Downtown Gift Guide: 6 Items To Help Make Someone Feel Great

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As Black Friday is just a few days away, there is still plenty of time for some gift-planning for the upcoming holiday season. Below are six gift suggestions from Downtown to help someone in your life feel great.

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1) H2O+

H2O+ Beauty is known for its water-based skin care formulas, combining natural resources and advanced skin care technology. In time for the holidays, H2O+ has created a handful of holiday gift sets worth considering. The Glow Factor set carries a $58 value — yet a $45 retail price — and includes 8 ounces of Sea Salt Body Butter, 12.2 ounces of Sea Salt Body Wash, and 4 ounces of Sea Salt Body Glass. Those preferring milk to sea salt ought to appreciate the Luxe It Up set, as featuring Milk Body Butter, Milk Body Wash, and Specialty Care Hand & Nail Cream.

2) Sleep Easily

Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t always an easy thing to do. Fortunately, a product like Sleep Easily exists, providing a chemical-free sleep solution that fits in the palm of your hand. Developed by psychotherapist Dr. Richard Shane, Sleep Easily is a mini audio player which walks users through five physical triggers to get them to sleep immediately. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for under $100, a fraction of what multiple sessions with a specialist would cost.

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3) Yes To

Yes To is a global leader in natural beauty products, as sold in over 20,000 stores around the world. One thing that makes Yes To different from other brands is that its products are not only natural, but also made with fruits and vegetables. Perfect for traveling, Yes To makes single-use, detoxifying Holiday Paper Masks. For your home, Yes To now produces Liquid Hand Soaps, and its PrimRose Oil Coriander variety is both hydrating and wonderfully-scented.

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4) Kiehl’s

Since 1851, the East Village-based Kiehl’s has been producing top-tier cosmetic products. As part of a partnership with FAILE — the Brooklyn-based artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller — Kiehl’s has produced a limited-edition gift set. For $45, customers will not only get a set of hydration essentials including Creme de Corps, Ultra Facial Cream, Daily Reviving Concentrate, and a FAILE sticker, but also the satisfaction of knowing that their $45 went towards purchasing 415 meals via Kiehl’s collaboration with Feeding America.

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5) Scent Trunk

There is a subscription service out there for nearly everything imaginable, but until discovering Scent Trunk, I had never heard of a subscription fragrance company. Those interested in trying out Scent Trunk can purchase a “Fit Kit” for the cost of shipping and receive an at-home try-on kit complete with six samples of the most polarizing base notes, helping to introduce users to their pheromonal senses. From there, Scent Trunk can send you a fragrance akin to your preferences.

6) EOS

The brand name of “eos” is an abbreviation which stands for “evolution of smooth,” so it is not surprising that eos has celebrity fans in Britney Spears, Hilary Duff, and Ashley Benson. For the 2016 holiday season, eos is offering a limited-edition collection of flavored lip balms. The holiday three-pack includes Honey Apple, Wildberry and Passion Fruit, while the two-pack includes Vanilla Bean and Winterberry.