The Coolest Gifts For Your "My Body's A Temple" Friend
Everyone has that one friend who ducks out early on Friday nights so she can be up Vinyasa slaying the next morning. You know who we're talking about. She loves athleisure and definitely has been telling you all about wellness since before it was a thing. She's the friend who inspires you to maybe be a teensy bit more conscious of your health. (You have to admit, that organic lip balm you "borrowed" from her bag is pretty nice.) And for all this, you owe her a big, warm thanks.
But finding a great gift for her during the holidays can get a little tricky — gift giving in general can get tricky. You want to make sure you buy something the recipient will actually enjoy, but as useful as gift cards are, you also want the present to feel personal.
That's where we come in. We've done the hard work for you by partnering with Sephora to bring you gift ideas for your wellness-obsessed bestie. Brighten her life — and her everyday routine — with these thoughtful items. She'll love them all, because they're both good for you and fun to use. After all, why should you have to sacrifice one for the other?
Brightness In A Box
Her future is bright! Literally. With this limited-edition trio (exclusive to Sephora) of radiance-boosting formulas, you're giving the gift of glowing skin. It includes the brand's Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, which gently exfoliates, along with CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, which is packed with antioxidants to even out skin tone. Finally, Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream pulls double duty to deeply hydrate skin and lighten dark spots.
Hourglass's Ambient Strobe Light highlighters are cult faves for a reason. And in this palette, a limited edition, you also get you three different tones: Absolute Strobe Light (soft, pearly pink), Pure Strobe Light (pale gold), and Lucent Strobe Light (rose gold). They give skin an unreal, luminescent look that puts any filter to shame.
Brilliant Tea Accessory
So your BFF loves loose tea, huh? This infuser is not only adorable, but it also comes with a matching stand to catch any drips once you're done steeping.
After working out, what's better than taking a refreshing shower and drinking a ton of water? This skin-care set is basically the equivalent of that for your face. It's packed with essentials like the LUNA Mini 2 face-cleansing brush, which gently removes makeup and grime; Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel; Tarte Brighter Days Highlighting Moisturizer; and Tarte Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost.
Whether or not your friend has a green thumb, succulents are notoriously tough to kill and famously popular as home decor items. Native to Central and South America, this particular plant is super low-maintenance and will give a little green to her home.
This post is sponsored by Sephora.
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