How is it already the holiday season again? I feel like just yesterday we were running around in this blink of time between Thanksgiving and Christmas trying to prepare for the holiday festivities. Has it really been a full year since we handed out gifts to all of our loved ones and spent hours getting our homes ready for family dinners and holiday parties? If I am being completely honest, I feel like it has taken me almost all of this time to wind down from the stress of last year’s holidays. As much as I love spending time with my family and friends during Christmas, the stress of prepping everything and figuring out what presents to get everyone really does take a toll on me. That is why I do my best to collect gift ideas for the people in my life ahead of time. And, of course, I am going to share those gifts ideas with you so that you can keep your holidays as stress-free as possible too! Plus, I only ever get my family and friends presents that support their health, wellness and happiness and I am sure you aim to do the same. So, without further adieu, here is my holiday gift guide!
Kikoko Herbal Teas
These herbal teas by Kikoko are like nothing you have ever had before … literally. They are organically grown, but different than whatever tea is currently living in your cupboard because they are infused with cannabis. I absolutely swear by these teas for their calming effects, especially before bed. They do not taste like pot and are precision-dosed, so you are completely in control of how much you are consuming. They are found all across California, so, bottoms up!
I appreciate every sip of my morning coffee. I do, however, make sure I am drinking the absolute highest quality coffee that I can find. That is why I drink Biodynamic Coffee. It is completely free of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and all of the other harmful “cides.” This forward-thinking company implements holistic farming and its packaging is 100% compostable. Trust me, this is the coffee your loved ones will want to wake up to on Christmas morning.
I am almost to the point where I feel like I cannot live without this morning skin superpowder by Goop. It is packed full of clean, beneficial ingredients like vitamins C and E, critical carotenoids, antioxidants and more that act to reduce the various damaging effects of everyday life like sun, pollution, stress and more. I have really noticed a difference in my skin after drinking this powder every morning. Plus, the individual packets make for perfect stocking stuffers!
Olie Rose Glow Drop – Melissa Meyers
Speaking of skin, this Daily Radiance Face Oil is one of my winter essentials. Even living in Los Angeles, my face tends to get a bit dry in the cooler months; but this face oil is the moisturizing savior I have always needed. I am not exaggerating when I say my face glows every time I use it. Wrap this up for a Secret Santa gift and everyone will be hoping you get them for next year’s exchange.
Manduka Pro Yoga Mat
I have been practicing yoga for decades now, so I have tried my fair share of yoga mat brands. I can honestly say that Manduka is one of my absolute favorites due to its comfort and cushioning, plus I never slide on it and it never slides on its surface. The quality is unmatched – in fact, Manduka is so confident in its product that it gives a lifetime guarantee.
Countertop Foods’ Starter Kit
This starter kit bundle by Countertop Foods is the perfect gift for any chef (or want-to-be chef) in your life. The package includes Golden Honey, Cocoa Butter, Golden Butter and Kitcheri Bundle (which includes the grain bowl, seasoning and mix). All of these blends are packed full of nutrients that transform your foods into delicious-tasting super foods. Plus, the starter kit even comes with a bunch of helpful recipes!
Tondo Olive Oil
This is not just any olive oil. I am so obsessed with Tondo’s sweet and buttery taste that I have been known to have a spoonful of it on its own from time to time while I am cooking. I have not been able to find another olive oil that tastes quite as delicious as this one. This is perfect for a last minute gift since you can order it right on Amazon.
Breville Juice Fountain Plus
If you follow me on social media, you probably already know that I am obsessed with Breville’s juicers because they are super high quality and easy to care for. The Juice Fountain Plus is one of my all-time favorite juicers because it is so intense that it can create an 8oz cup of juice in only 5 seconds. That means whomever you are getting this amazing gift for can get their daily nutrients in super quickly – even before they head off to work in the morning!
Stone Diffuser VITRUVI
This gift is ideal for the essential oil enthusiast in your life. I have never seen sleeker-looking diffusers than these ones from VITRUVI – they almost look like a piece of modern art! And the price is very reasonable. VITRUVI also sells 100% pure essential oils if you are looking to go above and beyond for someone special.
I was a little intimidated by this drill-looking device, but it works so good to work out the kinks and ease muscle soreness! Theraguns are perfect for anyone who loves to exercises or tends to get sore easily and even those who sit all day and need relief from neck and back tension. I highly recommend this as a gift for someone in your life who is experiencing any muscle or joint pain, it could replace a massage membership!
Sweet Laurel Chocolate Cake Kit
No, you read that right. I am seriously recommending that you buy someone this Chocolate Cake Kit by Sweet Laurel for a holiday present. The kit includes Sweet Laurel’s vegan caramel, chocolate cake mix and vanilla extract, so all you have to do is bake and frost it. Trust me, whoever you get this for will love you forever since Sweet Laurel’s chocolate cake is one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. Oh, and it is dairy free, gluten free and paleo!
Gravity Weighted Blanket
Forget those boring department store blankets that start fraying after a couple of weeks. The Gravity Weighted Blanket is in a whole different ballpark. It is a therapeutic blanket that is engineered to be around 10% of your entire body weight! This weighted blanket does wonders for anyone who has trouble sleeping due to stress or anxiety, so basically most people in your life. It comes in three different weights and three different colors.
Handcrafted Ash Wood Serving Boards from Food 52
This is my favorite gift idea if you are in need of a swap present that anyone would love or if you are attending a party and want to go above and beyond for the host. These handcrafted ash wood serving boards from Food52 are not only gorgeous, they come in three color options and are multifunctional since you can cut things up on one side of it and serve them on the other. I think they look best covered in vegetables, your instagram food pics will never look better!
Vita Juwel Gem Water Crystal Wand and Crystal Decanter
These two gifts are ideal for the crystal-lover you are close with. There are so many Vita Juwel Gem Wands to choose from and they are all equally as beautiful. Since there are so many options, you can really tailor this present to the individual you are buying it for. And the decanter is just as stunning. The sparking precious stones appear to be floating freely within it and it is completely dishwasher safe. (Pssst: I will not tell if you get one for yourself).
Selenite Wand Cleansing Crystal
This Selenite Wand Cleansing Crystal is for the energy healer or entry level crystal enthusiast in your tribe. It works to push out stagnant energy and cleanse your mind and body of any negative vibes. I love crystals like this whenever I am feeling anxious or on edge and I usually have one by my side whenever I am meditating. This piece makes a great stocking stuffer and can help bring positive vibes to any holiday gathering.
I have purchased these wish beads for so many people in my life – both male and female. Not only do they form a beautiful piece of jewelry, but they also have meaningful messages attached to them. You can choose various bracelets depending on if the gift receiver is experiencing mental turmoil, trying to overcome a phase of restlessness or simply aiming to achieve more tranquility in his or her life. Along with each wish bead bracelet is a piece of paper to write your wish on and carry around with you inside your beautiful bracelet.
While gift-giving can be a lot of fun, enjoy the upcoming weeks with your loved ones and remember to slow down, be in the moment, and appreciate the little things about this holiday season.