Tis the Season! Alex's Gift Picks

Whether fashionista, foodie or body care connoisseur, Alex has a gift for everyone on your list! Check out her favorite picks for friends and loved ones.


Soft and Pretty Gifts

Sseko Designs  I probably wear this scarf everyday! These scarves are cozy, big and billowy with beautiful hand woven designs wrapping around the fabric and they come in three versatile colors! Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion company committed to creating sustainable economic opportunity in their home base of Uganda. Makes a great gift for that fashionable, eco-conscious friend in your life... or for anyone who just really likes a good scarf!

Acure Lip Lush in "Date Worthy"  These lip glosses provide sheer color with a creamy, but not sticky, consistency. Great for adding color and moisture, or for layering over your lipstick to add some shine. Great little gift for girlfriends, whether platonic or romantic!

Andes Gifts, Balaclava  Andes Gifts come from Bolivia and Peru and are handmade, fair trade and sweatshop free. The company is dedicated to creating economic opportunity for the local women that hand knit these products. I love their balaclava, they make two different sizes for men and women. They are a blend of alpaca wool and nylon, so they are nice and soft without being itchy. I like that you can wear the hood on the super cold days on your bike, and then flip it down for more of a scarf look, and no loosing your hat!

Yummy Gifts

Will N' Roses Soaked Sprouted Pecans  These have become a staple in my pantry. The pecans have been soaked, sprouted and slow dried so they are nice a crispy and easy to digest, then sprinkled with the slightest bit of sea salt to make the most delicious pecan ever! These would be great to bring to a gathering, give to a host or to use on a holiday dish!

Neighborly Farms Raw Sharp Cheddar  This organic, family farm based out of Vermont produces some delicious cheese! Their raw milk sharp cheddar packs a lot of flavor and you can feel good knowing that it was produced without hormones, antibiotics, chemical fertilizers or unhappy cows. Also - tastes great alongside those sprouted pecans!

Jem Raw & Organic Cinnamon Red Maca Almond Butter  Just slap a bow on this and you're done! But really - super delicious nut butter. Most nut butters are delicious in my opinion, but this one is extra special, Jem uses sprouted almonds in their recipe, and the combination of maca, coconut sugar and cinnamon is pretty perfect. I personally think this would be a great gift for anyone who doesn't have a nut allergy, yum!

Smelly Gifts

A Wild Soap "Tis the Season" Pack  A Wild Soap has come out with three great smelling, and adorable, holiday bar soaps, each one topped with a different garnish, cinnamon stick, juniper berries and shredded coconut. The 'Tis the Season pack lets you try all three soaps in a cute little package. They are all made with sustainable oils, wild harvest herbs and an essential oil blend to create the delicious scents. Great unisex gift for a variety of occasions.

Thesis Dead Sea Salt Bath  Thesis is a local company, based out of Somerville. Their Dead Sea Salt Bath is beautifully packaged in a glass bottle with a cork top, so no need for wrapping! They make a few different scents, my pick would be the lavender fields. Nice and simple ingredients, real lavender and peppermint leaves mixed with the essential oil blend to create a relaxing and refreshing scent.