Ho-ho-holy sh*t, what a year THAT was.
For most people, 2020 swung us around like some kind of rusty ride at the town fair, cackling evilly as we tried to hold down our puke. For a select few others (Zoom employees, Tesla investors, introverts), this crazy calendar year had much better outcomes. Rub it in.
But there is one thing we can all agree on…
With 2020 just about over, it’s time to frickin’ treat ourselves.
So whether you’re buying for yourself or shipping to the friends and family you haven’t been able to see, we’ve whipped up some killer gift suggestions for whatever Big Mood this past year has you in.
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Isn’t it wild how WFH somehow ends up being more effort than, well, actually being in the office? If you’ve been putting in the overtime to keep your company — or side hustle — cruising, you deserve to splurge on these items to keep you going.
Military-Grade Grooming Game:
Staying inside for 9 months is no excuse to become a dirty, gnarly caveman — exactly why we’ll be picking up the Holiday Deluxe Set from Bravo Sierra. Esquire named the Deodorant Best of the Year — which is pretty impressive when you consider that 2020 was thirty years long — and this limited edition curation of their bestselling grooming essentials is neatly packed in a ready-to-gift box. Because who really knows how to wrap things anymore?
Coffee is for suburban high schoolers and church potlucks. Fact. If you’re ready to get called up to the productivity big leagues, it’s time for this industrial-strength espresso machine from Breville.
Curb Your Emb-thusiasm:
Oh, you’re still drinking from that #1 Dad mug you got gifted 6 Christmases ago? Cute! Now when your kid isn’t looking, pour that espresso (callback alert!!!) into this temperature-controlled mug from Ember. Latte Larry would be proud.
Your 2-week trip to Koh Samui? Cancelled. Your yoga studio? Closed. Your roommate who just won’t exit the living room? Let’s not talk about it. If you’re in need of some serious self-love, these Hustle-vetted products will do the trick:
Give Yourself a Hugs:
If you take one thing away from the sh*tstorm that is 2020, let it be this: Self-care is muy, muy importante. That’s why we suggest splurging on Hugs CBD premium hemp extract products. Use code holidayhustle to get a whopping 35% off and get your chill on with Hugs high quality CBD products.
Practice Self-Love… Literally:
Look, what do you expect to happen when you stick people alone in their apartments for 6+ months? Pick up a Lora Dicarlo Ose 2 and turn me time into *ME* time.
Let’s face it, reality sucks lately. You know what doesn’t suck? Virtual reality. Explore new, politics-free planets with the Valve Index VR kit. Just promise you’ll wave to us if you see us on Muskatron-9.
There’s burning the candle from both ends, and then there’s lighting the candle on fire with a blowtorch while trying to keep the wick’s kids entertained in the midst of work day. Yikes. Try some of the below to cool off, literally and figuratively:
Bounce Back From Stress:
This wearable from Apollo Neuroscience engages with your sense of touch to help you focus, sleep, and stay calm. If 2020 did anything positive for us, it gave us the technology to feel safe and in control of our stress levels. A must have for your 30 person Zoom family holiday party where absolutely no one is on mute.
Zonk Out (Like, Out-Out):
We wanted to recommend a floating isolation tank, buuuut they’re $29K and also you can’t sleep in them without drowning. Oh well. The next best thing? The Eight Sleep Pod, the most advanced bed on the market for all you tossers and turners out there.
Girl, Put Your Records On:
And show us your favorite song with this Sonos Vinyl Set. For maximum recovery, plug this in, lay down in your Eight Sleep Pod, and stay horizontal until 2021. Don’t worry, Uber Eats can slide the food under your door.
Maybe you were one of those Zoom employees we mentioned. Or maybe you’re just glad to have a stable job and a healthy family (hey, aren’t we all?). Whatever it is, these gifts will help you show your appreciation for others or yourself in these tough times:
Give The Gift of Green:
Plants are making a major resurgence this year. And can you blame people? It’s like getting an all-natural air purifier, modern home decor, a zen meditation machine all in one. Check out these best selling plants from The Sill and treat your fave coworker (ah-hem, yourself) to a much-needed desk decoration.
Raise A Glass. Or Two. Or Three:
Think of all those times this year that you swore your coworker you “owed them a drink” for something. Well, time to cash in. This Tito’s Personalized Vodka bottle is the perfect way to show someone you appreciate them. Hopefully they return the favor…
Heat Up Your Dinner Parties:
Consider this Oona Portable Wood Fired Pizza Oven a make-good for all those times you invited yourself to your friend’s backyard for dinner and brought nothing besides a bag of Lays and a jug of wine. Not that that’s a bad thing.
Raise your hand if you don’t have the energy to care anymore! ✋
We see you. We feel you. We shopped for you. Go crazy, you beautiful, careless butterflies:
F*ck It, Buy A Convertible:
The Venice Blackjack has 3 wheels — one for each of the shits you don’t give. Driving around in this will let everyone know that you truly, utterly, couldn’t care less about anything besides getting a sunglasses tan while cruising the PCH. Wow… is this what nirvana feels like?