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Tis the season of giving, and what better way to celebrate the ones you love than with gifts that truly resonate? In a world overflowing with options, finding the perfect present can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But fear not! Our intentional gift guide is here to guide you through a curated collection of 20 exceptional items, each chosen with care and purpose.
In a society that often emphasizes material abundance, our goal is to encourage mindful gifting — presents that go beyond the superficial and make a lasting impact. Our guide is designed to inspire and simplify your shopping experience. Join us on a journey of discovery as we explore a diverse array of handpicked items, each one with a unique story to tell. From artisanal creations that support local communities to eco-friendly innovations that tread lightly on the planet, our intentional gift guide is a celebration of meaningful connections and shared moments.
So, let’s dive in and explore the joy of giving with purpose. Each item on this list is a testament to the idea that a well-chosen gift has the power to express love, gratitude, and thoughtfulness. Get ready to unwrap a world of possibilities and make every occasion memorable with gifts that speak from the heart.
For the comfort lover: $150
When it comes to finding the perfect gift that seamlessly combines comfort and style, UGG Weather Tasman slippers stand out as an exceptional choice. These cozy and versatile slippers not only provide unmatched warmth for chilly days but also exude a timeless charm. The genuine sheepskin lining and durable suede exterior make them a luxurious and enduring gift option. Perfect for anyone who appreciates the finer things in life, UGG Weather Tasmans offer a touch of indulgence that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether it’s a cozy night in or a leisurely weekend morning, these slippers add a touch of sophistication to any relaxation ritual. In addition to their undeniable comfort, UGG’s reputation for quality ensures that these slippers will be a cherished and long-lasting gift. Elevate your gift-giving game by presenting the gift of comfort, luxury, and enduring style with UGG Weather Tasmans – a thoughtful choice that will leave a lasting impression.
Pro-Tip: Size up, I am usually a size 7 (women), but I got these in a size 8 (women). These are gender neutral so Ugg lists both sizes next to each other which is helpful. Since these are gender neutral, that makes these the perfect matching shoe for you and your partner. If you’re on a budget and looking for a dupe, you won’t find these exactly but these slippers from amazon are great platform slippers and here‘s a great spray to keep them from weathering too quickly.
For The Habit Stacking Beauty Lover: $599
The TheraFace Mask is a great gift for the skincare lover in your life. The mask uses different types of light to support skin in different ways. Red light therapy stimulates collagen production and improves circulation, promoting skin cell regeneration for a more youthful complexion with reduced wrinkles and enhanced overall skin health. The TeraFace Mask’s design encourages consistent use, effortlessly fitting into daily rituals. This gift helps your loved ones, elevate their routine, one thoughtful and health-conscious gesture at a time. Level up your skincare with this multifaceted device; I love that you can use it during your morning meditation and/or while you’re reading at night. It’s the perfect way to habit stack and build on what you’re already doing. It is also FSA and HSA eligible! I also love the Theragun mini and the ThermCube which I recently shared about here!
For The Wine Lover: $50+
Looking for something elevated this holiday season for your bougie wine loving friend? I got you. Elevate your gift-giving with a Sip gift box, a timeless and sophisticated choice from a Black owned business. Perfect for celebrations, these curated sets offer a premium selection of wines, creating an unforgettable experience that delights the senses and fosters memorable moments. These are great for the holidays but these also make a great gift year round. You can gift this to newlyweds, graduates, or anyone else celebrating an accomplishment in your life! Sip offers many different combinations of alcohol selections and options for different price points.
For The Natural Skincare Lover: $83
The Yaara Honey Oil has really changed the game for me. Honey, with it’s natural antibacterial and antioxidant properties, is a skincare powerhouse. Rich in vitamins and nutrients, it deeply nourishes the skin. Its ability to lock in moisture and soothe inflammation makes honey oil an excellent addition to your skincare routine, offering a natural and luxurious solution for achieving smooth, glowing skin. I have struggled with adult acne and I’ve finally gotten it under control. I’ve been using this day and night for the last 6 months and this is one of the things that has really helps me out. This has also kept my skin calm and moisturized while traveling. I use this when I do my full nighttime skincare routine before going on the plane. It is worth the investment, because there’s nothing else like it on the market and the ingredients are top notch. An amazing small business started by Holly Owens aka @wellthybelly.
