Sakara 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
THE ULTIMATE LIST
This time of year, our office is buzzing with talk of what to get loved ones near and far. We decided to ask HQ and some Sakaralite friends what they’re giving this season—and oh, are they creative. Here’s our roundup of unexpected and thoughtful ideas to enlighten, inspire, heal, and bring joy.
| FOOD TO NOURISH BODY & SOUL |
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ― Hippocrates
Feed their senses and curiosity...
Healing can feel sinful. We wrapped up our three functional chocolate jars in one chic bow. Includes our award-winning, collagen-boosting Beauty Chocolates; ultimate microbiome boosting Chocolate Probiotics; and our brand-new limited-edition Bliss Chocolates with adaptogenic ashwagandha and soothing kava kava.
Max Lugavere pens a (heavily-researched, scientifically-substantiated) love letter to foods that reduce brain fog, increase focus, and improve cognition. (Hint: they’re Sakara-approved healthy fats!)
The gallon of divine coconut butter from CAP Beauty will surprise and delight anyone who craves an X factor in their coffee, raw desserts, or tonics.
Our most coveted holiday treat. A nutrient-dense twist on the classic, this trio of salty, sweet, and nutritional-yeast “cheezy” popcorn will be devoured as soon as it’s unwrapped. Promise.
| CELEBRATE THE BODY |
“I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.” ― Tom Stoppard
Something tactile, practical, and wildly thoughtful…
A chic take on this ancient Eastern practice, the newly-opened WTHN is making acupuncture, herbs and cupping ultra-modern. Works wonders for relaxing the face, reducing wrinkles, detoxifying, and circulating the blood.
Full disclosure: This gift is for those you know intimately—or any of your best friends who appreciate 360-degree grooming. This game-changing oil moisturizes your nethers, prevents ingrown hairs, and feels amazing slathered on. Be sure to buy two so you don’t miss out on the fun.
Clean water is critical; this filter rids your source of lurking toxins. (Just make sure to add back in minerals with our Beauty + Detox Water Drops.)
For the Powerful, Beautiful, Wild Women of your life—these gilded, vintage hoops from the Moonstoned say it all.
| BRING IT HOME |
“If Light Is In Your Heart, You Will Find Your Way Home.” —Rumi
Rekindle warmth, kindness, and gratitude...
New mama Jenn Tardif also recently birthed her multi-sensory brass candle holder with her brand, 3rd Ritual. The company’s mission centers around creating ‘tools for transcendence’, while savoring each moment and honoring the ordinary with intention. Gift this special object that uses sound, visuals, and flame to make candle melting, a very chic ceremony.
Skipping caffeine can be a luxurious experience with this minimalist teapot—simply open a Sakara loose leaf tea bag and sprinkle in the center vessel. We’re partial to Digestive tea right now, which de-bloats and settles your stomach no matter how many gingerbread men you’ve eaten.
TSUBOTA LIGHTER w/ PALO SANTO
Smudging Palo Santo throughout your space is an ancient, cleansing ritual—there’s a reason we put a stick in every ‘Welcome to Sakara’ bag! Paired with this green lacquered lighter, it will spur your loved ones to set their grandest intentions for 2019.
| CELEBRATE DISCOVERY |
“One has to escape oneself to discover oneself.” —Rabih Alameddine
Celebrate adventure, the unexpected, and childlike wonder...
Explore the depths of your soul and the interstellar universe by inviting a friend to the Maha Rose Center for Healing, in Brooklyn. The range of high-vibrational activities includes sound baths, releasing ceremonies, Reiki, breathwork, and crystal healing.
This succinct guidebook by Dani Katz illustrates the power of our words in work, play and life—and by using “Quantum Languaging,” we can shift the way we feel about our reality. Basically, the guidebook to stop saying “sorry”, “can’t” or “should,” among other phrases subconsciously holding you back.
For the babies in your life, gift them relief as they grow into the toothy grin that makes you melt. This banana-shaped brush especially stole our heart —it’s never too early to start your babes on a plant-forward lifestyle.
It’s no secret we swoon for rose—it checks off both the luxe and anti-inflammatory boxes. This formula is handcrafted, organic rose from a southern province of Turkey and takes 10,000 roses just to distill five milliliters of the essential oil.
| GIVE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE |
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give”—Maya Angelou
Share the power of compassion and human connection...
The fires in both Northern and Southern California have decimated homes, displaced thousands, and destroyed much of the state’s majesty. This is the perfect time to channel your sympathies with generosity—lifting others up, lifts us all up.
Started by a committed and creative coalition of educators, families, farmers, cooks, and artists, this enduring project teaches our youth the power of nourishment, sustainable farming, and eating local. Donate to provide lunches for K-12. You can also volunteer your time to help create urban gardens, pack lunches, and more.
One simple canvas tote has spawned an entire range of fabulous accessories that now include every size of travel bags, jewelry, scarves, coffee, candles and more. Each one serves a greater, powerful mission: to fight hunger in a tangible way. Each purchase helps donate meals and micronutrient packets to those dealing with food insecurity around the globe.
| ALL FOR LOVE |
“Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”—Rumi
Something sensual, personal, and romantic...
Celebrate womanhood and form with this shapely nude vase, as a sexy reminder of girl power. Fill it with peonies, sunflowers, or eucalyptus.
This device records a heartbeat—whether it be yours, a lover, a best friend. The magic that ensues afterward is calming and connected.
Capture what was happening in the cosmos on that special day that... (fill in your own adventure!).
If they’re in NYC, sign them up for a ritual bath from the divine seeress, Deborah Hanekamp—a transcendent, beautiful experience. Hanekamp’s power comes from helping to activate her clients’ own inner shaman—allowing your nearest and dearest a chance to become their own healer. (Exclusive: MM is sharing a $25 off the purchase of the Magnified Bath ceremony. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with this code in the subject line: SAKARAMM)
“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”
Gifts that enchant and excite something new...
Drift into alpha and theta brain waves and bathe in music that heals your whole body. Perfect for a post-holiday renewal.
Lacy Phillips is a master manifestor, and through her tools and courses, you too can channel the power of magnetism and energetics in your favor. This small but mighty gift will help those you love open new neural pathways and provide insight into their deepest desires. There’s no more magical way to kick off the new year.
Gift the power of food as medicine, and see how radiant health cracks open someone's universe.
Everyone touts the benefits of meditation, but if your family is the last to catch on, gifting them a how-to might seal the deal.