This post is contains some products that were gifted, as always I only share products and brands that align with our lifestyle and that we truly love.

When it comes to gift shopping for men, I feel like they're just generally hard to shop for haha. My husband has pretty much everything he wants or needs so I'm always on the hunt for unique finds, items that he'll use again and again, things that are consumable and products that are practical. Thankfully there are certain items that I know will be winners time after time and that he'll love no matter how many times he receives them (though I usually do try to find them from different places most of the time so he gets some variety). I can't wait to give these to him because I know he's going to love them! Oh, you'll also find some great discount codes below so you can save some dollars while supporting small shops this season! What will you be gifting this year?

If there is one thing my husband is, it's a rad dad. I first came across Banabae last Christmas but sadly it was too late to order in time for Christmas by the time I discovered them. This year I was prepared and Banabae was so kind to send over not only a Rad Dad tee but also a Five-Panel Rad Dad hat! I am so excited to give this to him because he's the best dad to our kiddos. He deserves the world but while I can't give him the world, this tee and hat (with it's embroidered design) are a close second! Banabae is based in Australia and every single thing they make and sell is literally gold, well, not actual gold gold, but gold in the sense that it's all amazing! This Rad Dad Tee is super soft, the perfect neutral tan color and so stylish with it's minimal design. Did I mention it's also made from 100% organic cotton? Not only will the dad in your life love this shirt, but Banabae also gives back to the earth for our future generations and with each purchase they donate a percent to the Australian Marine Conservation Society to help protect our oceans (which are so vitally important)! Use THEJOYFULTRIBE15 for 15% off at checkout!

Real maple syrup is one of our favorite sweet treat products we buy, we love it so much we even went to a maple syrup festival earlier this year and got to tour several maple syrup farms (visiting the sugar house and having them explain how everything is made was so cool), so when we tried Bushwick Kitchen Flavored Maple Syrup about 5 years ago, we were hooked. Bushwick Kitchen specializes in creating unexpected flavors and making products that are extraordinary yet simplistic, and I'm pretty sure they've knocked it out of the park with their entire product line! We love their unique flavors, minimal packaging (because I'm always a sucker for that sort of thing), and each batch is hand mad right here in the USA (in Brooklyn, NY). They make a perfect and unique gift for that person who has everything (because I mean, everyone needs syrup for their pancakes). They have so many flavors to choose from: like this amazing gingerbread maple, this butter maple, and this spicy maple (which I have a feeling is going to be delicious on chicken and waffles), plus they also have flavored honey and sriracha blends as well! Make sure to use THEJOYFULTRIBE for a 10% discount when purchasing!

Literally everyone needs soap, and it's one of those items you'll need to purchase again and again, so it always makes a perfect (and practical) gift for anyone you might know (especially for minimalists or anyone low on space in their home). It's a gift my husband never gets tired of receiving and I never get tired of giving. The great thing about soap, especially handmade soap, is that there are so many different kinds, so you can give the same gift over and over but each bar will smell different. I'm so excited to partner with Vanderwild Skincare this year to share about their handmade natural soaps! They use skin safe ingredients like unrefined coconut oil, shea butter, frankincense. cinnamon, sweet orange and clove essential oils in their Fireside Spice soap bar; and ingredients like lard, cocoa butter, bentonite clay, ground coffee beans, distilled water and sodium hydroxide (for ph control) in their True Grit soap bar. Both soap bars smell amazing and I love know that I can actually read and understand the ingredient list and not have to worry! Vanderwild Skincare is based in Utah and also have great hearts and offer discounts to all military (you just need to message them with military ID or proof of being a veteran), which includes active duty, reserve, guard AND veterans (which I love since my husband is a US Air Force Veteran). These soaps make perfect stocking stuffers or are great as stand alone gifts too! Use JOYFUL10 for 10% off at checkout! (excludes Christmas Bundle Boxes).

I ordered my husband a personalized wallet a few years back from Swanky Badger and he loved it so much, so when it came time that he needed another one, I knew just the place to go. Swanky Badger of course! We love their brand, and that you can personalize them with initials or last names, you can even put personalized writing inside! We chose the Classic Trifold Leather Wallet this time around and I was going to write something all lovey-dovey inside, but I decided to ask if there was a favorite quote or anything that he would like... and he came up with his... Que the laughing face emojis because I can't stop laughing. Obviously we are fans of the original Karate Kid movie as well as the new Netflix show, Cobra Kai. If you've watched it then you know the Cobra Kai dojo's motto is "strike hard, strike fast, no mercy". I just think it's hilarious that this is the quote he chose, but it also makes me smile because we love sitting together and watching it after the kids go to bed, so I know it reminds him of spending time with me (which is probably the real reason he wanted it). Swanky Badger has so many wallet styles to choose from, so many ways to personalize them, and so many more awesome products to choose from as well, plus their products are great quality! They're pretty much a one stop shop for all your men's personalized gifting needs! Use JOYFUL10 for a discount when purchasing all your personalized gifts from Swanky Badger!

