The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for The Modern CEO - High Moon Studio


The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for The Modern CEO

With the holidays around the corner, we thought there was no better time than now to release The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for female founders and modern CEOs. If you’ve been feeling stressed about what gifts to get for the loved ones in your life (or for yourself!), you can take a deep breath – we got you! From entrepreneur must-haves to what to get the gal who has it all, we’ve curated dozens of trendy, on-brand AF gifts for everyone on your list. Ps: We’ve organized everything by price and category to make shopping a breeze! You’re welcome 😉


*Affiliate disclosure: High Moon Studio may receive a commission if you buy via the links. All opinions are our own!


Alex’s Must-Haves For the Entrepeneur


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#1. Extra Large Notepad – $12

An extra-large notepad is a must for any entrepreneur to write out ideas on the fly. Alex especially loves artist notepads with thick paper.


#2. Traction (the book) – $12

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? This is one of Alex’s favorite books for entrepreneurs to increase focus, decrease anxiety, and build more growth in your brand.


#3. Palo Santo – $13

Calling all spiritual entrepreneurs! These smudging sticks are a must-have to cleanse the energy of your space.


#4. Ouai Grey Candle – $44 or Diptyque Candle – $68

Every entrepreneur needs a nice candle. These are proven by Alex as THE candles you need to feel luxe and boujie AF while working from home.


#5. Things 3 App – $50

If you’ve taken any of our courses in the past, you know how much of a fan we are for Things 3. The ULTIMATE app for to do lists and organizing your whole life.


#6. Apple Homepod – $99

There’s something about vibey music that gets you in the zone for your workday. Alex loves the homepod for amazing sound quality. They discontinued the Homepod OG but you can get the $99 Homepod mini!


#7. Yeti Mic – $130

The Yeti Mic is Alex’s favorite for podcasting and recording videos with amazing sound quality. 


#8. AirPods – $159

Even though GenZ is making corded headphones cool again, personally we enjoy a hands free option. Every entrepreneur needs a good set of AirPods for listening to biz podcasts on walks. 


#9. Gorillapod + iPhone Attachment – $23

Want to record videos that look professional and aesthetic? Alex loves using the Gorillapod + iPhone attachment. It grasps to essentially every surface and is super lightweight, so you can capture content from just about anywhere!


On Brand Finds For the Female Founder


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#1. CozyChic Socks – $15

Look on brand AF while working from home!


#2. Tronco Glass Tumbler – $16

Does anyone else need a straw to drink any water during the day? You will want to take this with you everywhere.


#3. Malin + Goetz Candle – $55

The design on these candles? To die for. We love keeping a candle lit while we work from home to keep things fresh and elevated. 


#4. Slip Silk Beauty Sleep Travel Set – $124

If you want the best & boujiest sleep of your life, you need this pillow. Also makes a great gift for the wellness and beauty love in your life!


#5. Loftie Clock – $149

The world is a stressful place, but your bedroom doesn’t have to be! Break up with your smartphone alarm and start your day in the best mood with the Loftie clock. 


Gifts We Love By BIPOC-Owned Businesses


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#1. Conditioning Lip Balm – $22

Is there anything better than a well designed beauty product? This sleek lip balm is formulated to nourish and repair dry lips overnight for long lasting hydration.   This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the beauty lover or the man in your life!


#2. Rectangle Bento Box – $24

Say goodbye to plastic baggies and hello to Ekobo’s bento lunch box. This bento box is on brand AF & beyond chic.


#3. GOLDE Turmeric Latte Blend – $29

GOLDE products are incredible for the wellness lover. This Superfood Latte contains 6 essential superfoods to support skiing low, debloating, and immunity. We can’t get enough!


#4. Actually Curious Conversation Starters-$ 45

A card game on a mission to spread empathy and help strangers and friends alike bridge divides and move past boundaries. Filled with meaningful questions about life, love, morals, and goals, these cards were made to go deeper.


#5. Acts of Service Care Package – $59

An act of service to yourself: A tea tasting experience with Thai Tea, Floral Tea, Jasmine Tea, and a Matcha Tea Kit. This is perfect for the colder months this winter season!


#6. African Beauty Butter Collection – $80

Say goodbye to dry skin with this gift set of five uniquely scented hand & body butters. These body butters were specially formulated for dry skin with two types of shea butter for intense hydration. We also need to mention we love the branding for this collection – who would we be if we didn’t find the products with the most drool-worthy branding?!