For The Makeup Lover: $38
I’ve cracked the code on glowing skin and makeup that will last all day. I do my makeup in 5 minutes and I’ve got a routine that can travel. I recently added this serum to the mix (after moisturizer, before primer) and it has been a game changer. I’ve loved Merit for awhile because the products are high quality but they won’t break the bank and they travel really well. In addition to this serum I’ve also got their lip oil and blush. Since adding this to my routine, I’ve gotten so many compliments on my glow. It has a weightless formula that absorbs quickly into the skin with zero residues, leaving it plumped, hydrated, and prepped for makeup. Obsessed!
For The Loungwear Enthusiast: $175
Let’s be honest, a matching sweat set is the the epitome comfort and style. A matching sweatsuit is ideal for both leisure and casual outings, this trendy matching set offers unparalleled comfort without compromising on aesthetic appeal. Perfect for those who value both relaxation and fashion, a sweatsuit set is a thoughtful and practical gift that transcends seasons. Elevate their wardrobe with this versatile ensemble that seamlessly balances comfort and style, making it an exceptional choice for a gift that resonates with contemporary lifestyles. Both of these sets are so comfy! They are staples in my fall and winter wardrobe. The Aritzia set is the perfect luxe gift that will last for years, love that it also comes in tall and short sizes which I love because my legs are long and typical sweat suits can be a little short on me. The Amazon look-for-less version is another great choice. It provides the same style and comfort but at a lower price point!
For The Traveling Fitness Lover: $49 Monthly + (Free Trial Avail)
Give the gift of versatility and wellness with ClassPass. Perfect for fitness enthusiasts or those exploring new routines, ClassPass offers access to a diverse array of workout classes, from yoga to spin, providing a tailored and flexible fitness experience. With the freedom to choose activities and try new studios, ClassPass makes staying active enjoyable and personalized, making it an ideal gift for fostering health-conscious habits. You can also book tons of beauty and wellness appointments on ClassPass. This is the perfect place to book an IV, haircut or even get your nails done. With all my travel, this is how I stay flexible with my workout routine and discover new studios. It is a great gift for someone who enjoys trying different exercise classes or someone who wants to explore without committing to one studio. It is super easy to use and available in tons of major cities around the world.
For The Man In Your Life: $128
Lululemon’s ABC Men’s Pants are the epitome of versatile comfort and style, making them an excellent gift choice. Crafted with technical precision, these pants seamlessly transition from the office to the gym, providing unparalleled flexibility and breathability. The ABC design ensures a tailored fit while offering freedom of movement, making them an ideal gift for the active, modern man. Elevate his wardrobe with Lululemon’s renowned quality and design, creating a thoughtful gift that strikes the perfect balance between fashion and function. Choose the ABC Men’s Pants for a present that not only ranks high in style but also caters to the dynamic lifestyle of today’s active individuals. A staple in my husband’s closet, he dresses them up and down which is super helpful in today’s dynamic work environment. They are the perfect work travel pants that are comfortable but they still make you look put together.
For The Traveler: $295
The Away Bigger Carry-On isn’t just luggage; it’s a game-changer for savvy travelers. Its sleek design, durable construction, and thoughtful features make it an exceptional gift choice. With ample space and smart compartments, this carry-on caters to the needs of modern jet-setters, ensuring seamless travels. Elevate their journey with the Away Bigger Carry-On, a stylish and functional gift that not only ranks high in design but also in practicality, embodying the essence of thoughtful gifting for those who value both style and utility on their adventures. The key to stress-free travel is using a durable, well-organized piece of luggage that holds everything you need while being comfortable to roll and carry. Away is one of the best-known travel brands, especially popular for their trendy hardside carry-on suitcases. I have had my bigger carry on since 2016 and it’s held up super well, y’all know I travel very often and this piece of luggage is always by my side. This is a great gift for someone who travels frequently or is planning to start! Out of all the options this one not only has an easy lifetime warranty but it actually lasts. Pro-tip: Get compression packing cubes to make even more of the space.
