2017 Pura Vida Holiday Gift Guide

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2017 Pura Vida Holiday Gift Guide

Season’s greetings, surfers!

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice (or a little bit of both), everyone deserves that giddy feeling of getting or giving juuuuuuuust the right present. But who has time to wade through all the websites and shopping malls? UGH.

Now cheer up and don’t be a Grinch….because our team of dedicated elves have found the COOLEST gifts of the season. So get your Santa hat on, pour yourself a nog, and check out our suggestions for hot-ticket items that will be SURE to spread holiday happiness to you and yours. 


1. Allbirds Women and Men’s Wool Sneakers and Loafers


Ugg boots are so 2002! These snazzy and oh-so-soft shoes are made from superfine New Zealand Merino wool. Wool? Yup. This magic material wicks moisture, minimizes odor, regulates temperature for your tootsies, and provides the perfect post-surf snuggle for your feet. And you don’t even have to bring socks to the beach. (WIN.)

$99, www.allbirds.com





 2. Ronin Travel Meditation Bench


Coolest. Meditation Bench. EVER. Get your OM on when you’re on the road with this handmade, collapsible, super stylish meditation bench. Available in walnut, zebrawood, white oak, eco-teak, and a bunch of other beautiful materials that will make you agree to give up material possessions…someday.

$129, www.zenposture.com





3. Dazzle Dry Non-Toxic Nail Lacquer


Nothing’s worse than a tacky chipped manicure–unless it’s a manicure that puts a bunch of toxic junk on your body. This amazing nail lacquer is non-toxic, high-performance, and was invented by the bad-ass babe/bio-organic chemist who came up with the gel system…so you know it’ll withstand your toughest surf sessions. Not willing to commit to just one color? Try out the mini kits, which also include tiny adorable bottles of nail prep, base coat, and top coat.

$20, dazzledry.com



4. The Pickle Wax Remover


It’s shaped like a pickle. It removes wax from surfboards like some kind of crazy magic wizardry. It is shaped like a pickle. It will make every stick in your quiver look and feel brand new. AND DID WE MENTION IT IS SHAPED LIKE A PICKLE?!? Seriously, go buy this now and never hate de-waxing again.

$10.95 on Amazon 








5. GoPro Hero6

The kick-ass durability of the previous GoPro models–now with a super speedy internal processor, wifi that’s 3 times faster, and updated touch zoom technology. Mount it on your surfboard, ride it through the zipline, and marvel at all of your live-action, lifelong memories. RADICAL. 

$449, gopro.com



6. Byta Double-walled, BPA free, stainless steel travel mugs


Do you love the ocean? We do. And we want it to be around for a long, long time. That’s why we support conservation efforts in Costa Rica AND rep these amazing travel cups. Ditch the landfill-overflowing plastic and paper cups and let these gorgeous BPA-free and stainless steel mugs hug your surf-check coffee or cradle your campfire whiskey. They’ll keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold, AND help the environment as well. What’s not to love?

$29, mybyta.com



7. The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a Fuck


Are you stressed? Do you stay up late at night agonizing over things you did (or didn’t say)? Do you have a hard time saying “No thank you” when someone invites you to parties that you just DON’T want to attend? (I’m looking at you, baby showers). Listen, if you beat yourself up, spread yourself thin, or “should” all over yourself, you need this book to teach you how to give less fucks. Trust us, it’s worth it.

$10.44 on Amazon








 8. Carry-On Cocktail Kit

You might be sitting in economy or coach, but you’ll feel first class with this carry-on cocktail kit. Simply bring aboard, get desired liquor from your kind flight attendant, and whip up a tasty adult bevvy worthy of the classiest traveler. With favorites like old-fashioned, champagne cocktail, or hot toddy, you’ll be feeling relaxed and pampered by the time you get to that vacation in Bali. (Or Christmas in Ohio with the in-laws. Whatever).

$24, wandpdesign.com 


9. BetterBack

I know we’d all love to spend more hours hanging out in the line-up rather than the office, but the truth is 70% of Americans spend an average of 13 hours a day sitting. Enter BetterBack, a handy-dandy back device that makes ANY chair ergonomic. This innovative design gets the thumbs up from chiropractors and doctors, eases back pain, and promises to realign spinal issues in as little as 15 minutes a day…so you can get out of the office and into the surf.

$89 (now on sale for $49!), betterback.com



10. Pura Vida Gift Certificate


‘Tis the season to spread the stoke, and what better way than a PVA gift-certificate for one of our all-inclusive surf and yoga retreats? These little babies are more than just a piece of paper–they’re a promise of adventure, transformation, sunshine, warm surf, and dreams coming true. Whether it’s for your aunt, mom, sister, uncle, cousin, brother, friend, or sweetheart, a PVA gift certificate is the best bucket-list gift to make anyone’s season bright.


Any amount you want, contact us at [email protected]


And don’t forget, we currently have a GoFundMe Campaign to help two local Costa Rican teens get to a prestigious dance contest in Jalisco, Mexico! Every little bit will help, so consider donating $5-10 today!


Feliz Navidad, Joyous Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, and PURA VIDA!

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