Gift Guides are here! We’ve got 10+ different gift guides for everyone in your life! Truly a little something for everyone including 2 lists curated by Thomas for the men in your life!
Spa + Self Care
Because we all deserve a little relaxing self care night at home
Osea Hydrating Oil: Slather this everywhere.
Osea Hyaluronic Sea Serum: Part of my nightly routine.
Ocean Cleansing Mudd Mask: Use this twice a week as an exfoliant for the softest skin.
Candle: Such a nice option for the candle lover.
Osea Advanced Protection Cream: The best facial moisturizer.
Pajamas: The coziest PJ set.
Knit Ugg Slippers: They make the best gift for anyone who has yet to jump on the Ugg slippers train.
Mini Ugg Boots: They're pretty much like slippers you can wear outside of the house.
Tom Ford Eau De Parfum: Hands down one of my favorite fragrances.
Lanolips Superbalm: My makeup artist uses this on my lips every time we do makeup and they always feel uber moisturized. I’m officially a convert.
Tata Harper AHA and BHA Cleanser: I love this cleanser.
Silk Sleep Mask: Would be a cute gift set with the PJs.
Liquid Powder Eye Shadow Tint: I just started using this and I'm obsessed.
Grey Sweatshirt Robe: My all-time favorite robe.
Barefoot Dreams Blanket: This is the softest blanket.
Osea Bath Soak: Perfect for a relaxing bubble bath.
Rose Inc Luminous Tinted Serum: Gives you a nice glow.
Brow Pencil: Best brow pencil I've tried.
Dry Shampoo: OBSESSED.
Aesop Soap: We have this in the kitchen and guest bath and I love it.
Curling Iron: This is great if you like loose and natural curls.
Under Eye Masks: These are cooling and clean I’m obsessed with storing them in the fridge so they’re extra cooling.
8 Sleep Cooling Mattress Pad: What tops the gift of better sleep? The 8 Sleep cools your bed down to 55 degrees or heats it up to 115 degrees. It tracks your heart rate, which can inform how well you’re sleeping through the night, monitors your HRV (heart rate variability), which is a key indicator of how much your body has recovered from the day’s activities, tracks how much you toss and turn throughout the night and knows when you are awake, in light sleep, and in deep sleep.
Kitchen Tools (under $50)
My most used kitchen tools – all the basics
Garlic Press: We all know I love it.
Glass Tupperware: Say goodbye to all of your other Tupperware these are magical. No matter the size of the container it’s the same size lid so you can always find one without a problem.
Measuring Cups: Gotta have a good set.
Stainless Steel Tongs: An integral tool in the kitchen.
Wooden Spoon: People always get upset when I use a metal spoon in a stainless steel pot, so use these instead.
Wooden Spatula: Ditto to above.
Fish Tweezers: Makes removing pin bones in a fish fillet so easy.
Bench Press: Favorite kitchen tool for cleaning and transferring food.
Marble Rolling Pin: A great gift for any bakers.
Wooden Salt Cellar: To store ALL the Maldon Sea Salt.
Maldon Salt: It's my favorite salt, and I always have some on hand.
Pizza Scissors: It’s the only way to cut pizza in my book.
Digital Thermometer: Super important so you’re not second guessing if your meat, poultry or fish is fully cooked.
My absolute favs and what I wear 95% of the time on IG live every Monday night
Black Half-Zip Hoodie: Half-zip + a hoodie = perfection.
Grey Hoodie: A comfortable hoodie is a necessity for everyone.
Green Sherpa Jacket: A super cozy zip-up.
Black Hoodie: It's lightweight and so soft.
Grey Pullover: An easy lightweight pullover.
Black Ribbed Waistband Leggings: I traded my Lululemon leggings for these. THEY'RE GOOD.
Dark Blue Pocket Leggings: Ditto to above.
Grey Short Sleeve T-Shirt: A great basic tee.
Black Long-Sleeve Top: A multipurpose top you can wear to everything from pilates to on a hike.
Nike Sneakers: My absolute fav for every day life.
Belt Bag: I’d never thought I’d be a fanny pack person but here I am.
