Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

The Feel Good and Good for You Gift Guide

Some gifts have been purchased.

A few gifts have been wrapped.

Zero gifts have been assembled.

But in between the basketball practices and games, band and choir rehearsals and concerts, holiday parties and festivities, and the beloved traditions we try to squeeze into spare hours, we still have A. LOT. TO. DO!

Can you relate?

Our goal is always to be more prepared so we can relax and enjoy the holidays. This continues to be our goal but this year, as with all years, it is a work in progress!

While we have appreciated (and have the purchases to prove it) the holiday gift guides that have been out since the beginning of November, one gift guide theme is missing. This is the gift guide that everyone needs RIGHT NOW.

So we did something about it:

We created a Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide and are sharing it with you!

Plus, we are happy to provide a handwritten message and our signature holiday gift wrap. When you check out, include a note in the Comments!


30 Last-Minute Feel-Good Holiday Gifts

2023 may be the year for skincare gifts! If you’ve seen a holiday or birthday wish list for a teen or pre-teen, chances are very good that skincare is on their list.

We love that people of all ages are prioritizing their skin, and we love that products from Kate Ryan Skincare can provide skin health benefits with beneficial ingredients (not fillers and ingredients you’ve never heard of.)

Disclaimer: As much as we believe in our products, we also believe in our ability to get the products to you (*in the United States) before the Christmas holiday. We cannot say the same for other businesses, so the items in this Guide are all from the Kate Ryan Skincare Shop!

10 Stocking Stuffers!

  1. Holiday Wrapped Hand-Poured All Natural Body/Hand Soap Bars: These are the perfect stocking stuffer or addition to a gift basket! Choose one of two scents: Vanilla Peppermint and Rich Winter Clove + Sandalwood. Soap Bars are long-lasting and offer skin conditioning for the cold, dry winter months.
  2. Clear & Simple Charcoal Face Soap Bar: My teenage son and my husband (who I watched wash his face with shampoo for way too many years) were the inspiration behind this Face Soap Bar - and now I use it daily, too! It’s a straightforward way to clean your face and promote a clearer complexion.
  3. 100% Natural Bath Salt Sticks: Everyone needs a few moments of peace and tranquility during the hectic holidays, and a bath with exfoliating bath salts allows you to do just that. Bath Salt Sticks come in two scents promoting relaxation: Lavender (with Lavender Buds) and Peppermint Stick. 
  4. Winter Holiday Candles: Hand-crafted with a luxurious blend of vegan soy and coconut wax, the candles are free of gluten, toxins, parabens, phthalates, and animal cruelty. Enjoy an eco-friendly candle-burning experience with these festive fragrances: O Christmas Tree, Merry & Bright, and Old Fashioned Christmas.
  5. Sweet Mint Exfoliating Lip Scrub:  From Poppy & Pout, this Lip Scrub gently exfoliates your lips and leaves them smooth and hydrated. Use the Lip Scrub before you stand under the mistletoe!
  6. Scrunchies: Soft, 100% natural, and washable scrunchies from Lindsey Brook Designs make a cute ponytail even cuter - and are also great for holding your hair back during your skincare routine. Two colors and patterns are available.
  7. Turkish Towels: New Year - new towels! When it’s time to put away your holiday-themed hand towels, having brand-new towels take their place is a treat. (You know you’re getting old when you appreciate a good hand towel!) These are high-quality, absorbent, and neutral to go in any kitchen or bathroom space.
  8. Eucalyptus Mint Shower Steamers:  A stack of 8 steamers provides aromatherapy through the essential oil blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, and menthol. Steamers help get you going in the morning or when you’re feeling under the weather.
  9. Sweet Dreams Sleepy Lavender Pillow & Linen Spray: Sweet dreams and a relaxed mood come from deep within this magical pillow and linen spray! The all-natural aromatic blend of calming essential oils leave you feeling calm and tranquil with every spray! 
  10. Poppy & Pout Lip Balm:  If you haven’t tried Poppy & Pout Lip Balms, you’re missing out! They are hand-poured into paperboard tubes twice the size of a standard chapstick tube. Try one or try all three: Sweet Mint, Pink Grapefruit, and Pomegranate Peach.

