10 Gifts Way Better Than Anything You’ll Find at the Mall

FOREO Starter Set
I was introduced to Swedish skincare company, FOREO, a few months back and I’ve been using the full size LUNA 2 ever since– (bye bye Clarisonic.) This pulsating silicon cleansing brush leaves skin feeling tighter and extremely clean.  It doesn’t irritate the skin like you can get with exfoliating, and one charge lasts for 7 months!  This gift set pictured includes a LUNA 2 for normal skin, LUNA play in Pearl Pink, and FOREO day and night cleansers for $199 (retail value $284) foreo.com

Ballet Bod Mobile App
Founded by two former ballerinas, I tried the Ballet Bod workout in LA before downloading the mobile app.  The app features a 12 week ballet-inspired workout program that you can do from the comfort of your own home with just a yoga block and your iPhone.  The 30 minute programs are new each week and are perfect for sculpting long lean muscles.   Starting at $80 for a 12 week program.  Available on The Ballet Bod website, App Store, or GooglePlay.

Naked 3D Fitness Tracker
I wrote about my experience getting my first scan with Naked, and I can’t wait until my pre-ordered product ships.  Naked Labs developed the world’s first 3D fitness tracker which is essentially an aesthetically pleasing mirror that records all of your body’s important measurements including body fat %, weight, and specific measurements.  The results are sent to your smartphone and voilà– you have your very own avatar! Purchase from Naked.fit
BRITE STUFF EXCLUSIVE: Reserve your Naked now for $95 (full cost $749).  Use my promo code via this link for $50 off.

Back to the Roots Gift Sets
Oakland-based Back to the Roots, has a variety of home gardening kits so you can grow your own fresh organic herbs and vegetables on your kitchen windowsill.  Starting at $24.99 from BackToTheRoots.com
BRITE STUFF EXCLUSIVE: Use code: TheBriteStuff10 to receive 10% off of the entire Ready to Grow Collection

Timex IQ
Timex recently launched IQ+ Move, a new analog watch for men and women equipped with discreet activity tracking technology.  The IQ+ Move uses Bluetooth to connect to your phone (iOS and Android compatible) and tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and sleep metrics. And, because it uses a traditional watch battery, there is no charging required.  $149 from BestBuy.com 

CHiP Smart Cookie Oven
Use ready made dough pods to bake a small batch of fresh hot cookies in just 10 minutes.  Too easy.  From $99 via Kickstarter

instruMMent 01
01 is world’s first dimensioning instrument. Carved in aluminum, and contained within a pen, pencil or stylus, 01 rolls to capture dimensions of any object, then logs, converts and shares the dimensions through your mobile phone.  Starting at $149 via Indiegogo

Spectacles
These new glasses allow you to record up to 10 seconds of what you are seeing and add it automatically to your Snapchat, but they won’t be easy to track down.  Follow @spectacles on Twitter in order to find the surprise kiosks (Snapbots) that sell the glasses.  Your only safe bet is the NYC popup. 5 E 59th St, New York, NY 10022

Thermos Lunch Bag
Love this cute lunch box– I can finally retire my Lululemon shopping bags and actually keep my food cold.  12.99 from Target

Bright Cellars Wine Subscription

You start with a taste quiz and then Bright Cellars will send you wine to try monthly.  Rate the wines you get, and they will use the data to hone in on the best matches for your taste.  #BriteBooze
BRITE STUFF EXCLUSIVE: Use this link for 50% off your first shipment.

Matcha Set from SHUHARI Cafe
This  authentic Venice cafe, supported partially by the the Japanese government, sells a variety of items for tea lovers, but a matcha set is definitely the place to start.  Whisk the tea powder into hot water and start enjoying the benefits of adding green tea to your daily routine.
SHUHARI Cafe, 1522 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

What’s a better gift than a good book?  Check out my reading list of What To Read This Winter for a wide range of titles.

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