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Gifts for Your Friend Who Got Really Into Crystals This Year

A Rustic Zodiac Candle Holder

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For a gift that's slightly more personal than your basic store-bought candle, opt for these handmade reclaimed wood candle holders that feature an antique zodiac sign of your choice. ($23; etsy.com)

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A Pink Quartz Mirror

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Not only does this mirror look trendy, it also features rose quartz, which is said to promote love and attract romance—so it's really the gift that keeps on giving. ($79; urbanoutfitters.com)

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A Fancy Constellation Carousel

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You can file this one under pretty, frivolous gifts you'd never buy yourself but would be not-so-secretly thrilled to receive. This limited-edition constellation carousel attaches to a candle (not included) and turns when lit. ($50; diptyqueparis.com)

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Kim Kardashian's New Perfume

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Even if she doesn't keep up with the Kardashians, chances are high she'll appreciate the brand new KKW crystal gardenia fragrance, which is intended to instill a sense of zen. The crystal-shaped bottle is inspired by the healing crystals Kim turned to last year. ($60; kkwfragrance.com)

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Barre Socks with a Mindful Message

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These comfy, grippy socks make for a thoughtful yet affordable gift for the barre or Pilates-going woman in your life. ($16; stickybesocks.com)

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A Crystal Aromatherapy Necklace

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Not only does this sterling silver gem necklace make for a cool, understated accessory, but it also allows you to add your favorite aromatherapy blend. Choose from white crystal for presence or rose quartz for love. ($90; saje.com)

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A Meditation Starter Pack

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A mindful gift set complete with a cushion, sandalwood mala beads, and journal will take any meditation practice to a whole new level of zen. ($62; yogaworks.com

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A Crystal Water Bottle

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Made from snowflake obsidian, this crystal helps you stay centered on stressful days and is said to help cleanse negative energy, either from your environment or from within, for positive 2018 vibes. Plus, it'll look damn good on any desk. ($108; freepeople.com)

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A Chic White Candle

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A fresh, airy, and calming scent in a minimalistic ceramic vessel that she can reuse even after her fifty hours of burn time is up. ($68; phlur.com

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A Bold Blue Moon Phase Calendar

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This 2018 moon phase calendar doubles as chic wall art for the celestial-obsessed. ($18; etsy.com)

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A Trendy Crystal Tray

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This tray is made of the royal blue-hued crystal soladite, which encourages truth and intuition. She can use it to show off her perfume bottles, jewelry, or you know, charge her other crystals if that's her thing. ($149; stonedcrystals.com

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Material Girl, Mystical World

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Written by a fashion journalist turned spiritual blogger (think Carrie Bradshaw meets Elizabeth Gilbert), this book is perfect for anyone dipping their toes into meditation, tarot, or astrology. ($15; amazon.com)

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A Sleek Aromatherapy Diffuser

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This diffuser features both an ambient and meditation light that lets you turn your bedroom or bathroom into a spa-like meditation zone with your favorite aromatherapy scents. ($60; pilgrimcollection.com)

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A Stackable Crystal Gemstone Bracelet

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These simple, adjustable bracelets come in a variety of pretty gemstones so you can choose which message speaks to you. This version features labradorite, which purportedly helps balance your energy through life's ups and downs—who doesn't need that after this year? ($38; gorjana.com)

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A Pretty Pink Clay Skin Care Set

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This brand has a cult following for a reason: Their small-batch, all-natural, and therapeutic-focused products smell amazing and work. Gift this pink clay cleansing bar, exfoliating mask, and hydrating coconut water mist to your skin-care obsessed friend, mom, or sister. ($45; herbivorebotanicals.com)

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4 Eyebrow Shapes That Look Good On Anyone

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The golden rule of grooming: Before you shape or shade your brows, find a length that flatters your face. "Brow aesthetics may change over the years, but what never changes is where an attractive brow begins and ends," says Mally Roncal, a makeup artist and the founder of Mally Beauty.

Alcohol-Themed Gifts for Every Booze Lover On Your List

A Sparkly Cross-Body Bag

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For your girlfriend who loves a glittery accessory, it really doesn't get any better than these cheeky booze-themed cross-body bags. ($50; alwaysfits.com)

SHOP ALL CROSSBODY BAGS

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"Earn Your Cocktails" Tank

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Can you ever go wrong with a cute and comfy muscle tank with a motivational saying? ($29; lovesweatfitness.com

SHOP ALL TANK TOPS

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Pretty Etched Shot Glasses

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A far cry from how you took shots in your college days, these pretty etched glasses—paired with a wood tray with leather handles—add instant style to any bar cart. ($45; floor9living.com)

4 glasses feature etched designs and wood tray has leather handles.

