Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Whiskeysmith Chocolate

Whiskeysmith Chocolate forges together the rich and velvety essence of chocolate with notes of vanilla and subtle spice found only in true oak aged whiskey, blended together to create a perfect pairing. It was awarded a Gold medal in the 2020 John Barleycorn Awards.

Imagine giving a gift that can live for 100 years or more. The idea of ​​the plantable Sprout pencil is to plant it when it becomes too short to write with, thus giving new life to an end-of-life product that you would otherwise throw in the bin. 

Sprout World’s pencils are available with 10 different seeds that grow into vegetables, flowers and herbs. And now the Sprout pencil can also turn into a tree. Thus, the circle is complete: trees become pencils, which can then grow into spruce trees. Evergreen conifers that absorb CO2 and give us oxygen as they grow. 

And recently they have launched an innovative beauty product—the world’s first plantable eye and brow liner! 

These are the only liners in the world with a capsule at the end with seeds so it can be planted after use and grown into wildflowers. The patented liner is AC-tested (allergy-friendly), with a natural formula, free of microplastics, and is added with natural oils that are good for the skin.

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Kosterina, the wellness brand centered around the extraordinary benefits of high-antioxidant extra virgin olive oil from Greece and the clean Mediterranean lifestyle, is excited to announce its latest addition to its skincare line – an ultra hydrating, antioxidant-rich, and emulsifier-free Extra Virgin Face Moisturizer.  

Available now (MSRP $30.00; 1.7oz), the proprietary, innovative, and emulsifier-free formula was thoughtfully developed to protect and maintain a healthy skin barrier, which is the foundation of healthy, glowing skin. Perfect for any age and skin type, it is formulated with Kosterina’s signature extra virgin olive oil, whose high-antioxidant content protects the skin from environmental damage and soothes irritated skin. Also containing a powerful boost of olive-derived squalane to restore youthful hydration and hydroxytyrosol, a super skin protector with some of the highest antioxidant protection ever discovered. 

Glow in the Dark Blanket ($23.99) – The perfect night guardian for kids and those dealing with separation anxiety. The blanket is easy to recharge (10 minutes of exposure to a light source) and machine washable, made of extremely soft, high-quality 100% polyester microfiber for durability and long-lasting usage. These blankets with cozy and tender tactile textures bring kids the most comfort. The cute and fun unicorn designs are suitable for both girls and boys. Also offered in Starry Sky and Gray. Available on Amazon.


Produced from generations of unparalleled experience in the cognac industry, partners Gigi Olah and Kim Birkedal Hartmann created Revanche Cognac, a versatile and smooth, high-quality blend cognac. Since launching in 2019, the brand has expanded to markets across the US and enjoyed neat, on the rocks and in a variety of specialty cocktails. Most recently, the innovative cognac blend launched a new holiday recipe — the Revanche Holiday Eggnog. This cocktail is Revanche’s twist on a traditional Eggnog Holiday cocktail.

The Nike Force Trout 7 Pro MCS is designed for tough and dirty baseball, whether you’re playing outfield, infield or running the bases. A podular, studded traction design delivers grip that flexes with you. Plus, a midfoot strap over the laces helps lock you in for game time.

It’s called CMY Cubes and it’s a brilliantly colourful sensory toy that is perfect for both children and adults. These mesmerising cubes are made from high-quality materials and feature a unique design that is sure to captivate both children and adults alike. Thanks to their stunning visuals and endless possibilities for play, CMY Cubes are quickly becoming a must-have for anyone looking for a truly unique experience.

Transformation Factory– Sea Moss Gel

Mix it in your morning coffee or smoothie or eat a scoop right out of the jar to start the day off right. Sea Moss has endless benefits to your health, whether you’re looking to lose or maintain a healthy weight or infuse your body with all the essential minerals for the human body. Sea Moss delivers a staggering 92 of the body’s 102 essential minerals. This marine superfood surpasses other algae, helping with inflammation, healthy mucus membrane support, digestive health, thyroid support, and mental and reproductive health. Sea moss gel is the perfect gift for anyone looking to start a healthier lifestyle.

