2012 Gift Guide: Get Gorgeous Gifts

For gals who are looking for a little pampering—think sister, mom, daughter or best friend—we have all kinds of glamorous goods that will make her glow this holiday season.

And for the men in your life, we have a couple of ideas that are sure to up his game in the grooming department.


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Tru Bloom Made from flowers grown throughout the Chicago area, this light, floral perfume is available only in limited quantities this holiday season. $38, The Garden Shop at Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe.Moroccanoil Body Products The beloved hair care line has expanded into body products, still with the famous argan oil, and also with shea butter. Luxurious. Put together a gift package, and get a free bag. Hand Cream $29, Body Soufflé $53, Body Buff $43, Intense Hydrating Treatment  $28, Cleansing Bar $11, Teddie Kossof, Northfield.Lollia Scented Bath Products These beautifully scented products have a following among ladies who always know the right gift to bring, and we love the humor of the foaming bath packaged in a faux wine bottle! Relax Foaming bath $34, Perfumed Shower Gel $22, Shea Butter Hand Creme $24, Perfumed Soap $10, Neiman Marcus, Chicago and Northbrook Court.
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Fresh Sugar Soiree Mini Lip Collection Treat your gal to lips that are moisturized and have shine. Don’t forget the mistletoe! $65, Sephora, Northbrook Court and Westfield Old Orchard.Jo Malone Gift Set This London-based company is known for understate sophistication, from the packaging to the fragrance. Holidays bring special gift packages, so indulge in the citrusy Lime Basil & Mandarin, which works for men and women. $95, Nordstrom, Westfield Old Orchard.Laura Mercier Honey Bath The little honey dipper sold us on this moisturizing and foaming bath. You only need a little to feel luxuriously clean. $40, Bloomingdale’s, Westfield Old Orchard and Chicago.
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Bobbi Brown Bellini Lip and Eye PaletteOne of our favorite makeup lines always puts together clever gift palettes that you might not be able to part with—so get one as a gift and get one to keep. $75, bluemercury, Lake Forest.Trish McEvoy Effortless Beauty Deluxe Travel Brush Set Once you’ve used a perfect brush, you never go back, so this set makes it easy to take brushes with you, and the chic case even has room for travel-size cosmetics. $135, bluemercury, Lake Forest.ghd Midnight Deluxe The stylists at Teddie Kossof swear by ghd tools, and this deluxe gift set includes a blow dryer and flat iron. So if you’ve got a gal who’s hard on her hair, you know what to get her. $225, Teddie Kossof, Northfield.


Stocking Stuffers

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Pure Illumination This lip gloss is for the girl who loves to go out at night—it comes with its own built-in LED light and mirror. $20, Raven and Dove, Wilmette.Opi The Top Ten The top 10 selling colors of the year in a mini-bottle collection. Change your mind, change your color. $25, Teddie Kossof, Northfield.


For Men

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Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set The 160-year-old apothecary brand is frou-frou-less, which appeals to men, and the products work, which should appeal to you. A smoother cheek to nuzzle. Includes face wash, brushless shaving cream, moisturizer, hand salve and body scrub soap. $58 ($80 value), bluemercury, Lake Forest.Eight & Bob Eau de Toilette Discovered by John F. Kennedy as a student traveling in Paris, this scent was smuggled out of France in books to evade the Nazis. For a man who loves a good story as much as a good scent. $195, Neiman Marcus.


See the rest of our gift guide here.