Let's face it, CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, or gift-giving in general, can sometimes bring on more stress than joy. That's why I've compiled a list of some of my FAVORITE holiday gift-giving ideas for you!
Whether you're shopping for your parter, your best friend, or YOURSELF, you'll find all my holiday faves here!
I separated them into categories so you can browse for that perfect, thoughtful, useful, and fun gift for everyone on your list! Let's start with...
Let’s face it, sitting all day sucks! I’m obsessed with my standing desk because I find that I'm more productive when I'm standing. I'm able to focus more and stay on task better when I'm standing and moving around. Which is why this desk is great for to pair with the next thing on my list! Keep reading…
A Treadmill that fits under my desk, yes please! If becoming more active, walking more, losing weight, or working on your fitness are part of your 2023 resolutions, then you NEED this under-desk walking pad. Slide it under your desk and walk as you tackle your inbox, work on your social media, or sit through another boring Zoom.
This mini tripod is perfect for recording life's precious moments or even filming content for your business. In my own business, I love using this mini tripod to record behind the scenes content that I repurpose on my social media. It also comes in handy when trying to get big group photos at family events.
As a busy working mom, it's pretty often that we get sidetracked. Whether it's from dealing with the kids, or putting out fires at work, we're constantly being pulled in different directions. And before you know it, our coffee or tea is cold. Or maybe you're just a slow drinker like me, either way, this portable mug warmer will keep your drink warm all day long.
Idk about y'all but in our house we are Apple die-hards! We have our apple watches, iPhones, and AirPods so when we're going to bed and plugging in all our stuff to charge there are freaking cords EVERYWHERE! So we got a couple of these 3 in 1 chargers to charge all our stuff and now our nightstands look so much cleaner and less cluttered.
Moving on to personal style. Here are 3 things I'm obsessed with right now...
Upgrade your basic b*tch Apple Watch strap with something that’ll look perfect on your wrist running errands, or for a night out.
This gift is perfect for you, OR the man in your life. It's unisex, so we each got one! Plus, it's not gonna break the bank!
Lululemon is the holy grail of sporty chic, and I LOVE LULU. But someone told me about this knock-off Scuba half-zip sweatshirt (which retails for $128 at Lulu), and I had to check it out for myself. I'm happy to report, it's great quality for a fraction of the price! You can snag one of these for only $39.99!
Upgrade your athleisure look with these ultra-versatile joggers. I bought them in 3 different colors! Pair with a sports bra for the gym, or with your favorite top to run errands. These joggers are perfect for days you don't wanna wear leggings but still wanna be chill and comfy.
After renovating our home a couple years ago, we also upgraded some of our everyday dishes and tools that get a ton of wear and tear. These are some of our favorites that we now can't live without.
These mugs are beautiful and functional: the double-walled glass makes your coffee look like it’s floating but also keeps it warm longer. Not to mention, they're simple, classy, and match with any kind of decor or aesthetic.
You don’t REALLY realize the difference a good knife makes until you make the switch from a CRAP one to a great one. These chef-grade knives come from a German family business that’s been making knives for the last 200 years. And y'all, they are WORTH every penny.
Love your veggies, hate the prep? This handy little kitchen essential is a vegetable slicer, dicer, chopper and spiralizer all in one. It has saved me SO MUCH time when it comes to meal prepping or making huge meals for my friends and family. It can even juice your oranges. Save time, counter space, and half a dozen tools.
Make rich, creamy, Starbucks latte worthy coffee every morning without even leaving your house. This coffee and milk Frother is the perfect gift for the frappe, Starbucks lover in your life. *Wanna make it extra special? Add in a Starbucks gift card and cute mug*
Who doesn't have a coffee lover in their life? This makes the perfect gift for that coffee addict who can't go a day without their daily cup. Get barista served coffee straight at home!
Let's face it... life, business, and day-to-day responsibilities can drain you. (And AGE you!) From skincare to spa services, here are some of my favorite gifts for those in need of a little R&R. (*This is MY fave list!)
For the elderly or pimple popping addict
After years of having lash extensions, my lashes were pretty much non-existent. Then I discovered this Lash Serum and I can honestly say, they saved my lashes! And the best part is you can also use them on your brows.
I wish someone would've told me how essential Vitamin C is for your face years ago! Like, before I started aging! If you're obsessed with all things skincare, you need to get this a try! It's the C15 Super Booster by Paula's Choice (my go-to anti-aging brand)! This serum is a skin care lovers dream! It will make your skin feel so gloomy and radiant!
The holidays can be STRESSFUL. This lightweight toner is my go-to to keep the holiday breakouts at bay so that your Christmas pictures turn out flawless. Plus, I started using it in my everyday routine and y'all I can't live without it!
Want that #NoFilterRequired airbrushed smooth look? PC’s Skin Perfecting BHA Liquid is your new best friend! It’ll unclog your pores, smoothen wrinkles, and brighten your skin tone. It’s perfect skin, in a bottle.
