ASHLEY FULTZ - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Ashley

TV Style Expert & Lifestyle Blogger and Mommy Influencer and Founder of her site thestyleeditrix.com

ASHLEY FULTZ

Why we asked Ashley to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Ashley's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Ashley defines the "mom boss" in all of us!  After leaving her corporate job as a producer for E! News,  Ashley decided to take the plunge and go off on her own.  She launched The Style Editrix, a fashion and lifestyle blog, in September 2013 and hasn't looked back.  She posts daily fashion musings, outfit ideas, beauty tips and tricks, baby must haves and shares her most recent travels.  She keeps busy with her son Smith but also finds time to focus on her career. 

Ashley is a super MAMA but also happens to be super passionate about gift giving.

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.. a few we've already gifted for friends and ourselves!

If you don't follow Ashley on Instagram,  check her out  @thestyleeditrix . You will be inspired by all her tips and tricks. 

ashley'S TOP PICKS

Diptyque Figuier Scented Candle – smells amazing and feels so luxe



Book – everyone enjoys a beautiful coffee table book and this one is so good and inspires you to plan your next dream vacation


Gold + marble cheese knives – my friends and I always bond over cheese so I think these cheese knives would be perfect


Rose gold french press - a wonderful gift, especially for tired mamas


L’Occitane Lavender Hand Soap – I love this amazing hand soap for the guest bathroom and it makes a great gift


Little Giraffe Blanket – we fell in love with their baby blankets, but now they make throws for adults too! 


Givenchy Lipstick – the packaging is so luxe (it’s a leather case) and the colors are beautiful any woman will love it


Flower Vase – fill it with pink peonies and your host will love you when you show up with this beautiful vase 


Retrouvai pearl gold necklace - my friend has a beautiful fine jewelry line and her pieces are heirlooms that will be worn and kept for generations (the perfect push present!)

RACHEL BLUMENTHAL - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Rachel

FOUNDER of Rockets of Awesome

Rachel Blumenthal Rockets of Awesome

Why we asked Rachel to be a Guest Gifter...

Let's just say that Rachel has an eye for selecting the best of the best.  We fell in love with Rachel when we become completely obsessed with her company Rockets of Awesome. While we were fans of her previous venture, Crickets Circle, our littles had already out grown the infant stage and it was only a platform for ideas for our friends having babies. When she launched Rockets of Awesome, our lives changed! A box of stylish, on trend and adorable kids clothes selected just for us sent four times a year to our house.  AMEN. We keep what we love (usually the entire box) and send back what we don't love. The enthusiasm for the clothes in our house has made us such major fans of this brand, that lately we end up going back and ordering multiples in different colors. It's that GOOD. 

Rachel's vision to grow her brand while balancing motherhood has us inspired to continue to strive for all the best in our own life. 

She is the epitome of an entrepreneur and super mama but she also happens to be passionate for gift giving. 

Check out her wonderful GIFT PICKS.. a few we've already gifted for friends and ourselves!

 

RACHEL'S TOP GIFTS

 

HOUSE WARMING GIFT

Edie Parker's lucite trays made from glitter lucite are so much fun - plus they always have cheeky sayings.


Engagement gift

Hill House Home Mini Briar Shams are the best gift ever. I always personalize with "my side", "your side" and add in Sugarfina Champagne Gummy Bears for fun.


Baby girl gift

All new baby girls receive these Lex & Liv Neon Pink Booties from me. If you say please, they'll emboss them with whatever you want - I always go with initials on the bottom sole.


Baby boy gift

Baby boys receive custom NIKEiD Sneakers. I like to put something other than their full name on the shoe - nickname, initials, last name.


Kids Birthdays
Our Rockets of Awesome silver bomber jacket, with limited edition patches and pins to customize, is the perfect gift for every cool kid in your life. 


Friend Birthdays

I always send enormous silver mylar balloons from Balloon Saloon that spell out my friend's name (i.e. RACHEL)


Team Birthdays

We always tie a giant mylar balloon in a unique design (Unicorn, Watermelon, Flamingo, etc) that best represents that team member. They also receive their favorite candy in abundance (think an insanely oversized bag of Swedish Fish). We like buying the balloons from this Etsy seller.


When Your BFF is Sick

Do cookie dough of course!


Mother's Day

A day at TenOverTen, the best NYC nail salon, and flowers from Belle Fleur


Father's Day

I always send my dad an offensive amount of food from Zabars - lox, bagels, schmear, rugelach, rye bread, pastrami, coleslaw and pickles. And a new pair of Warby Parker sunnies to help him look cooler. 


