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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holiday season right around the corner, here are a few gift ideas to give to your loved ones. From fashion and style to ways to donate to others around the world, this list has it all!

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This cookbook is perfect for everyday use and would be a great way for a new chef to start experimenting in the kitchen. Wi th gorgeous photography and a variety of different recipes, this cookbook is an awesome way to try something new!


This automatic milk frother is an amazing appliance to have around the kitchen for anyone who enjoys coffee or tea. With both a hot and cold setting, this frother can be used year round and will definitely last through the seasons.

This triangular shelf would be a stylish accent piece in any kitchen to house spices! It’s handmade from stained pine and is perfect for any style preference.

This gorgeous set of four copper measuring cups would look gorgeous in any kitchen! With a mix of style and function, these measuring cups would be an amazing gift for anyone who enjoys cooking or baking.

This simple, clean apron would look great on anyone in the kitchen and is the perfect way to keep flour and grease off of clothing. This apron comes in a ton of different colors, but you can never go wrong with gray stripes, they fit almost every style!

This set of four vials of pickling spices would be a useful gift for someone who enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and making things from scratch. The vials come in a simple mason jar with detailed instructions on how to use the pickling spices.


This Google Chromecast is the perfect way to stream shows from your phone to your television without paying for other expensive add-ons or cable television. Anyone who is obsessed with TV shows or movies would appreciate having this around in their house!

The Amazon Echo Dot would be an incredible gift for anyone who enjoys listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks! With a new design, the Dot is small and can easily be hidden while still providing optimal sound.

This set of seven (yes, seven!) lenses would be a thoughtful gift for any aspiring photographer! Using the simple clip, anyone can transform their smartphone into a high-tech camera.

This portable charger would be a useful gift for anyone with a busy schedule and a fast-dying phone! It can charge an iPhone more than five times and can easily be recharged overnight.

These headphones are a sleek model with a modern finish that will look awesome on anyone! The two headphones connect magnetically making it harder to get tangled and lost in a bag.

This GPS tile is perfect for anyone who always forgets their keys or bags all.  Once the tile is paired with the smartphone app the tiles can be tracked from anywhere in the world.


This scarf includes abstract patterns that will be an amazing accent to any outfit this winter, and with the plethora of earth toned colors that this scarf has, it will match anything that you plan on wearing.

These stacking rings would be a dainty gift for anyone with a simple style and are good quality but won’t break the bank. The rings are all hand hammered and are made of brass, silver and 24k gold.

This simple black dress is the perfect staple for any wardrobe and would be great for layering this winter. With adorable button detailing, this dress is reversible to give two different looks!

This soft brown leather watch with a black accent would look wonderful on anyone’s arm! With a three year battery life this watch will last way past the holiday season.

These socks would be a cozy accent to anyone’s outfit and add a whimsical style. With the cotton and wool blend they will keep their feet toasty all winter long!

This hat is extremely versatile and would be an incredible addition to any outfit this winter. It comes in both ink black and coriander brown so you can choose which color best fits the style of the person you plan on gifting it to.

Self Care/Wellness:


This set of weekly affirmation cards would be an awesome gift for someone who needs a kickstart to the New Year! The cards are beautifully designed and can be used as decoration once the week is over.

This jade roller would be an amazing gift for anyone who enjoys relaxation. It promises to improve blood circulation and reduce puffiness, so it would be perfect for anyone that has to wake up early!

This dreamy blend of green and white tea, aloe vera, and essential oils will hydrate anyone’s skin and make them feel relaxed. This is a great gift for any skin type and gives a calming effect!

This five minute gratitude journal is an incredible way to start the New Year! With morning and evening prompts, this journal will allow the recipient to express gratitude for both the big and the small things.

This fitness tracker is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys running, swimming, biking, or just exercising in general! When paired to the smartphone app, the Fitbit is a great way to track exercise, water intake, and even sleep.


This Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask is a fantastic way to get the most bang for your buck! This face mask works wonders on all skin types when paired with apple cider vinegar, and the one pound container will last for ages.

Crafts and Books:

This DIY embroidery kit would be an amazing gift for anyone who loves DIY crafts and learning something new! This kit includes all the materials that could be needed to make an embroidery to hang on the wall and decorate a space.

