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25 Days of Holiday Gifts: Natural Beauty Kit

If you can’t give someone the day off, gift them a little pampering instead. The Beauty Box is an all-natural, all-in-one luxury kit, complete with facial oil, body butter, lip balm, and pure coconut oil. As the sweet basil, lavender, and roman chamomile melt into her skin, she’ll be oohing and aahing over the soothing fragrance. The products are made with Broad Ripple’s Skinny & Co., the only 100 percent raw coconut oil on the market. Plus, the 2-oz. jar of the signature oil has hundreds of use—just Google it. $84. Love Your Body Boutique, 1724 E. 86th St., 317-663-8440

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.