Gift Guide For Friends, Family & Coworkers

by Brittany Redding

On the hunt for the perfect gift? Whether you’re shopping for a special occasion, the holidays, or just to be generous, this gift guide is perfect for those who want to wow their friends, family members, and coworkers with their gift-giving skills. You can thank us later!


From the days of gifting finger paintings and ceramics to the times where we splurged on cheesy souvenir mugs, I think that we can all agree on one thing: parents are just about the easiest people on the planet to give gifts to. As long as the gift is thoughtful and from the heart, parents are happy getting basically anything---well not anything, but you get the idea. But above anything else, parents LOVE spending time with their kids so try gifting them something that you can do together. Try giving our Aenon’s Charcoal Exfoliating Mask or Shea+Mint Foot Scrub and Soak and then inviting your parents over for a family DIY spa day. These masks are super inexpensive (a definite plus for those of us on a budget!) and are a great way to pamper your parents without shelling out the big bucks at a ritzy trip to an actual spa. Extra brownie points if you can whip up some cucumber water and warm hand towels to get the full spa effect!



Ah siblings---they’ve been there since the beginning, have picked you up when you were down, and have always had your back. If you haven’t been on a sibling(s) only trip (it’s a must!) then 2017 is the year to do it. Treat your brother or sister to the Spicer Nylon Weekender bag and get ready to plan the best family trip ever. This bag is the perfect carry-on size, is super sturdy, and also water resistant—aka the perfect travel bag. To amp up the wanderlust factor, try throwing a neck pillow or travel blanket into the bag. Bon Voyage!

Best Friend

Got a sassy, borderline crass BFF who is not afraid to let you know that your gift is cheap, tacky, ugly, or all of the above? For the oh-so picky and hard to please best friend, you’ve got to bring your best gift-giving A-game. For the chic and well-dressed BFF, try giving one of Viscera’s tri-blend t-shirts. A classic t-shirt is a must-have for anyone who is into fashion and a good quality one can be hard to find. Plus, t-shirts look great on anyone and can be worn a bit snug or oversized if you can’t remember what their size is. 


Your boss is definitely going to be one the trickiest people to give a gift to. You want something that says that you’re serious and professional but also something that shows your fun and thoughtful side. When in doubt, play it safe with a Viscera gift card! Your boss will be able to pick out something that’s perfect for him/her and also be introduced to a cool new brand right in the Bay Area. After their first visit into the store, they’ll be hooked on Viscera and want to keep coming back for more. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!


Tired of your partner being late to EVERYTHING? Have no fear, the Black Walnut Cell phone stand is here! This stand is basically the millennial version of the traditional, run-of-the-mill alarm clock. Just have your spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend, place the stand near their bed at night and voila they’ve got an alarm clock in a matter of minutes. Side note—this stand also works well when your arm is tired but you still want to binge watch videos on your phone. Just place the phone stand on your night table, get under the covers, and roll over side ways for the perfect binge watching set up. Popcorn not included.


Of course, we had to save the best for last! You work hard, you’re responsible, you go out of your way to be kind to others, you always show up to work on time (okay, maybe not always) and you deserve a reward for all of your effort. This time, add yourself to the gift giving equation and treat yourself to something special. The trick to splurging on a pricy gift for yourself is to find a way to justify the purchase. Give yourself something that is durable and long lasting, like the Corridor NYC Waxed Cotton M65 Jacket. This jacket is super sturdy and looks great on both men and women.Technically speaking, don’t you need a new winter coat anyways?