We envy the industrious people who get their holiday cards out on time and have gifts for everyone on their list by December 1st. But, this is a Gift Guide for people like us–with good intentions but never enough time in the day. Everything we do at The What is built on friendship. Thus, every item we are recommending is made by one of our friends and/or will be given to one of our friends this year. This includes products from a few of our generous partners (supporters of The What). We are inspired by what they do and think you will be too. Happiest of Holidays! Love, AP + GP
ROSEBUD WOMAN RITUAL GIFT SET $215
Treat yourself to the world’s first luxury skincare line for your lovely ladybits. Creams, lotions, and salves to soothe, arouse, refresh, and honor your beautiful bloom. Also recommended by Refinery29 as one of their Top 10 Sexy Gifts For Your Partner.
EVERYONE AROMATHERAPY OIL & DIFFUSER SET $79.99
Give the gift of health and self-care with our favorite diffuser and essential oil set from Everyone. We use these sets as part of our morning and evening rituals and have them throughout our homes to keep us feeling balanced and calm during the holiday chaos.
THE SUPER ELIXIR GREENS BY WELLECO $135
Who doesn’t want to be the friend who gives the gift of energy, glowing skin and a flatter tummy. WelleCo’s Super Elixir Greens is Amy’s go-to wellness gift this holiday and the chic display-worthy caddy is worth the splurge.
TONAL INTELLIGENT FITNESS SYSTEM $2,995
TONAL is our at home gym fantasy brought to life in an elegant flatscreen with retractable arms that hangs on your wall. TONAL is the ultimate holiday gift this season for those who want a highly customized fitness experience in the comfort of their own home. You can get the whole family involved. Use our code: thewhat for complimentary 3-month subscription.
THE ILLUMINATED TAROT BY CAITLIN KEEGAN $16
While we wish we could keep our favorite Tarot card reader on call, this is the next best thing. The Illuminated Tarot, a beautifully designed 53-card deck with a companion guidebook is also designed for traditional games. A fun gift for anyone who needs a little enlightenment.
BECOMING BY MICHELLE OBAMA
Becoming is compelling, funny and gracefully written. We read this during a six hour flight and couldn’t put it down. Such a beautiful and intimate memoir from one of our favorite women.
DEEPA’S SECRETS BY DEEPA THOMAS $23
What’s slow carb New Indian Cuisine? We are engrossed leafing through the beautiful pages of Deepa’s Secrets, a miraculous cookbook using only the freshest ingredients to create fragrantly healthy dishes that will drop lbs, blood sugar, and boost your energy and life force. Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Media Award.
FAUX FUR THROW BLANKET BY CHANASYA $30
This faux fur throw is the winner of our Holiday 2018 Cozy Blanket award. It’s just the right size and softness for two (or more if kids are part of the snugglefest).
ICE ROLLER BY ESARORA $12
This is the must-have self-care gadget of the season. If someone you love battles with migraines, puffiness or dark circles, the Esarora ice roller is going to be their new best friend. And at $12 you can get in on the action too.
BIG MOUTH BILLY BASS, ALEXA COMPATIBLE $40
It’s just too funny not to gift. If you’re on Team Alexa, this Big Mouth Billy Mouth Bass will sing, dance and lip sync to your craziest requests and Amazon Music tunes.
DNA DISCOVERY KIT BY HELIX $50
Curious about how to optimize your workouts? Or what genetic conditions you might pass on to your kids? With Helix, you can give the gift of discovery and unlock a lifetime of learning and empowerment by sequencing your DNA to answer questions like these—and many, many more.
3 FISH STUDIOS + THE WHAT COLLECTION ARTWORK $150
Stock up on original artwork by The What’s incredibly talented illustrator, Annie Galvin of 3 Fish Studios. We’ve curated a special collection of our frame-able favorites so you can gift to your most deserving friends.
