November 28, 2020

Because let’s face it, who hasn’t been looking forward to the end of the year? 

This holiday season, treat the ones you love with these go-to presents for everyone on your list. From gift ideas for spa lovers to foodies, check out the below round-up of some of our favorite picks.

For The Foodie

After months of quarantine cooking, spice up their culinary expertise with an at-home sushi making gift set! GimMe Organic Seaweed offers large sheets to wrap, serve, or plate anything in delicious roasted seaweed, with a variety of flavors ranging from Sea Salt to Sushi Nori. Pack on the flavor, and get inspired! Better yet, the snack versions are perfect for sprinkling atop a salad or adding to a bowl of ramen. Opt for Teriyaki or Sesame for a bold kick.

Want more for your buck? The Cooking Panda Mystery Box is the ultimate present for any chef. A $150 value for only $44.99, each package offers a unique set of top-shelf products like cooking oils, baking supplies, and even snacks. It’s 20-lbs. of foodie heaven! Plus, use code PANDAVIP for a Black Friday discount.

Get steamy in the kitchen with the Hot Damn Pepper Jam preserve from Girl Meets Dirt. A combination of Washington State locally-grown fruit, peppers, and organic vinegar, the jam is delicious over grilled salmon, fried shrimp, or even as a super hot addition to a charcuterie board. Yes, it’s just that good.

The Always Pan by Our Place has enamored the nation with its bestselling features: from searing to sautéing, frying to boiling, the Always Pan is basically eight pans in one. The stunning pan comes complete with cooking accessories in a mouthwatering array of colors. Make the Always Pan a centerpiece for any kitchen with a warm rust Spice color, the ice-cold Lavender, or earth tone Sage. Just for Black Friday, get the Always Pan for a sale price of $95 with code SUPERSALE!

For the posh chef, the TRUFF Hot Sauce variety pack blends upscale flavor with a chic, sophisticated palette. From the gorgeously minimalist packaging to the punch of delicious truffle taste, the variety pack challenges any other hot sauce. Complete with a trio of options – Signature, Hotter, and White Truffle – the sauces enhance any dish. Feast on the intricate blend of red chili peppers, real truffles, and organic agave nectar sourced from Jalisco, Mexico, and transport your taste buds to a restaurant-quality paradise. Use code HOLIDAY15 for 15% the variety pack.

Elevate olive oil with the Full Kosterina Collection. The set includes three Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oils in original, garlic, and Greek herb and lemon flavors, alongside a trio of Balsamic Vinegars ranging from original to fig to dark chocolate, and six assorted EVOO Dark Chocolate Bars in a variety of flavors. It’s a must-have for any Mediterranean food fan! Did someone say opa? 

Prepara, Taco Gift Set, $49.99Get ready to host Taco Tuesdays again with the Taco Gift Set package from Prepara. Complete with four mini taco holders, taco spoons, and a taco party bowl, the set is a perfect housewarming gift for taco enthusiasts. The dishwasher-safe ensemble also highlights a fun fiesta pattern ideal to make any gathering a party!

Treat yourself to a little dessert with the Holiday Flavors bundle from Safe + Fair. The vegan-friendly, gluten-free brand includes four Gingerbread Cookie Granola packs and four Chocolate Candy Cane Drizzled Popcorn. The cookie-inspired granola tastes great over yogurt and ice cream alike, while the Candy Cane drizzled popcorn makes for an addicting sweet snack. Plus, 3% of proceeds from the granola sales also benefit the Sean N. Parker Center For Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford. Grab these delicious treats, and kick off the festive holiday treats!

Don’t know what to wear under your apron? The adorable Baking Spirit Bright flannel long sleeve top from PJ Salvage is the perfect sweatshirt to go from kitchen to casual Christmas party. The bright red hue makes for festive holiday cheer, and who doesn’t love a pun? Throw it on while decorating cookies, or pair with jeans when finishing your Christmas shopping.

Surprise your favorite foodie with the ultimate present for any sweet tooth! Iconic ice cream brand McConnell’s is offering a Holiday Collection package of their top festive flavors, including Pumpkin Pie, Peppermint Stick, Egg Nog, and Reindeer Tracks. One of the oldest artisanal ice cream companies, McConnell’s proudly uses all natural and sustainably sourced organic ingredients. Enjoy the richly decadent chocolate Reindeer Tracks, infused with chocolate cookies and peppermint candies, or opt for the refreshing minty goodness of organic peppermint and vanilla in Peppermint Stick. This holiday collection includes four 16-oz. pints to share with Santa or indulge on your own.

