Holiday Gift Guide

Still have a few people to check off of your ‘to buy for’ gift list this year?

I’ve highlighted some of my favorite gift-worthy products below in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide. Whether you’re shopping for a mom, a makeup addict, a health-conscious friend, a baker or even yourself, I’ve got some ideas for you!

Gifts + Stocking Stuffers for the Mom


Erin Condren Life Planner | $75

I finally caved and ordered myself a true Erin Condren this year… and I’m ecstatic. If your mom friends are like me, then they struggle to stay organized with the infinity hats I’m expected to wear. Erin Condren’s Life Planners seem to make it a little easier to ‘keep your stuff together.’ This year’s Rose Gold design comes with the priciest sales tag, but the beautiful foil accents make it worth it. And with every Life Planner purchase, your recipient will get a coupon code for a free personalized cover on their next order.


Customized Silhouette Portrait from Minted

Aren’t these adorable?! Surprise a mom with a beautiful Silhouette Art Portrait of their child. You’ll have to have a side profile photo to get started, but customizing is super easy with Minted. I’ve always thought these photos were a really neat, modern way to display family portraits around the house. Such a thoughtful gift idea!



Grace Personalized, Customized Name Ring |  $27

This ring is so tasteful and dainty… I love the design! Have it customized with a mother’s childrens’ names… or even their beloved pets. Select either sterling silver, 18K gold filled or rose gold for your recipient.


yes they are all mine

“Yes, they are all mine.” Tote Bag | $19.99

Desgined by one of my favorite bloggers, At Home With Natalie, this tote bag is hilariously cute (and practical!) for a mom of multiple kiddos. Get yours on Etsy:



Freely Monthly Lifestyle Box for the Christian Woman

Monthly subscription boxes are my weakness so I was really excited to discover this monthly subscription box for Christian women. Each monthly box features spiritual content, like a book or album, and lifestyle products. Gift a single box or gift a membership!


Green Goo

Green Goo

Ever heard of Green Goo? Packaged in a convenient tin that you can easily carry in your purse, Green Goo can replace pretty much any other first aid product that you need to keep on hand. It’s made up of high quality, all natural + organic ingredients to soothe, moisturize and heal almost any ailment. Green Goo can heal cuts, scrapes, blisters, sunburns, chafing and poison ivy and helps relieve dry/cracked skin, diaper rash and reduces fine lines/aging. Buy Green Goo individually, or one of their travel gift sets.


Ideas for the Beauty + Makeup Obsessed


Dr. Jart+ BB It’s Cold Outside Set | $45

I’m newly obsessed with Dr. Jart+  products (especially the BB Creams) and I’ve been eyeing this winter gift set. Inside, your recipient will get four products including the super popular Premium Beauty Balm, the Ceramidin Cream, the Premium Firming Sleeping Mask and the Dermaclear Micro Cleansing Water. A guaranteed winning gift!


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Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse & Tanning Mitt Duo | $54

This is, hands down, my favorite self tanner and I have tried several. It’s incredibly natural looking, somewhat on the subtle side, and is the only one that doesn’t smell terrible on me. The mitt ensures streak-free application and it dries almost instantly so you don’t have to worry about it coming off on your clothes. Highly recommended and a great gift for glowy skin this winter season!



Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector, Pressed – Champagne Pop | $38

I bought this on a whim for myself after testing in-store. It’s a seriously gorgeous warm highlighter with a great pay-off for a holiday glow! Any beauty fanatic would be thrilled to get this from Santa… it’s goooorgeous.


lip tar

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar | $9

These are slowly being phased out at Sephora stores which means you can find them deeply discounted for $9 on Sephora’s website (score!). I’m a big fan of OCC’s Lip Tar–the colors are highly pigmented and vibrant and really fun to play with. A little goes a long way and the soft, creamy formula feels great on my lips. A great stocking stuffer idea this Christmas!


elf brush

e.l.f. Blending Eye Brush | $1

The e.l.f. brushes aren’t the highest quality, by any means, but this Blending Eye Brush is a real gem in my makeup bag… and it’s only $1! I keep several of these around… they’re super soft and perfect for blending. I reach for these more than my highend blending brush… and a girl can never have too many. Grab a handful at your nearest Target and fill up those stockings!


Stocking Stuffers for the Foodie + Baker

Flavor God

Flavor God Seasonings

Flavor God is blowing up Instagram with their cult-like following and it’s easy to see why they’re so popular! Their seasonings are made fresh, free of chemicals and fillers, have low salt levels and are certified kosher. It’s an easy way to add a ton of flavor to healthy, lean proteins. The Everything Seasoning is perfect on, well… everything.


