Without a doubt the holidays are my favourite time of year. I love a chance to give a gift – especially when it is easy to find a thoughtful present for that special someone. Whether its for the office secret Santa or a little something for a stocking, here are JoyVIVA’s picks for everyone in your life – all under $20!
For the weekend warrior
Tucking this little tube in your favourite athlete’s stocking could help them step up their performance to the next level. Precision Hydration 500 is designed for training athletes with typical sweat loss. This sodium rich electrolyte tablet has been formulated to help absorb and retain fluids. Its designed to be used while active and is formulated to be easy on the stomach.
For the traveller
Spoil your intrepid traveller with Antipodes Anti-Aging duo. These minis are a perfect introduction to Joyous Night Replenishing Serum and Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. The pair are scientifically validated Antipodes anti-aging products and the ideal travel companions. Restore and replenish while away from home.
For the commuter
A thoughtful gift for someone always on the road is the Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Car Diffuser. Duck out of daily traffic and into a centring calm with their favourite essential oils. The low-voltage diffuser uses a car’s lighter outlet to gently disperse scents. Start the day with energizing blends or end the day with a calming mix.
For those that love details
Isn’t there a saying: How many nailpolishes does a girl need? One more. Maybe that was about shoes or handbags… either way Butter London Cosmetics Nail Lacquer has over 100 luxury shades all without eight nasty additives. (That means no formaldehyde, no formaldehyde resin, no DBP, No toluene, no camphor, no ethyl tosylamide, no xylene, and no TPHP!) Instead think vitamins & nutrients to help support nail strength. Our picks for holidays 2017: Hail the Queen – shimmering holographic beige and for New Years sparkle Disco Nap.
For the young or young-at-heart
Show someone they are worth the best. The Glo Skin Beauty Cream Glaze Crayon is the perfect introduction to quality makeup. This convenient pencil, gloss and lipstick combination glides on effortlessly and provides smooth, rich colour with a high gloss finish. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamins C and E, as well as conditioning mango oil and shea butter for nourishing protection this is a great example of a luxury product at little more than a drugstore price.
For those that love the outdoors
All that adventuring and play outdoors can do a number on your skin, leaving it dry and damaged. Whether the salty surf or wind burn from the latest high alpine line, our skin pays the price for adventure. The Marula Skincare Oil Rollerball is a naturally soothing treatment that provides intense hydration, protection, and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for soft, radiant skin.
For a pampering night in
A restful night can help recharge your skin just as much as it restores your body. While you sleep the Maskeraide Beauty Restore Facial Sheet Mask uses Argan oil, super fruit extracts, green algae and Vitamin E to restore, regenerate and repair your skin leaving it silky, smooth and supple by morning. The cooling effect of the mask helps to relax facial muscles easing the signs of stress and fatigue, while natural lavender oil relaxes your body and mind.
For the midday break
If you have a tea lover on your list Pukka Mint Refresh is the perfect antidote to the midday grind. Its soothing peppermint and calming sweet fennel will help centre and balance. A warm cup will help prepare you for the rest of the day.
For the perfectionist
There is no point watching YouTube tutorials or tracking down the perfect eyeliner if you end up looking more like the morning after than red carpet ready. Shadow Shields have been sneaking on to must-have lists from celebrity makeup artists. The small disposable half-moons will protect you from eyeshadow fallout. Slip this into a stocking and save your friend time and frustration with this secret weapon.
For the spin class regular
Every cyclist – whether road, mountain or indoor – knows that it is all about the socks. You may have a decked out kit but unless you have a stepped up your sock game there is no point debuting a new look. Cycling socks are a playful way to show off your style while staying true to your club kit.
The old Christmas fall back can brighten the step of anyone on the way to their morning spin class. For all the bros – check out Sombrio’s Stomp Socks – with a cool pattern sort of like a topographical map. For all the lovely ladies – check out Sombrio’s Azuri or Sugoi’s RSR Quarter.