Can’t get enough? McConnell’s also offers a Pint of the Month Club for ice cream lovers to deliver trio of selected flavors each month, from limited edition seasonal flavors to bestselling classics.

For when you’re all done cooking for the evening, the Prepara LATCHLok Set makes food storage easy for clean up. The interior silicone gasket system allows for a firm watertight and airtight seal, making any dish feel fresh. The 12-piece set also can be microwaved and used for transporting favorite dishes to friends and family.

For the Adventurer

Outdoorsy folk need to stay hydrated, and the new sleek Insulated Bottle from que allows for drinks to stay fresh while hiking or camping. The lightweight ceramic bottle is complete with a bamboo cap and a silicone base that prevents slips or drops, plus a curved exterior for an easy grip. The double steel walls of its body let drinks stay cool for up to 24 hours, or warm for 12 hours. Pick between 17 oz. or 12 oz. sizes, and three stylish colors: Cloudy Grey, Midnight Blue, or Iceberg Blue.

Stay warm with the Acadia Trail Fleece by Parks Project. The unisex quarter snap polar fleece jacket has front pockets hold any on-the-go necessities, and elastic cuffs to seal in the heat. Each jacket sold also benefits the Wild Gardens Initiative to plant, study, and track over 400 native species to protect the native habitat in Acadia Park.

Rep Yosemite National Park with the Spectradome Fleck Beanie from Parks Project for a laid-back chic outdoorsy style. The sweater-knit acrylic unisex hat gives back to the park itself for an extra feel-good bonus to giving.

See national parks from your dinner table with the Tour the Parks Enamelware Dish Set by Parks Project. Perfect for camping, the set includes two mugs, plates, and bowls that are campfire safe.

Bring some of the outdoors inside with the Coconut and Basil candle by Hirsch’s Everyday Essentials. Using all natural and organic ingredients, each candle is handcrafted by a professional chandler in Charleston, South Carolina using soy wax and cherry wood wicks. The Coconut and Basil fragrance features a buttery rum top note leading to a sweet vanilla center for a mini trip to a tropical oasis.

Cozy up beside the campfire with the Parks Project x Rumpl Sherpa Blanket. Rumpl, as seen on Shark Tank, specializes in blankets made of the same material as sleeping bags with 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell and insulation. This collaboration blanket also offers a soft sherpa lining, carrying straps to easily transport, and is water and stain resistant.

For The Fitness Guru

Curb that sweet tooth with Fat Snax Cookies & Milk Bundle! Perfect for any keto Santa, the package comes with one box (12 pouches) of chocolate chip cookies, one box of the chocolate chip minis, and a branded mug.

The gluten-free Fat Snax also offers a variety of other cookie and cracker flavors, and the New Arrivals Bundle is perfect for someone looking to sample all of their new favorites. From chocolate chip, double chocolate, and snickerdoodle cookies to original sea salt, cheddar, and everything almond flour crackers, who needs to choose just one?

Every athlete needs a boost recovering post-workout. The Athletic Recovery Bundle from leading plant-based supplement company Cymbiotika includes an herbal sleep tonic, activated CBD anti-inflammatory spray, a Heal-All pain formula, Regenesis probiotics, and Synergy C collagen boost. Cymbiotika never uses synthetics, fillers, additives, or sugars, and the brand promotes healthy aging and detoxification.

Keep your muscles lean and healthy with the Glucosamine Sulfate Ultiboost by Swisse. The once-a-day vitamins help maintain cartilage growth and flexibility. Perfect for any fitness fiend!

Stay stylish while getting fit with Proud’s Be Courageous Zipper Pullover. The high-performance topper features an asymmetrical half-zip for a little unexpected detail, plus a sleeve pocket enclosure perfect for carrying an ID or car keys. The streamlined style and stretchy material also makes for a great post-workout pullover.

For Guys

Keep your man on the go with a Humblemaker Coffee Cold Brew Variety Pack. The vitamin-infused cold brew shots are ideal for any coffee fan in your life. Either sip on their own or add to a smoothie for an extra boost. The variety of flavors like Boomtowne, La Fonda, and Black Sea all specialize in different purposes ranging from multivitamins, antioxidants, and cognitive wellness, respectively. Plus, each shot has zero sugar!

