There are two types of people at Christmas. There are those who thrive and finish their holiday shopping by Thanksgiving, and those who, in the words of Instagrammer @coffeeintheshower, end up spending $200 on themselves and head home with a pretzel. Hey, we’re not here to judge. In fact, we’re here to tell you to embrace the #TreatYourself mindset this holiday. You deserve it. 2017 has been one hell of a year, and for that reason, we’ve pulled together some gifts ideas to treat yourself accordingly. Ladies, this one’s for you.
If you’re one of those people whose 2017 resolution went from #YogaEveryDamnDay to #YogaEveryOtherDamnDay, and eventually to #BetterLuckNextYear, there’s a good chance the following may be true… 1. Your current yoga mat is a little too boring for your own good, and 2. You need all the motivation help you can get. For good measure, we’ll go with both. Enter Pixels, the world's largest art marketplace entering the fitness world for the first time and giving customers “thousands of ways to Namaste.” The company recently introduced a new line of yoga mats featuring designs from hundreds of thousands of independent artists and iconic brands. These unique yoga mats are lightweight and non-slip, measure 72” x 24” and 3/16” thick, and come with a black carrying case. Get and stay inspired by these beautiful designs, and show this coming New Years resolution who’s boss. www.pixels.com
Looking to treat yourself, but building your own yoga studio just isn’t in the cards this year? Check out Gaiam’s #1 rated app and bring the studio to the comfort of your own home. Yoga Studio is a great way for people of all fitness levels to start incorporating yoga, stretching, mindfulness, meditation, and more into their day-to-day. The app includes 65 ready-made classes; just choose your level (beginner, intermediate or advanced), duration (15, 30 or 60 minutes) and focus (strength, flexibility, relaxation, balance or combination) to find the perfect class for you. You can even build your own flow using their custom video stitch feature to create a full, flowing class from start to finish. These beautiful HD video classes are available on your smartphone or tablet, and even feature instruction from yogi favorites like Rodney Yee. Visit the app store to download and gift yourself a 2-week free trial today! If you’re looking for some awesome Gaiam gear to get your yoga on with while you’re at it, check out www.gaiam.com.
Give yourself the gift of mindful intention this holiday season with Sankalpa’s Naked Gem Necklaces. The birth of the company’s most popular line, came from the discovery of the powerful practice of “Sankalpa.” Here you tie 3 knots infusing your intention into the necklace string and wear it until the string naturally breaks. Once the intention is set into the string, you get to let it go. In doing so, your focus can shift on living completely in the present moment while knowing you are living “in accordance to your highest truth.” Choose from a wide variety of beautiful gemstones like rose quartz, moonstone, turquoise, amazonite, and more, or pick based on which properties resonate with you the most. Looking to eliminate negativity or foster more creativity or compassion in your life? Each stone carries unique attributes that are sure to give you a sense of much-needed peace this holiday. www.shopsankalpa.com
What if you never had to hear the words “middle seat” or “now boarding groups 1 through 3” ever again? And in their place? “Private air travel” and “unlimited monthly flights.” No, this is not a drill, and yes, we’re freaking out too. This is all being made possible by Surf Air, the nation's first private air travel club. Geared toward frequent regional business and leisure travelers, Surf Air provides a hassle-free flying experience in the company of an inspiring Member community. Its growing fleet of executive private aircrafts currently operate from convenient private airports in the U.S. and Europe, including 70 daily flights in California between cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area, 30 daily routes spanning across Texas, including Dallas, Houston and Austin and recently launched service in Europe between London, Ibiza and Zurich. Not to mention, it now accepts cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Ethereum as a form of payment for its monthly membership and charter offerings. For more on the full experience and booking a trial flight of your own, visit www.surfair.com.
