For this year, I’m all about products that will make life better and easier for me. So, I’m sharing many of my top picks to give you inspiration. From tech to beauty and improving sleep, here are 40+ products to make your life better in 2022!
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Hotel Sleep Vibes
Viewstar hotel luxury pillows are filled with squishy down-like fiber for a pleasing plumpness that’s not too hard or soft. The gusseted side band design ensures the pillow hold its shape and don’t go flat. The plush fiber shell provides a smooth finish and soft feeling, making you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
These down alternative pillows are certificated by Oeko-tex, the pillow cover and fiber stuffing are made with breathable materials to ensure you a comfortable night’s sleep.
The king pillows that I own measure 20 x 34 inches, so they will fit in both king and king size pillow cases.
Price: Pack of 2 – $59.99
Fresh N Lean N Clean Eating
Fresh N’ Lean is creating a “fast food revolution” by making healthy eating easy, quick, and delicious. The organically-sourced ready to eat meal delivery service that has been featured as a top food provider in Forbes, Yahoo! News, MSN, GQ, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, and more.
Run by sibling duo Laureen and Thomas Asseo, Fresh N’ Lean was founded in 2010 in Laureen’s one bedroom apartment as she sought out healthy eating solutions for their father’s health condition. The Fresh N’ Lean meals take everyone into consideration as they offer a variety of meal plans including paleo, keto, protein plus, Whole30, vegan and more for as low as $7.93 a meal.
As for taste, my college student of a daughter hasn’t met a meal she didn’t enjoy! We received a week’s worth of meals, including tasty snacks, and they’re not only practical for busy days, they’re delicious.
Upgrade Your Style
Golston Jewellery’s Milan Collection is not only very pretty, it’s extremely comfortable to wear. Made of 14K Gold Vermeil with Malachite, the pieces are affordable as well. I love the green striations in the stones and can’t stop staring at them.
Price: Malachite Necklace: $90
Stud Earrings: $65
There’s no way I plan on aging gracefully – as long as it’s non invasive. So, I looked into Cryoskin therapy.
Repel the Negative
Okay, these may be technically made for kiddos, but there’s not harm in spreading a little joy and keeping you bite free, right? Buzz Patches not only prevent mosquito bites from happening, but if you do get unlucky to get one, it also offers itch relief patches as well.
All you need to do is place one near bare skin spots and the medical grade adhesive keeps the bugs at bay. Plus, they’re downright adorable.
Mosquito Patches: Pack of 60 is $14.99 plus free Prime shipping
Itch Relief Patches: Pack of 27 is $14.99 plus free Prime shipping
Chirp Your Way to Less Back Pain
Getting back pain relief has never been so simple. Each Chirp Wheel is designed to fit right between your shoulder blades. So, all you need to do is roll the pain away in less than 5 minutes a day.
Simply sit down, place the wheel at the small of your back, and lean back for the best at home massage you’ve ever had. The Chirp wheel is the perfect for the woman who appreciates her body wellness.
Price: Chirp 4-Pack $119.99
Dress Up Those Plant Babies
Sure, pots are cute, but have you ever considered a plant box? Made from wool felt and leather ties, this aesthetically pleasing one from FillHappy, the KnotBox is not only ideal for larger plants, you can use it for storage, organizing, or even stashing away kid’s toys.
Price: $29.99 with free Prime shipping
Pack It on Your Back
SportsChic was founded six years ago with a focus on creating sustainably designed, patent pending, multi-functional and eco- friendly vegan bags to support health and wellness from gym to yoga to tennis, golf and travel.
This year, the company is focused on renewed spirit and passion, seeking out the best ways to optimize and revitalize your physical health, mental wellbeing, motivation, and sense of optimism.
The Vegan Maxi Backpack feature easy to clean, durable waterproof exterior and nylon interior, and patent pending, easy access insulated pockets that keep healthy drinks and snacks hot and/or cold. I adore mine in Titanium White as it looks like a pretty pearl color.
Make Time for Tea
Looking for a fun gift for tea lovers? Treat the tea lover in your life (or yourself) to the surprise of a gift card from Sips so they can have their own personalized Sips by Box Tea Subscription that matches them. Included are premium teas they’ll enjoy from brands around the world based on their unique taste preferences.
Price: $16 a month with free shipping in the U.S.
