“I’m passionate about home fragrance—either a year-round signature scent or switching it up based on the seasons—so my top picks are in that category this year. One of my earliest holiday gifting memories is at Bath & Body Works back in the ‘90s, when my friends and I would exchange gift sets from the brand. To this day, I still look forward to gifting their candles, especially Fresh Balsam ($16)—it reminds of walking through Christmas tree farms as a kid. Plus, this packaging design—they release new designs every year—is a nod to traditional holiday beauty that I love.
I’m also a huge fan of everything NEST does—founder Laura Slatkin is a true fragrance connoisseur and also one of the nicest people—and this collaboration with famed photographer Gray Malin is truly a ‘wow’ gift anyone would be excited to receive. One whiff and you’re whisked away to The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch, sipping a hot toddy apres-ski style.”
—Brittany Burhop Fallon, beauty director