It’s that time of year: when we all go, what do we get for our grandmothers, aunts, cousins, kids, teachers, BFFs … annnnnd everyone else. In the spirit of generosity, we tapped TIY co-founder, Andrea Nucete-Elliott, who sourced some of her favorite gift ideas for 2021! Whether you’re buying for houseguests, Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or just because, there’s something here for everyone. Enjoy!
Favorite Fashion Gift
Since I am always in a bikini, I’ve gotta give a huge recommendation for Ama Bikinis. I know the owner and she’s a super sweet gal. Started her dream business and is killing it! My goal is to have 365 bikinis (one for every day of the year)!
Favorite Hair Serum
I love Collective Laboratories Hair Serum and homemade masks. Avo, olive oil and honey is one of my faves.
Sunscreen Amavara is *legit. Use “code DRE20” for a little discount. I absolutely swear by this Zinc reef safe sunscreen that doesn’t make me look like a ghost.
Favorite Body Oil
Marianella.co: Marianella and her son David are from Venezuela. We connected through Instagram and I have fallen in love with their brand and products. One of my favorites lately has been the Oak Moss and Coconut Custom Blended Body Oil. The smells remind me of home, they make their products in NYC and just recently added a new market that is MORE than Instagram worthy. I will definitely be visiting them when I go to NYC.
Favorite Supplements & Healthy Products
I love Super Beets for a boost of all of the good stuff — I buy from Humann and it comes in black cherry flavor, which is super yum.
For my daily two-hour training (+ weights + trying to, you know, run a business), I swear by Normatec. Normatec 2.0 Legs offers dynamic air compression and sweet relief.
Favorite Home Goods
I just bought these two drawers for our pool house and I am OBSESSED with everything white oak and white!
Favorite Food and Drinks
I absolutely love red wine (Primitivo di puglia, to be precise). A little taste of home. Also, I just recently discovered the best food truck for real Mexican tacos in Austin. It is called Las Trancas and is open until 2 a.m.! (Hehe, late snacks after my husband’s games!)
Things That Make Me Happy
Things that make me happy are weird. I like “less” things around me. So, organization makes me ecstatic! Sharing time without electronics (maybe just a digital camera because I am a sucker for pictures) with people that I enjoy and asking a bunch of questions about them and them about me is such a good thing to do. Deepen the connection between our friendships and catch up about past deeds and future plans. Of course, every new TIY color is a must-have to add to my life. AND my puppy Izzy!