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.

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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…

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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. 

 

On a mission to transform the jewelry industry, Emily Faith Goldstein set out to create understated and simple, yet glamorous pieces that were approachably-priced. She launched EF Collection in her mid 20’s, selling her styles in a local hair salon to the delight of some very lucky locals. 

Fast forward a few years and the fine jewelry market had officially taken notice… and so had major department stores. EF Collection made its way into Bergdorf Goodmans and soon took Hollywood by storm, becoming favorites of Margot Robbie, Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, and Gigi Hadid, amongst many others. 

“A beautiful balance between relevant trends and timeless design,” is how Emily describes the brand — a perfect fit for the everyday woman, with an unexpected twist. Inspired by her style and outlook on sustainable fashion in general, GOLDFADEN MD asked the style maven to share some of her go-to holiday gifts. 

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EF’s Diamond & Gold Huggie Earring

I can’t get enough of EF’s Interlocking Huggie earrings. They are perfect worn alone or layered, and they look great on everyone. The Huggie also comes in a few other styles (including a Mini version) so you can indulge at various price points. The Interlocking Diamond & Gold Huggie is one of our newest versions, and I’ve been wearing it daily! 

Diptyque’s Classic Scented Candles

Diptyque candles are my go-to gift because they are neutral, chic, and smell amazing. With 50 scents to choose from, whether you choose bestsellers like Fig Tree or Wood Fire or go with a classic like Jasmin or Myrrhe, it’s the perfect addition for a cozy night in. 

Jenni Kayne’s Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan

Jenni Kayne makes the yummiest sweaters! I have this cardigan in every color and every time they release a new one, I am first to buy it! They are cozy, comfy, and stylish, and I’m not joking when I say I live in them!

Janessa Leone’s Kiley Cap

I’m a huge fan of Janessa Leone and am obsessed with her new fuzzy plaid ballcap. I would wear this all the time!

Hermes’ Avalon III Throw Blanket

The ultimate splurge gift! You can’t go wrong with the classic Hermes blanket. They are super chic and neutral, so they look good no matter what your home aesthetic is. Love!