Giftspiration: Stephanie Liu Hjelmeseth

Stephanie Liu Hjelmeseth

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, Stephanie Liu Hjelmeseth—a beauty and style tastemaker who has a way of making everything look chic, from her nontoxic-beauty-strewn nightstand to her diaper bag.

Best gift you’ve ever received…

A custom vinyl recording of our friend who sang At Last as I walked down the aisle on our wedding day. 

Best gift you’ve ever given…

A surprise birthday dinner for friends with a private chef.

Favorite True Botanicals product to give…

The Moisture Lock Overnight Mask. You wake up with glowing, soft skin—and that’s a nice morning treat for anyone! 

Favorite charity to support…

Every Mother Counts. The global maternity health crisis is growing; One woman dies every two minutes from complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Mothers and children everywhere deserve to thrive in safe and healthy environments, and a healthy start leads to more productive upbringings. Most of all, women should not be dying from childbirth in our current society, but there are unnecessary roadblocks to accessing care and support for many, especially in our own country. 

Tip for a more sustainable holiday…

Use environmentally friendly, recycled paper for gift wrapping, minimal tape, and always save ribbons and bows for next time!

Got-to holiday dish…

A warm stew of coq au vin.

Rituals for keeping calm during the holiday hustle…

Get the fireplace going, put on Elvis’ Christmas Album, and drink a warm cup of mulled wine. 

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