Excuse Me While I Copy Everything These Brazilian Supermodels Do and Get to Celebrate the Holidays

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I don't know about you, but this holiday season I'm living my best supermodel life after finding out what Brazilian supermodels Lais Ribeiro, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Isabeli Fontana do to celebrate. These gorgeous women are more relatable than I thought, and honestly, it feels so refreshing because they make being a supermodel feel accessible. For them, it's all about family and keeping their heritage alive, as well as following some local traditions to bring health, love, and prosperity for the new year.

All four also shared their favorite things to gift this holiday season, which they already use and can vouch for. I love that the items are affordable, chic, and some of them even benefit social causes. They make perfect gifts for your loved ones, your BFFs, and even yourself, because you also need to pamper yourself during this time.

If you left the holiday shopping for the last minute like I did, you can stop stressing and keep reading for these supermodel-approved gifts.

Lais Ribeiro

For Lais Ribeiro, the holidays are all about enjoying quality time with her family. "One of the things I love about the holidays is that we all get together in the kitchen," Lais told POPSUGAR. "We make a big family meal with turkey and lots of Brazilian sides. This is something I love to do with my family in Brazil because I don't see them as often as I'd like, so it's nice quality time we spend together and it also helps us keep food recipes alive within our family."

Lais' Holiday Picks:

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45): "Get a little holiday basket and put in tons of Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. I use this cream every day and sometimes even mixed with oil. It leaves your skin silky smooth during those harsh winter days."

Brigadeiros Box ($24): "I love sweets! One of my favorite places in NYC is the Brigadeiro Bakery. They make my favorite traditional Brazilian treats and ship anywhere in the country so it's perfect for family and friends who may not be near, but know you're thinking of them."

Victoria's Secret Robe ($36): "Victoria's Secret has the best robes out right now. I think they're great gifts and always nice for cozy nights."

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio is all about spending the holidays by the water in her native Brazil, since the holiday break falls in their Summer. "For New Year's, we jump the waves in the ocean and make wishes, and also throw flowers for Yemanja — the goddess of the sea — so that we have a healthy and happy year," she said.

Alessandra's Holiday Picks:

Togetherband Bracelet ($46): "It's a perfect gift this holiday seasons as it gives back by raising awareness about UN Global Goals, specifically Global Goal 14, Life Below Water. What I love about this gift is that you get two bracelets and you can share it with someone else and spread the message."

Gal Floripa Swimwear ($198): "I know it is cold in most parts of the world, but a lot of people go on vacation, so I will be gifting all of my girlfriends some amazing swimwear from my collection, Gal Floripa."

Jacquie Aiche Crystal Necklace ($2,125): "If you want to splurge and spend a bit more on a gift, anything from Jacquie Aiche would do, especially anything with gemstones or crystals."

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima tries to fly to Brazil with her kids for the holidays, so they can get in touch with her Brazilian roots. "Each year is different, but most I try to fly down to Brazil with my daughters," she said. "Before traveling, we like to pick up holiday gifts for our family and local children who aren't as privileged, so they understand and appreciate all of the things they have in their lives."

Adriana's Holiday Picks:

AL x Puma Collection ($25-$100): "One of the best things I have ever done is invest time in my self-care. I take time for myself at the gym so that I feel good mentally and physically. My collection with Puma launched right before the holiday season — this is the perfect gift for someone who needs some 'me time' or someone who is starting their fitness journey in 2020."

Amazon Kindle ($70): "I have always been a big fan of reading. Spiritual guidance books are some of my favorite and I love to share what I find with friends and family. An e-reader with some of your favorite books uploaded is a great way to share some of the books you love."

Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Collection Kit ($48): "If you know anything about me, you know I love a bold lip. I've worked with Maybelline for many years and I know their Superstay Matte Ink lipsticks really do stay on! This is the best gift to give the ultimate beauty lover. She can go around town and eat and drinks during holiday parties with no need to reapply."

Isabeli Fontana

Isabeli Fontana is also about honoring her Brazilian traditions through the holidays and enjoying her country's amazing weather while doing so. "Our biggest tradition for the Holidays is that we wear all white and on New Year's —and we jump seven waves in order to bring health, love, and prosperity in the year that begins," Isabeli told us.

Isabeli's Holiday Picks:

Alo Sueded Slit Bra ($58): "I love everything from Alo Yoga, especially the new sueded collection and this Alo Sueded Slit Bra."

Ninja Blender ($112): "A personal blender with a recipe book is great so that anyone can start every morning with proper nutrition."

Smoky Quartz Water Bottle ($80): "A travel water bottle is perfect to make sure not to use plastic in the new year. To make it more special, you can get this crystal infused water bottle."