As we near the end of 2022 I thought I’d take the opportunity to curate a Holiday Gift Guide of some of my favorite products that I use and love, along with gifts that I’m keeping my eye on this season. From photography and tech to beauty and home, you’re getting my list of favorites. To top it off I’m also adding an experiences list, of some fun ideas locally, and really anywhere, that can be given to a loved one this season.
Beauty & Wellness
Fashion & Home
Photography & Tech
Holiday Experiences & Gift Cards
A Few Other Gift Ideas
Beauty & Wellness:
Glossier Perfume – really is worth the hype
Fashion & Home
Charlotte Stone Conway Sneakers in Pier
Cozy Robe – I have been hit with the ad for this robe so many times. It looks insanely soft. It is on my list.
I currently have a circa 2015 kettle that hitting beyond repair. This is my true adulting moment that I feel I can upgrade a hot water kettle and it will make me so incredibly happy.
I love these and use them extremely often for everything under the sun. They’re a perfect gift for the holidays and they’re also currently 25% off storewide.
I’ve been looking to upgrade my current towel set, and I love a good waffle.
Because I adore big comfy chairs and just LOOK at this!
Had my eye on a checkered taupe and white rug for so long. Love this one from Lulu and Georgia.
Who can go wrong with a pumpkin Anthro candle, let me know. The classic gift.
I have been loving these different coffees. I’m an Early Bird gal, but if you haven’t tried them out I definitely reccommend the sampler pack as a gift. There are seasonal holiday flavors too!
I just bought this for someone as a gift. Great functionality.
I use these personally with cooking and a ton when I’m shooting food and recipes. Great for salt and pepper and the like.
Photography & Tech:
Just got myself some of these, they are great. Especially on the go.
I have an Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription, but if you’re looking for just photo editing, Photoshop and Lightroom are the way to go.
This keeps me organized beyond belief.
Sling Camera Bag (for one camera and one lens)
Great for a a quick shoot.
Something for larger shoots or to move everything together at once. I previously had a Brevite bag and have been wanting to upgrade.
Incredible for the everyday but even better for working from coffee shops or travel. Probably one of the best things I’ve purchased for myself in the last year.
Great for the wallet, keys, bags, car, etc.
I’ve had my eye on this for months. Excited to gift one to myself this year.
I use these types of surfaces all the time. Truly almost daily. They’re great because they wipe clean and come in a million different colors and textures. (Check out some of them in action in my own work here)
I own both of these things. Their design and funtionality are 10/10.
“Storytelling recipe cards”
Masterclass – https://www.masterclass.com/plans
Creative Live – https://www.creativelive.com/#?page=1
Skill Share – https://join.skillshare.com/
Audible – https://www.audible.com/
Lightroom (2nd mention for good measure) – https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html
TV subscriptions – Hulu, Disney+, HBO Max, ESPN+ – https://www.disneyplus.com/welcome/disney-hulu-espn-bundle
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
How are you, really? by Jenna Kutcher
Atomic Habits by James Clear
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Book Lovers by Emily Henry
Holiday Experiences & Gift Cards:
The Margo Market – Hoboken – https://themargomarket.com/
Lil Dove Cafe – JC Heights – https://www.instagram.com/lildovecafejc/
Bwe – Hoboken – https://squareup.com/gift/CBGEMQVE9G01E/order
The Hive – Hoboken – https://www.thehivemarket.com/gift-card
Corto – JC Heights – https://squareup.com/gift/5REXGJ652MCRB/order
Bread & Salt – https://squareup.com/gift/4NGEGY4JBXK2K/order
Riverview Wines – https://www.riverviewwinejc.com/
Tipsy Tie Dye – https://www.tipsytiedye.com/
A Reiki Session (with the awesome Lindsay Monal) – https://smilinginsavasana.com/
Facial – https://noyskincare.com/what-we-do
Hot air balloon ride – https://www.adirondackballoonfest.org/
Concert Tix (anything but Tswift) – https://www.stoneponyonline.com/
Eat-in Movie theater date – https://nitehawkcinema.com/
Spa Day – https://www.sojospaclub.com/
Massage – https://www.massageenvy.com/
Golf Pass – https://www.skywaygolfcourse.com/
Bowling + Live Music – https://www.brooklynbowl.com/brooklyn
Rock Climbing – https://gravityvault.com/locations/hoboken-nj
Broadway show – https://www.todaytix.com/nyc/category/all-shows
Clothing to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, American Red Cross – Google “clothing donation near me”
Food – Personally I’ve donated to The Hoboken Shelter
Hoboken Family Planning – https://secure.givelively.org/event/hoboken-family-planning-inc/fhfpc-9th-annual-fundraiser/fhfpc-9th-annual-holiday-gala
A Few Other Gift Ideas…
Vineyard or Brewery Trip
Headshots (with yours truly)
Oil Change – These can be expensive! Honestly, super nice gift.
House Cleaner – Personally, would love this.
Car Wash – I know in places like where I’m from there are subscriptions to local car washes, so a great option there.
Theme Park ticket
Trampoline Park – like PLEASE, my inner child needs this!
Painting, Art or Pottery Class – https://choplet.com/ – Took this class with friends. One of the only ones in the area that you can make it and get what you make fired in one class.
Online courses, mini courses or masterclasses on something they’re passionate about.
Scuba diving certification classes
I hope all of these have gotten your gift-giving gears turning! If these ideas helped you out I’d love to hear in the comments below or DM me on instagram! Or if there is something you think I’m missing out on, of course.