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Give the Gift of Cheer: Fun, Festive Gift Ideas

  • Courtesy of Too Faced

    Touch (Up) and Go

    Looking good for a selfie is a cinch with the Too Faced Jingle All the Way Pop-Out Makeup Palette. Get a quick touch-up with 11 eyeshadows, blush, and bronzer — and then snap the palette out to use the limited-edition iPhone 5 case, designed by celebrity decorator Mary McDonald.


  • Courtesy of Target

    Send a Message

    The Target Bronze Vintage Tin Marquee Sign is an easy way to help a friend decorate for the holidays without resorting to hours of Pinterest crafts that look way better online than in person.


  • Courtesy of Julep

    Stay Shiny and Bright

    Add a little sparkle to someone's season with the Julep Halo Gloss Set. Two shimmer lipglosses are tucked away in this festive ornament.


  • Courtesy of Philosophy

    Cookie Swap

    Skip the mess in the kitchen and bring Philosophy the Cookie Exchange to your work holiday party. Each tin comes with shampoo (it smells like sugar cookies and frosting!), bath gel, lotion, and lipgloss so the lucky recipient can indulge without those pesky calories.


  • Tastier Than Tinsel

    Packing up the Christmas tree just got a lot faster with the Baking for Good Snapshot Ornament Cookies. Turn unforgettable vacation views, Instagram shots, and cute puppy pics into memorable — and edible — treats. Bonus: 15 percent of net proceeds from each purchase go toward a cause of your choice.

    $40 per dozen,

  • Courtesy of Mudpie

    In Good Spirits

    The Mudpie Holiday Workout Coasters follow a how-to plan that not many pals will argue with.


  • Courtesy of Minted

    Wrap It Up

    Going the homemade route this year? Whip up a batch of your famous cookies and wrap them in a tin with Minted Personalized Wrapping Paper that has your recipe printed on the outside. It really is the gift that keeps giving!

    Originally published on, October 2013.

    $15 for five 20-x-28-inch sheets,