11.28.2021

2021 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

Hi friends, happy Sunday! Can you believe Christmas is only 27 days away? I'm so excited to share the final installment in my 2021 Holiday Gift Guide series, my Holiday Gift Guide for HER! It's filled with gift ideas that are perfect for every woman in your life, your mom, sister, best friend, cousin, aunt, grandma, wife... or YOU! I mean, if you're anything like me (and like to pick out your own gifts) this post post is perfect for you, or you can at least use this gift guide to drop some serious hints haha. Filled with thoughtful and conscious gifts, you're sure to find that perfect something in this gift guide, find all the pretty things below! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



I've been using essential oils all of my life (before they were even "cool" haha) and I'm a huge fan. One brand I've had my eye on for awhile but just recently got the chance to finally try out, is Vitruvi! Vitruvi offers beautiful diffusers that will fit into the aesthetic of any home, like this beautiful "Honey" Stone diffuser that I can't wait to put in our new home (I haven't decided just where yet, possibly the kitchen or our primary bedroom). It's crafted from matte ceramic porcelain and bpa-free plastic, and the limited edition "honey" color signified happiness and clear thinking (perfect for our new home if you ask me), I love that it's so pretty is can double as decor! They also sell some super awesome moveable cordless diffusers (like this one) that can be charged and carried around your home wherever you'd like! Their 100% pure essential oils are great and they offer so many amazing blends that are perfect for setting the mood in your home. Whether you want relaxing (I suggest this Retreat oil blend) or bright and cheery to start your morning (this Boost oil blend is lovely) or just want a nice scent for when you host friends for dinner on a warm summer evening (I love this Sweet Water blend), Vitruvi has a scent for every nose. High on the top of my wishlist is their limited edition Holiday Oils Kit (featuring grove, golden, afterglow and fireside oil blends). Shop all of Vitruvi's diffusers and essential oils HERE and click HERE to get $15 off your first order (which also gives me $15 off my next order, so win-win for both of us)!



You guys know my love of the ocean and all things surf runs deep, and Her Waves is honestly at the very top of my list of favorite places to shop for all things surf (and skate) related. I found Her Waves last year after I started skateboarding and have ordered a few things from them since, everything is always such great quality and their shipping speed is always super fast. Her Waves is on a mission to help women live their passions, and support women both in water and out of water. Her Waves brings together a group of some of the most talented women artists, surfers, and skaters to create the products they offer and I truly love how they keep the environment at the heart of their brand as they strive for sustainability. All of their products are made within 90 miles of Los Angeles, California and are created using GOTS certified organic cotton, and all of their printing and embroidery is done by shops local (within a few miles) of the Her Waves headquarters using water-based, non toxic inks! They even ship with biodegradable and 100% recycled/recyclable shipping materials, and have a goal to be completely plastic free by the end of this year! Her Waves lives and breaths surfing and artist expression, they find and help promote both new artists as well as established artists from all over the world, and each artist is paid and supported through their network. When you purchase from Her Waves you'll not only be supporting a real person and not some big corporation, but you'll also be getting a limited edition item you can proudly wear, hang on your wall or stick on your car or water bottle! I'm so stoked that Bella and I will both be finding a couple items from Her Waves under the tree this year... like this awesome Wave Dancer tee for me from artist Madeline O'Donoghue (which was also featured in Outer Banks, one of my favorite Netflix series), and this beautiful Sunset Flowers surfer print (for Bella, that I can't wait to hang up in Bella's new room) from artist Michi Pichel. You honestly can't go wrong with any item from Her Waves, find all of their awesome and perfectly giftable products HERE, and make sure to use THEJOYFULTRIBE10 for a discount when purchasing!