FOR ME!

Shoe shopping at Bergdorf Goodman - these are my most recent ridiculous purchase, and an hour long foot massage at this super sketchy place on 8th street between 5th and 6th that my very chic and credible friend Eva introduced me to. 

CATHERINE MCCORD - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Catherine

FOUNDER of Weelicious and OnePotato

Catherine McCord

Why we asked Catherine to be a Guest Gifter...

We fell in love with Catherine when she came to speak at our first digital mompreneur panel earlier this year.  She spoke of her amazing drive to build her company Weelicious, a resource for parents to see how easy it is to expose children to wholesome, delicious homemade food.  Her quest to figure out what to feed her first child when he was an infant, lead her to create Weelicious. Her goals are to inspire you with readily available ingredients, recipes that are fast, fresh and easy and to provide you with a ton of trusted information. If you haven't seen any of her recipes, be prepared to be swooned over these recipes.  

More about Catherine

She's written two cookbooks for families. Weelicious: One Family. One Meal and Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside the Lunchbox. In 2015, spurred on once again by the voices of our awesome Weelicious community, she launched One Potato, the first organic home meal delivery kit service focused specifically on the dinnertime needs of families. Using Weelicious users' most favorite recipes as well as many new ones, the company’s mission is keeping meals delicious and simple, so that every dinner appeals to both adults and kids. One Potato sends all of the ingredients pre-prepped so that every meal gets on the table in 30 minutes or less and so kids can actually help their parents make the meals. They wanted a company that was socially and environmentally responsible so we built in a charitable component, providing a meal to a family in need for every box the company sells, sourcing produce and proteins from farmers dedicated to respecting the land and animals they raise, and packaging and shipping the meals in and with fully recyclable, biodegradable and/or reusable materials. They currently deliver to all of California, Nevada and Arizona with plans to expand nationwide.

She's the author of the monthly “Snack Mom” column in Parenting Magazine, have appeared multiple times in People, Self and Real Simple magazines, on The Today Show, ABC’s The Chew, Access Hollywood Live, Good Morning America and Fox News as well as appearing regularly on the Food Network’s Guy’s Grocery Games and doing the occasional guest spot on Food Network’s Next Food Network Star and Duff Till Dawn.

If you don't follow Catherine on Instagram,  check her out  @weelicious You will be inspired by all her incredible recipes. 

You can also find her at weelicioussnap and youtube.com/weelicious

Catherine has an amazing eye not only in the kitchen but also in finding some thoughtful gifts. 

Check out her Mom's Life Saver Gift Guide. You won't be disappointed. 

 

 

catherine'S mom's life saver GIFT guide

 

One Potato:  (3 organic family friendly meals in every box!) The best gift for a new mom, family in need or mom you love who wants meals that take 30 mins or less! Use my code CAT25 for $25 off your first box


PlanetBox lunch box: no more paper bag lunches. Kids and adults can see all their food choices just by opening the top of the bento box and it’s reusable


Beauty Counter Jasmine Plumping Oil: it hydrates my skin and makes it look younger.


Hummingbird Glass Straws forget about a bottle of wine, it’s all about glass straws.


Heather Taylor Home Napkins: paper products are out, cloth and recycling are in!


Clare Vivier: This clutch is totally chic and practical all in one


Maya Brenner necklace: The best gift for mamas


June 72 tee’s: no matter your body type this tee will look great on you.


Minted custom stationary or gift tags:  I get them for everyone! Affordable and personal


Kitchen Aid Pro Line Series Blender: my fave wedding and special person gift: the best blender you’ll ever own!

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Sarah Michelle

AUTHOR - STIRRING UP FUN WITH FOOD,  CO-FOUNDER FOODSTIRS,  

ACTRESS and SUPER MAMA

Photo courtesy of Sarah Michelle Gellar

Photo courtesy of Sarah Michelle Gellar

Why we asked Sarah to be a Guest Gifter...

I've known Sarah for sometime. She's genuine, kind and thoughtful in every decision she makes, she remembers everyone's birthday and is the friend you always want around. She's an amazing mom and is focused on raising some of the nicest and most polite kids in the world. She's also an extremely inspiring person and has this remarkable vision for her brand Foodstirs, which we've been obsessed with since they launched.  And she recently released her own cookbook, Stirring Up Fun with Food, that we can't get enough of. Her asparagus fries and her pancake muffins are just a few of our household favorites.

