The Plante Life Holiday Gift Guide – 2019 Edition


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The Plante Life Holiday Gift Guide is coming in hot!

We’re less than three short weeks away from a new year (and the beginning of a whole new decade)! This is a momentous occasion, and the perfect time to celebrate with the wonderful people in your life.

Whether or not you observe the holidays, everyone on your nice list could use a little surprise now and again. So, why now show your loved ones how much you appreciate all their support and give them a really thoughtful and useful gift?

If you’re not the savviest secret shopper, I’ve got you covered! It’s my 3rd annual TPL Holiday Gift Guide, filled with smart + sexy ideas that will save you time, money and stress this holiday shopping season.

Plus, there are planet-friendly presents for every budget.

Get ready to fill your loved ones’ stockings with cheer (and maybe pick up something for yourself too)!

For The Fabulous Foodie

Elements Truffles Chocolate Bar Sample Pack

For the CHOCOLATE LOVER in your life! Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Raw & Organic Chocolate Bars. These are pure, raw chocolate bars with no refined sugar/synthetic sweeteners! Their chocolates are handmade with just the right amount of cacao and honey. They are infused with Ayurveda superfoods and pure essential oils, which lends to its unique flavor profile and melt-in-the-mouth texture.

Thrive Market Membership

Thrive Market is an online natural grocery store that cuts out the middleman to bring consumers the best prices. I love that Thrive saves people money, and love even more that they gift a membership to a family in need every time a membership is purchased. They have many brands that you’d find at natural grocery stores and their own Thrive Market brand that lists 18 values on each product so you know that you can trust them. I buy a lot of my pantry essentials like vinegar, condiments, nuts, superfood seeds, and non-perishables from Thrive, so my trips to the grocery store are mostly for produce and meat & fish.

Dry Farm Wines

This is a perfect natural-wine subscription for the wine lover on your list, but with less sulfites, mold, pesticides, additives, the least amount of sugar, fewer headaches & hangovers, and a great way to find new small-production natural, family-owned vineyards.

I’ve met quite a few people who work for this company and they are all so passionate about what they do and the quality of their wines. I love good wine, hate the hangover and headaches I get from even one glass of most wines — not the case with Dry Farm Wines!

You can choose from red, white, rose or a mixed case — and you decide whether you want 3, 6 or 12 bottles per month or bi-monthly. Then, like magic, it shows up at your door! Also, easy to pause or stop. But let’s get real here, when is there not a need for good wine?! I love the 3 bottle per month white or rose option myself, so I’ve always got something good on hand for dinner parties or girls nights.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

You’ve heard me say it before, this is my go-to one-pan wonder. It’s the only one that never leaves the stove in my house, and free of all the scary teflon/non-stick chemicals! This one comes with a silicone handle holder too!

For The Boss Babe


They use nutrient-dense superfoods and adaptogenic mushrooms to create coffee and other favorite bevvies that are not only good for you, but actually taste super yummy. Their products help boost your immune system, bolster your adrenal glands in times and seasons of stress, and balance out hormones naturally.

Here are a few of my favorites to get started! The Mushroom Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane & Chaga, The Chaga Elixir (caffeine free and great for immune boosting), The Hot Cocoa with Cordyceps, and their upgraded Chocolate Bars. If you’re looking for a break from your coffee-crash-wine/sleep aid routine and not sure where to start, try their Mushroom Starter Kit.

EKOBO Bamboo Bento Lunchbox

You know I love me some meal prep so I can grab and go in the mornings when I’m on the go. This awesome on-the-go carrier is perfect for all your snacks and munchies when you have a busy day at work, cruising around town, or traveling. It’s eco-friendly, made of Biodegradable bamboo fiber and food-grade melamine  and it’s super cute!

Lunch Poche Bag

Named after the French word for “pocket,” this charming lunch bag is designed to complement foodie, fashion, and wellness-focused lifestyles. It features a removable insulated lining for easy cleaning and an extra back pocket for cutlery – and is finished with a messenger strap for hands-free wear. I mean, this will totally up your bag lunch game!

True Dark Blue Light Filter Glasses

Do you have a tech lover in your life? Protect their eyes from late nights spent at the computer with blue-blocking night shades from True Dark. These shades allow as much non-blue light to pass through as possible, so it’s not like wearing a pair of polarized shades at night. They’ll enjoy the benefit of healthier eyes and better sleep without a constant drone of blue light.