Modern Burlap is one of those awesome shops where you kind of want one of everything because everything is just so goooood! We got some of the cutest swaddles from there last year but they also sell some awesome clothing as well, like pajamas! Not just for kids though, they have pajamas for the entire family, including dad! These men's pajamas are not only comfortable and look nice but they are also sustainably sourced and ethically produced, made from GOTS certified 100% organic cotton and created with non-toxic and eco-friendly dyes! I feel like it's so difficult to find nice pajamas for men and I'm so happy with these, plus they're very affordable at only $44 for the set, which is yet another reason to love them! I chose black for Frank because I tend to buy all the things in neutrals and I know he'll love the simple look, but if black isn't your jam, they have so many more amazing colors (and even some prints) to choose from! A few more reason's we love Modern Burlap is that they are a mama owned, women run, God driven business, they believe in loving your neighbor and spreading light at every turn... so how can you not love them? Grab the nicest pajamas here!

If your significant other is anything like my husband, then new underwear are always a welcome gift! My husband loves getting new underwear so I decided to try out a new brand for him this year and I'm super excited to gift these from SAXX Underwear to him! They have a new and revolutionary fit compared to most men's underwear with the addition of the ballpark pouch which is designed to accommodate male anatomy and reduce skin on skin friction (and you know, ahem, keep things comfortable and where they belong, as well as allow for natural support and movement. They're created with absolute comfort in mind and are even backed by a 45 day comfort guarantee! I chose the Daytripper Men's Boxer Brief (in black) and the Quest Boxer Brief (in dark charcoal II) for Frank, both are made with moisture wicking fabrics and come with SAXX famous Ballpark design, flat out seams, and fly. The Quest Boxer Briefs also feature odor resistance and an anti-roll waistband! If you're looking for a super practical gift these are it!

Coffee is my husband's absolute favorite, he starts his day off every single morning with a hot cup of coffee and sometimes even has a cup of iced coffee during the day, he loves it that much! Of course it's become my favorite go-to gift for him and I love searching out unique blends from small business owned coffee shops every year to gift to him. I came across High Tide Coffee Co. earlier this year on Instagram and being the ocean lover that I am, immediately fell in love with their entire brand. Their packaging and branding is so on point and aesthetic, their roasts smell absolutely divine and their other merchandise is honestly some of the coolest I've seen! Their Nicaragua Dark Roast is what he will be finding under the tree come Christmas morning, along with the coolest mug I've ever seen! Their Nicaragua roast comes freshly roasted and has cupping notes of caramel, hazelnut and grapefruit, and you can choose from multiple grinds or just the whole bean if you prefer to grind it yourself! The VW Bus Camper Mug is a perfect gift to pair with the coffee, and I seriously need to grab this Dawn Patrol Beanie for him too before Christmas gets here (that forest green color is epic). Grab some coffee at their online shop here, or if you're in the San Clemente CA area, stop by their coffee stop to grab your brew and gifts for everyone you know! Use JOYFULTRIBE10 for 10% off during checkout!

Who loves fresh breath? I'm preeetttty sure we all do haha, but did you know most conventional gums you see lining the shelves as you're standing in line at the checkout aisle are full of literal junk? Most chewing gum contains an ingredient simply known as "gum base", I mean what does that even mean? Crazy enough, the name "gum base" is actually code for 40+ ingredients, including PLASTIC! What! Seriously, I was just as shocked as you. I mean, I haven't really purchased gum consistently since I learned how harmful artificial sweeteners are, it's been probably 3 years since I've purchased gum at the store, but that doesn't mean I haven't missed it, because I definitely have (I've loved chewing gum since I was a kid). Thankfully I've found a great alternative with Simply Gum! They are a plastic free and artificial sweetener free gum! They use "chicle" in place of gum base which is a biodegradable tree sap (from the sapodilla tree, formerly known as the "gum tree") and natural cane sugar in place of aspartame! No artificial flavorings either, their flavors are all natural and created from earth derived sources like steam distilled essential oils and extracts! But what does it taste like you might ask? Well, I tried it out and I am happy to report that it tastes great just like any gum, better actually because you're not left with that gross aftertaste from the artificial sweeteners and flavors, just natural goodness. They also don't use any artificial colorings or coatings so don't expect to see white or brightly colored gum, the color comes from the chicle (tree sap) base and the cane sugar! Most of the ingredients used in making Simply Gum and Simply Mints are organic or wild-harvested (which is super rad), and I love that they kept the earth (and future generations) in mind when creating their packaging, their gum packaging is biodegradable and the little tins their mints come in can be upcycled and reused (they make perfect little containers for hair pins, safety pins, you could even use them to carry daily supplements in your pocket). Grab yourself some gum and mints here, they make the most perfect stocking stuffers! Use APRIL20 when purchasing for 20% off!




