Whether you’re buying for your bestie, your beau, or yourself, these beauty and grooming gifts are all perfect pampering choices. Bonus: All of these picks are from Indiana-area businesses that are at least co-owned by women.
Handmade by Melissa Wrin in Fishers with all-natural, organic ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and beeswax, these adorable lotion bars from Sweet Melissa Honey & Hive are available in festive shapes like a gingerbread boy, Santa, and the Star of David. To use, just glide the bar across your skin, and it will moisturize hands, heels, and elbows with ease.
Holiday lotion bars, $10-$12 at BeeSweetMelissa.com.
Pam Rodgers recently launched the 2021 holiday collection of her Stella Chroma nail lacquer, and she describes the line as “Vintage Holiday Glam.” You can opt for a single shade like “Tangled Tinsel,” or splurge on the entire 5-piece set of polishes.
Holiday nail lacquer, $11-$57 at StellaChroma.com.
You may want to keep this one for yourself: Ope Ojo, the creator of ORIRE Organics, has come up with a luxurious gift-wrapped set of pampering items including a trio of bath steamers, 4 ounces of a natural clay face mask, a bath bomb, relaxing bath salts, and two scented soy tea light candles.
“Spa Get Away” gift set, $33.99 at OrireOrganics.com.
The husband-and-wife team behind Dr. Doug’s Balms has created an all-natural lip balm that will soothe even the driest of winter lips. Their “Lip Logic + Clear Zinc” version also adds naturally protective zinc oxide to help protect your pucker from the sun.
“Lip Logic + Clear Zinc” lip balm, $12 at DrDougsBalms.com.
Granola Girl Skincare has an array of plant-based, natural offerings, but their seasonal bar soaps are especially on-point for gifting. The unisex “Forest” bar features hints of lime, juniper, and fir, and is adorned with olive leaves on top. Owner J.D. Grove makes everything in an interactive soap lab in Greencastle, where you can also stop in to create your own bath goodies.
Forest bar soap, $7.50 at GranolaGirlSkincare.com.
Stephanie Groves is a freelance writer in Indianapolis who loves buying new nail polishes, but never gets around to putting them on.
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