The holiday season always seems to sneak up on us. If you looking for ways to freshen up your gift list this year, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite gifts for your friends and family members.
For that friend or family member who logs in more time at spin class than on their couch:
Purple Carrot provides you with all the ingredients delivered straight to your door to make a delicious plant-based meal that will impress even the pickiest of eaters in your family. Purple Carrot teaches you how to make tasty recipes like vegan lasagna, eggplant steak and burgers while demystifying the idea that you can only have a boring kale salad. You will also feel good about what you’re eating as Purple Carrot’s mission is to establish The New American Diet which focuses on healthy, honest and humane cooking/eating practices by using fresh, always GMO-free, local, organic and seasonal ingredients.
The Power Plate
Power Plate, the company bringing whole body vibration into workouts since 2001, has unveiled a new, innovative and exceptional Personal Plate. Selling for $1995, the Power Plate’s plates are engineered to activate the body’s natural reflexive response to vibration. Moving at 25 to 50 times per second, the muscles engage in a consistent and controlled manner, resulting in accelerated training, allowing anyone to reach their fitness goals faster and more efficiently. Power Plate users lose twice as much fat over 6 months compared to those using simple fitness and diet alone.
The Personal Power Plate is compact and easy to store under a bed or in a closet, and comes with case choices, so it can easily travel to wherever the destination may be.
Celebrities and athletes such as Heidi Klum, Clint Eastwood, Mark Wahlberg, Madonna, Demi Lovato, Evan Longoria, Justin Morneau, Andre Ethier, Denver Broncos, Raiders, Steelers, Bears, Dodgers, among many, many others are known to use it.
For that friend who always seems to drag you to Sephora or the makeup counter whenever you hang out:
Producing more than 300 sonic movements per second, we love the Soniclear Petite ($89 at MichaelToddBeauty.com) which is 6 times better then cleansing with hands alone. Made with an anti-microbial brush head to protect against stain and odor causing bacteria, it is perfect for everyone. Three different cleansing speeds makes is customizable for all different skin types, ensuring a deep clean every time!
We also love the SonicBLEND ($99 at MichaelToddBeauty.com) which is the world’s First Antimicrobial Sonic Makeup Brush! Intended for comfort and control, the ergonomically designed brush pulsates over 200 times per second, easily sweeping on foundation for a flawless airbrushed-like finish. Perfect for beginners or seasoned pros, this brush will leave everyone looking photo ready!
Also, beauty junkies can never have enough lip gloss. Infused with Vitamn E, Le Metier de Beaute’s Moisture Matte Lip Crèmes’s are super moisturizing and give lips a vibrant pop ofcolor! This holiday set has a shade for every occasion. Exclusively available in Neiman Marcus’s Holiday Book ($99).
Another fave beauty gift that’s perfect for anyone who like to enhance their natural beauty is the vegaLASH and vegaBROW. They are designed to provide thicker, denser, brows and lashes in as little as 15 days. Vegan and cruelty free, both of these formulas are totally non irritable and actually work. Both are available at vegaLASH.com for $78
For that friend who prefers read and relax over Netflix binges:
For the one you’re shopping for that’s already torn through the best-seller list, Book of the Month is the gift that keeps on giving. Recently relaunched as an online subscription service, each month Book of the Month readers choose one new hardcover title from a group of five new books selected by recurring and celebrity guest judges like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s, Ellie Kemper, How I Met Your Mother’s and GIRLS’ Allison Williams. Book of the Month offers a broad range of genres as well as a mix of both fiction and nonfiction options, sure to impress even the pickiest and hard to shop for loved ones on your list.
For this holiday season, they are making it easier and more affordable than ever to give the gift of literary goodness. Give a Book of the Month subscription and get 50% a 3-month membership for yourself! That’s just $7.50/month for 3 months of the best new books of the month.
Home Decor Obsessed
For that family member or friend who is always looking for ways to beauty his or her home:
Lucid Candles are filled with pure paraffin and these is never any soot or smoke so they burn perfectly every time without dripping wax. The design inspiration comes from engravings, textile arhives, East Indian trade routes, travel, interior design, and fashion. These are some of our favorite picks:
Lorena Canals Rugs are another great gift for the person on your list who adores home decor! Each of these machine-washable rugs are unique, handmade, and carefully designed for a classic look that will suit any home. Their designs are also fun and happy, which kids love, but executed with a contemporary flair so they will add a pop of chic, trendy style to any room. With a factory they call their own, Lorena Canals is also a leader in socially responsible manufacturing and a no child-labor guarantee. Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen, Lisa Ling, Tiffani Thiessen and Coco Rocha are just a few of the long list of celebrities who love them!
For the friend whose motto is you can never have too many bangles, rings, or necklaces:
These sexy Lux Leather Bangle Sets from Isabelle Grace Jewelry are the perfect balance of fashion and elegance. Made of genuine leather cord in luxurious colors, these bangles measure 2.5 inches in diameter. Worn alone or stacked with other bracelets, they are the perfect addition to your wardrobe. $98.00
The Signature Initial Charm necklace from Isabelle Grace Jewelry features a fine silver disc with a stamped initial accented in 22kt gold. A great piece for everyday wear and for layering with other necklaces, it is approximately 3/4 in. in size with a brushed matte finish. Necklace comes with one Signature Initial Charm. Retails for $98.00.