Meet Chelsea


Why we asked Chelsea to be a Guest Gifter...

We are completely inspired by Chelsea's determination to find the perfect balance between being an amazing Mom and her busy career.  Chelsea defines the "mom boss" in all of us, keeping busy with her brand marketing agency, which she founded, and making sure to find enough time to be a super mama to her son.  We recently spent a morning with Chelsea as she was a speaker for our mompreneur event. Her insights, talent and passion inspired all of us to strive for amazing things in our lives. 

Chelsea is genuine, kind and thoughtful in every decision she makes, which is why we asked her to pick her favorite go to gifts. 

Check out her GIFT PICKS. 

More about Chelsea

Chelsea Matthews is the Founder & Executive Creative Director of Matte Black, a brand marketing agency and creative studio based in Los Angeles and London. Some of her clients include OPI, Juice Served Here, Lululemon, The Ad Council, Hunter Boots, Dermalogica and many more.

She is also the creator of the Shape Shift Report, a trend + insight media platform and podcast blending a mix of culture, insights, thought leadership and data. Delivered monthly, each issue is themed and dishes up the need-to-knows, trends, ideas and articles for the curious. Check it out at, and listen to all podcast episodes here:

Chelsea was recognized as a ‘Tastemaker To Know’ in the DELL #Inspired100 campaign, and has been spotlighted in, Huffington Post, Foam Magazine, Apartment Therapy & on YouTube’s The Stylish.

chelsea'S TOP 10 GIFTS

Kaweko Ballpoint Pen

May seem boring in theory, but I think receiving a nice pen is a really thoughtful gift, and something they’ll use every day. I love to gift one of these when a friend gets a new job, or during back to school season.

Lucy Michel Ceramic Vase

I’m a sucker for tchotchkies, and especially ceramic ones. I also fall back on a great vase for any housewarming gift.

Jeni’s Pint Club

Because who doesn’t love the most bomb ice cream ever?! And they ship nationally!

Moleskin Daily Planner

My life has literally been run by a Moleskin Daily Planner since 2006. I have all of my daily schedule, notes and to-dos in one place, with over 10 years worth of books I can look back to (very hilarious to see all the ‘super important’ things I had to do right out of college!). While it’s not the most exciting gift, there is something really special about receiving one of these to prepare for a new year ahead.

Artifact Uprising Photo Wood Block

This is my go-to for family related gifts, especially now that I have a little one. Win over grandma’s heart with some prints she can put bedside! (Literally, my grandma did that).

Pampering (LA) The Now

Literally feel like I’ve been transported to Tulum every time I step foot in The Now. A perfect, inexpensive gift for anyone!

Pampering (NY) Chillhouse

One part massage, one part manicure and one part Golden Latte. Whenever I’m in NY I love to stop by for a quick 20-minute manicure accompanied by a delicious latte, in an environment that’s really nice on the eyes.

A one month subscription to Skillshare

I’m obsessed with Skillshare, an education platform that has over 16,000 videos that span from knife cutting to music production to graphic design skills. Something for everyone, and who doesn’t like to learn new skills?!

Mini Light Box

Who wouldn’t have the best time with a gift like this? Plus you can add a cute message for when they first open it, giving it an added personal touch.

PLTNC Candle

We collaborated with this LA based candle brand for our holiday client gifts, creating our own custom packaging and scent, and from then on I’ve been hooked on their whole collection of scents.