2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Chandra Gore
Conversations with Chan
15 min readNov 23, 2021


I have compiled this list to help you to find just-right presents for all your loves and likes, from home goods to libations I am sure that there is something on this list that will make those special in your life feel special and smile during the holiday. There is also something for the furbabies in your life.

Home Goods




Organic Weighted Blanket

Saatva’s Organic Weighted Blanket, a plush quilted blanket for deeper, restful comfort. Available in graphite and taupe. Single/individual size starting at $295

Science shows that weighted blankets have a soothing, calming effect and increase relaxation. You will love snuggling up under this weighted blanket, which is made from soft, sumptuous organic cotton velvet and features all-natural glass beads that provide gentle, even pressure. The feeling is similar to being hugged, a science-backed phenomenon known as “deep pressure stimulation.” Saatva’s organic weighted blanket is available in a single size, perfect for cozying up on the couch to read, and comes in 2 colors, taupe, and graphite.


Saatva Mattress Topper

Saatva’s Latex Mattress Topper — for durable, responsive support.

Saatva’s hypoallergenic, all-natural 1.5" latex provides long-lasting buoyant support for unmatched pressure point relief. Its ventilated latex and breathable organic cotton cover provide breathable comfort. Natural latex is more consistent, durable, and breathable than polyurethane foams. Twin size starts at $235.


Saatva Mattress Topper

Saatva’s Graphite Mattress Topper — for cooling, pressure-free support.

If they’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night in a sweat, consider a cooler, more comfortable sleep with Saatva’s 3" graphite-infused memory foam mattress topper. Three inches of cushy memory foam provides contouring support and pressure relief, while advanced graphite technology draws heat away from the body for a more refreshing snooze. Twin size starts at $220.



Saatva’s Upholstered Beds, Valencia (pictured) inspired by travel.

Transform their bedroom into their favorite, faraway destination in Europe or Australia with an upholstered Saatva bed. Queen Size, starting at $1,595.

Saatva’s travel-inspired beds feature a fully upholstered back so that they can be placed anywhere in one’s bedroom. They are handcrafted with sustainably sourced hardwood that has been kiln-dried for extra durability. Designed with a contemporary platform base, they do not require the use of a foundation, making them virtually compatible with a variety of mattress options. They come standard with complimentary white glove delivery and installation.


Organic Percale Sheet Set

Saatva’s Organic Percale Sheet Set — Indulge in eco-friendly and organic percale sheets with a crisp, matte finish. Available in White, Ivory, and Grey. Queen size starting at $155.


Organic Sateen Sheet Set

Saatva’s Organic Sateen Sheet Set — Enjoy silky-soft, organic cotton sheets that get softer with every wash. Available in White, Ivory, and Grey. Queen size starting at $195.


Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set

Saatva’s Embroidered Sateen Sheet Set — A decorative upgrade to their award-winning sateen collection. The embroidered collection sets are available with tonal White, Taupe, and Graphite stripes. Queen starting at $215.

The right sheets can transform the way they sleep. Saatva’s sheets and pillowcases are made from GOTS-certified,100% long-staple, eco-friendly organic cotton (which means they’re also ideal for people with sensitive skin) in a fine sateen or percale weave. The 300 (sateen and embroidered) and 200 (percale) thread count ensure cozy, breathable sleep. Sets include a flat sheet, fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. Plus, they come standard in a gift box that’s made for gifting.

Go Hang It


Image how great it will feel to hang photos and other artwork straight on the wall on the first attempt. To combat the ongoing problem and frustration of hanging pictures perfectly, Go Hang It is the perfect solution. With no tape measurers or rulers necessary, Go Hang It is an all-in-one tool that works with sawtooth and wire hanging hardware, features a unique nail-marking system and also includes a built-in, removable level to help hang pictures straight. Go Hang It includes premium picture-hanging hardware including the V-Tooth Hanger; a reengineered, fool-proof sawtooth hanger.

Cabinet Caddy SNAP


Cabinet Caddy SNAP! Is the new instant access organizer for cluttered spaces. From Insp!red Product Development Group, Cabinet Caddy SNAP! Is perfect for organizing and storing spices, baking décor, essential oils, prescriptions, hardware, crafts and much more. It fits smaller cabinets and has three adjustable snap-in shelves that pivot for easy access to items. The new low-profile shelf allows labels on stored items to be easily seem. It also includes a “small things” try for smaller, odd-sized items. Due to its modular design connecting with a magnetic latch to sit side-by-side and to function as one unit, there is no limit to how many Cabinet Caddy SNAP’s can link together. Pull and rotate each pod as needed as the non-slip base keeps it in place.