 

If you’re looking to mellow out before getting on Zoom with your extended family this Thanksgiving, Dad Grass has you covered. They make high-quality CBD joints with 100% organic hemp flower, blessing you with an easygoing buzz that won’t turn you into a paranoid android. You can fly with it, ship it, purchase it, smoke it on the go: CBD is legal, baby. And the package design and overall art direction and concept are a loving callback to ads of yore, ads you can talk to your dad about this holiday season while he accidentally mutes himself mid-rant, pre-tryptophan coma. – John Tolliver

Premium audio brand JBL launched its new JBL True Wireless Headphones with a “For Professionals Only” campaign featuring entrepreneurs who have turned their passions into creative careers. The JBL Endurance Peak II waterproof wireless in-ear sport headphones are the perfect handsfree gift for any guy.

Add to your man’s liquor cabinet with Canvino wine. “Bottle-quality in a can,” the grab-and-go wine comes in Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay options, plus is now available to ship in 36 states just in time to cheers for Christmas.

The Lodi, California-based brand is vegan and gluten-free, and boasts Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba as a partner, investor, and ambassador. “After attending a music industry experience in wine country, I was inspired by how much I had learned about wine and how the flavors of each varietal could shape my experience,” Carrabba opened up. “It’s almost impossible to share a truly exceptional bottle of wine at a concert given the restrictions of a glass, so I sought out how I could combine music and wine in a more accessible fashion.” While concertgoers will have to wait until 2021 to bring Canvino to outdoor events including Dashboard Confessional’s sold-out tour, vino lovers can now toast from home to the coming New Year.

Light up something else this holiday season by indulging in a Keap candle. The Wood Cabin fragrance has the perfect blend of cedar, nutmeg, and pine to harness that same cozy feeling of cuddling up next to the fire. The sensual candle is perfect for a more masculine scent, that is just as sexy as your man.

Keep him nice and warm with the Festive Fair Isle Long Sleeve Top from PJ Salvage. The loungewear style can even be paired with jeans. Better yet: the print comes in women’s and kid’s clothing too, for a matching family set perfect for a Christmas card photo.

The Mantl Complete Routine offers the best of the best skincare for any man. The thoughtfully curated box includes a starter kit for face and scalp products, ranging from an aloe-based cleanser, Invisible Daily SPF 30, age-defying moisturizer, and the miracle-working No Shine Sheets to reduce oil and shine. We promise he will love it – and you’ll love the results too. Enjoy 20% off site wide with code GIVETHX2020.

For Gals

A woman on the go needs her sleep. Rest and relax with the new Dream Honey by Potli, a CBD, melatonin, and CBN infused honey to add to any cup of tea. Sweet dreams!

Give back by giving the gift of beautiful jewelry this holiday season. Noonday Collection works with artisans in developing countries to support entrepreneurs. Over the past decade, Noonday Collection has placed over $25 million worth of orders with artisans in 15 countries. Over 75% of these artisans are women. “Noonday Collection is a business that uses fashion to alleviate poverty by creating meaningful opportunities for entrepreneurship in some of the most vulnerable countries around the world,” founder and co-CEO Jessica Honegger said. Noonday Collection’s beautiful work is available online, like the stunning woven Crosshatch Cuff in olive green. The bracelet mixes supple suede with hammered brass for a curved adjustable cuff, and is made in India using traditional leather tanning techniques.

Show your favorite gal pal how much you appreciate her with the Known and Loved Necklace by Noonday Collection.

For the stylish woman in your life, the Locked Link necklace is a must-have. Made in Vietnam, the Noonday Collection piece has a chunky chain and mixed metal “lock” to protect what you hold most dear.

To commemorate this election year, show off her civic engagement with the limited edition CJ ‘I am a voter’ sandal by ma’am. For every pair sold, $10 will be donated to the non-partisan movement of the same name that works to increase voter turnout. The Italian leather shoes come in black, agave, sky, or lollipop colors to give a fun kick to voting. Use promo code CYBER20 for 20% off site-wide this Cyber Monday.

Give her the gift of coziness this season with the Alpine Nights Cardigan from PJ Salvage. The oversized sweater goes with everything, from jeans to leggings, to even over a dress. An updated twist on the classic vintage alpine ski prints, this cardigan makes for a stylish nod towards seasons past with a black and white fair isle pattern, button front, and pockets.

Stay organized next year with the 2021 Pocket Planner by Rifle Paper Co. The petite 12-month planner features a beautiful floral and gold foil design, with a complete calendar and weekly views, plus space for dates and notes.

A chic silk scarf is the epitome of sophistication, and thanks to Rifle Paper Co.’s Botanical print, elegant florals are abundant this year. The brand also currently is offering 30% with code HOLIDAY30!