Ever try on a pair of shoes that felt like slipping your feet into clouds? I hadn't either, until trying on these Nohea Slippers in "Ray" from Olukai! I mean, Cinderella's slippers have got nothing on these slippers, these are without a doubt THE MOST comfortable shoes I have ever worn. The Nohea Slipper was designed to deliver the ultimate level of warmth and comfort and are made with soft shearling and premium nubuck leather, the patented drop-in heel design makes the shoe work as both a shoe or slide style... I already can't wait to find these under the tree on Christmas morning! Another pair of shoes from Olukai that I'm really stoked about are these Pehuea Lī ‘Ili Women’s Leather Sneakers in "White", I've been needing a new pair of "throw on and go anywhere" kind of shoes and these are it. They are so pretty and feminine, and go so well with anything, jeans and a tee, shorts and a tee, a dress, the possibilities are endless with these simple sneakers. The Pehuea Lī ‘Ili sneakers are made with premium full-grain leather, Recycled polyester lining, feature flat waxed laces, have a removable and washable footbed with the coolest art inspired by surfing Waipio Valley on Hawai'i island at sunset, and come with a non-marking rubber outsole with Polynesian inspired artwork design for better traction, and did I mention Olukai's shoes all come with a one year warranty? Just when you thought it couldn't et any better, for each pair of shoes purchased Olukai gives back. A portion of all proceeds directly supports the Ama OluKai Foundation, honoring those who preserve and celebrate the cultural heritage and Aloha spirit of Hawai‘i! Literally the coolest brand ever! Shop all of their awesome shoes HERE!



One thing I never skimp on is a good pair of underwear, I mean, maybe I don't replace and update my undies as often as I need to (haha), buuuut the undies I do own are great quality and no synthetic fabrics ever grace the drawers of my dresser. One thing I've learned years ago is how important it is to only wear fabrics that are breathable and natural, organic cotton is the only fabric I'll use, and Knickey is my absolute favorite brand. Organic cotton isn't just softer though, it's also better for your body! Why and what is the difference between regular old cotton and organic cotton you're probably wondering? Organic cotton is grown without pesticides and toxic substances (which are things you definitely don't want touching your body all day, especially the most sensitive parts of your body), organic cotton is usually grown in better, healthier soil too, which in turn generally makes it better quality. It's also better for the environment, since organic cotton creates 46% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional cotton simply because toxic fertilizers and and pesticides, and using fewer mechanical farming practices. Okay, so now we know why organic cotton is so much better, let me tell you why you need some Knickey undies... here's a little secret... they are THE MOST comfortable undies I've ever worn. I've been wearing their brand for almost a year now and I still to this day am impressed not only at the softness (I'm pretty sure they've actually gotten softer) and the quality, they have held up so well and are 100% worth the $14 per pair price (another secret is that if you buy more, you save more money per pair)! They have so many beautiful colors to choose from (currently 7 core colors and 5 limited edition colors), and so many styles for every single body shape (they actually just released a new style, the High Rise Thong, last week). I'm really excited to add a couple new pairs of their undies (like this Mid-Rise Brief in Bumble and these High-Rise Briefs in Midnight Moon) to my dresser, and also stoked to finally try out one of their bras too, this Triangle Bralette in Midnight Moon is so pretty! Shop all of their styles HERE!



I like to keep my skincare routine pretty simple, and Lola Jane Naturals is one of my favorites for natural skincare and body products. She keeps her products natural and safe, using only minimal, intentional ingredients like the highest quality organic and natural and oils, clays, butters, waxes, botanicals, herbs, minerals, and pure therapeutic grade essential oils. With Lola Jane Naturals, simple doesn't mean boring, simple means better, and as a natural and minimalist minded woman, I find it so refreshing to have found a brand that shares the same values of simplicity and quality over quantity. The Rosewater Facial Toner is one of my absolute favorite products (that I've actually been using for a couple of years), it's so light, makes my skin look and feel amazing, and it has only 9 ingredients (that are also vegan)! Some new things I'm excited to try soon is this Sea Salt + Lavender Body Polish that smells absolutely heavenly (and consistency is amazing as well). This Antioxidant Clay Facial Mask (that has only 5 ingredients, including sea clay, spirulina and colloidal oatmeal) is another one I'm really stoked about, and also comes with a porcelain bowl (I chose the granite color because I loved the simple neutral look), my skin is exposed to the elements a lot and this one is formulated for skin that sees a lot of the outdoors so that's why I chose this one, can't wait to try this clay mask out on my face that sees the sun and wind and sea air so often. I'm also really looking forward to trying this new Heel Balm from Lola Jane Naturals, it's the perfect way to nourish and hydrate dry cracked heels and feet, and goodness knows I need it with how often I'm barefoot and walking on the beach (and in parking lots to get to the beach haha). Lola Jane Naturals is the best place for all things natural skincare so make sure to head HERE to grab what you need to upgrade your skincare routine!