#7. Aurate Gold Round Hoops – $90

Founded by two immigrants on a mission to give equal opportunities to all, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or background, Aurate is our go-to for substainable, high quality jewelry. We’re obsessed with these gold round hoops because they can elevate just about any outfit!



Aesthetic AF Gifts For Your Man


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#1. Subscription to Audible – starting at $7.95/mo

Time for some inspiration. We love gifting an audible subscription to the busy men in our life – the perfect pastime on the drive to or from work. You could even add in a few audio books he’s been eyeing too!


#2. Aesop Shaving Serum – $37

Aesop products are both luxurious and beautiful – our  favorite combination! 


#3. Vuori Sweater – $68

Want to upgrade your man’s style? Vuori’s clothes are high quality and elevate the basic sweatpants & t-shirt look. Hello, put together bf! We also love Elwood Clothing for the edgier men in your life. You could even get a matching set for a cute Christmas morning pic 😉 


#4. Scuff Slipper – $80

These scuff slippers GORG (don’t be surprised if you end up stealing this from him) and beyond comfy. He won’t take them off!


#5. Theragun Wave Duo Vibration Roller – $99

If your man is obsessed with the gym and always talks about having sore muscles, he is going to LOVE you for this. Who doesn’t want to feel like they’ve gotten a massage every night?



Trendy Self-Care Picks for ‘That’ Girl


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#1. Jade Roller & Gua Sha – $12

When we say this is a steal, we mean it. Jade rolling or using the gua sha on your face is one of our favorite self care rituals that you need to add to your routine, stat! It has a grounding effect that also leaves you feeling snatched,glowing, and also boujie AF. Think of it as a DIY facial!


#2. Dry Body Brush – $20

Let’s bring some luxuries to our everyday lives, shall we? Dry body brushing is amazing for smoothing the skin, is beyond relaxing, and honestly just feels amazing! This will be a staple in your self care routine.


#3. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask – $22

This just might be the best lip product we have ever used. Is there anything better than waking up with the softest lips ever? We think not. 


#4. Lip Butter Balm Trio – $48

If you haven’t tried the Summer Fridays lip butter balms, wyd?! Moisturizing, chic, and on brand AF. Once you use your first bottle, you’ll never use anything else.


#5. Hey Dewey Wireless Facial Humidifier$49.95

The new and improved Facial Humidifier is wireless and rechargeable, you can truly take this with you wherever you go – around the home, to your office, in your car, while you travel. Perfect for hydrate your skin before a jam-packed Zoom Call day!


#6. Alo Yoga Mat – $100

For the wellness lovers. If you’re looking for a high quality and versatile yoga (or general fitness!) mat, this is for you.


#6. Necessaire Body Collection – $100 

Elevate your girls’ shower with the chic body care brand that everyone is talking about. The Holiday Collection includes their best selling products and trust us, they are worth the hype! Not only do they smell divine, but they also are sustainable – a win win! 


Cozy Gifts for The Homebody


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#1. Marble coaster Set – $51

Bring some calm to your favorite homebody’s life with this marble coaster set. 


#2. TRUDON Candle – $52

Elevate your home with this boujee candle. If you’ve ever been to a Glossier store, you know this is their signature scent!


#3. Brightland Olive Oils$74

Cooking from home never looked this good! This colorful and chic olive oil duo is perfect for someone who wants to take their chef skills up a notch in 2022 – or at least pretend to. Not only do they taste delicious, they look amazing on the countertop! 


#4. Nespresso Milk Frother 

Why settle with buying overpriced lattes when you can make them right at home. This milk frother has both a warm and cold setting that makes your milk creamy and foamy in seconds. Plus, it’s slim enough to not be an eyesore. on your countertop!


#5. Barefoot Dreams Blanket – $147

The throw blanket that has taken over social media –– and for good reason! This is by far the softest blanket you will ever own.



Hanes’ Picks for the Pet Lover


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#1. Pet Carrier – $33

This is the ultimate gift for a small dog owner. Bring your pup with you anywhere and everywhere in the cutest & coziest pet carrier! We can’t help but be reminded of Bruiser from Legally Blonde when we look at this.


