Top Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List!
Hi friends, with the holiday season fast approaching I have been searching high and low for unique gifts for everyone on your nice list!
For the Chef!
I have been following this company for quite some time and am so enamored with both he products and the company’s give back attitude. The Always Pan was created to replace eight pieces of cookware: It’s beautiful, functional, lightweight, easy to clean, and has a toxic free coating. The company’s mission statement says it all! “We’re constantly trying to make kinder choices in every part of our businesses: from the materials we use in our products, to creating fully biodegradable packaging, to working with women-owned factories and multi-generational artisan collectives. We see every choice as a chance to make a more compassionate choice.”-Founder Shiza Shahid
Want an authentic stone-baked pizza right from your house? The Ooni Karu Pizza Oven is the perfect addition for your backyard! This pizza oven uses both wood and charcoal and is even portable so you can take your outings anywhere!
I love gifts that inspire togetherness! For those who are inspired to learn more cooking techniques or if you are looking for a gift for your significant other, how about a cooking class? Sur La Table offers both in person and virtual cooking classes! From date night dishes to fall favorites, they have a wide variety of cuisines to choose from.
Home cooked meals always bring a family together, and I am so sad I haven’t written down lost ones of my dad who owned many restaurants, or my grandmother who cooked and plated all of the dishes for her most amazing parties. The My Family Cookbook makes this easy and fun, becoming a personalized gift that can be passed down for generations to come.
A Keurig®, but for cocktails – genius! Now you can have premium cocktails that will make you think you are at your favorite cocktail lounge. With The Bartesian Cocktail Maker, you simply fill with your favorite brand of liquor or water, insert the Bartesian capsule of your choice (this contains all the premium mixers), select your strength and press mix! Makes the perfect cocktail or mocktail!
A chef can always use olive oil, even the one who has everything! Kosterina is straight from the farms in Greece, early harvested Koroneiki olive oil. Their founder puts health and wellness above all, making sure the olive oil has the antioxidant that makes it healthy for all of us to enjoy. They offer a holiday olive oil that is already pre-packaged and beautifully wrapped in a Mediterranean Blue box ready to gift!
They even have a mini version, 9 for $52, perfect for a place setting or to be divided up for stocking stuffers! Other olive oils that have caught my attention for gifts are Wonder Valley and Graza’s “Drizzle” & “Sizzle” Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Gourmet hot sauce infused with truffle for those who love to add spice to their meals. First sweet from the agave nectar, then spicy from their red chili pepper blend, you end with the black truffle flavor! All of these components make this hot sauce one of a kind. The variety pack is the best way to try some of the multiple products Truff has to offer. All of their products use zero preservatives, are curated with organic products, and are both gluten free and vegan! Standing alone or divided into stocking this is both a healthy and tasty gift!
Also known as “Honey with a Kick!” Mike’s Hot Honey is the highest quality honey infused with chili flakes. The brand was founded by Mike Hurtz while he worked at a Brooklyn pizzeria. Originally drizzled on pizza, Mike’s Hot Honey can be found at retailers across the US. This honey is great to put on biscuits, cornbread and can be used in many recipes such as ribs and salmon. Makes a great gift for a neighbor or even as a stocking stuffer!
There is no place like Texas when it comes to BBQ! Kenny Humpert, from Windthorstm a small German community in Texas, has cooked is BBQ for some legend greats such as Willie Nelson, Martina McBride, The Statler Brothers, The Dallas Cowboys, the Tennessee Titans and so many more. Not liking the salty and MSG-laced seasonings available he decided to create a tasty & healthier recipe. He also has blends with no salt and no sugar!! This is going in everyone’s stocking as I have many BBQ enthusiast on my list.
Special Shit products have been a staple in our kitchen since it was given to us in a gift pack for, yes, a Christmas gift. Another Texas great, this product now sells across the country. It started when entertaining and grilling steaks, his guests asked what the seasoning was, and Dan said it was his own concoction. Days later his friend called asking if her could have some of the spice. Not knowing what spice, he was talking about his friend said you know that special shit you put on my steak and that is how the Special Shit series began!
For Your Techie
If you have someone on your list that like me is always losing things this latest Apple device can be attached to keys, wallets or anything else they are constantly misplacing. With the newer iPhone, they can even get turn-by-turn directions.
