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December 10, 2012

Classic Gifts for Classy People

I had so much fun sharing my holiday picks with Birchbox readers, who have impeccable taste. Another fool-proof present? A Birchbox subscription, which start at just 10 dollars. There’s even a box for the boys filled with grooming essentials even Mr. Bets couldn’t resist. –Bets

1. Paper goods run a close second to beauty products in my world, and no one does them prettier than Sugar Paper. Plus, any excuse to combine stripes, bows and gold foil. 2. We are an old-school whiskey drinking family—mint juleps in the summer and manhattans in the winter. Bulleit is the best. 3. More stripes and gold foil! I can’t get enough. And what girl wouldn’t want this French votive on her desk or vanity? 4. Pop these wooden toothbrushes in your weekender for a hostess gift, or hand them out to your own overnight guests. 5. My brother is getting this felt wallet for Christmas. Like his Minnesota-raised sister, he has a thing for heritage design with a North Woods vibe. 6. Best. Hand cream. Ever. Rodin Olio Lusso Crema is as rich as its price tag yet miraculously non-greasy. 7. A rose body oil by any other name would not smell this real. It’s as gorgeous and natural as everything else in One Love Organics’ life-changing line. 8. Speaking of life-changing: J.Crew vintage pajama sets are the best gift I’ve ever received. This year I’m asking Santa for the short-sleeved version. 9. No style blogger can seem to get enough of Clare Vivier clutches or her use of neon with soft, neutral leathers.  10. There’s something incredible satisfying about scribbling on a thick, white notepad. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t ooh and ahh over my stack of them, from Russell + Hazel.

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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