#2. BarkBox Gift Subscription – from $35

The gift subscription box of dreams, except it’s for your dog. Each month you will receive new toys and treats for your pup to try!


#3. Wild One Harness Walk Kit – $98

Your pup deserves a little luxe too! This harness, leash, and bag set are perfect for your morning strolls. It’s durable, practical, and comes in a variety of adorable colors.


#4. Luxury Dog Bed – $230

We aren’t afraid to admit our dogs might be a liiiitle spoiled. The Katie Puff luxury dog bed has sizes for all dogs and is so cozy you might just start using it as a bean bag!


Gadgets for the Tech Junkie


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#1. Echo Show – $95

Make your life easier at home with the Echo Show – watch your favorite Netflix shows, check in on your calendar, put your memories on display, & so much more.


#2. Wireless Charging Pad – $150

For the tech junkie, sometimes there are TOO many cords everywhere and it creates a cluttered space. We love this wireless charging pad for a chic way to charge all your electronics.


#3. Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug – $174

This is the perfect gift for someone that 1) loves all things tech and 2) loves a hot beverage. The Ember Smart Mug allows you to set the cup to a certain temperature & keep it there! We’re amazed.


#4. Kindle Oasis – $250 

Let’s make it digital. We love the Kindle Oasis for tech obsessed friends that also love a good read! It’s also a great sustainable gift for someone who loves to purchase books but has nowhere to store them!


Stylish Gifts for the Hostess


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#1. Marble and Wood Lazy Susan – $30

Vibes are everything. We love this marble and wood lazy susan to elevate a floral decoration or charcuterie board set up at house parties.


#2. Haus Sampler Kit – $50 

The Sampler Kit contains 4 mini bottles so your hostess with the mostess has everything they need to mix the perfect cocktail for their guests. If you’re feeling very giving, maybe even throw in a gift card so they can purchase their favorite flavor in full size! 


#3. Anthropologie Agate Cheese Board – $78

Everyone loves a good charcuterie board. This agate cheese board is the perfect product for your next Instagram flatlay.


#4. Air Fryer – $100

If you haven’t hopped on the air fryer bandwagon yet, this is your sign to do so ASAP. We love gifting an Air Fryer for the hostess to make quick, easy, & indulgent meals that are also healthy!


Essentials for the Gal on the Go


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#1. Portable Charger – $25

Sometimes, posting livegrams of our day while traveling kills the battery. A portable charger is a must for any gal on the go!


#2. Slip Silk Eye Mask – $50

There’s nothing worse than getting no sleep on a long flight. Actually, getting no sleep in the hotel or AirBnB after your flight might be. We love the Slip Silk eye mask to aid sleep during all our travels and it’s actually good for your skin! 


#3. Packing Cubes – $65

If you ever struggle with fitting everything you want to wear in your suitcase, packing cubes are an essential gift this holiday season.


#4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 40 Instant Camera – $100

Take memories that will last a lifetime with this Fujifilm camera! We also recommend any film camera at your local grocery store if you would like something more on budget.


#5. Away Luggage – from $225

A must have. Away luggage is luxurious, long-lasting, and has everything you need to travel safely and in style.


Creative Finds For the Girl Who Has It All


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#1. Little Words Project Beaded Bracelet

These bracelets are just the cutest, but the meaning behind them is even better. Wear the bracelet with a specific word you want to manifest, then pass it on to someone else when you see they need it. You can either customize your own or choose from a selection of inspiring sayings. We love to pair a couple words together and create a personalized stack for everyone on our list.


#2. We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game – $30

Go deep. This card game enhances connections and creates meaningful moments for everyone involved.


#3. Birthdate Candle – $38

For the spiritual, wellness lover in your life, this candle is one they will never forget. Each candle uses astrology, numerology, and tarot to create a uniquely yours birthday candle. 


#4. Wake-Up-Light Alarm Clock – $46

Wake up with the sun with this sunrise simulation lamp. 


#5. Heitman Customized Merch 

Turn your bff’s personal brand, favorite saying or lyrics into a customized hoodie, hat or beanie. Such a unique gift that they’ll treasure forever!


#6. Weighted Cozy Blanket – $270

For the person that needs to chill the F out, this is a cooling weighted blanket to promote sleep and feel calmer, naturally. Worth the splurge!


We hope this makes your shopping experience this year seamless and you are able to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

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