It’s hard to enjoy the holiday season when you’re constantly stressing about presents. Whether you’re shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa it’s never easy. All year it seems you can think of a surplus of gifts for the people in your life, but by the time the Holidays come around you draw a blank. I’ve done the research for you so you can get out and enjoy Holiday activities knowing presents your friends and family will love are coming in the mail. Plus we’ve included some Utah companies, so you know shipping will be speedy quick and you're supporting local.
For the decorator:
The decorators in our lives keep us afloat right? They make our parties prettier and homes put together. Show them you appreciate their creative eye with gifts to enhance their home that they will be thrilled to decorate with. Let’s start with the Geode objects from McGee & Co. These guys are the perfect way to add a subtle touch of both glam and nature in the home.
Honor the greatest city in the world with the Salt Lake City Print by Michael Korfhage and Joel Anderson from Anderson Design Group. We love it’s 20th century style and simple color palette. It’s easy going style will look good no matter the house style.
The decorator values the details, so they would be thrilled to receive Cariloha Sheets. Made from 100% Viscose from bamboo, these sheets have an ultra soft sateen finish, making your bed look luxurious and relaxing. But the best part about these sheets is their ability to thermoregulate. When you’re feeling overheated and sweaty, they’ll naturally cool you down. When you’re cold, the sheets will instantly warm you. I’ve tried them and they work! There’s also a lifetime guarantee so you’ll be comfortable for life. We love that this is a Utah based company as well!
If your loved one seems to have it all, give them a bowl to serve as a finishing touch. They can use this Kuni Bowl by Badala as a serving dish or as a decoration to display. It’s handcrafted in Kenya from locally sourced olive wood, and the high quality shows. That pop of color is pretty great too.
For the stylish:
The fashionable people in your life can often be the hardest to shop for. Pick out classic pieces with a high quality so you know it will fit in with their closet. We started off with some solid transportation options. First we have the Madewell tote. This classic tote has room for everything you need to carry while looking polished and pristine. The leather is vegetable tanned and made with natural material. We also love the Fossil Leather Backpack with multiple pockets and a stunning leather finish. The best part about leather goods is the look they get with wear!
If you’re stylish loved one keeps up with fashion, they probably keep up with technology too. Help them stay up to date with Beats Wireless Headphones. Not only will they look cool, but they can jam peacefully, without the string of headphones getting tangled everywhere you turn. With a long battery life and high quality sound, they’ll be stoked to listen to music.
Sunglasses are a must, and always serve as a finishing touch. We love Utah company Proof Sunglasses. Not only are they ultra stylish, but they’re made of sustainably sourced wood. We like to give the planet some extra love will looking good. They’re polarized and have 100 UVA UVB protection while being water resistant, so you can see perfectly during the sunniest and craziest of days.
For the foodie:
We love being friends with a good foodie. They make us the best food and take us to the best restaurants. They always know the new snacks before everyone else, and drink crazy things like bubble gum flavored soda. Any good foodie or chef knows the importance of seasoning. Salt is the finishing touch, and it doesn’t have to be boring. Excite them by gifting them with the Jacobson’s Salt of the Month Club! 12 different flavors of pure flavored sea salts are delivered to their porch from the Oregon coast. They’re made from high quality ingredients and include flavors like fermented black garlic to Tahitian vanilla bean.
Everybody who knows Chrissy Teigen loves her. She’s not afraid of being herself on the internet or hiding her love of food. She’s made a little something called the Cravings Cookbook. It’s got great reviews and is full of character and flavor. Enjoy comfort food with a salty, spicy, saucy twist.
If your foodie is a health foodie, you know they love kombucha. Kombucha is pretty expensive, so save your loved one a pricey visit to the health food store by gifting them their own Kombucha Starter Kit! This one is fit for beginners and comes with everything you need to make your favorite fermented tea.
A smart foodie knows they have to stay hydrated. The Hydroflask is the best water bottle out there. They’ve got the ability to keep cold liquids cold for 24 hours and hot for 6 hours, so every sip tastes fresh. They’re extremely durable and come in some beautiful colors. With their simple design, they look good wherever they go. You can’t be their option to customize either! Oh, and they have a lifetime warranty, so you’re gifting them a present that will literally last forever.