The best gifts have the most meaning, they surprise and delight people, and they don’t have to break the bank. As we dance through the season of giving, here is my top 5 list of high vibration, thoughtful gift ideas from people and companies that make my heart sing.
My client, personal chef, and past life Gypsy partner-in-crime, Fortuna, has found her unique brilliance. She takes comfort food, makes it healthy (or not, whatever floats your boat), and prepares it with love, so you don’t have to. I’m not sure how she does it, but somehow she goes into our brains each week and knows exactly what we want to eat, even if we’re not sure. I actually love to cook, but when life is full with podcast interviews, coaching, writing, and mom-duty, I confess I resort to frozen pizza more often than you’d think.
With Fortuna, your menu each week will be customized to your tastebuds and dietary goals. She can also coach you and do in-home cooking classes so that you can learn to do what she does on your own. This is the ultimate gift for a new mom, a parent, a family, or yourself (rock those 2017 health goals)! She’s got some holiday specials happening now, visit her website to find out more.
2 – Lularoe Leggings from Lularoe Luana
Before I started working with my client, Luana, I HAD NO IDEA…no idea how freakin’ crazy people are for these leggings. Like, seriously. It’s INSANE. But Luana knew, and over the past few months, this beautiful bosslady has built a booming empire that would blow your mind. Not only did Luana have the foresight to see the potential of her Lularoe business (which by the way, also has adorable shirts and dresses, mens’ shirts, and little girls’ sizes too), she also sought out my services BEFORE she launched to help her with some of the technology, social media, and business-building logistics, but more importantly, to make sure that she built a business that didn’t completely consume her. Luana has always been very clear that her family and her health are the most important things to her. She works hard to prioritize her workouts, say NO to things to create more time for her family, and set boundaries in a culture where the underground tagline is “stressed, blessed, and Lularoe obsessed.” I’m so proud of her!
Luana is all heart, she loves what she does, and I guarantee your loved ones will freak out if they find Lularoe under the tree this year. You can search for her on Facebook or message me for more info. But if you’re like the rest of the Lularoe obsessed, you’ll find her.
Oh, how I love to punch and kick things. And Pua and I swear that our business partnership is so smooth because we frequently roll around on the ground trying to choke each other. Come to think of it, that’s probably the secret to my relationship with Joey too. We are so blessed to teach and train at Egan’s Training Center, where we can release pent up emotions and energy in a socially appropriate manner. I invite you to join us – two bonus gift ideas: Private lessons with Joey (Message me for more info) and/or a Gift Certificate for Egan’s Training Center would be amazing presents for yourself or someone special on your list!
For all your kickboxing, jiu jitsu, and MMA needs, Hawaiian Fight Gear is a one-stop shop. The owners of this locally based company, Andy and Heidi Taam, are AMAZING. They are the kindest, cutest couple ever with the coolest kids (and the raddest dog ever named George). Pick up a pair of MMA gloves or boxing gloves for your loved ones (some of you better grab some headgear for yourself first).
Wanna know my secret for looking awake teaching 5am MMA Bootcamp on Wednesdays? Fake lashes. I’m not kidding you, when I’m overdue for a refill (usually after too many weeks of jiu jitsu) it never fails that someone will say I look tired. OK, first of all, NEVER tell someone they look tired. If they are tired, they know, and if they look tired, they don’t want to know!
Jacque helps me look NOT TIRED and feel amazing. She is the real deal and a badass entrepreneur, always looking for ways to learn and grow. She does hair, makeup, brows, and more. I know I don’t NEED lashes to be pretty or look awake for anyone, but it’s a FUN treat that makes me feel fabulous and how you FEEL is what it’s all about. This is a great gift for you or someone you know that could use a little dose of self-empowerment and self-care.
5 – Acupuncture and Massage Treatment from Donna Rapadas
I’ve been seeing Donna for over 15 years. She does a combination of acupuncture, massage, and stretching. It’s SO AWESOME. She cured my asthma, got me pregnant (that sounded weird, but you know what I mean), healed my injuries, cleared up my skin, and reduced my stress. Just yesterday I went to see her and told her about some hand pain I’ve been dealing with for months (probably due to the kickboxing and jiu jitsu), and I swear, I woke up this morning PAIN-FREE. It’s like a freakin’ Christmas miracle.
Donna has treated my friends and family for frozen shoulder, vertigo, allergies, eczema, arthritis, workout injuries, hormonal imbalances, the list is endless. If you’re scared of needles (you really can’t even feel them), she can do acupressure and massage. Donna is a Crossfit athlete so she is very familiar with sports-related issues and injuries. She is also an accomplished fencer – how poetic is that? A fencing acupuncturist. That just makes me happy. This is the perfect gift for anyone in any kind of pain. Message me and I’ll pass her number on to you.
*6 – Best Life Ever Weekly Planner and Swag and Happiness U Gift Certificates
I know I said Top 5, but I can’t help but include a few more PERFECT GIFTS! This Sunday, Pua and I are SO EXCITED to be leading a workshop to help you create a BIG VISION for your epic 2017. Join us this Sunday Dec. 11th at 12:30pm for our Best Year Ever Big Vision Class at Happiness U’s NEW location in SALT, Kaka’ako. Check out yourhappinessu.com for registration & info. They also have Happiness U gift certificates available – who doesn’t want the gift of Happiness?!
Come a little early at 11:30 for our Best Life Ever Pop-Up Shop where we will have our new Best Life Ever Weekly Planners and lots of Best Life Ever gear (hats, tanks, and tees for men and women!).
*7 – Success Coaching with Pua, Kimi, or both of us!
OK, last one (although even as I’m writing, I’m thinking of so many more!). Don’t forget that both Pua and I do individual success coaching and corporate workshops and NOW is the time to book for the New Year!
High-level coaching with my coach, colleague, and friend Hang Boge (another great gift) is what gave me the focus, inspiration, and accountability to launch my own coaching business and co-create Best Life Ever with joy, authenticity, and work+life integration. And I’m so blessed that I get to work everyday now with the amazingly intuitive and insightful Pua as my partner and in-house coach.
If you are ready to live bigger, is virtually impossible not to grow and expand with a committed coach in your corner. I want 2017 to be your best year yet. If you are highly motivated and committed to getting focused, inspired, being held accountable, and having lots of FUN along the way, then coaching is the ultimate gift you could give yourself.
If you want to get started in January, the deadline to apply for coaching with me is December 15th. We’ll start with a short, fun conversation about what you want to create in your life. If, and only if, you decide that you want to work me, and if it feels like it’s a good fit to both of us, I have a variety of packages to fit your needs and some cool holiday bonuses which I will tell you all about with full transparency, no pressure, and no hidden fees. Book here
Wishing you the Best Holidays EVER! This season, and every season, I encourage you to support the local heart-based entrepreneurs following their dreams and living their Best Life Ever.