The season of giving is right around the corner and as a warm-up, we did some light shopping to help you start knocking names off your list early, starting with some of the hardest-to-buy-for folks with sure-to-please ideas that will fit any budget or giving reason!
COMFORT AND JOY (1)
From Francesca’s: Self-care treats including a variety of facemasks, candles, bath bombs, espresso cup and cozy socks, which would be cute in a gift basket or broken up into smaller gifts — perfect for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, or small sentiments for the moms of your kids’ friends.
NOTE-WORTHY HOLIDAY GIFTS (2 & 4)
From Books-A-Million: 2020 planners, stylish notebooks, fun pens and colored pencils — great for teachers, tutors, stylists, service industry pros, creatives, and anyone you know who likes putting pen to paper!
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS (3, 5 & 9)
From HomeGoods: Endless options for your favorite host or hostess, a first-impression gift for new friends and family members, or the best way to show your favorite foodie some love this holiday season. Here are some gift sets we put together from HomeGoods…
For the Chef: Variety of serving dishes and platters, including a beautiful marble tray with gold handles, a handsome walnut wooden platter, darling snowflake ramekins, and a cookie plate for Santa.
Charcuterie Starter Kit: Hostess basket with a marble serving board, cheese knives, wooden serving spoons, coasters, artisanal olive oil, hot & spicy garlic oil, wildflower honey, apricot jam and mixed pepper seasoning.
Stock the Bar: A cocktail set with an ice bucket, moscow mule mugs and cocktail tools.
CROWD PLEASERS (6)
From AMC: movie tickets are a big hit because they’re consumable and allow any recipient to choose their own adventure! Tuck these in a thoughtful card or in the wrapper of your friend’s favorite full-size candy bar — a terrific idea for teachers, bus drivers, caregivers, parents, and your favorite movie buff!
SWEET GESTURES (7)
From Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: a variety of gourmet truffles in a holiday tin, either customized to the preference of your recipient or pre-selected for ultimate variety and delicacy. We love giving these specialty chocolates — ideal for teachers, hostesses, service workers, and your bestie who loves good chocolate with her dry red.
ALL THAT GLITTERS (8)
From Kate Spade: Dazzling giftables from their winter collection, including a large slate blue flap continental wallet and matching tumbler, small sparkly silver bifold wallet, a classic pyramid studded Kate Spade key fob or signature spade logo keychain, and a maroon velvet makeup bag that is new in-store. In a wide range of price points, these designer ideas are perfect for stylish Secret Santas, fab grab bags, or a little something for your favorite stylist!
Pro Tip: It’s the thought that counts! Start now with your expansive list of well-deserving friends, family members, professionals, etc., and get them a little something that says you’re thinking of them during the holiday season. Small, affordable gifts are easy to stock up on and tuck away until you need them. Trust me, you’ll be thankful when you don’t have to rush around looking for something to give a teacher or bring to the party you completely forgot about (oops!)