gift guide

Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2021

For the eighth consecutive year, I’ve curated the best gifts to help you check everyone off your list! Whether your shopping for a friend, spouse, coworker, sibling, teacher, parent or even for yourself, I’ve included something for everyone. I hope this gift guide inspires you to be thoughtful in gifting and a little less stressed. As I feel it’s important to mention every year, don’t fret if you don’t have the budget to shop, the most invaluable gift you can give someone is your time. Happy holidays! XO.

Ross & Snow • Lucky Waterproof Black Leather Moto Boots .:. Handcrafted in Italy and fully lined with shearling for warmth, this is an updated stylish take on a classic biker boot. One of my favorite gifts I’ve ever received were a pair of boots I got 17 years ago that I still wear to this day. This pair is incredibly high quality and will more than likely last a decade+ with consistent wear and proper care. //

Moccamaster by Technivorm • KBGV Select Coffee Maker .:. Coffee connoisseurs, enthusiasts and drinkers alike will all appreciate the gift of an upgraded coffee maker this holiday season. Since 1968 this iconic machine has graced kitchen countertops worldwide. I am obsessed with the matte white style, created exclusively for Crate and Barrel to suit a modern kitchen. My favorite features: it can make a 10 cup pot of coffee in less than 5 minutes and keep it warm (175°-185°) for up to an hour and a half, it contains an auto-drip stop that stops the flow of coffee when the carafe is removed and offers a selector switch to allow you to brew a full or half carafe. Very easy to use, looks beautiful on the countertop and makes an amazing cup of coffee! //

R’s Koso • Japanese Postbiotic Drink .:. A cleanse containing fermented superfood, 100+ vegetables, fruits, prebiotics and postbiotics. When I’m ready to kick start a healthy eating plan, I always start with a simple cleanse. This one is great for resetting your digestive system and restoring micro biome health. The sweet taste of plum mixed with sparkling water makes this one of the tastiest, healthiest drinks that will make you look forward to nourishing your body. //

Vahdam India • Chai Tea Assortment Gift Set .:. This is a chai tea lovers dream. Its truly a tea tasting experience and contains every single flavor of chai you could ever want. Earl Grey Chai, Masala Chai, Ginger Chai, Turmeric Spiced Herbal Chai, Cinnamon Spiced Chai, Cardamom Chai.. this has it all and will make over 100+ cups of tea. //

HealthyLine • Portable Heated Gemstone Pad & Travel AJ Magnetic Pillow .:. I LOVE anything infrared heating related. It’s the BEST when it comes to pain relief & overall wellness. This portable gemstone mat is great for relieving abdominal pain, help with muscle relaxation, joint pain and stiffness. It comes with two inserts of crushed amethyst and tourmaline and provides 4 hours of continuous heat after one charge. I also love their travel pillow, it contains crushed amethyst & jade and works through body heat stimulating the gemstones to release small levels of far infrared heat & negative ions to relax your mind & body while stimulating brain function. Highly recommend FIR heating products to anyone you’re looking to buy a gift for this holiday season! Code: Beyoutified10gift for 10% off & free shipping within the U.S. //

Nest x Bellocq Tea • Wild Mint & Eucalyptus Tea & Candle Set .:. The gift of self care. The candle features a blend of mint, eucalyptus, basil and thai ginger that leaves you feeling relaxed and stres-free. The decaffeinated tea contains an organic blend of chamomile, eucalyptus, mint, ginger and calendula and truly feels like a hug in a mug. They’ve also included a silver tea strainer to add to the already luxuriously calming experience. //

Miravida • Infrared Sauna Blanket .:. The ultimate gift of self care & wellness! This is a bit of a splurge but one that is totally worth it. Carbon fiber infrared heating technology increases blood flow while promoting an overall sense of calm. Made of vegan leather, this blanket was designed to simulate the best sauna experience, right in the comfort of your home. This is amazing for joint pain, pre-workout or a no action required sweat session. It’s become one of my favorite ways to wind down after a long day and makes me sweat like crazy. Gift this to your tired, overworked spouse & they will love you forever. //

Terraflame • Wave Fire Bowl .:. This solid concrete portable fireplace was inspired by the soft slope of ocean waves. Great for both outdoor lighting and for making s’mores! The crackling sounds and soft ambiance will have you feeling like you’re on a camping retreat. My favorite addition to my back porch. //

Tote & Carry • Olive Apollo 1 Duffle .:. For the traveler in your life who puts style first, this may very well be your go-to gift. Handcrafted from vegan snakeskin leather this functional duffle is the perfect travel companion for him OR for her. It’s comfortable, roomy size makes it ideal to tote along on a weekend getaway and comes in a variety of stylish colors. This is a favorite of Oprah’s and a top style bag of 2021. //

