Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Building on our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide feature, we’ve curated a new collection of gift ideas for this season.

We hope to make your gift-giving less stressful and more meaningful.  After all, gift-giving should bring us all joy, even more so when we know that our gifts were created with our health in mind.

Your are sure to find the perfect gift no matter who you might be gifting to, no matter what holiday you might be celebrating, no matter the purpose…host/hostess gift, party favor, or more.

We are so grateful for all that these founders are doing to build a healthier world.  We hope that you will take a moment to learn about their backgrounds and missions; follow them on social media; and find ways to support them not just this season, but throughout the year.

Do good by gifting well!

Happy and healthy gift-giving, and best wishes for a peaceful holiday season!


Morgan McLachlan – founder, master distiller and chief product officer of Amass – creates such incredibly clean, uniquely flavored, and beautifully bottled spirits. She was one of only a few female distillers when she began selling her spirits back in 2012, and through her passion for plants and distilling, she aims to transform botanics into a conduit for ritual and connection. The Amass bottles are simply stunning on their own, and your recipients are sure to upcycle these into beautiful vases – score 2 gifts in 1!

We are looking forward to creating a signature holiday cocktail with the newly-released Mushroom Reserve!


Big Spoon Sauce Co.

Conceived by Lani Chan and Nate Bender in Brooklyn and born in Sonoma County, Big Spoon Sauce brings us an array of crave-worthy Chinese-inspired sauces. You can feel fabulous about enjoying them all as they contain only real, locally-sourced (whenever possible) ingredients. No artificial anything, no ordinary inexpensive oils – olive oil is the star here.

We especially love the Chili Oil and Green Gems too which features local kelp and garlic from THE authority on garlic and one of Alaina’s favorite farms, Bernier Farms. Look out for a new release featuring Asian heritage peppers grown by local AAPI farmers.



With Ghia, Mélanie Masarin has created a collection of unbelievably delicious and refreshing canned spritzes and beautifully bottled apéritifs. Ghia’s spirits are made with pure ingredients including fruit and vegetable juices; herbal, botanical and spice extracts like gentian root, eucalyptus extract, and chili pepper extract- no added sugar, preservatives, or artificial flavors.

We are enjoying the Sumac & Chili Spritz on the regular, and love to give the full-sized Apéritif and Mini Apéritif as host/hostess gifts and dinner party favors, respectively. Don’t miss Ghia’s new Holiday Gift collection!


Knead Love Bakery

Sarah Magid launched her highly-acclaimed, wild-fermented sourdough bakery at home in Brooklyn in 2018. You’d never know it, but all of Sarah’s mouth-watering savory and sweet creations are gluten-free and made with hand-milled, locally-sourced ingredients. With organic, vegan, and refined sugar-free options, Knead Love features only the best ingredients from regional farms and fellow local, values-aligned small businesses.

When in NYC, don’t miss Knead Love at Farmer’s Markets or at specialty retailers like Matchaful. Until then, shop online for Sarah’s specialty baked goods including her not-to-be-missed brownies and cinnamon rolls.


Mad Marvlus

Marreya Bailey, owner and producer of Mad Marvlus, is a pioneer trailblazing our way to the future of wine. Mad Marvlus is a low-intervention wine and cider brand producing unique, elevated beverages with organic (and sometimes foraged) fruit and botanicals as naturally as possible in Northern California. Marreya enjoys applying pan-cultural ancestral fermentation practices that continue respecting the balance amongst art, science, nature, and people.

Marreya’s Mad Maxine is one of our favorites at the moment…stay tuned for updates including the release of a new blend to come just in time for your late December and New Year celebrations.



Born in NYC with deep roots in the rich soil of the Dominican Republic, Maritza Abreu launched Pisqueya with her family’s hot sauce recipe that had been passed down for many years. Since then she’s developed her own recipes in expanding the Pisqueya collection to a medium and spicy sweet sauce as well as an Adobo seasoning.

