Holiday Gift Guide 2019

KC: We've been getting a lot of questions about how we shoot photo and video... Maybe we can show more of our process?
LT: I love that. Second camera to get some behind the scenes?
KC: You know I love some BTS.

Shapes!

LT: Let's resurrect those squiggly shapes that Bethany made for the home page packaging.
KC: Love the squigglies! What are you thinking?
LT: Not sure exactly.

KC: Let's cut some out of white corrugated and just play around.

Spreadsheets

LT: How many brands this year?
KC: I have a list of 21.
LT: Cool. When will we have all the products in?
KC: Oct. 18

LT: Perfect. Let's do this!

Spreadsheets

Brought to you by

Katelan Cunningham (KC) — creative
Lauren Tom (LT) — creative
William Callan — lighting
Spencer Nelson — model
Bethany Nuechterlein — shape creation
Allen Johnson — photo editing
Stephan Ango — creative direction
This playlist — emotional support

Tuft and Needle
Tuft & Needle

Everything you need for a comfy, artful bedroom.

LT: As a long time supporter of blankets as scarves, this Fourtoul Brothers Throw gets high grades in my book. I don’t know if I should frame it or throw it on my bed. Or wear it out.

KC: You look like you an extra in the Kanye video with Bon Iver.

Tuft and Needle
Tuft and Needle
Curology Curology
Curology
Curology

Dermatologist prescribed, customized formulas.

KC: No joke, this stuff saved my skin. The perks of going to the derm without the extra time or money.

LT: ^ This girl should get commission with the number of people she’s converted to Curology.

Curology
Curology Native
Curology and Native
Native
Native

Smell-good deodorant without all the bad stuff.

KC: It’s not easy to find a good natural deodorant, but I’m a long time user of the lavender and rose scent. Fresh and just a tiny bit floral.

LT: These little minis in the Holiday Pack would be perfect to take on the go.

Native
Native
Doen
Dôen

Elevated, ethical women's apparel.

LT: Loose silhouettes. Beautiful details. Made with care. When I tried on the Rose Top, I felt like Jamie Beck of Ann Street Studio.

KC: All we need now is a wedge of comté and a baguette.

Doen
Doen
Doen
No Man Walks Alone

Artisan crafted menswear that's classic and timeless.

LT: A one stop shop for timeless pieces from independent makers — I’ve got my eye on some of the jackets. This Scott & Charters cardigan is heavy enough to be worn as a jacket!

SN: So can I keep this…?

Use code LUMI10 to get 10% off.

Use code LUMI10 to get 10% off.

No Man Walks Alone
No Man Walks Alone
No Man Walks Alone
Olivers and No Man Walks Alone
Olivers Apparel
Olivers Apparel

Low key athletic apparel that you can wear anywhere.

KC: It's like the opposite of athleisure. The All Over shorts don’t look like workout shorts, but they’re made to withstand any workout.

LT: Dibs on these shorts.

Olivers Apparel
Liquid Death Mountain Water
Liquid Death Mountain Water
It's water!
Liquid Death Mountain Water

Water, but in a can!

LT: Liquid Death: making the unnecessary necessary! And in an infinitely recyclable container.

KC: The branding on Liquid Death kind of scares me into drinking water. Whatever it takes to hit that daily 64 ounces!

Use code LUMI to get $2 off any order.

Liquid Death Mountain Water
Kyoku Fit Liquid Death
Kyoku Fit
Kyoku Fit
Kyoku Fit

Post-workout shakes, customized for you.

KC: Workout shakes typically have really intense branding. It’s intimidating. I love how Kyoku went with an all black packaging suite that’s minimal, subtle, and classy.

LT: I really like the pops of color from the stickers on the outside and inside of the boxes.

Use code LUMI25 to get 25% off the first month of your subscription.

Kyoku Fit
Kyoku Fit
Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty

Personalized hair care blended for your hair goals.

KC: Believe it or not, you can even customize the color—the things you didn’t know you needed.

LT: I have a standing appointment in my gcal with my custom blended hair mask.

Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty
Function of Beauty and Summersalt
Function of Beauty and Summersalt
Summersalt
Summersalt

A growing line of chillwear — from swimsuits to cashmere.

LT: Summersalt has clothes for every leg of your trip. Cozy Cashmere Set for the plane. The Swan Dive swimsuit for the pool. Silky pjs for sleeping in. The 24-Hour Jumpsuit for everything else.