Looking to give a luxurious gift that is not only timeless but personalized? Look no further than a personalized home organization or closet remodel from a team of professionals who have worked with some elite homes, clients, and unique spaces. SPIFF, offers A-List celebrities, athletes, and high-end clientele a clean, minimalistic approach to home organization. Headquartered in New York City, their markets include the Tri-State, Miami, and very soon the Los Angeles area.

Notable press includes Bravo, Apartment Therapy, US Magazine, Thrive Global, Insider and a feature on Home Edit’s Instagram account.

Founded by Jenna Haefelin, she combined her passion for minimalist organization and her love for the environment to start SPIFF. Jenna and the team are excited to educate others on how the home organization process changes the mindset and overall shift in positivity into the home. Whether it’s the organization of a closet, a pantry, a full home makeover, or assisting with a full-scale move, SPIFF is the go-to in the New York and Tri-State area.

Soy Candle


Krazy Essentials’ environmentally friendly soy candles are hand-poured to ensure the highest quality with fragrances that will captivate you. Quick Notes: 40 hour burn time, made with 100% soy wax, cotton wick, and packaged in 6 oz glass jar

Customer Fav Fragrances

Yams: sweet potatoes, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, butter rum and vanilla

Cuban Links: an intoxicating fragrance of a fine ass black man wearing his cubans; notes of mahogany, oak wood, black teakwood and geranium

Bamboo Earrings: the makings of a bad bitch; notes of amber, sandalwood, oud, musk, tonka, gold and vanilla bean

Fall Afternoon: a balanced fruit and spice blend of red berries, apples, cinnamon, nectar, clove and white musk

GardenSleeves by NOMPI Gloves


With more and more Americans enjoying their gardens of flowers, vegetables, fruits and more, having functional and protective gardening gloves is a must for any level of gardener. Inventor Lynne Eichenbaum has created GardenSleeves by NOMPI Gloves, the gardening and work gloves with sleeves. Patented and made in the USA, the idea for GardenSleeves came about after she contracted yet another case of forearm poison ivy after tending to her vegetable garden. Lynne invented a pair for herself and couldn’t wait to share them with fellow gardeners. GardenSleeves by NOMPI Gloves keep arms free from scratches, sunburn, poison ivy, mosquito bites and more. Using breathable 100% cotton fabric, the sleeves are attached to cotton/poly blend or nitrile gardening gloves. The elastic arm band assures a non-slip fit and NOMPIs are fully machine washable. Whether weeding, gardening, farming, planting, light industrial and other year ‘round outdoor yard needs, GardenSleeves are perfect for all.

Dugout Mugs


Dugout Mugs are MLB licensed, great for baseball moms, and can be personalized with a photo to create a lasting memory or laser engraved with their favorite baseball team!

Our products include our Wined Up (wine glass) as well as the 12 oz. Dugout Mug which is great for a cold beer or ice-cold soda. Our 9 oz. Shortstop perfect for coffee, tea, Gatorade, or whiskey, Wined Up (wine glass) for the wine lovers in your life, Knob Shot (shot glass), and Season Opener (bottle opener).

The Metal Dugout Mug, our newest product, is perfect for traveling, or tailgating at your favorite sporting event, designed with a lid for portability, and the ability to keep 20 oz. of your favorite beverage hot or cold!

In addition, our Cheers to Charity initiative has given back over $50,000 to celebrate and serve the heroes of our baseball community and we’ve worked with baseball legends like Mariano Rivera, Albert Pujols, and our December recipient the Justin Turner Foundation. We’ve also supported our everyday heroes like American Gold Star Mothers Inc. as our September recipient.

Heat Holders


Heat Holders, who are the creators of the world’s warmest socks! Perfect for the upcoming Fall and Winter no outdoor adventure would be complete without Heat Holders socks. With Heat Holders®, you can give the perfect gift of warmth! Heat Holders® socks make for the perfect pairing for all of your outdoor needs. Buy them for yourself or give them as a gift, once you try them you’ll be sure to fall in love. Internationally recognized as the world’s warmest socks, Heat Holders® socks are over 7x warmer than regular cotton socks and 3x warmer than ordinary thermal socks.


