Fab Holiday Finds for Your Entire Tribe

Zippy Sandler
14 min readDec 7, 2023

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Hey, you party animals! Get ready to spin the dreidel all the way to fabulous town with gifts so stylish, even your grandma’s ugly sweater would be jealous! Whether you’re shopping for the fashionista who’s always runway-ready or the skincare enthusiast who treats their face like a canvas, we’ve got more holiday glam than lights on a menorah. It’s like a winter wonderland, but instead of snow, there’s a flurry of fabulousness. So buckle up, buttercup, and let’s sleigh this season with gifts that will have everyone saying, “Ho, ho, holy chic!”

Gifts She’ll Love to Unwrap

ButterTree Blankets

Give moms, grandmas, besties, sisters, daughters, and more a reason to feel your love daily. ButterTree Blankets is a holiday gift essential that keeps on giving year-round. One touch and family and friends will be enveloped in softness and warmth. This is how I say “love” to those women most important in my life.

Nothing says fall and the holidays like a favorite soft blanket. When it’s time to pull out a blanket, ButterTree has microfleece, sustainable options, including blanket hoodies, that always feel rich and fluffy even after tossing them in the washing machine.

With over 15,000 reviews with a 4.9 rating, the brand embraces the cozy side of life. It can’t be overstated how super soft these blankets feel! Perfect for those hard-to-shop-for folks, ButterTree Blankets is a premium gift with inspirational messaging in 14 designs and various vibrant colors. Spanish versions are also offered.

Petunia Pickle Bottom

Tis the season to sleigh your gift-giving game — and there’s no present more perfect (and versatile) than a Petunia Pickle Bottom Criss-Cross Sling. Light and compact with cleverly placed pockets and a design that leaves room for all your must-haves, it’s the one bag that’s essential for your essentials. Whether you’re running errands or rushing to a holiday party, the Petunia Pickle Bottom Criss-Cross Sling is the perfect stylish sidekick this holiday season.

Steven Singer

No need for an icebreaker, Steven Singer Jewelers Frozen 24kt gold dipped rose is guaranteed to melt her heart. Part of our sparkle collection, this color means cool and sparkly. This real rose dipped in gold has tiny sparkles throughout the petals that make it glisten and shine like freshly fallen snow. Just like a snowflake, each rose is one-of-a-kind and unique just like your love. What’s more romantic than that?

Flowers are the perfect gift for loved ones, but they are dead and gone in under a week. Steven Singer Jewelers has hand-crafted, real roses that are preserved and dipped in real 24-karat gold to last a lifetime. They are perfect as a gift on their own, as a stocking stuffer, but best in a bouquet. The best part is that you can build a bouquet over time as you add roses for different occasions. At the end, they have something stunning that reminds them every day of each special occasion and how much they are loved.

Want it even easier? Steven Singer offers his exclusive subscription to build a bouquet. You can pick the dates, the messages, the colors, the metals, and the amount of roses in your bouquet. Then sit back and look like a hero. You won’t be charged until they shipped and it’s easy to cancel. They even come with a lifetime guarantee.

Real Essentials

It’s time to start shopping for Holiday gifts for friends and family. One of the best universal gifts to receive is soft, warm clothes, especially in colder weather. Real Essentials is the go-to brand for all things cozy and comfortable. Shop their hoodies, sweatpants, joggers, long sleeves, and more this Holiday season.

While your shopping for HER, check out their men’s and kids clothes as well. There’s nothing one-stop shopping for the ENTIRE crew, especially when it’s clothes that they will all love.

MyChelle

MyCHELLE’s Refining Sugar Cleanser is a natural, multi-tasking cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities. It transforms into a creamy, foaming lather that leaves skin feeling smoother, softer and hydrated. The cleanser is boosted with Peptides and plant extracts to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and is made without parabens, petroleum, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances, and artificial colors.

Now we know why it’s called “MY”Chelle, because you won’t want to share it with anyone.

