Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Carrie’s Favorite Things!

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens!

Subarz by Daphne Subar paired with a glass of Spirit Horse wine by Heather Rader…

Gifting my business a video session with Bernadette Marciniak, which will pair perfectly with Amanda Guerassio’s masterclass that will help develop my brand messaging and marketing…

Gift yourself or someone you love with direction for the New Year with a Tarot reading from Nicole Matthiesen. If you know someone struggling to make a decision, seeking harmony or support, spending time with Nicole is a special experience.

Looking for something delicate and beautiful for your “Work Wife”? Look no further than a handmade necklace created by Maile Asenbauer.

I’ve gathered all this and more below (with special discounts for BRA Members) in this list of a few of my Favorite Things, so get comfy and get gifting. And don’t worry, I won’t tell if you’re shopping for yourself.

Happy Shopping!


For the Wine Lover…

Spirit Horse Vineyards is a 100% woman owned winery that supports rescue horses and helps the next generation of girls THRIVE, so you can drink beautiful wine while giving back!

They will include a personal handwritten note if this is a gift, as well as information on the horse rescue and foster girls that a percentage of sales goes towards.

Price: $20 – $150
Estimated Shipping: 2 weeks to East Coast and Midwest; one week lead time for West Coast
BRA Discount: Use code BRAMEMBER for 20% off!

For the Sweet Tooth…


Subarz are a delicious gift that can be shipped anywhere in the United States. Subarz combine the crunch of biscotti with the sweetness of a cookie and come in a variety of flavors (including gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free options).

Original flavor options include Traditional Chocolate Chip, Lemon Thyme, Toffee Crunch, Double Chocolate Chip Almond, Salted Apricot Caramel, Chocolate Peppermint, Gotcha Matcha, Apple Trilogy, White Chocolate Raspberry, Peanut Butter Delight, Luscious Lavender, and Spiced Fig.

Price: $8.50 – $50.00
Estimated Shipping: 3-5 Days
BRA Discount: Use code BRA for 10% off orders over $40!

For someone who has everything…

Nicole Matthiesen, Tarot & Ritual Guide

Tarot Readings: Buy one for yourself or give one as a gift!

Struggling to make a decision, take action, or to create harmony in your life, tune into the answers already within you with a tarot reading online via Zoom.

Quickie Tarot Reading: In this 15-minute tarot reading, get right down to it in a 3-card spread.

Personal Tarot Profile Reading: In this 30-minute customized session, dive deep into 4 important cards for you. Nicole will work with your date of birth and numerology to determine your Soul Card, Personality Card, and your Personal Tarot Year Cards which indicate the energies and lessons you’re currently working through. You’ll walk away with deeper clarity about what’s happening in your life right now and in the big picture.

Full Spread Session: In this 45-minute reading, dive deep into the heart of your situation in this 10-card spread and help you understand the unseen energies and forces at work, and where to find support and strength for the best outcome.

Price: $25 – $70 (reg. $30 – 85)
Estimated Shipping: Schedule an appointment
BRA Discount: It’s already been applied for you!

For someone who likes shiny things…

Maile By Design

Effortless everyday jewelry that makes every woman feel remarkable.

Maile by Design mixes classic, minimalist style and statement pieces that provide a uniqueness to your wardrobe. Each handmade piece allows personal expression and lets the person tell her story.

Price: $12 – $120
Estimated Shipping: 5-7 business days, often sooner. Each item is handmade to order and then shipped.
BRA Discount: Use code BRA20 at checkout to save 20% off your entire order of $50 or more. This discount is good through 12/31/22.

For someone who likes beauty products…


Beautyologie offers fair trade and ethically sourced beauty products and accessories from around the world that help transform lives, uplift communities and sustain environments. From shea butter lotions from Ghana and luxe body oils from the Dominican Republic to upcycled sari scarves from India, give the gift of global beauty without the price tag of a plane ticket! 

Price: $8 – $120

 Estimated Shipping: 3-5 Days 

 BRA Discount: Use code BRA for 20% off your orders, no minimum. Good thru 12/31/22!