Well-Tressed Twist & Tie


Well Tressed, a hair tools and accessories brand designed to promote healthy hair care for textured hair, has launched the Well-Tressed Twist & Tie ($25) towel, a super absorbent hair towel designed to protect hair.

Dry Body Oil


Krazy Essentials’ fast-absorbing Dry Body Oil will help nourish, moisturize and soften your skin without a super greasy feel. Our special oil blend leaves your skin feeling silky, smooth, and fragrant.

Customer Fav Fragrances

Midnight Shea: creamy shea, warm amber, almond milk, sandalwood and coconut

Double Wahala: a seductive blend of plumeria, warm vanilla, tobacco, musk and amber

Tobacco & Amber: warm honey, amber, white musk and tobacco notes are brightened with hints of citrus and spice

Libations & Beverage Enhancers

The Bitter Housewife


The Bitter Housewife has created high-quality, all-natural, and focused balanced cocktail bitters and N/A bitter sodas. The Cocktail Bitters Sample Kit for only $17.99 it’s the ideal gift and stocking stuffer for anyone who’s a fan of creating delicious cocktails. The Bitter Housewife is known for its wide selection of bitter flavors, from Hazelnut to Lime Coriander! Oh, let me not forget their fun, flavorful non-alcoholic bitter sodas as well!

KÖE Kombucha


KÖE Kombucha is the only kombucha that’s fruit-forward, USDA Organic, and packed with probiotics. KÖE was created for people who want a healthy beverage that’s flavorful and enjoyable. All seven KÖE flavors are vegan, gluten-free, certified Kosher, and made with black tea, natural fruit flavors, and purees, and a touch of 100% organic cane sugar. KÖE tastes like sparkling fruit juice but contains live probiotics, which support the immune system, digestion, clear skin, and, surprisingly, brain function. With just 35 calories, 15mg of caffeine, and completely organic, KÖE Kombucha not only tastes great but leaves you feeling healthy and recharged during every sip.

Essential Elements


Essential Elements is here to make hydrating fun and easy with their new hydration sticks. Their hydration sticks are the perfect fuel to recharge for all fitness lovers, athletes, and anyone looking for a little extra hydration. Featuring a combination of apple cider vinegar, sodium, potassium, and buffered vitamin C to ease digestion, you’ll keep hydrated and ready to roll. When you exert yourself, you sweat, and that means a loss of both water and electrolytes. The apple cider vinegar in Essential Elements Hydration provides you with powerful replenishment. Just like you, Hydration goes the extra mile for the extra oomph you need to keep working out, finish your shift strong, stay energized throughout the day making it the perfect tool to better your workout.

IZO Spirits


Co-Founder and CEO, Gaston Martinez is a native of Durango, Mexico — IZO Spirits is a collection of premium, handcrafted agave spirits produced sustainably right in the heart of his rural hometown according to centuries of tradition. Made sustainably from slow-roasted, wild agave hearts harvested on local ranches, every sip of award-winning IZO Mezcal speaks to generations of Mezcaleros bringing people together around shared values of community, celebration, and savoring the reward of a job well done. Every aspect of IZO Spirits pays respect to its point of origin, from the locally-sourced Onyx featured atop the bottle to the elegant, minimalist design that allows the flavorful spirit within to shine. The pure, sophisticated taste of IZO Mezcal tells the story of centuries’ old Mexican tradition and of one man’s vision to share it with the world. Learn more about the IZO Spirits collection of handcrafted agave spirits at IZOSpirits.com. Get in on IZO Spirits while you can by investing now at StartEngine.com/IZO.


The Jalapeno and Blanco have a blend of highland and lowland agave to deliver sweet, floral notes of the highland and a sophisticated, peppery finish from the lowland. At only 60 calories a shot, the naturally flavored Mango Tequila has an authentic taste with no added sugars.

YaVe’s latino founder, Joe Cruz, Jr. and the team have also been able to give back to local communities during NYC’s COVID-19 by beginning an initiative with La Fonda restaurant co-owner James Gonzalez in their East Harlem neighborhood to provide free meals for New Yorkers in need. Growing from 50 meals a day to 5,000, the program has now partnered with José Andrés’s World Central Kitchen. This holiday season, the YaVe team has been hands on with supporting Ronald McDonald House New York and has recently begun working with Bronx-based philanthropy, The Fridge Girls to make sure the community has access to nutritious food.

YaVe is available on ReserverBar.com. Use the code “UNLOCK” to receive free shipping. There is also an option to include a luxury drawstring bottle holder, or handmade leather bottle holder as well!