Fitting physical activity into your daily routine can be a challenge when your schedule is always evolving, whether you are a new mom or working in the corporate world. The Mirror offers streaming classes such as boxing or even a personal trainer right from your home! In the actual mirror, you can see your reflection along with your personal trainer. This sleek design can be mounted on a wall and takes up minimal room. A great gift for someone wanting flexible workout classes without leaving home! John and I have talked about this being something fun to do together!
What will they think of next? The Paper Shoot Camera is a slim screenless digital camera that produces photos that look like you took them with film! Great gift for an outdoor enthusiast!
Drawing 3D images is now at the ease of your fingertips! Either by freehand or using stencils, you can create 3D structures. The best part, the plastic hardens almost instantly! I wish this was around years ago! 3Doodler Create + 3D Printing Pen is for all ages, whether gifting to a teen or a creator.
For your Glamour Gal!
Oprah’s top pick of most comfortable pants you have ever worn – and they donate 10% of their profits to nonprofit organizations! According to their founder, Iconi stands for “I Can Overcome, Nothing’s Impossible.” Their mission is to promote an inclusive environment for everyone, while giving back to charities. It’s the legging that gives back!
Great for the traveler that is always on the go. The Pixie Moon Crossbody Bag has a built in wallet with card slots, bill compartment, clear ID window and a pouch that fits up to an iPhone 13 Pro Max! You can keep everything in one place without having to dig inside your giant purse to find it!
Nori Press Compact Iron and Steamer
Those giant steamers and irons take up too much room in storage! With the Nori Press Compact Iron and Steamer, no board is needed and it is compact to store! This 2-in-1 compact iron and steamer makes it effortless to remove wrinkles. This would have been great when my girls were in college!
Sleeping on silk is said to reduce skin crevasses, wrinkles, hair loss and night sweats! Silk pillow cases even help with skin irritation and make blowouts last longer. There are many brands such as Slip, Alaska Bear and Blissy! Many of the girls at Segreto love silk pillowcases!
A blanket that feels just like a hug! During the pandemic, these became even more popular. Weighted blankets have been proven to have many benefits, and they especially help reduce stress and anxiety. There are many brands out there, but this one has a washable cover and balances temperature, so you are never too hot!
And of course, a special candle can relax and calm making any gal feel more glamorous! This Zero-Waste candle is hand poured, soy based, and infused with woodsy base notes of Cedar to reduce stress, musky Palo Santo to purify the mind, and sweet herbal Rock Rose to uplift the spirit. This luxury candle is designed to enjoy a multi-purpose lifespan by turning into a beautiful planter when the candle has finished. Each candle includes plantable seed paper and a soil pod. Esker also offers the candles in bath kits, which include some of their other products – perfect for a gift!
For the Game Enthusiast
This game is perfect for someone at Segreto- because it’s all about colors! Hues and Cues challenges its players to guess a color based on words, but you only get to use one and two-word cues!
Your favorite family games are now personalized! So many memories are created around the family game table and what better way to create more memories than with a board game that reflects your family! Great gift for all ages.
The Great British Baking Show Game
This is one of my daughter Sammy’s favorite shows! When I saw this game, I knew I should share with you all. Such a fun and interactive way to watch The Great British Baking Show!
For a date night in, Love Lingual has 150 conversation starter questions for couples! They have been designed to create fun conversations with those you love. Great for newlyweds, just engaged couples or the couple coming up on a big anniversary!
Puzzles are another way to spend time with the family during the holidays. I thought this Christmas Town Puzzle was just beautiful. The company, Jiggy, has many puzzles to choose from as well. A unique gift to give your neighbors or those close to you.
Cornhole is always a fun game to play in the backyard with family or friends. Personalized cornhole boards would be great for the new homeowner you know or a college student. You cannot go wrong with this gift! There are many to choose from on Etsy that I found.
For the Younger Set!
Kids need all the entertaining! For boys and girls, this Lego wreath is a great way to get their creativity flowing and ready for Christmas! So while you are decorating the house and tree, have your kids can create one of these!
Remember the ball pits at Chuck E. Cheese? Well, now you can have a miniature one right at home! Perfect to put younger kids in to be entertained while you are getting dinner ready or working.
Now your kids can build a fort without ruining or using all of your nice bedsheets! This Build Your Own Play Fort is genius. I wish we had this when I was young!
For your Dog Lover
Pets need gifts too!! My family loves their furry friends and I think this customizable D.O.G. hoodie is just adorable! They even have it in bright colors! I can see this item being on some of my kids’ list this year!
