For the beauty and fragrance lover, five Colorado brands to gift this holiday season

Most of the fun of gift-giving comes from seeking out or just finding presents that really speak to their recipient. And I find that scents are a cunning way to do it. Just light a candle, take a bath or spritz something before leaving the house, and you’re probably reminded of certain moods, people, places.

As gifts, scents can be tricky, since they’re so personal. Still, I love taking a chance and giving something with a fragrance — who doesn’t love bergamot? — and better still if the products are made locally (which plenty are). Here are five Colorado-based companies that sell lovely, fragrant holiday gifts that you can order online or pick up locally.

1. Zents‘ spa-like scents almost force you to relax for a moment. Ten fragrances — anjou, earth, fig, fresh, mandarin, oolong, ore, petal, sun and water — fill soaps, shampoos, creams and more body

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26 Beauty Gift Ideas For Your Friend Who Loves Skincare & Smell Goods

26 Beauty Gift Ideas For Your Friend Who Loves Skincare & Smell Goods
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We all have that friend that’s nearly impossible to shop for. We toil through the interwebs and aisles searching for the gift that we think they’ll like, and wait with baited breath for them to deliver their verdict. However, if that friend is a beauty lover, things may be a little bit easier. That is, if you know what to be on the hunt for.

When searching for beauty gifts the best bet is to air on the side of self-care and fragrance. Like come on, who doesn’t like to feel smooth, luxurious and smell good on top of that? It’s the ideal way to encourage relaxation and pampering, while also providing that special person with something they’ll actually use. But if you still don’t know where to start, don’t stress. We’ve rounded up 26 of the best beauty gifts for birthdays, congratulatory celebrations, a

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Best Gift Cards

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Everybody loves the right gift card. (Photo: Amazon/Chewy/Sephora/Brooklinen/Baublebar)
Everybody loves the right gift card. (Photo: Amazon/Chewy/Sephora/Brooklinen/Baublebar)

Forgot to get you-know-who a gift?

Hey, we’re not pointing fingers. We feel the same way. There’s a level of universal fatigue from the year we’ve had, and we’re not as go-go-go as usual on the gift-shopping front. If playing Santa feels more bah humbug than ho ho ho this year, why not go the foolproof route of giving gift cards. The right pick for the right person can be even better than something in a big box, meticulously wrapped.

Gift cards are having a moment right now: You can score one for practically any brand out there—from fashion to food delivery—tailoring your choice to your recipient. And

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