For many of us this year has been a reminder of the important things in life – the people that bring us joy and comfort even in challenging moments. And whether you find yourselves near or far this holiday season, a thoughtful gift is a wonderful way to share the love, particularly if celebrating together is not in the cards.
So we’ve curated a list of some of our favorite gift ideas, including goodies from brands we love and hope you will too. We’ve got ideas for the wellness junkies in your life, the ocean lovers, the conscious consumers, as well as stocking stuffers and surefire favorites for those who are tricky to buy for. We’re suckers for an indulgent experience that enriches their daily life and reminds the recipient how much they mean to us.
For the Wellness Junkie
Whether they’re just dipping their toe into the world of wellness or are already in full blown meditation and mindfulness mode, it’s always wonderful to receive the gift of selfcare. Amongst our team, the Vagus Nerve Collection is a definite favorite. For someone who’s never heard of the 10th cranial nerve, this trio will help them find calm with a collection of wellness products and selfcare reading.
For those looking to cultivate soothing sensory rituals, we recommend aromatherapy. Vitruvi is our go-to diffuser. Incorporating scent into your space can really shift the mood and their stone diffusers are as beautiful as they are functional. Or if superfoods are more their vibe, might we suggest Vejo’s portable blender and starter set, perfect for those on the go.
For the Ocean Lover
As Californians, we’re ocean lovers by nature so any opportunity for us to celebrate our happy place is more than welcome! For those in cooler climates, it’s also a perfect opportunity for some Californian dreaming.
Indulge in skincare and bodycare heros with the Bestsellers Collection for those in cold, dry climates. Each product is enriched with seaweed, so even if the ocean is out of the question, you’ll be able to experience the hydration from home.
If staying active is more their speed, we love Electric & Rose’s activewear. Their Force of Nature collection is sure to bring the Cali beachside vibes wherever you may be! And if you’re lucky enough to be somewhere that swimming is an option, we recommend swimwear from Vitamin A, sustainably made from plant-based fabrics.
For the Conscious Consumer
It feels like many of us are being more thoughtful about the brands we support, choosing those that align with our values. We are so grateful for the support our family business has received over the past 24 years and wanted to highlight a few other brands that are on our gift list.
We’re also big fans of Aurate, founded by two women who wanted to reinvent what a contemporary jewelry brand could look like. Who doesn’t love a little frosting for the holidays?!
The Surefire Favorites
There’s always someone one on your list that seems to have everything, so finding the perfect gift can feel like a challenge. Or perhaps it’s someone in your life who deserves to be spoiled because they’re forever putting everyone else first. Either way, we have some suggestions.
This year we’re releasing exclusive gift bundles just in time for the holidays. Both Anti-Aging Deluxe Collection and our Multi Masking Set are great options if you’re looking to go all out. Another winner, especially if you’re treating a mom or dad who is juggling homeschooling with working from home, is Sakara’s Signature meal delivery program. Imagine the joy of not having to worry about preparing meals – even if just for a few days!
Good things often come in small packages and we have a range of options to make sure you have everyone in your life covered.
Mini skincare favorites are always a great option, as are Skylar’s clean fragrance rollies. For some holiday cheer, we also love festive colored nailpolish from Rooted Woman, whose products are vegan and 10-free, saving your digits from nasty chemicals.
In the end, it’s always the thought that counts. Maybe the best gift you could give this year is babysitting for parents in need of a night’s reprieve or a facetime session with faraway friends and family. Why not a virtual spa date together over Zoom! Whatever this holiday season looks like for you, we hope it is filled with love, laughter and merriment, both virtually and IRL.