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Our Holiday Gift Guide (curated by CEO Stephanie Coughlan!)

By November 28, 2020December 9th, 2020No Comments

58 ideas for gift-giving and sharing gratitude with the special people in your life.

As we begin to shift our thinking from fall to the holiday season, how will you reimagine gifting in 2020? Yes, it has been a year we all want to forget but does that mean the holidays are exempt of fun and joy—I truly hope not! In fact, it’s more reason to celebrate those you love with something special. Whether it’s a small treasure or a large luxury, this year’s gifts will signal to those near and dear to you that you are thinking of them, even if you have a small budget.

We’ve developed a list of choices that are classic, practical, whimsical and luxurious and we hope this makes holiday shopping more pleasurable than expected:

Beauty Lover's Bundle of Joy

Whether you love a minimalist look or have many glamorous girlfriends, there are so many simple, thoughtful beauty gifts that will give anyone a pick-me-up after opening.

For the Men in Your Life

We love to celebrate the men in our lives with special gestures of appreciation and support. Each of these gifts will provide warmth for the soul and energy to enjoy this winter.

For Her: Gifts for Girlfriends, Lovers, and Friends

No matter what you choose to gift from this list, you can be sure that it will be loved for a long time to come. We searched for items that combined form and function: beautiful to look at and practical for daily use. Every time your friend, girlfriend, or wife presents a cake on a John Derian cake stand, slips on a recycled brass Laura Lombardi bracelet, or lights a sentimental Love Notes candle, their day will be elevated by the luxurious experience that you’ve gifted them.

Feel-Good Pleasures for the Homebody

As we continue to social distance and stay in our cohort groups, indoors or outdoors, who wouldn’t enjoy a gift meant to be used at home? Whether you are an outdoor type, enjoying time with friends around a bonfire, or just hanging out with your family, I’m sure your loved ones will enjoy these gifts and remember you!

For Colleagues and Mentors

Show your gratitude for your work friends, boss, or advisor with one of these practical yet quirky presents. Any of these gifts would be perfect additions to their work space!

For the Host Extraordinaire

If you know me, you know that I love hosting parties––seeing people laugh, smile, and enjoy each other’s company in an ambiance I dreamt up is one of my greatest joys. To show how much you appreciate the host(ess) in your life, gift one of these wonderful items that will make entertaining even more of a breeze for them.

Featured photo by Sunny Lu.