For that special business owner in your life…

Videography & Photography by Bernadette Marciniak

Video Minis include a planning meeting, 45-minute video shoot to capture professional, polished, and powerful footage for your brand that adds movement and dimension to your marketing strategy and appeases the algorithm deities that be.

You will receive 10-15 video clips, delivered in both horizontal and vertical formats for use across social media, your website, and beyond!

NOTE: You may use your session for a different format of video, such as testimonials and/or a quick welcome video.

Price: $1,450
Estimated Shipping Time: 2-3 weeks for delivery of clips
BRA Discount: Use code BRACODE for 15% off!

Update your headshots, refresh your website, keep content flowing on social media, get a cover for your upcoming book, razzle dazzle your workshop attendees and course students with beautiful presentations, or get set for your upcoming launch.

Bernadette will go over your business’s exact goals & dreams for 2023 in a 45-minute planning session, capture the imagery to get you there during a 60-minute photo shoot in the Greater Los Angeles area, and you’ll receive 20 beautiful images to distribute across all the channels your audience is hanging out!

*Don’t live in LA? Feel free to inquire — Bernadette travels a lot and might be coming to your town next year!

Price: $1,450
Estimated Shipping: 2-3 weeks for delivery of images
BRA Discount: Use code BRACODE for 15% off!

Clarify Your Core Brand Masterclass & Workbook by Studio Guerassio

A combo masterclass and workbook to help you strategize and define the core brand for your business.

Do you need some guidance (and maybe a kick in the butt) to actually sort out all of your ideas around your brand and get them laid out and defined? This Masterclass & Workbook will get you going in the right direction for your brand.

Price: $400
Estimated Shipping: Immediate access upon purchase
BRA Discount: Use code BRAbargain for 10% off

Video Production by SheTV Media

She TV Media is an award winning, female-led video production company dedicated to telling empowering and positive stories through commercials, documentaries, and narratives.

She TV Media aims to be a creative extension of your team, giving you a boutique video experience that’s constantly evolving with you, whether you need branded promos, mission statement videos, event content, or something else…they have your back.

Bookkeeping by Taylor Bitsoli of Bookkeeping Brunette

DIY Bookkeeping: For small business owners who need some accounting support but aren’t ready to hire a bookkeeper. Includes two (2) 60-minute calls, bookkeeping software setup and crash course, along with three (3) months of Voxer support following the setup. Get $50 off this service for the holidays.

Monthly Bookkeeping: For small business owners ready to level up their business and get bookkeeping off their plate. Monthly bookkeeping includes account reconciliations and monthly financial statements. Get $50 off monthly bookkeeping if you sign up before the end of the year.

Price: $300 to $350
BRA Discount: $50 off either service

Networking, Support, and Accountability with BRA

If you’ve been thinking about joining BRA Network, consider this your sign! BRA Membership is currently only $299 for 12 months—but that’s going to change in 2023.

Don’t wait to secure the lowest price of membership!

Price: $299 a year
BRA Discount: Want to try before you buy? Join us for free online at The Fitting Room to learn what BRA is all about and how we can support YOU!

Wealthy Women Summit 2022 (Presentations + Swag)

Only attended one day? Missed a speaker you were dying to see? Need to revisit a session to freshen up your notes? Couldn’t make it and have to find out what you missed? Get online access to the complete library of 2022 Wealthy Women Summit videos, audios, and transcripts!

BRA & WeWo Founder, Carrie Murray (left) with Keynote Speaker, Rachel Rodgers (right)

You can also snag your #WeWo2022 t-shirt, bathrobe, tumbler, notebook, or speaker’s book here!

I hope you find some excellent gifts for yourself and your loved ones. I know these things are going to help me fill the stockings on my “Nice” list.

Don’t forget that Small Business Saturday is around the corner and it’s as good a day as any to #ShopSmall! with the woman-owned businesses in BRA Network!

Carrie Murray, Founder
BRA – Business Relationship Alliance
WeWo – Wealthy Women Summit

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