Newsflash, If you’re over 25, it’s time to start thinking about Retinol. What's retinol? Well, it's the thing that's gonna help you fight those dreaded wrinkles we all know are eventually coming! Paula’s Choice is my go-to anti-aging retinol serum. It tackles everything from wrinkles to fine lines and keeps my skin looking great year after year.
Going to a party this Christmas season? Here are some fun and unique gift ideas for the White Elephant gift exchange in 2022!
Someone you know love SNOOP DOGG? From Rapper to ELF ON A SHELF, these are the perfect gifts for Hip Hop lovers! I’m gifting all three (the cookbook, Snoop On A Stoop, and a bottle of Snoop Dogg’s wine) to one of my besties!
Forget the elf on a shelf! We’re all about the DOGG in this house! This Snoop on a stoop is freaking HILARIOUS and it makes the perfect gift for any Snoop fan!
We all have that ONE friend or family member who is OBSESSED with all things wine! This is the gift for them!
Although I don't personally own dogs, my sister Richlyn is FUR-BABY obsessed with her dog diesel! Y'all he even has his own TikTok account! So, if you know someone who is a dog momma or poppa and just so happens to love puzzles, this is the gift for them! If you pair this with some pet decor, dog treats, or even a subscription box, this makes the perfect gift for any DOG MOM!
I gifted this to Jessica, my Social Media Manager/Assistant this year! She’s obsessed with tortillas, and when I saw this, I knew she’d love it! I wrapped it in FOIL, then put it in a Chipotle bag with a $25 Chipotle gift card! Best, and funniest $50 gift someone could get! Right?!
It’s one of those things that makes sense, but might be stupid enough to laugh at! LOL! While it might not be a White Elephant Gift for me, my niece and nephew are young, so I thought this would be a funny/cute gift for them during the potty training phase. Instead of night lights, why not POTTY LIGHTS!? Fun right?!
Funny gag-gift! I have a favorite doughnut shop here in Los Angeles that I’m always introducing new friends to! I bought one of these, along with a $25 gift card and can’t wait to give it to one of my favorite doughnut-loving friends!
If you've got someone who loves gadgets and tech, here are some gift-giving ideas for the TECHIE in your life.
Smart Home Devices: Smart home devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod are the perfect gift for tech-savvy individuals. These devices allow you to control lights, music, and more from one central hub.
I also really love these items:
(My Grandma, who’s 85 loves to chat with our family on her Facebook Portal!)
Virtual Reality Headsets like these are great gifts for gamers and tech-lovers!
Know someone who recently became a homeowner? I do! My sister! And this year I’m giving her The Nest. She’ll be able to connect her thermostat, smoke alarms, cameras, doorbells, and other devices to the NEST and control them remotely! It’ss easy to use and makes it easy to stay connected to your home even when you’re away.
Need a simple and creative git idea for the baker in your life? Or even just a quick gift your neighbors, nail tech, or hairdresser? Well, last year I made these super cute cookie kit gifts that I gave to my neighbors and people freaked out about them! You can grab all the materials you need here:
Books can be amazing to receive! Especially if it's something life changing, or something that can improve someone's life. But make sure you really know the person and their interests before making your selection! If you like self-help or business, but they don't, then a "business book" isn't gonna be the BEST GIFT EVER. Here are a few of my absolute faves that I love to gift!
For the Creator: Steal Like An Artist
For Fun: The 7 Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
For Entrepreneurs: How I built this by Guy Raz
For the Money Guru: Think & grow rich
Before starting a business: The E- Myth
For Inspiration: Big Magic Elizabeth Gilbert
Exercise classes, yoga, PICKLE BALL, paint ball, or gift certificates or packages make great gifts for people who want to be healthy and active! Ask yourself what activities your loved ones would love to try, and consider buying them a membership or sessions! Other gift suggestions for the fitness-junkie in your life are:
Uphoric Urth Lion Manes: IMPROVE YOUR MOOD AND MENTAL HEALTH. Uphoric Urth Lion's Mane promotes immune support and cognitive function leading to mental clarity and focus.
Give your friends/family a subscription to a surprise service or box full of goodies each month! Subscription boxes like these are my GO-TO surprise bday and Christmas presents!
For the Ladies (My fave!): FabFitFun
For Men: Bespoke Post
For Kids: KiwiCo Crates
For Teens: Ipsy
For the Cook: Blue Apron
For the Dog Lover: BarkBox
For the busy Reader: Audible (*This is my absolute fave!)
For the Learner: Masterclass
For my Grandma (or someone elderly, busy, or just about ANYBODY wanting to save time!)
Customized or personal items make perfect gifts for the holidays! Customized jewelry, (such as necklaces or bracelets) with a special inscription, is a great way to show someone you care. Personalized mugs, t-shirts, or items with your recipient’s initials are also thoughtful presents. Customized photo books or calendars featuring pictures of your loved ones make a great gift that they’ll cherish forever! My friend Drea got me a blanket one year that had my family’s portrait on it, and it’s one of the best gifts I’ve ever received!
I love grabbing mine here: https://photoweavers.com/