Roll Away Your Stress
Gift this gorgeous Ultimate SACHEU Beauty Kit to your bestie – or yourself! Instead of the traditional jade or rose quartz, each facial roller and gua sha tools are made with 100% Stainless Steel – leaving no risks of trapping bacteria and spreading it across your skin.
If you’re looking to step up your skincare game, add the THICK SKIN serum. It works hand-in-hand with the skincare tools to help moisturize your skin and restore your skin barrier. SACHEU Beauty was founded by influencer Sarah Cheung who built the brand on inclusivity, an ingredient first focus, and a community driven nature.
Keep Your Drinks Healthy & EcoFriendly
Whether you’re looking to step up yours or his vitamin game, you’ll definitely want to check out Root’d. Made from superfoods, probiotics, and enzymes, each offers dozens of essential vitamins and minerals. An d the best part? Each day’s worth comes in a small packet that you can add to water or a favorite beverage.
Now, when it comes to drinking a beverage, I’m all about not using plastic straws. So, when imPASTA straws came on my radar, I was down, especially they don’t crack or wilt after a couple of hours. Made from the perfect balance of seeds and grains, they’re gluten free, vegan, and compostable.
Root’d Packs – $28.80 each
imPasta Straws – Pack of 45 – $9
Reviva Your Skin
Want an online shopping hub that carries everything you need for great skincare choices? Vitacost, it is!
Fight aging while asleep with Reviva Labs INTERCell Hyaluronic Acid Day Creme ($13.50) which will help restore, replenish and support the skin by keeping it hydrated and moisturized all night long while also helping reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and uneven skin tones or discoloration. The InterCell Day Cream works with the liquids someone drinks providing vital hyaluronic acid to the skin. The result is better skin hydration and softer, more supple skin.
Then, there is the Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum ($19.60) to be used as the skin’s daily moisturizer. As Vitamin C has been stated to naturally add a glow to the skin, the serum is 100% Vitamin C and suggested to be used on the face in the morning and evening to brighten skin and boost collagen health, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of uneven skin tone.
Improve Your Peepers
Peepers designs, manufactures, and sells an assortment of eyewear ranging from classic readers to non-correction blue light glasses, sunglasses, and now introducing kids. The company prides itself on reinventing the spectacle. And to continue the innovation plan, it now has a growing number of eco-friendly styles available on the website.
These are not your grandma’s normal reading glasses. They’re stylish, durable, fun, and affordable readers made for any person, both young and old.
The current lineup offers a range of sustainable and eco-conscious designs (15 styles to be exact), featuring recycled and natural sources like wood and wheat. The many new styles of blue light glasses, readers, and sunglasses will be a perfect gift to anyone going into 2022.
The glasses even come with a canvas case that closes to secure your glasses. They can easily be thrown in a purse or backpack to be by your side all day long. The best way to stay comfy all day is ensuring your eyes feel the same!
Price: Each pair is $27
Wesper Your Bad Sleep Habits Away
According to Wesper’s lead sleep specialist, Dr. Chelsie Rohrscheib, “The current stats show that approximately 1 in 15 people have Sleep Apnea, and up to 80% of those people go undiagnosed. A large percentage of our clients have never been tested. The majority of people I see with Chronic Insomnia have insomnia due to stress or anxiety, and this has only increased during the pandemic.”
Wesper provides a seamless path to better sleep through innovative health technology that integrates optimum comfort and virtual guidance, in the form of a sleek, wearable patch. It’s a perfect gift for women that just aren’t getting a healthy night’s sleep, and fits great into healthy New Year’s Resolutions routines.
Price: Wesper device & 2 months of platform access – $147.50
Make a New Year Thesis
Divine (Elixir) Intervention
Price: $19 with free delivery in the U.S.
LEIDA Your New Look In the Right Direction
Making a new and better you without breaking the bank is getting a pair of false lashes is sometimes as easy as popping on a pair of faux lashes. And these ones from LEIDA are just the pop I need.
They’re easy to apply thanks to the brand’s adhesive eyeliner, look great with natural and vivid eye looks, and make me look awake even when I’m not well rested.
If you’re not sure which style suits you best, try the 18mm Mink Lash Pack.
Price: 18mm Mink Lash Pack – $21.80
Upgrade Your Hoodies
EcoFriendly Outdoor Essentials
A Period of Calm
We all know to live life to the fullest, but what about drinking life to the fullest as well? That’s the mission behind the MyBevibrand. It offers practical beverage tumblers with adorable touches that will make you want to stay hydrated – or caffeinated!
