This time of year, I am always on the lookout for smart and long-lasting gifts that will continue to give long after the holidays are over.
Here is a collection of soul-soothing, creative, and tech savvy gifts that we’ve curated for you and the special people in your life!
The High Achiever
She aims high both at work, and at home. Help her multitask–and relax with a challenge!
Life can never be too organized. Help her unwind and (let’s be real) have a little high strategy fun!
The Stay-at-Home Traveler
The time will come for her to travel the world once again. Help her stay excited about her next jet ride, or road trip!
She’s happiest at home, with some low key essentials. These will help keep her cozy!
There’s no such thing as too many gadgets! Here are some that are as beautiful as they are functional!
So many books, so little time! Help her snuggle up with a good read, and then gift her with some peace and quiet!
The Serial Decorator
There are so many beautiful things to bring home, how ever does one choose? Here are some no-fail faves, and a new book she’ll find inspiring.
The Home Chef
The kitchen has been a haven for some, so gift her with some fun new tools to keep things fresh!
A Call to Shop Local + Shop Small
White there are a lot of great options from big vendors above, this year has been really hard on Small Businesses. Often a simple, but very thoughtful gift, purchased locally, is filled with more “feel good” energy than a quick big box purchase. It also helps boost the local economy in countless ways. We have some pretty amazing local shops and artisans here in San Antonio, and many of them have online shops! Here are some of our faves:
- GUTEN CO ceramics and letterpress
- TILLAGE plants and pottery
- BELLE & UNION a curated gift shop
- FELIZ MODERN art, gifts, and party supplies
- THE TWIG local indie bookstore
- MINT VINTAGE home decor, designer resale & estate jewelry
- NOWHERE BOOKSHOP local independent bookstore
- DOMESTIC PROVISIONS home decor, European Antiques
& some local foodie faves:
- PRESS COFFEE coffee + gift cards
- CHOCOLAZZO chocolate + treats
- SUMMER MOON COFFEE coffee + gift cards
- BAKERY LORRAINE beautifully packaged Parisian macarons
- PURE HEART FOODS grain free pancake, waffle & muffin mix
Once you’ve found your perfect gift, keep your wrapping simple, by finding paper in a pretty pattern (like this!), and tying it up with something interesting, with texture (like this!). Add a little sprig of greens for an extra festive touch!