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Spread Holiday Cheer

Budget friendly gifts for that special someone

fashion141Christmas is meant to be shared, but there’s no need to break the bank.  Here’s a handful of Holiday gifts for 2016. We’ve got something for everyone— the fitness obsessed hottie, the cool cat, the posh pampering lover and the sophisticated stud.

BIRCHBOX FOR MEN

Customized for that sophisticated stud, the Birchbox for Men ($20 a month/$99 for 6 months) is the gift that keeps on giving.  Since no two guys are alike each Birchbox is tailored to suit one’s personal style.  The box features a range of top-shelf grooming samples— from daily moisturizers to classic pomades— plus a full-size product like a gadget, bar tool or stylish accessory.  Its beauty made easy and delivered right to one’s front door!  Available at birchbox.com

ARDENCY INN BEST OF EYES

Ardency Inn’s Best of Eyes ($39) holiday kit is the perfect gift with four must-have products.  This kit encompasses: Modster Big instant lash enhancing mascara boosted with hemp protein for longer, thicker lashes; Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner, a creamy waterproof eyeliner supercharged with pure pigments in a rich matte black; Punker Rock On Waterproof Liquid Liner, an easy to apply and longwearing ultra-deep black liquid liner; and Modster Manuka Honey Enriched Pigments’ rose eyeshadow.  Available at ardencyinn.com

ALPHA INDUSTRIES JACKET

Alpha Industries ($150) mid-weight nylon fighter jacket was the first military jacket to cross over into civilian fashion.  The MA-1 Flight Jacket sports knit cuffs, a knit collar and waistband, as well as a strong front zipper with storm flap for warmth. The jackets are fully reversible to bright orange and are imperative for a “cool” Holiday look.  Available at alphaindustries.com

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS LIP DUO

This Holiday season, give your friends and family— and yourself— the gift of a perfectly defined pout!  The 100% Vegan Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Duo ($24) sets come in four variations, and feature both a full-sized Lip Tar and full-sized Cosmetic Colour Pencil!  Available at occmakeup.com.

SKINN COSMETICS BODY TRIO

Good things do come in threes!  Gift an ultra-relaxing and hydrating experience this holiday season with Skinn Cosmetics’ Amour Body Trio ($61).  The Amour Body Trio includes a Body Wash, a Sugar & Shea Butter Body Polish and a Moisturizing Body Souffle.  With a rich and concentrated blend of probiotics, rice protein, vitamins, fruit butters and oils, your skin will thank you for a refreshing and rejuvenating experience. Available at skinn.com

WE ARE HANDSOME

Inspired by the lunar-like Pinnacles, one of Australia’s most unique landmarks, deep in Western Australia, We Are Handsome’s newest active collection, Heat Seven ($51 – $216), is as intense as its desert-like background – iconic, fierce and mesmerizing.  Available at wearehandsome.com.