What we're giving this year

Beauty Bits

I eagerly await the arrival of my Birchbox each month: It's a beauty box filled with a handful of travel-size (and sometimes full-size!) products, from perfume to lipstick. Purchase a subscription (available in 3-, 6- or 12-month increments at $10 a box on Birchbox.com) for your sister, girlfriend or mom, and she'll thank you each time the pink box arrives.

Heather Weekley is assistant editor for Capital Style who relishes all things beauty.

Words of Wisdom

I love the fun, vintage-y signs made by the company Sugarboo Designs with sweet sayings and lyrics, such as "You are my sunshine" and "Hello, gorgeous." You'll find them at Happy Go Lucky Home and Bungalow. And Pottery Barn sells personalized linen pillow covers that are a perfect family gift. You can choose your monogram and font at PotteryBarn.com.

Dana Wilson is a freelance reporter who covers décor and more for Capital Style.

Sweet Treats

Every year I like to send central Ohio food goodies to my far-flung family. In years past, that's included Jeni's ice creams and Pistacia Vera baked goods (excellent for the gluten-intolerants in the family). This year, it's going to be goodies from Krema Nut Company (I'm currently obsessed with their dark chocolate organic raisins and cherries). You'll find them at Krema.com.

Jane Hawes is the editor of Columbus Parent and writes the feature "Life Line" in Capital Style.