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The Hollywood Times has a variety of special suggestions that are wonderful to receive all year round!

For the Spiritual Friend

Vida Valdes, a New York-based, life coach/jewelry designer at The Almighty Pineapple, has an assortment of gifts that are perfect for your spiritual pal. She is getting ready for the 8th round of Love Thy Self, a 12 week intensive program where she works with individuals one on one to establish the most important relationship of their lives. “Loving yourself, we can love others and sacrifice for others but we never give ourselves that same amount of love or we can treat others better that we treat ourselves,” said Vida. “It is time to break out of that old conditioning and behaviors that no longer serve us.”

She is also still prepping for the 2nd Rebirth Retreat which is being held in Luquillo Puerto Rico in April 2023. “I am so excited to do this work and spend a week with those who have invested in themselves!” she said.

If your friend loves astrology, get her Susan Miller’s 2023 Astrological Wall Calendar! Susan is an internationally known author, columnist, entrepreneur, publisher, and pioneer of the Internet. Check out her predictions on AstrologyZone.com.

For the One Who Needs to Relax

The New Year can bring up feelings of hope, anticipation, and desire for a new and improved New Year. In order to set yourself up for the best possible year to come, your goal (like most of us) is to increase importance and put more significant meaning into wellness and health. A great gift for that stressed out friend, is inHarmony, which uses tech-assisted meditation cushions with vibroacoustic therapy for relaxation, improved mental health, and optimum wellness.

By kicking off the New Year practicing mindful meditation, virtually anyone can immediately access a state of mind, body and spiritual harmony. Overall, practicing any sort of mindful meditation will lead to lower stress, anxiety & blood pressure, improve sleep, and alleviate gastrointestinal difficulties.

If a present could provide a feeling of peace, ease and beauty as it ages – that would be iLola, which creates luxurious tea drinking experiences by handcrafting impeccable loose-leaf teas and binding them into compact, ready-to-steep Tea Discs so you never have to settle for a tea bag again. For tea lovers and anyone seeking sophistication and sanctuary, but also sustainability and the most eco-friendly experiences wherever life takes them, the iLola Tea Disc Explorer Set and Tea Disc Humidor are the ideal gifts and can be purchased online at iLola, Neiman Marcus and the holiday edition of Costco.com.

For the Pet Lover

Everybody should feel safe when walking alongside their dogs at night, whether it’s from wildlife or vehicles. A great gift for dog owners is Headlight Harness. With a mission to cater to all pups, the brand harness ranges in sizes from XS to XXL, with options for service dogs, emotional support dogs, and custom embroidery. Filling a giant void in the pet industry, Headlight Harness doesn’t just keep pets safe against threats but also protects them from causing danger to themselves.

Made with King Salmon as the only ingredient and freeze dried to maintain all of its health benefits, the King Salmon Bites from Omega Plus offer an excellent source of long chain marine-based omega-3s. These essential fatty acids support a pet’s immunity, brain health, skin and coat health, behavior and joint mobility. The all natural treats are made and sourced in New Zealand, are grain and gluten free and do not contain any additives or preservatives.

Charlee Bear’s Bearnola Bites are everything they’re baked up to be, with each granola cluster bursting with aroma and taste. Made in the USA from a family-owned company, they feature wholesome ingredients pet parents might find in their own kitchen pantry, like real oats, honey and vanilla. Perfect for treating or training, they come in mouthwatering flavors, including Blueberry Pie, Cranberry Cobbler, PB & Honey and Pumpkin Spice. Plus, they’re made without wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives.

Give your pet the holiday feast they deserve with Hound & Gatos grain free wet recipes for dogs and grain free wet recipes for cats, which feature 98+% protein from real animal sources for a complete and balanced meal to meet the nutritional needs of all ages and breeds! This food can be eaten by itself or used as a topper for extra flavor! All Hound & Gatos recipes are made in the USA by a family-owned company.

