The Holidays are around the corner! And the name of the game this year is SHOP EARLY. With most of us grabbing gifts on-line and shipping estimates varying wildly, I’m giving you a dose of gift-giving inspiration now. Rest assured that these product selections are curated by me and me alone. If you buy something through one of my links, I may earn an affiliate commission, at no cost to you. As with all of my posts, holiday gift guide or otherwise, I only recommend products or services that I truly love! Happy shopping!
1. A Propane Fire Pit Table
To keep her warm and cozy outside all winter long! Pictured above is the one we bought for our own backyard. It’s propane powered, so it’s ready to go when we you want it and there’s no clean-up! (And as the photo shows, this fire pit table is 100% hubby approved.)
2. A Politics and Prose Book-a-Month Subscription
Have someone on your list who loves to read? Want to support a small, independent book store? I have received a subscription from the Politics & Prose Book-a-Month club 2 years in a row now and I have to say, this is one of my very favorite holiday gifts! The lucky recipient can fill out a questionnaire that will help Politics & Prose select the perfect books to mail each month.
3. A Personalized Tote for Carrying All. The. Things.
Like all of her new books from the Politics & Prose Book-a-Month subscription! This tote bag is made from 100% durable cotton and has a brushed copper snap closure. Wide leather straps add a luxurious finish. Plus, you can personalize it with a pressed leather name tag. What’s not to love? And one more thing… this tote also comes in available in other custom fabrics!!
4. A Gallery Wall of Framed Family Photos
Know someone who takes a ton of beautiful photos? Give her the gift of a gallery wall! Framebridge offers a great selection of gallery wall designs that are just waiting for you to upload your favorite photos. Don’t see a design that works for your space? Maybe you don’t have the time or are worried about picking the right option? No problem! Let me do the work for you! I created this custom gallery wall (pictured above) for a client in Washington DC!
5. A Personalized Puzzle the Whole Family Will Love
Commemorate a special moment by turning it into a puzzle! I love doing puzzles all winter long! This is a new item offered by Minted this year (and you know I’ll be ordering one for someone on my gift-giving list!). These custom puzzles are available in tons of different design templates just waiting for you to upload a favorite photo.
6. A DIY Framed Laundry Room Care Symbol Guide
I can’t promise that this will make washing and folding endless loads of clothing any more exciting… it is, however, an elegant and practical addition to any laundry room! I have already made several (one for a client, one for a friend who just moved into a new home, one for my mom, and of course, one for me!). I take you through this super simple DIY project step-by-step on my site.
7. A “Heart Snapshot Mix” by Minted
What a fun way to show off a bunch of favorite photos! I love that this personalized wall art is compact and can go just about anywhere. I’m making one of these for a family member this year and I can’t wait to show you all how it turns out!
8. A Motivational Art Print for Her Home Office
Keep her motivated no matter what the week throws her way! I love these positive and inspirational art prints by DC Area Artist Reggie Black. So much so that I have two hanging in my home office (as pictured above)!
9. A Fabulous Travel Book for Easy Weekend Getaways from DC
This book is perfect for anyone living in the DC area or who is planning a trip to our beautiful region! I actually discovered it (and purchased it for myself!) while shopping at Politics & Prose. Not local? No worries! You can also get it from Amazon.
10. A Beautiful Painting & Coloring Book
This gift is prefect for the art lover in your life or anyone who just needs to decompress away from screens! Its pages are filled with lush black ink line drawings that are just waiting for the lucky recipient to add color (use markers, watercolor paints, colored pencils, acrylics… the thick pages are perfect for all kinds of mediums!). Check out this post for an up close look at this wonderful and whimsical coloring book.
11. A Framed Children’s Art Masterpiece
Did a kiddo in your home make a super special art masterpiece this year? Frame it and gift it! I absolutely love this collage painting piece that my son made for me last year. Framing this beauty was a no-brainer! I grabbed one of my favorite ready made art frames from Michaels to show it off in our home.
11. A Chic Mask Chain to Keep Her Mask Within Reach
One of my very favorite purchases this year! As I noted on Instagram, I hated storing my mask in my purse when I wasn’t wearing it (for example, when eating outdoors at a restaurant or when getting back into my car after a client appointment). The solution? This chic face mask chain from Lele Sadoughi! And TBH, I love pretty much everything by this women’s accessories brand!
12. Custom House Letterpress Art
Did someone on your list just move into a new home? Mark this special occasion with a gift they will cherish throughout the years! It’s as easy as uploading a photo. Plus, this letterpress art is available in a variety of gorgeous frames. I love this champagne silver metal frame (as pictured above)!
13. A Home Delivery of Jeni’s Ice Cream
If you haven’t tried Jeni’s Ice Cream yet, then you need to treat yourself immediately. Afterwards, make sure to send it as a gift this holiday season (and be assured of winning gifting MVP this year). That’s right… Jeni’s Ice Cream ships nationwide (and comes in this distinctive orange box!). See full list of flavors HERE.
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