Sarah also happens to be one amazing gift giver, which is why we asked her to pick her favorite Mother's Day gifts. 

sarah'S TOP GIFTS

 

Stirring Up Fun With Food and Foodstirs

Not just a gift for Mom, but for the entire family. What better way to spend quality time with your loved ones, then in the kitchen cooking up delicious treats (not to mention knowing you will be using only the best ingredients). And seriously who doesn't love all things rainbow??


Tata Harper

I am obsessed with this 100 percent all natural and organic skin care line. Not only has my skin never looked better, but the smells alone make me feel like I just visited the most luxurious spa.


Perverse Sunglasses

I'm always looking for a great pair of sunglasses.  I love Perverse because not only are they super trendy but they won’t break the bank and they have so many wonderful options. 


Draper James Stripe Straw Tote

The Mary Poppins bag is not a myth y’all. I love this tote because I can fit everything I could ever need in it and it's perfect for the summer.


Aldo Stessy K Shoe

It's like getting a kiss every time you wear these. I can’t help but smile when I see them.


Rebecca Taylor Blouse

Anything Rebecca Taylor. This blouse can be dressed up or paired with jeans. I'm obsessed. 

 


Kim Crawford Rose

Summer is around the corner , it's nice to enjoy a little rose. 


Bandolier iPhone Case

Since I'm always on the go, this iPhone case is perfect. I can carry my phone, ID and credit card. Isn't that all a girl needs?


 

Sweaty Betty Leggings

These are the best leggings for yoga or pilates.


Shoshanna Swim Suit

Shoshanna mother daughter matching bathing suits,  I just can't get over how cute these are!!! And nobody makes bathing suits better for all body types than Shoshanna.


plum print

Plumprint

I love all my kids artwork but sometimes it's hard to figure out where I will hang all of it. Plumprint has made this so easy for me.  All I have to do is gather all the loose art work and put in the already labeled box and ship it off and they will send you the most beautiful coffee table book of your little artists pieces. 

DANIELLE ESTRADA - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Danielle

FOUNDER of OLIVIA + OCEAN SWIMWEAR

Danielle Olivia and Ocean

Why we asked Danielle to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Danielle's determination to follow her dream and start her own business.  Inspired by her little Olivia, and by long California summer days spent in the sand, Danielle created Olivia + Ocean. 

 Olivia + Ocean is dedicated to crafting swimwear as cute and stylish as it is functional. Featuring an adjustable fit, modern design, and lovely detailing, these are swimsuits that will truly last several seasons! Danielle’s swimwear is designed to celebrate the childhood magic made in the water. Each suit is named after one of her family’s favorite beaches to frequent. 

Check out her brand here https://oliviaandocean.com

Danielle’s professional background is working for technology companies to grow their brands via Management roles in Marketing and Business Development. She currently lives in Santa Monica, California with her husband and daughter. A portion of the proceeds from every one of her swimsuits is donated to Olivia + Ocean partner, Water.org, to help provide clean water to those in need all over the world.

While Danielle is one busy Mama, keeping herself busy with her full time job and her swimsuit line.. she also has a great eye for some of the most thoughtful gifts. 

 

danielle'S TOP 10 GIFTS

 

Flowers for any occasion The Bouq


 

For Mom to Be Friends Plain Jane


I can always count on them to have cute gifts for friends, family members or kiddos and they do great quality gift wrapping. I also love that all their products are fair trade and empower women all over the world. Responsible shopping is important to me! The Little Market


Child bday gift. Shoes are so hard to get on little people’s feet so I love giving these for kids bdays, as it is a gift for their Mama too! Freshly Picked


For myself when I accomplish a goal. I think treating yourself is important, especially as an overworked mama who rarely does things for herself. We all deserve to give ourselves a gift every once in awhile! Christy Dawn


Any friend who moves to LA as a welcome gift. A pair of very necessary sunglasses. Illesteva


A small gift for all the cool dudes in my life (brother, uncle, friend’s bday etc) Lucky Bastard Company


For eclectic unique pieces for a special occasion or just because Burro Goods on Abbot Kinney


My husband, anything from Buck Mason


Grandparents: Chatbooks book of my daughter’s adventures. This site makes it so easy to gift Olivia’s grandparents the prints they are always asking me for. It is fun for them to see her pics shared on social media but they are more old school and want to hold the pics in their hands. I also use this in place of a baby book and print them to keep them at home to show her when she gets older. There is something special about printing your memories.

