This holiday season, stock up on the best gifts, deals, and steals in time for Black Friday! Check out our go-to top picks for everyone on your list.
For the Fashionista
Sustainable handbag brand Pixie Mood is known for their “I can’t believe it’s not butter”-y non-leather handbags, and this season’s It clutch is no exception. With delicate multicolored embellishments and a drawstring top, the Diana bag can also be worn crossbody. Yes please Santa!
For the Hostess
You probably already know the Volcano candle by Capri Blue– it’s that delicious scent wafting through almost every Anthropologie doorway. Restock your favorite candle in the stunning new White Opal Guilded Muse packaging for the Volcano, or opt for the dazzling seasonal Fireside Glam smoky sweet fragrance in a sparkly silver Glam container! Either way, the hostess can also use the tins for decoration. You’ll need one for yourself too, obviously.
For the Spa Lover
KAI is famous for their addictive scents– we genuinely don’t know how they do it. Treat your spa-loving pal to the signature KAI body butter. It’s not only vegan and cruelty-free, but the blend of apricot oil, vitamins A, C, & E, aloe, chamomile, and cucumber leaves skin hydrated and smooth. The shea butter base also isn’t too dense, making for the perfect lightweight creamy soufflé of spa perfection. Pair with the Body Glow mist in the same scent for a full pampered treatment.
And while you’re there, grab the new KAI*Rose Skylight candle made from a mixture of coconut and soy wax. Either pair it with the spa treatment goodies as a present or keep it for yourself, but with the gardenia and exotic white floral sensual scent, you’ll want to burn this 40+ hour candle immediately as you too melt into pure bliss.
For the Health Nut
Stars like Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry have attributed their glowing skin and trim physiques to Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. The non-GMO and gluten-free apple cider vinegar uses raw “mother” enzymes from organic apples to boost gut intestinal health and support normal glucose and insulin levels. Drink a shot of it in the morning, or use it to flavor salads, veggies, or even sprinkle over popcorn for a healthy snack. This natural remedy tastes great and also assists with natural weight loss. What more could you ask for?
For the New Parents
The all-natural Spread the Love gift set includes the makings of a perfect PB&J! The bestselling Naked Organic Peanut Butter is paired with Raspberry and Marionberry Artisan Jams, plus the new Almond Cashew Power Butter and a PBSpoon. There’s no palm oil, salt, or sugar added, making these snacks only the best to feed kids and adults alike. Plus the ingenious PBSpoon is half-spoon, half-spatula, so you can really “spread the love” fully. Use the peanut or cashew butters on bread or even a celery stick, and the jams are delicious in PB&Js or could be used to bake with. Parents will love this easy and yummy present.
For the Cosmetics Guru
Introduce your friend to eco-friendly brand Honeybee Gardens that exclusively uses organic ingredients for a healthy cosmetics. Their new Tinted Lip Balms nourish lips while still being stylish. Available in five fantastic shades–Pomegranate Pop, Cherry Crush, Strawberry Sunrise, Watermelon Mist, and Nudie Patootie–grab one for each work day! Plus they are all vegan and paraben-free, which gives you yet another reason to smile.
For the CBD Fan
Bay Area-based Potli utilizes the healing benefits of CBD for delicious all-natural products. “We believe that honest ingredients like our raw wildflower honey, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, and chili oils enhanced with full-spectrum cannabis are an ideal way to empower happier and healthier lives,” founder Felicity Chen said. All products have less than 0.3% THC, and we’re currently loving the Hemp Infused Honey. Drizzle over berries and granola for a healthy morning snack or add to tea for a wintry treat.
For the Party Animal
We all have that friend who knows the best bars and hottest clubs. This holiday season, give them something they can use each night they go out: the perfect handsfree crossbody handbag. The Bond bag by Sol and Selene is made of an easily wipe-able neoprene, so in case any drinks spill while dancing, the bag and its contents are safe. We love the silver shade, but pick from black, grey, navy, or yellow too.
Add the seductive Gia Eau de Parfum by Tocca for an alluring date-night pairing. The blend of Turkish rose, pink peppercorn, and tangerine leaves a mysterious and enticing fruity fragrance that is irresistible.
For the Do-Gooder
It’s difficult to sometimes find the perfect gift for the charitable soul, but 31 Bits is the ideal resource for beautiful artisan handmade goods that give back. The socially-conscious company provides access to the global market for female entrepreneurs and designers in developing countries. The stunning handiwork is evident in the beautiful Jolene necklace is shockingly made out of paper (!!!) beads in Uganda, and paired with the Beaded Fringe Hoop earring in the matching sage or cream shade makes for the perfect thoughtful present.
For the Outdoorsy Friend
Bring the outdoors inside with the fresh scents by P.F. Candle Co. It’s hard to pick just one of the many rich fragrances blended to perfection, but the Western Red Cedar, Juniper, and Spruce candles are some of our favorites.
Inspired by the Pacific Northwest forests, the soy Western Red Cedar is made from plant-derived fragrance oils and housed in a beautiful terra cotta base designed to blend into plants or gardens. The woodsy ginger scent is both sharp and warm, making for a great addition to any home.
Similarly, the Juniper candle comes in a terra base. This Eastern Sierras-inspired scent is reminiscent of hiking in the early winter: a blend of fresh pine, fir, cedarwood and juniper berries float to the top, and it’s almost as though you can feel the wind rustling with each whiff of the glorious burning candle.
For a non-terra base option, the Spruce candle maintains that same woodsy outdoor fragrance. With snow powder, blue spruce, cedarwood, and citrus, this seasonal limited edition candle adds a touch of Christmas tree magic.
For the Whiskey Lover
Try a new twist on an old favorite with the Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey crafted by country superstar duo Florida Georgia Line. The seriously delicious liquor has a flavor-packed sweetness and crunch that is the perfect answer to a wintery snowy evening. This bottle will turn any whiskey skeptic into a fan– drink it straight, or create a custom cocktail, plus even a boozy cake would taste great with the peach pecan flavor! It’s a hit no matter how you take it.
For the Jetsetter
Don’t know what to get for the friend who’s always on the go? Look on further, because Sol and Selene has the answer! The aptly-named Secret Weapon overnight bag is a no-brainer carryon luggage, and paired with the sleek All Out backpack, your friend will be the most fashionable traveler around. Plus both are made from water repellent nylon, so they’ll be covered rain or shine.
For the Glam Pal
The Power Collection wrap bracelet by Swarovski is a stylish accessory for any glamorous friend. Studded with Swarovski crystals on a Alcantara base adjustable, the bracelet looks great on its own, layered, and can even be worn as a choker necklace. The bracelet comes in seven different colors, but we love the seasonless navy.
For the Shoe Enthusiast
We are huge fans of Marc Joseph. They recently sent us a pair of these very chic and comfortable boots. Designed in NYC and handcrafted by skilled artisans in Brazil, the Bowery Boot is designed to be a great classic everyday boot yet enhanced with luxurious leather and detailing to distinguish it from others. The Suede embroidered detail will add to your outfit. Its flexible and durable rubber sole will allow for all-day comfort and wear. Be sure to check out their Black Friday sales this week.