And if you’re like I am, you want a beverage container that feels nice in the hand and these definitely do.
Prices from left to right:
Hollywood Tumbler (20 oz.) – $25
Classic Tumbler (25 oz.) – $20
Napa Tumbler – $15
Get Cocktail Creative
For the ultimate of drink mixers for not-so-dry February, Navy Hill has us covered. Founders Jenny Lucas and Katie Williams, both University of Virginia alums, are committed to keeping Navy Hill authentic and exceptional, choosing to cut calories (not corners.)
With thoughtful flavor combinations & added electrolytes, the small batch mixer is made and bottled in the US, hand packed with care.
Price: A Case of 16 bottles – $49.99
Made with cedar elm, eucalyptus, oak moss and cannabis and subtly infused with notes of royalty mint and black bark, the Totally Zen candle from Kushed is as lovely to whiff as it is too look at.
Each is hand poured, high grade, superior coconut wax blend infused with exotic essential oils and premium fragrances. Plus, it offers a cotton wick, is earth friendly, clean burning – and contains no THC.
Price: 6 ounce travel tin – $18
Clean Your Plate – and Eat Your Utensils
This year, I’m going above and beyond to keep my trash to a minimum, and that especially includes plastic utensils. Happily, incrEDIBLE EATS shares the same love for the planet and created actual, edible eating utensils. With both savory and sweet styles, they’re meant for both hot and cold dishes.
I can see these being used for camping, hiking, theme parks, travel – you name it!
Price: $8.99 – $11.99. Preorders are being taken now.
My Life, My Personal Journey
Selfcare is the hottest vibe for 2022 and we have the most unique gift to feature on your New Year, New You Gift Guide for Women! FemmePharma’s Mia Vita Intimate Skin Care Line relieves intimate skin dryness, itching, & discomfort for women in all stages of life.
Stay with me here – I know this can be a taboo and embarrassing topic, but it shouldn’t be. You moisturize your face daily, but what about your intimate area? It needs hydration, too!
Price: Products start at $19
Woven to Perfection and Tidiness
The Gray Tassel’sSavar Basket with side handle is made of 100% natural fiber – raw jute and seagrass. Every knot is handwoven by fair trade artisans whose hopes and dreams are put into each thread as they work. Additionally, each product is designed and curated by Korissa, sustainably handmade by Fair Trade artisans in Bangladesh.
They’re perfect for storage, extra clothing, and sturdy enough for toys, pet products, laundry – the list is endless.
Price: Set of 2 Savar Baskets – $89
The older I get, the more I like to keep my hair at a practical length. /but that doesn’t mean I don’t like a pretty, long ponytails – especially on days where I need to get out the door in a hurry.
Enter Irresistible Me Ponytail extensions. Mine is the 20-inch length and goes perfectly with my dark blonde hair. It’s easy to tie onto an existing pony holder and it really does stay put. Each pony comes with a sample piece to make sure it matches your hair color perfectly, too.
Price: Starting at $49.90
Mix, Match, Strengthen
Cali Weights are brand-new chic weighted bracelets that come in a ton of fun colors to help you look and feel your best. These versatile, durable and stylish bracelets each weigh ¼ pound each, and are meant to mix and match.
Cali Weights come in a beautifully packaged case that is 100% recyclable, and each bracelet is made of high-density moldable iron and covered with hand-soft silicone that is water and sweat proof. Each case comes with four bracelets.
You can wear four or more bracelets at a time to achieve your fitness goals, and they are available in three different sizes (small, medium and large) to fit a variety of wrists. They are the perfect accessory to wear all day during school drop offs, Zoom calls, yoga and Pilates classes, spin, teaching, the gym… the options are endless.
Upgrade Your Ramen
Vite Ramenis the world’s first all-in-one nutritionally-complete ramen or Healthy Ramen that is ideal for teens and adults. Taking the convenience of instant noodles and blending it with the powerful nutritional benefits your body needs and the savory flavors your taste buds crave makes Vite Ramen the perfect feel-good meal that is good for you.
Every serving of Vite Ramen is packed with 25% daily value of all 27 vitamins and minerals your body needs to get you through the day, specifically crafted for bioavailability. Each packet contains up to 31g of complete protein, 9 grams of prebiotic fiber, ALA Omega-3s and is formulated with a calculated macronutrient and fiber approach, which helps adults sustain optimal energy levels. Vite Ramen is made without deep frying, preservatives, or tons of salt.
