The Happier Podcast Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gifts

Happy holidays from the Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast team! Here is our gift guide from episode 404, where we offer many suggestions for holiday gifts, of all kinds: substantial gifts, stock-stuffers, experiences-as-gifts, and handmade. 

Elizabeth’s current favorite gifts:

BarkBox

Corkcicle portable coolers

Notes to Self socks

Gretchen’s current favorite gifts:

John Derian Sticker Book

Classic holiday-themed picture books – I mention the magnificent pop-up books by Robert Sabuda

Listeners’ suggestions:

Souper Cubes

Gift voucher to Stitch Fix

Sweet Paws Wearable Puppy Teethers

Nautilus puzzles – one for you, one for a friend or family member, and you connect by video while you each work on your puzzle

Recently, when I was getting my makeup and hair done for The Talk, I asked for product recommendations:

Mineral Air complexion starter kit

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted gel cream

Moroccan Magic Lip Balm

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray

Sachajuan Dry Powder shampoo

Check out all the great gifts on The Happiness Project shop:

Four Tendencies mugs, journals, water bottles…listeners can ask for a Happier podcast mug!

  • 20% off any orders of $100+ with promo code: HAPPIERNOVEMBER20
  • 15% off any order for returning customers with promo code: HOLIDAYVIP15


Stocking stuffers:

Photo of "The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short" canvas pouch

“The Days Are Long” pouch

Rainbow twirler

Magic grow capsules

Shashibo Shape Shifting Box

Custom socks with a dog’s face on them

Gifts you or your kids can make:

Use a laminator to create placemats, menus, favorite recipes, bookmarks

Iron leaves, crayon shavings, or whatever you like between wax paper

A five-senses portrait

“52 things I Love About You” deck of cards

Art made from children’s hand prints

Non-stuff gifts:

Give a set of notecards with 12 notecards and envelopes. Write in one note and put it back in the box, wrap it, and give it. Keep the other 11 notecards. Each month, write and send one of the notecards, so by the end of the year, the notecards are all in the recipient’s box.

Gift of Podcast—you can print out a certificate to “give” a podcast

An annual membership to zoo, aquarium, children’s museum, etc.

A dozen grapefruits from Pittman & Davis

A “Mama Day” and “Papa Day” each

Charity on Top gift cards 

Are you giving my books as gifts? Or asking for one for yourself? If you want personalized, signed bookplates for books by me that you’re giving as gifts, or for yourself, request them here. U.S. and Canada, only – mailing costs.

Happy gift-giving!

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