‘Tis the season to give (or treat yourself)! Throw on some Christmas music, get into the holiday spirit and do some online shopping! Finding the right gift for people on your list can be tough so hopefully my recommendations can make things easier. I love curating my favorite things to share.
I love Omsom’s meal starters and now they are sharing their seasoning set which includes MSG – breaking down false narratives surrounding MSG. Use it to add umami to your favorite dishes or add a pinch to my martini recipe (a tip I learned from one of my favorite Brooklyn restaurants, Bonnie’s).
One of my favorite NY Italian restaurants is now selling their sauces online for all to enjoy! I can’t wait to give this set of marinara, vodka sauce and olive oil this holiday season.
You can’t scroll far on social media without seeing cooks using Graza’s signature green squeeze bottles of olive oil to cook! The squeeze bottles make cooking easy.
Get creative and make your own hot sauce to serve on Taco Tuesday, with quesadillas and more.
The small sample bottles of Brightland olive oil come in bottles with artist-designed labels. The series comes with a chili pepper infused oil, oil infused with garlic, oil infused with lemon and oil infused with basil.
This 465 piece puzzle was created as a love letter to New York’s food industry with a portion of proceeds going to hospitality workers in need.
This minimalist white ceramic vase set automatically pulls together a room with just a few flowers or stems.
This NYC based ice cream is my favorite and they ship nationwide! We have a location down the street from our apartment and it takes all my willpower to only get one pint a week (my favorite flavor is brown sugar cookie dough chunk).
I personally think my cookbook makes a great hostess gift! It’s filled with recipes that are perfect for entertaining on their own or assembled as boards.
These are the only hair clips that hold all my hair up at once plus they’re metal so they are secure. At only $7.99 they’re a great chic stocking stuffer!
A friend gave me this subscription service and I loved it! Because I am always cooking and cleaning I rarely pay to get my nails done but I love the look. These stickers add a fun touch and are easy to remove. They last a surprising amount of time. Buy a monthly subscription or a la carte.
The Brooklyn-based company started in the founders’ Bushwick apartment. This candle has base notes of eucalyptus and wood with coastal rain and magnolia.
While it’s a splurge I love this electric kettle because you can set the exact temperature you want the water heated to. The company began in San Francisco and it’s sleek design allows for kitchen countertop display!
Choose a variety of sizes, colors and weights! Weighted blankets are great for anxiety and improve sleep quality by calming the nervous system.
When I’m flying I like to use a sheet mask to keep my skin hydrated. Tip: apply it when they dim the lights in the cabin on a plane!
Ouai pronounced “way” was founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Adkin and smells amazing. I love taking mini versions of my favorite on the go with me to maintain my routine.
This convenient charger easily plugs into a wall to charge. It also holds a portable charge for products that use both lightning cables and USB-c products.
Not only are these my favorite leggings for long car rides, plane flights and they have also been so comfortable while I’ve been pregnant! They also have a style with pockets which is great for holding my phone while working in the kitchen!
This is one of my dogs favorite toys. It’s great for indoor play and doesn’t squeak like so many of her other favorite toys (great for distracting them while on calls).
These catnip filled cat toys are the perfect way to share something that looks like your favorite sushi.
Calm anxious pet parent’s nerves with the ability to check in on pets on an app on your phone (plus dole out treats) while you are away from home.
Protect your car seats while also providing a comfortable space for road trips for your dogs.
This comes in handy for keeping your dog hydrated during long walks or road trips.
My Christmas tree is full of food focused ornaments! They make a great, inexpensive present.
This lip mask went viral on Tiktok for a reason! It works as a mask you can leave on overnight or as a nourishing lip balm.
If you like Williams Sonoma’s classic peppermint bark, you will love this version made with mini pretzels.
I love this stylish and inexpensive Rolex-inspired watch band for my Apple watch.
My emotional support water bottle comes with me everywhere, I drink so much more water when a water bottle has a straw!
Planned Parenthood provides reproductive healthcare to women around the country including mammograms and birth control. I have a recurring monthly donation scheduled.
Jose Andres’s organization provides chef-prepared meals to those impacted by natural disasters, the war in Ukraine and prolonged humanitarian crises.
The ACLU takes on numerous causes to “defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States”.
Everytown works to prevent gun violence and advocate for common sense gun control legislation.
St. Jude provides life saving cancer treatments to children at no cost to families.
No KId Hungry works to provide kids across America with three meals a day from school.
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