For The Host

Whether they’re hosting Christmas dinner or just their kids back home for the holidays, it’s worth celebrating the hosts who make it nice year after year. The Reed Diffuser by Kai radiates the brand’s signature intoxicatingly delicate fragrance of gardenias and vanilla for a refreshing scent to complement any socially-distant gathering.

The Skylight Candle, also by Kai, blends soy, palm, and coconut wax for a sultry paraben and sulfate-free 40 hours of burn time. Close your eyes and imagine you’re taking that tropical vacation!

Sweeten up your host’s kitchen with the Buzz Honey Trio Gift Set by Savannah Bee Company. A new holiday offering, the Buzz Honey trio includes three bestselling honeys, each in a 12 oz. bottle: Sourwood, Black Sage and Lavender Honey.

Actually Curious, Bundle, $45Get to know your fellow party guests with some games! A favorite of Beyoncé and Gwyneth Paltrow, the Actually Curious card game was founded by Michael Tennant as a tool to help fight divineness. We love the bundle option of both the Original Curiosity and Happy Hour editions to explore backgrounds, values, and views on current social issues, while also discussing dreams, ambitions, and love languages. Each pack also are eco-friendly and socially conscious in production.

Embark on a romantic comedy of your own with the Fog of Love board game. Guests will create and play characters who meet, fall in love, and face the challenge of making it work. Boasting a “rollercoaster of awkward situations, laugh out loud moments, and difficult compromises,” the game mirrors a real relationship…and will certainly start some interesting conversations at a party!

Attending a virtual holiday party? Include these quarantine-friendly cards by Emily McDowell when sending a thank you present to the host. With fun sentiments like “when this is over, I’m totally invading your personal space” to funny phrases like “I hope you’re having an adequate day,” these cards make staying in touch a little bit more personal.

Add something special to your host’s tree this year with the Letters to Santa ornament from Rifle Paper Co. The festive decoration offers “express service to the North Pole” for any child’s wish lists.

For a more rustic tree, opt for the Bonswa Ornament trio from Noonday Collection. Made in Haiti from recycled steel drums and leather, the ornaments add a folkloric feel to any Christmas tree.

Capri Blue is known for their stunningly decorative candles with addicting fragrances. This holiday season, Tinsel & Spiceis perfect for everyone on your nice list. With scents of orange Mandarin, vanilla, and juniper berries, this candle is the deluxe gift for any host.

While the wine is flowing, be sure to use Drop It by WineRX. Simply add the drops into a glass of wine to aid in a potential hangover before it starts. Using an all-natural “headache cure,” Drop It prevents wine headaches by removing the sulfite and tannins in the beverage, without changing its flavor or taste. The drops are made from a 100% all-natural FDA-approved proprietary formula that is also gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free, with no artificial colors or sweeteners.

Curl up in the Wine Time lounge set by PJ Salvage to wine-d down after hosting a holiday dinner. The vino-inspired set includes a “Cheers!” sweatshirt and glass-half-full joggers. It’s always a pj party when your loungewear is this cute.

Finally, at the end of a long evening, get into bed with the heavenly PeachSkinSheets. Made from high-performance SMART fabric, sleepers can stay cool in the lightweight yet cozy material that wicks away moisture instead of absorbing it like cotton-based competitors. The breathable advanced poly fibers mirror workout clothes to enhance your sleep without waking up sweaty. The non-sateen and anti-slip finish also makes the sheets melt onto the body, making them feel like a second skin. Even better? The brand is hypoallergenic and antimicrobial, keeping your sheets dust and pollen-free.

For The Spa Lover

Create an at-home spa and relax with the Pure Daily Care Ultimate Aromatherapy Bundle. Their premium essence diffuser uses state of the art wave diffusion technology to atomize 20 different essential oils, with various ambient light modes and intensity settings. The diffuser even features timer to plan out your moments of spa-level soothing aromatherapy.

Give yourself a full mani-pedi with the Complete System kit from Olive & June. The set includes six bestselling nail polish shades ranging from cherry red to icy blue; a fan-shaped brush to make painting a breeze; a cuticle serum; polish remover; clean up brush; nail buffer; and clippers and file. Dare we say it’s better than a salon?

Emilia George, Robe + Mask Gift Set, $96

Wear the lightweight Sustainable Robe + Mask gift set by Emilia George to relax in style. Made from the brand’s bestselling cupro fabric, the robe is available in blush or black.