Susan’s Own

Susan’s Own Full Spectrum CBD Bath Bombs, from the Colorado-based CBD lifestyle company that brought us Blazy Susan, are amazing! They have lush floral scents to create a wonderful aromatherapy experience. And they’re flecked with biodegradable glitter and real rose and lavender flakes.

But they don’t just smell good and look pretty — they contain 100mg of fast-absorbing full-spectrum CBD to melt away the stress and strain of the day. Choose Lavender for soothing and calming and Rose for an uplifting, energizing bath. You might want to pick up a few for yourself for after the in-laws leave!

Regelica

Regelica is a brand new Korean-made skin care line that harnesses the powers of bakuchiol and other botanical ingredients to achieve the same results as ingredients like retinol but without the irritation, photosensitivity or other contraindications. Their Mandelic & Edelweiss Renewal Serum exfoliates, stimulates collagen and balances the skin with a combination of 8% mandelic acid, edelweiss extract (a strong but gentle free radical scavenger that is much more stable and less irritating than vitamin C) and resveratrol.

She’ll fall in love with how this product visibly corrects wrinkles, pores and pigmentation! There will be no more complaining about her wrinkles and aging now that you gave her the secret of age-resilient skin!

Didi Beauty Co.

She will absolutely obsess over this Shimmer Lip Gloss With Hyaluronic Acid ($9.99) from Didi Beauty Co. This high shine lip gloss feels as good as it looks — in six shimmer shades and a clear gloss. One luscious swipe gives lips more to love while hydrating hyaluronic acid enriches from within.

AND, it features a non-sticky, super shiny formula with an addictive chocolate scent. Soak her lips in the shade you choose for the perfect finishing touch to every look.

Didi Beauty Co. was founded in 2018 to be the most preferred cosmetic brand out of Africa, providing global standard cosmetic products that are both user and eco-friendly. With over 200 distributors covering three continents, thousands of products sold, and several products in development, Didi Beauty Co. is one of the fastest-growing brands in Africa. The first of many, pushing boundaries and redefining the makeup industry.

Crystal

Yes, we are suggesting you get deodorant as a gift, because CRYSTAL is different than any deoderant she’s tried before. CRYSTAL’s Magnesium Enriched Deodorant Sticks are vegan, and feature Magnesium (a naturally occurring element used in their deodorants to create an easy transition from conventional anti-perspirants). They offer 24-HOUR odor protection without the downsides of aluminum or drying irritants like baking soda.

NO WHITE MARKS! Plus, they are also the first and only natural deodorant brand to receive the prestigious Clean Label Project® Purity Award for every product in the company’s line.

J’s Natural Beauty

She loves being a natural beauty and that means she wants skincare products that are made with real ingredients. We love that J’s Natural Beauty is a black, woman-owned business supports women, men, and even our pets to achieve just that — natural beauty! The founder has studied natural, organic, and authentic skin and health care for over a decade and uses her expertise to craft loving products that put you first.

All of their products are carefully crafted from hand-selected 100% natural ingredients. Each one is real all the way, meaning no synthetics, parabens, sulfates, or other chemical-based materials that are all too common in the industry. The best part of this natural beauty brand? Everything is affordable and inclusive to all skin and hair types.

Casupo

Casupo takes pride in crafting some of the most environmentally conscious and durable leather goods in the USA. By repurposing excess leathers from other brands and sourcing materials from gold-rated tanneries, we not only minimize waste but also provide you with a product dyed using natural, non-toxic dyes for enhanced durability.

Casupo’s commitment extends beyond sustainability — a portion of their profits goes to FUNDANICA, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to a children’s hospital in Venezuela, where the CASUPO mountain range resides. Founded by Luz, who spent weekends hiking in the same mountains as a child, Casupo is deeply connected to its roots. Operating from Long Beach, California, they’ve already repurposed and diverted two tons of leather from landfills, proudly standing as a woman-owned, Latina-owned, and plastic-free business.

