Bethenny Frankel’s holiday gift picks: Beauty favorites to Jill Zarin’s intention candles

Bethenny Frankel has a gift for picking presents.

But when it comes to selecting a surprise for her fiancé, Paul Bernon, the business mogul just might have met her match in more ways than one.

“The lavish gifts that he buys me are hard to compete with,” the self-proclaimed “excellent gift giver” says of her beau — whom she’s planning to surprise with a “Breville high-end coffee maker” this year.

When it comes to others on her long list of giftees, however, the Forever Young Rosé founder’s extensive TikTok testing has given her plenty of insights on what’s worth purchasing. 

“Future Society is my new favorite fragrance. It’s so rich and unique; I’m mesmerized!” the star says of the luxe perfumer, which makes scents including the Haunted Rose Eau de Parfum ($98) she’s put to the test.  

Future Society

Future Society Haunted Rose Eau de Parfum

A Beutifect box and vanity mirror

Beautifect Ultimate Light Duo

And while she bestows the title of “the best gift of all” on the Beautifect Vanity and Mirror Travel Case ($484) — “It’s the Rolls-Royce of beauty bags and is elite,” she raves — her nice list also includes plenty of more budget-friendly buys. 

“I’ve discovered every single beauty product there is,” she tells us, shouting out True Botanicals skincare and the “pretty amazing” L’Oréal Paris Midnight Cream ($33) — “rich bitch cream,” as she calls it — as a few of her favorite beauty finds of 2023.

With the new year nearly here, she’s also helping loved ones toast in style with her Mingle Mocktails ($25), calling the beverages “amazing for people who are sober, sober curious or headed for a dry January.”

L'Oréal Paris Midnight Cream
Ulta Beauty

L’Oréal Paris Midnight Cream 

Mingle Mocktails set
Mingle Mocktails

Mingle Mocktails Variety Pack

Some of her podcast guests can expect to “Just B” surprised with bottles before the New Year’s Eve rolls around, in addition to personal gifts like Bandolier phone cases, which she sent to Whitney Cummings after a recent interview.

As for her own 2024? It seems the star — who had Jill Zarin on her podcast this summer, marking their first reunion since their feud in 2010 — is continuing to ignite a fresh start, as she also named Zarin’s candles ($36+) as a top gift pick.

“I have to shout out Jill & Ally intention candles; they come with a crystal and smell delicious,” she raved.