With graphics designed by local artist and DJ, Jeremiah Ball, the Minna is a collaborative effort of urban style and pure performance.
  • Showers Pass Reflective Torch Socks ($17.95): The Showers Pass Torch Socks feature the cutting edge in 3M Scotchlight Reflective Material coating technology that offers 4-way stretch for comfort and durability with 500 candle power reflectivity.
  • Spongellé Men's Super Buffer ($18): Offered in an invigorating scent of Verbena Absolute, this has a built in body wash. Enriched with hydrating coconut oil and a blend of energizing extracts, the Men's Super Buffer will help your skin feel smooth and clean after a long day at the office.



Host/Hostess Gifts

  • Teeling Whiskey Co ($24): The Teeling Trinity Pack is a set of three-5cl Irish whiskey’s by Teeling. This set contains the: Single Grain, Small Batch and Single Malt.
  • Drinking the Devil's Acre” ($24.95): With twenty-five iconic cocktail recipes made famous by San Francisco and accompanied by an additional 45 recipes that show the evolution of these classic elixirs and history of this beloved city.
  • Ayres Energizing Scented Candle ($35): An invigorating splash of lime and mint is perfectly complemented by a fresh breeze of thyme. This energizing candle will lift your spirit and refresh your soul.
  • Exotic Angels Joy Globe ($7.98): Low maintenance Air Plants are tucked inside these sparkly spheres making them a stylish way to bring the outside in this holiday season.
  • Chando Porcelain FragranceDiffuser ($88): The Urban Collection diffuser has a simple, mature fragrance and a gorgeous porcelain casing that fits in with any décor.
  • Teavana Artisanal Brewing Collection Kit ($69): Everything you need to brew the perfect cup of tea. Includes our 16oz Perfectea Maker, 16 oz of Perfectea Rock Sugar, a Perfectea spoon, 4 exclusive airtight reusable tea tins, and 4 of Teavana’s most popular teas.
  • Teavana Mayu Cast Iron Teapot ($99): Designed by renowned industrial designer Ken Okuyama, this sleek teapot features an aluminum alloy handle that represents the shape of a katana — the Japanese samurai sword. Handcrafted in cast iron for excellent heat retention, with a spout that’s ideally shaped to prevent drips after pouring.
  • Noble Nutcracker Petite Caramel Apple Gift Set ($42): This delicious holiday gift from comes with four juicy dipped apples and packaged in festive nutcracker-themed gift boxes.
  • 2012 Leviathan ($48): A beastly red blend with dense berry fruits, licorice and bittersweet chocolate notes, with hints of coffee and peppery spice. This red is balanced with bright acidity and prominent oak. Blended with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah from vineyards in and around Napa, this wine is never blended the same way twice.
  • 2012 Luce della Vite ($120): Began as a partnership between Napa legend Robert Mondavi and Vittoro Frescobaldi, of the historic Marchese d’ Frescobaldi family empire of Tuscany, when they decided to combine forces to make an innovative New World wine in an Old World setting. Translating to “Light of Life” and touting an intricate projection of sunlight on its label, there’s truly no better wine for a season that celebrates Lights.

Please note, some prices will vary due to Black Friday Sales! *While all items are courtesy of referenced brands, this has never influenced our decision to include said brands in any post or promotional format – as always we take great pride in our ability to always remain neutral and unbiased for our readers!


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