Sweats & Cozies
For the person who practically lives in their sweats
Grey Hoodie: Love a classic grey hoodie.
Half-Zip Fleece Hoodie: It’s fleece, it’s a quarter zip, and it has a hoodie! Could this sweatshirt get any better?
Black Ribbed Half-Zip Sweater: For when you want to be cozy but still look put together this is the sweater for you.
Grey Drawstring Hoodie: The perfect oversized and cozy hoodie.
Half-Zip Sweatshirt: I've been living in this sweatshirt recently.
Green Fleece Pullover: Obsessed with this fleece pullover.
Green Drawstring Hoodie: It's lightweight and super soft.
Grey Drawstring Hoodie: Again, really into hoodies.
Blue Crewneck Pullover: The BEST crewneck pullover.
Ivory Fleece Drawstring Hoodie: You can’t beat a Nike hoodie and this fleece one is so soft.
For the person who takes their daily cup of coffee pretty seriously
Coffee Bean Grinder: A good coffee bean grinder is one of the most important parts of making a great cup of coffee. This grinder is our all time fav and has withstood the test of time. It also doesn’t break the bank and has a ton of useful options so you can make anything from an espresso to a french press coffee. | Available at Amazon, Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, & Bed Bath & Beyond
Espresso Machine: Thomas is a coffee / espresso snob and uses our espresso machine multiple times a day. It has all the options you need to customize your shot which is great. It also comes with great features like the visual pressure gauge and the tamp holder. | Available at Amazon, Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, & Bed Bath & Beyond
Coffee Bean Canister: Keeps coffee beans fresh.
Mug: Who doesn't love a good coffee mug?
Tamp Mat: If you already own an espresso machine this is something you probably didn’t know you needed. It protects your counters and gives you a good surface to tamp your coffee.
Digital Scale: This is great for weighing ground coffee or the yield of your espresso shot.
Keep Cup: A great reusable glass coffee cup where 1% of all revenue is donated to protect the environment.
Handheld Milk Frother: Makes the frothiest matcha lattes in no time.
Drip Coffee Scale: This is a great coffee scale that doesn’t break the bank. It gives you weight and time which are the two basics for a great cup of coffee. | Available at Crate & Barrel, Amazon & Williams Sonoma
Misto Box: The ultimate curated coffee subscription with the best roasters delivered right to your door every 3 weeks. When you sign up they ask you a variety of questions surrounding what flavors you like, how much you want to spend on a bag, and how often you want to receive new coffee from different roasters around the country. Simply put it’s amazing for someone who loves discovering new coffee roasters!
Variable Temperature Electric Kettle: This electric kettle lets you select the temperature you want to heat your water to so you get the perfect temp for your cup of green tea, black tea, or even french press. | Available at Amazon, Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel & Bed Bath & Beyond
Pour Over Set: The ultimate pour over set.
WDT Tool and Self-Aligning Stand: This little tool eliminates clumps in your coffee grounds and improves the consistency of your espresso shot.
54mm Dosing Cup: This dosing cup fits a 54mm portafilter and lends for an easier and tidier way to weigh ground coffee.
Coffee Tamper: This will change your espresso game and you will never go back to the tamp your machine came with.
Splurge Worthy Kitchen Tools
If you’re on the hunt for a real showstopper these are them
Slow Cooker: This is the perfect sized slow cooker if you cook for two.
I live for a good robe and these are some of my favorites
Cotton Terry Robe: A great classic robe under $100.
Cream Plush Full-Length Robe: Super cozy and super soft.
Barefoot Dreams Full-Length Robe: It's like wearing a Barefoot Dreams blanket.
Barefoot Dreams Super Cozy Robe: Ditto to above, except this one is a mid-length and a little thicker.
Jersey Robe: This UGG robe is made from a super soft jersey material, perfect for lounging in.
Short Dark Grey Robe: Love this ribbed robe.
Sweatshirt Full-Length Robe: My all-time favorite robe.
Hotel Robe with Rainbow Piping: Feels exactly like a cozy oversized hotel robe.
Black Full-Length Robe: It's lightweight and the fabric has just the right amount of stretch.
