The holidays are officially over, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have an opportunity to surprise a friend, colleague or loved one with a special present.

Start the new year strong with a present waiting for that certain someone you during the first week of 2018 alongside a powerful note giving them confidence and strength to take on the year ahead. Here are few of my favorite New Year’s gifts:

A class pass or pack to a favorite workout studio. My personal favorites are SoulCycle and New York Pilates, but there are limitless options.

Choose their go-to workout or perhaps surprise them with something unexpected where they can learn a new skill from Kundalini yoga to Tai Chi.


Tickets to an event at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. The arts and cultural hub inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas and it has an incredible range of events including meditation sessions, film screenings, writing workshops and musical performances.

It’s an undiscovered gem of New York so encouraging someone’s first visit is a gift that will keep on giving.


Give the gift of an incredibly cooked private meal. The rise of chef culture means it’s easier than ever to find a high qualified private chef that’s willing to pop in for the night.

There’s a number of services including CozyMeal, WarmPalate, HireAChef, or Farm for Fork Chef where you can search for a specific date or purchase a gift card.

Screen Shot 2017-12-22 at 2.25.16 PM.png