A Glittery Shaker and Tumbler Set

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For the aspiring mixologist in your life, this shaker and tumbler set filled with glitter is the ultimate fun and festive party gift. ($48; bando.com

SHOP ALL SHAKERS

Blush-Colored Tequila

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For the person on your list who is obsessed with rose-everything, look no further than this tequila that's aged in Napa Cabernet barrels to give it that subtle pink hue. ($60; codigo1530.com)

 

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    Cocktail-Flavored Gummy Bears

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    While not technically alcoholic, these cocktail gummies have the same taste of a Moscow Mule or Old Fashioned and make for a fun and affordable stocking stuffer. ($4; target.com)

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    Tattoo-Designed Beer Can Glass

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    Available in a variety of designs, these tattoo beer can glasses are the perfect combination of girly and edgy. ($12; easytigerco.com)

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    A Gold Pizza Bottle Opener

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    A chic and thematic accessory for pizza and beer nights. ($17; amazon.com

    A Classy Whiskey Decanter Set

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    Speaking of whiskey, this decanter set is a whiskey-lover's dream—and looks way more expensive than its price tag. ($25; tjmaxx.com)

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    A Furry Wine Holder

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    Paired with your friend's favorite bottle of vino, this faux fur wine bag makes for the perfect hostess gift. ($14; 8oaklane.com)

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    What Do You Meme?

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    While not technically billed as a drinking game, we can attest that this Cards Against Humanity-esque card game is way more entertaining with a cocktail in hand. ($30; whatdoyoumeme.com)

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    Rose Gold Bracelet Flask

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    This bangle flask is equal parts function and fashion—what more could you want? ($45; helloblush.com

    SHOP ALL BANGLES

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    An Insulated Stemless Wine Glass

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    Perfect for throwing in your beach bag, these stainless steel stemless wine glasses feature a spill-resistant lid and triple insulation to keep drinks cold for nine hours. Oh, and they come in super-fun metallic and unicorn finishes. ($25 each; corcicle.com)

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    A Copper Martini Gift Set

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    For the person who lives for a good martini, this pretty copper set will let them play bartender at home. ($129; elyxboutique.com

    A Bottle of Wine with a Custom Label

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    A customized label, complete with their name and a personalized message, takes a basic bottle of bubbly (or white, or red, or rosé) for that holiday or New Year's party to a whole new level. ($17; chloewinecollection.com)

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    The Best Protein Powders for Women, According to Nutritionists

    15. NorCal Organic Peanut Butter Protein

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    "The only ingredient used here is peanuts," says Linzy Ziegelbaum, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. "With 11 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, only 100 calories, and 3 grams of fat, this peanut butter protein powder is a great low-calorie option to add to breakfast or snacks. I would try adding it to smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, and baked goods for the peanut butter taste with half the calories and fat." ($35 for 2 lbs; norcal-organic.com)

    Protein: 11 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    14. Welleco The Super Elixir Nourishing Protein

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    "This has a decent amount of fiber per serving, a good ingredient list, contains probiotics, and contains a blend of plant proteins (brown rice and peas)," says Victoria Jarzabkowski Lindsay, R.D., a Washington DC–based dietitian. In case you're wondering why fiber matters in a protein powder, Lindsay explains that since many people use protein powder in smoothies as a meal replacement or snack, it's a good idea to make sure there's a decent amount of fiber in there to keep you fuller longer and to stabilize blood sugar levels. ($59 for 500g; welleco.com)

    Protein: 16.2 grams per 1-scoop serving

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    13. Vega Clean Protein

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    "Vega's Clean Protein is a good source of iron, has 25 grams of protein per serving for just 130 calories, no sugar, and a good ingredient list," says Lindsay. Its sodium is slightly higher than some of the others on this list, but it's an overall good pick. ($70 for 3 lbs, 10.5 oz; myvega.com)

    Protein: 25 grams per 1-scoop serving

    Related: Don't eat meat? Here's how to get enough iron.

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    12. Bulletproof Whey Protein

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    This protein powder by Bulletproof has minimal ingredients, so you'll know exactly what you're eating. Plus, it also includes colostrum (a type of milk produced during pregnancy) which Lindsay says may boost immunity. ($40 for 1 lb; bulletproof.com)

    Protein: 15 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    11. Tone It Up Plant Based Protein

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    "This is an affordable protein supplement that is known for its great taste and versatility," says Lindsay. It packs 15 grams of protein, is totally vegan, and works just as well in smoothies as it does in protein pancakes. ($23 for 11.36 oz; target.com)

    Protein: 15 grams per 1-scoop serving

    (Need a recipe? These are the best protein pancakes you'll ever make.)

