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MonthNovember 2020

9 Natural Beauty Gifts For Your Least Toxic Friend


What’s great about gifting clean beauty products to your friends around the holidays is that it’s a two-in-one win. Not only are you giving them a face mask you can rest assured won’t break them out (because it’s made up of superfoods), but the sentiment itself says, “Thanks for being a non-toxic friend.” That’s some meaningful subliminal messaging.

If you’re looking to cross a few names off your list over the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, you’re in luck, because we have your foolproof natural-beauty gift guide ahead. Whatever your budget — and whether you’re looking for skin care, hair products, makeup, or nail polish — you’ll find a chic and conscious gift set for every single one of your supportive (and very much non-toxic) friends, ahead.

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Tata Harper Ageless Skin Set

Yes, this Tata Harper gift box is definitely a splurge, but the peptide-packed elixir and rich face cream duo will give your best friend the brightest, plumpest skin of her life, which kind of gives you lifetime clout.

Tata Harper Tata Harper Ageless Skin Set, $, available at Tata Harper

Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio

At a much lower price point, you can score this petal-pink Herbivore Botanicals trio — a rosewater face mist, body scrub, and lip balm — all of which all double as chic bathroom decor.

Herbivore Botanicals Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio, $, available at Herbivore Botanicals

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Diptyque Best of Baies Set

When she can’t get away on a trip to the great outdoors, take her there with this trio of fresh, fruity, and floral home fragrances.

Diptyque Best of Baies Set, $, available at Nordstrom

Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking Kit

A clean and hydrating hair-mask set for your friend who loves her long hair — and complaining about its split ends.

Briogeo Briogeo Merry Multi-Masking, $, available at Briogeo

Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit

You truly can’t go wrong gifting hand soap in the year 2020. When it comes in a sleek silver bottle alongside a hand cream, you’ve gone above and beyond.

Grown Alchemist Grown Alchemist Grown Alchemist Hand Care Kit, $, available at Verishop

Westman Atelier Le Box

A curated assortment of clean makeup for your friend who keeps fashion books on her coffee table and watched all of Emily in Paris in a single day.

Westman Atelier Westman Atelier Le Box, $, available at Westman Atelier

Golde Superfood Masks Kit

If she orders matcha, she’ll appreciate the green — and very Instagrammable — aesthetic of these powder-to-gel face masks packed with superfoods.

Golde Golde Superfood Masks Kit, $, available at golde

Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer Set

Everyone’s leaning into the at-home manicure this winter, which makes grabbing this 10-free polish set by Mischo Beauty — including a neutral cool pink and a high-gloss top coat — a no-brainer.

Mischo Mischo Beauty Nail Lacquer Set in Unbothered + Top Coat, $, available at Mischo

Tower 28 Mini Lip Jelly Set

Who says clean and all-natural makeup can’t be fun? This Tower28 gift set holds a Clean At Sephora label and, if you haven’t heard, the brand’s jelly lip gloss is the best around.

Tower 28 Tower 28 Juicy All The Way – Mini Lip Jelly Set, $, available at Tower 28

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These Free Holiday Workshops Will Give You The Tools You Need For A Season Unlike Any Before


Whether you’re safely celebrating the holidays with your pod or tuning into a Zoom dinner party, the holiday season in this Year Of “Things Looking Different” is going to be all about creating new memories. For some, that may mean convening with a chosen family of roommates or friends. For others, it could be re-creating nostalgic recipes from childhood.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with RITZ for a three-part virtual workshop series called From Our Table to Yours that will give you all the tools and inspiration you need to create new traditions around your own holiday table and make everyone feel welcome. The best part? It’s totally free.

First up, on November 12, Not Your Mama’s Table: a workshop that reimagines holiday entertaining in the time of COVID, from food presentation to decor ideas.

On November 19, the series continues with a Munchies Cooking Class, featuring host Farideh Sadeghin, who you’ll be cooking along with in real time.

And finally, the series closes out on December 3 with Everything On The Table, a conversation with actress, writer, producer, and director Julissa Calderon on how to handle all those inevitably tough conversations at the table.

Click here to RSVP for the workshops, so you can be prepared for whatever comes your way this holiday season.

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