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Emily's Stocking Stuffers

Growing up, the one thing I looked forward to most on Christmas morning was opening my stocking. At the crack of dawn my sister and I would rush downstairs to the fireplace where our stockings hung to find out what treasures and trinkets awaited us.  Now that I’m all grown up (or so I like to say), I love shopping for creative stocking stuffers for my friends and family – pocket-sized goodies that are a bit quirky and unexpected, but still practical.  Below are some of the items on my list this year…what’s on your holiday shopping list?

 1. For my sister – L’Occitane Hand Indulgences Trio. This limited-edition set comes with three shea butter hand creams inspired by Africa; Desert Rose (Morocco), Hibiscus Flower (Egypt) and Cocoa Flower (Ivory Coast).

2. For mom – Kate Spade pouch.  A glitzy way to help mom dress up her cosmetics without being too over the top.

3. For my colleagues – Rad and Bad Sticky Flags. An edgy take on the boring office item, these sticky notes let you flag things ‘Hot or Not,’ ‘Dope or Nope,’ ‘Mack or Wack.’

4. For the jet-setter – Coach Travels Key Ring. Remind your on-the-go friend of places she’s been…or wants to go!

5. For the glamour girl – Essie Cocktail Bling. The name says it all – a cool and stylish color for the winter months.

6. For roommates – Marc by Marc Jacobs Heart Earbuds. A sneaky (and chic!) way for her to make the switch from those blaring iPod speakers to more apartment-friendly headphones.

7. For me! – honeydew intimates.  Sexy and comfy at the same time!

L'Occitane Thinks Pink

From one hand cream to the next… this one’s for a good cause though.

L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream This year L’Occitane is donating $20,000 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the cure for breast cancer. You can show your support by picking up their best selling Shea Butter Hand Cream. During the month of October, the Limited Edition Pink Shea Butter Hand Cream has replaced the regular Shea Butter Hand Cream and this is only available this month.

It’s best selling for a reason, it’s a fantastic thick hand cream that smells amazing. It features honey and sweet almond extract and jasmine and ylang-ylang essences. Even though I like a thinner consistency, this scent keeps me coming back to it. It’s what I use when I really need to give my hands a treat.