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Holiday Gift Guide 2020

Hello my friends! I put together my Holiday Gift Guide for this upcoming shopping season and I CANNOT WAIT for you to see what I’ve rounded up! I feel like this year I just want to give, give and give some more 🙂

In years past, I would feel overwhelmed and disappointed with all the materialism that the US is based on (more on that here), but this year I’m excited. I’m excited because I want to support those that support me, that are out there growing a brand and hustling! My dollar goes much further with them than with any huge retailer. I made sure they were all included in this holiday gift guide!

Granted we can’t get everything from small businesses so I have included an array of different options below. My holiday gift guide includes a range in affordability, style, small business to Amazon and all the books you could ever imagine.

If you have any products or businesses you’d like others to support, leave a comment below!

*All links are listed below (some of the links below may be affiliate links)

gift guide to support small business superstars!


  1. Alice & Wonder – This shop has the cutest clothes and merchandise for the holidays! Right here in Chicago, you really can’t go wrong with any gift!
  2. SimpleSea Deodorant – One of my good friend’s started her own deodorant company so that it’s plastic free packaging and non toxic! Made right here in the US with a trio of different scents, this would make the perfect gift!
  3. Jazz’s e-cookbook – My best friend created her own e-book! Each recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and with 10 ingredients or less!
  4. Traveling Little – My friend Liana has started her own travel blog! She takes photos and sells them via Etsy with/without a frame, you choose!
  5. Frogtown Juice – (CODE: KATJA20) My friend Kyle has his own juice company and delivers in Chicago + surrounding suburbs (25 miles out). I buy this for friends all the time who need an extra boost or love all things health!
  6. Garden & Seeds – A small group with a big passion, they’ve created their own gear like t-shirts, socks and hats!
  7. BestYearPlanningCo – Andrew is a photographer from Akron, OH that sells his own design pieces like the “Entrepreneur” poster or a leather laptop sleeve! Definitely good options for the man in your life!
  8. Nemi Holisticks – Another local here to Chicago, these plant based snacks are made out of cactus! So many flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong.
  9. Tie Dye Set – My friend makes her own tie dye sets and they are soooo cute! They look incredibly cozy and would make the perfect gift for the best friend.
  10. Granola Butter – I mean, does this need an explanation? Granola and Butter. RUN!
  11. Leading with Love e-book – For that special someone in your life who is ready to fall in love with themself and make themself their #1 priority!
  12. Tuck The Float plush pillow – Perfect for the guy in your life who loves art, design and has good taste!

gift guide for the fitness fanatic!


  1. DumbellsFor the girlfriend, sister, mom or really anyone in your life who wants to create a home gym!
  2. One1Brands – For the health conscious gal who is looking for a healthier, plant based protein bar!
  3. Tone It Up – A plant based protein bar that I am obsessed with! You can’t go wrong with some birthday cake.
  4. Gymshark – I own these workout pants and they fit like a glove! They hold everything in place and make you feel so excited to workout!
  5. SimpleModern – The most perfect water bottle with the cutest array of colors!
  6. Biker Short – The most comfortable shorts I’ve ever owned. If I could, I would own every product they sell, I’m obsessed!
  7. Adidas Slides – I wear these all day, every day. These would make a great gift for the man in your life!
  8. Nike Freerunners – I also wear these every day, a good shoe for all encompassing purposes. You can’t go wrong!

gift guide for the self care homebody!


  1. Byredo – For the person in your life that appreciates quality. This is the best scent I’ve EVER smelled and wear it daily.
  2. Kush candle – Another good scent, you can’t go wrong!
  3. Necessaire – New to this brand but love that they offer fragrance-free product!
  4. Aesop post poo drops – These work like a charm and have a lemon scent!
  5. Watering Can – I love this piece because the design is so beautiful but also functional for watering plants. Gift this to the person who has a green thumb!
  6. Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen – I drink collagen every day and I’ve seen such a difference in my hair, skin and nails. Couldn’t recommend enough!
  7. January Labs – The best non-toxic face cream I’ve ever used.
  8. Plant Pot Trio – I’m obsessed with this store here in Chicago and they have the cutest planters
  9. Ear Cuff – Obsessed with jewelry and don’t want the additional piercing so a cuff it is!
  10. Good Medicine – Best Candle Ever!
  11. Bath Caddy – Turn someone’s bath experience into a spa!

gift guide for the kitchen Kween!


  1. Nespresso – I will never go back to a standard coffee machine again. I’ve turned into a barista and I’m not mad about it!
  2. Dinnerware Set – Let’s just say this is on my Christmas wish list too 😉
  3. Gold Silverware – Gold is gorgeous for food photos! Gift this to your photographer friend!
  4. Ninja – I make a smoothie every damn day. This was worth every penny.
  5. Coconut Bowls – I pour that smoothie into a coconut bowl and Bam! Instant tropical dream!
  6. Matcha – I’m obsessed with Rachael. That’s all, go support!
  7. Wooden Utensils – These are the best to cook with! No plastic or chemicals, just wood!
  8. Wine Glass – A German founded company that make lead-free and titanium glasses, these will not break!

for the book-smart beauty!


  1. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  2. You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
  3. The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
  4. Wellth by Jason Wachob
  5. Hilda by Coach Jennie
  6. Disrupt-Her by Miki Agarwal
  7. Untamed by Glennon Doyle
  8. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
  9. Girl, stop apologizing by Rachel Hollis
  10. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
  11. The Autobiography of Gucci Mane by Gucci Mane
  12. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  13. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  14. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  15. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
  16. WorkParty by Jaclyn Johnson



  1. The Fitz Chicago (Say I referred you at the front desk for $25 Off!)
  2. Branch Basics(CODE: KJTODAY10)
  3. My Deskview (CODE: BFCM for 30% if you spend >$200)
  4. Fringe Salon (Tori Dodson will give you $20 off when you say I referred you!)
  5. Orgain Protein Powder(CODE: KATJA30)
  6. SoChatti Dark Chocolate Packets(CODE: KJ10)
  7. Nutsola(CODE: KATJA15)
  8. Revive Superfoods(CODE: KATJA55)
  9. Hello Ned CBD Oil(CODE: KATJA15)
  10. Persona Nutrition *not pictured*- (Get 30% off your first 2 orders, just click on the link!)

Thanks for reading my holiday gift guide! If there are any others you’d like to include, please leave a comment below!