Ancestry • DNA Kit .:. What separates Ancestry from other DNA kits is how geographically detailed it is. You can trace your ancestry back to several hundred locations as well as your ancestors unique journey throughout time. An amazing gift and deep insight into your family roots, you’ll be surprised the amount of information you’ll discover. //

Rizzoli • Eight Homes: Clements Design .:. Mother & son founders of design firm, Clements Design, interior designers to A-list celebrities have released their first book. It showcases eight homes with their understated elegance, zen-like simplicity signature style. This offers a ton of inspiration for anyone looking to add a relaxed feel to their home and the book itself looks so beautiful displayed on a coffee table! //

Moment Co. • Moment Pebble .:. Find calm in just 30 seconds while mastering the skill of micro pause. This multi sensory device + their moment program are a reminder to pause and align your breathing patterns to the light sequence until you feel calm and a sense of relief from stressors. A simple step towards mindfulness. //

Miele • Organic Coffee Beans .:. Coffee is non-negotiable to the majority of people, so gifting someone fresh coffee beans is a guaranteed way to give them something they will use up to the very last bit. Miele offers four varieties – decaf, espresso, café crema and a one for all blend ideal for making speciality coffees with milk. Pair a bag with cute mug for an affordable, thoughtful gift! //

Eufy • HomeVac H30 Mate .:. I obsess over cleaning and one of the ways to make cleaning less of a task and more enjoyable is with the right tools. This cordless vacuum is super lightweight (just under 2 lbs), contains different attachments to tackle any mess from excess crumbs to stubborn pet fur and offers a 20 minute battery run time per charge. This + my Eufy RoboVac are what help keep my home clean and fur-free daily. //

360 Cookware • 6 Qt Slow Cooker Set .:. Aside from the essential cookware items (pots & pans) my most used cooking tool is a slow cooker. Nothing beats the convenience of your food being cooked for you all day and ready to eat when you get home with only the turn of a knob. This versatile stainless steel piece can be used on the stovetop, is oven safe for up to 500° or can be placed on the base for slow cooking. This will get consistent use and last years. //

Sperry • Freeport Cupsole Sneaker & Moc-Sider Nylon Slip On .:. One of my favorite shoe brands when it comes to comfy, casual styles – Sperry! The Moc-Sider Slip Ons are reminiscent of their classic boat shoes, but with a cozy twist. They’re cushioned and lined with micro fleece to keep your feet warm all winter long. The Freeport Cupsole Sneakers are both sporty & stylish and are a great everyday shoe, year round. //

Vosges • Ensemble Du Chocolat .:. If you’re looking to impress someone with a unique, fancy chocolate tasting experience, look no further than Vosges. My favorite gift set of theirs this year is the Ensemble du Chocolat. Exotic truffles, fluffy marshmallows and bonbons in an array of flavors, presented in a beautiful box with a ribbon that doesn’t require any wrapping! My favorites were: Funk & Disco (banana pudding, cacao deep milk chocolate + vanilla powder) and Soul & Motown (butter ganache + deep milk chocolate & sea salt). //

Nebia by Moen • Rainshower + Wand .:. I am upgrading my bathroom one area at a time to make it feel like my very own at-home spa. My latest change is this shower system. I LOVE that this was designed to save water while amplifying your shower into a true spa experience. The spray nozzles provide 2x the coverage while using half the amount of water. Pair this with nice bath/shower products for a gift that is sure to please. //

Ovalware • Cold Brew Maker .:. The most easy to use, user friendly cold brewer on the market. Designed to easily fit into your fridge, this will make deliciously bold cold brew coffee in just two steps. Cold brew is less acidic than traditional hot coffee and has a smoother taste. This is also ideal for loose leaf tea and will seal in the freshness & flavor for up to two weeks! //

Organic Aromas • Discovery Kit .:. Nothing quite brings out the holiday feels as the scents of the season. Essential oils are a great way to add natural fragrance to your home. This kit offers 40 single pure essential oils & blends allowing you to find your perfect scent. Some of my favorite oils included: lemon, lavender, ocean breeze, sweet orange and ylang ylang. Organic Aromas is a one stop shop for all things essential oils. //

The Sill • Marble Queen Pothos .:. Their top recommendation for first time plant owners, the Marble Queen Pothos. An easy-care plant that can survive in almost any environment. The Sill also offers a monthly subscription service that includes a houseplant + ceramic planter delivered right to your door. //

Sol de Janeiro • Galaxy Gorgeous Set .:. The OG Bum bum cream scent is addicting! I was so excited to see them release an entire set; shower gel, body scrub, body mist and the infamous bum bum cream! Whoever receives this will absolutely love it and look forward to their daily shower in addition to receiving constant compliments on how good they smell, guaranteed! //