For The Jet-setting Goddess

Comfyable Power Cord Holder Bag

This little case organizes\stores your laptop power adapter, USB charger, memory disk, earbuds, power cords and much more. I know it seems super simple, yet this lil bad boy makes a huge difference in your sanity while traveling. No one likes untangling all of the cords in their bag — or discovering you’ve left your charger at home. This little inexpensive case has been a lifesaver, and everyone I’ve gifted it loves it!

Manta Sleep Mask

Okay, you know how I feel about sleep, so here’s a second choice. Better sleep means better EVERYTHING! This Manta Sleep Mask is a game changer travelers — and for your home  It delivers 100 percent blackout coverage, with an infinitely adjustable design, so your loved one can get the best sleep ever, even in a cramped airplane seat.

Rackaphile 4 Oz Pure Soy Wax Aromatherapy Travel Tin Candle Set

Eco-friendly and Toxic-free: Made with hand-crafted pure soy wax, a healthier option that promotes cleaner and more purified air; seldom trigger allergies while producing little soot and features 100% cotton woven lead-free wicks, so you can ignite the candle with ease.

Pursoma Detox Beauty Body Brush

A dry brush is a great addition to your shower routine for its exfoliating, detoxifying and circulation-boosting properties. Bonus points for gifting one with extra soft jute bristles, so the experience is actually enjoyable (not super scratchy). Five minutes of brushing each day can help promote cellular renewal and blood flow, resulting in detoxification, rejuvenation, and a healthy glow.

And the smaller size of this brush makes it a perfectly-packable travel edition to help your body drain fluids that can build up from planes, trains and automobile travel. 

For The Manifesting Marvel

Girl Stop Apologizing

Girl Stop Apologizing: A Shame Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis. If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know Rachel Hollis, it’s like if Tony Robbins was 5 feet 3,  had hair extensions and 4 kids to boot. Aka, a straight-talking kick in the pants to your excuses if you’re feeling stuck in life.

UNPLUG Meditation Classes on the go!

Unplug offers timed meditations with customizable playlists to help carve out a little me-time every day. Memberships for online classes start at $7 a month, or you can grab a gift card for an IRL meditation class in the Santa Monica or West Hollywood studios.

Delicate Monogram Necklace

Sometimes, the best way to make a statement is to spell it out – this ever-so-delicate piece is a perfect gift! I love this necklace. It goes with everything and I get tons of compliments every time I wear it. Simple and elegant. Done and done.

The Shift 

The Shift is a chic and simple accessory to help you manage your stress and anxiety. This relaxation tool was designed by a therapist with a tested circumference to slow your exhale and loosen your muscles, so you reduce your stress and blood pressure through controlled breathing.

It comes in styles for both men and women, and a variety of sleek finishes. You wear it around your neck, and whenever you’re feeling stressed or want to recenter yourself, you take a slow breath in through your nose, then “exhale for 10 seconds discreetly through the Shift to soothe tension and bring your mind back into the present moment”.

For The Beauty Bestie

Annmarie Gianni’s 7-Day Trial

I’ve never met a clean skin care lover who wasn’t excited to try out more clean products, so I gift my skincare loving friends this: Annmarie Gianni’s 7-Day Trial. Gift this, and they’ll receive a full week’s worth of clean skincare gems like an aloe herb cleanser, anti-aging serum and facial oil, and a kaolin micro-exfoliant.

Nugilla Reusable Microfiber MakeUp Remover Cloths

I had the hardest time finding an eye makeup remover that didn’t bother my eyes — even organic, natural products made my eyes red. Then I found these Microfiber Cleansing Towels and my life changed! They are good for all Skin Types, they remove eye and face makeup instantly and they are chemical-free, gentle and best of all, REUSABLE!

Tim & Tina Silk Sleep Mask

Sleep is the best make-up anyone can ask for, and the majority of us are totally sleep deprived! Help yourself catch some serious zzzzz’s with this 100% silk eye mask…

Acupressure Sleep Mat

I’ve been hearing so many amazing things about these sleep mats, I’m gifting one to myself this year! Essentially, you lie down on your back on this and the hundreds of little sharp points hit dozens of acupressure points that can induce calm and sleep. I know it may sound a little medieval, but it works! My friends who use it say it helps them fall asleep faster 4 out of 5 times. It’s a fun and kinda weird gift — which is why I like it — for anyone into wellness who might not fall asleep easily.

Which of these wonderful gifts is at the top for your shopping list this season? Let me know your favorites in the comments below.


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