Maritza’s products are packed with nothing but natural and authentic flavors and ingredients – peppers and herbs sourced directly from farms in the Dominican Republic. The Hot Like Fuego set makes the perfect gift for those on your list who appreciate experimenting with a little extra kick.



Starting with salt and pepper, Raina Kumra is on a food-is-medicine mission to transform our spice drawer and pantry. Raina is advised by numerous functional and ayurvedic doctors in creating nutrient-packed spices that are also a flavorful palate delight. As an example, Spicewell’s ayurvedic pepper is infused with turmeric and 21 plant-based vitamins and minerals delivering 10% of your daily vitamins.

Alaina has been addicted ever since Raina handed her Spicewell’s New Salt and Pepper packets as she was heading off for a few weeks of travel. We love gifting the New Salt and Pepper duo with the equally functional and tasteful pinch pots.

Spring & Mulberry

Spring & Mulberry

Kathryn Shah and Sarah Bell are exploring a world of sweet beyond sugar, starting with date-sweetened chocolate. We are dark chocolate obsessed, and these gorgeously adorned, luscious chocolate bars have become a household staple and ordered on repeat as gifts of all occasions.

Sweetened only with dates which are full of fiber, potassium, and antioxidants and cause less sugar highs (and lows), these bars are also nutrient dense. Alaina doesn’t leave home without chocolate in her bag, and lately, its been the “white mulberry, almond, and fennel” bar. The bars are conveniently packaged as sets for all of your gift-giving and/or self-indulgence needs!



With Tagmo, award-winning chef Surbhi Sahni, has not only created an intimate Indian restaurant in NYC’s Seaport district, but also a mithai sweets shop featuring small-batch, hand-made Indian treats. Surbhi and team make these bite-sized, mouth-watering and beautifully decorated treasures with only real ingredients and without preservatives and too much sweetness.

You can find seasonal, vegan and nut-free collections which are meant to be enjoyed fresh. Yes, these make perfect Diwali gifts, but believe us…these mithai collections make an incredible gift for any holiday or any time.


Trade Street Jam Co

Chef and Founder, Ashley Rouse has created super flavorful, yet only slightly-sweetened, alternatives to traditional spreads through Trade Street Jam Co. We love getting creative with the many opportunities to enjoy spoons-full of jam – whether smothered on pastry dough, stirred into cocktails, smeared on sandwiches and more, we love experimenting with her flavors.

This bundle is perfect for gift-gifting. Oprah also agrees as this bundle was just named one of “Oprah’s Favorite Things”! Your recipient will no doubt enjoy perusing all of the recipes that Ashley has compiled for this special bundle.



Chef and founder, Camilla Marcus creates pantry staples meant to dress up everyday cooking, and serve as unique additions to any gathering. Climate Neutral certified, west-bourne thoughtfully creates deliciously addictive, nutrient-dense, responsibly sourced and packaged products with an unwavering commitment to our health, our taste buds, and the health of our planet.

These heart-healthy oils truly are utility players for any chef or home cook. The refined oil is the perfect 1:1 butter replacement, and the organic extra virgin oil is the perfect finishing oil for, well nearly everything. Once you’ve enjoyed the last drop, you’ll definitely want to give this beautiful bottle a new life!


Direct from the Farm

Visit Local Harvest online to discover what local farm fresh products you might gift this holiday season. Whether a seasonal or year-long produce subscription or curated selection of provisions from your local farms, Local Harvest can point you in the right direction for farm fresh gifts. If not direct from the farmer’s market, search for local options like Farm to People in NYC.


Nourishing Those in Need

Donate to a local or global emergency food organization in honor of your family, friends, and colleagues. During such dark times in our world, there are so many people across the globe who are struggling. World Central Kitchen is an organization that we donate to regularly when disaster strikes. They are first to the frontline providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.



Support companies and projects like Feed that are working to alleviate hunger crises and chronic malnutrition through school feeding programs. Gift a beautiful, responsibly-made market, work or travel bag that both you and your recipient can feel especially good about.

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