PLANTS FOR BEGINNERS MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX BY THE SILL $35/MONTH
As much as we love our little faux plants, we’re excited for our monthly subscription to The Sill, which promises fresh greens delivered to your door regularly. Their chic, potted greens are easy care and make for a cheery holiday gift to beat the winter blues. They even offer workshops and a survival guide for keeping your plants perky.
BEBOE BESTIES SET
Part candy, part vape, and cute af, Beboe Besties is the super affordable starter pack. Perfect as a stocking stuffer or goody bag to dish out at your next dinner event, Beboe Besties is, well, the best.
MYTH HYDRAPARFUM BY ELLIS BROOKLYN $70
Myth Hydraparfum, is a super cool new fragrance which uses hyaluronic acid and water-based gel to suspend droplets of pure fragrance oil. It’s a refreshing and moisturizing alternative to alcohol-based perfumes. Ellis Brooklyn also makes beautiful candles and non-toxic paraben-free body milks that smell heavenly.
FRISCO PLUSH FRONT BOLSTER PET SOFA $70
Our furriest family members need cozy beds too. This is a low and plush snuggle spot for dogs and cats, alike. We also love that it’s easy for our senior pups to get in and out of with bolster cushions for extra support.
POMP & WHIMSY GIN $33
Pomp & Whimsy was the inspiration for our Perennial Cocktail, served at The What Summit, 2018. Aside from the stunning bottle, this made from scratch, twice-infused gin starts light and citrus-y and evolves into a warm spice finish. It’s delectable and our cabinets are stocked for our own concoctions as well as bottles on hand for last minute hostess gifts and dinner parties.
FAMILY STYLE COOKWARE COLLECTION BY GREAT JONES $395
This stunning cookware from Great Jones is a coveted gift for the at-home chef. If you’re a fan of Le Creuset but wish it were more affordable, your dreams just came true. We love the broccoli green cast-iron dutch oven, called The Dutchess.
ROB & LYDIA MONDAVI HARVEST BASKET CENTERPIECE BY WILLIAMS SONOMA $120
These classic harvest baskets by Rob & Lydia Mondavi (the ultimate hosts) are divine hostess gifts for anyone who loves to entertain. And they will make for a stunning centerpiece during your holiday feast.
HECTOR ESTRADA HAIR SYSTEM $75
Our uber talented hair stylist and friend, Hector Estrada has designed his own hair system, which delivers the shiny and silky locks we could only find at his namesake salon. This is a self-care gift for sure, so don’t be afraid to stuff your own stocking.
SF MASK CLUB $25/MONTH
Aesthetician and skincare extraordinaire Shari Spakes has curated a collection of professional grade, solutions-oriented masks to be delivered each month to your doorstep. A fun and easy gift for beauty fanatics who love to mix it up.
CLEAN HOLIDAY BEAUTY BUNDLE $39
Our friend Tina and her team at Brandless have created a Clean Holiday Beauty bundle that has just the essentials and nothing more (ingredients included). A wonderful gift with unisex tools, body and face care for men, women, and young adults who are ready to start their own regimen.
OLIO OSSO NATURAL LIP & CHEEK BALM $28
Our go-to beauty product for shine, color and moisture. Olio E Osso’s tinted balms are clean, nourishing and designed for lips, face, body and hair. With 14 different shades, you can mix, match and give them to everyone on your list.
HEART OF GOLD NECKLACE BY COLLECTIVE HEARTS $95
A group of friends created Collective Hearts, a heart-based jewelry company (literally) that gives to charity with every purchase. Their stunning signature necklace is a giant open heart that you can layer over jewelry. Perfect gifts for your big hearted besties.
LUNYA WASHABLE SILK ROBE $248
We’ve long been fans of Lunya’s pima cotton robe and pj’s, however, it’s the holidays and it’s time to add a little glamour to our post-shower game / Netflix binge sessions. This luxe silk robe will do the trick. We’re obsessed with the banded sleeves, the chic shades and that it’s washable. It’s on our wish list this year.