For the Cropped Tee Lover: $52
The MadeByKwest Everywhere Tee makes for a fantastic gift due to its versatility, comfort, and timeless design. Crafted with quality materials, this tee is suitable for various occasions, from casual outings to lounging at home. Its understated yet stylish aesthetic ensures it’s a wardrobe staple that can be effortlessly paired with different looks. The Everywhere Tee embodies a sense of everyday luxury, making it a thoughtful and practical gift for anyone who appreciates comfort and a touch of fashion in their wardrobe. The perfect tee to layer and a brand I created to support you on all of your travels, we won’t be restocking these amazing shirts, so now is the time to grab one. We’ve gotten rave reviews on both colors (black & bone) as well as the wear and comfort.
For The Person On-The-Go: $32
A portable charger with attached charging cords emerges as the ultimate gift, seamlessly blending practicality and convenience for the modern, on-the-go lifestyle. This ingenious device ensures that recipients never find themselves stranded with a low battery, offering a hassle-free solution to keep their devices powered up anytime, anywhere. The built-in charging cords eliminate the need for carrying extra cables, simplifying the charging process for various devices. Whether for travel, work, or daily adventures, this compact and efficient gadget becomes a reliable companion. This is the only portable charger I’ve ever been able to keep charged because the cords and plug are included. So handy and perfect for travel. It gets great reviews for a reason!
For The Newlyweds: $40
I don’t check bags unless I absolutely have to so I have found all of the ways to maximize two carry on bags. This garment bag duffle has been one of my favorite purchases of 2023. This saved us during the wedding and honeymoon because we didn’t want to check our bags but needed to carry outfits that were a bit more delicate than normal. The bag can fit in 2-3 days of daily essentials such as dress, suit, shoes, toiletries, cosmetics, and electronic devices. The garment bags for travel have two inner pockets and a front pocket to hold your smartphone, IDs or passport. You also have the benefit of a garment bag so you can really maximize your space.
For The Fitness Fan: $150+
APL (Athletic Propulsion Labs) sneakers make for an exceptional gift for several reasons. First and foremost, they are renowned for their innovative technology, offering a combination of style and high-performance functionality. The unique design, often featuring proprietary cushioning and supportive features, caters to both fitness enthusiasts and fashion-conscious individuals. APL sneakers are not just footwear; they are a statement of commitment to health and well-being, making them a thoughtful gift for those who prioritize an active lifestyle. With a range of styles and color options, APL sneakers allow you to choose a pair that perfectly suits the recipient’s taste, ensuring a gift that seamlessly combines comfort, style, and performance. Whether for the gym or everyday wear, APL sneakers are a gesture of both fashion-forward thinking and consideration for the recipient’s well-being. The sneakers from the Bliss and Zipline collections are my favorites. The Bliss sneaker is great for lifting, cycling, and quick shoes for strength-based workout classes. The Ziplines are perfect for traveling and walking. These are also great family sneakers since you can get most styles in a large range of sizes!
For The Traveler: $68
Gift the FP Movement Quilted Carry-On for an unforgettable travel experience that seamlessly blends fashion and functionality. This stylish luggage piece is a testament to thoughtful design, featuring a distinctive quilted pattern that sets it apart. Ideal for the on-the-go individual who values both trendsetting aesthetics and practicality, this carry-on boasts ample storage space and durable construction. Elevate your loved one’s journeys with a gift that not only enhances their travel style but also meets the demands of their dynamic lifestyle. Thoughtful and practical, which we love. I also love FP Movement’s onesies, packable jackets and vests for travel. On Thanksgiving Day, FP Movement will donate 100% of net proceeds to their long-term partner Girls Inc., a non-profit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. They will also have great sales happening throughout the weekend!