Price: $35.99


Wine lovers are in love with Pure Wine purifiers! There’s no better time to stock up on the must-have wine purifiers that eliminate histamines and sulfites while enhancing the wine’s natural taste, aroma, and color. Whatever your preference, red or white, your drinking experience gets better with PureWine®. It’s no wonder the brand was the “Most Wished For” Wine Accessory during Amazon Prime Day 2021 and the #1 Selling Wine Accessory on Amazon in 2021. See for yourself and grab their latest and greatest, The Phoenix® reusable wine purifier in white, an elegant accent to a bar cart or tabletop. Let’s cheers to your health and avoid the headache!

Price: $9.99+

Pantuss LLC Warming Aromatherapy Slippers

Price: women’s & men’s styles ($25-$61)

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The perfect way to wind down after a busy day at work or at home! Pantuss makes aromatherapy warming slippers! They are the best gift this fall and winter season! To reach ultimate desired comfort, you take out the insoles and heat them in the microwave. The dried lavender flowers and flax seeds create a calming, relaxing aroma and when you insert them back into your Pantuss slippers and slide your feet in, that is when you reach the pinnacle of relaxation. Pantuss was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, during a cold winter back in 2012. Pantuss’s owners, two sisters, designed their products to be a perfect combination of comfort, design, and aroma. Almost instantly, families started buying Pantuss throughout the country. Their aromatherapy slippers allow customers to relax at home in style and comfort. They are also handmade from eco-friendly, sustainable materials! Pantuss is also now a U.S. certified Minority Business! It was certified by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council.

Rock Angel 2021 (SRP: $34.99)

Rock Angel is partially barrel fermented in large oak barrels and made from Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle (Vermentino). This rosé bears a more complex and structured taste profile than Whispering Angel bringing it into a more premium realm giving rosé lovers a bigger and richer wine that is fabulous as an aperitif or paired with a broad range of fine cuisine. If you like the minerality of a Sancerre, you will love this wine

The Pale 2021 (SRP $16.99) created by the iconic Provence rosé brand that sparked a worldwide phenomenon, Whispering Angel, arrives a chic, stylish and irreverent nod to the vintage term of endearment used by the English “Who’s for a glass of the Pale?” and evokes New York’s glamorous, early to mid-20th Century cocktail party scenes. Crafted with grapes from the Vin de Pays Du Var region of Provence, The Pale is a quality, quintessential rosé that makes all others pale in comparison: dry and refreshing in a signature Provençal grey-pink with light fruits and a clean finish.

Mezzacorona Ventessa Pinot Grigio ($12.99) has an aromatic profile of flowers and fruit ranging from lily of the valley and broom flowers to melon and white peach. This Pinot Grigio pairs well with delicate finger foods, shellfish, medium mature cheeses, baked & fried fish dishes.    


Gracias a Dios Mezcal
was born when the owners of a mezcal bar in Querétaro, México met fourth-generation mezcalero Oscar Hernández in Matatlán. While the brand is better known for its traditional mezcal expressions, they also offer yearly special edition fruit mezcal, as well as agave-based gins

Xaime Niembro, partner and director of Gracias a Dios Mezcal says that the purpose of Mexican Independence Day “is to remember that the differences between Mexicans united us and enrich us, to return to our mestizo (half blood) or indigenous roots and be proud of them.” According to Niembro, families will prepare Chile en Nogado, a traditional dish that displays the colors of the Mexican Flag. 

How does the Gracias a Dios family drink mezcal on this special occasion? Niembro says, “Derecho! With nothing at all.” He also recommended cocktails with seasonal fruits using Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin ($41.10) or one of their mezcals distilled with fruits, such as the Gracias a Dios Mezcal con Pina ($41.77)

Hirsch The Bivouac

Launching September 15th ($55) Distilled in Bardstown, Kentucky – the world capital of Bourbon, The Bivouac combines two straight bourbons to deliver a high-quality Kentucky bourbon, carefully curated to appeal to those seeking rounded flavors. Comprised of a custom mash bill inspired by A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16-year-old legendary whiskey, 95% of the blend is distilled from a mash bill of 74% corn, 18% rye, and 8% malted barley. The remaining 5% is distilled from a high malted barley mash aged for at least eight years, for added complexity.

Samuel Maverick Private Reserve Straight Texas Bourbon. Private Reserve is produced fully in-house at the distillery from all Texas grains and distilled in small batches just steps from the Alamo on the original Maverick Family Homestead. Distillery owner, Dr. Kenneth Maverick, and head distiller, Kevin Graham, will lead a discussion about and tasting of the new Private Reserve Bourbon. Only seven barrels of the nearly 4-year-old Maverick Private Reserve made the cut as the premium, hand-crafted, straight bourbon selected for bottling and made available for purchase.