If you haven't been following Devon from over at @MermaidSightings on Instagram, you've been missing out, and you need to go follow her as soon as possible. She writes the most soul etching words, all the things you feel but don't know how to articulate from feelings into words, she does with her poetry, and it's magical. She is a mother, writer and surfer living in Southern California (where she is native to) with her husband and 3 kids, and also runs a local skateboarding collective for women in addition to writing her beautiful poetry whenever she has a spare second between momming, surfing and every day life. Her words always speak to me so deeply, her love of being a mother while also not sugarcoating the difficult days; her love of the ocean and water; so simply yet so eloquently she puts to paper and brings to life the thoughts and feelings of her thoughts and moments and days of being a human, woman, wife, mother and surfer; her words are so relatable and make this life thing not feel quite so alone. One of my absolute favorite poems she has ever written is this "Prescription" Handsewn Poem, it so perfectly says of anxiety and of water the way I have always felt, nothing melts anxious thoughts and feelings like stepping into the sea. I absolutely cannot wait to frame and hang this up in our new home once we are finally moved in. I'll probably be picking up another one of two of her other poems eventually (like this "Out of Water" Handsewn Poem and this "Buoyant" Handsewn Poem) to hang in our new home. Her poems are printed on handmade recycled cotton rag paper (hand made by Devon) with hand sewn or painted details, so each and every poem is a labor of love from beginning to end. Find all of her poems and artwork for purchase HERE!



P. F. Candle Co. is a brand I've been wanting to try forever, but only recently gotten the chance, and it was worth the wait. Their products smell amazing, the scents are lovely, but even better than that, is the fact that they are better for the environment than most brands. They are committed to sustainability, and great home fragrance goods that are phthalate free, cruelty free, and responsibly sourced. All of their candles are made with 100% domestically grown soy wax, and all of their products are developed, produced, tested, packed and shipped by the P. F. Candle Co. team at their warehouse in Los Angeles, California! They are also teamed up with Climate Neutral, an organization that helps them offset and neutralize their carbon footprint, I love finding brands that truly care about the planet and the earth that we will be leaving for future generations. They also donate to local organizations to give back to their community, such as the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Downtown Women's Center. We haven't been able to really use candles that much over the past few years because we rented and lived in an apartment, and now that we will be moving into our new home soon, I can't wait to start using all natural candles again, this Sweet Grapefruit Soy Candle from P. F. Candle Co. is one I'm really excited about (can't wait to put it on our kitchen island after I've made dinner and cleaned the kitchen all up). Another couple of things I'm stoked to start using are their Room Sprays! This Sweet Grapefruit Room Spray smells amazing (grapefruit is one of my favorite scents) and this Golden Coast Room Spray smells divine! Find all of their all natural home fragrance HERE!



I'm all about baskets, storage baskets and tote carrying baskets, I don't care what kind of baskets they are, I just love a good basket, so you can imagine how excited I got when I discovered a new basket brand, Leah California! All of their baskets are beautiful, the loveliest addition to any home or to your accessories collection, perfect for storing blankets or toys, or carrying your things to the beach or bringing to the farmer's market to carry all of your locally grown vegetables and fruit, baked goods, organic honey, and kombucha! Not much can make a good basket even better, unless it's the fact that Leah California's baskets are sustainably made and ethically sourced! THAT definitely makes them better! Each piece is hand crafted by artisans in Mexico, where the artisans have been weaving palm leaves into baskets, bags and hats for generations! They have passed on the knowledge and skill for so long to preserve the art of bringing natural materials into life. They carry on their traditions and ancestral technique of boiling, dying, hand braiding and sewing the palm leaves into the works of art that Leah California offers in her shop. While it can take years to fully master the technique, once learned, each artisan can hand weave 1 to 2 baskets per day! So much love and work goes into each and every piece at Leah California. This Sunset Straw Basket is one of my absolute favorites, I can't wait to fill it with goodies for a picnic on the beach (which sounds like the perfect date night idea for my husband and I, kinda thinking charcuterie board picnic on the beach at sunset). This Mercado Straw Market Basket is at the top of my wish list, it's so beautiful, and would be perfect for farmer's market days and family beach days. I also really love these Baja Storage Baskets and these Sonora Storage Baskets, definitely need to grab a few of these for organization once we are in our new house. Shop all of the beautiful hand woven baskets (and hats) over at Leah California HERE!


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