Pro Tips For 2021 Holiday Shopping And Healthy Home Gift Ideas

There’s no doubt that this holiday season is tons better than last year’s! Am I right??? We don’t yet know how this new Omicron variant will impact our holiday celebrations, but let’s do what we can to stay safe and healthy! That includes our homes, of course.

My latest Forbes.com article, FAST FACTS video on YouTube and Clubhouse conversation share healthy home gift ideas for the holidays. You can read the article here. You can watch the two-minute video here. You can join the Clubhouse conversation here at 4 PM Eastern / 1 PM Pacific time this afternoon!

Wellness coach Serena Scanzillo suggests weighted blankets as a healthy home gift this season
(Photo: Lucid Comfort Collection / Available at Lowes.com)



Here are 10 reasons why books make awesome holiday gifts:

  1. You never have to worry whether a book will be the right size
  2. The recipient won’t outgrow a book gift
  3. You’re probably not going to run into any supply chain issues with book gifts
  4. You can support an author you like
  5. You can buy a book in person or online
  6. A book will entertain its recipient for hours or days
  7. A book can be shared by more than one member of a household
  8. A book can fill a recipient’s cherished library
  9. A book can be passed along through a free little library
  10. A book can help your recipient make his or her life better.

I invite you to consider my latest book for your favorite grownup gift recipient this year! You can find out why it has so many five star Amazon reviews here.


  • I was delighted to be quoted in a new Houzz.com Ideabook on wellness design. You can enjoy that here.
  • My latest Trend Spotting on 2021 trends and a 2022 preview just published on Kitchen & Bath Design News‘ website. You can read it here.



Clubhouse Update

Join me, wellness coach Serena Scanzillo, interior designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon and shopping pro Trae Bodge this afternoon for an all-new Clubhouse conversation on healthy home/wellness design gift ideas for the holidays. It’ll be a good opportunity to ask your questions and share your own ideas. It starts at 4 pm Eastern / 1 pm Pacific. Hope you’ll come check it out — no hair or makeup fixes needed!



Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions:


Twitter Event Preview

I’m delighted to be guest-hosting another @KBtribechat on Twitter December 8 at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific. The sponsor is Duravit. The topic is Luxury Bathrooms (With Wellness Design Emphasis). The link isn’t live yet, but you can catch this fun Twitter chat regularly on Wednesdays here.



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I’m a pretty avid reader on wellness-related topics and decided to share some of the riches I’m finding with my Gold Notes readers. Here are a few links you might find interesting and helpful:




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lawn mower on grass in front of dog house (or play house) and kids slide. Pollution Linked to Dementia – What You Need to Know! - As a 60-something adult, brain health is something I think about often. Turns out, there's something else us mid-life folks should be thinking about too with regard to warding off dementia: air quality!  Continue Reading
Poolside table with built-in LED lighting (shown in purple) and waterfall cascading into pool. Table has four white chunky stools flanking it. Water Features Add Architectural Flair, Wellness Benefits And Real Estate Enhancements To A Home - The good news is, you don't need a patio or yard to add a water feature to your home, so condo and apartment dwellers rejoice! Continue Reading
Bedroom with modern bed, low side table and greige colored porcelain tile wainscoting. Five Unexpected Places to Use Tile in Your Home to Increase Its Value - Americans don't use as much tile in their home spaces as other countries, but that's starting to change. Porcelain adds wellness design and resilience potential, as well as sustainability benefits. Continue Reading
Traditional kitchen with light grey painted cabinets, floral backsplash and architectural hood. Staying Resilient in Tough Times - No one is going to argue that these past three years have been exceptionally difficult for many people around the country and around the world. Continue Reading
Chef sink with produce in an island with two seats at the end. These Three Wellness Factors Top Latest Healthy Homes Survey - What do women – and men – want? What are folks' top wellness priorities? According to a recent industry survey, these top the list: 1) mental well-being; 2) healthy diet; 3) physical fitness. How do these show up in the choices people make in where they live and what they change in their home spaces?… Continue Reading
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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