This post is contains some products that were gifted, as always I only share products and brands that align with our lifestyle and that we truly love.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I'm so excited to finally kick off my 2020 holiday gift guide series, and what better way than with my women's gift guide! In this gift guide you'll find  that perfect something for every woman of every age in your life, plus these are all products that I personally would love to receive (so you know they're good since I am very selective with items we bring into our home). I'm also sharing lots of coupon codes below so you guys can save a few dollars while shopping small (yay)! What are you hoping to find under the tree this year?

As I've gotten older (and I hope wiser haha) I've learned there are some things that should never be skimped on, and good quality undies are one of those things. There is almost nothing worse for your lady region than keeping them cooped up in synthetic fabrics that aren't breathable. I've been wearing organic cotton undies for several years now and I refuse to wear anything but organic cotton now, for so many reasons. Reason number one, they're just so much more comfortable, really, organic cotton is super soft and so cozy. The biggest factor is that they're breathable! Organic cotton is best too because you know the fabric is good quality, not filled with pesticides and chemicals (ew, definitely not what you want touching your body all day, especially the parts of your body they are touching). Okay, and well, these are some of the cutest colored undies I've ever seen, so there's that as well. Knickey really hit it out of the park with these colors, that deep teal that reminds me of the ocean, the most perfect rusty brown and the loveliest neutral sand color. Their colorways make my neutrals and earth tones loving heart happy. They have styles for everyone (I chose the high-rise brief), whatever makes you feel most comfortable and confident... and beautiful of course too, because with Knickey undies, you don't have to skimp on beauty for comfort. They're also affordable, at only $13 per pair! Use JOYFULTRIBE10 for a discount at checkout!

I'm very selective of anything I put on my body, I always research brands and products and ingredients, sadly with a lot of big brands (you know, the ones you find in grocery and big box stores) you'll find that most of them aren't as natural as they seem at first glance. That's why I'm always so excited to find brands that truly care about the ingredients that go onto your skin. Lattes and Lavender is one of those brands that pay attention to every detail and every ingredient. Hand making each body care item sold in their shop. I'm pretty much obsessed with every single item that Kristin makes and need one of everything (I would say I'm kidding but I'm really not haha, her stuff is that good). I can't wait to sink into a tub filled with this Amethyst Infused Hawaiian Black Lava Bath Soak, it smells of lime, cedarwood and vanilla... transporting you from your bathtub straight to the islands every time you open the lid. I'm also so excited for this Rose & Gold Aromatherapy Bath and Body Oil. There's nothing worse than dry winter skin, so this will be perfect to help combat that, moisturizing with it's combination of sweet almond oil, argan oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil and essential oils... all organic of course, and finished with organic rose petals and natural gold flakes. You'll feel like the queen you are while using Latte's & Lavender products! Use code SELFCARETIME111 when purchasing for a discount!

I'm all about that cozy life in the winter, I mean, anytime really though, but when it comes to anything sleep related, I don't play around... Think about it, we spend a third of our lives in bed sleeping, so it should be a priority that we make sure we're using quality AND COMFY items. We upgraded our mattress and bedding a few years ago, and after wearing just whatever leggings/shorts and tee combo forever, I've been more than ready to upgrade my sleeping wardrobe as well. I did try a big box store earlier this year for pajama separates, but as you can imagine, you get what you pay for and they didn't last more than a month or two before I noticed holes appearing. I came across these pretty pajamas over at Shop Plain Jane (a brand we already know and love) and it was love at first sight. Their pajamas are buttery soft, and I mean good butter, not margarine (haha), like slipping into clouds and so cozy. This long sleeve jogger pajama set in creamy gingham is not only what dreams are made of, they're stylish too, not to mention just plain cozy. The best pajama set to stay warm in all those cold winter nights, and perfect to wear to bed on Christmas Eve so you'll look fashionable for photos on Christmas morning! Use JOLLY for 30% off when purchasing!

I've been on the hunt for a good bag for awhile, and I've been eyeing up these vegan leather bags from Azaria for a good chunk of this year. The materials used to make this bag are such great quality you'd never know it wasn't real leather unless you looked reaaaallly hard, the hardware is top notch and this bag is just sweet. I chose the La Mere Petite in Caramel, I wanted something that was versatile because Bodhi is getting older and I'm not needing to carry quite as much these days, and I also wanted something that could be used as my own personal bag on date nights with my husband, or if I wanted to use it as a stylish upgrade to my camera bag (instead of the plain old boring grey Nikon bag my camera came in) that I could use it for that as well... so many options with this bag and it's small but not too small, large enough to carry what I need, versatile bag. It can be worn as a messenger style shoulder bag or as a backpack, is made from high quality vegan leather, features gold hardware, 6 inside pockets (nd 5 outside pockets), two way top zipper, and so much more, buuuut most importantly, it's ethically and responsibly made. Make sure to use JOYFUL10 for 10% off when ordering!

