Carly’s 2021 Gift Guide

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Hello, my lovelies!

It’s that time of year again! I know ya’ll have been eyeing some great deals and may have already started shopping, but I wanted to share some of my favorite things and shops for you to give a little extra love to this season, while giving love to the people you love…including yourself!

Many of the items on this list are great personal gifts to treat yourself. (Some of them are even big favorites from the Facebook group!) It’s been a long year, and you deserve something a little special!

Just a little disclaimer; some of these links (particularly the Amazon ones) are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase from them I might get a little extra holiday boost, too! *wink*

Without further adieu, I present to you: the Someplace Images 2021 Holiday Gift Guide!


Photo by Someplace Images for Amber Goddess Designs

I am always, always, ALWAYS going to encourage this! Both as a gift for yourself and to some other beautiful babes in your life. Lingerie is empowering and shouldn’t be faux pas!

If you’ve been around for a while, then you’ve probably heard about Amber Goddess Designs. It’s a CUSTOM lingerie company started up by my good friend and Brand Ambassador Magda; she actually makes each piece herself to YOUR measurements!

I’ve also heard a rumor she now has gift cards…so if you’re looking to give a luxe gift but don’t know their measurements or which style/color they’d like, you still have options!

Music & Mental Health Merch

Something else you probably know if you’ve been around for a minute: another former Brand Ambassador, Tina, launched a nonprofit in 2019! Punk Rock Saves Lives (PRSL) is a super rad nonprofit that focuses on spreading the helpful and caring ethos of the punk rock community. They work hard to bring attention and support to mental health, healthcare advocacy, equality, and so much more!

Along with producing some rad exclusive vinyl, PRSL also has some pretty cool merch in their shop! Making a purchase supports their cause and enables them to do all that they do in their communities…including swabbing a TON of folks for the bone marrow donor registry at festivals!

For the Candle Lover

Photo from Sol Intentions Co.

So, I am OBSESSED with candles. Love, love, LOVE them! And they make such great gifts, alone or in a personalized gift basket!

One of my favorite brands is Sol Intentions Co! Soleil hand crafts ALL of the things herself; the candles, the Stone vessels from the Stone collection, the scent blends in the room/linen sprays and diffusers…she’s absolutely magical! She has two scent collections that are available year-round and has themed monthly drops that always SELL OUT fast.

When I say this stuff is good…I’m not kidding! (She also has body-shaped candles of alllllll kinds of bodies coming soon…and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!)

Chocolate that Both Tastes Good AND Does Good!

Photo from Tony’s Chocolonely

Do you know a chocolate lover? Of course, you do! Tony’s Chocolonely not only makes THE BEST chocolate–goodbye, waxy popular name-brand chocolate bars! You won’t miss them, I promise–they also have one heck of a mission that you may not realize is even an issue!

Tony’s is dedicated to making the chocolate industry 100% fair-trade. Tony’s is working globally to dismantle the unfair labor practices of the industry, and has even addressed Congress about the issue!

To bring grassroots attention to the labor practices of the cocoa trade, each Tony’s bar is “unequally divided” with each piece shaped like one of the fair-trade farms that Tony’s sources their cocoa from!

Merch for the 80s & 90s Babes

Shopping for someone born in the 80s or 90s? I have the retro swag for you!

You might remember Tini Made It from last year’s Gift Guide, but she’s done a shift in her work and I’m so excited to share her new products! If you’re feeling nostalgic, take a peep at her shop!

For the Book Lover

Photo from Shelby’s Book Shoppe

So, if there’s one thing you know about me other than my body advocacy…it’s that I’m an avid reader! I’m ALWAYS reading something new, and my friends over at Shelby’s Book Shoppe enable me in every way. With a collection of new and gently used books, this indie book store is the passion project of my friend Bethany!

My Self-Help Fave of 2021

Natalie Franke is the badass founder of The Rising Tide Society; an organization dedicated to collaboration over competition. I’ve been involved with the Society for a while now, and I was so excited to get my hands on this book!

In Built to Belong, Natalie shares her own personal story while helping to create a framework for finding your own community and overcoming the FOMO that social media scrolling leaves many of us feeling. This book is a great read for anyone working toward self-improvement, and will also be a favorite among entrepreneurs!

For the Eco-Conscious Babe

Photo from Mountain Mama Organics

Have you been hunting for the perfect natural deodorant that actually works? Do you have a friend that has been on the hunt for an organic, no-waste product? Enter Mountain Mama Organics!

While I haven’t tried it myself, this product recently got RAVE reviews on a thread in the Someplace Boudoir Facebook group and I am now soooo excited to give it a try! It’s made by a long-time group member (we’re talking wayyyy back in 2017!), the deodorant is vegan and organic with plastic-free and biodegradable packaging!

Inclusive Art

Art is inherently political, so why try to even pretend that it isn’t? I am alllllllllll about the art, and there are some great inclusive artists out there to embrace!

If you’re a fan of the Facebook account Diaries of a Kitchen Witch, you may recognize this one! Liliana Press is the Etsy shop run by that artist, complete with prints and stickers that are SUPER body positive and inclusive! (Also great for your witchy friends!) Pick up a gift or two and some stocking stuffers!

Photo from TheyThemArt


Looking for art inspired by the LGBT+ spectrum? Check out TheyThemArt on Etsy! A sometimes subtle and unique way to display your pride, the painter even offers custom pieces to embrace your sexuality!

Something For the Naughty List!

And finally…would any list from me be complete without listing a gift for you that just keeps on giving?

Dame produces vibrators and pleasure products designed by women with female pleasure front-and-center. I have tried some of their products and can vouch: babes, it’s good!

Pick yourself up a little stocking stuffer for some solo or partner play to alleviate that holiday stress. You’ll thank me later!


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