KC: Sounds great. Meet you in Mexico!

Use code LUMI10 to get $10 off a purchase of $95 or more. Valid through 12/31/2019.

Summersalt
Summersalt
Brooklyn Candle Studio
Brooklyn Candle Studio

Memorable scents with a clean aesthetic.

KC: I'm a fan of the Woodsmoke Minimalist Candle.

LT: We kept that Woodsmoke candle burning through the rest of the shoot and the photo studio smelled incredibly cozy.

Brooklyn Candle Studio
Brooklyn Candle Studio
Brooklyn Candle Studio
Bright Cellars Bright Cellars
Bright Cellars
Bright Cellars
Bright Cellars

A wine club curated just for your own taste profile.

KC: Two words: wine. flashcards. Choosing wine is overwhelming, but Bright Cellars gives you information about your wines so you can better understand why you like what you like.

LT: According to the quiz, the wines for me are berry-heavy and on the drier side. Grippy tannins? I’m in.

Use this link to get 50% off your first 6-bottle subscription order.

Bright Cellars
Ollie
Ollie

Fresh, human grade dog food, personlized for your pup.

LT: An astounding four non-opposable thumbs up and one wagging tail for the Beef Recipe from the Lumi dog-in-residence, Flexo.

KC: It looks more nutritious than my lunch on most days.

Use code LUMI50 to get 50% off your first box.

Ollie
Ollie
Package Free and Ollie
Package Free Shop
Package Free Shop
Package Free Shop

Tools and supplies for a low-waste life.

KC: Package Free makes it so easy to start a low waste lifestyle. Get Lauren’s Essentials Zero Waste Kit for your friend who needs a nudge in the sustainable direction.

LT: This kit is my personal favorite because it was named after me (jk Lauren Singer is the founder of Package Free, but a girl can dream).

Use code lumigiftguide10 to get 10% off.

Package Free Shop
The Spice House
The Spice House The Spice House
The Spice House
The Spice House

An exciting collection of herbs and spice blends.

KC: The Crystallized Ginger Nibs aren't meant to be candy, but no one will stop you.

LT: ...Unless you're shooting a gift guide and apparently we "don't want to shoot an empty jar of spices."

Use code LUMIGIFT to get 10% off. Expires 12/31/2019.

The Spice House
The Spice House
Our Place
Our Place Our Place
Our Place

The Always Pan may be the last pan you ever buy

LT: I! love! their! colors! But how do you choose just one? Steam is very #stickofbutter, but at the same time Char is a classic, but then there’s Spice for a 60s mod pop of color…

KC: The Always Pan is the kind of pan that makes me want to throw away all my other pans.

Our Place
Our Place Empathy
Our Place Our Place
Empathy Wines Empathy Wines
Empathy Wines

Vineyard-to-table California wines.

KC: No wine was wasted during the production of this gift guide. 🥂

LT: Except for that one glass, may she rest in peace.

Empathy Wines
Empathy Wines
Yes Plz
Yes Plz
Yes Plz
Yes Plz
YES PLZ

New beans and zines every week.

KC: The coffee is delish, but can we talk about this zine? Every week, this thing is flush with great photography, interesting articles, and it’s brilliantly designed.

LT: AND there’s a matching sticker on the bag!

Use code LUMI25 to get 25% off your first order.

Yes Plz
Blueland
Blueland
Blueland

Home cleaning supplies without the water.

KC: The Clean Essentials kit is such an easy first step to a lower waste lifestyle. All of a sudden, buying bottle of liquid cleaning supplies seems dumb.

LT: I love how they layer the dark blue on white on the outside of their boxes. People don’t do this enough.

Blueland
Pura Vida
Pura Vida

Stackable bracelets that support charity.

KC: I admire a brand with a give-back mission. Pura Vida is working with artisans around the world who make these bracelets by hand.

LT: Plus, they're shipped in a returnable, compostable poly mailer!

Pura Vida
Bombas and Pura Vida
Bombas
Bombas
Bombas

High quality socks that give back.

KC: Every year, Bombas kills it with their gift boxes. The Sesame Street box is at the top of my list this year.

LT: Turns out, merino wool socks are comfy on your feet and your hands!

Use code COMFORT20 to get 20% off your first order.

Bombas
Bombas
Bombas

Happy holidays!

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