Holiday Gift Guide 2023

by Tara Finley

These buys from BUST sponsors are just what your loved ones need!

For (Book) Lovers 

Cozy on up with the perfect winter read brought to you by our literary sponsors of the 2023 gift guide!

Main Character Energy 

By Jamie Varon, $18.99

Poppy Banks is ready to accept life on the sidelines as a plus-size woman when her beloved aunt dies, leaving Poppy a surprise trip to her villa in the French Riviera. There, she’ll find out her aunt has a grand inheritance planned for her, if she’s able to finish writing her novel in six months. With family drama, complicated romances, and self-doubt threatening to throw her off course, Poppy must decide if she can be the main character in her own life.

@jamievaron | search 9780778334200 or by title

The Fiction Writer 

By Jillian Cantor, $17.99

When a lucrative ghostwriting opportunity arises, Olivia Fitzgerald—a once-rising literary star who’s been down on her luck—finds herself at the Malibu estate of a reclusive billionaire with a freshly signed NDA in-hand. He wants her to write a book that will reveal a shocking secret about his late grandmother and Daphne du Maurier. But digging into his past leaves Olivia with more questions than answers and before she knows it, she’s trapped in a gothic mystery of her own.

@jilliancantor | search 9780778334187 or by title

The Chicago Manual of Style 

50% off with promo code CMOSGIFT23, BUY NOW $70 $35

Nothing says Chic(ago) like the print edition of this iconic style guide. 1,146 pages of smart, sensible guidance for writers, students, editors, grammar geeks, and your everyday word nerd. The undisputed authority for style, usage, and grammar. A classic and stylish addition to any desk or bookshelf. Published by the University of Chicago Press. Discount also applicable to individual and gift subscriptions to CMOS Online ( Best. Gift. Ever. 

@ChicagoManual |

For (Art) Lovers

Pamper the senses.

Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra

BCO Season Pass, through May 4, 2024 $250

Support local art and artists by gifting a pass to this season’s calendar of Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra performances. With hybrid viewing for select shows, the talented voices of the BCO can be enjoyed by those local to NYC and beyond! Founded in 2002, The Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra is committed to building a strong foundation for classical music in Brooklyn. Their mission is to develop and sustain an orchestra of the highest artistic standards in Brooklyn; and to enrich and inspire through music, community engagement, and education.

@bkchamberorch |

For (Self) Love

Clean beauty is the best beauty, in our humble opinion. 

Neuma Beauty

Holiday Gift Set, Hair Care Bundles from $84 – $112

Give the gift of clean beauty with these 100% vegan, synthetic fragrance-free formulas that deliver ultimate hair health and that clean beauty holiday glow. Each Neuma Holiday Gift Set includes a free, full-size product gift with purchase and plants 3 trees through our partnership with Trees for the Future. Neuma is hair care that cares, fueled by goodness and inspired by nature. Save an extra 15% off your purchase with code: BUST15.

@neumabeauty |

For (Pleasure) Lovers

Who wouldn’t want an orgasm for Christmas? This sponsored inclusion to our 2023 gift guide is sure to bring joy!

Le Wand

Petite Rechargeable Massager, $101.49

Elegance, extravagance, and exhilaration in a petite package. Le Wand Rose Gold Petite delivers 6 pulsation patterns and 10 vibration intensities in an easy-to-maneuver size that is USB rechargeable. For solo sessions or partnered playtime, the slim and light wand makes it easy to hold and navigate multiple angles for better positioning and more intense pleasure.You can even curate your pleasure with Le Wand’s multiple silicone attachment heads for hitting internal and external pleasure points.

@lewandmassager |

Early to Bed

Assorted Toys & Gear, $ – $$

Early to Bed is your favorite feminist sex shop, keeping a smile on your face since 2001. We offer high quality sex toys for everyone, from high-powered classic vibes like the Magic Wand to the newest in techie toys. We provide stellar customer service, fast shipping and a trusted selection of toys for all bodies, genders and experience levels. Use the code BUST23 for 15% off your next order. |

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