OK, it seems like everyone is dishing out a holiday gift guide but tis’ the season, right?! This year, I did a scaled down mini-guide because A) I think gift guides can be overwhelming and overpriced AND B) A lot of people include products hoping to get a kickback or some type of payment for each product purchased via their personal link. So…. my gift guide is not overwhelming, not over priced, and I don’t get any benefit by suggesting these products- they are truly the things that have stuck out in my mind over 2019 and I’m happy to hopefully introduce you to brands and goodies that may be new to you or perfect for someone on your list. Happy GIFTING!!
GIFT GUIDE FOR HER
Located in Biltmore Fashion Park, Mynd offers a wide range of beauty and wellness services. Comprised of industry experts, the team specializes in seven self-care areas — massage therapy, body treatments, skincare, nail care, haircut and color, makeup, and waxing — and can customize each service using unique enhancements and technologies. In addition to a curated spa and salon menu, the spa offers dermaplaning, CND acrylics, brow and lash tinting, and hands-on healing with Reiki massage. I highly recommend the CBD facial, its SO relaxing!
Uppants are kinds of a combo of leggings and dress pants or jeans and I’m all about being comfortable so these made my list this year! The brand is taking North America by storm creating slimming pants that are actually comfortable yet chic. The transformative pull-on pants merge fashion, function and fit with its THINCREDIBLE FITTM technology. Supermodel Nikki Taylor is a fun and I love the mission which is the pants are designed to empower women and make them feel confident in who they are.
This is one of those products that is a “why didn’t I think of that!?” type of deal- The Skylight Frame is a device that has made it effortless to share special photos with your loved ones across the world … and not just to their phones, but into a beautiful framed display that lives in their home or office. All you do is email pictures from your phone to the email address assoicated with your frame and POOF the pics appear in a rotating slide show on the frame. I love this for families that live far apart or grandparents that can receive pics of all the grandkids in one spot from anywhere!
Based in Laguna Beach and inspired by the California lifestyle, Gorjana Reidel creates jewelry with a light, delicate feel that encourages lavish layering. Her eponymous line includes pieces that can be styled multiple ways, such as ingenious adjustable necklaces, stackable stone bracelets and mixable, matchable ring sets. We all know layering is very in this year and the price point of these peices make it so you can layer it up! Clean-lined design makes each piece a modern classic- my favorites are the astrological sign and birthday stone necklaces and the stackable rings. BEST PART- They are having some bomb sales this weekend!
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$45 and up
Royal Palm’s Alvadora Spa respite offering relaxation and restoration for body and soul. From the organic therapies, massages, and Mediterranean modalities at Forbes Four-Star Alvadora Spa to daily yoga and tai chi classes in the Alegria Garden, the resort remains committed to wellness. There is even an on-site herbalist ready to blend you a custom potion to use in your treatment. A heated Jacuzzi hot tub and 24-hour access to the swimming pool and exercise facility allow you to maintain fitness at your leisure. My favorite service is the Olive Stone Scrub. Be sure to save a few minutes after your treatment to relax fireside and enoy a cup of tea or champagne!
$175 and up
Everything Etched grew from a desire to handcraft simple yet remarkable mementos of the important moments in all our lives. The team recognizes the beauty and power in words, the unique personality of names. Through exquisite workmanship, Everything Etched tells each of these meaningful stories beautifully and personally.
$15 and UP
OVO is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. Cirque Du Soleil makes a great date night and the gift of experiences and making memories is always a shoe in!
$ 45 and Up
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families shows how and why to have family meetings, the importance of keeping promises, how to balance individual and family needs, and how to move from dependence to interdependence. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families is an invaluable guidebook to the welfare of families everywhere. I love this book for men that take being a dad and husband seriously!
ok so my little guy is obsessed with this and if you have active kids, you can bet they will love this obstacle course too! Create your own backyard American Ninja Warrior™ course with dozens of set-up possibilities for different ages and skill levels. From sack races and agility rings to hurdles and jumping balls, build strength and speed with one-on-one, team or timed competitions. Includes eight agility rings, three adjustable hurdles, two sturdy hopping sacks, two high-impact jumping balls with handle and megaphone. We also got the climbing rope that has been a big hit. Note: we turned out swing set into a ninja gym saving time and money on building a separate structure!
KTR is the ultimate indoor action sports playground where kids of all ages and abilities have the freedom to learn and play their way. Empowering everyone to push their limits and have fun!
Swim, splash, and slide throughout our 84-degree indoor water park in Scottsdale / Talking Stick, AZ. It’s perfect for toddlers to teens and moms & dads too.
$99 and Up