Produced in an ecological facility, Natoo’s Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Crunchy Biscuits feature prebiotics and fiber for a healthy digestive system, antioxidants for immunity, biotin and zinc for shiny skin and coat, and complex carbohydrates for long lasting energy. These Crunchy Biscuits are also crafted with premium quality coconut oil, which is rich in Omega 6. Plus, they’re made with a unique ingredient to support dental health and breath. What’s best is they’re free of GMO ingredients. Though perfect for small dogs, these tasty snacks can be enjoyed by dogs of all sizes!

Boost your pet’s immune system with Pawse’s Mighty Mushrooms! Crafted with only three ingredients, the mushrooms promote healthy skin, healthy anal glands, and healthy immune and allergy responses. USDA Certified Organic Mushroom Extracts, such as chaga, maitake, reishi, shiitake and turkey tail, are combined with Pawse’s all-natural chicken & fish recipe for an extremely healthy freeze dried bite your pet will crave, and you will feel great about giving them.

Fidelis Freeze-Dried Raw Dog Treats are made in the USA with a single, traceable ingredient. Great for training or as an irresistible reward, the treats are loaded with protein and vitamins – plus they’re grain and gluten free. Dogs of every size will savor these 100% pure and all natural squares, which don’t contain any artificial flavors, corn, wheat or soy.

Include your cat in holiday travel with the Van Ness Calm Carrier. It helps make loading and unloading your pet easier, and overall creates a less stressful experience for both of you. The E-Z Load Sliding Drawer allows you to slide the drawer out, load your furbaby in and close the drawer almost effortlessly. With flow-through ventilation on all four sides, your kitty will get plenty of air and even a view, too! And to ensure that they stay securely inside the carrier, the heavy-gauge wire door is designed with an easy-squeeze door latch.

WEE AWAY™ Surface and Floor Wipes are made with a safe, effective bacteria and enzyme formulation that digests odors on the spot! Each wipe is designed to clean urine, vomit, etc. on most surfaces – like tile & grout, sealed hardwood, plastics, acrylics, fiberglass and vinyl. They’re great for pet dishes, litter boxes, pet carriers, carpets, and upholstery too. Plus, in addition to pet odors, the purrfect cleanup solution for holiday pawties too

For the Foodie/Drinker

Sometimes you and your companion may want to drink something smooth and delicious after your holiday meal– look no further than the gluten free Mozart! If your loved one loves milk chocolate cream, dark chocolate or chocolate coffee, Mozart is the best liquor to be gifted!

For more than 60 years, the Mozart Distillery has been located in Salzburg, Austria, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! Drinking this after dinner drink is like a chocolate symphony for your senses!

I tried it with some chocolate and I was in love! Next time, I might even drizzle it on top of my New Years Day cheesecake! P.S. Make sure you refrigerate it so it can taste the best!

For your healthy pal, Pressed Juices has everything you need to keep away from colds and flu! Their Apple Ginger Lemon Cayenne juice is aggressive, yet effective! It’s recommended for immunity boosting – really does the job to shake off any cold & flu germs. Check out their cold pressed celery juice too!

For your treasured foodie friend, peruse the impressive number of iconic items you can buy online at Goldbelly.com– there’s a lot to choose from! If they are from New York, definitely buy them Russ & Daughters’ brunch package! You get an oasis of Nova lox, cream cheese, delicious bagels, an incredible chocolate babka, coffee, and a nice mug.

Or get them anything from Veselka, I bet they would love their sauerkraut and mushroom pierogi–best on the planet!

And for any deli lover, Goldbelly has the fantastic Liebman’s Deli which will feed a small army at their house — lots of knishes, corn beef and matzo ball soup!

Gérard Bertrand has an amazing new orange wine, Orange Gold–a perfect gift for the wine drinker! So light and lovely! The wine pays tribute to the first orange wines of Georgia 4500 years ago. With this unique name, Orange Gold pays tribute to the power of the sun and the beautiful sunsets of the South of France. Pair it ideally with Indian curry dishes, slightly spiced asian cuisine or hard crust cheeses.

