Giftspiration: Katey Denno

Katey Denno

This holiday season, we’re getting in the spirit by getting quick tips on what to give, what to get, and how to celebrate from a few of our most inspirational friends. Next up in our Giftspiration Survey, Katey Denno—a celebrity makeup artist and clean beauty advocate with incredible taste in, well…just about everything.

Best gift you’ve ever received…

The skinny gold ring I wear on my right ring finger, given to me by a close friend on my 40th birthday. She said it was a tradition among the women in her friend circle, and that it symbolizes an engagement between friends. She told me that before I put it on, I needed to spend time thinking of the vows I’d like to make to myself. It’s been a really nice daily reminder of the love, respect, and focus I like to give myself and others every day.

Best gift you’ve ever given…

The skinny gold rings a number of my close friends now wear on their right ring fingers. I love the ones from Starling Jewelry in particular.

Favorite True Botanicals product to give…

The Pure Radiance Body Oil, without a doubt. It’s the universal, one-size-fits-all kind of gift that everyone immediately wants to put on and share with everyone else.

Favorite charity to support…

The Children’s Alliance. They’re a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth who are aging out of foster care.

Tip for a more sustainable holiday…

During family gatherings, never ever use plastic plates, cups, or plastic utensils! If you don’t have enough of anything you need in the kitchen, take a trip to your local second-hand shop and look through the shelves.

Got-to holiday dish…

Lightly sautéed French string beans with crushed hazelnuts and a lot of dill and lemon.

Rituals for keeping calm during the holiday hustle…

Long baths with essential oils every night. It’s the only time of year that I let myself fill up the tub.

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