Every year I enjoy putting together a Holiday gift guide. This year I really wanted to focus on a few small businesses, mostly women owned, all with products that I use and absolutely love yet have everything on the list priced at under $100. From beauty and self-care items to home décor and fitness, everything on this list makes for an excellent gift or stocking stuffer… you may even want to put it on your own list to Santa!
Give the gift of clean beauty and self care!
This small woman owned business is the brain child of registered herbalist SantaLena Groves who created this organic plant based company to help foster intrinsic connection to nature and the body through the beauty and art of self care rituals.
After spending years of paying high prices for organic face serums and mists I came across Heart Grown Wild after seeing numerous glowing reviews from people I follow on IG. Since I was new to the brand, I reached out to SantaLena to set up a phone consultation. We immediately clicked and I could tell that not only did she know her stuff but she was truly passionate about the products she was making, I told her about my skin concerns and she guided me to a few things she thought I may like. When I received my order, she generously sent me a few nice size samples of some other things as well. After using the face oil (which can be used as a cleanser or a serum) and toner for a few weeks I quickly felt and saw the difference in my skin and have been in love ever since.
All of the products are made in small batches and they are dedicated to sustainably sourcing quality ingredients focusing on their home state of Vermont first. They are committed to fostering direct relationships to source sot that they can best assure that nothing but the best hugs your skin.
My personal favorites: Veil of Love Serum, Prism of the Sun Toner and the Honey of Venus Face Mask.
USE CODE- GLOWINGCURVYWORLD for 20% OFF your entire purchase valid 11/27/20 -12/15/20.
You many be thinking Deodorant at as gift item???
You may be thinking deodorant as a holiday gift? Yes! This is not your typical deodorant and anyone you gift this too will be super thankful. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer.
Available in 3 essential oil scents (Palo Santo Blood Orange, Ginger Grapefruit, Lavender Myrrh) this clean deodorant not only holds up to sweat but the unique scents create a sense of calm and wonder that lasts all day.
Taos AER is a female-founded and owned clean personal care brand based in Taos, New Mexico. Their award-winning deodorant is the first and only gel-to-powder clean formula that effectively neutralizes odor-causing bacteria and absorbs excess moisture with a waterless, concentrated blend of potent plant actives + mineral powders. Each of the pure essential oil scents has been personally conceived and blended by their co-founder in Taos for an elevated, sensorial take on a daily essential.
My personal favorite:
Winter- Palo Santo Blood Orange
Summer- Ginger Grapefruit
USE CODE: MARGEAUX for free shipping on your first order from TaosAER.com, valid from 11/29/20 to 12/31/20 (U.S. only)
Give the gift of perfect arches! With face masks being the newest accessory now more than every our eyes and especially our brows are the focus of our face.
Celebrity eyebrow Guru Joey Healy has created the perfect Essential Brow Tools Kit so you can design expertly shaped brows at home.
This kit comes fully equipped with all of our tools that allow novice and pro alike to create a personalized brow shaping experience. Precision Brow Scissor trims with ultimate control while Elite Sculpting Tweezer ensures that no unwanted hair is left behind. Duo Brow Brush provides a professional finish by allowing you to groom, fill and define your shape with ease. Calligraphy Brow Brush deposits cream product with uniform smoothness while the razor-sharp, slanted edge ensures crisp accuracy. Last, but not least, Grooming Dermablade erases the finest hair surrounding the eyebrow and face, leaving even the most sensitive skin smooth and flawless. The clean, black vegan leather case can conveniently store additional products for on-the-go use while providing a durable exterior for protection.
For extra eyebrow love grab a gift certificate to schedule an in person or virtual shaping with Joey Healy himself or one of his brow stylists…this may be something to put on your own Santa wish list!
USE CODE– CURVYBROWS for 15% OFF all retail products valid through 12/31/20.
Representation in wellness is so important so when I found these beautiful fitness mats by Toned by BaggedEm I was like YEEESSSS!
Toned by BaggedEm is a Black women owned fitness-focused brand. Sisters Julia and Cornelia created the brand to be by real women on real fitness journeys FOR real women on real fitness journeys. The Toned Yoga Mats, feature images of women of color originally drawn by their mother that are meant to instill confidence and drive in all women.
With several illustrations and thicknesses to choose from and the newest addition mat of affirmations these make the perfect gift for any fitness friend.