Does your special friend love Italian food? Check out GIadzy, which was launched in 2016 by Emmy Award-winning Food Network personality Giada De Laurentiis. The e-commerce platform features a variety of delicious food products that can be mailed directly to your home. Along with Italy-inspired lifestyle tips on entertaining and food, and blogs covering wellness, beauty and style, Giadzy showcases a wide range of pantry products, personally curated by De Laurentiis, from mostly small, family-owned producers whose goods are only available in certain regions of Italy. Visit the site at giadzy.com.

For the sake lover, HEAVENSAKE, the first Franco-Japanese Sake, is an impressive gift in a beautiful bottle. They recently introduced a new JUNMAI DAIGINJO expression – titled “Label Orange” (720ml; 16.9% ABV; $69.99 SRP) – to its portfolio, in collaboration with noted sake brewery, Urakasumi, located in the Miyagi prefecture of Northern Japan. Label Orange, which reflects the expertise of a winemaker applied to sake and the terroir of Japan’s rice varieties, was recently awarded Gold Medal the 2022 New York World Wine & Spirits competition.

Designed for the western palate and cuisine, HEAVENSAKE’s unique blends are all natural, created with no distilled alcohol or added sugar, sulphite-, gluten-, and additive-free, and are three times less acidic than wine. https://www.tippsysake.com/products/heavensake

For the home chef this holiday season, gift them the Suzanne Organics INFUSIO Gift Set from Suzanne Somers organic home line. Crafted using the finest hand-harvested olives to create small batches of extra virgin olive oil and the finest vinegars infused with aromatic herbs, spices or citrus from Modena, Italy. Suzanne, who is an avid home cook has only one philosophy with food – that it has to be full of flavor – or why bother? All products in the Suzanne Organics line are filled with the best quality ingredients, always with an eye on convenience in the kitchen.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks come in a variety of flavors and are a great healthy gift for your little ones. Tasty and fun to eat, your kids will think this is a delicious gift for them!

Desert WineFest Give an experiential gift that everyone can enjoy with tickets to the upcoming Desert WineFest happening 2/25-2/26 as the desert comes to life in spring. Desert WineFest: Springtime in the desert is one of the most stunning times of year, and what better complements that than a day of wine tasting! The inaugural Desert WineFest heads to the Palm Desert Civic Center Park February 25-26 to celebrate all things wine! With unlimited wine tasting, shopping and fun food trucks, Desert WineFest will be the weekend to head to the desert!

For The One Who Loves Nature & Making a Difference in the World

Looking for the perfect gift that will also help wildlife? The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) takes pride in sourcing and offering a wide range of beautiful products with an eye toward sustainable design when possible. Their inspiration is taken from the wonders of the natural world that we see and feel all around us.

Every purchase helps NWF’s mission to support wildlife and the precious resources we share. NWF has a broad range of beautiful products to appeal to wildlife and nature fans of all ages.

There are many people who believe a money tree brings in good luck for 2023!

Buy your honey a lovely one from Costa Farms! The company also has a wonderful array of greenery that will look beautiful at their home! Best of all, it comes in a beautiful ceramic planter!

Money trees are easy to take care of, and grow really well. Costa Farms sells them in different sizes, so you have a choice on what to buy! This is a plant that can live indoors and outdoors–you will enjoy it through the holidays and all year long!​​

World Vision’s Gift Catalog is a one-stop shop for socially minded shoppers seeking to purchase gifts that help make a difference in struggling communities around the world. For more than 70 years, the company has been offering sustainable pathways out of poverty for millions of families around the world.

The humanitarian organization’s Gift Catalog features a collection of curated, handcrafted celebrity-inspired gifts like: Patricia Heaton’s recycled sari bowl, $90 – The “Woven Together” bowl by Emmy®-winning actor, producer, bestselling author, and World Vision supporter Patricia Heaton makes a cheerful, one-of-a-kind gift. Each bowl is handcrafted from vibrant recycled saris by artisans in India who earn fair-trade wages to support their families. Your $90 donation will create lasting change through the World Vision Fund, which helps meet critical needs both today and tomorrow, equipping and empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty.

