This year’s gift guide theme is to bring in good energy. With some of the gifts featured that specifically focus on that.
Let’s face it; it has been a rough almost two years, so let’s change this world for the better and send gifts that have positivity, love, and all things good.
With products made in the USA and some by local, small businesses, we hope this guide helps you find just the perfect gift that arrives just in time for the people you love.
For the trendsetter:
“The Global pandemic brought up a lot of emotions for everyone in different ways. The one positive that came out of that year was the gift of time.”
Gabriella Stella, who started Letter Story Bracelets in July of 2020, decided to pick up a trending hobby: making personalized beaded bracelets.
Gabriella had wanted to make bracelets for a while before the pandemic. She couldn’t find the time to do so, having to commute and all of the busyness of life as we knew it.
“Every person has a story; why not wear it on your wrist?” is her motto. These trendy, personalized bracelets are perfect for so many folks on your list.
Send someone a message of positivity that they can wear on their wrist. These bracelets are great as stocking stuffers too.
Follow Letter Story Bracelets on Instagram and DM your order!
For the fashionista:
Bon Chic, Bon Genre, a Parisian slang meaning Good Style, Good Attitude, and what inspired Max Azria to name his clothing company-BCBG!
With the help of Maria Turkel a local wardrobe stylist and one of the original Wardrobe Supervisors on the hit television series Friends, we have found two unique pieces that any fashionista would love to add to their wardrobe:
1. Generation Love, Leather Bomber Jacket
Check out this fantastic, versatile jacket from Generation Love. The Tinsley Faux-Leather Bomber Jacket is great for dressing up or keeping it casual. So popular and fashionable this jacket got sold out everywhere just before publishing this article!!!
Thankfully, Maria put together a list of similar jackets for you to choose from, so don’t wait, she knows her fashion, and it won’t be long before these jackets get sold out too.
2. Aquatalia Soho Crossbody Purse
Aquatalia offers the most pleasing combination of fashion, quality, and comfort in luxury footwear and accessories and is the first to mix distinctive Italian design with innovative weatherproof and stain-resistant technology.
Any fashionista would love to add this beautiful Soho Crossbody red leather purse to their collection. It comes in six other colors, including leopard, but isn’t the red so festive for this time of year?
Not sure what to get her? Elevate the woman in your life’s style by booking her an appointment with Maria who works 1:1 in-person and virtually. This way, you will be sure to get her gift right this year. A two-hour style consult is $300. Click here to learn more or reach out to Maria directly at [email protected].
When we look good, we feel good about ourselves. The better we look, the happier and the more confident we feel. Good style can always bring in good energy!
GENERATION LOVE FAUX-LEATHER BOMBER JACKET, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, $125
MARIA TURKEL’S TOP PICKS- JACKETS SIMILAR TO GENERATION LOVE, $78-$895
AQUATALIA SOHO CROSSBODY LEATHER PURSE, $395
MARIA TURKEL WARDROBE STYLING, TWO-HOUR CONSULTATION, $300
For the mom:
If you are brave enough to buy her a robe, even after Saturday Night Live’s skit last year about the robe, then you must opt for the coziest robe out there, made by UGG.
The Aarti Plush Robe is the most comfortable, luxurious robe available, and at just $98, it makes a great gift without breaking the bank! Bring in the positive, relaxing vibes with this luxury piece.
For the mom who loves to keep the positive energy flowing:
Celebrity stylist and motherhood/fashion/lifestyle expert, Ali Levine, believes that no matter where you roam, from the laundry room to the red carpet, authenticity is your superpower, and “confidence is your best accessory.” Ali is filled with positive, good energy and inspires all who are blessed to be around her.
That is why when Ali collaborated with Taja Collection to make the ALI LEVINE X TAJA SMUDGE KIT, it was a must-have for Momtourage!
What is a smudge kit? A smudge kit is a set of items that can help remove negative energy and bad vibes in your life and environment.
Inhale mom chill, exhale mom guilt. Smudge away your stress! This smudge kit includes Palo Santo, Sage, Lavender, Selenite, Agate, Flourite, Amethyst, & Rose Quartz, all stored in a beautiful glass square jar. It is sure to bring good vibes to everyone on your holiday list. Use code ALILEVINE for free shipping!
Taja Collection also makes beautiful custom candles using 100% soy wax; they are also free of phthalates, parabens, and synthetic dyes!
For the one who enjoys a great book:
The years 2020 and 2021 have been very tumultuous times in history and stressful in many ways for most individuals. Gift this book to anyone who needs a good reminder of increasing the peace and harmony in their life.
