Give ‘em a gift they can really get hooked on. Because who doesn’t want a talking dead fish to remind them, yes, it is actually raining outside.
For my niece, for my cousin, and for all the other strong girls in the making, who are proud to be 100% themselves. Inspiring, empowering and fun, this photo book celebrates the spirit of girls and what makes each of us unique.
Because it’s New Winter Wines in vials and everyone loves classic cold weather pairings with a twist.
Because it’s from “Hip new winemakers swapping classical music for Drake in the cellar while harvesting vines planted 100+ years ago”.
Because the best things in life aren’t things.
Because it’s “an epic experience” and it’s custom — two ingredients that add spice to life.
Because it’s doesn’t get any more timely, or timeless, than baseball and whiskey.
Because it blends form and function for an iconic win-win.
Because it’s cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation, yoga and meditation in a light for better sleep.
Because it’s a mix of science and buddhist-inspired sweet dreams.
A personalized photo book to capture memories made in 2018. Our pal, Joanie, is giving one to her mom this year!
Belt it out with no shame. The collective BrandJuice song choice? Anything from the A Star Is Born soundtrack.
Inspire your kids to learn about the world and watch them light up every month when they receive mail.
All of your favorites in one place, ready to hold on to your striped scarf.
The only gift worth givin’: the energy to get you through the holidays.
Perfect gift for music lovers and record collectors. Your giftee will receive a special edition vinyl delivered to their door each month! This subscription is a great way to discover new artists and revisit old favorites. A wonderful present for your hardworking self, as well.
Who doesn’t love spending a weekend puzzlin’? Seriously, who? A nod to the classic jigsaw puzzle, each wood piece is intricately cut, often into shapes of characters, animals, and geometric designs related to the puzzle theme. Once the first piece is plunked in place, they will be hooked.
Because $90B gifts were returned in 2017, 62% of those being clothing, followed by another holiday go-to: sweets.
Because, “Gift giving is basically an exercise in mind reading—and human beings aren’t very good at mind reading,” says Elizabeth Dunn, a psychologist studying how time, money and technology shape emotion. Dunn points to a potential solution in giving loved ones the gift of time, which could come in the form of time for yourself, with self-care options like fitness classes or spa services, but could also serve more functional purposes like housekeeping or childcare.
“The relationship improvements that recipients derive from experiential gifts stem from the intensity of emotion that is evoked when they consume the gifts rather than when the gifts are received,” reads a report out of the University of Toronto. “Giving experiential gifts is thus identified as a highly effective form of prosocial spending.”
Because New Year, New You has to start from somewhere, here’s a short reading list.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
By Anne Lamott
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance
By Angela Duckworth
& A fun one, for the road:
You’ll Grow Out of It
By Jessi Klein
I chose this because not only is it flippin’ gorgeous, but it’s also just the essence of what you want in coffee. It is a sleek and simply elegant design that provides a delicious bold cup of pour over coffee right at home.
Bombas is a brand that sells an excellent product with an inspiring message. Their socks are cozy and their promise to donate a pair of socks to the homeless for every pair purchased will make you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside too. In the spirit of giving, give twice.
The progression of iPhone cameras are priming just about anyone to look like a photography pro, but to really up your on-the-go photo game, get the wide angle lens from Moment. It essentially turns your phone into a fancy-ass camera, while being way easier to schlep around than a fancy-ass camera.
The best gifts are often those that give back. Kiva is an international nonprofit that facilitates loans–not charity–to borrowers seeking opportunity. And by gifting a lending amount as little as $25 on Kiva, you give someone the chance to change a life. They choose who to support, and when the loan is repaid, they can relend those same funds again and again to make an even bigger impact.
Rather than telling those loved ones to chill the heck out and go meditate so you can stop receiving their complaining about life texts, why not go ahead and give them the means to do so? Not to mention the fact that their adult bedtime stories include a tale of wonder from Matthew McConaughey…#worthit.
Some candle waxes aren’t incredibly healthy to burn in our home atmospheres. Beeswax, on the other hand burns clean and doesn’t pollute your air. Preferably from your local apiary, these candles are scented with the plants that particular hive happened to pollinate. I mean, c’mon. How natural can it get?
Build yourself a mini Stonehenge (like this one in Munfordville, Ky.) and take a creative, mental break during work.