Food Products

Mary’s Gone Crackers


Mary’s Gone Crackers is proud to offer the tastiest organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO crackers on the market since 2004, proving that gluten-free does not mean have to mean taste-free! Available in 14 varieties, Mary’s is designed to fuel active and health-conscious lifestyles with delicious and nutritious allergen-friendly snacks. Every bite offers hearty whole grains rich in plant-based protein. You can eat them right out of the box or get creative with your favorite toppings to build your own taste bud adventure!

Meat District


Meat District offers butcher-crafted, premium burgers, party wings, tri-tip, sausages, and more. With chef-inspired recipes and premium ingredients, Meat District unlocks more flavorful choices when it comes to your favorite meats. Produced and packaged locally in Los Angeles, Meat District promises all the quality and flavor without hormones or antibiotics. Meat District products can be found at all major retailers and club stores and are distributed nationally on a weekly basis and online. Perfect for holiday parties and family gatherings you can’t go wrong with Meat District.

Evelyn’s Kitchen Pudgies


Time for a delicious treat. Perfect for year ‘round enjoying and gift-giving.

Evelyn’s Kitchen creates their famous signature Pudgies — -a soft doughy cookie… handheld versions or our favorite desserts.

An Evelyn’s Kitchen Pudgie is basically a hug that makes you feel wonderful! A 12-piece Evelyn’s Kitchen Pudgies comes in a signature gift box and ships nationwide.

Misha Life Coffee


The Misha Life Story

Through the howling winds of Tierra Del Fuego and Patagonia, Mitchell finally made it to the land of the ancient Incas, Peru in the course of sailing around South America and the world. “You must try my coffee,” said Ernesto as we met on the boardwalk of the La Punta district of Lima, “It’s the best coffee in the world!” In fact, Ernesto’s coffee, made by the raccoon-like creature called a Coati, had helped him win the best coffee in all of Peru. Ernesto is extremely proud of his coffee and invited him to try his brew at his home. He knew he wanted to share Ernesto’s coffee with the world, and thus Misha Life Coffee was born! When you purchase Misha Life Coffee you are getting the very best quality coffee beans in the world! Misha Life coffee beans have no bitterness or aftertaste and have delightful notes of Chocolate and Almonds.

Origin of Misha Life Coffee

Satipo, located in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru high up in the Andes Mountains is a secluded town with historical roots dating back thousands of years. Over the centuries the lands of Satipo have been populated by ancient civilizations including the Incas. This province is protected due to its immense biodiversity. Misha Life Coffee procures its coffee from a cooperative of indigenous farmers. This cooperative is made up of 42 families each with small farms of approximately five acres each. The coffee produced by this cooperative is organic. No pesticides are used to cultivate the coffee beans and in fact, the water used to harvest the beans is mineral water from streams originating high in the Andes Mountains.


Life in the Chastity


Thirty-year-old Chastity (Chase) Morgan has always dreamed of her fairytale life — the perfect career, wedding, marriage, family, and on and on. A structural engineer, Chase is brilliant in her line of work, but keeping to her moniker, she is as chaste as they come. Although she doesn’t know the first thing about love and dating, everything changes when she meets Grant Stevens. Wedding bells appear to be right around the corner until he unceremoniously abandons her for another. Derailed but determined, Chase has to find a way to move on. Little does she know that sinister plans are at work to squash her hopes and dreams. While a psychic medium comes to her aide, it’s uncertain whether or not Chastity will follow the clairvoyant’s advice. Only time will tell if she’ll choose between throwing away her virginity and diving full force into the dating world, or clinging to her fairytale life plan.

The Body of 9

Body of 9 Book

The Body of 9 describes a body-based process to better understand ourselves. If you’ve ever asked: Who am I, really? Why do I think and act the way that I do? How can I better understand myself, others, and the world around me? Discover the answers to these questions in The Body Of 9, a comprehensive guide to a new understanding of your personal identity.

Learning about the Body of 9 will enable you to:

  • Connect more deeply with your inner self
  • Communicate more effectively with your family and friends
  • Work more cohesively with coworkers
  • Find harmony and resilience in romantic relationships
  • Pursue passions and careers that suit your unique gifts
  • Live your most authentic and inspired life



Chandra Gore
Conversations with Chan

Principal Consultant & Publicist for Chandra Gore Consulting. Author, Speaker, Producer, Community Organizer and Festival Founder — Serial Entrepreneur