No need to stress about finding the perfect holiday gift this holiday season. We are sharing with you some of our favorite must haves. Be warned: you may want them all for yourself. Whether you’re shopping for your office holiday party, the friend who has everything, or a picky mother or in-law; you are sure to be a hit by giving something from our holiday gift guide. Check back often as we will continue to add some our favorites for the holiday season.
Black Coffee Market. Great for the coffee lover on your list, but also the perfect gift for a co-worker. Black Coffee Market reinvents coffee by making it individualized. Complete the online questionnaire to find your perfect blend including flavor and caffeine levels. Or, if giving as a gift pick one or two infusion flavors such as Caramelized Hazelnut, Peppermint Mocha, and Pumpkin & Clove. It only takes 2 to 3 drops of infusion flavor per 12 oz of coffee. Black Coffee Market sources organic coffee and flavors from local vendors to help reduce carbon emissions by reducing the distance they must travel. A portion of the proceeds goes towards clean water initiatives and sustainable agricultural practices. www.blackcoffeemarket.com
Walkie Talkies Golden Creek Outfitters. These child friendly walkie talkies come in bright colors that look like mini robots. Children of all ages will love these and so will parents. No more worries about losing your child in the mall or at the park with these handy gadgets that enable parents to stay in contact with their children even when they are out of sight.
anywin Vegetable & Herb Dehydrator Golden Creek Outfitters. Cook healthy and sustainable with a food dehydrator. Make your own dried herbs and fruit from your garden or brought at your local farmer’s market. We love the anywin brand for its light weight and five dehydration trays. An added bonus: use it to make next year’s holiday gifts. Dried strawberry and banana chips, yummy!
Everything Bag by Equipt4u. These versatile bags are made to fit any mood and activity. Detachable wristlets enable you to go from work to the gym to a night out with the girls. Wear the striped wristlet to the gym, basic black for work and the snake or multicolored one during the night. Made of soft material in fun colors, its no wonder the Everything Bag is a favorite of Rebecca Gayheart, Eden Sassoon and Janet Jackson. Our favorite is the ever fashionable camouflage. Available in boutiques or online. www.equipt4u.com
Xanax pillow by PusherRx. Don’t let stress get you down. We absolutely love this whimsical pillow. Shaped like a pill with the word “xanax” written on it, its a great conversation piece. Soft and comfortable, it’s just the right size for neck support or travel. A great gift for the modern girl on your list. www.pusherrx.com
Chocolatasm. We can’t get enough of these handmade chocolates by Chocolatier Paul John Karins. He creates his chocolates in the Blue Ridge mountains of Georgia using only organic chocolate, spices and oils. The chocolate is obtained in small batches from Map Chocolate Company which enables Karins to track his chocolate from the source to the finished product. Subscriptions are available. www.chocolatsm.com
Serendeppity Lip Gloss. Celebrity makeup artist Lori Depp has scrumptious lip gloss that should be a staple of every girl’s makeup kit. Lori has contributed to the magazines ‘Allure’, ‘Us Weekly’ and ‘Bella’. Our favorite color is ‘Knockout’, inspired by Laila Ali, women’s boxing champion and daughter of Muhammad Ali. Order online. Hurry, they are going fast. www.serendeppity.com
Guapo by Lovacado. This beard and face oil for men is made with Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Organic Hemp Oil and Extra Virgin Avocado Oil. This powerful blend is then mixed with three different essential oils to create three fabulous scents: Mint, Sweet Orange, and Lemongrass. https://lovacado.com.
STRANGER THINGS Skateboard by Madrid Skateboards. Jerry Madrid creates all of his skateboards in his Huntington Beach, CA. Factory. He created Marty McFly’s skateboard in the BACK TO THE FUTURE movie and has collaborated with ‘Vans’ shoes. Available for a limited time are STRANGER THINGS inspired skateboards. https://www.madridskateboards.com/
Raw Spice Bar. Cooks and anyone who loves a great meal will be thankful for a gift subscription from Raw Spice Bar. The spice subscription includes 6 freshly ground spices & blends, such as fresh saffron and curry, shipped quarterly. Change it up with a new kit each quarter! You can subscribe here: https://rawspicebar.com/
Jenga Ocean by Bureo. The first board game made from recycled fishing nets. Jenga Ocean is made from over 25 square feet of nets proudly sourced through Buero’s Net Positive recycling program which gives fishermen financial incentives to not discard old fishing nets into the ocean where they harm marine life.
Daddy Diaper Bag by Darling & Dapper. The bag is a diaper bag made specifically for dads – it has 14 multi function pockets, it is waterproof, insulated, has a changing pad, a separate insulted sleeve for bottles and even stroller straps. The bag is filled with a book called “A Dude’s Guides to Babies,” a pacifier, a onesie that says “come on dad, you can do this” (and has arrows pointing to the arm and leg holes), a New Dad baseball cap, and a few diapers. www.darling-and-dapper.com
Chantry 1975. We absolutely love this handmade blue stone ceramic candle by Chantry 1975. The candle itself is made of a soy/coconut wax blend. With scents such as “lemongrass” and “zen”, this candle adds warmth to any environment whether it be office or home. For each item sold, a donation is is made to The Eden Reforestation Project. www.chantry1975.com
Summer’s Skin Body Lotion in Sugar Plum. Indulge in the luxury of handmade skin care that is 100% natural. The Sugar Plum scent is light and perfect for this holiday season. It has just a bit of glitter to make your skin shimmer during those holiday parties. It only takes a pea size amount and is surprisingly affordable for such a luxurious product. www.summersskin.com
ToyMail. These soft creatures are more than just plushies. They sync with a tablet or phone, allowing children to record, send and receive messages. A great toy that uses modern technology but is not a game. It has the ability to create contacts so your child can call grandma at the push of a button. https://toymail.co
Power Up Dart. The paper airplane was recently added to the Toy Hall of Fame. Power Up Dart has taken the paper airplane to the next level. Use your smartphone to make it do loops, spins and barrel rolls. dart.poweruptoys.com
P.S. Beads. We love these bracelets handmade with gemstones, hematite and glass beads. Most are accented with charms engraved with encouraging words. You have a choice of buying one you like or getting one custom made. Sold online through social media. To find out more visit their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/p.s.beads1
Brooklyn Grown Apparel. BK Stand Up! Inspired by Brooklyn, NY and the people who live there, this clothing line is produced holistically and ethically. Brooklyn Grown provides style, comfort and above all the opportunity to represent without saying a word. It is more than just a look, it’s a movement. https://bkgrown.com
Hamlin Apothecary’s Lavender Body Butter. We can’t get enough of Hamlin Apothecary’s body butter. All of Hamlin’s butters are made in small batches using only all natural ingredients and essential oils. The texture is lightly whipped and smells yummy. This butter is multi purpose and can be used on your body, hands/nails and even your hair. They come in a variety of scents including Tropical Citrus, Jasmine, Lavender, Citrus and Coconut Almond. www.etsy.com/shop/HamlinApothecary
Whether you’re shopping for your office holiday party, the friend who has everything, or a picky mother or in-law; you are sure to be a hit by
giving something from our Holiday Gift Guide. Check back often, we will continue to add our favorites throughout this Holiday Season.