The holidays are coming and I’ve got you covered. Check out my gift ideas for the healers, givers, change-makers, visionaries, yogis and magic people in your life.

Everything on this list is made by a San Francisco womxn-owned small business — so you can feel good about supporting mission driven entrepreneurs and closing the gender wage gap with your purchases (if you care about those kind of things 😉 

Gifts for Boss Babes

My top pics for the hardworking ladies in your life.

Boss Goddess Candle by Altar Ego

Cheerleading support in candle form.

Lapiz Body Oil By Monastery Made

What Queens use instead of lotion.

Superpower Spray by Altar Ego

For opening the heart and activating natural gifts.

Gifts for the Holistic Hostess

SF treasures to have on hand for seriously special thank you gifts.

Home Candle by Often Wander

The maker’s favorite scent.

Sacred Space Spray by Altar Ego

Blessings in a bottle.

Gifts for Grievers

Thoughtful gifts for someone who lost someone special this year.

In Memory Candle by Altar Ego

For honoring and remembering.

Ritual Bath Salts by Often Wander

Support for the physical effects of loss.

Love Meditation Stone by Altar Ego

A gift straight from the heart.

Gifts for Spiritual Seekers

When you have a friend or family member who is into things like tarot cards and crystals 😉

Cosmic Print by Hannah Marie

Magic for bedrooms and office spaces.

Guided Candle by Altar Ego

For connecting with intuition, spirit guides and such.

Ritual Tray by Tina Frey + Nourish Co.

A special tray for sacred things.

Gifts for Healing Warriors

Supportive items for those facing physical or emotional challenges.

Healing Candle by Altar Ego

Inspiration and guidance for the journey.

Release Candle by Often Wander

A scent that soothes + relaxes the nervous system.

Meet The Babes Behind The Brands!

Every item included in this gift guide is made by a San Francisco womxn-owned business. Make sure to check out the Badass Boss Babes behind the featured brands and explore their other products and offerings.

Sarah Larson, Owner of Often Wander

You can find Sarah most days at her super cute shop on Valencia Street in SF, Often Wander, where the her crew makes all of the jewelry and candles she sells. Make sure to check out the monthly candle designing parties and follow Often Wander on Instagram for seriously stylish home and life inspo. Huge plus: you can refill Often Wander candles for half price!

Kristin Posner, Owner of Nourish Co.

Kristin’s company, Nourish Co, helps people remember their rituals, connect to their heritage and build community. Her recently launched Modern Heirlooms Shop includes limited edition hand-crafted ritual items made in collaboration with local artisans. Visit the online shop and follow Kristin for thoughtful reflections on ceremony, ritual and culture as well as awesome recipes.

Hannah Bauhofer, Owner of I Am Hannah Marie Photography

Artist and magic-chasing-image-sorceress Hannah Marie is known for her mystical style. In addition to her non-traditional photography offerings and healing photo experiences, Hannah also sells her super cute cosmic prints. Follow Hannah to add magic and joy to your feed. (PS — she is responsible for nearly all of the photos on this site!)

Athena Ellen, Owner of Monastery Made

Athena’s luxury natural skincare line, Monastery Made, is a blend of the best nature has to offer, with essential oils carefully chosen for their non-irritating properties. Each ingredient is of the purest form and highest quality. Her tightly curated products are made in small batches in San Francisco. Learn more about the thoughtfully chosen ingredients and healing properties by following M.M.’s insta.

Melissa Forde (me!), Owner of Altar Ego + Forde On Fire

Altar Ego is my product line featuring beautifully designed and sustainably made spiritual goods intended to add personality to your sacred space. The inspiration for Altar Ego came to me during a season of tremendous loss and healing. My hope is that the products contained in this collection make the healing power of ritual accessible to anyone, regardless of background or beliefs, and that they shine a light in places that might feel dark.

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