We love the featured crossbody bag that exemplifies their dedication to quality and versatility, crafted with non-toxic leather and available in six vibrant colors. Designed as a convertible 3-in-1 bag, it can be worn as a clutch, crossbody, or shoulder bag, providing a minimalist yet practical solution that accommodates an iPad, e-reader, or book. Join us in reducing environmental impact and making a positive difference for the next generation, all while embracing style with purpose. Made in Los Angeles, because they believe that sustainability should be as stylish as it is responsible.

  • Available at Casupo
  • Holiday Promo: 15% OFF their purchase.

Gifts that He’ll LOVE

Casupo

My favorite envelope wallet. Made with reclaimed leather left behind by other brands in factories in Los Angeles, this is a great wallet for both men and women (I love the way it fits perfectly in my small crossbody bag). Did you know that because brands often overestimate the material needs and then don’t use their left over materials, and Casupo uses the materials for their fabulous products. This is a compact and secure wallet with plenty of space for cards and cash and is available in over 10 colors!

Stance

There’s nothing more exciting than unwrapping gifts during the holiday season, but even more satisfying when they continue to show up at your doorstep month after month. STANCE, a brand that took what once was a stagnant staple and transformed socks and underwear into one of the market’s most exciting accessories, has personalized monthly and quarterly gift subscriptions for socks and underwear.

Gift subscriptions are simple for both the gift giver and the recipient. With bold patterns, stylish designs, iconic characters, and most importantly comfort, STANCE’s socks and underwear deliver premium all-day breathability in a variety of versatile constructions. Prices start at $17.95 for two pairs of socks for a monthly subscription.

  • Gift him Stance all year round at STANCE

GuruNanda

You love his smile, so help him keep it healthy with GuruNanda’s Rechargeable Portable Water Flosser. This advanced water stream flossing system helps get a healthier gums and a brighter smile in just 2 minutes a day. It’s a complete oral-care solution. With 1400–1800 times/minute of high-pressure water pulse, it is efficient in promoting healthy teeth and gums by helping remove plaque and food particles in between the teeth.

GuruNanda’s flosser not only effectively massages his gums but also aids in bad breath while helping reduce gingivitis, and is perfect for use on braces. It comes with a detachable water tank, that allows you to thoroughly clean the limescale and plaque deposits and prevent foul smell from the tank. Its compact design makes it easy to be used both at home and during travel. The 2000 mAh battery gets fully charged in just 4 hours can last up to 21 days after continuous use, and is easily rechargeable with the USB cable that comes with the pack.

HiBar

Introducing a game-changer in sustainable hair care: HiBAR! This gift guide is his ticket to discovering a brand committed to revolutionizing the way we think about shampoo and conditioner.

HiBAR takes pride in its eco-friendly approach, offering salon-quality hair care without plastic waste. As pioneers of the solid hair care movement, HiBAR’s products are cruelty-free, plant-based, and free from harmful additives. Dive into a world where simplicity meets sustainability, and every wash contributes to a healthier planet. From vibrant shampoos to nourishing conditioners, HiBAR has redefined hair care as we know it. Join the revolution and gift the joy of luscious locks and a cleaner environment this season.

  • Available from HiBar and Amazon

Thoughtful Gifts for Couples

Jennifer Adams

How do you sleep like you’re on vacation all year long?… Just bring the resort to your space this season and indulge in the essence of what it means to relax, sleep well, and make self-care a priority!

Found in luxury 5-star hotels and homes worldwide, the Lux Collection is the epitome of softness. It’s also highly breathable, which allows you to stay cool in the summer and warm throughout winter, making it the ideal comfort item for all four seasons. Plus, it’s safe for sensitive skin, helps lessen allergens, is wrinkle-resistant, and is durable, too! Having breathable bedding that wicks moisture away from the body creates a more hygienic sleeping environment, which is exactly what the most popular and highly-rated Lux Collection provides! The Lux Duvet Insert/Comforter ($229) was newly launched this summer and rounds out this signature collection.

The namesake brand of former interior designer, Jennifer Adams, is renowned in the luxury, resort-quality bedding, bath, and home decor items for modern homes and spaces — every item offers a solution, and in style! Finally, affordable luxury! Known for its extremely soft premium bedding (i.e., 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets) in a cozy array of colors, with five mindfully curated fabric options that will put you in a dream-like state.

