It's the week after Thanksgiving, and that means two things:
- We can FINALLY put up Christmas decorations and
- It is time to go Christmas shopping for all those special people on your list
This year, I did 99% of my Christmas shopping online (while sipping a steaming mug of hot cocoa in my pajamas). Just click and it ships. The only thing left to do is wrap.
Here is a list of my top online finds this year! A hot cocoa cheers to ordering all the best presents without leaving the house (or having to shower).
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Is there any better way to sweeten up the holidays than to buy this adorable honey pot? This Pooh approved gift is sure to spread holiday cheer.
Geometric shapes are cool. Succulents are cool. So this geometric succulent planter must be cool cool. Right?
The funny, crazy, down-to-earth and entertaining story behind America's favorite power couple. Reading their story filled with crazy twists and turns makes you believe that you can achieve your dreams too. And Joanna, pat yourself on the back for surviving all of Chip's crazy schemes!
I had a lower quality version of this necklace that I used to wear with everything - jeans, work attire, yoga pants - before it broke from overuse. I learned that quality is essential with frequently worn jewelry and this high-quality 14k gold necklace is at the top of my Christmas List.
I have this exact yoga mat. I love it. I once thought I lost it and I cried. It's cushiony without being too thick. It's grippy so your hands and feet won't slip. It's less than a hundred dollars. It comes in pretty colors.
Yoga is stress-free, carrying around a rolled-up yoga mat is not. It unrolls, it flops, and it folds. Tuck it into this yoga mat bag instead and get some peace before class even starts! Oh, and its under 15 bucks!
Alexa reads you a recipe while you make it. She helps you video chat with your friends. She serenades you with music. She has groceries delivered to your doorstep. She listens to your every ask and never says no.
I rarely cook from cookbooks, but this one is dog-eared and soup splattered from use. Soups are the easiest dish to make, but the hardest to make well - and each and every one of these soup recipes is a souper. It's not entirely plant-based, but most all recipes can be adapted.
Can't you just picture this mat at your front door? Stylish, simple, and sure to get a grin!
This is forever at the top of my giving list. I cannot even imagine life pre-food processor. Now my chopping, shredding, slicing, and dicing is done at the press of a button. This workhorse holds 14 whopping cups (FOURTEEN) and makes for the world's best (and easiest!) veggie burgers. Plus, it comes in gold, guys. GOLD.
Why are some things wildly popular and others never take off? This book covers how trends are started and concepts catch fire through entertaining stories that pull you in. This book isn't new, but it was easily one of my favorite reads of 2017. P.S. If you've read this one, check out all of Malcolm Gladwell's books. They are all page turners.
Somewhere around 2014 I officially landed on the yoga pants are pants side of the debate. I haven't looked back since. These gems are under $25, have the perfect fit, and come in a bazillion colors. I will never not be wearing these.
It's trendy. It smells nice. It has health benefits. What are you waiting for?! I have been diffusing for 4 years and am still going strong. This inexpensive diffuser is perfect for beginners who want to get started diffusing without spending an arm and a leg. P.S. I am still using this one, too.
This kit is a beginners dream. It contains TEN essential oils for the price of ONE fancy oil. All these oils are great on their own or you can mix and match them to make your own blends.
If you know someone who loves adaptogens, but not their steep price tag, this impossible-to-pronounce powder was made for them. This mix can be made into hot chocolate, blended into smoothies, or stirred into coffee. It contains a melange of health-enhancing adaptogens at an easy to stomach price!
These baking dishes are the Cadillac of the cooking world. Food won't stick, they heat evenly, you'll get a lifetime of use, and they are cute to boot. If this gift is too much, check out this set. Too little? Here is the dream team.
A non-toxic and cruelty-free perfume that smells good and looks good. This brand carries a variety of scents, but I am partial to their Rose Noir.
This is the last to-go cup you will ever need. It keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold. My favorite Hydroflask has the flip top container for those of us who can't drink out of a wide mouth without spilling all over ourselves.
May I introduce you to my kitchen pal, the vegetable cleaver? It's nimble enough to round corners and shave off peels, but hefty enough to glide through the toughest sweet potato. It's one of America's Test Kitchen's top-rated knives, and if anyone knows a thing or two about cooking, it's them. This Japanese knife is steel, (not stainless steel) so you'll have to dry this knife tight after use to prevent water spots and use this special sponge to scrub off any spots that appear.
How can anyone say no to this lunch bag? It's cute. It's functional. It's made from organic cotton. It has lunch written all over it.
I have read, re-read, and referenced this book time and time again. It is the ultimate proof that food can hurt or heal.
I was the queen of cowlicks until I found this pillowcase. It keeps your hair from frizzing and your skin from wrinkling. It's hypoallergenic but most importantly feels as soft as a cloud.
I was hesitant to take the $500 plunge and buy my first Vitamix, but four years in, I still ask myself daily how I ever did without. It makes the smoothest smoothies, the creamiest soups, and the frothiest lattes. If you want a lower cost option, buy a refurbished model - they have the same warranty.
I will be needing approximately ten thousand of these to organize my grains, beans, tea, coffee, chocolate chips, sugars, life, etc.
110% ready to wrap myself in this blanket and never leave.
Yes, this is an ergonomic ball chair. As a gift. And I am in love with it. I have been using one at work for 6 months and my back strength has increased and lower back pain has disappeared.
The only foam party I want to be a part of. This Milk frother turns homemade lattes into a gourmet coffee shop experience. Pro tip: Add your matcha and milk (and liquid sweetener too if you like!) right into the frother. It will mix and froth at the same time. One step latte FTW.
This powerhouse mask is exfoliating, nourishing, and detoxifying. We love to make our own DIY masks on Catching Seeds, but sometimes it is nice to have everything mixed and ready to go! Just add water!
Please, someone, buy this teepee for your pup and send me pictures of them in it. Daily.