The holidays are just around the corner, and holiday travel is back in a big way. We caught up with our favorite jetsetter, Amina Belouizdad, Co-CEO of PS at LAX to see what she’s gifting her fellow wanderlust pals this season.

Amina Belouizdad appreciates the finer things in life. She is the Co-CEO of PS, a private airport experience based out of LAX. Popular with celebrities trying to avoid the paparazzi and travelers tired of the chaos of the LAX terminals, PS provides a luxurious airport alternative for people flying commercial, complete with planeside pickups and drop offs.

With the holidays just around the corner and travel ramping back up in a serious way, we caught up with the travel expert to see what she’s gifting her fellow traveler this year.

SHOP AMINA’S PICKS

Arizona Big Buckle Shearling Birkenstocks

I realize these are the kind of winter shoe you can only wear in Southern California, but with some wool socks on they become a perfect cozy airport/airplane travel shoe.

Jamma Huggies by Jennifer Fisher

I love these because they make any outfit feel bold. They also come in 14K gold if you feel like a splurge.

Rimowa Trunk

After searching high and low for the right sized checked bag that is not too cumbersome for shorter trips but also works for long trips, I found this Rimowa to be the best. It’s super durable and comes with a 5-year guarantee.

Brooklyn Oversized Hoodie and Sweats

If you’re not wearing sweatsuit sets when you travel, you’re totally missing out! I love this set because of the fit and the fun colors.

Slip Sleep Mask

These masks are made from silk and are so comfortable. They make for great gifts too.

There’s nothing that says “It’s FINALLY the Holidays!” like a fresh batch of cookies baking in the oven, their sweet aroma spreading throughout a warm house. 

Ah, we can already feel the coziness! 

Our go-to cookie goodness is DEUX, enhanced cookie dough that is packed with vitamins and functional ingredients, is vegan and gluten free, and comes in the most festive of flavors, including Pumpkin Spice (with chocolate chips and chunks), Ginger Doodle (a cinnamon snickerdoodle with Ashwagandha), and — launching soon — Sugar + Spice (a spiced sugar cookie complete with sprinkles).

To fully get into the holiday spirit, we asked the Queen of Cookie Dough herself, Sabeena Ladha, DEUX’s Founder and CEO to share some of her favorite holiday gifts.

SHOP SABEENA’S PICKS

Scribe Wine Membership

Scribe Winery makes my absolute favorite wines (and their venue is magical if you ever find yourself in Sonoma). Their wines are hyper curated with limited production and make you feel like you’ve transported to wine country with every sip. I love to gift friends a Scribe Wine Membership with four vintner-curated allocations per year, first access to new releases, and special member pricing. It makes our get-togethers extra fun!

Arrae Bloat Capsules

While supplements might feel like an anticlimactic gift to give someone, I am obsessed with Arrae because they are total lifesavers throughout the holidays. In a time when you’re generally eating more than usual (not to mention all the treats), these help break down food and keep you feeling good. Plus, their Calm capsules definitely help keep that family craziness at bay.

Canopy Humidifier

Again, kind of a strange gift… but hear me out. It’s insanely dry in LA and this is a much-needed addition to any skincare routine — not to mention, it’s extremely hydrating. Plus, Lauryn Evarts Bosstick from The Skinny Confidential did a collab with them and I die for the pink perfection. 

Elwood Clothing

Sweats (and a trucker hat) that are oh-so-cozy, yet chic AF. These sets are one of those “not trying hard” LA outfits you could wear to stay in or go out during the day. 

Tia Lupita Hot Sauce

I am a total hot sauce connoisseur and literally bought the very first bottles of this. Eat it as a hot sauce on everything, or pair it with chips as a SALSA. Tia Lupita also offers cactus-made tortillas and tortilla chips — all super clean and delicious! YUM! 

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox

This mask is everywhere… and for a reason! I just can’t get enough so I’m upping my stash and gifting one to all my friends. No joke, I love everything Goldfaden MD makes!