Made in the USA, Vite Ramen is the “future of food,” offering fast and easy preparation, no post-meal crash, and everything you need to perform at 110%. Shelf-stable, Vite Ramen is delicious right out of the packet or easily customizable to your tastes. Flavors include Garlic Pork Tonkotsu, Spicy Sichuan Chili Edition, Roasted Soy Sauce, Vegan White Miso, and a Variety pack.
Price: 9 pack – $49.91
Ethical, Beautiful Style
The Kantha Connection Collection bracelets fromWorldFinds is the perfect reminder of important attributes such as compassion, growth, creativity, peace and unity. is to uplift female artisans by creating dignified work, meaningful opportunities and long term partnerships. From the repurposed textiles to the handcrafted, small batch production methods used by its artisans all the way to the packing materials it uses, the company strives for sustainability every step of the way.
With 12 different words (each ideal for new year’s intentions), the beads are made from discarded furniture pieces covered in sari and Kantha remnants.
Price: $15 each
Cup Your Pain Away
Nowadays, many women are working in offices sitting all day long, which usually causes low back pain, especially when sitting in a bad posture. Achedaway has cupping therapy game-changer for at-home self-cupping massages which can relieve back pain instantly to solve this problem.
With it, users don’t need any cupping technique because this device is smart enough to be their personal cupping expert. It’s convenient because you can lie down and enjoy a cupping massage through a couple of simple touches on the phone screen using its official app. And the device is switchable regarding the intensity levels, cupping length(duration) and modes of suction & release, so users can tailor their own needs according to their body conditions.
We’re all familiar with massage therapy – a centuries-old technique for loosening the body. Massage guns have revolutionized this technique, essentially allowing you to have your own private masseuse in your home every day. ALPAS’s line of mini massage guns take this concept to the next level by allowing you to transport your favorite massage gun anywhere you go.
I have a standard sized one at home already, so this one’s going into my travel bag !
A Clean Attitude
Attitude Natural Care‘s theme is out with old, in with the clean, I couldn’t agree more. The company offers everything from natural deodorant to liquid hand soap, lotion, and Bubble Wash so you can pitch your icky products and fill the cupboards with nasties-free ones.
As for the scents, they’re light and refreshing.
Prices: Start at $6.95
Probiotic & Peptides for the Win
Bio-Kult’s BOOSTED ($36.95): This unique probiotic is an advanced multi-action formulation designed to target both the Immune System and Digestive Tract. With 4 times the concentration of bacteria compared to Bio-Kult Original, and added vitamin B12, Bio-Kult Boosted gives you the confidence that you are supporting the normal functioning of the immune system.
FormRx’s Peptide Gel with Vitamin C ($167): The powerful super-antioxidants fight free radicals, leading to radiant, hydrated skin with an all-day glow. In addition, the clinically proven retinol-mimic peptides increase cell turnover and collagen synthesis without irritation or stinging.
Beurre’s Shea Butter – Vanilla ($28): A natural formula features intentionally paired oils that are known for reviving and nourishing the skin. Infused with enchanted rose geranium, elderflower essence and uplifting Lemon Verbena creates a euphoric effect.
There’s Nothin’ But BlueSkys from Now On
The formulary team at BlueSkys Beauty utilizes science-based innovations such as Apple Stem Cell technology — which extracts stems cells from an almost extinct and rare apple in Switzerland. This apple has been hailed by Vogue Magazine as the “Super Apple” for its skin regenerative qualities.
The unique technology and other natural powerhouses such as hyaluronic acid, shea butter, coconut oil, tea tree oil, & squalane are combined with high-quality traceable hemp CBD, which has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties which may help fight “inflammaging” and calm the skin from eczema and other skin conditions.
Tastelliis a 10-calorie jelly snack made with Konjac plant, which has shown several health benefits such as improving digestion, enhancing skin elasticity, and reducing cholesterol. It’s very popular in South Korea and as Korean culture is proliferating in the US, the company decided to bring this amazing product to the US market. This is a very unique and hybrid form of beverage and snacking item.
If you’ve never tried Tastelli, it’s a combination of gelatin dessert meets Capri Sun with healthy goodies mixed in. In addition to leveraging benefits from the Konjac plant, each is enriched with plant based Collagen, Antioxidants, and Vitamin C. While all of the flavors are yummy, I really dig the Peach & Apple Green Grape.