For The Activewear Lover: $135
A sweatsuit is a fantastic gift idea for a man for several reasons. Firstly, it provides unparalleled comfort, making it ideal for lounging at home, running errands, or casual outings. The versatility of a sweatsuit allows the recipient to effortlessly transition from a relaxed day at home to a quick workout or a casual meet-up with friends. Additionally, sweatsuits are often crafted from soft, breathable fabrics, ensuring a comfortable and cozy fit. As a stylish and practical wardrobe staple, a well-designed sweatsuit can effortlessly blend comfort and fashion, making it a thoughtful and functional gift that complements the recipient’s lifestyle. Whether for the gym, a weekend brunch, or just relaxing, a sweatsuit is a versatile and appreciated addition to any man’s wardrobe. I got this set for both my husband and my father. They have worn these for years and since they sell a range of sizes including tall, they’re a great fit for folks who typically aren’t able to find matching styles that fit well. Love that there are also a variety of colors available. I’m eyeing the small tall hoodie and sweats for my gift to myself this season.
For The Health Optimizer: $250
The Oura Ring stands out as an exceptional gift choice, seamlessly blending technology and wellness in a sleek and stylish design. More than just a piece of jewelry, the Oura Ring is a smart wearable that provides insights into sleep quality, activity levels, and overall health. Its innovative sensors and advanced tracking capabilities empower the recipient to make informed lifestyle choices, optimizing their well-being. As a thoughtful and forward-thinking gift, the Oura Ring is perfect for anyone seeking to enhance their health and productivity. Its unobtrusive yet impactful nature makes it a unique and lasting present that goes beyond conventional gifts, symbolizing a commitment to personal wellness and a connected lifestyle. I have had my Oura ring for the past couple years and love it, especially for period tracking and sleep stats. They keep making the app and connected tech better and better. They come in 3 different color options and a wide range of ring sizes. This one is a good one to add to your own wishlist or gift it as a luxe gift for the health optimizer in your life.
For the Coffee or Tea Lover: $72
These are not just any mug, they’re pieces of art. A ceramic mug emerges as an ideal gift, combining both practicality and personal touch. Its timeless appeal and versatility make it a thoughtful choice for various occasions. Lolly Lolly mugs are beautiful and so unique which makes them really amazing gifts. We also love supporting small businesses whenever we can! Whether for cozy mornings with a favorite beverage or a stylish desk accessory, the durability and aesthetic charm of a ceramic mug make it a lasting and cherished present. I have this mug and it’s truly one of my faves!
For the Wellness Lover: $19/mo (Free Trial Available)
If you’ve got someone in your life looking to level up their workout game in an affordable way, gifting them a membership to the Orro app would be a great option. Founded by Dale and Elizabeth, creators of Sweats and The City, these ladies know a great studio and instructor so you can trust they’re offering only the best on their platform. The platform combining the flexibility of a variety of workouts with the convenience of virtual accessibility. I also love that this is at such an accessible price point! Perfect for those with diverse schedules and fitness preferences, this gift allows recipients to access a variety of classes from the comfort of their home. With the rise of digital fitness, an online studio membership caters to individuals seeking effective, guided workouts without the constraints of a physical location. From yoga and HIIT to dance and strength training, the versatility of online fitness memberships ensures there’s something for everyone. Gift the opportunity for a healthier lifestyle with the convenience of virtual fitness through Orro.
For the Traveler: $14+
This is a great gift for the traveler in your life and is one of my most frequently gifted items. These work really well and I love that they’re leakproof. They have a ton of sets that are bundled and ready to use as well as gift cards which make it easy for people to personalize. I have a set of these ready to do at all times and love that all of the small bottles are TSA compliant and very well labeled. You can customize labels so if none of the ones they have work for you, you can choose your own.
For the Runner: $20+
Sanity Miles is an approach to mindful running that goes beyond time and distance. I created this deck and journal to bring ease to the process of approaching running as a fun activity to support mental health. It can be easy to think about personal records and speed but really running is about so much more. It’s time to think, connect with nature and show up for yourself. Journaling before and/or after my runs has been a game changer for me and has really helped me fall deeper in love with the sport. These tools support movement and help you track progress in a more holistic way. These make a great gift for the runner in your life and the person who is just getting into it!
This gift list is meant to be thoughtful and all of these products are products I own, have tested or given to others and truly stand behind. They’re products that will make a difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you need more suggestions or want to find other small businesses to support, check out my local business map which highlights small businesses to support worldwide.