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12 easy gifts that make you look good

Does anyone else find joy in giving gifts - perhaps even more than in receiving them? I love treasure-hunting for my family and friends, but inevitably, the year goes by so quickly that I end up feeling rushed for time.

 

“This year, we compiled a gift list inspired by some of our closest friends.”

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8 little ways to spark joy in others

I heard a beautiful Japanese phrase recently: tokimeki, a romantic word for excitement or heartbeat. It captures the feeling of joy in unboxing a gift selected by a loved one.

“Here are a few easy ways to make someone’s holiday simply magical.”

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More Than a Lipstick

In Japan, you can’t help but notice that tea is more than just tea, a fan is more than just a fan, and sake is more than just sake. Behind these seemingly everyday objects lies a dedication to a craft, elevating them to an art. The thought and care applied by each artisan—whether making sake (a lovesong to Japan’s cherished staple, rice), whisking green tea (a symbol of Japanese hospitality) or wrapping a gift (a way to show love and care)—makes even the humblest activities feel luxurious.

“This Japanese artistry and attention to detail inspired us...”
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Why Face Masks Shouldn’t Hurt

At least once a week, packages arrive at my door on the same day I've placed the order. (Who doesn't love same-day shoes?) We are spoiled by instant gratification—we love convenience, speed and incredible efficiency.

 

“I'm intrigued by instant, dramatic results promised in the latest skincare trend: face masks.”
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Five Tips for Momtrepreneurs

Dear Alea,

You are seven years old now, but wise beyond your years. You understand so much and are such a good traveler that I’ve been taking you on work trips with me. The more you understand about my work, the more questions that you have. I love having you feel like a part of Tatcha because you were born on the same day that Tatcha started selling in stores. You are like my twins. 

 

"You started giving me advice about work and we decided to write them down." 
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