For Him

In our day in age, technology is booming and we often forget that time is precious. Woodstone handcrafted watches are here to be that constant reminder on your wrist to remain present in time and nature. Handcrafted and made entirely from sustainable materials, the watches offer a unique pattern, ensuring that each and every product is one of a kind. The timeless pieces are crafted with swiss-made movements and add a stylish touch to your outfit on any given occasion. The unique designs align with the founders mission to remind customers to be present in time and to devote their energy and attention to the things that matter most.

For Her

Through meticulously sourced, artisan crafted skin care, Ladson’s is committed to enriching people’s faces with the strength and well-being to feel your best. The company bypasses large anonymous bulk suppliers, and buy products directly from the source. They support families in Northern Ghana who craft shea and cocoa butter by hand; and a family owned farm in the Sonoran desert in Arizona which produces exquisite jojoba oil. They use oil from upcycled avocados from Ethiopia, and by doing so support over 30,000 farmers in the region of Addis Ababa.

Keracell’s Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum is a highly concentrated anti-aging treatment that can brighten, firm, and smooth your complexion. This advanced formula with stabilized Vitamin C and orange micro-beads of Vitamin C helps to even and clarify skin tone, boost collagen and elastin production, and diminish age spots and freckles. The formula contains excellent sources of Vitamins A & E and Indian Gentian Leaf Extract that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also moisturizing and brightening the skin.

KareCo (@karecobrushes): Get those beauty-obsessed on your nice list the gift of beautiful hair, with KareCo, a professional haircare tools designed for haircare and styling all hair types with ease! Two favorites that any glamorous girl or guy would love include:

Curl-friendly & Award-winning Tangle Buster® Brush for breezy detangling – now available in playful 5 colors! And The Brush Cleaning tool of your dreams – The Brush Brush A powerful brush that clears your hairbrushes of loose hairs, product buildup, and dust, to keep your brushes and your scalp health pristine!

Selfie Leslie: Shopping for the ultimate fabulous fashionista in your life? Head to Selfie Leslie for its collection of fabulous occasion dresses, bridal beauties and fashion-forward separates in premium fabrics and silhouettes. This Australian-born, Los Angeles-bred collection has pieces that truly stun for every occasion, from glam holiday parties to girls’ night out to date night. Get your seasonal styles that are sure to stun!

Z SUPPLY: Perfect for your bestie or the person on your list who likes to keep it merry and effortless! Be sure to please with ultra-luxe stocking stuffers and cozy gifts from Z SUPPLY’s specialty holiday collection of Z LOUNGE. These beloved essentials come in the softest fabrics, showcasing thematic and timeless styles the brand is loved for. Don’t miss out, as these sell out quickly!

Viking Beauty Secrets has lovely certified organic products made using the purest of ingredients from the unpolluted lands of Northern Europe. Now you can feel as resilient and confident today as the Viking women did a 1000 years ago! Your gal will love their Glow Facial Oil, an amazing blend of 11 organic certified oils and extracts that gives the nutrient and vitamin boost for radiant and glowy-looking skin. Made with Nordic berries – Sea Buckthorn, Cloudberries, Blueberries – and other vitamin-rich natural essential oils, this quick-absorbing oil leaves the skin feeling soft and glowy. All their items are vegan, Non-GMO, free of toxic chemicals, and cruelty-free.

Peter Thomas Roth‘s best-selling Water Drench formulas are available in two amazing sets this holiday season! The Full-Size Water 24/7 Essentials is now available at Sephora for only $54, which means customers are essentially buying the Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer and receiving the Water Drench Hyaluronic Acid Glow Serum and Water Drench Broad Spectrum SPF 45 COMPLETELY FREE!  Additionally, Ulta is offering the Full-Size Water Drench Face & Body 2-Piece Kit for $37.80, which is less than buying either product individually!