Secret Santa Picks From The Secret Circle
From The Craft to Charmed, we've always had a thing for witches (and not just because a dramatic black dress will never go out of style). The Secret Circle, the CW series which began airing this fall, is no exception. The twisty drama hinges on an orphan named Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson) who moves in with her grandmother in the small town of Chance Harbor.
Her group of newly acquired friends—including Faye, Diana, Melissa, Nick and Adam—reveal that they (Cassie included) are all descendants of powerful witches and belong to a group called the Secret Circle. As her relationships with members of the circle begin to strengthen, she learns how to unlock incredible powers. She also stumbles across some shocking information that reveals her dangerous destiny. Hooked, yet?
So while holiday shopping may not require black magic, we thought is was fitting to ask the show's leading ladies to offer up some gift tricks, particularly when it comes to picking Secret Santa presents. After all, not all witchery is supernatural—some is learned.
Though we can’t get enough of Robertson in her newest role, we also loved her as Lux in the sadly-canceled television series Life Unexpected and are anxiously awaiting the release of her newest film, The First Time. Click through to shop her Secret Santa picks.
"I am obsessed with all Fresh beauty products, especially the lip treatments. You can find combination packages, such as, the 'Sugar Lust Set' on Sephora.com (That's what I'll be throwing in my sisters' stockings!) or you can create your own and buy them individually."
"Eco-friendly soy candles! I really dig MaddisonAvenue. Check out their website because they have some fantastic holiday gift baskets and even really cool message candles to personalize!"
"I always think compact digital cameras are cool gifts for men and women! These days you can find some great ones out there for a decent price and then you can use the photos next year to frame for friends and family—dual use!"
"Dare I say a Snuggie? Well if you are going for funny then of course find a funny Snuggie and call it a day. Phoebe Tonkin gets some serious use out of hers! Or, in the same vein, you could go for a themed throw blanket, depending on if you are gifting to a sports fan, pet person or just a Christmas nut. I qualify for all of the above and always love cuddling up in a blanket during winter time."
"Another great gift is a Relief Bracelet on ReliefBeads.org ...Check out the website and read about how they have designed these beads to reach out, gain awareness, and provide care to refuge children in Africa. Not only is it a great cause but you can layer these bracelets for a cute gift to a friend and share with them the information on this organization. "
Phoebe Tonkin plays the role of the ruthless, beautiful meanie Faye Chamberlain. A member of the secret circle, Faye brings a sense of suspense to the plot as her fascination with the dark forces of witchcraft make us question whose side she’s really on.
Though a newcomer to the States, Sydney-native Tonkin is well known for her role on the critically acclaimed Australian television series H20: Just Add Water. Click through to shop her Secret Santa picks.
"I gave the cast of Secret Circle all books for Christmas. It’s so fun going to a bookstore and finding books that suit everyone's different personalities, or giving them one of your all time favorites. I love The Alchemist, Lolita and Lord of the Flies."
"I have so many of these. I’m obsessed with nice smelling rooms."
"My mum has bought these pajamas for my sister and I nearly every Christmas. Yes, most of the time she gets us the same pair so that we match!"
"I love oils. I use this on my face before I go to bed. It smells beautiful and I love using organic skincare products."
"I love red wine, especially when it’s getting cold; a biodynamic and organic wine makes a really nice gift."
With a Miss Teen USA crown under her belt, Shelley Hennig is used to being a leader. Perhaps this past experience is what makes her such an excellent fit for her role as Diana Meade: the secret circle member crazy dedicated to protecting the circle and those she loves most, including her boyfriend Adam.
Besides doing pageants, Hennig grew up dancing and performing in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. After attending the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, she scored a role on the infamous soap opera Days of Our Lives. Click through to shop her Secret Santa picks.
"Get Nivea Cherry Chapstick for your sister or girlfriend. It gives your lips a strong color without making them look like you tried too hard— and it's moisturizing! I keep a few in my home, one in my car and I hope to find 10 more in my stocking this year."
"Argyle socks for your boyfriend and argyle tights for your girlfriend! You can find them at any department store. I found mine at Nordstrom.com. It’s my winter look."
"It's a MUST have for your kitchen. Mom or dad will love it."
"My hands are so dry from washing them so much this flu season (and from seeing the movie Contagion). This is a great cure and great for any of your loved ones!"
In her Secret Circle role, Kennedy plays a free-spirited yet mature witch named Melissa Glaser. Although Melissa is known for being mean-girl Faye’s sidekick, she has a secret of her own that makes her powerfully unique.
Kennedy has has previously appeared on numerous shows including Smallville, Kaya, and Valemont and in films including Another Cinderella Story, 50/50, and the recent film In Time. Click through to shop her Secret Santa picks.
"Tocca has some amazing candles and a huge variety. They smell like heaven."
"I don't know why I like these so much but I've always had a thing for really cool match boxes."
"These make any woman's behind look amazing. I love how supported I feel in them."
"I love this stuff so much and it smells like rose water. There is nothing better than makeup that smells good!"
"These guys are really cool! They are the reincarnation of everything you love about classic rock."
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