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Gift guide: Hilary Swank

The actress on ocean expeditions, artisanal mezcal, and more

This holiday season, we’re sharing gift guides curated by athletes, actors, chefs, and our editors. In this final installment, we asked Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, star of recent filmWhat They Hadand creator ofMission Statement, what presents she’d most like to give and receive this year.

Portrait: @GregWilliamsPhotography

personal training sessions

“There’s no better gift one can receive than the gift of strengthening your body and your mind. It changes your life.”
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young living peace & calming essential oil

“This is my go-to scent, which helps me relax during and after stressful days. I have been using this brand since I was in my twenties—they use only the highest quality oils and no fillers.”
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sealegacy expedition

“Co-founded by photographers Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, this non-profit organization is on a mission to create healthy and abundant oceans. I would love to go on an expedition with them. I would get time in nature and with animals—two things I cherish—all while doing good to save our beautiful Mother Earth.”
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peter thomas roth instant mineral spf 45

“I already gifted this sunscreen to my closest friends. I always wear sunscreen rain or shine. This is an easy one to reapply (over makeup too—it acts like a great powder to boot), and is also good for kids.”
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platt boutique jewelry

“I don’t want to ruin any surprises, but I have my eye on a special antique piece for my mother from the beautiful and eclectic boutique Platt Jewelry. It’s the perfect place for one-of-a-kind gifts, and is where we got our vintage wedding rings.”
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yola mezcal

“This year, I’m giving the gift of downtime with my husband, family, and friends. We gather together to relax, play board games, and eat around the dinner table. One of our favorite things right now is drinks from around the world—like this yummy brand of mezcal run and made by women.”
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hu kitchen chocolate

“This vegan chocolate has been a go-to of mine for years.”
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adidas by stella mccartney ultraboost parley shoes

“I always seek out brands with a social conscience. Designed by Stella McCartney, these sneakers are made from plastic recycled from beaches and coastal communities.”
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mission statement strides run tight

“My clothing line Mission Statement is also anchored in social conscience and I am especially proud of the team of women who have helped me build it. These tights are so light that they feel as though they are almost not there, and yet remarkably provide compression and alignment for muscles.”
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mission statement traversiamo jacket

“This jacket is perfect to take on a hike or to the ski slopes. It's warmth without bulk, and you can reconfigure it to go lighter. Thanks to its removable sleeves, it can be worn as a jacket or vest. The drawcord collar expands for varying degrees of coverage whether you want to go with the high-neck look or something low and closed.”
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being kind to yourself

“I’d like to give to everyone the gift of 'being kind to yourself.' If you’re kind to yourself, you will be kind to others. It’s a beautiful natural ripple effect. Our society creates such lofty and unimportant standards, and there’s so much self-judgement and comparing that goes on these days. If we can let all that go, and be happy with who we are, and outrageously kind to ourselves, that’s when the magic in the world happens.”
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