MEAGAN HOLDER - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Meagan

ACTRESS  - PITCH

At a young age, actress Meagan Holder discovered her love for shopping when her grandmother introduced her to both well known and hidden thrift stores scattered across Southern California. Currently seen on "Pitch" on Fox, Meagan, also in the middle of a house renovation, is excited to share some of her favorite items for the home on Gift Pick! 

Photos curtesy of Meagan @ meaganholder

MEAGAN'S TOP 10 GIFTS

Case Study Table Top Bowl w/ Stand

What I love most about this plant stand front Modernica is that it can go in any room! Bathroom or kitchen counter, entry way console, living room side table or even on top of a large stack of books! 

 

 


GIFT PICK MEAGAN HOLDER

John Galliano for Diptyque musky scent

Everyone knows and loves Diptyque, but the new John Galliano for Diptyque candle is a little more unique and if you are drawn to rich and musky scents, you will love this! 


SINCERELY JULES JOGGERS

Sincerely Jules grey joggers

Ive been drawn more and more to comfy clothes that don't completely make me sad to see myself in. These joggers are so comfy for laying around the house but can also be easily dressed up for house guests or errands


GIFT PICKS MEAGAN HOLDER

Steele Canvas laundry bin

These bins somehow make dirty laundry look chic 


UGG Scuffette

I was gifted these for Christmas and finally ditched wearing old socks around the house. These UGG slippers look amazing with pajamas, sweats, black leggings, skinny jeans and most importantly they are SO warm and comfortable! Must have. 

MEAGAN HOLDER GIFT PICKS

Gift pick Meagan Holder

 

HOST Cookbook

This is a one stop shop of cookbooks and perfect as a housewarming gift. I love the simple cover art!


GIFT PICKS MEAGAN HOLDER

Art Deco Champagne flutes

I love that these flutes look thrifted from a vintage store. Fancy enough to serve at more formal dinners and eye catching enough to sit styled on a bar cart! 


Guest Gifter

The Beach People reversiable roundie towel

Im so obsessed with The Beach People towels. This one is reversible so it's two towels(or throw blankets or picnic blankets) in one! 

 


GUEST GIFTER

Set of 8 cantina glass mugs CB2

Open shelving is in and these are great for display but also pretty for whatever you fill them with. I've gifted these alone filled with fancy tea bags and honey sticks and have the set of 6 ready for my own open shelves. Classic, clean and functional! 


GIFT PICK MEAGAN HOLDER

Buenos Nachos! Cookbook

Im a fan of neutral decor with pops of color and this cookbook cover delivers on the color. On top of that it's an entire book of nacho recipes?! Amazing.


GUEST GIFTER

I love everything from this Australian line, especially these gorgeous coasters. They're unique, functional and look so good displayed on a coffee table or bar cart! 

SAMANTHA GUTSTADT - GUEST GIFTER

Meet Samantha

ACTRESS, WRITER AND CONTENT CREATOR

Why we asked Sam to be a Guest Gifter....

While I've only known Sam for a little over a year, I feel like I've known her for so much longer. She's witty, always smiling and is that friend you can count on at any moment.  She's multitasking a million things (always), including being a wonderful mom to her two young kids. She's thoughtful, kind and has a great eye for some of the best gifts.  She's been such an inspiration to me as she's always seeking new adventures and finding new places we can dine and shop in Los Angeles.  She also has some of the best MOMMY Hacks EVER.

Check them out HERE AND HERE

MORE ABOUT SAMANTHA

http://samanthagutstadt.com

Samantha is an Actress, Writer and Content Creator. Oh and she claims she can beat almost anyone at Tennis. (she was a top ranked Canadian junior back in the day). 

She currently resides in Venice, CA with her husband, dog, and two adorable boys, Ryder and Asher. 

As an actress Sam has appeared in numerous feature films and TV shows both in Canada and the US. She has performed on numerous stages including LA’s UCB Improv Stage.

Samantha was just recently nominated as Best Actress in Comedy at LA Web Fest, for her appearance in Season 2 of Dogs & Me . Samantha has also recently appeared in a few shows for Awestruck Network

She is also currently working with Nylon Magazine, creating digital content and appearing in their videos.

Samantha is making a name for herself in the “mom” space, creating comedy content and style content geared at to the millennial mom.

You might have recently seen Sam in commercials for Toyota Prius, DSW and Comcast or in print ads for Sony and Belly Bandit.