** Stay tuned for DEUX’s own Holiday Gift Pack which will be launching soon. Sign up for updates on EatDeux.com.

When Alicia C. Easter was 19 she lost her mother to pancreatic cancer. Devastated, she sought ways to grieve and soon stumbled upon the emotionally healing powers of yoga. 

Her life was changed forever. 

Today, Easter serves as the Owner and Founder of ACE Enterprises, LLC, a holistic wellness brand which includes “I AM” wellness workshops, yoga, meditation, intuitive eating, joyful coaching, and reiki as a way to help people feel and look their best.

She lives with a mission to lead and inspire clients by intuitively guiding the transformation of their vulnerabilities into long-term strengths.

As we enter into the holiday season, we caught up with the health guru to ask her to share her gift picks for the special yogi in your life…

SHOP ALICIA’S PICKS

Ma Ritual Rug

A handwoven yoga mat made one at a time with organic hemp and non-toxic foam, The Ritual Rug is comfortable, grippy, and oh-so-pretty. From a sweaty practice indoors to sky gazing in the park, this makes for the perfect everyday companion. I love it and use it daily in my yoga and meditation practice.

Printfresh 

Printfresh makes the best pajamas and robes on the planet! Their designs feel cute and comfy and feature whimsical prints and bold colors on 100% cotton poplin — because pretty pajamas count as self-care, right?

I AM Love Candle Collection + Diffuser

Light an I AM Love candle to enhance the dynamo energy that is you. Allow I AM Love and its notes of oakmoss, water lily, and sandalwood to spark the reminder to love ourselves… daily. These easy and cool scents will tap into your senses and affirm you were created from love, made of love, and love is your essence. 

Goldfaden MD Products

Facial Detox Face Wash. Doctors Scrub. Facial Detox Mask. Vital Boost. Fleuressence. Okay, yes, I am the Wellness Expert for Goldfaden MD, however, even if I weren’t these would be the products I could not live without! I use them, in this order, and they make an excellent gift for anyone this holiday season. 

A Joyful Holiday Retreat in Mexico with ACE Yoga & Ma

Become immersed in the beauty that is Xinalani, one of the foremost world-class yoga retreat centers in Mexico. With this holiday retreat from December 25th to January 1st, break the cycle of overwhelm, overcommitment, and undervaluing what is important and lean into life-care, inner glow, and YOU! Instead of making New Year’s resolutions, plant seeds for how to be abundantly prepared to receive all the blessings in 2022.

BABES. Comfy Slouch Socks

The must-have to stay home in comfort. I love these paired over leggings or with Printfresh PJ’s.  Adorbs and comfortable!

Stevie Bodysuit by Electric & Rose 

As a yogi, I live for an amazing bodysuit that I can wear while teaching or running errands throughout the day. This one by my friends at Electric & Rose is cute, comfy, and chic enough to be worn day and night. The Stevie is the perfect all-in-one bodysuit that will move freely as you move your body. Made with their signature nylon blend, it’s an activewear piece elevated to perfection. 

Frankie Jumpsuit by Souk Bohemian

Because you can never have too many jumpsuits! Handmade in Bali from a cotton-linen blend, the Frankie is truly unique in design and texture. Its button-up entry and collared neckline gives you a tailored casual vibe… and you can’t go wrong with a detachable belt!

Waxing Poetic Peace in Unity Link Necklace

Pair this link necklace with jeans and a t-shirt or a fancy little black number for date night. It’s an instant upgrade to any outfit. Individual oxidized letters align to spell the words ‘Peace in Unity’ — a shining example that peace is the missing connector between us, and a bond that makes humanity whole and full. 

Feeding The Soul (Because It’s My Business) by Tabitha Brown 

I have read a lot of books this year, but this one set my soul ablaze. I recommend this book for everyone on your gift list as it’s great to set the tone for an empowerful life. Tabitha Brown is an American actress and social media personality and creates online video content that incorporates veganism, humor, and motivational speaking.