The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: 21 Giftsicles for Health, Wealth, and Wisdom

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Frank Costanza: Many Christmases ago, I went to buy a doll for my son. I reach for the last one they had — but so did another man. As I rained blows upon him, I realized there had to be another way!

Kramer: What happened to the doll?

Frank: It was destroyed. But out of that, a new holiday was born. “A Festivus for the rest of us!”

Kramer: That musta been some kind of doll.

Frank: She was.


The Holidays are coming and The Mission team has scoured the globe.

We’ve braved the dark recesses of the inter webs.

We’ve painstakingly searched all the digital haunts, talked to our team members, and listened to countless reader stories…

We’ve been through late nights, early morning, and unsolicited wake ups from the Toast (our mascot and brand ambassador).

Meet THE Toast. He’s the most interesting Doodle in the world.

So what have we been searching for, seeking, and are finally ready to announce?!?

Drumroll please!

Ladies and gentlemen, boy, girls, and every smart person out there who is getting smarter…

The Mission team is proud to bring you:

It’s presented to you by some of our favorite companies, including MVMT. Thanks for keeping the lights on MVMT! If you’re an adventurer looking for a minimalist watch or pair of amazing sunglasses, MVMT has you covered.

Black Friday started early! Right now MVMT is having an up to 20% off sale on items for Thanksgiving Weekend! Our picks:

The Voyager ‘Slate Black Rose’. Men’s Watch.

The Boulevard ‘Santa Monica’ Women’s Watch

Check these out!

Now, onto The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide!

After careful consideration, conversations, and checking things out online. We came to a conclusion. The humble listicle is a remarkably versatile tool. But let’s be honest, it lacks festive appeal. We needed to invent something Holiday themed, Christmasy, with a splash of Festivus (for the rest of us).

In preparation for The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, we invented the GIFTSICLE! Don’t worry, we’ve got the trademark, and it’s soon to be patent pending. Yes, thank you, our parents are impressed, too!

Our Gift Guide and Giftsicles differ from every other Gift Guide and Listicle in MANY ways.

With The Mission’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide, you can actually read an entire Giftsicle without clicking “Next” or facing an annoying pop up for that one weird trick to save money on your car insurance.

Our Giftsicles load quickly because we don’t have tons of tracking cookies and scripts collecting all the data from your mouse clicks. No, that wouldn’t be a good Holiday look. Instead, we’ve designed all these Giftsicles to be as valuable as possible. Besides, for everyone who celebrates Festivus, we know that the Airing of Grievances is right around the corner, along with Feats of Strength. We don’t want to make any Festivus enemies.

All of our Giftsicles are packed with good things designed to help you (or the person you gift them to) become: healthier, wealthier, wiser, and more productive. These gifts are about helping you find meaning while on your own mission. Over the next 21 weekdays until Christmas, we’ll be publishing one Giftsicle each day, along with several other goodies and giveaways. You’ll discover Giftsicle themes revolving around:

  • Fitness
  • Play
  • Productivity
  • Health
  • Wealth
  • Wisdom
  • Accelerated Learning
  • IRL Experiences and Travels
  • Better Friendships and Relationships
  • For Content Creators and Storytellers
  • The Best Stocking Gifts
  • Board Games
  • Gifts to Get Cultured
  • Cars and Transport
  • Gifts for Gamers
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Digital Nomads
  • For Bosses Who Want to Invest in Their Teams
  • Tools and Gear for Mission-Driven Teams
  • Food and Drink
  • Best Books of 2017
  • Best Audiobooks of 2017
  • Best Gifts from the On Demand Economy
  • And a bonus Giftsicle for Veterans!

Make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter to get all of them (plus a bunch of bonus surprises, deals, and giveaways). We’re already in the Holiday spirit, and so is Toasty.

Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! Watch this space, we’ll be updating it, and linking up each Giftsicle here as they’re published. Also, make sure you’re subscribed to our newsletter for the best Holiday stories, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday deals. Happy Thanksgiving! Best of luck to everyone, and a Happy Festivus to you and yours.

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