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All the gifts beauty and fitness pros want to give (and get!) this holiday season


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The women behind hit beauty brands and fitness meccas know a thing or two about healthy , including the top items to toss in a bath, the dreamiest candles to burn while in the tub, and the skin-care elixirs that will make your complexion glow. After all, testing all the things is literally their jobs, which allows these women know to what’s cool, what works, and what you (or someone special in your life) needs to try.

With all this knowledge about what’s out on the market, just what exactly are these talented, chic women giving their loved ones for the holidays this year? And more importantly: What are they asking for? I asked. They answered. Consider this the ultimate gift guide for you and the health-minded loved ones in your life.

Here, 10 beauty and wellness pros share their most coveted gifts to give—as well as to get—this holiday.

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What they want:

In Fiore products: “After stocking this brand, I can’t wait to try each and every one. I’m obsessed with the ancient wisdom of the 4-2-4 method, the beautiful scents, and the combination of active and nourishing botanicals.” —Thomson

Airelume by Taryn Toomey labradorite necklace: “I have the aquamarine necklace, but I have my eye on a very special labradorite one that’s hanging in the case at The Class studio.” —Thomson

Activewear from Outdoor Voices: “I love the high waist on their leggings and density of the fabric because there’s no fear of it being see-through. Plus, the color block combinations are so chic.” —Sarah Bryden-Brown

A weekend in Hudson, New York: “I stay at The Rivertown Lodge and love to have dinner at Fish & Game and Hudson Food Studios. And, of course, I go shopping! My go-to spots are Hawkins NY and Paula Greif Ceramics.” —Bryden-Brown

What they’re giving:

Pursoma Bath Soaks: “If you don’t have time to get to a spa, these botanical and mineral soaks are like a spa in a bag.” —Thomson

ONDA Treatments: “I can’t think of anything better to gift my friends than one of our new signature facials. They are each truly everything you want a facial treatment to be.” —Thomson

Living Libations Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever: “This is both a beautiful body oil and an oil face cleanser in one. The scent is subtle but intoxicating.” —Bryden-Brown

Aroma-Reiki sessions with Mark Connolly: “Mark’s four personal-growth sessions are journeys that everyone should take! Thanks to his unique combination of aromatherapy blends and healing energy, you’re always left with insight, clarity, and calm.” —Bryden-Brown

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What I want:

May Lindstrom The Honey Mud: “I like to unwind with the ritual of applying this detoxifying and hydrating mask. I even light a candle and set aside time for a mini meditation, as I let the mask work its wonders.” 

Sleepy Jones PJ Set + Silk Eye Mask: “Cozy, luxe sleep adornments like crisp new pajamas and a beautiful eye mask are a must!” 

What I’m giving:

Mariage Freres Organic Dream Tea: “Chamomile, verbena, lemongrass, and balm mint make this red tea extra soothing.”

Farmaesthetic x Follain Dream Bath Elixir: “This relaxing elixir is the perfect gift for anyone that needs to reminder to slow down (and I think that’s most of us!). The combination of clary sage and lavender oils create an instant calm and promote a perfectly restful night of sleep.”

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What they want:

Vegan Mario Workshop: “I’d be delighted to receive a gift certificate to go to his bread making workshop weekend in California.”—Kerrilynn Pamer

In Fiore Bois de Rose Body Balm: “The jar is impossibly beautiful and the scent is heady and rich and makes my skin come alive.”—Cindy DiPrima

What they’re giving:

The Sphinx & the Priestess candles: “I’ll definitely be giving everyone I know the witchy and blessed The Pentacles and The Love candles.”—Kerrilynn Pamer

CAP Beauty Ingestibles: “I’ll be giving everyone a box of our favorites like The Daily Hit, The Neat Matcha Stick Box, The Genmaicha, The Coconut Butter and our gorgeous Pink Mountain Salt. Giving health is giving wealth.”—Cindy DiPrima

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What I want:

8 Greens: “I’m traveling a lot more with Indie Beauty Expo, and I don’t want to miss out on my greens in situations where I can’t get the food I normally eat. These tablets drop in water and instantly satisfy my craving for vegetables.”

Katrina Kelly Wisdom Wand jewelry: “I am completely lusting after these. I have her Layers of Love stack rings and get compliments on them all the time!”

What I’m giving:

Candles galore: “They’re a great gift for just about anyone. I’m obsessed with a few brands—like The Village Common (simple, beautiful, and smell amazing), The Sage LifeStyle (colorful, decorative, and vibrant) and Element Candles (which are super clean and don’t smell artificial).”

Dagmar Desserts Marzipan Stollen: “This is by far the best seasonal gift for everyone. Not only does it contain real ingredients, it’s delicious.”

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What I want:

The Beauty Chef Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder: “I love getting anything from The Beauty Chef—especially this amazing berry-flavored probiotic supplement that helps your gut and boosts collagen. You can actually see your skin getting better. I’m always running out, so I would never say no to another jar.”

What I’m giving:

The Detox Box: “This year I’ll be gifting all of the beauty-lovers in my life this subscription-based beauty box. For the price of one splurge, they get three months worth of green beauty products straight to their doorstep.”

Zen Bunni Alchemy Box: “I’ve started a tradition with my mother-in-law where we find each other new chocolatiers to try for every occasion. I can’t wait to gift her this chocolate and coffee sampling. I‘m so curious about their organic approach and flavor profiles, plus the packaging is dreamy.”

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What I want:

Ellis Brooklyn Sci-Fi Eau de Parfum: “Everything founder Bee Shapiro does turns to gold, and this is no different. It’s a soft and sexy scent and I love the name.”

Rodin Olio Lusso Crema Jasmine & Neroli“It’s slightly scented with just a hint of delicate jasmine. Plus, it absorbs fast and makes your hands velvet soft.”

What I’m giving:

African Botanics Departures Essentials Set: “I’m giving this to my mom. Because I’m a mom, too, I now know the sacrifices she made for me. This little beauty luxury—with seven travel sized bottles of their best selling skincare—is the least I could do to say thank you.”

Ursa Major Mister Shave Set: “This is unisex but just mannish enough to please my firefighter husband. He feels super pampered but will never admit it.”

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What I want:

May Lindstrom The Blue Cocoon Beauty Balm Concentrate: “It’s literally the best product ever for hydration and redness.”

Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Acid Serum: “This serum bonds moisture to the skin and is so light. It also contains purslane, so it’s almost an ingestible for your skin.”

What I’m giving:

Charcoal Box Set: “I’m giving everyone this set that has all things charcoal—a mask, body wash, soap, and deodorant.”

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What I want:

The Daily Edited Black Mock Crock Circle Pouch: “I adore the unique round shape and you can monogram it to make it personal!”

What I’m giving:

The Sculpt Society Sliders: “These are the ultimate gift for someone who loves fitness. They’re easy to pack and they make it simple to stay fit at home and when you travel.”

S’well Limited Edition Swarovski Radiance Grace water bottle: “I love my S’well bottle. And their Swarovski crystal collaboration is so perfect for holiday—it has that extra special touch of bling!”

 Now that you know what to add to your list and shopping cart, time to move onto other holiday to-do like throw an epic party (like a French girl, course) as well as whip up some healthy holiday treats.