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Holiday Gift Guide 2019 – Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

What to get for the picky, quirky, or person who seems to have it all? Rest assured I have you covered. For the sixth year in a row I’ve curated the best and coolest gifts I could find to help you check everyone off your list. I hope this gift guide inspires you to be thoughtful in gifting and a little less stressed. Happy Holidays & happy shopping! Xo.

Bedford Collections • Rose Petal Throw ::: Whether you use this super soft, cozy blanket to snuggle under on a cold winter day, or drape it over a chair or sofa to add style, this throw will add instant warmth & elegance to anywhere you put it. The detailed rose pattern adds texture & layers to your space and in addition to cream this throw comes in other statement neutrals including dusty rose & denim. //

DeLallo • Best of Italy Collection ::: An entire feast packed into one huge collection. This would make an amazing gift for your favorite foodie or a great selection to have on hand if you’re hosting this season. It comes wrapped in ribbon and packed to the brim with specialty Italian grocery staples such as: cured meats, cheeses, gourmet olives, breadsticks, pasta, EVOO, marinara sauce, pesto, balsamic glaze, a pizza dough kit, biscotti and so much more. //

Creekside Farms • Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath ::: One of the easiest ways to freshen up any space & add a touch of the holidays is with this wreath. The refreshing scent of eucalyptus is noticeable the second you unbox this. Creekside Farms is very accommodating when it comes to shipping ensuring you will receive the freshest product possible whether it be for an event, party or as a gift! //

Plant-Based Beauty ::: Something that’s becoming more and more important to me over the years is detoxifying my beauty routine. Author Jess Arnaudin is an expert skin therapist, organic beauty coach and eco-makeup artist. This book will be your go-to guide for helping you understand the science surrounding natural ingredients in skincare. It’s beautifully written and practical to follow guiding you to live a more plant-based lifestyle. It contains healthy recipes, self-care ideas and will inspire you to care for your skin on a whole new level. //

Justin Gregory • Classic Shearling Gloves ::: Everyone loves receiving a cozy accessory when it’s freezing out. These gloves come in a selection of 13 colors and are guaranteed to keep the lucky recipient warm and stylish all winter long. //

Revel Wine Club • 6 Bottle Best of Revel ::: The gift of wine, month after month – this is the least complicated wine club you will find. A wine subscription service is great for both the seasoned wine lover and new wine drinkers as it allows you to experience new options you may have never thought to try. Revel’s portfolio includes award-winning wines from some of the leading vineyards around the world. If you’d rather just send a one-time gift of wine they have several gift bundles that fit within every budget. My favorite is the 6 Bottle Best of Revel – white, red and rose, how can you go wrong?! //

Caswell-Massey • NYBG Living Florals Sampler ::: Founded in 1752, Caswell-Massey is America’s original apothecary & perfumery and has gained attention from some of America’s elite including JFK & Jackie O. This gift set includes scents of Honeysuckle, Gardenia, Lilac and Beatrix Rose Perfume and was based off the rare plants and flowers living at the New York Botanical Garden. //

Saltwater & Sand Subscription Box ::: A guaranteed way to make anyone feel like they’re relaxing somewhere on the beach! Their beach boutique collections ship worldwide, quarterly and contain a signature collectible basket filled with jewelry, bath & body products and gourmet foods from various beach boutiques around the world. It feels thoughtfully crafted and the products are all very unique and artisan. This is a gift I guarantee you the recipient will love and appreciate. //

The Pillow Bar • Down Alternative Jetsetter Mini Pillow ::: If you’re looking for something for someone who frequently travels, look no further. This little pillow is made from a hypo-allergenic washable polyester fiber fill and can be personalized making it ideal for corporate gifting. They also sell makeup washcloths that are a great way to help you ditch the disposable towels and will also save your bathroom linens from discoloration and stains. //

Lewin Fitness • Platform ::: I am all about home gym equipment. I think it’s a way more convenient alternative that fits into ANY schedule and in this case, into any space! This fitness platform will give you a full body workout designed to specifically target 3 areas; fitness, weight loss & toning. It includes wheels, ankle straps, balance beams, additional bands and 3 USB workouts giving you a variety of over 150 total exercises that can all be done at your own pace, level and in the comfort of your own home. WIN! //

Eddie Bauer • Women’s Mountain Ops Boots ::: Since moving to Tennessee I’ve grown to love hiking and being outdoors. These boots are waterproof, insulated and rugged making them the ideal for hiking year round. They’re lightweight, comfortable, super-durable, provide ankle support and only get better with each use. Everyone needs a sturdy boot that can handle it all – from climbing the Cumberland Plateau to exploring the Great Smoky Mountains. //

