Holiday Gift Guide, Part Deux: Editors’ Picks!

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iStock_000022109240SmallLet’s be honest: one of our mottos at Like a Boss is “double the shopping, double the fun!” So rather than stop at last week’s holiday gift guide—which gave you an all-access pass to some of the coolest handmade goods by teen entrepreneurs—we’re introducing an all-new edition, chock-full of goodies hand-picked by our editors.

So if you’re stumped for what to get your besties, sibs or other loved ones, rest easy: this shopping list is all you need for an unforgettable holiday. Click away…and pretend it’s Cyber Monday!

ListographyDebbie’s Pick: My Future Listography: All I Hope to Do in Lists, $13.95
Where to snag it: Amazon
Why she hearts it: “I love the design and feel of all the Listography Journals—to me, they scream, ‘Open me up and get to writing!’ But this one is especially great because it gives prompts and inspirations to dream and scheme about the future. The perfect gift for girls looking to make a mark on the world!”

TarteMarla’s Pick: The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set & Travel Bag, $81
Where to snag it: Amazon
Why she hearts it: “I love this collection and travel makeup bag! It offers a great assortment of products, like Amazonian Clay blushes, Maracuja C-Brighter eye treatment, Pure Maracuja Oil, and Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara. Maracuja oil is awesome because it’s rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C to support firmer, brighter, smoother skin.”

Script NecklaceJen’s Pick: Script Initial Necklace, $12.90
Where to snag it: Delia’s
Why she hearts it: “What can I say? I love any piece of jewelry that channels your inner Carrie Bradshaw. Rock your initial around your neck with this affordable alphabet bling, and the compliments are sure to come rolling in.”

FestiveFavesAkilah’s Pick: Philosophy Festive Favorites Kit, $92
Where to snag it: Sephora
Why she hearts it: “This collection is all-inclusive and smells amazing! The bottles have uplifting definitions and descriptions written all over them, and the products actually do an amazing job keeping skin healthy. Definitely would recommend.”

BB LollipopAmanda’s Pick: Body Butter Lollipop
Where to snag it: The Body Shop
Why she hearts it: “This limited edition lollipop is filled with treats that are actually good for us in more ways that one! It comes in five different Body Butter scents: think coconut, strawberry and more. I love the dreamy scents, the sweet packaging (see what I did there) and most of all: the Community Fair Trade Shea butter. A solid stocking stuffer in my book!”

DeenaOzzyMarla’s Pick: Deena & Ozzy Hammered Crossbody Bag, $42
Where to snag it: Urban Outfitters
Why she hearts it: “The bag is a crossbody and is crafted in vegan leather, topped with a flat-stud appliqué in antiqued metal. Thanks to its removable chain link shoulder strap, it can also be worn as a clutch bag (one of this season’s hottest trends!). Available in seven colors, this handbag can be worn with your favorite holiday outfits and will also look amazing with jeans and a t-shirt.”

JimmyChooJimmy Choo Eau de Parfum Natural Spray, $75-98
Where to snag it: Saks Fifth Avenue
Why we heart it: Okay, so maybe you can’t afford a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes (yet), but that doesn’t mean you can’t smell amazing! This feminine fragrance is so in demand that Saks only lets customers order it every 30 days. (The bottle also kind of looks like a disco ball—what’s not to love?)

TheNewBlackThe New Black Nail Polish (Set of Three), $14
Where to snag it:
Why we heart it:
When going to the DIY mani route, The New Black mini-polishes are a great go-to for your beauty kit. Not only are they made in the U.S.A., but they’re also vegan-friendly and free of harmful chemicals like parabens and sulfates—so you can paint away worry- and guilt-free! Included shades are pink, lilac, and mauve…all the nail candy a girl needs.

Vegan Truffles

Vosges Haut-Chocolate Luscious Vegan Truffle Collection, $25
Where to snag it: Saks Fifth Avenue
Why we heart it: What a coincidence—this collection includes 12 truffles to go with the 12 Days of Christmas! Wrapped in a cute gift box, these vegan truffles utilize rich coconut milk instead of cream, as well as agave nectar and dried fruit powder. (Note to self: that “diet” resolution just might have to wait until 2014.)

Dylan and RoseDylan & Rose Sweater, $23
Where to snag it: Dylan & Rose
Why we heart it: Two words: Great. Deal. This cropped sweater with sequins drops from $82 to $23…plus, free shipping! Can’t beat this look for going from day to night—let this one take you from the cubicle to the club in style.

Great Ideas


Great Ideas Notebook, $12.64
Where to snag it: Burke Décor
Why we heart it: Those light bulb moments will be that much shinier with this colorful medium-sized notebook—filled with half-plain, half-lined paper for anything from doodles to . Your budding inventor friend or biz co-founder will go crazy for this thoughtful thinker’s companion.

MoonCalMoon Calendar, $26
Where to snag it: Blades Natural Beauty
Why we heart it: Every girl on the go needs a great organizational tool, and this one provides a stylish, savvy option for doing just that. We also love that it’s created by women, and the card stock comes from responsible paper mills, so you can be sure you’re supporting an earth-friendly company. (PS. Enter our exclusive code HEARTOFGOLD to get 10% off your order!)


Screen Shot 2013-12-05 at 11.05.58 PMTOMS Shoes
Where to snag them: TOMS Shoes
Why we heart them: What better gift to get yourself in the giving spirit than TOMS? After all, their One for One philosophy means that for every product you buy, TOMS helps one person in need. Simple math, big impact. Plus, not only are they adorable, but you can snag a great steal—just by entering the code TOMS4YOU at checkout, you’ll get $10 off any purchase over $50, plus free shipping!


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