Hail Merry

Hail Merry Miracle Tarts

Instead of candy, gift a sweet treat that is practically guilt-free! Hail Merry desserts, like these Miracle Tarts, are made from completely raw, vegan ingredients and they are to die for. Like, ridiculously good. Buy them individually at your local health food store (like Sprouts) or shop online for bulk purchases.


Chai Masala

Indian As Apple Pie Chai Masala | $9.95

This little jar is packed with warm, fragrant holiday spices and the perfect addition to any stocking; one whiff, and you’re in Chai Heaven. Indian As Apple Pie’s Chai Masala is incredibly versatile. Bakers will love adding it to their holiday apple and pumpkin pies for a spicy twist and it’s perfect to whip up an authentic Chai to enjoy at the end of a busy day. Try it in your breakfast oatmeal or whip up some Chai-spiced pumpkin pancakes!



Dreamfarm Supoon | $11.95

Really, any Dreamfarm gadget would make a great gift for the home cook and I can almost guarantee that there’s something from the line that they don’t own yet! All of their products are brilliantly inventive, like this Supoon – a spoon that measures, scrapes, spoons and rests above your countertop. Genius!


Nielsen-Massey Pure Chocolate Extract


It might not be something you’d typically pick up on a grocery store shelf, but this chocolate extract is a staple in my pantry and bakers will love to get creative with it. You can use it to sub for cocoa powder or even semi-sweet chocolate, but I like to add it in addition to really bump up the chocolate flavor in some of my desserts. It’s the secret ingredient in my brownies and chocolate pound cake!



KitchenIQ Edge-Grip Manual Knife Sharpener | $9.95

This petite knife sharpener makes a great stocking stuffer for the home cook. I’ve been through couple of low-budget knife sharpeners, but this one really does the job to quickly get my knives back in shape. It was a lifesaver for me as I prepped for Thanksgiving… it really works!


‘Healthy + Eco-friendly’ Stuffers + Gifts You’ll Feel Good About Gifting

Manduka Yoga Mat

Manduka eKO Yoga Mat 5mm | $88

Shop the Manduka line for the Yogi in your life. Their yoga mats are all eco-friendly and made from sustainably harvested tree rubber. Unlike other rubber yoga mats, the foaming agents used to create the eKO are non-toxic so there are no harmful chemicals! They’re available in stylish colors (I’m loving this teal combo), and you can get matching yoga towels too!


ORGANIC INDIA Tulsi Tea | $5.99

Tea lovers will enjoy sipping on this Organic Tulsi Tea over the holidays to help strengthen the immune system and beat the cold and flu season. Tulsi (also known as Holy Basil) possesses many health benefits that support the body’s natural immune system while relieving the body’s negative reaction to stress. My personal favorite is the fragrant and slightly spicy Lemon Ginger (caffeine free and promotes stress relief). Excellent to help soothe a sore throat and combat sickness. Slip a few packets into your stockings this year!


Go Macro

GoMacro Bars

Another easy (and healthy!) stocking stuffer… if you’re looking for something other than candy to stuff your stockings with, these GoMacro bars are a sweet and nutritious treat for the health conscious. Packed with protein, these bars are organic and have no salt, no refined sugar or funky stuff. They’re available in many different flavors, though my favorite is the Protein Purity made with Sunflower Butter and Chocolate. Yum!

Keep It Simple Mug

Life Is Good ‘Keep It Simple’ Mug | $14

‘Keep It Simple’ is a common mantra around our house and I love the simplicity of this mug. Everything the Life Is Good brand stands for exuberates positivity… and they also donate 10% of net profits to help kids in need. You can feel good about gifting from this brand!


Half Full Tote

Life Is Good ‘Half Full’ Canvas Tote | $18

Another one of the items I’ve been eyeing from the Life Is Good brand. All of their canvas totes are super cute, but this one really stands out to me — a great gift idea for the optimistic!



Mrs. Meyer’s Variety Cleaning Set | $26.99

Mrs. Meyer’s cleaning products are my absolute favorite. I hate to clean, but having products that smell really good (and work really well) are incentive to at least try to make it fun. I love these variety sets (I got one last year for Christmas!) since it gives you a chance to experience scents and products that you might not have originally picked out for yourself. I’ve yet to find a scent that I haven’t loved!

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