8 Cute and Creative Hanukkah Gifts

Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate the holiday with eight meaningful gifts for your loved ones.

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Tonight marks the first day of Hanukkah, and we want to wish everybody who’s celebrating a very happy holiday from Spa Week. While you were busy planning an unforgettable Shabbat dinner, you may not have had time to search for the perfect Hanukkah presents, but luckily we’ve got you covered!

This year, we’re taking the pressure out of finding the perfect Hanukkah presents with our list of fool-proof gift ideas. These unique and thoughtful presents will make everyone feel extra-special this year, and keep the holiday spirit in the air long after the dreidel stops spinning. Browse our eight favorite Hanukkah gifts below, and tell us which ones made your must-have list in the comments below!

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Chai Bracelets available for $48 at uncommongoods.com

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Star of David Necklace available for $28 at etsy.com

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Oy Vey Sticky available for 3.99 at knockknockstuff.com

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Festive Kosher Gift Tower available for $39.95 at harryanddavid.com

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The Jewish World: 100 Treasures of Art and Culture available for $55 at metmuseum.org

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Jewish Hebrew Peace Letters Print available for $85 at society6.com

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Blue Macabee Dreidel available for $4.95 at crateandbarrel.com

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Michael Aram Rock Menorah available for $179 at neimanmarcus.com

PS – In need of a last-minute Hanukkah gift? Give the gift of wellness in an instant! At spaweek.com you can PRINT customizable eGift cards with Hanukkah themes! Click here to grab yours now.

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily.

Friday Favorites: A Festive Holiday Stocking & More

A cute stocking and a shimmering lip balm are a few of our Friday Favorites this week! See what else we’re loving, below:

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Clockwise From Left: Maybelline Baby Lips ‘Crystal Kiss’ available at Ulta.com, Keighley Headband ‘Ash Grey’ available at Rag-Bone.com , Deco Star Studs available at SoleSociety.com, Armando Alpaca Throw available at ahalife.com, Ted Baker Stylus Pen Set ‘Nude Pink’ available at ArtsyModern.com, Floral Print D’Orsay Pumps available at CharlotteRusse.com, Colorful Eyeshadow ‘Gray Lace’ available at Sephora.com, Bella J Heart Stocking available at Nordstrom.com

Leah Gay is the Editorial Intern of Spa Week Daily. 

Wishlist Wednesday: Perfect Holiday Party Makeup Products

Happy Wishlist Wednesday, friends! Here’s your chance to stuff your stocking with the season’s best makeup products!

 

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Our favorite day of the week has arrived! This Wishlist Wednesday, we’re in the party zone. And with our minds preoccupied with pre-Christmas festivities, we can’t help but get hung up on holiday makeup. So, if you’re looking to lock down your holiday beauty routine, you’ve come to the right place. From Bobbi Brown’s shimmery eyeshadow palette to Too Faced’s buttery lipstick shades, we’ve pulled together the ultimate list of must-have makeup buys this season.

Want to win these glam goodies? Show us that you love our wishlist by sharing it on social media for a chance to make the perfect holiday makeup package your own!

Let the gift-giving bonanza begin!

 

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Too Faced Under The Mistletoe La Crème Color Drenched Lip CreamsWhile red Christmas hues may be on everyone’s lips, we prefer to offset our holiday attire with a slightly more unexpected pale pink palette. Too Faced’s best-selling La Crème Color Drenched Lip Creams have received some soft shimmer this season, making them an ideal option for those who wish to stand out quietly.


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Paula’s Choice 4 Mattes & A Glam Eyeshadow PaletteCreated in collaboration with makeup expert Wayne Goss, this velvety palette from Paula’s choice is the perfect pal to accompany you to any holiday party. Its slim casing will fit your clutch and the inside mirror makes on-the-go touch-ups super easy.


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Ramy Face Glosses in Sunlit Glow – We love beauty products that are multi-functional, and Ramy’s Face Glosses are just that. Portable and petit, these natural-hued creams are like finger paint for your face. Try them on your eyes, cheeks and lips and you’ll be amazed to discover that they have a different effect on each feature.

 

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Bobbi Brown Deluxe & Mini Lip & Eye Palette – From our favorite American beauty queen comes the makeup palette to fit all your holiday party needs. Whether you prefer the double-decker or the grab-and-go version, these classic lip and eye combos were hand-picked by Bobbi to flatter all skin types.

 

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RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner (Limited Edition) – If you’re not familiar with RevitaLash, we’re about to rock your world. Designed to protect lashes from brittleness and breakage, RevitaLash is a conditioning treatment that makes your lashes look younger and more luxurious through increased flexibility, moisture and shine. Pop this skinny little pencil in your purse and apply once a day.

 

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Yes to Blueberries Cleansing Facial Wipes (Limited Holiday Edition) – You didn’t think we were going to give you tons of makeup without a way to wipe it all off, did you? Having learned the hard way that going to bed wearing a day’s worth of beauty products is a bad idea, we don’t want you making the same mistake. Formulated with blueberries and natural fruit acids, Yes’ Limited Edition Holiday Wipes are suited for all skin types and an easy alternative to that full-on face wash before bed.

Don’t forget to share this wishlist on social media for your chance to win a prize pack as our gift to you! 

Elle Fure is the Editorial Director of Spa Week Daily.

8 Holiday Gifts That Give Back to Charity

These gorgeous gifts donate proceeds to charity, so everyone on your list gets a double dose of holiday cheer.

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The holidays can be equal parts frightful and delightful when it comes to giving the perfect gift for everyone on your list. There’s inevitably always one (or more!) person to shop for who seems to simply have it all. But a gift that also gives back is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit.

So we went on the hunt to find the must-have holiday gifts that also help out those in need. Companies are increasingly embracing the “give back” model, and these posh presents are so cute that you’ll feel a double dose of holiday cheer:

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Feed Bag Guatemala Wristlet – Each wristlet purchase provides 50 micronutrient packets to children in Guatemala. Available for $20 at feedprojects.com.

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Falling Whistles Original Necklace – For each sale, 50 percent supports Project Internet, which works to finance a series of Internet cafes in Bukavu, Eastern Congo. The cages serve as a hub for learning, culture and entrepreneurship. Available for $50 at fallingwhistles.com.

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31 Bits Bracelets for Keep a Breast – For each sale, 40 percent is donated to Keep a Breast, and also funds health education programs in Uganda. Available for $16 at 31bits.com.

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(RED) iPhone case – When you purchase this product, 10 days of life-saving pills are provided for a person living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Available for $45 at red.org.

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Harney and Sons ‘Love Life’ 20 Sachet Tin – For each sale, 50 percent is donated to GMHC, which is an organization that fights to end the AIDS epidemic and improve the lives of those affected. Available for $12 at harney.com.

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LUSH Cosmetics New Charity pot – 100 percent of every purchase (with the exception of taxes) is donated to small grassroots organizations working with environmental conservations, animal welfare and human rights. Available for $6.95 at lushusa.com.

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KITE for Uweza Pencil Pack Oak Finish – For each pencil pack purchased, a child in need receives a free pencil pack. Available for $10 at kiteproducts.com.

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TOMS Sandela Purple Craze Sunglasses – Every eyewear purchase supports TOMS mission to help restore sight to an individual with sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment. Available for $139 at toms.com.

Noelle Chehab is the Senior Writer of Spa Week Daily.