3 stocking stuffers, including something for the boys

Cargo Classic Lip Gloss in Whistler. Need I say more? By the holidays, Olympics fever will be at full pitch.

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Cargo Classic Lip Gloss in Whistler. Need I say more? By the holidays, Olympics fever will be at full pitch. This pretty peachy pink shade is fairly neutral, therefore a safe bet as a gift; if it doesn’t work on its own for someone, it definitely would work on top of a lipstick to enliven it. It also comes with a little ‘Timestrip’ innovation that reminds you when it expires. $22

The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World’s Most Elegant Woman by Karen Karbo is a witty and charming book, and a perfect gift for any fashion lover. It tells you all about the Chanel point of view and current branding, as well as history. Along the way, you realize it’s also about having strong convictions and sticking to them. Chanel reportedly said: ‘Elegance is refusal.’ One could take that to mean just because something is a trend doesn’t mean it’s right for you’about $25.

Gillette body wash. My 12-year-old son likes this, and the nylon sponge that goes with it; it’s masculine looking with a gripper on it and is called ‘shower gear’ (so as not to sound and look all poufy).  Also, it’s sealed with a scratch and sniff sticker, which makes it even more fun (although the scratch and sniff’s purpose is to cut down on ‘Clean Up In Aisle Five’ scenarios by discouraging shoppers from opening the bottle to check the scent). And the lightly scented "sensitive skin" version won’t overwhelm the bathroom with cologne-y men’s fragrance. For your little guy or big guy, this is a good one. Gillette 2-in-1 Hydrator + Body Wash, and Scrubber shower tool, $4.99 each.

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