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What the Goody Team is Gifting: July Edition

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What the Goody Team is Gifting: July Edition

From gourmet olive oil to private golf lessons from PGA instructors, these are the gifts we keep on giving this month (and will keep on giving for months to come).

Ghia

Bye, bye booze. Say hello to your favorite non-alcoholic apératif. Founded by Melanie Masarin, Glossier and Dig alum, the punchy, personable drink is just as refreshing and delish as your favorite cocktail. Its bitter and herbal flavor profile is inspired by the Mediterranean, and you can sip it spritzed or on the rocks. Or, check out their site for mocktail recipe inspo—everything from the Ghia Colada to the Sanghia.  

Any (mock)cocktail connoisseur will appreciate a bottle of Ghia. It’s an open invite to enjoy good company, good tunes, and good sips (minus feeling hungover afterwards). Plus, it’s a stunning addition to any bar cart. The brand’s newest product is Le Spritz: the same bitter aperitivo but spritzed. Bring a four-pack to your friend’s park picnic, terrace, or movie night for a delightful and memorable evening. 


Brightland 

Olive oil has never tasted nor looked sooo good. After discovering that most olive oil is already rancid or overprocessed by the time it hits the shelf, Aishwarya Iyer founded Brightland. And we can’t get enough of their high-quality products. The olives are sourced from a family-run California farm, and each bottle is practically a piece of art for your kitchen countertop.

For any gastronome or ambitious home cook, Brightland is an all-star gift. Go with The Duo, a set of Brightland’s bestselling olive oils—Awake and Alive. Awake is made for slow days and cozy nights, while Alive is made for meals that fuel active days. Otherwise, we recommend their Essential Capsule collection, which pairs these two oils with their vinegars, so you can get the best of both worlds.    


Brooklinen 

Gift comfort and relaxation with Brooklinen, a timeless, home brand with all the essentials minus the luxury markups. After falling in love with a set of hotel sheets (but not the price), the husband and wife duo sought out to create affordable, high-end linens. For Brooklinen, quality is king. They source high-quality materials and manufacture responsibly, and all their homegoods really do stand the test of time. 

Although the brand is known for their super soft sheets, their Mulberry Silk Eyemask and Soy Candle are A+ housewarming gifts. The eyemask blocks out any and all forms of light and ensures you get enough zzz’s. The power napper or beauty sleep lover will rest easy knowing it protects their skin and hair from friction damage. Or, you can’t go wrong with gifting one of Brookinen’s hand-poured candles. They make any home feel like an oasis. Their AM to PM set includes four candles—Magic Hour, Wake, Dusk, and Nightcap. 


Maison Louis Marie

Inspired by the founder’s ancestor (an exiled French man in the botanical industry), Maison Louis Marie makes luxury candles, perfumes, and skincare that’ll make you ooh la la. Each product is crafted with unique floral fragrances. There’s not a scent we don’t like. 

Any cosmetic enthusiast will love the Perfume Oil Discovery Set aka the perfect opportunity to try out their five most popular scents. And, it’s easy to take with you when you’re on the go. We’re also big fans of their fancy candles that don’t break the bank. The No.04 Bois de Balincourt scent is a fan favorite for a reason. The warm, earthy tones make it a refreshing spring or summer scent. 


Food52 

Head to Food52 for all your home and kitchen needs. From enamel cake stands to gourmet seasonings, this site has everything you need to complete a meal. You can shop from smaller, independent brands as well as Food52’s own home, kitchen, and life line, Five Two. 

Relax by this personal concrete fireplace. It’s small but mighty—ready to power your s’mores night or romantic cozy night-in. For the new apartment renter, check out their nonstick skillet set, which is oven- and broiler-safe and ready for omelettes, crêpes, and fried rice. 


Skillest

Lower your handicap with the gift of Skillest, one-on-one golf coaching from PGA instructors. Australian golf coach Baden Schaff cofounded the platform with the hopes of creating a worldwide golf community. And now with Skillest, you can take lessons and access 24/7 swing support at your fingertips. 

Any lifelong learner or amateur golfer will love a Skillest gift certificate. They can connect with any golf instructor, upload footage of their swing, and get instant feedback. Next time they hit the links, they’ll impress their business partner, father-in-law, or older sibling. 


Spikeball

Spikeball isn’t just a college sport. It’s a lifelong one, and it’s taking over every beach, park, and suburban backyard. And, it’s a gift the whole family will love. 

If you’re going to your family friend’s beach or lake house this summer, bring over the Original Spikeball Kit, which includes one Spikeball, a Spikeball set, a drawstring bag for storage and when you’re on the go, and a rulebook. Another option: Level up with the Pro Kit. 

It features a sturdier body design, two Spikeball Pro balls, a portball pump and gauge, a carrying bag, and one free registration to a Spikeball Roundnet Association Tournament.