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The 2021 Feel Good Holiday Gift Guide

The 2021 Holiday Gift Guide is here… and it's packed with mood-boosting ideas + experiences to help you and your loved ones feel [really] good!

If there is one thing that I’ve learned recently: joy is an essential nutrient! 

So, I put together some of my favorite items that will create small moments of fun, sparkle, and magic into our daily lives.

This year, I divided the guide into four distinct categories: Sip & Savor, Cook & Eat, Rest & Relax, Read & Reflect.

You’ll find something for everyone that will brighten their days and add a dose of health and happiness this holiday season… and beyond.


Set aside time to enjoy a latte, a cup of tea, or your favorite beverage! Bonus for making some (or all) of these a new daily ritual!

Brewista: My Artisan Electric Gooseneck Kettle is one of my favorite rituals that reminds me not to rush AND gives me the uplifting energy to start my day. Just wait until you taste your coffee, matcha, teas, and lattes! (Take advantage of their Black Friday sale through 11/29 and get 20% off the entire site.)

Matcha Kari: What you do in the morning sets that tone for the rest of the day. I always begin mine with Ceremonial Grade Matcha! The Starter Set is one of my favorite gifts to give! Also, I love the "Matcha on the Go" when I am out of the house or traveling. They just launched a Fermented Turmeric Tea Powder if you're looking for delicious ways to boost immunity! (Use code ELISEM to get up to 25% off!)

Joya Elixirs and Teas: Functional foods meet pure joy! Not only are the products meant to bring sharper focus, better skin, and deeper sleep, they’re also beautiful with eco-friendly packaging. Sip on Bliss this season, a blend of raw cacao and adaptogenic reishi, or get the holiday Glow with the vibrant turmeric blend. While you are there, try their new Adaptogenic 70% Chocolate!! (Use code ELISEM15 for 15% of your order)

Ember Mugs: This smart mug is temperature controlled through your phone or it remembers your temperature settings without the phone as well. If you make yourself coffee or tea then get distracted and come back to a cold cup, this is for you!


Make your life easier and more delicious with the help of these kitchen faves!

Le Crueset: I love this entire line, especially the stock pots for whipping up a fresh batch of soul-warming soup. The bright colors are instant mood-boosters!

The Vitamix is my most used kitchen appliance and now this stainless steel container has been added to their collection for plastic-free blending.

Caraway Cookware Set: Upgrade pots & pans with this elegant set that is free of harmful chemicals and exceptionally durable.

Primal Palette: The healing spice blends are innovative and truly next level! I am well-stocked with this spice kit that has pretty much most things you need! Also, their organic & grain free Cookie Dough always has a spot in my freezer. It's that good! (Don’t miss their BIG sale now!)

NutraMilk: A big but life-changing purchase that makes the creamiest alternative milks and nut butters in a matter of minutes. This eco-friendly machine is one of my go-to kitchen appliances! (Take advantage of their Black Friday deal which is $100 off + free shipping through 11/29. No promo code needed for this.)

*Use code ELISEM50 for $50 off + free shipping at other times.

Global Chef Knives: Every cook needs a good set of knives. It makes for a much smoother experience in the kitchen. Start with one or splurge on this 3-piece starter set.

Smeg hand blender: This easy-to-use tool is essential for soups and quick blending with minimal mess.


Who needs a spa to feel revived when you can add in a few grounding moments to replenish and restore in the midst of a hectic day.

Bearaby: I bought this cotton napper for my son, and he said that he has never slept so well. I ended up getting the luxurious velvet napper for myself, and I am a firm believer that it helps reduce anxiety and stress.

mindbodygreen: Ready for the the deep and restorative sleep you've always dreamt about?! These are sure to do the trick. I have added this supplement into my nighttime ritual and am already experiencing less restless nights! If you use my code: ELISEM20, you'll receive 20% off sleep support+ for new customers; single purchase or the 1st month of new subscriptions.

Tonic CBD: Not all CBD is created alike! These consciously handcrafted CBD and botanical blends are pure and superior in quality. The Flight makes a nice gift to experience them all!

Rose Quartz Eye Mask Natural Rose Quartz jade eye mask can effectively relieve eye fatigue, promote energy flow and circulation, enhance sleep and relax muscles. The natural crystal eye mask has a natural cooling effect that calms and soothes your eyes as you lie down and rest.

Meditation Pillow: Whether you have an established meditation practice or want to incorporate it into your life, this eco-friendly cushion is a comfortable place for you or a loved on to get your om on!

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser: I use my diffuser every single day, so I splurged on this handcrafted ultrasonic one. If you’re not quite ready to commit, this one is less than half the price and will still make your space smell like a spa!

Fisher’s Finery Pajamas: The most comfortable eco-friendly pj’s that I have been wearing and gifting to friends and family for years! Once you try them, you’ll understand the cult following.


Everybody loves a good book, cookbook, or chance to journal and reflect. Here are a few of my top choices to amplify wellness during the holiday season… and beyond!

Food Story: Rewrite the Way You Eat, Think, and Live: I had to put in a shameless plug for gifting my book to yourself or someone you love. It is not just a book; it's an experience with engaging worksheets, questions for reflection, grounding rituals, and recipes all organized by mood! So many of you have shared that Food Story would make a great gift. I agree!

The Blue Zones Challenge: Everybody loves a good challenge especially when it can help you live a longer more fulfilled, healthier life. This is the companion and 4-week plan to implement some of the Blue Zone principles.

The 5-Minute Journal: Boost happiness and appreciate your life with these exercises that help you practice positivity and find joy! 

Cook This Book: If you're looking to upgrade your cooking skills in a fun and engaging way, Molly Baz shares how to set yourself up for success and bring joy back into the kitchen!

A Year of Us:  Spark fun and meaningful conversation with your partner with these quick daily prompts! You might learn something about one another that you might not already know!

I hope you find something (or a lot of things) on this list to add some sparkle into your life and, of course, the lives of those you love!

Wishing you happy & healthy holidays,


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