Aromatherapy Associates • Discovery Wellbeing Miniature Collection ::: I’ve tried, tested and reviewed tons and tons of bath related products and these bath oils are THE best of the best. The essential oil blends are really concentrated and offer a long lasting scent that will truly create a “spa-vibe” right in the comfort of your own home. Aromatherapy at its finest. //

Kencko • Smoothies ::: Fresh, organic fruits & vegetables flash-frozen and slow dried then packed into single serve instant smoothies. It’s as easy and convenient as mixing one powder packet with water and each serving is the equivalent in nutritional value as 2 cups of fresh produce. This is one of the coolest concepts and makes getting in your recommended amount of daily fruits and vegetables a breeze. I’m going to have to order another kit to gift because this one has my name all over it! //

Warmies • Plush Body Slippers & Plush Neck Wrap ::: Made from luxuriously soft fur and scented with relaxing lavender. Both the neck wrap and slippers can be heated in the microwave for warmth and can be used thousands of times. These are the best if you’re looking for something thats relaxing and cozy and will be loved by all. You will never want to put on a regular pair of slippers after trying these! //

Livlab • Dodow ::: An interesting concept in sleep aid. Created by insomniacs, this small device projects a retracting blue light on your ceiling meant to help you synchronize your breathing pattern to. Designed to soothe your brain activity, slow your breathing, relax your body and help you fall asleep faster. It’s portable, a natural no medication option and worth a shot if you have trouble falling asleep. //

Youth To The People • The Discovery Kit ::: A universal vegan skincare set of best-sellers that will work for any skin type. Standout key ingredients include: kale (rich in vitamins C, E & K to give a healthy glow), Vitamin C (for brightness & firmness), Kombucha (to soothe) and Ashwagandha (reduces signs of stress and fatigue). It’s formulated without any harsh chemicals, parabens or phthalates. It’s a great way to try out the brand and the results are noticeable right away. //

Wave • Meditation Kit ::: The first of its kind. This really unique product comes with a set of headphones, a bolster and access to a music application making it the most advanced meditation experience I’ve tried thus far. Engineered to create physical vibrations throughout your body synchronized with the beats of music. If you or someone you’re looking to gift this to is into the idea of meditation but has trouble relaxing or shifting their focus, this is the way to go. It’s guided meditation with calming music and it works! //

Craft Coffee: A Manual ::: Written by a coffee enthusiast for coffee enthusiasts. From the science behind extraction, techniques to selecting which equipment to use and learning about high quality beans and how to brew them, you will gain new insight on the complexity of coffee after reading this. Gone are the days of morning coffee stops on the way to work as this will teach you how to make cafe quality coffee right at home. //

GoodJanes • False Lashes ::: Handmade from cruelty-free, 100% mink fur collected from natural shedding. With proper care these lashes can be worn up to 25 times making these a gift that keeps on giving and a must have for the lash obsessed. //

BlendSMART • blendSMART2 Holiday Glow 4-Piece Set ::: I’ve been a fan of blendSMART since 2016 so when I saw they came out with a newer design + additional interchangeable brushes, I was stoked to try them out! The brushes patented electric rotating handle and antimicrobial brushes were made to help better apply skincare, blend foundation seamlessly and evenly distribute powders, for a flawless finish. It’s a makeup game-changer and mimics the results you’d get from a professional airbrush system. //

Revive • Basics Kit ::: Six bottles of their most popular blends – Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Protect, Sleep & Purify. Their essential oils are 100% pure therapeutic grade and contain no additives, synthetics or fillers and are sourced from locally owned farms around the world. I can’t write a gift guide without including essential oils as they are something I think almost everyone should own and something I use on a regular basis. //

Juniper Books • Books Everyone Should Own Subscription ::: Theres one undeniable joy that comes with freezing cold temperatures: lounging on the couch and reading a book. This is THE subscription service to curate your library. Each month you’ll receive one of twelve timeless novels carefully selected by Juniper Books founder. The collection includes classics such as Oliver Twist & Moby Dick, and each book is covered in a Victorian-era jacket that looks so beautiful displayed on shelves. //

FreshJax Organic Spices • Make Your Own Gift Set ::: A great gift idea for someone who loves to cook and a great way to sample a variety of spices & seasonings. My favorite so far is Brunch Life (everything bagel seasoning), its great on toast, eggs and even chicken (yes chicken!). I also love Toasted Onion as it’s soup season and this goes well in everything! //