Written by local author, intuitive guide, reiki master and yoga, barre, and mediation instructor, Lea Grimaldi, this book is a mini-directory for stress relief and daily practices on keeping anxiety under control. It is sure to lighten the mood of anyone on your list. It makes a great stocking stuffer too!
INCREASE YOUR PEACE FROM A-Z $15
For the one who loves all-natural products:
Essentially Namaste was born when two local moms, Rebecca and Pilar, began sharing holistic tips for non-toxic living. They started by creating all-natural, non-toxic beauty and wellness products that harness the power of plants.
They believe that you can make significant changes towards a holistic, healthier lifestyle if you start small. Making just a few minor adjustments to your beauty and health regime, like swapping for a better quality all-natural face serum, or trying a natural healing ointment for that bruised ankle, makes all the difference. Essential oils provide countless benefits to your health and well-being.
There are so many great products to choose from. Momtourage’s personal favorites include Mantra Face Serum, Rosemary Hair Serum, and the Lavender Gift Set. Also perfect for stocking stuffers.
For the jewelry lover:
Typically, the best way to find your mantra is to ask yourself what it is you need…Peace? Calm? Clarity? Courage? Wisdom? Joy? Using a mantra is one of the most powerful ways to quiet the fluctuations of the mind.
Choosing from five different designs, MantraBar allows you to wear what you live. With meaningful gemstones designed to inspire and empower, these beautiful necklaces are for positive vibes only.
The MantraBar might be a gift idea that you not only give but also gift to yourself!
Something for the fellas:
Land’s End makes quality clothing and products. This Men’s flannel sherpa-fleeced-lined hooded shirt-jacket is sure to keep the men in your life comfy this winter.
Wear it while chopping wood or sitting by the fire; this is a must-have for the men on your list. When they wear this, they will be warm and cozy but have chill vibes!
MEN’S FLANNEL SHERPA FLEECE-LINED HOODED SHIRT-JACKET, Land’s End, $70
Not one, but two choices for the person who loves beauty products:
Rinna Beauty Lip Kit
The only thing you will have to “own,” as founder Lisa Rinna says, will be being a great gift giver. These lip kits are great as a stocking stuffer, and they take the guesswork out of matching glosses, liners, and lip shades—a must-have for anyone on your list that loves beauty products and wants to highlight their smile.
RINNA LIP KIT, $45
Sassy By Savannah Chrisley
Savannah Chrisley, best known for her regular appearance on the reality show, Growing Up Chrisley, has always been a lover of ALL things beauty. She is passionate about empowering young girls to become strong, confident, and beautiful in their own right. “I learned from an early age that beauty comes in all colors, shapes, sizes, and ages,” says Savannah. “My brand will first and foremost be inclusive and attainable to all.”
They have lip kits, their bronzer is impressive, and we love the soft scents of their perfumes. Just in time for the holidays, check out the Sassy Advent Calendar; A limited edition of twelve exclusive beauty products.
SASSY ADVENT CALENDAR; LIMITED-EDITION WITH 12 BEAUTY PRODUCTS, $30
For the one who enjoys plants:
Indoor plants bring positive vibes and purify the air, boosting your well-being and decreasing stress.
Passion Flower Plants make living art – terrariums that are thoughtful, beautiful, one-of-a-kind gifts.
Maybe you haven’t had luck with plants? These terrariums are built with tried and tested plants that are low maintenance. They are easier to care for than houseplants alone! Terrariums are a perfect original gift that will grow and flourish.
And the best part? Each terrarium is local and sustainable – made from repurposed, up-cycled containers, Connecticut sourced plants, and found elements from our gorgeous Connecticut shoreline and forests.
For the kids:
Every mom (or dad) has at one time or another picked up pillows, chairs, sheets, and all of the items their kids used to make a fort.
Imagine if making a fort was as easy as buying them an Airfort from Vat 19? All you need is a fan, and the kids get to have fun, and you don’t get stuck cleaning the mess. It’s a win-win!
This Airfort and so many other “curiously awesome products” can be found on the online shopping website, Vat19. They post their products on their kid-friendly YouTube channel and have over 5.84 billion views! You are sure to find gifts here to bring laughter and smiles this season.
Something from the farm:
Fern’s Meadow is a small family homestead in Meriden, Connecticut, situated on 6-½ acres. Since their first two dwarf goats, Trixie and Fern, came to live with them on Christmas day 2016, the girls have become the center of their farm.
They specialize in the production of luxurious goat’s milk soap. Fern’s Meadow has also developed a line of exceptional beeswax skin balms, which leave your skin feeling so soft and healthy and are sure to fight the dry cracking winter hands. The soap, balm, and lavender sachets together make for a fantastic gift.
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