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
"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."
Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple
"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."
"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."
"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."