10 Feel Good Gifts!

  1. Moisturizing Hand and Body Salt Scrub with Vitamin C: Back by popular demand, this Salt Scrub adds a little luxury to your shower - and even your handwashing! It leaves your skin smelling amazing and may be hydrating enough that you can skip your moisturizer! Plus, the antioxidants make it great for your skin health.
  2. Clearly Radiant Enzyme Mask: This is an easy way to exfoliate your skin and provide exceptional nutrition. Use it once weekly to uncover young, healthy skin cells, more even skin tone, and softer, smoother skin.
  3. Gentle Daily Cleanser: A cleanser that cleans and exfoliates the skin and can be used in the morning and evening! Plus, it is gentle enough to be used on all skin types. Washing your face becomes a spa-like experience with Gentle Daily Cleanser.
  4. Warmies Slippers: Providing the exact comfort you need, these slippers can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the freezer. They are scented with Real French Lavender to provide even more relaxation as they soothe tired, achy feet.
  5. Warmies Neck Wrap: Just like the Slippers, but for your neck! (Combine the two Warmies items for a perfect gift of relaxation!)
  6. 4% DMAE Firming Repair Serum: A consistent top-selling product, DMAE visibly lifts and firms the skin. While the benefits of most skincare products can be seen when used consistently over time, DMAE can provide instant gratification with smoothing, plumping, and firming powers.
  7. Complete Daily Moisture: Another top-seller, Complete Daily Moisture, pairs hydration with anti-aging benefits to improve the condition of your skin, day and night. This is for most skin types except for very dry skin.
  8. Energizing Facial Mist: You can give yourself a spritz of Facial Mist anytime, but we love to keep it next to the kitchen sink during the holidays and use it when we need a little pick-me-up. Just like that, the Facial Mist can refresh, brighten, hydrate, and calm!
  9. Cosmetic Zipper Bag: Hand-made bags by Erin Flett are delicate and durable and are even cuter in person. They are perfect for organizing and storing your skincare and makeup!
  10. Botanical Body Oil Blend: This nourishing oil provides breathable, healthy moisture for skin and nails. The formula contains antioxidants like Vitamin C and hemp seed oil for antiaging, skin softening, brightening, and balance benefits.

10 Gift Boxes/Sets (All Under $85!)!

  1. Create a Custom Gift Box:  You get to select any items from the Kate Ryan Skincare Online Shop. Choose your favorite products - or the products you think your recipient will love. We will package it for you in a holiday-themed gift box!
  2. Warm Holiday Wishes Gift Box: This Gift Box contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Complete Daily Moisture, Warmies Slippers, Vegan Soy Vanilla + Orchid Scented Candle, Lemon Mint Tea, and 3 Honey Sticks. ($84.95)
  3. Relaxing Holiday Gift Box: This Gift Box contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Botanical Body Oil Blend, Vegan Soy Sage + Lavender Scented Candle, Rosemary Mint Bath Salts, and Soap Bar with Loofah Bag. ($58.95)
  4. Working on Wellness Holiday Gift Box: This Gift Box contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Total Nutrition Night Repair Complex, Collapsible Water Bottle, Herbal Tea + Honey, and Poppy & Pout Lip Balm. ($82.00)
  5. Stay in and Pamper Yourself Holiday Gift Box: This Gift Box contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Clearly Radiant Enzyme Mask, Poppy & Pout Lip Scrub, Poppy & Pout Lip Balm, and a Scrunchie. ($67.00)
  6. The Cutest Cosmetics Holiday Gift Box: This Gift Box contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Complete Daily Moisture, Cosmetic Zipper Bag, and Poppy & Pout Lip Balm. ($78.50)
  7. Stay Young Collection:  This Collection contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s EGF Skin Rejuvenation Serum and Total Nutrition Night Repair Complex. ($78.00)
  8. Neck and Facial Firming Collection: This Collection contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Collagen Booster Intense Repair Serum and 4% DMAE Firming Serum. ($68.00)
  9. Vitamin C Collection: This Collection contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Vitamin C Daytime Repair Serum and Vitamin C Night Repair Serum. ($67.00)
  10. Perfect Cleanse Kit: This Collection contains Kate Ryan Skincare’s Nutritive Oil Cleanser & Makeup Remover and Salicylic Cleanser. ($54.00)

Shop Now and Feel Good While You Relax!

As we wrap up another fantastic year at Kate Ryan Skincare, we continue to be grateful for our customers who keep us going. We appreciate your referrals, orders, comments and likes on social media, and ongoing support of our small business.

2023 has been busy… we hope to bring you more from KRS in 2024!

Happy Holidays, Friends! Wishing you a merry & bright holiday season.