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What holiday gift to buy for the person who has everything?  That question haunts many of us around this time of year.  Linda Cooper offers some unique gift ideas.

One could say it goes with the territory as a Lifestyle & Travel Expert to keep my finger on the pulse of the best, next-gen beauty and wellness brands. This is why I attend events like the FounderMade Discovery Show.   The summit is dedicated to promoting and inspiring entrepreneurs. There I found  amazing, must-have gift ideas for a stress-free holiday season.

An Alternative Holiday Gift Choice

If you are plugged into the world of alternative medicine you’ve probably heard that crystal energy offers potentially beneficial healing properties.

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Owner Samantha Strom developed Chasin’ Unicorns; a crystal-infused product line dedicated to spark self-love through her all-natural product line.  I fell in love with the entire product line of all-things crystal.  I also enjoyed speaking to Samantha. She also created  a range of organic, vegan, non-toxic, bath, body and home products to compliment the range.

A stand out from the line is the “Self-Love Monthly Subscription Box.  This is an incredible gift that “keeps on giving.”   A monthly mix of 4-7 bath & body products, crystals, tea, aromatherapy, oils and surprises from the brand with rituals dedicated to self-love. Each monthly box contains a value of $100 in products. It’s a steal at just $33 per month that can be gifted as a subscription or a single box as well.

On the subject of self-love, a 2015 study found that people with higher self-esteem have less depression, better relationships, and more job satisfaction. They also live longer!

A Holiday Gift Every Woman Will Love

Walking the aisles at the show, the RIKI LOVES RIKI on-the-go lighted vanity mirrors by GLAMCOR stopped me dead in my tracks. It is the most incredible make-up mirror I have ever encountered.

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I took a selfie using its ingenious magnetic phone clip.  RIKI SKINNY received the Oprah stamp-of-approval as one of her “2019 Favorite Things”. It is used professionally by Pro make-up artists, estheticians and celebrities worldwide. Riki’s five stages of dimming will give you full control of the level of detail you desire.  Glamcor’s newest launch  in time for the holidays; the “SUPER FINE”  is the ideal travel companion with an adorable dual-carry jewelry case. It’s so easy to take anywhere and can be thrown in your bag for on-the-go touch ups.

It’s your time to shine…

Enhance your holiday style and your inner goddess.  Sequin Jewelry tops my wish list to gift yourself and those you love this season.  Each piece is so unique, possessing inherent qualities that encourage a range of positive energies.

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Harness the beauty and power of the sun, moon and Earth with their Cosmic Bliss Collection.  It’s as meaningful as it is beautiful, featuring materials like baroque pearls, semi-precious beads and raw crystals.

One of my favorites from the line is this Illumination Triple Talisman Long Necklace.  It has an original talisman charm design of celestial symbols, inspired by ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.  Wearing this mystical amulet acts as my “good luck charm” with its stylized Evil Eye to repel negative energy and feel positive vibes.

Clean Skin Gift Idea

According to a Harper’s Bazaar poll nearly 50 percent of women are using clean beauty products but what does clean beauty even mean?

Safe for people and the planet. It uses a non-toxic element as a baseline and plant-based ingredient for active results. Much like eating clean rejects the idea of processed foods and focuses on nourishing. Plant-based produce delivers all the vitamins and antioxidants needed for a healthy immune and digestive system. The same is true for clean skin care.

While walking the aisles of the FounderMade Discovery Show I came across Codex Beauty  This is a bioscience led beauty company that is setting a new standard in organic luxury skin care. I met Codex Beauty CEO Barbara Paldus.

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She is a serial entrepreneur and scientist. Barbara developed this new class of clean skin care after exploring topical remedies for her son who suffered from eczema. She was disappointed by the ingredients they contained and their results.

Codex Beauty is built on scientific and natural ingredients. Environmentally conscious, plant-based preservatives, with pharmaceutical-grade processes. The range is entirely organic, free of harmful chemical compounds, and rigorously tested according to biotechnology practices.

After reviewing the line this past month I have become a huge fan of Codex’s Skin SuperFood nourishing cream for face, hands and body.  Their award-winning Facial Oil is my go-to primer. I use it before applying foundation to hydrate, firm the skin and seal in moisture.

A Healthy Holiday Gift

The cannabis market is at an all-time high, fueled by astronomical levels of consumer demand. So  I was not at all surprised to see an enormous array of CBD products on offer at the show.

Cannabidiol or CBD, has been recognized for its benefits to human and animal health. CBD is non-psychotoxic (i.e. it does not result in feelings of euphoria) and has a remarkable safety profile. This plant-based nutrient plays a key role in optimizing balance and enhancing quality of life.

CBD oil has the ability to “interact” with nearly every organ system in the body via the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).  It has grown in popularity amongst the medical community as a key supplement for maintaining homeostasis (balance).

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Photo credit: Brendan Cleak, 2019

With so much CBD to choose from,  PlusCBD™ Oil   stand out. They come in a variety of concentrations to suit your preferences. Available in balms, sprays, gummies, capsules and soft-gels.  Non-GMO, gluten-free and tested for quality, ensuring full traceability from seed to shelf.

My choices from the line are the PlusCBD Oil™ Gummies.   They offer a quicker, tastier way of taking CBD that are great for when you’re on-the-go or traveling. The PlusCBD Oil™ Roll-On Extra Strength 500mg CBD formulation is also an excellent choice.

My Choices

All the products featured here have my “stamp of approval.”  My “best-in-show” list of awesome holiday gift options. Hopefully this resource will ease your holiday shopping frenzy, while figuring out what to buy for that person who has everything, because guess what…?

That person is ME.

Interested in other unique festive holiday gift ideas? Read how you can give and host a healthier festive season.














Linda Cooper

Linda Cooper

Linda Cooper is an award-winning TV Host, Producer and Writer serving as a brand ambassador for worldwide travel on her national luxury lifestyle series “Travel Time with Linda” and as a contributor to several lifestyle and travel publications.

Her specialities include television and in lifestyle publications including the travel; lifestyle; luxury; tourism; hotels; restaurants; food/wine; fitness; spas; and retail shopping industries.

Season One of ‘Travel Time with Linda’ aired nationally on AXS TV Network, winning the 2018 Telly Award and is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Season Two featuring “Bucket-List Destinations” airs nationally on Sunday mornings at 8am ET on AXS TV Network and is soon available on Amazon Prime.


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