• Susette Andaya-Gomez

5 Bath & Beauty Essentials Perfect for Gift Giving!

The holidays are just around the corner, and we’re here to help you get ahead of the shopping frenzy with these bath & beauty gift ideas (for yourself and others) – all from brands that do their part and give back. Now that’s what we call a win-win. Happy shopping!


1) Benefit Cosmetics

Benefit Cosmetics Hot for the Holidays Makeup Gift Set

This San Francisco based makeup brand has some of the cutest packaging we’ve seen in a while, making any of their products the perfect stocking stuffer or bling-bling gift under the tree.


“We believe that laughter is the best cosmetic. We’re not only in the makeup business...we’re in the feelgood business. Why? Because when we are laughing & having fun, that's when we are at our most beautiful.” ~ Benefit Cosmetics


Why you’ll love them: Benefit Cosmetics is part of the Bold is Beautiful Project which partners with local charities around the world to foster women's empowerment through education, access to wellness, and financial self-sufficiency. Their charity partnerships include Girls Inc., Dress for Success, Step Up, The Princess Project and Planned Parenthood. To date, they have raised more than $21 million worldwide.


What to buy: The Hot for the Holidays set makes for the perfect gift with its oh-so-fun packaging and some of our favorite products: the POREfessional smoothing face primer, the Hoola Matte Bronzer, and the Roller Lash super-curling and lifting mascara. Need more gift ideas? Take a look at their entire Holiday Collection. 💡 Winni Tip… Sign up to receive their emails and receive a promo code to save 10%. Plus, you’ll also get exclusive access to new products, promos, and more!

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2) BondiBoost (haircare)


BondiBoost is perfect for every woman and even the men on your gifting list (because guys like having nice hair too 😊). This haircare system is like nothing you have tried before. These vegan-friendly and cruelty-free haircare products are free from silicone, parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, palm oil, phthalates, and drying alcohols! Need we say more?

Bondi Boost Haircare Healthy Hair Starter System

Why you’ll love them: BondiBoost donates $1 of every purchase to Zambi Wildlife retreat, a not-for-profit organization that provides care for rescued, surrendered, and injured wildlife.


They also have a partnership with The Children's Hospital at Westmead and Mettle Women Inc, an organization supporting women escaping dangerous situations. This is truly haircare that cares.


What to buy: The Healthy Hair Starter line is a great line to start with. And trust me when I say that whoever you gift this to will be thanking you for months to come. For more specific haircare needs, check out their Thickening & Volume line and the Damaged & Dry Hair line. You really can’t go wrong with any of these.


💡 Winni Tip…The BoondiBoost Black Friday Sale has launched! Use promo code BF30 and save 30% on your next purchase. Sale ends soon.


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3) Tarte Cosmetics


There are nearly 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste in the world. That’s why it’s so important each of us do our part. Tarte Cosmetics is on a mission to help consumers reduce, reuse, and recycle their cosmetics packaging. So, we had to include them in this list.


Why you’ll love them: Tarte products are made with naturally-derived ingredients that are good for you & the environment. They are female-founded, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. Tarte also supports causes like female empowerment, equality, anti-bullying, animal rescue, environmental conservancy & disaster relief through their heart to tarte™ program.

What to buy: I’m obsessed with their leave your mark eyeshadow palette which is filled with good-vibes only shades like “grace, speak up, encourage, shake it off, respect and role model.” Now who says you can’t give yourself or gift your bestie a pep-talk while applying makeup? Check out these best sellers for more giftable ideas.


💡 Winni Tip…Sign up for Tarte emails and receive a promo code to save 15% on your next purchase. Plus, get FREE Shipping and your items by Dec. 24th when you place your online order by Dec. 13th. Happy shopping!

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4) Clearly Balanced Days


If you’re looking for one of the hottest gifts to give this year, look no further. CBD products are where it’s at. Because let’s be honest, we could all benefit from having more balanced days. 😉With a complete line of products for people & pets, Clearly Balanced Days has something for everyone on your holiday gifting list.

Why you’ll love them: Giving back is in their DNA. Clearly Balanced Days raises funds for programs supporting suicide awareness, prevention and mental health in memory of the founder’s son who lost his battle to depression.


Plus, this female-founded, zero-THC CBD wellness company is cruelty-free, and we love that they not only provide some of the best CBD products available, but that they also focus on education. The FAQ’s section of their website is filled with information about CBD and how the endocannabinoid system works in our bodies.

Clearly Balanced Days CBD Bath Bombs 3-Pack

What to buy: There are so many perfect stocking stuffers, you’ll find it hard to pick just one. We recommend the Fizzy Disc Bath Bombs, the Mani/Pedi Fizzies (these are such an affordable luxury), and the CBD Curiosity Bundle, which is great for anyone new to CBD products.


💡 Winni Tip…Use promo code three4all and save 30% on all orders over $30 (valid from 11/14-11/26 only and excludes sale products).


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5) IT Cosmetics


This skin-friendly and PETA-certified 100% cruelty-free cosmetic brand has one of the best CC creams in the market if we do say so ourselves. They are perfect stocking stuffer and are free from parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.


Why you’ll love them: Through their partnership with global nonprofit, Kiva, IT Cosmetics helps women close the economic gap by funding community-sourced loans. They also have a charitable partnership with Look Good Feel Better® where IT Cosmetics has donated more than $40 million in products to support the foundations mission of helping women face the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment with confidence.


IT Cosmetics 12 Days of Confidence Beauty Advent Calendar

What to buy: Get your hands on their award-winning CC creams, or check out the limited edition 12 Days of Confidence Beauty Advent Calendar (now on sale) which includes 12 essentials for eyes, lips and the face.

💡 Winni Tip…For a limited time only, get a FREE Confidence Travel Skincare Set + Tote with orders of $65+. No code needed. While supplies last.


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