David Pirrotta’s Ultimate Gift Guide
Flamingo Estate Hand wash
The Flamingo Estate is more than a name— for those unfamiliar, I beg you to look it up. It’s a stunning estate in the hills of Los Angeles, overflowing with incredible design, and an actual botanical garden and orchard rich with herbs, fruits, and vegetables… it’s the garden of Eden of my dreams. They make several products, but with obsessive hand-washing being the new norm, who can resist this local botanical hand soap of sage, ylang ylang, tulsi, desert yarrow, and blue chamomile? YUM. Plus, everything is completely plant-based and biodegradable and guilt-free.
Carrière Frères Tomato Candle
An unsuspecting fruit to scent a room, but one you won’t regret. It’s both warming and comforting, like a bowl of tomato soup, and yet vibrant, invigorating, and earthy, as if it was just pulled from the garden. Even thinking about this scent makes my mouth water for a fresh tomato.
natureofthings Restorative Floral Bath
This milky nectar is deeply moisturizing and restorative, all in this beautifully neutral packaging you’ll want displayed on your tub side. Plumeria, jasmine, vetiver, and cedarwood are forestry and deep, while broad spectrum CBD completely relaxes the body and muscles. Ahhhh, they (or you) deserve this.
Campo Beauty Travel Diffuser
This sleek little device purifies the air and DJ’s the mood with 100% natural essential oil mist. It’s USB powered, and the perfect size, so it can go from the car to the AirBNB or hotel to make a space feel like home at any time. It’s ideal for those who travel a lot, or have small spaces, or literally anyone.
Campo Love/Gratitude Holiday Kit
This essential oil duo kit helps to curate any space into a space of loving intention. Slightly floral, slightly citrusy, and slightly spicy, it’s invigorating and warming— a really great stocking stuffer or hostess gift.
Sigil Scent - Anima Mundi
Made from all-natural tinctures, essential oils, and absolutes, Sigil Scent fragrances are the ultimate in totally-nontoxic and clean, gorgeous, earthy alchemy. Anima Mundi is the ultimate genderless fragrance to meld with and intoxicate the wearer and everyone around them. The bottle itself is so beautiful, and the fragrance is somehow both deeply earthen and absolutely other-wordly.
Saya - Glow Serum
Loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C, this serum does it all. It’s lightweight, but incredibly moisturizing and brightening, healing all the while protecting against future damage. It’s ideal for all skin types to achieve that haha-I’m-not-stressed-at-all-this-holiday-season, totally-fresh-for-the-New-Year glow.
Saya - Renew Serum
This rich and emollient oil-based antioxidant serum completely refines and refreshes tired, stressed, inflamed, or dry skin. It will plump fine lines, promote new collagen synthesis, stimulate cell growth, fade hyperpigmentation, and deeply hydrate. It’s great for your sister, your mom, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, your best friend… and anyone that wants supple, soothed skin— a notable difference. Skincare is hard to gift perfectly, but this serum is ideal for all.
This mystic, deep scent is a gift for the brazen and sensual. Frankincense, myrrh, and benzoin are both erotic and terrestrial, bringing a uniqueness that is at once bursting with passion and a little nostalgia.
Maison Detto Noisette
For those who are partial to more delicate, softer nuances, this fragrance is just touched with French lavender, with base notes of elusive ambrette seed, musk, and amber for a warmth that grounds magnolia and orris. It melds with one’s body chemistry for something truly unique; it’s peaceful, strong, and feminine.
Wonder Valley Hinoki Body Oil & Bar Soap
While these two products are excellent on their own as small gifts or stocking stuffers, together they make the ultimate due for a luxurious bathing experience. The packaging is unreal— gorgeous to give and to receive, you’ll almost want to forgo wrapping if it weren’t for the element of surprise and delight.
Both are formulated with Wonder Valley’s signature pure extra virgin olive oil, and inspired by the hinoki forest in rural Japan and the feeling of soaking in the hot waters of an onsen. Both are deeply cleansing and hydrating for a rich bathing experience.
Wonder Valley - Olio Nuevo
For the cook— this generously sumptuous olive oil is almost too pretty to use… if it weren’t so tasty! Just ripened olives are plucked fresh for a vibrant, spicy kick for an intensely bright fruit flavor of this limited edition blend. It’s manzanilla, leccino, leccino, maurino and frantoio varietals in 100% plastic-free glass, wood, cork, and paper.
Saya Skincare Essentials Kit
This kit will make any skincare novice or guru stacked with the perfect line-up easy as 1-2-3. This trio is designed to meet normal, oily, or combo skin types with perfect balance. It includes a cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturizer— everything you need to soothe, smooth, clear, and hydrate anytime, but the size also makes this kit excellent for travel.
The Beauty Minimalist: Neada Deters
“Less is more,” says Neada Deters, founder of LESSE, whose overarching beauty philosophy, brand mission, and skincare routine are all in perfect harmony. "An unbalanced complexion, however, is what initially prompted Deters (a former editor and product guinea pig) to dig deeper into botanical ingredients and curate her own line of effective organic essentials that help clear skin—and declutter your bathroom shelf. “We’re asking people to buy and use fewer products,” explains Deters of LESSE’s unique approach. “It’s counter to the consumerism of the beauty industry but is better for your skin and the planet.”