We get the chance to try a lot of products over the course of the year, and these are some we have liked and that we keep using. Everyone is different, and there is always the question of what sort of gift to get. Will they like it? How can we delight and surprise the person with something they will love but perhaps have not thought of for themselves? This is our selection, and we hope one of these will hit the right note for that special and hard-to-buy-for person. All our best wishes for a warm and wonderful holiday season.
EVEN H4 Bluetooth Headphones
This is the most life-enhancing product of the year for us. We are totally addicted. Everyone who enjoys music — and is there anyone who doesn’t? — should have a pair of these. Dylan never sounded so good.
We all hear differently, and a 50-year-old does not hear music like a 16-year-old. Common sense, right? Well, traditional headphones are one-sound-fits-all. They don’t aim for, or care about, anyone over 50.
Meet Even: a new headphone brand that recognizes that 50 is awesome with cutting-edge technology that learns and adapts music to your unique hearing. 20+ hours of battery life and a comfortable over-ear design make the Even H4 the perfect gift for the music lover in your life.
The Eye: How the World’s Most Influential Creative Directors Develop Their Vision
This book has been of greater inspiration to me than any other I have read this year. To be alive is to be creative, and this is a book about the creative process of some of the most creative minds working today and in the past. It is a picture book, but more than that it’s these extraordinary people talking about the process and how they do what they do. From fashion to publishing to entertainment, these are the people who move the culture. In the world we live in today, we are all the creative directors of our own lives. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in upping their game in the world of visual creativity.
Oura Ring Sleep/Fitness Tracker
We read that David Sinclair wears one, then we started to see some of our friends wearing them, then we became very curious about this device. It measures and tracks not just sleep patterns, but heart rates, activity, and recovery. We very much like to know as many measurables about our bodies as we can get, and this is the body monitor we are liking best. Fashion tip: If you find the finish too shiny, a bit of roughing up with a dish scrubber will take care of that.
EIGHTEEN B Skincare Holiday Sets
A couple of our team members have been using Eighteen B day and night and just love it. Gentle, effective, glowing. We are big fans of this brand.
Eighteen B harnesses the power of silk — one of the strongest materials in the natural world — to reinforce the natural skin barrier. After studying silk proteins for a decade, Lindsay Wray, PhD, realized she could use silk to create more effective skincare products. Lindsay and her team engineered the proprietary b-silk™ protein to mimic the properties of spider silk. B-silk™ protein is lustrous, strong, and biocompatible. It forms a lightweight, breathable barrier that supports the natural skin barrier for skin that looks healthy, glowing, and silky smooth.
Healthy, glowing skin requires a healthy skin barrier. An unhealthy skin barrier can lead to dryness, dullness, and irritation. And yet, the skin barrier is constantly at risk from environmental aggressors and harsh ingredients. B-silk™ protein acts as both a carrier and a barrier. It carries nourishing, hydrating ingredients to the skin and acts as a lightweight barrier that keeps them close.
CADDIS Best-Selling Miklos Style
Readers made cool. We have a few pairs. So do several of our profiled people. Our fave is the Miklos. We probably all need readers, and why not look cool wearing them?
CADDIS IS A MISSION DISGUISED AS READERS
“We’re done with acting our age. Let’s be our wildly-experienced, highly-intelligent, hyper-engaged, getting-older selves. Put your readers on and join us. We’re squashing age stereotypes. Welcome to the new age.
This is for people who are not in the long process of giving up. It has everything to do with age, but nothing to do with your job, your gender, or whether you live in Orange County or Hazzard County. It has to do with being who you are and owning it.”
KIKOKO Organic Herbal Tea Gift Boxes
When we profiled Kikoko founder Amanda Jones, she introduced us to her teas. Such a great idea: a range of thoughtfully produced cannabis-infused teas.
Kikoko makes the perfect gift for the canna-curious or the aficionado. The organic company makes premium quality cannabis-infused products for sleep, pain, anxiety, mood and even to revive libido. Each gorgeous, reusable tin contains four bags of delicious herbal tea (no cannabis taste). SympaTea is perfect for mom as it’s low in THC and high in CBD. Tranquili-Tea is a sleep salvation for anyone with insomnia, Sensuali-Tea is meant for social occasions (great alcohol replacement) and boosting sex drive. Positivi-Tea is for the familiar THC user, with 10mg THC/5mg CBD.
We have read the science, and have been taking Basis by Elysium twice a day ever since. A number of the people that we know in the longevity space also are fans.
The culmination of more than 25 years of research on the processes of aging, Basis is designed to support cellular health by increasing and sustaining NAD+ levels and activating sirtuins. NAD+ is estimated to be involved in over 500 different cellular reactions in humans but declines with age. Sirtuins are involved in critical cellular processes, including supporting a healthy metabolism and cellular energy production. Start a Basis pre-paid subscription today, and save $45 when you use code AGEIST.
SOL✿CBD CBD-Infused Herbal Balm
David was first introduced to CBD balm by his favorite chiropractor who used it to help calm a fiery back muscle. It worked great.
This maximum strength balm penetrates deeply & quickly into muscles and joints for instant relief.
SOL✿CBD carefully crafted this unique plant-based formula choosing 12 of the world’s most potent herbal extracts and oils that have been used medicinally for centuries. They also added a full spectrum hemp extract with naturally occurring CBD.
JONATHAN PAUL FITOVERS Eyewear
David always has a pair of Fitovers in the car with him. He raves about the optical quality of the lenses. Jonathan Paul has led the eyewear industry in designing sunglasses that “fit over” your glasses, bridging fashion and function and offering many different sizes and styles since 1993. As an exclusive offer to AGEIST readers, Save 30% sitewide + always free ground shipping on any Jonathan Paul Eyewear with the coupon “AGSTGG30”.
Unlike the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions, this coupon is good through the end of the year. Enjoy hassle-free shopping online at Fitovers.com
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean White Dial 42mm
Men’s watches are tricky. Because they are one of the few legit accessories men get to wear, they are loaded with meaning. Probably like a lot of men, we are constantly prowling the watch sites for inspiration. We came upon this Omega seeing it on a very in-the-know friend of ours and thought the white on white was so utterly modern and forward-looking without looking frivolous. This is a tough order and we think this Planet Ocean in white does it very well. The white ceramic dial with the white face looks amazing. The model is discontinued, but we were able to find a few of them available.
Breville Barista Express Espresso Maker
We admit to coffee being one of the basic foods groups around here. We also like a tidy counter. This little machine has become our fav appliance. Get a great cup of espresso – from bean to brew – in less than a minute. This espresso maker grinds the beans right before brewing, and its interchangeable filters and a choice of automatic or manual operation ensure perfect results from beginner and connoisseur alike.
JENNI KAYNE Fisherman Crewneck Cashmere Sweater
Chunky rib-knit cashmere elevates the easygoing style of a comfy crewneck sweater. We like this brand for the quality of their workmanship and the easy styles they feature. This sweater comes in both toasty cashmere or chunky cotton, and we like both. Also in a nice medium grey.
We are all about scent, and it is very difficult to make a good one This one, developed by fashion royalty Inez and Vindooh, has stood the test of time for us. It is called 1996, and perhaps there is something to the name we don’t know, but for us it all about the alluring combination that has us coming back for more.
Gabriela Artigas Triple Star Earrings
When we like a designer we go all in. Gabriela was in our guide last year, and she is back again with these fetching gold star earrings. How amazing will they look for that next festive occasion?
Some of these products are sponsored by our generous brand partners.
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