Grey Waffle Weave Robe: This waffle weave robe is lightweight and super comfortable.
Tech & Wearables
The best of the best tech for your home
Sonos Sub Mini: It's all about the bass and this little guy packs the full punch. I am currently working this into our bedroom to play nicely with our soundbar. The footprint is smaller than the current sub but the design is on point and the sound is great.
Air Tags: Whether you are trying to not lose your luggage, keys, wallet, or child these little trackers give you a solid piece of mind. We traveled to Italy this summer and the second we touched down in Rome I fired up my app to make sure the luggage made the trip across the pond. Everything made it and I was worry free getting off the airplane.
GoPro Enduro Battery: GoPros are great. Timelapse and Nightlapse are great. You know what is not great? Having to get up 3 times during one night to get an epic nightlapse and sunrise. This all changes with the enduro battery. Finally a long lasting battery from GoPro.
Apple Watch: There is one main reason I use the Apple Watch. If you don't track it you can't measure it. With the apple watch I am able to track my sleep, my steps, my workouts, my heart rate, my calories burned, etc. You get the picture. I have found that I am typically in the best shape when I am closely monitoring and tracking all of these things. If you don't measure anything it's hard to have a basis for knowing if you are making progress or not.
Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor: For you golf geeks out there who are looking for a little more data on your swing but do not want to drop the 20k for a trackman or GCQuad - this little guy gets it done. It's not perfect but for the price it delivers and will get your distances and club path dialed.
GoPro Hero 10: It had been about 4 years since we upgraded our last GoPro and I tested this one out on our trip to Italy and it was awesome. Overall higher resolution, more stability, and more flexibility to adjust and save your favorite settings.
8 Sleep Cooling Mattress Pad: My sleep has never been better the past couple months and it's all in thanks to the 8 Sleep Pro Pod Cover. My side of the bed is mega cold while Gaby's is kinda cold. I also no longer need an alarm because I can set the pad to warm my side of the bed to a temperature that wakes me up naturally. 10/10 highly recommend.
Thomas’s favorites from hoodies to skincare
Tactical Short: Last year I ditched all my Nike shorts for these guys. The tactical short (5-inch inseam) is where it's at and has been the only short I rock for my workouts. Durable, lightweight, minimalist in design (that was my problem with the nike shorts, way to crazy design wise for me.)
Nike Shoes: With that being said, Nike is still king of the kicks and these shoes are the ultimate trainer. I have always been a big fan of the metcons but they were not great for mobility, jogging, or hit workouts. They were a purely lifting shoe. The Nike Free Metcons solve that problem. These are a great all around gym shoe.
TRX Training System: If you are tight on space but looking for a full body workout solution, I highly suggest these. It was the first piece of equipment I bought for our home gym and I use it all the time. The workouts are endless and they are super versatile.
Crewneck Tees: This was on the last year and it is back on the list again this year. It is the only T-shirt I have worn outside the gym. The fit is perfect and the colors are on point. I have not been able to find a better tee.
Clay Pomade: I have been using this stuff for the past 3 years now. It's a matte finish that gives you the perfectly messy done look without all the spikes and shine. Branding is on point with this one as well!
Yon-Ka Mens Foaming Scrub: Face scrub with those little beads to exfoliate. Poppy appreciates my tight pores.
Yon-Ka Mens Hydrating Face Moisturizer: What is batman without robin? This is the robin to my face scrub and I use it ever night. This is the pre bedtime cream that keeps my skin looking less like a leather saddle bag and more like Poppy's face. A little work now goes a long way later.
Slim Fit Jeans: Finally found a new pair of jeans that I love. Slim fit, stretchy material, comes in a million different colors. Paige crushed these! I am a big fan of the light blue faded look.
Storage Containers with Lids: You know you are dad when storage options get you excited. Tell you what though, these storage bins that come in a handful of different sizes are legit! They all live up in the attic right now but one day when I have a garage I am going to get that rack that hangs from the roof that holds these bins. Time to get organized AF.