Price: 10 Pack for $24.99 with free Prime shipping
Pure Synergy’s organic, ceremonial grade Japanese Organic Matcha Powder ($35) supports a healthy, energized state of calm alertness and productivity for 4+ hours. This matcha provides a “soft energy” rather than the uncomfortable jolt you sometimes feel with coffee. This powder has 10x the antioxidants compared to traditional teas and superfoods.
Organic Beet Powder ($30) is a rich source of naturally-sweet antioxidants fosters a healthy heart, circulatory system, AND aids in post-workout recovery.
SuperPureⓇ Astaxanthin ($32) helps bring about optimal athletic performance and recovery, as well as keeps skin healthy and glowing. Let them know we (well, you) scoured the earth and sea for the perfect beauty and health item for them.
New Year, New You doesn’t truly begin without the proper nutrition, and Osmo has Active Hydration oriented specifically for women’s health and performance. Osmo’s women’s specific lineis formulated to provide the benefits of Active Hydration during the high hormone phase of the monthly cycle, helping women increase power output, improve endurance, and avoid premenstrual performance decline.
Price: Starting at $20
Lambs Eat Oats – in Coats?
Invented by a busy mom, Oats in Coats is the oatmeal that’s ready to party! These are not your run-of-the-mill oats since they are jammed-packed with REAL fruits and veggies, with no added sugars, or GMOs.
The oats are glyphosate-free with nothing artificial plus, they’ve even sneaked in some veggies. They’re also free from the top 10 allergens, including being gluten-free. These 100% whole grain oats are just as easy to prepare as they are fun to eat. Pop your oats into the microwave for a minute, throw them into a smoothie, or make overnight oats.
With 5 grams of fiber, Oats in Coats is ideal for the entire family. Offered in two yummy flavors: Berry and Apple.
Price: One time order 12 pack- $36
There’s no Better Time for Healthy Skin than Now
NEW for 2022, NOW® Solutions has something that can help give you that natural “Glow Up” you’re looking for –Aquatic Beauty, a Marine Collagen Powder with Astaxanthin (the super nutrient you need to know about!):
- It’s marine collagen from wild-caught fish and clinically tested AstaReal® astaxanthin, clinically shown to increase skin hydration 17x in just four weeks + enhance elasticity & smoothness in 8 weeks
- Promotes overall youthful texture + tone. Added functional ingredients like vitamin C + hyaluronic acid lock in moisture and brighten skin
- Perfect for those looking for an alternative to traditional bovine-based collagen products
- Blends easily into favorite beverage and no fishy aftertaste. Just ½ Tablespoon daily is enough to reap clinically validated benefits
Price: $27.99 for 3 oz tub
Additionally, check out NOW’s other super beneficial skin products including its skin hydration line and hydration rescue capsules($23.99).
Eat What Honey Mama Says
Honey Mama’s 10-Pack – $30
The 10-pack features two of each 1.25oz bars: Coconut, Tahini Tangerine, Coffee Nib Crunch, Oregon Mint, and Original Dutch can be divided and gifted to everyone in your family.
Chocho Protein? Yes!
Whether you have gone plant-based or not, MikunaSuperfood Chocho protein taps the ancient protein and naturally regenerative Chocho crop to provide an all-natural protein intake that nourishes your body and the planet. Packed with all nine essential amino acids, Chocho, the single source of protein in Mikuna, is a highly functional whole food that contains the most protein of all plant-based sources.
Mikuna makes eating a clean, plant-based diet a nutritious experience without the tradeoffs of a long, scary ingredient list or digestive sacrifices. Additional details:
- Non-isolate, vegan, gluten-free, keto, paleo, and non-GMO
- Sustainably Grown by indigenous farmers in the Andean Mountains at an elevation of 11-14K feet, this ancient protein has been cultivated in the region for thousands of years.
$41.99 for a 15 serving bag
Yummy Scrummy Gummies
Scrummy Gummy Bears are super yummy candy that you can feel good about enjoying! Made with clean, natural sweeteners, all organic natural flavors, and organic natural colors made from natural plant, fruit, and vegetable sources, Scrummy Gummy Bears are a guilt-free and delicious treat.
Each 1 serving bag contains a scrumptious fruit medley of watermelon, green apple, strawberry, mixed berries, lime and orange. Non-GMO. Zero Sugar. No Sugar Alcohols. Gluten-Free. Diabetic-Friendly. Keto-Friendly. Made in the USA.
$38.95 for a box of 12 bags