Travel Beauty :: Holiday Gift Guide

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{Editor’s Note: It's been a busy fall at Trip Styler HQ, gallivanting to SF, LA, Palm Springs, NYC, Dallas, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire. Now we need a rest---believe it or not, we work just as much on the road as we do at home! On December 24th we'll be taking some time off and be back with regular posts Monday, January 9th. Merry Christmas and see you in 2012!}

Here's a handpicked list of my favorite beauty gifts this season, all which are sure to make any beauty buff extremely happy!

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1/ Chantecaille Aromacologie Starter Set, $185 This ultra-luxurious brand, founded by NYC-based French mother-daughter duo Sylvie and Olivia Chantecaille, is a favorite of beauty editors and celebrities alike. Their products not only look gorgeous, but smell amazing, feel wonderful and make your skin glow. This beautiful set comes in a pale pink faux-croc travel bag and includes anti-aging and anti-inflammatory cleanser, toner, moisturizer and serum made with natural ingredients.

2/ L'Artisan Parfumeur Amber Ball {Medium size}, $140 This is one of the most beautiful and unique gift ideas I've come across. This gorgeous handcrafted terracotta ball is a piece of art in itself, but also holds a solid amber room fragrance that slowly releases a warm, exotic amber scent over time and is magnified by heat. Each ball is handmade in Northern France in the small town of l'Oise by a mother-daughter team of artisans---no one ball is alike. Packaged in a black box with pretty tissue, this makes a very special gift that keeps on giving!

3/ Juicy Couture Spray Pen Set, $35 I'm a huge fan of Juicy Couture scents and this adorable gift set would make me very happy! Perfect for travel, this set includes three popular 0.33oz Juicy Couture fragrances: Juicy Couture, Viva La Juicy {my fave} and Couture Couture. Stuff a stocking with this trio or treat yourself and take it on vacation to smell decadent and delicious!

4/ Ut Olet Vinum Wine Fragrance Diffusers, $60 Blended with aromas of Italian wine, this set of 7 chic diffusers are handmade in Italy. Perfect for the wine connoisseur, each diffuser contains grapes found in the Piedmont area of Western Italy and has fruity notes of mandarin, vanilla, violet, rosewood, musk and sandalwood.

5/ Lancôme Juicy Tubes Dazzling Gift Set, $29.50 or Nordstrom Stores Nothing gets lips glossier, sexier and more dazzling than Juicy Tubes. This fun set of 6 sheer glosses includes shades for all occasions, from glamorous hot pink for holiday parties to everyday neutral beige.

PS - Want more travel beauty gift ideas? Check out last year's holiday beauty gift guide as well as this year's Cool Christmas Finds for Travelers!

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