Have you ever walked into a holiday party with the perfect gift, only to find three other people also thought it was the perfect gift? Finding a unique holiday gift can feel like an impossible task. You want it to be special, memorable, and something the recipient loves, but the holidays always seem to sneak up. Before you know it, your shopping list has tripled in size and the list of names of family, friends, and coworkers never seems to stop growing. In this post, I give you my favorite gift suggestions that are sure to make a lasting impression.
The Person Who Has It All
We all know one person who has everything. The latest cell phone, the hottest accessories, and the trendiest clothes. It can feel impossible to pick out a gift. For this person, consider this monogrammed leather charger roll up from Mark and Graham. The monogram makes it one of a kind and the high-quality design will leave a lasting impression on the person who has everything.
The Chef or Foodie
When you really think about it, who doesn’t love food? There’s likely a foodie or chef on your list. The person who adores cooking. Someone who’s always experimenting, taking recipes to the next level, and packs you a to-go container after every dinner date at their house. Feed their culinary love with this Artajo Olie Oil Gift Set from Williams Sonoma, or if they prefer sugar over spice, the Bobbette & Belle: Classic Recipes from the Celebrated Pastry Shop cookbook is sure to satisfy their sweet tooth.
The best hosts are the ones who pay attention to every detail. Show the party planner on your list that you appreciate the time and effort they put into planning the perfect evening by giving them a gift that’s equally as thoughtful. For this person, I have two suggested gifts. One is one of my favorite books, Flair. It’s small but cheerful and full of beautiful images. The second is this gorgeous domino set that comes in the most beautiful marble case.
A well-made throw is a gift that keeps giving! The recipient will think of you each time they use it, and it’s perfect for the cooler winter months. The Fabio Wool Throw Blanket comes in three neutral colors, is reversible, and made of durable fabric.
Stocking Stuffers And Other Small Items
A thoughtful gift doesn’t have to be big and expensive. Meaningful gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Find your favorite photo of you and the recipient and place in this woven picture frame.
If you’re looking for a more casual, but thoughtful gift, a lot of people give candles, but you can make this more personal by including a candle snuffer. The recipient will feel fancy and pampered, and the snuffer will last long after the candle burns out. Archipelago makes some of my favorite candles and these Zanzibar bone candle snuffers always make a lasting impression.
Another idea is to purchase a unique box, like these hand-painted bone boxes, and include a thoughtful note and chocolates or other candies inside. My other go-to accessory gift for clients is a magnifying glass. You can place it almost anywhere, and everyone will ask about it!
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