It’s the most wonderful time of year and, of course, it is flying by! As 2020 draws to a close, I think it’s safe to say we’d like to live in the holiday spirit for as long as possible, and that means not stressing over that last-minute shopping. So, throw on your favorite Christmas movie and get cozy by the fireplace, because you can wrap up that list from the comfort of your couch. Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas this season to help you GIVE (and enjoy) a little CHEER!
The Du Soleil Candle is the perfect gift for anyone this holiday season. Du Soleil, meaning “from the sun” in French, evokes the warmth of the sun and the beautiful aromas of nature through its natural oil essence – soothing and relaxing notes of amber, vanilla, and rose. My favorite part, this candle uses Immunocologie’s clean product formulations to double as a massage oil, leaving the skin smooth, soft, and hydrated. After enjoying your Du Soleil Candle, simply extinguish the flame to experience the warm, thoughtfully sourced, cruelty-free, vegan vegetable oil blend on your skin.
Good Sport Apparel
Founder and designer, Stephanie Toilolo, turned her passion and innovation into a one-of-a-kind fashion brand, Good Sport. Inspired by her devotion rooted in her faith and extending into the world of fashion and towards her husband, a professional athlete, Stephanie used her eye for trends to build a womenswear brand tailored for sports lovers. Where fashion meets fan, the ladies can finally ditch the bulky or generic team threads for Good Sport’s feminine and customizable pieces, so you can rep your favorite team or player in style.
Prices starting at $12, https://goodsportapparel.com
Hustle & Hope Greeting Cards
Greeting Cards are a sweet sentiment during the holidays for absolutely anyone, especially for mailing to distant family and friends. Hustle & Hope is a greeting card company, with a little bit of a twist. This is not another “we wish you the best” card. This year, send some inspiration, motivation, or holiday tidings, with a touch of flair and humor. Bonus: buy a card, scan the back, and unlock a free guide to help you level up. A little bit of HUSTLE and a little bit of HOPE make dreams a reality!
Rastelli’s Gift Baskets
Everyone loves to indulge this time of year and the Rastelli’s Gift Baskets are filled with all your favorite holiday snacks. These carefully curated selections of high-quality meats, cheeses, chocolates, and more, are perfect to keep on-hand for easy entertaining, gifting a loved one, or just enjoying at home. The baskets are a hand-selected blend of sweet and savory foods, that are beautifully shipped in an artisan, wooden crate, and packaged with gel packs to keep the contents safe in transit.
Large crate: $159, Small crate: $89, https://www.rastellis.com
Ready Set Jet Beauty Batons
These travel-friendly and multi-functional beauty batons are designed for the on-the-go generation and for anyone looking to simplify their beauty routine. The batons act as dual-sided cosmetic sticks intended for everyday beauty needs, such as priming, moisturizing, and contouring, all available in universally flattering shades for the global citizen. The Ready Set Jet Beauty Baton is made for the females filled with wanderlust, providing inclusive, double duty beauty and easy to use products, no matter where your destination.
Caire Beauty Triple Lift Molecule Mask
For women, aging is a process we all dread – fine lines, wrinkles, sagging – no thanks! Designed specifically for women over 40, Caire is made with PhD designed formulations that take a revolutionary “hormone defying” approach to aging concerns. The CaireTriple Lift Molecule Mask is a skin boosting, glow-making, wrinkle reducing formula that infuses three custom-created types of Hyaluronic Acids and Fermented Polysaccharides into a gel-based tightening infusion. This sophisticated mask continues to deliver customized nutrition for up to one hour, even after being washed off.
GIVE KITCHEN BASICS
Basic Bitchen Cookbook
Looking for the perfect gift for your holiday host or hostess? The Basic Bitchen Cookbook celebrates and embraces the “basic bitch” lifestyle through food, offering step-by-step recipes for the most fundamental (and delicious) of all dishes. In addition to these easy, fun, and flavorful crowd-pleasing recipes, television personality and food editor, Joey Skladany, provides witty tips and tricks for cooking basics, such as how to build a pantry and cooking tools that every chef needs. The perfect kitchen staple, Basic Bitchen is equal parts hilarious and delicious.
