Posted by: Cole's Salon
When it comes to the holidays, we love traditions, warm cups of cozy and all of our favorite products packaged together—just waiting for a bow and a gift tag!
While the holidays might look a little different this year, we can still honor and adapt our traditions to show our loved ones how much we care. Start planning your holiday gift list with these suggestions from our Cole’s brand partners! And as a bonus, enjoy learning about their (pre-COVID) holiday traditions.
It’s about to be the most wonderful time of the year….
This year, I am obsessed with Oribe’s Gold Lust Collection. It features our restorative (and best-selling) Gold Lust Shampoo, Gold Lust Conditioner and Gold Lust Hair Oil. Regularly, these three items would cost $139, but the set is priced at $115. Additionally, I’m proud to share that all of Oribe’s 2020 holiday packaging is made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and biodegradable plant fiber.
My favorite holiday tradition: A favorite tradition of mine is a holiday dinner we plan for our closest friends. It’s always in mid-December and a highlight of the year. We’ve been doing it for over a decade! We try to make the day as special as possible—think invitations, a multi-course dinner, traditional place settings and formalwear. The purpose is to celebrate another year of friendship and to dedicate, in a spirit of appreciation, quality time to each other.
My favorite kit is the Hydrating Essentials Kit because it has everything I need for a quick holiday trip to visit my sisters. When the winter weather gets dry and cold, I love to use the moisturizing cleanser as a shaving cream to add much-need moisture to my skin!
My favorite holiday tradition: My favorite holiday tradition is Christmas caroling with my family, then coming home for a Dutch treat of cocoa and olieballen (sweet fried balls dipped in powdered sugar).
The Eminence Cleanse & Glow is one of my favorite gift sets. I use the Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant to cleanse and exfoliate my skin anytime I want a healthy glow. The combination provides a flash facial effect that leaves your skin smooth and radiant. I also love this combination as a full-body exfoliation.
My favorite holiday tradition: When my children were young, I started baking holiday cookies for all of their teachers. We would bake and decorate cookies during the month of December and create gift boxes with a variety of treats inside. These gifts were delivered to them on the last day of school before holiday break with a note of appreciation. Baking cookies is a great bonding experience, and their teachers are always appreciative!
Bumble and bumble has so many good holiday kits this year that it’s hard to pick just one favorite! But my personal favorite is the High Volume Hair on the Brooklyn Fringe Kit. This kit comes with the fan-favorite texturizing spray, Dryspun, which gives my hair TONS of body and lift, without that gritty feeling. You also receive a travel size thickening shampoo and conditioner—it’s the only volumizing shampoo and conditioner I’ve ever used that’s given me volume and moisture at the same time. If you haven’t tried this duo, be prepared to fall in love this holiday season!
My favorite holiday tradition: My favorite holiday tradition is spending time with my family. I’ve started to appreciate the holidays so much more as I’ve gotten older. I truly enjoy just being around the people I love, with a glass of wine in hand.
My favorite Holiday Gift Set is our RevitaLash Cosmetics Lash Collection. RevitaLash was formulated by a physician who was uniquely inspired by his wife, Gale. During her battle with metastatic breast cancer, she talked about the toll it was taking on her appearance. Her brittle, lifeless lashes made her feel less confident and beautiful. Using his expertise in Ophthalmology and passion for research, Gale’s husband developed a ground-breaking cosmetic eyelash conditioner that helped to beautify her lashes. As we are all in quarantine and hiding behind masks these days, who doesn’t want beautiful lashes? The kit retails for $150 with a value of $175.
My favorite holiday tradition: Since half of my family celebrates Christmas and half celebrates Chanukah, we celebrate in many different ways over the course of December. My favorite tradition is having everyone at our home for breakfast on Christmas morning. My mom makes some traditional Jewish baked goods and we have a few breakfast casseroles—Maryland Crab Quiche is always a favorite!
My favorite holiday gift set is our Moisturizing Travel Trio. Hand Relief is our #1 product and with the winter season upon us, I know we can all use it. Our foot crème makes sure our feet stay moisturized too! Lip saver, the third item in our trio, is a must-have for everyone’s handbag. I know my family and friends will feel the love from me and that’s what the holidays are all about!
My favorite holiday tradition: I love placing stockings with small gifts (like a travel-size Hand Relief!) on doorknobs for each of the 12 days of Christmas!