My mother has read The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry to me, and to my siblings, every Christmas Eve since 1989. It is one of the few Christmas traditions I have insisted on keeping alive and hope to one day continue with my own family when the time comes. The story's message of gift giving is part and parcel of who I am and, maybe that's why I love to give gifts. I know for some of my friends and family the thought of gift giving is stress-inducing, but I don't think it has to be that way. Gift giving should truly be about the thought behind the gift which is, hopefully, a product of love and caring. So, whether your gift is elaborate or simple, large or small, remember that gifts serve to bring people together, to communicate feeling to those you love, both near and far.
Holiday Gift Guide 2017
For your family and friends who love to celebrate, have reason to celebrate, or should be celebrated!
Merry Christmas 8pc Candy Bento Box | Sugarfina | $65.00
Blush Porcelain Ice Cream Cones (Set of 4) | Food52 | $120.00
Celebrate Everything by Darcy Miller | $19.83
Mail Order Treats from America's Top Food Makers | Goldbely | $15.95 - $749.00
Flowers or Greenery | UrbanStems | $45 - $150
Cupcake Toppers & Sprinkles | Sweet Estelle | $ - $$
Bellocq Atelier Candles | Bellocq Atelier Tea | $86.00
For your family and friends who are continually found gathered around a charcuterie board, in front of the stove slowly stirring a steaming pot, or sipping coffee at the kitchen table.
Mud Coffee Sampler | Mud Coffee | $36.00
Natural Loft Kitchen Knives Box Set | Opinel | $35.00
Silpat Baking Mat | Sur La Table | $26.95
The Pollan Family Table Cookbook | Amazon | $11.60
Gallon Pitcher | Lail Design | $125.00
Harper + Oldham Desert Cactus Glass | Fishs Eddy | $10.00
Slate Cheese Board | Brooklyn Slate Co. | $29.00 - $48.00
For your family and friends who are constantly found in planes, trains, and automobiles.
Stanley Classic One Hand Vacuum Mug | Stanley | $28.00
Collagen Peptides Stick Packs | Vital Proteins | $34.00
Honest Hazel Eye Gels | Honest Hazel | $12.00
Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs | Amazon | $13.95
Trigger Point Performance GRID Mini Foam Roller | REI | $24.95
aLoksak 4 pack Assorted Small Drybag | Amazon | $12.34
Packing Cubes - 5 Piece Set | Calpak | $48.00
For your family and friends who hit the gym and hit the reset button.
The Landon Carryall Duffle Bag | Dagne Dover | $155.00
Juniper Ridge White Smudge Sticks | ABC Carpet & Home | $11.00
Red Cedar Incense Cones with Holder | Paine's | $8.31
Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution with Eucalyptus Spearmint | Dr. Teal's | $5.07
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg | Amazon | $11.25
The Late Bloomer's Almanac by Michelle Despain | Amazon | $29.99
Dr. Cohen's AcuBall Heatable Massage Ball | Pro-Tec Athletics | $29.95
For your family and friends who are a little bit of everything rolled into one.
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur | Amazon | $7.18
Seasonal Wreath Subscription | Food52 | $260.00
Bee Kind Pin | Beholder | $9.00
Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by CS Lewis | Amazon | $10.87
Cairn Monthly Subscription: Camping, Gear, Adventure Boxes | Cairn | $27.45+
Modern Farmer Subscription | Modern Farmer | $24.00 - $34.00
Divided Town 1500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle | Ravensburger | $25.99
Need more inspiration? Check out my Gifts Pinterest board. Happy gifting!