Your Complete Holiday Gift Guide 5

For The Home

One of my best friends has a sixth sense for interior decorating. She’s so talented, but she’s not even an interior decorator. (She’s actually a nurse.)  I, on the other hand, like to wing it. My apartment follows no color scheme and is basically a conglomerate of items I’ve bought over the years simply because they look cool. And whether the person that you’re shopping for is like me or my best friend, one thing we have in common is that we want our homes to be warm and inviting to our friends and family. Much like other people, we want our space to welcome our guests with open arms, especially during the holidays. So here are five items that bring a sense of warmth and love to a space during such a time of gathering. Enjoy!

  1. East Fork Pottery Soapstone Everyday Bowl, $34, East Fork Pottery
  2. Shagreen Walnut Obelisk Small (Sangria), $85, ID.ology
  3. Cream Color Block Pillow Set of Two, $249, ID.ology
  4. Cream Camel Jute Rug 5×8, $797, ID.ology
  5. Liva Wall Decor Brass Set of Two, $415, ID.ology

For The Foodie

We all know this type of person. You know, the one that loves all things food. Sometimes referred to as a gourmand, a gastronome or even an epicure, a foodie is someone who takes a particular interest in food and drink. Whether it’s in the kitchen or out in the community–although, it’s typically both–foodies are curious souls that often take part in food-oriented activities such as wine tastings, restaurant openings and closings, brewery tours and beer samplings, cooking classes, food fads, food science and culinary tourism. This list of carefully curated gifts is foodie approved by none other than myself and will provide that special foodie in your life with the perfect holiday present to keep their food-lovin’ spirit alive. 

  1. Asheville Food Tour, $50-65, ashevillefoodtours.com
  2. Instant Pot Duo Plus80 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 8-Qt., $159.95, Williams Sonoma
  3. Sugarwish, $18.50-168, Sugarwish.com
  4. Mortier Pilon Kombucha Brewing Jar, $59.95, Amazon.com
  5. North Carolina State Map Plate, $28, TheGrommet.com

For The One That’s Hard To Shop For (Or Anyone Really) 

In the age of consumerism, we are constantly–and I mean constantly–bombarded with the latest and greatest deals that seem to change by the second. It’s overwhelming. Unfortunately, this can make buying the perfect present for someone that already seems to have it all very difficult. The best thing to do: Think simple and don’t give yourself too many options. It’s true that the more options you have, the harder it’s going to be to make a decision. (You, walking through the department store aisles, searching aimlessly for Christmas gifts until your eyeballs are about to pop out of your head, listen closely.) Here are five gifts that you simply can’t go wrong with buying this holiday season. They are, what you may consider, essentials–things someone either can’t live without or didn’t know they needed. That, my friends, is the perfect kind of present. 

  1. Overlap Sewing Studio Small Waxed Canvas Purse, $76, OverlapSewingStudio.com
  2. Apple Airpods, $159, Apple.com
  3. Luna and Stella Locket Flower Locket, $325, LunaAndStella.com
  4. Navitimer 8 Automatic 4 Breitling Watch, $4,310, Spicer Greene Jewelers
  5. Bluprint Subscription and ‘Get Started Box,’ $9.99/month or $120/annually to subscribe to Bluprint  + price of the ‘Get Started Box,’ MyBluprint.com