Leather and lace. Salty and sweet. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg. All unlikely—yet unmatched—pairings. We’ve admittedly been fascinated by the friendship between the two American icons ever since Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party aired back in 2016. Like many duos, the qualities that make them different are just as interesting as those they have in common. After all, they’re both entertainers, albeit of different sorts.
Arguably, the area where Stewart and Snoop Dogg align the most is in their values. For Snoop, nothing beats quality time with his family. In fact, it’s what he says he’s most looking forward to this holiday season. As for Stewart, she’s built an empire around the art of hosting, setting the stage for quality time surrounded by loved ones. Suffice to say, the holidays have a special place in each of their hearts.
The unique balance of their distinct tastes makes for a fun perspective on gifting, to say the least. Naturally, we jumped at the chance to have the two collaborate on a list of items they both deem perfect for the season. Here, find Stewart and Snoop Dogg’s holiday gift guide.
What’s your go-to gift for a host or hostess?
Martha Stewart: A nice serving platter or dessert stand is always a lovely host or hostess gift, as they each make a wonderful conversational piece that the recipient will always have to use at gatherings. I adore these Jadeite serving pieces that are available in a variety of different heights and sizes to create a beautiful tablescape.
Snoop Dogg: I love this bag by The Daily Edited for everything from skincare to smoking essentials. This is the perfect gift for your traveling friends. I also love to use an old 35MM film camera to capture sweet moments with my family. They’re perfect for gifting to your photography-obsessed friends.
How about a household goodie?
SD: Keeping it cozy is easy with this Parachute Home Alpaca throw. I have one in my house, on set, in the car—everywhere. I also love this Sonos turntable. I’m able to connect it to the speakers throughout my house and blast my favorite vinyls wherever I go. A must-have for the music heads out there.
SD: My new pet line, Snoop Doggie Doggs, launched just in time to stock up for the holidays, and has the perfect gifts for all the dog lovers out there. I’ve got full outfits for all of my dogs and cats to keep them looking like royalty.
What’s something you always have on-hand, just in case?
SD: Who doesn’t want Snoop on the Stoop watching over you this holiday season? This limited-edition collectible is a new holiday tradition. Or, my wife Shante (a.k.a. “Boss Lady”) and I started Broadus Collection Scarves after our daughter, Cori, was diagnosed with lupus in 2005. We wanted to support her on her journey, and began wrapping our heads in beautiful silk scarves. Broadus Collection has been a staple in our house ever since, and is the perfect gift for everyone.
MS: A bottle of wine or two, of course! This holiday season, you can gift the 19 Crimes Snoop & Martha 2-Pack, which includes Snoop Dogg Cali Red and Martha’s Chard. Martha’s Chard is a crowd-pleaser that is very elegant, with bursts of zippy citrus notes. Snoop’s Cali Red impresses with its luxurious and silky palate. Both have activated labels, which talk to you.
Do you have a favorite under-$50 gift?
MS: Stick Candles’ Maple Stick Candles are a great budget-friendly gift. The set includes small-batch beeswax candles, which are hand-cast from tree cuttings by a maker family who embraces eco-friendly practices and the sustainability of the honeybee.
SD: Michael Strahan Skincare. If you’ve ever wondered how I keep my skin glowing, I’ll let you in on the secret. It’s great for all skin types and is super easy to use. Or, I love my Broadus Collection Candle to set a vibe.
And stocking stuffers?
SD: My cookbook, From Crook to Cook.
MS: My famous kitchen tools are the best kitchen utensils available, and everyone should have every single one of them.
SD: My girl Martha does make the BEST kitchen essentials. Boss Lady and I use this pan all the time—we love that it’s double-sided for a two-in-one experience.
Any recommendations for couples?
MS: I think it is nice to gift new couples a set of flannel sheets. Make sure you have the right size of their bed. You can mix and match and pair throw blankets, so when they’re watching holiday movies, they can cover themselves with their own individual blanket.
SD: Boss Lady and I love a matching moment. These cozy tracksuits are perfect for winter and make a fashionable statement. We also love a family game night in our house. SEQUENCE is one of our favorites, and it’s great for the kids and grandkids.
Best self-care gift?
MS: My Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Gummies are a must try! They draw inspiration from some of my favorite recipes and flavor profiles, so what’s not to love? My wellness gummies closely resemble the French confections, pâte de fruits. They’re accessible, convenient, and, above all, delicious.
SD: It’s always important to find time to relax and reset. This mini Theragun is perfect for my on-the-go lifestyle. I can’t live without my Gucci x Oura ring either. With 24/7 heart rate monitoring, seven temperature sensors, and sleep analysis, the smart ring decodes my days through three scores that measure sleep, activity, and readiness. I’m all about wellness and monitoring my day-to-day to make sure I’m at my best.
You’re shopping for someone who’s super hard to please. What’s one present that’s most likely to please anybody?
SD: Everyone can always use a lighter, whether for candles or, my personal favorite, a blunt. Martha and I were able to collaborate on this collection, and we can never have enough laying around the house, which is why they are perfect for holiday parties (or after-parties).
MS: I always like to give something homemade or homegrown, so, I will often give a dozen eggs from my chicken coop in a beautiful container or basket.
Have you two ever gifted each other?
SD: The best gift I ever got from Martha was advice.
MS: Snoop once gifted me a painting of a dog that he painted just for me. It’s a truly special and unique gift that I’ll always treasure. He also frequently gifts me one of his extraordinary fashion pieces, which I keep carefully cataloged in my closet. I once gave him a whole set of gold Rimowa luggage, which he loves.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
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Meg Donohue is the Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Her passions include spicy foods, sustainability, and the Y2K remake of Charlie’s Angels. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.