holiday gift ideas

You may not want to buy anti-aging products for friends, but that doesn't mean Truth In Aging doesn't have the perfect holiday gift ideas for just about everyone on your list. There are plenty of wonderful, hard-not-to-love sample sets, scrubs, lip balms, new natural home beauty items and more (and many make great stocking stuffers and travel take-alongs, too). So build up your rewards points, get free shipping (for our US customers) and do all -- or at least most -- of your Christmas shopping at Truth In Aging.

And find out more about what products to pick for particular people in your life in How to Pick Beauty Gifts

Sample sets

For that sense of plenty and diversity at an affordable price, nothing beats a sample set. It's also a great opportunity to expose the beautiful people in your life to some of your favorite beauty brands. As a plus, many are just the right size for travel.

Astara Mask Sampler Set ($69) -- Let's say you have a bunch of folks on your list you need to buy a Secret Santa gift for, or some stockings that need to be stuffed. Why not buy this luxurious, "face feeding" mask sampler and spread the love? You could always give out five of the six and keep the last one, and the applicator brush, for yourself. We won't tell.

Red Flower Japan Sento Set ($42) -- We absolutely love this set from Red Flower which, like others in the line, is beautiful inside and out, making it a fabulous gift idea. Sample many of the great items they sell, including one we especially love, Red Flower Kinmoxei Wild Lime Silk Oil, about which reviewer Ann says "My experience with Kinmoxei Wild Lime Silk Oil has been entirely positive." Who are we to argue?

Scrubs

We don't know anyone, young or old, male or female, who doesn't appreciate a good scrub. Exfoliation is key to healthy skin of all types, and it just makes your skin feel invigorated. Plus, the gentle, natural ingredients in these scrubs makes them suitable for most skin types, too. It's a treat of a gift that is sure to make your lucky recipients tingle with (good, clean) pleasure.

S.W. Basics Body Scrub ($22) -- Our reviewer, Alyson, recently had this to say about this no frills, hard-working scrub made from only Demerara sugar, extra-virgin coconut oil and shredded coconut : " It appears that three simple ingredients have created a product that works." Read Alyson's full review here.

Astara Citrus Lavender Sea Salt Scrub ($39) -- Made from Dead Sea salts and papaya enzymes, with a bracing bit of eucalypus, this scrub provides dual-action exfoliation and skin softening. It's a must-try, especially for those who prefer gentler scrubbing action. Read Elizabeth's full review here.

Red Flower Lemon Coffee Blossom Olive Stone Scrub ($66) -- Marta says she "actually gasped with pleasure" when using this hard-working scrub. It smells fantastic, feels great and effectively manages cellulite and broken veins. Read Marta's full review here.

Body Butters

Nothing says pampering and luxury more than body butters, a great gift for those seeking refuge from dry, winter cold.

Kat Burki Body Butter ($62) -- Interior designer-turned-skincare and cosmetics maker Kat Burki is a new favorite at Truth In Aging. Burki uses raw natural ingredients and her design sensibilities give her eponymous line a clean, feminine feel.This hydrating butter felt "almost guilt-inducingly decadent" to Marta. That kind of special that makes this luxurious body butter a great holiday gift pick. Read Marta's full review here. *Discount codes cannot be applied to this product.

Lip Balms & Glosses 

We put lip balms right up there with gloves and hats as that essential cold-weather item you can never have too many of. The balms are great for anyone you're buying for and young girls to mature women will appreciate the gleaming shine of a great lip gloss.

S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balms Flight  ($15) Like fine wine, this sampler gives you the option to try all of the four tasty flavors: peppermint, cocoa, cinnamon and citrus, rather than having to choose just one. S.W. Basics typically non-frilly packaging makes this a fabulous stocking stuffer for everyone: young and old, boys, girls, men and women alike. It's currently being reviewed, but from the looks of the comments, this lip balm flight is a real winner.

Juice Beauty Reflecting Lip Gloss Kit ($36) You know how some lip glosses look really shiny and moisturizing but, in fact, leave your lips dry and cracked? That would not be the case with these Juice Beauty lip glosses, formulated with a blend of organic antioxidant-rich acai, gogi berries, sesame oil and agave. They keep lips hydrated while adding a touch of shimmer, guaranteed to leave happy recipients beaming. Read Carolyn's review of Juice Beauty Organic Kisses Reflecting Glosses here.

Natural Home 

Red Flower Little Set of 6 Candles ($65) -- A group of us Truth in Aging holiday elves were just ogling over this elegantly Christmas-colored, red and green candle set. It smells like holiday spirit, rich with natural spice and citrus and would be a great purchase for all of your holiday entertaining as well as for any other candle-lovers (and who isn't?) on your list.