Wave Solo Vibration Therapy Ball: You know you are getting old when you wake up sore AF for like a month straight. I still feel young and I hit the gym with the same focus and intensity as someone in their 20s but my recovery is just not the same. After dealing with a crazy sore back for two months it was time to step up my recovery a notch. Enter the Wave Solo. It's like vibrating softball. Anyone who has done any deep tissue and rolling work with a lacrosse ball knows how effective that can be. Now, level that up a notch with vibration and say good by to those sore spots that have felt impossible to hit. | Available at Amazon, Therabody, Target, & Best Buy
TheraCup Portable Cupping Tool: Because I wanted to go all in on my soreness, I also got a couple TheraCups. I have never cupped before but had always been interested. It's pretty amazing how easy these are to use and I have worked them into my weekly recovery program anytime anything is sore. Usually like 15-20 min 3x a week. It gets the circulation going in sore spots and helps disrupt any stagnation. Bonus points for the badges of honor it gives you post cupping session. | Available at Amazon & Therabody
Slant Board: Who here as ever had sore knees? For years my knees hurt when I would squat or lunge with any weight. This soreness worked into my back and really got in my way of making progress in the gym. Enter the slant board. There are a million different ways to stretch and workout on this thing while building stronger knees, tibs, ankles, and hamstrings. Now my pain has gone away and my twigs for legs are starting to grow into beautiful oak trees. You can read all about the various workouts and stretches from knees over toes guy.
Some fun and unique gifts to treat any hostess with over the holidays
WGC Mini Spice Rub Set: 4 of our favorite seasonings in one set.
Alabaster White Wine Cooler: This gorgeous wine cooler keeps a single bottle of wine nicely chilled.
Hot Chocolate Mix: A great gift for families or any hot chocolate fanatics. This one is good!
Striped Olive Oil Bottle: One of my favorite Italian olive oils and the bottle looks beautiful sitting out on your counter.
Assorted Tea Gift Set: LOVE this tea and it's pretty set to gift!
Tea Set: A beautiful gift set for any tea lovers.
Croissant Assortment: How great of a gift would it be if you sent a take and bake croissant assortment to the hostess so all they have to do is defrost and pop them in the oven and their family’s breakfast is covered.
Pasta Gift Set: Love this idea for any pasta enthusiasts!
Cheese Gift Box: This would be a wonderful gift for any cheese board enthusiasts. It's all the essentials you need for a cheese board – cheese, fruit, nuts, honey, crackers and salami.
Cheese Knives: These would be great to gift along with the cheese gift box.
Vanilla Extract: A set of my favorite vanilla extract – perfect for any baker.
Baby & Kids
Some of our favorite toys that would make perfect gifts for any baby or kid
Electric Car: I mean it's a little extra but so fun. And it comes with a remote control.
Wooden Stand Mixer: I mean, how cute is this stand mixer play set?
Wooden Tea Pot Set: Hours of fun having tea parties.
Play Kitchen: Poppy loves this kitchen.
Some of our favorite cookbooks of the year – rounded up by yours truly and our cookbook editor extraordinaire Kristina Gill!
Watermelon & Red Birds: Nicole's book hits all the right notes in explaining the significance of Juneteenth and how the dishes tie in. Her food is full of flavor, varied, and never boring. | Available at Amazon & Now Serving LA
California Soul: Comforting, modern soul food recipes influenced by the historical migration of African American families, including the author Tanya's own, from the Deep South to the West Coast. | Available at Amazon & Now Serving LA
First Generation: As a Taiwanese American growing up in the Midwest, Frankie Gaw, the creator of the blog Little Fat Boy, shares 80 recipes from his childhood to teach you the fundamentals of Taiwanese home cooking step-by-step. | Available at Amazon & Now Serving LA
Hot Fat: A cookbook that dives into all things deep frying, from sweet and savory recipes to tips and tricks.
Gullah Geechee: As the matriarch of Edisto Island, Emily Meggett, shares a collection of rich and flavorful family recipes as well as snippets of her family history on the Island stretching back into the 19th century. | Available at Amazon & Now Serving LA
And that's a wrap! For even more gift guides check out our 2021 Gift Guides here!