Emily Roberts launched her hand made line of vegan self care and home products about a year ago and you can tell that every one of them is made with love. Emily’s philosophy is that self care can manifest its self in many ways and doesn’t always look the same for everyone. It’s not always a fancy vacation, a yoga class, or time alone. As the mother of a VERY active three year old and holding s full time job, taking care of her mind, body, spirit and home is her version of self care. She believes that self care can simply be lighting a candle that fills your home with love and magic, and believes in that feeling of taking a mindful moment. It’s also the comfort of knowing that your household items are safe for your family, the environment, and comforting to your spirit.
Her hand poured candles burn super slow for hours permeating your entire home with a unique and grounding scent, while her room and pillow sprays help to refresh your spirit.
My personal favorite- Clarity candle.
USE CODE: THSCRVWRLD20 to receive 20% OFF from 12/1/20-12/31/20
This clean beauty brand is grounded in nature, supported through science, and inspired by life.
I love a brand created from real life experience and Indie Lee is just that.
In 2008, Indie Lee was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor that doctors felt could be environmentally derived and attributed to something as simple as what she was putting on her skin. This was her awakening.
After surviving a successful surgery, she embarked upon a new journey, Indie Lee skincare – a clean beauty line dedicated to educating and empowering others to live their healthiest life.
This line is composed of everything for your face and body as well my personal favorite sleep collection that includes a sleep body soak, sleep body wash, sleep body oil and sleep pillow mist that ensures your best nights sleep EVER!
USE CODE: Thiscurvyworld for a one time use and receive 15% OFF your entire purchase.
Give the gift of art and home!
If there is one thing this last year has brought more attention to for everyone is our home and personal space. Why not give a gift that can add a layer of beauty to the home.
Kimberly Gerber is a registered architect with over 25 years in the interior design industry who recently took her passion for weaving and photography and launched Assembled Frame Studio.
As a fiber artist, Kimberly Gerber draws design influence from her experience as an architect and photographer. Her design process begins with sketches and imagery to create her weavings into a tactile interpretation. Kimberly seeks to find a combination of materials to speak to each other resulting in her one-of-a kind bespoke pieces.
From framed photography and jewelry pieces to custom woven wall hangings these one of a kind pieces are sure to wow anyone who is lucky enough to receive them.
The Weathered Barn has been one of favorite shops on the North Fork since they opened in 2008. Owned by husband and wife team Jim and Rena Wihelm this boutique is an ever-evolving concept store that features an eclectic mix of artisanal goods and home accessories. Currently located in the historical village of Greenport on Long Island’s picturesque North Fork, The Weathered Barn is home to some 10+ craftspeople whose work is carefully curated to fit within the shop’s lifestyle brand. This lifestyle is one that is taken at a slower pace & deeply rooted in one’s natural surroundings, a lifestyle that takes into consideration how & where things are made and what materials are used, and ultimately a lifestyle that creates beauty & shares it with the world.
One of my favorite things from The Weathered Barn are the vintage hand stamped silverware. I personally have a set with affirmations that make my morning coffee extra special.
USE CODE- MHOUSE to receive 10% OFF OF your entire purchase from 11/20/20-12/31/20.
This woman owned business is the brainchild of Shell Martinez offers the perfect combination of Scandi-African designs located right here in Brooklyn NY.
From the start, Shell’s Lofts has always been about bringing community and creatives together offering thoughtfully designed loft spaces for film shoots and gatherings. While her business has evolved over the years the spaces she has created have always been the foundation for everything she does, Shell’s Loft Home online shop is the culmination of all that she loves. Through her home shop Shell is bringing her favorite small, artisan designers and gently used film props (coming soon) into your homes!
From bed throws, pillows, plants, containers, Turkish towels, unique vases and decor items from all over the globe you are sure to find the perfect holiday gift item to elevate any space.
RAMONA-Organic Wine Spritzer
I fell in love with Ramona wine spritzers about a year ago after the first sip. With 5 super yummy flavors these are amazing right out of the can or you can get creative and make some amazing cocktails. They are all organic, no sugar added, gluten free produced in Italy, and did I mention this is a woman owned business?
Ramona is the brain child of sommelier turned wine entrepreneur Jordan Salcito, a 5-time James Beard Award semi-finalist and the former Wine & Beverage Director for David Chang’s Momofuku restaurants, where her wine list at Ko was named “Most Creative in the World” by World of Fine Wine magazine in 2016. Before that, she worked as a sommelier and manager at Eleven Madison Park and as a prep cook at DANIEL.
With RAMONA, Jordan created something she wished existed and did not – a delicious beverage for casual moments made with organic ingredients and ridiculously high quality standards.
Ramona makes for the perfect gift and during the holiday season Ramona is offering a Limited Edition 5 pack Spritz Sampler one of each of there yummy award winning flavors. And in the spirit of the holidays 10% of all sales will benefit No Kid Hungry.