Beautiful holiday gifts for everyone on your list at a range of prices. Beware it’s super tempting to order items for yourself!
There is something about the holiday season that gets me excited. Maybe because I get to shop with reason or maybe because I want to get the most beautiful holiday gifts for everyone on my list. I have always loved to buy gifts for others. Whether I am visiting a friend I haven’t seen in a while or spending a weekend at someone’s house I never go empty handed. There is always a little gift and nothing gives me more pleasure than gifting something someone loves.
Christmas is different to me – It’s not my favorite holiday, that goes hands down to Thanksgiving. But Christmas in New York is lovely. From churches to amazing store window displays to ice skating and the tree at Rockefeller Center. There is lots of ways to get in the holiday spirit.
When Liz and I sat down to put this list together we thought about what we would want as gifts, things we love, and how can we help support and shop small independent stores. Today is also Small Business Saturday. So without further ado here is our suggestions for gifts. Plus make sure to also check out our other great gift ideas for the chef, decorating ideas and recipes in our special Holiday Section.
Stio Down Scarf – Keep yourself warm this winter with this beautiful down scarf.
Mersea Candle and Coaster – Melissa’s favorite candle comes with a pretty agate coaster. Save the coasters and have a full set.
Sabah Leather & Shearling Scuff – Who wouldn’t want these as house shoes this winter?
Lizzie Fortunato Hoops – If you are a fan like Melissa you have been waiting for the holidays to ask for this.
Madewell Mask Chain Kit – Make your own at home. Great stocking stuffer for a friend or teen.
Ulla Johnson Sweatshirt – Be a part of the latest wear at home trend with puffy sleeves from the designer who started it all.
Osea Body Exfoliation Duo – Leave your skin smooth, silky and hydrated with Melissa’s favorite duo.
Foggy Dog Banana – Your puppy needs a gift too… it comes in plaid and prints.
Kule Socks – Get sporty, 80’s style with these fun socks. Makes a great stocking stuffer and there are plenty of other styles too.
Melin Tregwynt – Woven blankets from Wales. Warm, beautiful, and handmade.
DryBar Double Shot Blowdryer Brush – Easy peasy smooth, straight hair in minutes. Don’t mess with other brands — this works on wet or dry hair in need of smoothing.
Caddis Readers – For the person who leaves their glasses everywhere.
Vintage Vinyl Albums from B-Side Records – We both went to college at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and this record store has been around for decades. Check out their Facebook page or call them to buy or ask for recommendations for your favorite vinyl lover.
Boody Ecowear. Talk about soft. The women who work with Liz’s husband recommended Booty’s loungewear. After trying a few items, Liz agrees!
Haeckel’s – Makes delicious and natural smelling body products and candles. These products are green and clean and yummy!
An Oula Poet Shirt. We love to support women businesses around the world and love ethnic textiles. Give their beautiful masks or splurge on something else.
Fyfe Beauty Eye Tint – Want your eyes to look bright on those Zoom calls? Try this clean beauty eye shadow from Jillian Dempsey’s company.
Kenny Flowers – Hawaiian shirts and clothing. Liz and her husband met Kenny on a plane to Venice. The prints are classic and the cuts are flattering.
Erika’s Originals Watch Strap – Got a classic watch collector? Buy them the most comfortable handmade watch strap.
Bathing Culture Body Wash – Spruce up your shower or hand washing station with this eco friendly soap.
Garza Marfa – Accessories for the home. We are loving this bolster that brightens any room.
Quarto Little People Big Dreams books for kids. These awesome kids books tell the stories of famous people who made a difference in the world.
Vinglacé Portable Bottle Insulator – The next generation wine chiller. It’s made of stainless steel, double walled, and vacuum insulated, keeps your wine, champagne, and sparkling water chilled for hours.
Fleurir Chocolates – Like mini presents, these are almost too beautiful to eat. This local shop from Alexandria, VA out crafts any big city store.
Happy shopping everyone!