Friday’s Favorite Products: Gorgeous Holiday Gifts
Check out the fitness, nutrition and life balance products that are getting us in the holiday spirit.
You Can Take it With You
The tiny, portable Jambox speaker from Jawbone delivers big, rich sound in a neat wireless package. Superb high and low frequencies produce quality conference calls and all-night music mix-a-thons alike. More than 100 color combinations available. $200 from www.jawbone.com.
This deluxe gift set from Kahina Giving Beauty includes the company’s best-selling argan oil, eye cream and antioxidant mask. The oil comes from women’s cooperatives in Morocco, and the company donates 25 percent of profits to education programs in the community. $145 from www.kahina-givingbeauty.com.
As with snowflakes, no two of these “up-cycled” scarves are alike. Hand-stitched in India from the remnants of colorful silk saris, these scarves make an elegant headwrap or shawl. They’re also the perfect gift for your favorite vegan yogi: Uncommon Goods sells only recycled wares while avoiding all leather, feathers or fur. Scarves are $48 each from www.uncommongoods.com.
This line of Ayurvedic skincare was designed by its namesake, Pratima Raichur. She uses high-quality plant ingredients (rose petals, mint, healing Ayurvedic herbs), glass packaging and no harmful synthetics. $14–$52 from www.pratimaskincare.com.
Out of the Shell
Cracking whole nuts is a pleasing kind of party entertainment — and it has other benefits. Since shelled nuts quickly lose some of their flavor, cracking your own allows you to experience the uniquely chewy delights of fresh nutmeats. This sturdy Drosselmeyer nutcracker is named after the famous godfather in Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet. Find vendors at www.drosselmeyerusa.com. About $40.