Top Chef • Samurai 6-Piece Carrying Case Set ::: With a 15 degree edge for precision cutting, a high carbon German stainless steel blade and included sharpening rod, these knives will last you a lifetime with proper care. The set includes an 8-inch chef knife, 6-inch utility knife, 3.5 inch paring knife, shears and a carrying case. The essentials for feeling like a pro. //

Salute Sante • 2019 OFT Infused Grapeseed Oil Set ::: Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list not once, but twice. These infused grapeseed oils are fabulous for cooking just about anything you can think of and make a tasty addition to marinades, salads & dips. They’re healthy, they’re delicious and if they are used and loved by Oprah, then they’re sure to be a hit. //

The Body Shop • Body Butter Festive Star ::: This little set is cute, affordable and will get daily use. Whether you wish to hydrate, soothe or nourish your skin these body butters have you covered. I love these types of gifts for girl friends, co-workers, teachers or bosses. //

Josephine’s Feast • Classic Fruit Preserves ::: Small batch, award-winning, delicious preserves & marmalades. My favorite is the Pink Champagne & Strawberries (strawberries, cane sugar, rose pink champagne, lemon juice & fruit pectin). Mix it with cream cheese and spread it on a croissant, serve it over ice cream, or just keep it simple and spread it over plain toast.. however you enjoy it, it will be worth the calories. //

Scentuals • Yoga Vitality Gift Set ::: Yoga mat cleaner, vitality body mist, vitality bath salts, vitality hand & body lotion and vitality massage oil. This 100% natural, fair-trade, ethically sourced collection contains everything you’ll need post-yoga to feel your best. The citrus scent is refreshing & energizing and these are the products I reach for most after any workout. //

Manduka • Equa Eko Yoga Mat ::: Until December 31, 2019 100% of all net profits from this David Allen mat will directly benefit Susan G. Komen, guaranteeing a minimum donation of $400,000 to the cause. If that alone doesn’t sway you, the quality and limited edition design will. The bottom layer is made from non-toxic sustainably harvested natural tree rubber with a durable microfiber sweat-activated top layer thats slip resistant and will withstand even the sweatiest of hot yoga sessions. //

Cottage Greenhouse • Kaolin Clay Mask & Pomegranate Facial Serum ::: Mineral rich Kaolin gently draws out impurities, preserving skins natural nourishing oils while leaving behind a healthy glow. I love that this mask is 100% natural and can be mixed with different ingredients for added benefits. My favorite way to use this is mixed with coffee grounds to thoroughly exfoliate or mixed with honey for a softer cleanse. I follow up with the Pomegranate Facial Serum to hydrate, nourish and even out my dry winter skin. //

360 Cookware • Kitchen Cutter ::: A unique kitchen gadget that I guarantee your gift recipient more than likely doesn’t have! It comes with 5 interchangeable attachment cones that chop, grate and slice fruits, vegetables, and cheese. Super easy to use and a great incentive to cook healthier this holiday season. //

Recoup • Cold Recovery Kit ::: For the fitness buff. This duo contains both the Cryosphere & Cryosleeve AKA your sore, achy muscles new best friends. The Cryosphere is essentially an ice massager that can provide up to 6 hours of total body cold muscle relief per use. It will ease muscle spasms, increase blood flow, relieve joint pain and combat tightness. The Cryosleeve combines ice & compression for up to 1 hour of cold relief. If you or someone you know of suffers from knee pain or even carpal tunnel, this will be a godsend. //

Maple Ridge Farms • Wisconsin Cheese Sampler ::: A one stop shop for corporate gifting. Maple Ridge Farms has a huge selection of options; cutting boards, cookie assortments, coffee cake, brownies, chocolates, food baskets, kosher gifts, gift towers, cheeses, candy, ice cream, and much, much more. Many of which can be personalized. My favorite offering this season is their Wisconsin Cheese Sampler – cheddar cheese, black pepper cheese, crackers, a cheese knife and a bamboo board. You can’t go wrong with this, it’s delicious and the ideal hostess gift! //

Copper Cow Coffee • The Quad Squad ::: For the caffeine fiend on your list.. who doesn’t fit this description though really?! Vietnamese coffee made easy – Classic, Thai Tea, Lavender Latte & Rose Latte flavors conveniently, individuality packaged and ready to go. It’s craft coffee made simple with an unexpectedly tasty, unique twist. //


Cabela’s • Sandman Mountain View 36″ Fire Pit ::: There is nothing better than sitting outside enjoying nature around a fire on a cool crisp fall night. I love the mountain scene cut outs and that it comes with a spark guard and poker giving it dual purpose as it can serve as not only a heavy duty fire pit but a grill too. If there is one gift on this entire list that you should get your husband.. this should be it. //


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