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Last Minute, No Copout Holiday Gift Guide

Gift-giving season is upon us. And as avid gift givers, it seems we get ourselves amped up about an overflow of ideas every year, just to realize that we’ve run out of time to execute them! (Do you feel us?!) How does something we are so excited about turn into such a stressful time-crunch? Still, we refuse to turn to lame copout gifts, because we LOVE that happy feeling of seeing the authentic smile that comes from a person we care about receiving a meaningful gift! So what about gift guides without time constraints?! All this considered, we decided to share the wealth of doable ideas in this round up of our favorite last minute suggestions that are, at once, so perfect and accessible the time crunch won’t even matter.

You’re welcome 🙂

Give the Gift of your time together + a fun experience:
Plan a staycation for you and your significant other or best friend!

893888d4_originalBook a hotel or Air B&B in Malibu for a quick, doable weekend getaway + a have fun during your stay with a visit to Malibu Wines for a wine hike, wine safari or wine sail (genius, right?!) For more info on Malibu staycations options, check out Air B&B’s suggestions on their wishlist.


Prefer to stay local for the holidays? You can book a staycation for a special weekend at our local Santa Monica Bungalow instead; let go of your obligations + enjoy your time near the beach with delicious cocktails on their stylin’ deck! 


Give the gift of relaxation: 

Sign up a friend for a float experience at Pause. Have you heard of floating? This sensory deprivation experience is a helpful way to effortlessly slip into meditative states, release toxins + stress and accelerate recovery + overall well being. For more info on benefits of floating, read this list from Pause’s site.


Give the gift of good times alongside health + happiness:
Booking tickets to a fun event or workshop in LA for you and a friend is another great idea to share time together while you spend your money in a meaningful way.

Need suggestions?
Our friends at Bender host awesome rooftop events around the city and the Conscious Family Dinner’s held by Integral fitness have changed our world. If you are willing to travel a little further, follow Xanadu for frequent, epic outdoor adventures and yoga socials. And, if you want to keep it in our community subscribe to our events to see what we have in store and purchase tickets for a memorable time together in the New Year!

Feeling indecisive? Our CREATE gift cards can be used towards any purchase at CREATE. Contribute to your friend’s ability to afford CREATE memberships, class packs, event + workshop passes and more!


Have an athlete or yogi in your life?

IMG_4296-1024x683Lucent Hue Yoga Mat – These mats are like no others we’ve scene, not to mention the designs are locally hand-painted watercolors  + the materials are eco-friendly. From the moment we found this company on Instagram, we were in love.


Evolve Active Wear – Put love into action when you gift yoga wear that GIVES BACK! For every item bought Evolve donates proceeds to one of their partner charities. ‘Cause we believe we SHOULD care where we put our money during the holidays AND every day we love that we can feel EVEN better about gift-giving for every Evolve purchase.


Some meaningful, keepsakes:
Buddhaful Creations Jewelry – have you seen the beautiful handmade jewelry that’s hanging on our wall? Come by and pick out your favorite, affordable piece made by our friend Kylie; support local artisans AND give a one-of-a-kind gift! Win, win.


Insta Wall handmade Dream Catchers – Yet another beautiful thing that we decorate our walls with; you can check out these inspiring and unique pieces made by our talented friend Esmerelda at our studio or, on her Instagram!

Whatever you decide to gift, we wish you zero stress and much meaning.
We hope this gift guide helps!
Here’s to happy gift exchange + a memorable holiday! You’ve got this.
-The Create Fam