Anyone who knows me very well at all knows how much I love the sea and all things ocean and surf related, and this tee is no exception. It's absolutely perfect in every way. Shallow Reef Studio is owned by Pro Kitesurfing World Champion Moona Whyte (okay so I may or may not be over here fan-girling just a little bit) and each piece is hand printed on the North Shore of Oahu, designs to feed your love of the water and to inspire a simpler way of life. I have a feeling that this "More Please" tee is one I'll be reaching for often, I mean, I've only been drooling over it for practically forever. There's something for everyone at Shallow Reef Studio, women's and men's tees, as well as the raddest hand dyed shibori totes I've ever laid eyes on. Personally I think this "Night Surf" tee may need to make it's way into my closet, this "Surf Till Dark" tee is pretty awesome as well. Shallow Reef Studio is also a member of 1% for the planet so you can feel good knowing your purchase gives back by donating to ocean conservation efforts! Use THEJOYFULTRIBE at checkout for 15% off at Shallow Reef Studio on etsy!

I learned about our skin having a microbiome earlier this year and I was so fascinated, I immediately started researching into it and finding out all of the ways to keep my skin's microbiome healthy, which brought me to discovering Aleavia Plant Based Prebiotic Skincare! Imagine finding a product that is a great body wash, but can also be used as shampoo, makeup remover, soothe and calm your skin, stabilize skin pH and eliminate odor, moisturize your skin and that is also free of parabens, chemicals, sodium lauryl sulfates, artificial fragrance and dyes, free of animal by products and is cruelty free, and is 100% natural and organic, non-toxic, vegan, biodegradable, and gmo-free. I mean I couldn't imagine it either, until I heard of Aleavia. Their products have minimal ingredients and come with the core ingredients of filtered deionized water, coconut oil, aloe vera, dead sea salt, acadian sea kelp, citric acid (derived from lemon and oil peels) and plant glycerin! Each product contains those core ingredients as the prebiotic base and some also contain light natural fragrance from cold pressed essential oils and extracts. Aleavia sent over their Cranberry Body Cleanse, Orchid Body Cleanse, Purifying Facial Cleanse which are perfect for stocking stuffers or as stand alone gifts (they're also great gifts for men, I know my husband already can't wait to use these too)! They also sent over their new Citrus & Sea Kelp Microbiome Friendly Hand Wash I'm I'm super excited about, which will be perfect to keep on our bathroom sink this winter! We live in such an over sanitized world these days, and since our skin is our largest organ, it's now more important than ever to keep our microbiome ecosystem healthy, balanced and thriving! If you're putting together a home themed gift basket this prebiotic hand soap would be a perfect addition to it! Grab all your microbiome friendly products here! Use CLEAN15 at checkout for a percent off!

We went on the dreamiest vacation to Ocean City and also visited Assateague Island a few months ago, and while scrolling through hashtags and location tags for those areas on Instagram, I came across the cutest account with the prettiest jewelry that I was immediately obsessed with! I'm talking literally the obsession was (er, rather IS) REAL! Madauer Design has perfectly boho handmade jewelry with a beachy aesthetic (you know my love for the ocean), and Madison (the owner who is the absolute sweetest) hand makes each piece! She sent over her Beachy Boho Wrap Bracelet which is kind of perfection and she can make pretty much any bracelet combo that your heart desires. If your ears are pierced you're in for a real treat with these gorgeous and dainty Cowrie Shell Earrings she makes (that are fit for a mermaid queen)! Every piece is inspired by the ocean, created with natural simplicity in mind and made with good vibes on the east coast! Use code JOYFUL10 for 10% off during checkout!

I took up skateboarding earlier this year during quarantine since it was something that I've been wanting to learn how to do since I was a kid. Of course when you take up a new hobby you have to get accessories to go along with it, right? Her Waves is one of my favorite shops, owned and designed by women for women, they are on a mission to break stereo-types and bring equality for women's surfing and skateboarding (since a lot of bigger brands are sadly known for featuring nothing but shots of women in bikinis but constantly feature men surfing epic waves). Her Waves Co. brings together a collective of some of the most talented lady artists, photographers, surfers and skaters to create their products; they also keep the environment in mind with their earth friendly packaging and local US made products (made in sunny California) and all of their printing is done with water based ink! I picked up this Best Friends Forever Sticker and this Surf x Skate Sticker recently and they are perfect for anyone who loves surfing or skating, I can't wait to add these next to my Flowers and Fins Sticker and Nose Ride Sticker on my reusable water bottle! Make sure to sign up for their newsletter to receive 10% off first time purchases!