For the segment on hostess gifts, the following brands were featured.
With an experienced culinary background and love for Scottish Highland Coo cows, Julie Deck cooked up Coo Moo Jams. The most popular offering, Apricot Habanero, fits perfectly with your favorite recipes by adding a flavorful kick. You’ll love the super cute label as well, featuring the lovely artwork of Lauren’s Cows who created Gracie, the brand’s mascot—a Highland Coo cow that absolutely loves jam. What a face!
Cheesemonger Box is the artisan cheese subscription that is freshly cut-to-order and delivered straight to doorsteps monthly for an incredible experience. This is a gift every cheese lover needs in their life. Connoisseurs of fine cheeses will delight in the offerings, curated in small batches from artisan selections to traditional offerings. Partake in the highest quality American and European cheeses while learning about the wonderful world of artisan cheese and becoming your own expert.
MOLLYGRAMS designs the most gorgeous nursery and home decor with watercolor artwork custom-made for the recipient. Provide any name or place and artist Molly Pascal will spell out the variety of letters in the most artistic way. She has any occasion covered with items for baby showers, housewarming gifts, wedding keepsakes, cottage decor. You name it, she’ll create it! The customizable artwork includes special nods that are important to recipients, with many lettering and themes for her alphabet available. Mix and match letters to create a custom look and fun twist.
There’s a reason math teacher Mrs. Bench has three million TikTok subscribers! Referred to as the Fidget Toy Queen, she has amassed a tremendous following by letting her students “fidget” in class. She’s on to something here. Fidget Toys Plus is the ingenious brand created by this amazing mom of two, Faith Bench (a.k.a. Mrs. Bench, her social handle). Mrs. Bench has provided fidget toys for her students since 2013, but she garnered attention when she began posting TikTok’s for her engaging and unique teaching style, receiving top educator awards along the way (she has even been mentioned in front of Congress!).
Fueling real innovation in the alcohol industry, Bellion Vodka features NTX Technology to address many common concerns of alcohol consumption without removing any of the desired attributes. This is the world’s first “functional” spirit making it the smart vodka for today’s generation. The brand has reinvented a 600-year process by blending traditional distillation methods with NTX Technology, featuring FDA-approved ingredients that reduce negative side effects. There’s nothing else like it on the market, creating a new science-meets-consumption category of spirits.
The second segment features these holiday favorites:
BREO BOX includes five to eight curated cool tech gadgets in each subscription box. A fun, surprise-filled delivery awaits recipients. The gender neutral boxes are curated to fit each season, with a new offering available every three months that will enhance your lifestyle with the latest tech, gadgets, home goods, fitness products, and more. The subscription box is filled with actually useful lifestyle and tech items that you never knew you needed.
The California-inspired brand Luna Cara Swim has the perfect modern swimwear collection with a retro edge that is the go-to for year-round style and resort living. The luxury swimsuit and resort wear line is ever-so on-trend and simply stunning. With noticeably flirty designs, some with a throwback to a different era (hello, high-waisted bottoms!), each item features a modern flair for today’s fashion-conscious women. The styles are made with super soft, luxurious fabrics in the U.S. The brand is working to keep the planet as beautiful as you are, conscious of its environmental footprint.
Mr. Soft Top is the luxury brand for doggy sweaters, tees, accessories, and more. The garments are made with love from pure New Zealand wool and luxury mohair. From Merino tees and sweaters to raincoats and woolen coats, get the camera ready because your canine companion is going to fill up your Instagram feed in the cutest way! An assortment of accessories, bedding, and dog slings round out the collection.
The Little Surfer Dude clothing is made for fun times, long naps, and explorations in comfort. The Florida-based brand brings its sunny culture to its line of surf-inspired apparel for babies and toddlers. From onesies to shirts and snapbacks, you’ll have one cute kid in front of you! There’s even a new collection of balance boards to complete the ensemble. The brand was started with one goal in mind – to live life like one long weekend and look good doing it.
Minimal, sustainable, and versatile, Together Textiles designs robes and towels traditionally hand-spun on looms one at a time in Turkey using the same techniques passed down four generations. The extra-long fibers contribute to superior quality and longevity with a stronger and smoother thread, making the Turkish towels and robes ultra soft, absorbent, durable, quick-drying, and naturally hypoallergenic. Purchasing from Together Textiles means you are supporting an ancient craft, along with a budding family of five who loves connecting with the local community.
Check out these amazing brands for terrific finds you’ll love to give as much as receive.