Gifts with a K.C. Connection

Lavish the ones you love with these local beauty products

Noun Lipsticks, $26 each,

Give the gift of beauty and simplicity. These three gorgeous shades—a creamy, blue-based red; a sheer, glossy plum; and a muted diaphanous pink—all designed in K.C., narrow the endless sea of lip colors down to three, works-on-most shades.


Mer Sea & Co Soap and Agate set, $30 each, Anthropologie

The friend or hostess who loves surf and sand will appreciate the fresh, sea-inspired scents of these soaps: Coconut Sugar, Saltaire, and Citrus Matcha—and welcome the sink-spiffying agate trays. Agate is a form of quartz, by the way, and no two are the same.


Shine Candle Co. Modern Candles, $22, for stores

These may be the most delicious candles we’ve ever smelled. They’re made by a mom of four with a knack for making pure, clean scents—which means they won’t bother those sensitive to strong, synthetic smells—and a desire to offer anyone hurting a little repose. The Balsam Fir + Lavender, redolent of fresh-cut holiday greens, is especially great this time of year.


Wild Wash Soap Co. Beard Box, $38,

Present the beard devotee on your list this box flush with everything whiskers could want, including a shave cup made by local ceramicist Sweet Destructor. Wild Wash swaps ingredients known to harm skin or the environment for plant and essential oils that don’t.


Native Atlas Sativa Luxurious Body Oil, $79, Standard Style Boutique and Baldwin

Lavish someone you love with this luxe antidote to skin-sabotaging winter air. Its nourishing blend of organic essential oils and plant botanicals—all sourced from their native, wild environments around the world before being blended downtown—and its soul-soothing aroma will help them (and their skin) forget about the cold.


Skin Cranberry Orange Sugar Scrub, $18,

Made with 95 percent certified organic ingredients, this frothy, citrusy scrub smells good enough to eat. The sugar sloughs and smooths dry skin while the blend of apricot, sweet almond, jojoba, and olive oils leave it supple—perfect for anyone who loves stepping out of the shower with beautiful skin.