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& HAPPINESS Some say that the act of giving cultivates generosity in all aspects of your life. Make your offerings thoughtful and healthy, inspiring a happy and abundant new year for you and yours. PHOTOGRAPHSBY Gregor Halenda

Stocking Stuffers: $20-and-under gems Gis from the Heart: Handmade treats Splurges: Indulgent finds For a complete shopping guide with more of our favorite gis, go to


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The Woodstock Temple Bells Quintet ($41.95; is patterned aer ancient Chinese bells believed to bring prosperity and good luck. The brass bells’ tones can be used to begin and end a meditation—or just remind you to breathe.

Nutrient-rich art you can harvest: Vertical Microgreen Planters ($89.95; hang on the wall and sprout arugula, basil, and mustard greens—no green thumb required.

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Give the gi of spiritual rejuvenation with a weeklong healing trip at Omega Costa Rica (from $1,295; These all-inclusive winter retreats include meditation, yoga, massage, and more.

The Coyuchi Unisex Jersey Robe ($95; coyuchi .com) is made of the soest 100% organic coon available. The medium weight makes it comfy year-round.


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P Pure organic ess essential oil blends, Aura Cacia Organic A Chakra Roll-On Oils ($12.79 each; auracacia .com) are formulated to balance energy flow in each of the seven chakras. (Bonus: They double as prey, natural perfumes.)


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The Aveda Nourish-mint Rehydrating Mini Lip Glazes Set ($19; keeps lips glossy and healthy with plumping peptides and hydrating pomegranate oil. Package these with a box of mistletoe.

The container for 97% natural EOS Hand Lotion ($3.99; drugstores) is appropriately palm shaped: Once women try the blend of shea buer, aloe, and vitamin C, the lotion never leaves their erstwhile winterchapped hands.

For F the runner or spa nut on your list: SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Dead Sea Salt Nourishing Soak ($9.99; Target) is aromatic and healing, stimulating circulation and soening skin.


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The grown-up version of a new box of crayons, the Jane Iredale Glamour Eye and Lip Palee ($88; has 30 shades for eyes and lips and almost as many good-for-you ingredients, such as pine bark and pomegranate extract.

1. The St. John’s Sponge Company Sea Wool Sponge ($15–$25; is a sustainably harvested, bacteriaresistant, biodegradable natural sea sponge that gently exfoliates. 2. For the makeup maven on your list: The Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Powder Foundation Brush ($26; is an elegant do-it-all kabuki brush made with renewable bamboo and eco-friendly bristles. 3. Library of Flowers Bath Oil ($28; libraryo hydrates skin with cocoa buer and calms with chamomile. 4. Brooklyn Grooming Anchor Aershave Tonic ($42; brooklyn features palo santo, a scent used by the Incas to stimulate the immune system, along with cucumber and aloe to soothe skin. 5. Juniper Ridge Backpacker Colognes ($100–$122 each; juniperridge .com) are unisex, smell delicious, and are made entirely from wildcraed plants gathered in Caruthers Canyon, Big Sur, Cascade Glacier, Sierra Bues, and Topanga Canyon. 6. The looped organic-coon terry in Kontex Flax Line Washcloths ($13 each; makes them absorbent, light, and fast drying.




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