18 Gifts That PD Editors Are Giving (& Hopefully Getting) For Holiday 2016

December 12, 2016

Still not sure what to get everyone on your holiday list? Take heart! Peaceful Dumpling’s Editors’ Picks Holiday Gift Guide will help inspire you–even when it comes to those loved ones for whom it’s always hard to choose a gift. Happy gifting!

Juhea Kim, Editor in Chief


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Paddywax Hygge Candle in Tobacco & Vanilla, $29

“I have been buying Paddywax candles for years. They’re always soy-based and hand-poured in the U.S., and their fragrances and containers are always so en pointe. The new ‘Hygge’ series is making my heart go pitter-patter since it marries 3 of my obsessions: hygge, the unique Danish concept of coziness; pretty containers that double as decoration; and tobacco scented things. (Except of course actual cigarettes… :P) Yum!!”


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Eberjay PJ set, $120

“Ever since the amazing ladies at Journelle helped me find my true bra size (soo different than what I’d been wearing for years!! gah) I’ve been obsessed with this upscale lingerie boutique. Since we spend most of our time away from the office in PJs (just me?), it helps to wear something that makes you feel comfy yet chic–like this PJ set.”

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Seed + Mill Vegan Harva in Dark Chocolate, $7

“I’ve recently discovered this Israeli dessert made with tahini and sugar…and am in love. It also comes in flavors like vegan sugar-free pistachio. If you have giftees with a sweet tooth or a male dumpling for whom it’s hard to find gifts, try this…It’s hard to go wrong with it. (ships all over the U.S.)”

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Marshall Bluetooth Headphone, $199

“For the male dumplings in your life, this stylish Bluetooth headphone with 30+ hours of playing on a single charge is pretty much the best gift ever. They like music, they light gadgets. You get the idea.”

Emily Deschanel's LOVE GOODLY Collab Is The Best Gift For Your Friends. Period.

Emily Deschanel Curated LOVE GOODLY Holiday Box, $29.95

“I had the chance to review this Emily Deschanel collab,and can honestly say it’s the no-brainer gift for all the vegan and cruelty-free lovelies in your life. Actually, make that any lady…because even people who don’t care about cruelty-free will become converts after trying these beauty treasures, worth over $80 retail. See my full review here.”

Crystal Chin, Fitness Editor

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hellomellow energy shifting spray gift set, $55

“Who wouldn’t love 100% natural intention based aromatherapy? The best thing about these energy shifting sprays is that you can use them anywhere on pretty much anything!”



Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter, $35

“I’m in love with this nontoxic, eco-friendly body butter. It’s super moisturizing without feeling heavy or greasy, so it’s perfect for year-round use.”


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Himalayan Salt Lamp, $26.99

“Himalayan salt lamps not only look cool, they release negative ions when heated. The negative ions neutralize the positive ions of pollutants like dust, dander, cigarette smoke, and even electronic smog. A great gift for anyone looking to purify the air in their home.”

Mary Hood Luttrell, Creative Director


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016


“Liberty United creates fine jewelry with recycled parts from illegal guns taken off the street. Part of the proceeds help fund afterschool programs for at-risk kids in disadvantaged areas. This railroad spike ring is super cool, too!”


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016


“This Matt and Nat vegan tote is perfect for the busy professional in you life (maybe that’s you!) I love the vintage-inspired texture of the vegan leather.”
Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016
“This toxin-free blend of fig, lily, and cedarwood sounds absolutely enchanting. A lovely gift for the fragrance lover on your list.”


Jennifer Kurdyla, Features Editor


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016
“For the foodie in my life, a very decadent truffle salt makes even an unsavory future taste good.”


Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Essence of Vali Sleep a Bedtime Ritual, $18


“This year I’m resolving to self-care (even more than usual!), which includes a healthy amount of regular sleep. This is a little helper I’m dreaming of.”
Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016
“I confess that I only recently converted to the church of Beyonce. Paying homage to one fierce lady with this sweatshirt–and maybe even embodying some of it myself?”


Molly Lansdowne, Contributing Editor

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016


Starch Slides, $134

“Starch Slides are made with eco-friendly vegan leather and the fabric from men’s shirts–perfect for the shoe lover in your life.”

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016


“Who doesn’t love a good necklace? This year, give someone special this adorable 90’s-style choker, made in the USA with vegan ‘suede.'”


Jackie Quattrocchi, Contributor

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016


One Hope Wines, various

“These California wines are not only distinctive, you can also choose your favorite charity to donate 15% of the price, in addition to the contributions already built-in to select bottles: it’s the ideal gift for a compassionate oenophile.”


Isabelle Steichen, Contributor

Editors' Picks: Holiday Gift Guide 2016


So Buddhalicious 30 Day Buddha Bowl Challenge, $30

“We put this program together for anyone who has had food anxiety over the holidays and who doesn’t want to restrict or give up indulgences. We love showing people how healthy food can also be delicious!”

Do any of these gifts on our holiday gift guide look like absolute perfection? Let us know 🙂

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Juhea is the founder and editor of Peaceful Dumpling and the author of bestselling novel Beasts of a Little Land. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, @juhea_writes and Pinterest.


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