When you give someone a present, the hardest part is picking out exactly what you think they’ll like. Lucky for you, when it comes to gifting yourself, you already know all that. Enter Belle Bar, the first customizable skincare and haircare line, where you can choose from 130+ exotic ingredients to customize your very own face masks, hair masks, body scrubs and tea hair rinses. They offer a variety of blends for deep detox, youth restoring, moisturizing and more, and also carry a variety of pre-made products for a variety of skin and hair ailments. Belle Bar is organic, preservative-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. In order to maintain the nutrients without any preservatives, each ingredient is dehydrated into a powdered mask or scrub and comes in a convenient, re-sealable envelope that is perfect for on the go. Just add water! Each mask or scrub can also be activated with products in your home like apple cider vinegar, yogurt, honey and more. Be sure to check out their Customizable Holiday 2017 Collection. www.bellebarorganic.com
Alright, so most of us will never be as drop-dead gorg as a Victoria’s Secret supermodel, but doesn't mean we can’t try. This haircare favorite of Alessandra Ambrosio and Jordana Brewster is the must-have beauty gift this holiday season – and beyond. Get ready for salon-like results from MARAJÓ’s simple 2-step regimen. The Nourishing Cleansing Crème refreshes as it fortifies and hydrates hair, while the Deep Treatment Butter works to help restore, protect and add vitality while not weighing hair down. The secret to it all? A hydrating, restorative extract known as Pracaxi oil, which is found in Alessandra’s native country of Brazil. This miracle oil does wonders when it comes hydrating, removing dirt, oil, and impurities, bringing shine, bounce, and body, protecting against frizz, and even preventing damage. Visit Sephora to explore the rest of the MARAJÓ lineup, including some awesome deals on holiday gift sets. www.sephora.com/marajo
Just in time for the holiday season comes cosmetics brand Lyda Beauty’s inaugural product. Meet the Cleopatra Cat Eye Stamp, a sensational new makeup tool that is changing the game for women everywhere. In less than 60 seconds, it creates beautiful, symmetrical cat eyes with its unique and easy-to-use applicator. Developed with the help of some of the best celebrity makeup artists in the world, the Cleopatra Cat Eye Stamp is like having your own professional makeup artist available anytime you want. The patent-pending device is a compact, beautifully shaped applicator that delivers richly pigmented liquid eyeliner to a precisely angled stamp on one end, and a fine tipped point on the other. Available in two sizes, bold and sleek, to achieve the most popular cat eye looks, the eyeliner itself is dermatologist-approved, hypoallergenic, free of toxins and fragrances. The Cleopatra Cat Eye Stamp will be sold online and launching in major drugstore chains. In the meantime, follow @lydabeauty on Instagram for updates, tips, and more. www.cleopatracateyestamp.com
Got a color lover in your life or looking to spruce up your own look? This one’s for you. Joico’s Color Butter feature all-new, color-depositing treatments that instantly add vibrant color to naturally blonde or pre-lightened hair, while reducing breakage by over 44%. The low-commitment Color Butters last for up to 10 shampoos and come in six bold shades: Pink, Purple, Red, Blue, Green and Titanium. Each butter contains nourishing, ultra-moisturizing ingredients that repair hair and give it strength that truly last. Not to mention, they make for the perfect stocking stuffer! www.joico.com
Green (Oh yes, that green):
The end of the year means the time before a new beginning, a new plunge, and in the spirit of that, trying something new yourself. As we inch our way closer to full cannabis legalization, American support for the Green Rush is at an all-time high. For those looking to get their feet wet, or simply explore some of the health benefits the plant has to offer without the buzz, CBD may be just the ticket. CBD (aka Cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive cousin to THC. When derived from hemp, it contains no THC and is legal to ship statewide. This particular plant compound has become known for its pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory capabilities, to name a few. Just ask leading CBD manufacturer, Green Gorilla. Their flagship line, Hemp & Olive, brings you ‘the world’s highest quality CBD oil’ made from certified organic and non-GMO hemp, and, not to mention, the make for the perfect stocking stuffers. Through their own proprietary process, Green Gorilla formulates their 99.7% pure CBD into extra virgin, USDA Certified Organic Olive Oil, delivering approximately 1.5mg of CBD with each pump. Check out their website for more including health-enhancing gift ideas for your furry friends as well. www.ilovegreengorilla.com
Now, how about all the benefits of CBD and hemp packed into your winter cup of joe? Elev8’s artisan roasted ground coffee offers a premium blend of Columbian, Guatemalan and Brazilian sourced from organic, Fair Trade Certified coffee beans and infused with organic hemp protein powder. While this, once again, is not a psychoactive product, it does promise the benefits of the countless vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6, 9 yielded by hemp seeds. Not to mention, its medium roast blend perfectly matches hemp’s nutty flavor profile. Elev8 Hemp LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elev8 Brands, Inc. (OTC PINK: VATE), also offers French Vanilla and Hazelnut Crème Hemp Coffee, as well as a line of organic Black and Green Hemp Teas. They are available online, in Lucky’s Supermarkets, and industry specific locations in Colorado and beyond. www.elev8hemp.com
This holiday, give yourself a wellness present that’s sure to leave you minty fresh. And no, we’re not talking about candy canes… The Super Breath Blast Nano Spray from the H. Hemp Company is a two-birds-one-stone kind of gift that helps you feel better while freshening up. Each product delivers natural peppermint, ethanol, glycol, and 160mg of premium US-grown, water-soluble hemp extract. Thanks to a special nanotechnology, the cannabinoids get absorbed directly into your bloodstream via the soft tissue of your mouth, allowing you to get more for less. The suggested use is 1-3 sprays for acute symptom relief as needed, while each bold peppermint spray delivers 2mg. Interested in getting your CBD fix through a tincture or topical? They’ve got that too. Best part is, they’re giving you 20% off. That’s right, you! Use the code ‘Huffpo20’ for 20% your purchase. www.hhempcompany.com