Unique Holiday Gift Ideas - Most Under $100

The Christmas spirit is in the air and MY Lifestyle Extra is getting you ready for the holidays with a number of unique gift ideas to make a good impression on that special loved one. With the help of MY Lifestyle Magazine Contributing Beauty Editor Jackson Simmonds, in this week’s edition we present you with seven extraordinary gift ideas - and most are under $100.

People usually appreciate receiving an out-of-the-ordinary present. Try buying something at a local arts and crafts market in your city. Here in New York, the Union Square Holiday Market is the perfect place to begin. We picked a few special gifts from the Shangri-La booth #C24. Their most popular item this year? A bouquet of handmade light flowers. Each flower is individually lit and makes a great conversational piece in the home. Also from Shangri-La, a hand-carved dragon incense burner where the smoke comes out of the dragon’s nose. What an exciting gift! Both were created in the Chiang Mai Province in Thailand and are one-of-a-kind items.

Another fabulous idea is giving the gift of beauty. For men, we love the Kiehl’s gift boxes, including their Facial Fuel series that includes moisturizer, after shave cream, cleanser and more. One unisex item we love is the Clarisonic Aria Cleansing Brush, which deeply cleanses and smoothes the face. After washing the face, it’s important to moisturize. For women, we like the Glytone Gel Wash and Glytone Anti-Aging Night Cream from Clo Clo Skincare in New York, rejuvenating the face overnight with antioxidants.

Lastly, our trendy gift. We tend to overeat during the holidays and there’s no better time to give something healthy. Our team loves the Turmeric Alive drinks, featuring the wonder ingredient turmeric. Providing natural energy, they are a great stocking stuffer and full of raw ingredients. You can even buy them in a gift pack online.

If you haven’t finished shopping yet, we hope these ideas help. This week, we also continue our “Best of 2012” series. As we reflect on this past year, we look back on some of the MY Lifestyle Magazine issues that caught everyone’s attention, beginning with the double cover edition featuring Telenovela Actress Danna Garcia on one side and MundoFOX Star Valentina Rendón on the other. These two Colombian women are special in their own ways, with Garcia being the “girl next door” that everyone loves to Rendón making her crossover to the U.S. market this year.

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Also in our best of this year was former New York Yankees Catcher Jorge Posada and his wife, TV Personality Laura Posada. The two were the first couple to ever appear on the cover. MY Lifestyle Magazine was the only media outlet allowed inside their mansion in Miami, a big honor and achievement for our publication.

Lastly, we bring you our current edition for December 2012/January 2013 featuring Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes on the cover for our beauty issue. Be sure to pick this one up before it sells out!

Whatever gifts you choose for your friends, family and anyone else you are buying for this season, the MY Lifestyle Magazine team wishes you and yours a very Happy Holidays!

MY Lifestyle Magazine is a boutique publication for chic bicultural Latinos. From health, beauty, travel, entertainment and fashion, this New York-based publication reveals all the latest cultural styles and trends. It is the first multimedia platform for bicultural readers, as 85 percent of the content is in English and 15 percent in Spanish.

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