Gift giving is my love language, and the holidays are my perfect time to speak. Here are some unique Christmas gifts I’m planning to purchase for my nearest and dearest this holiday season (and maybe buy a few for myself, too)! – Naseem
Best Friend Gifts:
Johnny Apple Spice and Siberian Fir Travel Tin ($10 each) and hand-poured in the USA by K. Hall and HomArt matches ($3.50). For my best friend who just moved across the Atlantic, because these seasonal candles unlock the scents of the holidays wherever you go and are easy to pack and ship across the globe.
Capri Tin Recipe Box by Rifle Paper Co. ($34) and Azaeb Clutch in Tobacco handcrafted in Ethiopia with locally sourced leather by Raven + Lily ($82). For my dear friend who shares my affinity for exploring new recipes and all things Rifle Paper Co.
2016 Alice in Wonderland calendar made in the USA by Rifle Paper Co ($26), The Alem String Bracelet Set handcrafted in Ethiopia from melted bullet casings and recycled materials by Raven + Lily ($14). For my Alice-in-Wonderland-loving teacher friend who would love to spruce up her classroom for the New Year and who believes in the power of redemption and the ability to turn something destructive into something of great beauty.
Gifts Ideas for Boyfriends:
Juniper & Geranium Beard Balm + Hair Groom made in the USA by U.S. Apothecary ($16.50), Gentlemen’s Glassware, four 11-oz. whiskey tumblers made by Houston-based Manready Mercantile ($36) and the London Chimney 25-oz. water bottle by S’well ($45). When shopping for my boyfriend, I look for a balance of stylish and masculine. These gifts fit the bill.
Gift Ideas for Women Who Host:
“Whip It” kitchen towel by ecoaccents ($17.75), Holiday Nutmeg & Amber, 6-oz. hand-poured candles in the USA by Aspen Bay Candles ($21) and 12 Days of Christmas matches ($3.50). My favorite hostess gifts – the perfect combination for holiday parties.
To have or to give, you can purchase these unique Christmas gifts at Lost Pines Art Bazaar in downtown Bastrop, Texas. For more holiday gift ideas, check out this blog post featuring my sister Saba’s top picks.