Summer whizzed past as did Yom Kippur and Halloween. And now we’re here – already brainstorming holiday gifts for our loved ones. So I gathered some rad people to kick around some ideas. Thank you to all the awesome friends who participated in my annual holiday gift guide!
FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL :: as suggested by KIM SHAPIRA (celebrity dietitian and wellness guru)
+ This journal, when done daily, I prefer the first thing you do before you start your day, will train your brain to seek out the positive. So after a few days, you will notice less negative thoughts and a happier disposition. #selfcare.
PEACE + PALM TREE HOLIDAY BOX BY andSONS CHOCOLATIERS :: as suggested by PHIL COVITZ (Owner and Son #1 of andSONS CHOCOLATES)
GALLERY DEPT ART :: as suggested by LAURI FIRSTENBERG (curator and art consultant RTM PROJECTS, AF PROJECTS and there-there)
+ LA native designer and artist Josue Thomas makes one of a kind and limited runs of text-based gear out of his storefront and workshop Gallery Dept. on Beverly Boulevard across from Erewhon. Art that Kills and Stop Being Racist are two of his best sellers. Make waves when gifting.
PERSONALIZED MUGS (OR ADOPT A PET!) :: as suggested by THAISA SCO (multiplatinum award-winning artist, singer, songwriter)
+ I love to get cozy in the morning, especially during the holidays! So I found those personalized mugs to be the perfect fit for my morning teas.
+ I would also suggest you get your loved one a newly adopted pet!
CHRISSY TEIGEN’S COOKBOOK, “Hungry For More”:: as suggested by CHRISTINA SIMON (writer and Founder of BeyondTheBrochure)
SALT RAGS SKATEBOARDS :: as suggested by CINDY WHITEHEAD (professional skateboarder immortalized at the Smithsonian, Skateboarding Hall of Fame Inductee, Founder of Girl Is Not a 4-Letter Word)
+ Quality skateboards made in the USA, in sizes that work for kids, and graphics that are kid-friendly!
TRANSFORMATIONAL PARENTING :: as suggested by DR. JENNIFER JONES (entrepreneurial coach for Fortune 500 companies, renown psychologist, life coach, an expert in transformational parenting)
+ Transformational Parenting has been updated and further endorsed! Of course, I feel it’s the best gift for any parent, regardless of how old their kids are. So if you choose to include it, great!
BALA BANGLE WEARABLE HAND WEIGHTS :: as suggested by DR. NINA GRAY (Dentist, Social Media Influencer, YouTuber (Co-Star of Beverly Hills Brat)
$49 on Amazon, Goop, Free People
LIQUID DEATH/ GOOD PATCH / ROOTS N WINGS :: as suggested by MIKE JONES (Entrepreneur and investor, with more than $2.5 billion in exists, Founder of SCIENCE INC, current tech king, ex-MYSPACE CEO)
For the perfect self-care gift, Good Patch is a state of the art hemp-infused and plant-infused patch. It’s designed to deliver safe, sustained, discreet relief that addresses life’s common ailments. For example, stress, sleep, hangovers, pain relief, and hot flashes.
+ Roots & Wings is a nonprofit organization that offers support and resources needed to meet the challenges aged-out foster care youth face. Their work provides education, employment, and important life skills to a statistically vulnerable segment of our community, and would benefit greatly from donations during the holiday season.
SEOULFULL SKIN FOOD/ ELECTRIC HAND WISK :: as suggested by THAYANA SCO JACKSON(multiplatinum award-winning artist, singer, songwriter)
+ For new moms like me who don’t really find the time to take care of themselves, the new Seoulfull skin oils are here to save your skin. It’s the only thing you‘ll need. Apply once before bed and in the morning followed by your fave sunblock and you’re done. And to top it all, it’s organic. You’re welcome.
+ For perfect and yummy foam froth on your milk, lattes, cappuccinos or hot chocolate, I suggest this easy and powerful electric hand whisk. For instance, I use it to blend my matcha and cacao powders to completely break and dissolve those stubborn powder bubbles that are otherwise tough to blend. So just a bit of hot water and this whisk and you have the perfect beverage.
OVERBED TABLE WITH WHEELS / PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICE :: as suggested by THAINA SCO (multiplatinum award-winning artist singer, songwriter, actress)
For example, I pair it with a bed lounger.
RIPPLE 24/7 PERSONAL SAFETY DEVICE
SOZY PENCILS :: as suggested by YOURS TRULY
+ I finally discovered 2019’s perfect stocking stuffer! As the mother of young girls and the auntie of young boys, I highly suggest grabbing a few packs of these for your little ones’ stockings! The Sozy Annotator is the brilliant brainchild of two young students from Buckley who wanted a pencil, eraser and highlighter in ONE! Whether you’re reading a book, marking up a document (for us adults), sketching anime or color-coding your notes – this master instrument is a must-have. The ergonomic fit is TO DIE FOR — and the pastel chicness makes it the go-to accessory to accompany you during your deep dives into your favorite books.
Pretty rad, I know.