As the workday shifts back to the office, morning coffee routines are more sacred than ever – and National Coffee Day is the perfect time to spotlight a tried and true, office-friendly brewing method. Invented by Melitta Bentz in 1908, the pour over is ideal to bring to work – it’s easy to transport, all you need is hot water and coffee, and no coffee is wasted since it brews one cup at a time. Not to mention, the pour over method allows optimum time for the best brewing. Melitta experts have been perfecting pour-over brewing for the past century, which gives consumers more control over their brew and allows the flavor to be customized by adjusting water flow, temperature, grind size and other factors.

Rustic Elements. We make minimalist natural care products. For example, we have a line of soaps with just 4 ingredients total. Everything is handmade in the USA, contains zero chemicals, and zero preservatives. The ingredient list on our boxes are incredibly short and simple, and we think that’s a much healthier alternative to the chemically packed products we usually see.

Fleuri Beauty

Price: Starting at $35

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Originating from Japan, Fleuri has been an expert in providing effective, yet gentle skincare products since 2002. Instead of formulas that only provided temporary effects, this brand refocuses skincare to help consumers long-term with products that offer comprehensive care to all your beauty needs. Fleuri’s products are designed to be gentle on the skin, perfect for everyone including those that have sensitive skin! In Japan, the brand is already well known as a celebrity favorite. They are excited to expand to the U.S. market and support even more people in their skincare journey.

Take a bite and relax… with Black Sheep CBD meringue cookies! These tasty traditional treats have a healthy twist! Made from premium, all-natural ingredients, these deliciously light cookies are made with CBD (THC Free) that taste as good as they’ll make you feel– with none of the high! Crafted from chef-inspired recipes, Black Sheep CBD Meringue Cookies have only natural ingredients like Cane Sugar and Natural flavors. They are Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy Free, Cholesterol Free, Non-GMO, and THC-Free and contain zero total fat, saturated fats, or trans fats. Every bag contains 100 MG or 200MG of 100% hemp-derived CBD and is made from full-spectrum CBD. Available in 9 irresistible flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Strawberry, Cappuccino, Caramel, Birthday Cake, Cookies & Cream, Cotton Candy, and Mint Chocolate. Price: $12.99-$18.99 a bag. Made in the USA. Available at 

It’s a zero-proof spirit, similar to an amaro, that performs well in hot or iced coffee beverages 

AKA it’s a fermented and distilled hemp-based liquid with the intense flavor and aromatic characteristics of a spirit, with none of the harmful effects of alcoholic beverages

It tastes just as good in mocktails and cocktails, without sacrificing any of the flavor (hello, Sober October)

It’s so versatile that it’s being used in a variety of ways at cafés and bars across the country, including Brother Joe in Washington and Ghostlight in Ohio

STNKY Washable Laundry Bag

Price: $30.00

STNKY Bags are the best way to sort, store, carry, wash and dry everything from sweaty gym clothes, laundry when you travel, scrubs, and just about anything else that gets dirty or sweaty. STNKY Bags lock in those germs and smell from your gear while you go about your day. Then, when it’s laundry time, there’s no need to touch your dirty stuff. Just open the bottom zipper, turn the bag inside out and your STNKY Bag becomes a wash bag. Throw it in the washer and dryer, bag and all, and you’ll be ready to go again! 

Ole Smoky Distillery

Ole Smoky – the leading distiller of premium moonshine in the world – brought back their limited-time seasonal moonshine and whiskey flavors. This holiday line-up includes Shine NogPumpkin Pie Moonshine, Pumpkin Spice Cream Whiskey, and more. Available for purchase online and in-store nationwide, these flavors would make for the perfect gift this holiday season or to enjoy for yourself! Photography can be found here.


Produced from generations of unparalleled experience in the cognac industry, partners Gigi Olah and Kim Birkedal Hartmann created Revanche Cognac, a versatile and smooth, high-quality blend cognac. Since launching in 2019, the brand has expanded to markets across the US and enjoyed neat, on the rocks and in a variety of specialty cocktails. Most recently, the innovative cognac blend launched a new holiday recipe — the Revanche Holiday Eggnog. This cocktail is Revanche’s twist on a traditional Eggnog Holiday cocktail. The full recipe can be found here.



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