This clever two-in-one lip kit from Kaja (meaning “let’s go” in Korean) comprises a strawberry-scented and flavored scrub with a flavor-free lip balm. Unscrew the bottom to use the gentle scrub, and flip the cap to reveal the creamy balm—which also provides a subtle gloss. With the aid of grape seed oil, strawberry extract, vitamin E and olive squalane, lips feel super-smooth and nourished after this quick treatment.
Love and Other Poems, the third collection from award-winning poet Alex Dimitrov, provides readers moments of reflection and wit, weakness and joy. Through his intimate, thoughtful and emotive lines, Dimitrov explores loneliness and hope, the sensations of time and longing for place—with repeat references to NYC and the power of presence it wields. Though Dimitrov’s paperback book is finite, one of the poems within is not; the title poem “Love” continues within a Twitter handle, @apoemcalledlove, where the poet adds one tweet each day.
Launched in 2005, Tony’s Chocolonely was founded when Dutch journalist Teun van de Keuken was investigating the cocoa industry and found most grocery store chocolate was made from ingredients harvested by enslaved people. Working directly with farmers at seven cocoa cooperatives in Ghana and Ivory Coast, Tony’s Chocolonely makes fair trade treats that taste extra delicious. Our pick is the Dark Chocolate Pretzel and Toffee Bar which contains crunchy sweet and savory chunks.
Created to celebrate, honor and revitalize Jewish food and cooking traditions, The Jewish Food Society explores identity, family and culture. With the belief that recipes are inextricably linked to stories, they share both on their site and podcast. They also offer a handful of products online, from aprons to T-shirts and this 100% cotton twill tote designed by Fuzzco.
From High Falls Hemp, this CBD-infused lip balm is creamy but never feels tacky, sticky or greasy. Their NY-grown, full-spectrum CBD blends with natural beeswax for the formula; as well as coconut oil, sweet almond oil and essential oil of spearmint for plenty more nourishment. The rich formula also helps to reduce inflammation in damaged lips.
Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar raises money for individuals currently incarcerated in maximum-security prisons. This year marks the 20th iteration of the calendar, and its theme is “a generation of support through the bars.” Art and words have been provided by Grae Rosa, Herman Bell, Veronza Bowers, David Campbell, Saima Desai, Damon Locks, Tom Manning, Nidal el-Khairy, David Gilbert, Gord Hill (aka Zig Zag), Eric King, Jaan Laaman, Paul Lacombe, Joy Powell, Richard Rivera, Laura Whitehorn, Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg, Xinachtli and others. Proceeds from the sale of the 32-page, full-color calendar will benefit organizations including Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison, Civil Liberties Defense Center and the Rosenburg Fund for Children.
Film magazine Little White Lies takes their passion for the silver screen off the printed page and into puzzle form with Inside the Chocolate Factory. The 1000-piece jigsaw brings Willy Wonka’s candy-coated vision to your living room as you put together the chocolate fountains, lick-able wallpaper and cast of characters that made this story one of the all-time greats.
London-based artist Olivia M Healy’s bold and colorful art adorns the pages of this calendar, printed on Demimattt 170gsm paper. Exploring themes of mindfulness, sexuality, gender identity, a little mysticism and more, the illustrations within this calendar (which measures 21 by 42cm) will inspire a bit of magic in your 2021. Price is in Pounds.
With all profits from their sales put back into Junior High, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, these socks do more than offer a little humor. Founded by Faye Orlove, LA-based Junior High aims to give marginalized individuals a voice within the arts. Their “Male Art Not Good” socks are made from 100% cotton and have been designed and made in LA.
Colorado-based Veritas Farms’ CBD lip balm provides soothing short-term treatment that won’t dry your lips in the long-term. The full-spectrum hemp oil doesn’t give you a buzz, but your lips will be happy with an all-natural formula that works immediately and deeply. What you will notice is the tropical flavor; the orange cream balm is akin to a frozen sherbet push-pop.
Crafted using sunflower, safflower and avocado oil, Jade & Fox Co’s luxuriant and fragrant Vixen Body Oil doubles as a moisturizer and perfumer. The food-grade ingredients within lend nutrients to skin—and even offer natural SPF. Though sold out, anyone interested can join the mailing list to learn when the product will return.
From Ana Miminoshvili (freelance illustrator and designer from Tbilisi, Georgia) comes a dark and delightfully creepy calendar filled with artwork from her Blooming Eyes series. Blending geometric shapes with organic ones, and mystical elements with humor, Miminoshvili creates a unique and alluring style. Printed in full-color on 170gsm white paper, this calendar is available in two sizes.
The first-ever official Prosecco Rosé to enter the US (following the approval of Prosecco Rosé DOC production by the Prosecco DOC Consortium in May 2020), Mionetto’s brand new liquid is 90% Glera and 10% Pinot Noir. Very dry and deliciously fruity, this well-balanced Prosecco Rosé sends fine bubbles skyward. This six-pack of 187ml bottles is the first iteration to be available for purchase and a slow expansion is expected moving forward.
Tom of Finland’s playful, erotic and celebratory illustrations of handsome gentlemen grace the pages of this 2021 calendar. Whether dressed as cowboys, clad in leather or entirely naked, each character exudes self-assurance and sensuality, and the scenes range from suggestive to salacious.
Now, perhaps more than ever, the healing and purification attributes of Palo Santo are being embraced by people all over the world. This particular oil is 100% pure and wildcrafted from trees native to Ecuador—one of the South American countries where it’s indigenous. While burning Palo Santo wood is cleansing and often ceremonial, in oil form it has more versatile uses—from healing to meditation and massage.
From Dallas, Texas-based Slice of Life Gardens, the Indoor Microgreens Garden Box allows you to select two sets of non-GMO heirloom seeds (from broccoli, red acre cabbage and purple kohlrabi options)—which arrive with a compostable grow tray, cover card, coconut coir soil pack and self-care cards (for a bit of extra personal positivity). All one needs is water and light to bring these greens to life.