This season, we’re next-level committed to giving gifts that truly keep on giving.
Did you read Dr. Berzin’s Essential Plan For A Fully Alive Holiday Season ?
In the spirit of sticking to life-affirming experiences, we’re looking for gifts that will contribute to the big-picture awesomeness of the ones we love.
Our favorite presents for this year’s festive season are a little more than the redundant stuff you might find at a mall. We hope you discover something special!
1. The gift with a social impact – Support woman training centers in Africa.
Four women came together, almost 20 years ago, to sew and sell placemats in Nairobi, Kenya. Today, they’ve grown to become Amani ya Juu, a network of more than 200 women that produces high-quality goods through training centers across Africa. Sales of their products on the website help support these training centers. Talk about giving twice. We like the hand-poured soy candle ($22) that lasts for 50 hours of dedicated, mindful burning , and the Cow Bone Hors D’oeuvres Set ($14).
2. The luxury of ready-made, door-delivered healthy meals! A customizable Digital Gift Card from Sakara Life.
Give someone you love the gift of beautifully crafted, nutritionally designed, whole food meals delivered right to their door. Send a Clean Boutique Gift Card valued at anything from $50 to $300 or go one step further and get them 5 whole days of fresh,delicious plant-based meals all day. That’s Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, taken care of! You’re welcome!
3. The Parsley-approved vegan protein shake – Rebuild Protein Shake subscription.
Our tried, tested, and never-looked back breakfast shake is a game-changer for anyone who wants to take the brainwork out of the first, success-setting meal of the day (or as a post-work out replenisher). Rebuild is a comprehensive, vegan, low-allergy potential dietary supplement designed to support gastrointestinal (GI) function and balanced detoxification.
( $416 for a 3-month supply of shakes, that’s 10% off the regular price!)
4. A top-notch, unparalleled facial experience with Julia March and CAP Beauty.
An integral Fusion Facial from sought-after New York aesthetician and skin care therapist, Julia March
incorporates not only phenomenal organic botanicals and fancy-sounding high-tech procedures (micro-current healing LED lights, FAR Infrared technology, and ultrasound) but also includes a generous side of energy work like Vortex healing®, color therapy, Reiki, and tuning forks. YES. please. ($205 – $380)
(PS: When we read that march takes a “whole person” approach to skincare and recommends Bone Broth Soup for great skin, we had no further questions)
CAP Beauty’s The Facial is a personal favorite and comes highly-recommended by our very own Dr. Berzin. The core of this treatment, a healthy and heady dose of lymphatic drainage massage, purifies, sculpts and transforms the skin well beyond the glorious 1 hour treatment.
5. A 10 – class pack from Model Fit
The hyped-for-a-reason LES gym where both Victoria’s Secret models and everyday “cubicle dwellers” like us get their dull-free sweat on.
FYI: The ModelFIT Dance class is to cry for! (In the best, funnest way possible!)
($360 for 10 fun-tastic classes)
6. Gabby Bernstein’s May Cause Miracles Online Course
The May Cause Miracles 6-week virtual course is based on Gabrielle Bernstein’s New York Times best-selling book of the same title. This course, which you can do on your own time, will help you create beautiful, radical change by adding up subtle shifts every day and every week. Through each simple shift, you’ll be consistently choosing love and acceptance to transform your life.
We also love Gabrielle’s Spirit Junkie Alarm clock App – an affirmation alarm clock to start every day with a positive, confident attitude.
7. The gift of health! Parsley Health’s Medical Membership.
Get expert, personalized medical care to meet your unique wellness goals. Identify food sensitivities, calm you digestion and begin to heal from the inside out. The program includes recipes, shopping guides, dining out guides, mindful eating strategies, unlimited email contact (on top of in-person / virtual visits), as well as access to Parsley member events and partner discounts.($99/ month for 3 months. )
8. The gift of another world. A life-changing, paradigm-shifting book:
- The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live,Love,Parent and Lead by Brene Brown
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz.
- Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach
- The 4- hour Body, Tim Ferriss
9. Print your memories – Fujifilm Instax Instant Smartphone Printed
Rebel against the always-on, never permanent, Snapchat happy way of life and print your memories. Old school is the new cool. And having photos of good times gone has always been cool. ($199)
10. Give the ultimate lightweight, mobile, and weather resistant outdoor fitness jacket: The NIKE therma-sphere max !
The three-layer composite stretch fabric actually boasts wetsuit technology. That means it not only blocks out the cold and traps warm air close to your body, but it flushes out overly hot air so you don’t sweat.
Just do it 😉 ($185)
Image courtesy of Unsplash, Kari Shea