The TSA Holiday Wish List: Gifts That Inspire!

- ByMonica Krake

It’s that time of year again! If you’re looking for a thoughtful gift, you can’t go wrong with giving something that A) you’d truly want yourself or B) has been chosen with care – and a gift receipt. Here’s the TSA team’s gift guide for 2022.

They say the best present is presence, which is why we think The Collective Shift is the perfect gift for anyone in your life who’s ready to step onto their higher path. Curated by our very own co-Founder, Monica Krake, you’ll be giving three months of guided (online) experiences, including a month of Kundalini yoga, a month of guided breathwork, and a variety of empowering visioning and manifestation workshops with top practitioners. The perfect experience to do together with your giftee! You can sign up here. 

Our favourite candle as of late is the Sister Sister Candle by Canvas Candle Co. in Vancouver, (packaging designed by one of our besties, Rosa Pearson!). This candle makes your whole room smell incredible, and it lasts forever. Canvas also has a Ritual Collection that’s incredible.

Monica and Kirstin’s go-to choice for a holistic facial can be experienced at Wildflower Beauty Bar in Port Moody and lucky for you, she sends out gift cards. Wildflower offers facial gua sha, facial readings, and facial energetics, perfect for those who want to understand the link between their skin and overall health. She also offers manicures and spa pedicures. Other skin-related gifts we love to give and get include products from Squamish-based Skwalwen, and all the clean beauty over at Ilia and Prima.

Our top choice for some much needed 100% natural self-care products is none other than Saje – headquartered in the Mount Pleasant area. Sonam loves the beloved Peppermint Halo rollerball to combat headaches and the invigorating diffuser scents like Deep Breath and Unwind. Ahh!

On the wellness theme, we really love this Mindful Meditation Kit gift from the lovely ladies over at Rooted Beings. It comes with a palo santo bundle, a clear quartz crystal, a Lavender Sea Salt Candle, a ‘Forest Air’ Essential Oil Ritual Roller and a 3 Month Membership to access on-demand meditations from Rooted Beings. Perfect for any aspiring meditator!

And finally, we can’t forget all the foodies (and wine aficionados) in our lives! Our reco for all those with a sweet tooth is an assortment of mello’s delicious fresh-baked brioche doughnuts! With fillings like nutella, matcha, salted caramel and peanut butter & jelly, these unique doughnuts make a perfect gift. For the perfect bottle to celebrate the holidays, we highly recommend Osoyoos winery Rainmaker Wines’ Sparkling White. Wrap it up with some of these gorgeous (and shatterproof) wine glasses from Vancouver-based Fable.  And, for those looking to whip up a bit of inspiration in their own kitchens and be their own top chef – a cooking class online with The London Chef is a must-try!

Voila, happy shopping and happy holidays from our team to yours!