GIVE BEAUTY SLEEP
Celestial Silk Pillowcases
Dermatologists, stylists, and celebrities recommend silk pillowcases for hair and skin beauty and health. Beautify, naturally, while you sleep with a Celestial Silk pure, mulberry silk pillowcase. 100% pure mulberry silk pillowcases help retain the moisture in your skin and hair, resulting in a smoother complexion and softer (less frizzy) hair. Whether you’re searching for a silk pillowcase for hair benefits or allergy relief, Celestial Silk offers a variety of sizes, weights, and colors that will match any decor or lifestyle.
Starting at $35.99, https://celestialsilk.com
Eat Gold Organics
Who doesn’t love chocolate? (Trick question.) Eat Gold Organics’ chocolate is filled with an abundance of health benefits. Organic, plant-based, non-GMO, and handcrafted in small batches. Each of Eat Gold’s bars are rich, high-quality chocolate (70- 75% cacao), infused with wellness-boosting ingredients that are the perfect blend of flavor and function. There is literally a bar for everyone, because each has a specific purpose: good vibes, good sex, good sleep, energy and immunity boost, brain power support, workouts, new moms, and hot flashes.
Single bar: $13, 3-bar bundle: $35, 6-bar bundle: $65, https://eatgoldorganics.com
David’s Perfume by David Dobrik
YouTube personality, vlogger, actor, and television host, David Dobrik recently launched his debut fragrance line, David’s Perfume. David’s Perfume #01 is as invigorating as it is alluring. David’s favorite blend of subtle spice and woody notes gives this fragrance a unique and captivating experience – a scent that can be worn by anyone on your list.
In Your Face Skincare
Free of all parabens, toxins, artificial fragrances, phthalates, sulfates, and dyes, In Your Face Skincare is a complete organic line of skincare designed to hydrate and nourish your skin with ingredients that are made to fight off free radicals and signs of aging. Never synthetic, the essences of IYF Skincare are from plant-soaked botanical oils and the velvety face cream can be worn overnight as a rich reparative. As a great holiday bundle, snag the Glow Getter Set, complete with hair wrap and cosmetic bag.
Holiday bundle: $316.75, https://inyourfaceskincare.com
DEMDACO Sage Giving Shawl
This sophisticated, cozy collection of Sage Giving Shawls is designed to gift anyone on your list with the warmth of a hug. Gift to a friend or loved one to let them know you’re thinking about them and you care. Each shawl is crafted from sumptuously soft fabric, designed for soothing comfort, and presented in a beautiful gift box. Two deep pockets let you keep your must-haves close by for comfy ease.
GIVE WEARABLE ART
Project Runway designer, Nancy Volpe Beringer, whose namesake couture line specializes in one-of-a-kind wearable art, has newly launched a line of fashionable face masks. NVB Masks are handmade with love by the NVB Team using premium materials and a combination of adaptable design elements not found anywhere else in the market. “We believe that wearing a mask is a symbol of love and respect. We also believe that a mask should be fashionable, functional, and comfortable.” – Nancy.
Starting at $20, https://www.nancyvolpeberinger.com
Noble Objects Candles
Inspired by classic works of literature and fairytales, the distinctive fragrance of the Noble Objects candle recalls the atmosphere of a historic library of yesteryear, beginning with a teakwood top note that gives way to a heart of cedar and leather. Earthy sandalwood, dark musk, and patchouli wrap up the woody scent of the Jane Eyre candle, the perfect accent to curling up by the fire with a good book this winter.
We are all living in athleisure this year, whether working out or not. Comfortable clothing has become the go-to of 2020, and that includes keeping your tresses tamed – at least for the zoom calls. The only patented non-slip headband in the game, TreadBands, is known for its trailblazing TreadGripStrip, a tire-like tread that creates a scientifically-proven non-slip grip on your head. They’re the perfect gift for any fitness guru, avid runner, sports enthusiast, or aspiring athlete looking to keep their locks in check.
GIVE GOOD HAIR
Neil Grupp’s Hair Party
Want beachy waves and sea-salt-sun styled hair all year long? Hair Party is an organic and versatile pomade that can be used in short or long hair to create lived-in locks for a textured, day-at-the-beach look. This pomade can be used on him or her and wet or dry hair, making it a great stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. Drop by the adorable Suite Caroline Salon, in the heart of Manhattan’s SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District, or visit their website to purchase.
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