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Trish McEvoy Effortless Beauty Deluxe Travel Brush Set Once you’ve used a perfect brush, you never go back, so this set makes it easy to take brushes with you, and the chic case even has room for travelsize cosmetics. $135, bluemercury, 680 N. Bank Lane, Lake Forest, 847-615-3000, Fresh Sugar Soiree Mini Lip Collection Treat your gal to lips that are moisturized and have shine. Don’t forget the mistletoe! $65, Sephora, Northbrook Court and Westfield Old Orchard, Tru Blooms Made from flowers grown throughout the Chicago area, this light, floral perfume is available only in limited quantities this holiday season. $38, The Garden Shop at Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, 847-835-5440

Lollia Scented Bath Products These beautifully scented products have a following among ladies who always know the right gift to bring, and we love the humor of the foaming bath packaged in a faux wine bottle! Relax Foaming bath $34, Perfumed Shower Gel $22, Shea Butter Hand Creme $24, Perfumed Soap $10, Neiman Marcus, Chicago and Northbrook Court,

Stocking Stuffers Pure Illumination This lip gloss is for the girl who loves to go out at night—it comes with its own built-in LED light and mirror. $20, Raven and Dove, 1143 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette, 847-251-9550,

Men's Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set The 160-year-old apothecary brand is frou-frou-less, which appeals to men, and the products work, which should appeal to you. A smoother cheek to nuzzle. Includes face wash, brushless shaving cream, moisturizer, hand salve and body scrub soap. $58 ($80 value), Bluemercury, 680 N. Bank Lane, Lake Forest, 847-615-3000,

Opi The Top Ten The top 10 selling colors of the year in a mini-bottle collection. Change your mind, change your color. $25, Teddie Kossof, 281 N. Waukegan Rd., Northfield, 847-999-9500,

Eight & Bob Eau de Toilette Discovered by John F. Kennedy as a student traveling in Paris, this scent was smuggled out of France in books to evade the Nazis. For a man who loves a good story as much as a good scent. $195, Neiman Marcus,

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Make It Better December 2012: Better Gifts  

2012 Gift Guide, Brene Brown, Holiday Theatre & more!

Make It Better December 2012: Better Gifts  

2012 Gift Guide, Brene Brown, Holiday Theatre & more!