Fa-la-la-la-ing In Love With These Heart-Warming Holiday Gifts
By: Caitlin Elizabeth Pieh
The holidays seem to come faster and faster each year– making it tough to keep up and keep track of everyone. The best way to conquer the holiday season is to start by making a list of people you need to send presents to and whether you can make, bake or buy them. If buy is your answer, then save yourself from aimlessly wandering through stores and check out the gifts we’ve uncovered. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, these items will be a cherished hit with your gift recipient. Warning: gifts below will cause holiday cheer.
For Self Care Enthusiasts…
Recognizing that self-care is necessary and looks different to everyone, Therabox– Self-Care Subscription Box was founded by a therapist to make it easy for people to discover and maintain self-care rituals that inspire joy and fulfillment. Each box includes a happiness activity meant to be practiced throughout the month (or longer) in addition to 6-8 full sized wellness items for the mind, body and soul. Packed with over $100 in value, products are curated by therapists and include aromatherapy, natural/organic bath, body, skincare products, and other lifestyle goodies.
Spa Lé La, owned by celebrity esthetician Trina Renea, offers a range of services sure to bring tranquility during the crazy holiday season. Spa Lé La offers Retreat Services, which include the options of a bath, nap room, infrared sauna and massage throne. They also offer custom massages and facials. The perfect “experience” gift for the busy bee or worn-out mom – they’ll even watch your kids during your treatments!
Muse House Retreat is the ideal gift for inner healing, relaxation and holistic wellness. Visitors can experience a healing room dedicated to the transformational work of Reiki, readers, Akashic records and more. Muse House retreat also boasts an intention room, where visitors can immerse themselves in the continuous “pure love frequency” of 528 hz vibrations. This perfectly balanced sound is ideal for meditation and intention-setting. Choose fabulous gifts from a wide selection of healing crystals, jewelry, books, incense and more. Be sure to check out owner Ashlan’s second spot, Serendipitiy Gift Shop.
The WAND is Crystal Clear Skincare’s first at-home facial clinically proven to tone and tighten skin for an immediate lifting effect. Enjoy the instant results offered at upscale aesthetic clinics in the comfort of your own home. The WANDTM is designed to safely treat even the most sensitive areas, including the delicate skin around the eyes. Reduce eye puffiness while firming and lifting the upper brow and tightening skin around the neck in a flash. Give the gift of youth this holiday season.
For The Sweet Tooth…
Get into the holiday spirit with cookies perfect for sharing with loved ones. Noms Bake Shop will bring smiles and fill tummies with their mouthwatering cookies. Enjoy some of the classics like Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Kiss, Snickerdoodle, Oatmeal Raisin and Double Chocolate Chip. Or indulge in one of the fun flavors like Brown Sugar Banana, Peanut Butter S’mores, Lemon Poppy Seed, Chocolate Crinkle and Peanut Butter & Jelly. Send the perfect batch of cookies in a Customizable Deluxe Wooden Keepsake Box sure to spread holiday cheer.
Divine Chocolate is driven by a social mission: to bring people together using the amazing power of chocolate to delight and engage, creating dignified trading relations that empower both producers and consumers. In addition to the Everyday Bars and Organic Line, there are Holiday vegan Advent calendars, milk and dark chocolate. Enjoy limited-edition flavors such as Gingerbread Crisp and Cranberry Hazelnut. Divine Chocolate is the only Fairtrade Chocolate Company in the world that is run by cocoa farmers!
For The Kiddos…
Written by the author of the children’s meditation guide Just Breathe, Just Feel: How to be Stronger, Happier, and More is a full color illustrated book of self-care exercises that help kids recognize and balance their emotions. With its colorful look and plethora of thoughtful exercises, this is an easy-to-read empowering book that will guide kids through their upper-elementary and tween years.
Introduce your little stargazers to the wonders of the cosmos with this charming and whimsical constellations board book, Goodnight, Constellations. Each spread includes a delightfully illustrated picture of a constellation, complete with its major stars, and the constellation’s name in both English and Latin. Perfect for bedtime!
Annie The Brave STEM-inspired dresses are designed to instill bravery in little girls. Instead of hunting down dinosaur pajamas, insect shirts or construction pants in the boys section, girls ages 2-14 can now fashionably express their love for digging for worms, T-Rex, aviation, and building, and wearing dresses.
For Furry Friends…
Tis the season to give the gift of harmony for the whole family. Packaged for pets, but helpful for humans too, it’s a great stocking stuffer for the exhausted host with tired feet after entertaining, or with achy joints from traveling. And we know holidays can be full of anxiety, discomfort, and other issues especially for our furry friends. Treatibles offers the perfect solution with their organic, broad spectrum topical cream with naturally occurring CBD. Gently smooth it on a pet’s nose, paws or ears and watch them become calm, as well as rub it into your own hands and feet!
For Travel Enthusiasts…
The OGIO Alpha Convoy 520S Travel Bag is the perfect carry on companion. The 4-wheel carry-on spinner is sized to meet international airline standards, while providing ample storage space for travelers. The bag features the proprietary Alpha Convoy MOD Storage System for a fully customizable packing space, and includes two large-volume lung-style pockets with buckled closures for compression and molded protection skids for additional durability. Available in black, charcoal, and woodland camo.
The STM Goods Myth Backpack is the perfect pack for business travelers and digital nomads alike bringing together an extraordinarily spacious carrier with cutting-edge contemporary conveniences and sophisticated tailoring. The bag features an air-channel back panel cooling system, fleece-lined pockets to keep your belongings protected and proprietary CableReady technology that allows you to charge devices through the bag – without messy cords. Available in Granite Black, Slate Blue and Windsor Wine.
The epitome of island style, Bimini is a large cat-eye frame perfect for soaking up the sun with polarized 100% UV protection. Costa‘s patented 580® color-enhancing lens technology filters out harsh light to provide superior contrast and definition while enhancing sharpness. Costa’s lens technology helps reduce glare and eye fatigue. Bimini is available in four sea-inspired colors: Shiny Abalone, Shiny Vintage Tortoise, Shiny Deep Teal Crystal and Shiny Ocean Current.
This winter, Kut from the Kloth is “faux real” about on-trend cold weather fashion, bringing back their celebrity-loved exclusive collection of famous faux fur jackets. Artfully blending high-fashion trends with laid-back coastal flavor, the online clothing boutique makes couture-inspired fashion both accessible and affordable for the modern-day everywoman. As chilly breezes and changing leaves mark the transition of seasons, bundle up and stay trendy in Kut from the Kloth’s newest faux furs.
APOTHIA’s IF Eau de Parfum will be the talk of the party this holiday season. Why smell like sugar cookies and candy canes when you can smell like fresh flowers and zesty grapefruit? Using California’s laidback lifestyle as a muse, the scent speaks to the serenity and beauty of paradise. The clean matte white look of simplicity, contrasted with the pearlized white label and chrome silver lettering embodies both the elegant sophistication and fresh, modern appeal of the scent.