On Our Radar: Last-Minute Gifts

It's the last-minute holiday hustle and in case you need a few unique, easy gift suggestions The Fold team is sharing what we are giving and receiving.
Artwork by Heather Almeda 

Artwork by Heather Almeda 

In the spirit of sharing, we pooled a few last-minute, simple gifts that we here at The Fold would love, and are planning, to give and receive. So here's hoping they spark a few ideas to check off the perfect present box on your list. 

Amanda, Executive Editor


I fell in love with the Lily De Mai Harmony body oil a few months back and am now a devotee of the line. This travel kit is perfect for the skin care obsessed traveler. 

When it comes to gifting this year, I am putting my energy towards products that are unique, beautifully made and ideally, do good or encourage good. The Still We Rise auction effortlessly meets these criteria. With over 100 items and experiences to choose from and all proceeds benefitting Families Belong Together and Circle of Health International - it will be hard to not find a gift from this impressive list of donors. 

Brooke, Managing Editor


"Rose and Rex is my favorite small-shop toy shop to purchase from for my children. I'm excited to see their faces when they discover this, this and this under the tree!"


"I am gifting Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade to all of my girlfriends. It's bursting with beautiful words that will move and inspire any soul." 


"I'm also sponsoring a student subscription to The New York Times. Supporting truth-telling journalism and journalistic integrity is so important right now, especially modeled for the next generation."



"I would love to get my hands on OJAS: Modern Recipes and Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Ayurveda by Nira Kehar. Going back to work full time has really stifled my self-care routines and rituals — I think this could kick start better living habits immediately."

"This year I will be making a donation to the Bob Woodruff Foundation — $0.87 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to helping injured veterans — and it’s a wonderful organization and something that’s very close to my heart."



"The Herbivore Coconut Milk Bath Soak! I am in love with this completely simple yet utterly luxurious way to reconnect and slow down. Coconut is sacred in so many traditions, and this Herbivore soak checks all the boxes — right down to the company philosophy — to keep me blissfully happy, body and soul."

Hannah, Intern

"I discovered Heather Almeda, a Hawaii-based artist, on Instagram and absolutely fell in love with the colors/subjects of her art. A wonderful gift for anyone who is 'stuff' averse — and a fantastic way to give back to a small business. "


"The Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask by Fresh is super versatile and made of Umbrian clay (found in Italy and known for its high levels of silica, a mineral responsible for creating glowing skin). It would be a great stocking stuffer or Hanukkah gift — and I just may buy it for myself!"


"And two books, of sorts: The Modernist Coloring Book, full of very soothing, aesthetically pleasing geometric patterns for every artist in your life. And Becoming, Michelle Obama's autobiography, a fantastic gift for any political activist, mother or business woman."



Social Justice & Climate Action: A Conversation With Ashley Engle On Why You Cannot Separate The Two and How You Can Help Combat Them Both

"My advice to anyone wanting to stand up for Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) and our future generations: Start where you are because the frontlines are truly everywhere!"


April 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Aries: You thought you knew where you stood, who you were, and what made up your compass, but you somehow awoke to spinning ground beneath your feet and a spinning head to match.

Sandrine Duval, 'In the Mood', 2018

Street Photographer & Author Gulnara Samoilova On Empowering Women, Artistic Expression & The Power of Confident Work

"I want to create an inclusive community for women artists from around the globe who are pushing the boundaries of street photography in new and exciting directions. I’m interested in empowering women so that can tap into their creativity and feel confident about making work, whether they are professional or amateur photographers."


Money and The Art of Receiving

"In our modern world, the connection between wealth and feminine energy has been mostly forgotten."


Motif Founder Shanetta McDonald On Storytelling, Healing, & Connection

"By opening up about these unique experiences, women of color build esteem and lift the shame of hiding their true selves from the world. We’re able to be seen, and feel heard, and that is healing."

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March 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Pisces: Striving towards your vision is very different than gazing wistfully upon someone else's. There are amazing gifts out there all around you, being offered freely and with great love, but if you don't bother to raise your head then you surely won't bother to see them.