Ororo • Heated Full-Zip Fleece Jacket .:. If you know someone who spends a lot of time outside, they will more than appreciate this. It can be worn alone or layered for added warmth. The battery can be charged up to 800 times and will last up to 10 hours with each charge. It contains 3 carbon fiber heating elements to generate heat across the core body areas, 3 heat temperature settings and heats up within seconds. Heated apparel is one of the most unique concepts in clothing and will become your daily go-to on the coldest days. //

Toa Waters • Carribean Sands Bubble Bath .:. A warm, earthy blend of patchouli, mahogany and musk, infused with coconut, lime, vanilla and rum. Made from high quality, nourishing ingredients such as whole milk and vitamin B, this bubble bath will turn your bathroom into a relaxing, tropical oasis. //

Valentino Beauty • Eye2Cheek Blush & Color-Flip Eyeshadow Palette .:. A new luxury beauty brand I was really excited to see! The packaging alone makes applying this makeup an experience and this collection will be adored by any makeup enthusiast. I have the blush shade Very Rose 02, a rosy pink pop of color that adds a youthful flush of color to the cheeks. It’s a cream to powder formula that doubles as a blush & eyeshadow. The eyeshadow palette contains 8 shades in matte, satin and shimmer finishes in two separate quads and two brush applicators. It’s a super blendable formula that contains your staple shades (nude + black) in addition to several creamy, intense shimmers. //

Colsen • Rectangular Fire Pit .:. Fueled by smokeless, odorless rubbing alcohol this portable fireplace will add warmth and ambiance to anywhere you put it. It’s super easy to use, requires no clean up and doesn’t require a lot of space to store. This fire pit + a cup of tea on the back porch are one of my favorite ways to relax at night. //

Fat Witch • Baby Brownie Gift Box .:. Fat Witch is located in the iconic Chelsea Market in NYC and makes the best brownies I have ever tried. I discovered them almost a decade ago and have yet to find anything better! They offer several gift box assortments to fit any budget and a brownie selection second to none. My favorite brownies are the Snow Baby (white chocolate) and Blonde White (chocolate chip cookie in brownie form). //

Hyascent • Fresh Up Diffuser .:. Aesthetically pleasing and long lasting, this diffuser will infuse your space with a subtle scent all day long. Their website offers a simple quiz to help you narrow down your perfect scent. I went with Fresh Up – fresh moss, white musk, airy gardenia and honeysuckle petal. It’s such a clean, floral, refreshing aroma that smells amazing works for any space in your home. //

Daughter of the Land • Cypress CBD Gift Set .:. CBD has been all the rage in the wellness industry for a while now, with good reason. It works wonders for stress-relief, pain management and overall wellness. The CBD Cypress bath soak was formulated with a blend of epsom + french grey salts, CBD & essential oils that are soothing and anti-inflammatory. The CBD balm is an added bonus for combating achy muscles & joints. Must have post-workout. //

True + Luscious • Lucky Glow Palette .:. A multi-dimensional curated complexion palette featuring a blush, bronzers and highlighters. Each powder looks beautiful on its own or can be mixed & matched for your perfect custom shade. This would make a great gift for someone looking to build up their makeup collection, or a seasoned MUA as it is travel friendly. //

Olaplex • Bond Maintenance Kit .:. Leave it to the experts in haircare to create a set of everyday essentials to achieve your healthiest hair yet. The set includes No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo, No. 5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner + Jumbo No. 3 Hair Perfector to repair damaged hair, strengthen hair structure and restore appearance and texture. A must have set to keep your hair looking tamed & healthy between salon visits. //

LifePro • RelaxaTilt X Foot Massager .:. A deep kneading massager that targets acupressure points on your feet, legs and forearms. The 360° adjustable support bar tilts the massager for optimal circulation and relaxation. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who stands/walks all day, this is definitely it. //

Gucci • Soleil Bronzing Powder .:. Luxury makeup is a fun way to treat someone to something they wouldn’t have purchased on their own. This bronzer formula is so smooth and creamy and applies effortlessly and the beautiful compact is just an added bonus. It comes in a shade range of five from fair to dark and is a 5-star rated bronzer on Sephora. //

Manta • Cool Mask .:. The soothing power of cold therapy + the sensory relief of total darkness. This mask was designed to soothe tired, puffy eyes. Ideal for allergy sufferers, people who struggle with swollen eyes and headaches. It alleviates pressure & swelling around the eyes by reducing inflammation to help you look and feel more awake & alert. I am always on the hunt for products that promise natural relief from headaches and this one fit the bill. //

Disclaimer ::: As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.

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