Kinship, Nice 2 Treat U, $55

Let your skin shine with the Gift of Glow Skincare Trio in Kinship’s Nice 2 Treat U pack. A mix of three bestselling clean skincare products, the gift set combines wellness and science to craft high performance, plant-based, cruelty-free products. The package is also sustainable with ocean-waste plastic. Nice 2 Treat U includes full sizes of Naked Papaya Gentle Enzyme Face Cleanser, Mint Mud Pore Detox Mask, and Supermello Hydrating Gel Cream Moisturizer for a three-step spa treatment. For Black Friday, save 20% with code YAY20.

Don’t forget about your flowing locks! Your hair deserves the best care too, so treat your mane to the wonder of Innersense Organic Beauty. The cruelty-free brand is offering special holiday pricing for their travel trio boxes including Pure Travel, Color Travel, and Hydrate Travel sets. Each pack contains 2 oz. of the hair bath and conditioner, as well as a 2 ox. Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner for that on-the-go. This stocking stuffer is perfect for traveling this holiday season, or sampling your new favorites.

Complete the spa experience with P.F. Candle Co.’s bestselling Sandalwood Rose candle. A cult favorite, the fragrance is a blend of cashmere rose and sandalwood perfect for bringing an oceanside warmth not just from its long-lasting burn time.

Throw on a face mask with the Swisse Premium Australian Clay Masks. With 95% naturally derived ingredients including Australian kaolin clay, each mask has different benefits to absorb dead skin cells and excess oil. Choose between Blood Orange for a brightening effect; Cranberry to reduce pores; Matcha Tea for anti-pollution; or Manuka Honey to detoxify.

For The Glam Instagrammer

Get your nails ready for NYE with the Moonlight Magic stocking stuffer gift set by Londontown. The limited-edition nail polish duo steals the spotlight with Rosé All Day and Plié shades, a bronze glitzy glitter paired with a ballet beige for a dash of pink. The vegan and cruelty-free brand is the leading nail polish company, featuring a slew of breathable shades that are so in style.

Finish off your look with the Diamond Shine Top Coat for a diamond-dusted sparkle, perfect to show off on the dance floor.

Stay chic in chilly weather with the Feather Knit Beanie by PJ Salvage. We especially love the subtle heart design so she knows you’re always thinking of her with love. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer!

Zuzu Luxe, Better Not Pout, $65

Sing along to “Santa Baby” with Zuzu Luxe’s Better Not Pout luxe lip set. The limited edition gift includes all six shades of the Matte Luxe Lip – Lollipop peach nude, Tutu powder pink, Tryst apricot, Meow berry, Flamingo fuchsia, and Poppy red – plus a Wild at Heart beauty bag. Ooh la la, indeed.

Beautycounter, Golden Hour All-in-One Palette, $65

It may be winter, but that sunset look can still be captured thanks to the Golden Hour All-in-One Palette by Beautycounter. Go from day to night with the versatile curation of a warm blush, illuminating highlighter, and four eyeshadows ranging from sun kissed Ray to delicate Dawn.

For The Little Ones

What’s Wrong With Grown-Ups?, $24.99

Bridge the gap between generations with the What’s Wrong With Grown-Ups? card game. With 500 questions, the cards will make you laugh, learn, and think about the difference between adults and kids today.

Prism Arena, $40

Children will adore the Prism Arena board game. Enter a new world with fun characters full of adventure as players level up with Prisma powers on their hero’s journey to the end.

Thames & Kosmos, Exit, $14.95

An escape room perfect for quarantine: EXIT: Theft on the Mississippi, available from Thames & Kosmos, is the perfect group game for family fun. Solve a robbery on the Mississippi River in 1872 aboard a paddle-wheel steamboat, and be transported to a world of corrupt businessmen, captain’s orders, and New Orleans turn-of-the-century flair. Can you find the thief before the riverboat docks?

PJ Salvage, Let’s Get Toasty Romper, $32

Get ready for Santa with the cozy Let’s Get Toasty romper for toddlers. In sizes ranging from 3 to 18 months, your little tot will already be a trendsetter in this thermal velour jammie set. The gender-neutral navy print features a forest landscape complete with a moose!

Smart Buddies, $174.99

Smart Buddies makes STEM learning fun with a Smart Buddy coding robot. Featuring a diverse set of characters on self-balancing programmable scooters, kids ages 6 and up can learn how to code. Just connect with a smartphone or tablet, and the world of coding is theirs!


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