Presents and Presents and Presents!!
I love buying gifts for folks, and I’m always looking for ideas, so I figured I’d share my faves of this year with y’all to help inspire your next online shopping excursion. Some links below are affiliate links, and some are not, and the ones that are will send me an affiliate commission if you purchase–it doesn’t cost you anything extra.
Now get ready, you shop-a-holics!!
EVERYONE LOVES EAT HAPPY KITCHEN:
I’m gonna shill my Eat Happy Kitchen products first and foremost, hello!
The sauce and books make great gifts for humans of all genders and ages, so why wouldn’t I? And btw the recipient doesn’t have to be doing NSNG/keto/low carb, they just need to love to eat.
- GET THE GRAVY!! Eat Happy Kitchen has the best tomato sauces on the planet. Made with organic ingredients, no sugar added, and they arrive from the warehouse in cute boxes. The perfect gift!
- COOKBOOKS!! Amazon still has the best prices on Eat Happy and Eat Happy Too. Or if you’d like a signed copy of Eat Happy Too directly from me, message me before 12/15 so I can get one sent out to you.
- KITCHEN STUFF!! I put all of my kitchen items here, from my fanciest nonstick pan (I use it every day), to my fave baby spatula set, Anna’s Kitchen on Amazon will have your favorite home cook covered with reliable gifts as it’s the list of exactly what I use in my very own kitchen. It’s hard for me to narrow down my fave kitchen items, but a Spiralizer, a Mandoline, and a Microplane grater are three things that always get used in my kitchen.
THE BEST OLIVE OIL FOR LITERALLY EVERYONE’S KITCHEN:
Villa Cappelli. The best olive oil on the planet makes for the best olive oil gift on the planet. Get some. Surf around the site and grab their salts, spices, and flavored oils, too. I am doing a sauce/book/oil/spice gift basked with them, and I will update this gift guide with that link when it’s live.
HAPPY HOUR WITH YOUR HOMIES
I love fun cocktails, and I love supporting fellow small businesses-this list is filled with small business LOVE. James and Darcy over at Hodde Bros Beverage Co are two fantastic humans with mad mixology skillz. Get a kit from them and learn some classic cocktails. Even better, organize a Zoom cocktail class and get boozy with your crew. We made their Lexington Social the other day (I just omitted the sugar), and it might’ve been the best Old Fashioned I’ve ever had!!
WHAT DO I GET DAD?
THE BEST COMFORT WEAR FOR YOUR DUDE:
Buck Mason has the best fitting T-shirts for men. Hands down. Let’s face it, we live in a T-shirt culture, so might as well look GOOD.
THE SOAP EVERYONE NEEDS:
Nopalera is the creation of Sandra Velasquez, and her soaps are my new favorite addition to the bathroom. I’m particularly obsessed with this Noche Clara Cactus Soap as it smells like the heavenly California chaparral at night, but it still gets those pits perfectly clean without any chemicals. And helloooooo, let’s keep supporting small businesses all season long (and beyond).
FANCY JEWELRY FOR YOUR LADY!!
If you’ve got a special occasion or milestone coming up, I can’t recommend Hozoni Designs enough. They custom made the ring Loren gave me for our 20th wedding anniversary, and I love it even more than my wedding ring…is that weird?
Hozoni’s jewelry is all handmade, so go check out their site (and watch this mesmerizing video of jewelry making). Reach out to them if you’d like to design something custom. Boy oh boy, would that be a Christmas to remember!
(if someone wants to tell Loren to pick up this champagne gold disc ring for me, that would be super cool thanks)
SELF CARE FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND (OR YOURSELF):
I know I need to do an entire post about how much I love the fascia blaster. I own every single one of them. I bought them originally for cellulite, and it wound up being a game changer in pain management. Go down the YouTube rabbit hole, and you’ll probably wanna get one too. But if your bestie, auntie, sissie, or mommy says she wants one, this is this a nice gift. Check out the Fascia Blaster and all the hype here. I can’t say enough good things.
Trust me, there’s nothing your woo woo friend wants more than this absolutely gorgeous Tarot Card Deck. This deck was designed for anyone to use, from beginners to advanced tarot readers. Plus you can give these to your friend and then tell them they have to give you a reading.
CANDLES FOR YOUR NEXT D&D CAMPAIGN (nerds have needs too):
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE KITCHEN:
Wood Spatulas Are The Wave Of The Future:
STOCKING STUFFERS FOR THE MAKE UP LOVERS:
I’ll end this list with some fun stuff. Y’all seem to ask me about my face a lot, and I’m here to divulge. Any of these would make great stocking stuffers for the make-up lovers in your life.
BEST LIPGLOSS: Pat McGrath Sunset Rose Lipgloss (trust, this shade compliments every skin, eye, hair color)
BEST HAIR SMOOTHER: OUAI Hair Oil (I buy these 2 at a time for ma frizzles)
I keep one of these LaNeige Original Berry Lippies in every room of my house.
But now I love this Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lippy and keep it on my person at all times.