*Made in Green, BCI Certifications and OEKO-TEX® certified to be free of harmful chemicals and safe for you and the environment, the brand is committed to responsible manufacturing.

Gina DeSantis Ceramics

Whether it’s for your winter or seasonal home decor or holiday gift-giving, elevate the home with the pizzazz of ceramic dinnerware and enchanting home decor that’s thoughtfully designed to coordinate seamlessly with their lifestyle.

Introducing Gina DeSantis Ceramics, well-crafted treasures for your home and dining table. Proudly made in the USA, these handcrafted wares are both microwave and dishwasher-safe, ensuring both beauty and practicality — where artistry meets functionality! Gina DeSantis, the visionary behind the brand, is not just a founder but a seasoned artist with over 24 years of unparalleled clay artistry experience, mastering the art of transforming clay into lasting heirlooms.

Every piece is a labor of love, individually handcrafted, ensuring no two are exactly alike, making them truly one-of-a-kind. From elegantly crafted bowls and cups to sturdy (yet adorable) personalized dog bowls, from delicate plates to wind chimes, Gina DeSantis Ceramics offers a diverse range of handcrafted pieces that enhance both your daily routines and special moments with an extra layer of charm and character.

Tipsy Elves

Tipsy Elves holiday collection is full of unique holiday sweaters, jumpsuits, dresses, and leggings ranging from classic seasonal designs to hilarious, conversation-starting outfits. With an emphasis on comfort and design, you’re sure to be comfy and cozy in outfits that will last you years to come!

Oh, and yes they have HANUKKAH sweaters and dresses as well (I wear one every year at our annual Hanukkah party).

Demeter Fragrance

MMM…they smell GREAT. For men, women (and yes even children) you’ll find the perfect scents for gifting this season. Why not gift a Signature Roll On Perfume Oil Blending Set, with 6 great fragrances to wear alone, or in any combination or proportion? It’s a fun way to become perfumers and the result will always be great. The set includes Baby Powder, Jasmine, Lavender, Salt Air, Sunshine, and Wet Garden.

For the more traditional couple, the Gifts of Three Kings Set includes three ways to make your holidays shine! Celebrate the season with these original, historic, and beautiful scents — yet another creative way Demeter cuts to the heart of the Holidays, including Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

Want to REALLY impress? The Happy Holidays! Humongous Set is the ultimate stocking stuffer! In Demeter Fragrances Happy Holidays! Humongous Mini sets, you’ll find 4 individual 1/2 oz cologne splashes in their most popular scents that evoke some of the best moments and simplest pleasures of life, including Mistletoe, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Egg Nog.

You can’t go wrong with the Happy Foolproof Blending Sampler Set. What does your Happy Place smell like? Demeter Fragrance is sure that you will find it with this group of fragrances, all chosen because their scents are known to promote happy feelings, including Pink Grapefruit, Fuzzy Navel, Grass, Vanilla Cake Batter, Fresh Brewed Coffee, Bulgarian Rose, Apple Blossom, Pixie Dust. When you smell these fragrances, you have no choice but to smile — at a very special price. Wear them alone or blend them in any combination or proportion to create a unique and individual scent.

For something that can be slipped into her purse or the console of his car, you’ll want to gift the Happy Hour Humongous Mini Set. In Demeter Fragrances Happy Hour Humongous Mini Set, you’ll find 4 individual 1/2 oz cologne splashes in their most popular scents that evoke some of the best moments and simplest pleasures of life, including Gin & Tonic, Sex on the Beach, Pina Colada, and Mojito.

Whether you’re seeking to surprise your loved one with a thoughtful token, pamper them with personalized indulgence, or strengthen the bonds of a couple with shared treasures, there’s something here for every taste and occasion. Remember, the most meaningful gifts are those that come from the heart, reflecting the unique connection you share. May these gifts spark joy, create lasting memories, and contribute to the warmth and love that define your relationships. Happy gifting!

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Zippy Sandler

69-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!