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Bennd 2022 Holiday Gift Guide
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Bennd 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

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The Bennd 2022 Holiday Gift Guide is here, curated with intention by our Founder, Heather Parkin.

'As I pause to reflect on the past ten months, I am filled with so much gratitude for our community. Small businesses have taken quite a hit this year in this ever-changing economy, and it is because of you that Bennd is still here. I thank you all for the incredible support.

In this year's gift guide, I wanted to feature some of my favorite women-owned small businesses. These inspiring women have poured their hearts and souls into creating brands that lift the world up to be a better place. So please shop with intention this Holiday season and support small brands like us so we can continue bringing you unique one-of-a-kind offerings.'

In love and gratitude,
~Heather Parkin

Gifts To Beautify The Home

1.) Everything Designer Erin Featherston touches turns to beauty. Erin's passions which include holistic living; health, wellness, and spiritual practice are fundamentals of her daily life. She has cultivated an incredible network of specialists, from Feng Shui masters to early childhood development consultants to Green Home authorities. She understands how to integrate these values into beautiful design, creating spaces that inspire the senses and nourish the soul. Give the gift of home design, book a consultation with her here.

2.) Meticulously handcrafted Chelsea Miller Knives and kitchen accessories are made from high carbon steel repurposed from a horseshoe rasp and maple from her childhood farm, these works of art are a stunning addition to any kitchen! A perfect gift for those chef's who's meals you always look forward to. Plus they make great hostess gifts too!

3.) Designed to keep you close to the Earth. Introducing the newest edition to the meditation collection- The Bennd Floor Pillow! Handcrafted in four beautifully plant-dyed colors, including: Indigo, Babool, Sappan Wood, and Harda. They also transition easily for a Bohemian dinner party around your coffee table just in time for the holidays!

4.)  Holding the Casa Zuma Ritual Mug reminds me daily to slow down and be present. Handmade in Santa Fe, the Ritual Mug's organic shape and texture elevates your morning drink of choice. Casa Zuma, founded by lifestyle extraordinaire Camille Styles, includes handmade pieces for the table designed and sourced from around the world. Naturally, I wanted to feature everything from her collection- it's all so stunning!

Gifts To Be Worn With Love

1.) I can't live without my Jenna Bee handbags. Inspired by vintage 1970’s basket bags that Jenna fell in love with at flea markets. These handcrafted bags are a labor of love and a beautiful blend of two cultures- Kenya meets California. The sisal baskets are handmade in Kenya from pure, sustainably-sourced sisal fibre and finished off in Southern Califonia with the highest-quality vegetable tanned leather. Make sure to check out the Mudcloth totes too, they are a great everyday bag! Everything sells out fast, so make sure to grab yours before they are gone!

2.) Our Bennd Mala Collection was created while traveling throughout India. I had visions that our medicinal threads would encapsulate the same vibrational frequencies as semi precious stones. Each Labradorite stone stone and medicinal Harda thread meet harmoniously together to awaken your soul's purpose and manifest the life of your dreams.

3.) A wardrobe staple. Simply put, they are the best button up shirts you will ever own. Frank & Eileen is a certified woman-owned, women-led business that has worked with the same ethical, sustainable manufacturers for over a decade. Their mission is to model and support female entrepreneurship as a force for good—all from their family-friendly HQ in sunny California.

4.) Fanny Penny is a clay and fiber artist based in Ojai, CA. From a young age Fanny was drawn to fashion and fiber as a means of expression. Her body of work ranges from stunning stoneware chains, to large wall sculptures, and jewlery all which combine fiber and clay. This Papessa Necklace is one of my favorites, hancrafted from stonware and natural leather.

Gifts For The Soul

1.) A yoga mat like no other. Intentionally crafted to restore and promote balance in your body and the environment. Naturally, plant-dyed organic cotton fibers feel heavenly beneath your hands and feet while you practice. This Bennd Single Harda Ayurvedic Yoga Mat is medicinally dyed in the Harda herb and infused with Bennd's exclusive formula consisting of 22 different Ayurvedic medicines. Your yoga practice will never be the same!

2.) A statement piece like no other, this high vibe Bennd Chrysoprase and Sappan Wood Mala Necklace is handcrafted with 108 semi-precious Chrysoprase stones and Sappan Wood Medicinal threads. Designed to encourage you to expand your hearts infinite capacity and embrace unconditional love.

3.) Give a snapshot of the sky the moment they were born with a Natal Chart Reading by Danielle Beinstein. This astrological reading provides information as to our psychological wiring and habits. It also reveals, through transits and progressions, our personal cycles, opportunities for growth and learning and clarity regarding timing. Danielle’s grounded, soulful approach allows for a deeply healing experience.

4.) The meditation pillow of your dreams. Featured in a stunning neutral shade of the medicinal Ayurvedic herb- Babool. This Bennd Babool Ayurvedic Meditation Pillow provides skin and wound healing support, is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory- extremely effective for joint pain, and antihistaminic. Add three intentions or mantras of your choice to really personalize your gift.

Gifts of Restoration

1.) A must in your daily routine and something here at the Bennd headquarters that we can't live without- Philosophie's Cacao Magic. This blend is created with Chinese herbs, rare medicinal mushrooms, and superfoods sourced from all over the world, including raw cacao powder, which provides the blend’s incredible chocolate flavor.

2.) Your skin never felt so smooth or smelled so heavenly until you've used C & The Moon Malibu Made Body Scrub and Glow Oil. Founded on the belief that the way we care for ourselves has a direct impact on how we care for our planet. Their Malibu Made Gift Set is perfect for anyone in your life that loves to smell amazing and pamper their body from head to toe.

3.) Made to order and intuitively created for you, this is the honey above all honeys. Spiritual Blacksmith canna-honey is lovingly made over a 4-day process. Every batch is made to order, prayed over, and blessed, then charged with healing.

4.) Who doesn't need more rest? Induce the sweetest sleep with the Deep Sleep Gift Set from Kaliks Collective! Your loved ones will love you even more after they enjoy a warm abhyanga in the evening with Reverence Body Oil and then relax in their coziest robe with a cup of Nocturne tea infused with lavender, passionflower, skullcap, and chamomile. Don't forget to buy a set for yourself, you can thank me later.

Happy Holiday's to our amazing Bennd community. May your days be filled with love, light, and an abundance of gratitude. Enjoy!