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    10. Bob's Red Mill Whey Protein Powder

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    Whey is the most popular type of protein powder out there because it's digested and absorbed quickly and easily, which means there are a ton of options. "When choosing a whey protein powder, it is not necessary to have a long ingredient list of fillers, sweeteners, and additives," says Ziegelbaum. That's probably why dietitians are such big fans of the unflavored kind. "The ingredients in this protein powder are simple, just whey protein concentrate and sunflower lecithin." ($14 for 12 oz; bobsredmill.com)

    Protein: 15 grams per 1/4-cup serving

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    9. Klean Athlete Klean Isolate

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    Lindsay likes this protein powder because it packs 20 grams of protein for just 100 calories—a great ratio. It also uses whey isolate instead of whey concentrate, which is preferable, she says. "Whey isolates are considered purer and are higher in protein than whey concentrates." ($49.50 for 20.5 oz; kleanathlete.com)

    Protein: 20 grams per 1-scoop serving

    Related: Proof That Whey Protein Really Is Best for Building Muscle

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    8. Naked Nutrition Egg White Protein Powder

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    "This protein powder has 25 grams of protein per serving and just two ingredients," Lindsay says. "It's great for those who are on a paleo or dairy-free diet."

    Mandy Enright, R.D.N., R.Y.T., a dietitian and creator of the couples nutrition blog Nutrition Nuptials, is also a fan of the brand's other products. "Naked Nutrition's original Grass Fed Whey Protein Powder is one of my favorites that I recommend to clients who are looking for ways to add additional protein to their diet," says Enright. "The plain 'naked' flavor makes it more versatile so it can be added to anything without altering the taste." ($65 for 3 lbs; nkdnutrition.com)

    Protein: 25 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    7. Ancient Nutrition Organic Bone Broth Protein

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    Bone broth protein might sound like a head-scratcher at first, but it's simply made from dehydrated bone broth liquid, says Enright. "It can be a good addition to soups and sauces to increase protein content due to the lack of taste-altering flavor," she says. "The nutrients found in bone broth support joints, skin, digestive function, and muscles." ($55 for 1.09 lbs; draxe.com)

    Protein: 20 grams per 1-scoop serving

    Related: If you're not so sure about bone broth, here are 8 benefits that will convince you to try the trend.

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    6. Vital Proteins Dark Chocolate Collagen Whey

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    "This supplement has 27 grams of protein per serving, which is at the higher end for protein powders," says Linsday. "This protein powder has a short ingredient list, a combination of protein and fiber, plus collagen and probiotics without any added sugars or artificial ingredients," adds Ziegelbaum. While the jury's still out on whether you should be adding collagen to your diet, it is a good source of protein in itself. ($49 for 1.3 lbs; vitalproteins.com)

    Protein: 27 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    5. Orgain Organic Protein

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    "I often recommend protein blends when choosing protein powders," says Ziegelbaum. "Similar to how I would recommend having multiple food groups at each meal, a protein blend will also provide a variety of nutrients. This blend contains organic brown rice protein, organic chia seed, organic hemp protein, and organic pea protein." There is a small amount of added sweetener, but it's in the form of stevia and monk fruit extract, which are no-calorie natural options. ($33 for 2.03 lbs; gnc.com)

    Protein: 21 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    4. Aloha Protein Powder

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    "The combination of organic pea protein, organic hemp seed protein, and organic pumpkin seed protein found in this powder results in a complete protein," says Ziegelbaum. "This means that it contains all of the essential amino acids, which is not something found in all plant protein powders." Lindsay also likes that it has mostly organic ingredients. ($30 for 1 lb, 3 oz; aloha.com)

    Protein: 18 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    3. ProMix Grass-Fed Whey Protein

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    "This unflavored protein powder is just whey protein concentrate," says Lindsay. "Grass-fed whey may contain more omega-3 fats and other nutrients, and may be preferable for some based on ethical or environmental reasons." ($20 for 1 lb; promixnutrition.com)

    Protein: 25 grams per 2-scoop serving

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    2. SunWarrior Classic Protein Powder

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    "This is one of my personal favorites," says Lindsay. "It has a decent amount of iron, lower sugar, uses organic ingredients, has a good protein-to-calorie ratio (about 15 grams for 80 calories), uses a blend of plant-based protein, tastes great, and is easily digestible." ($32 for 500g; sunwarrior.com)

    Protein: 16 grams per 1-scoop serving

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    1. Garden of Life Organic Raw Fit

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    "This raw vegan protein powder is made with raw sprouted proteins from sources such as whole grains, seeds, and legumes, and provides 28 grams of protein," says Enright. Lindsay also points out that it contains Ashwagandha, which is an adaptogenic herb thought to help combat stress, inflammation, and cortisol. ($30 for 1 lb; gnc.com)

    Protein: 28 grams per 1-scoop serving

    (Related: BTW, this is why adaptogens are worth the health hype.)

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