Want to know more about your pet? Especially if you have rescued your dog, this is a great way to learn more about them! My family has done this test and it is so interesting!! Crazy they can do this!
For the Book Worm
What I Know For Sure, by Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey has lived a one of a kind life and met some of the world’s most fascinating people. What I Know For Sure, is a compilation of her widely popular column she has shared in her magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine. The columns have been revised and updated for this book. These stories are based from all of her experiences and life lessons she has learned along the way. Will be a great uplifting book going into the new year!
Personal growth is always a topic right at the new year. Why not start early and gift The Power of Now. This book has sold over 2 million copies worldwide! Wow! As a guide to spiritual enlightenment, the author takes readers on a journey to live fully in the present.
Book of the Month Subscription
I love to read and love books! This is such a unique gift to give a book lover. The best part, it keeps on giving with a book per month. You can pick how many months you want your recipient to receive books as well. Great idea to gift someone in your book club!
Things to fill those stockings!
There are so many beauty products out there, but this brand really caught my attention. Spongelle’s sponges have a built in body wash and buffer. With using their sponges, you can cleanse, exfoliate, massage and nourish the skin all at once. They are also vegan and cruelty free. So many other benefits as well, including a patented technology that prevents bacterial growth. You also feel like you are in a spa when you use these! The reviews are amazing! Don’t tell my girls, but they could be seeing this in their stocking! Shop their best sellers here!
Laura Geller New York 2022 Annual Party
I love putting makeup palettes in stockings for my girls. This Laura Geller set comes with four different palette! Great deal! So if you have two daughters like I do, you can split it up and give each two!
You can never have too many socks! Especially when they wander away during laundry day. Socks are a great stocking stuffer for anyone! As an avid walker, I love a good athletic sock that makes your feet feel better. These Saucony socks are some of my favorite!
Fully flexible hairbrush that is so gentle! Many benefits come from this hairbrush from preventing hair breakage, to scalp care massager and a detangler! The Manta Hairbrush promotes healthier and shinier hair while being very easy to use. Awesome for anyone!
Tired of having your hair tangled after you tie it back? Teleties is the perfect stocking stuffer for those with long hair and they also give back! With each purchase of Teleties, they donate to FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). “FORCE is a non-profit organization that aims toward improving the lives of people and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.”
Paint by the Numbers makes a comeback with Bob Ross! Three pre-printed canvases with numbered sections come in this pack. There are 2 landscape art pieces and 1 of the famous Bob Ross’ face! A great stocking stuffer for any art enthusiast!
Molton Brown has some of the best selling scents when it comes to bath products, like body wash. Now, they have a whole set just for stocking stuffers! Don’t miss out on this one! You get to try 10 of their bath and shower gels!
Everyone loves a fluffy towel! Put these in your loved ones’ stockings. Food52 notes “Dryer balls are laundry’s miracle workers, hopping along with each load, bringing forth fluffier towels, softer sheets, and less-wrinkly shirts while also reducing drying time by 25%.”
This is perfect for the office! If you know a coffee lover, especially one who loves lattes, this is a must! Best part, the Superwisk is easy to use and travel friendly. Perfect for on the go!
Segreto Books: Impressions and Vignettes
Give the gift of inspiration with the Segreto book series. This indispensable guide is loaded with inspirational ideas, advice from design experts, and the latest design trends. Perfect for anyone interested in design- especially people renovating, building or first-time home buyers.
You have heard of naming a star! What about having us develop your loved one’s signature color and naming it after them! Nothing is more soothing than living in that perfect shade. If you don’t know where to start, we have 135 curated colors to choose from. Segreto Paint is available in high quality washable matte, latex flat, semi oil, acrylic enamel and chalks! Contact us to place your Segreto Paint gift order!
For that special someone on your list what better gift than a Segreto Makeover. Whether it is a piece of furniture refinished, a SegretoStone dining table, a gift certificate for paint, or a room enveloped in plaster, this gift is truly something they will enjoy every day- all year long. Contact us or call the new showroom at 713-461-5210 to have us help you find your perfect Segreto gift!
I hope you can use some of the things that are making it on my Holiday list this year! Finding that perfect gift for all on your list can be challenging, just remember, quality time and thoughtfulness are really all that matter!! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends, and an amazing start to this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!! Until next time, xoxo Leslie