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Gifts Made with Passion


Gifts Made with Passion

This season, we rounded up our favorite gifts from our community, making sure they are all made with passion. By buying the “made with passion” gifts, you are supporting someone who is following their passions, small businesses and gifting your loved ones something unique. A win, win, win. 

Passion workshop gift pass - $50

Over the past decade, an abundance of psychology research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions. Our three hour evening workshop in San Francisco is the perfect gift for someone close to you who you think needs an experience to explore new possibilities and passions, rethinks his or her career or simply belong to a supportive community. Buy it here.

The Quarter-life Breakthrough - A Millennials career guide - $8.99

The Quarter life breakthrough is one of our favorite books on career and meaningful living, written by our community member and program teacher Smiley Poswolsky. The perfect gift to is inspire career change for your friend or even cousin and help them get unstuck and change the world. Buy it here.  

Slow Factory - NASA inspired silk scarves - starting $150

Our muse Celine Vernon (read her passion story) is the founder and designer of Slow Factory. She creates silk scarves made in Italy and packaged in New York with love. Our pick for this holiday is USA by night, taken from NASA's International Space Station. 52"x52" silk-modal. Use code HAPPY for 25% discount. Check it here.






Ventana Yoga - Locally designed & eco-friendly yoga mats - $89

Our program graduate Sierra Campbell launched a beautiful and elegant line of yoga mats. She works with local designers in San Francisco, and produces them in California, using recycled materials. Check out her new chakra collection here



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Gratitude themed Children's book - $9.99

Our community member Venetia Pristavec made a long time dream come true: she produced two children books to teach them about gratitude. We love the illustration and how we can teach more and more kids about being thankful. 

Every Body Be Grateful: A bedtime story teaching mindfulness and gratitude for the body. Buy here.
Chloe the Cloud: A dancing cloud tries to find her place in the sky when everyone just wants the sun. Buy here

Jessica Wertz Ceramics - Dot Bud Vase - $58

Based in Berkeley, Jessica Wertz discovered her passion for pottery 3 years ago and never looked back. Get to know her in this passion story feature. For your gifting this season, we picked one of her vases, wheel-thrown and hand decorated. A soft matte white dotted surface will surely bring a gentle beauty into the home. Buy it more.





52 Cups of Coffee - A book on navigating life's uncertainties - $9.99

Megan Gebhart launched her book, a collection of inspiring stories through our program earlier this year. A perfect gift for any college student or 20something navigating the the uncertainties of life and career. The book chronicles her yearlong journey to have coffee with 52 strangers and the invaluable lessons learned in the process. Buy it here

Uncommon Stocks - A Silicon Valley Thriller - $4.95

Eliot Peper is an investor turned writer. His first book is in the top ten bestselling tech startup thriller series. Think David Baldacci for tech: sex, murder, and venture capital. Buy it here


Gift yourself! The find your passion program - $350 (Special Price)

Invest in yourself in the new year by applying to our Find Your Passion Flagship program. Perfect for transitions, kickstarting new projects, and getting clarity on your passions in a supportive environment. Apply here.