The Handmaid’s Tale is an incredible book that was recently made into a television show on Hulu. It covers a fictional futuristic dystopia and would be the perfect thing to read over the holiday break!

These gorgeous handmade notebooks are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to write or journal. They come in multiple sizes and because they are handmade the marbling will be unique to each notebook!

This adorable paper cactus kit would be the perfect gift for anyone who loves plants! The kit includes precut shapes and glitter paper to decorate with, making it super simple and cute.

Kinfolk Magazine is a beautiful quarterly magazine that includes beautiful photography and writing that covers topics like wellness and the human experience. This would be a great gift for anyone who loves aesthetically pleasing books or magazines!

These pens would be a useful gift for anyone who loves to write! They’re dual ended and come in a set of two, one black and one navy blue.


This gorgeous essential oil diffuser adds an ethereal element to any room. With the perfect combination of style and function, this diffuser would be an incredible gift.


This adorable linen bag would look great on a coffee table or bedside table to hold odds and ends while still adding style to a room. The simple shine adds a modern style and makes this catchall bag the perfect gift.

This beautiful handmade wall hanging is the perfect mix of simple and modern style. It would look amazing as a part of a gallery wall or on its own as an accent piece.

This scratch off map is a unique gift for anyone who loves to travel! It comes in a plethora of colors, sizes, styles, etc. and would look amazing hanging in a bedroom or living room to keep track of where you have been.

This simple cement planter would be the perfect place to house succulents or other plants. With a traditional style, this planter would look great on anyone’s windowsill!

This Yosemite print is the perfect way to highlight one of America’s national parks and add some color to a room. Rifle Paper Co. offers tons of different prints, so if this one doesn’t fit the recipient’s personal style, there is sure to be something that they will enjoy on the site.

Stocking Stuffers/Secret Santa Gifts ($15 and under):

This book of 52 lists is the perfect gift for a friend who needs to kickstart the New Year! It’s a great keepsake to look back on once the year is over and see how each week went.

This headache fighting essential oil blend would be perfect to use for focusing after school while doing homework or calming a headache. With a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus, malecula, vetiver, rosemary, and lavender, this is a great way to either get into essential oils or expand on an existing collection.

This mug would make an incredible Secret Santa gift, whether you’re best friends with the recipient or just acquaintances, because almost everyone enjoys hot beverages! It can be easily customized to highlight a love for cats, dogs, or people and is both microwave and dishwasher safe.

This delicious dark chocolate bar would be a great stocking stuffer! It’s made in Downtown Raleigh with only four ingredients that are all expertly sourced, making this bar is a great way to support a local company.

This modern, sculpted black candle would look awesome as an accent piece on a bedside table or desk. It comes in beautiful packaging and is available in multiple colors and sizes!


These holistic bath salts come in four different scents and would be a useful gift for anyone who enjoys a spa-like bathing experience! These bath salts can be used once in a large bath or portioned out over time in showers.


Malala, a young woman who has suffered extensively because of oppression in the Middle East, believes that education is the key to transforming the world. Her foundation is a great way to give to others around the world either on your own or in someone else’s name!

Water is a basic necessity, but there are still millions of people around the world that don’t have access to clean, safe water. is a reputable group that is striving to make clean water a reality for people all over the world.

Planned Parenthood is an incredible organization that works tirelessly to make contraceptives, mammograms, abortions, and many other basic healthcare needs readily available to people all over the world. Currently Trump is trying to strip the right to birth control from women all over the country, Planned Parenthood is a very outspoken group that is fighting for basic human rights.


Choose Love is an organization that advocates and provides for refugees all over the world. Instead of donating money to this organization, you can purchase products, like blankets, pots and pans, and cell phones, for refugee families acclimating to a new country.

After a devastating hurricane struck Puerto Rico earlier this year, many of its citizens are still without electricity and clean water. United for Puerto Rico donates 100% of their proceeds to provide aid and support to the citizens of Puerto Rico who are trying to rebuild the country.

The National Park Conservation Association is fighting back against the Trump administration’s order to dramatically decrease the size of two national monuments in order to drill for oil. By donating to the NPCA, you will be fighting for the gorgeous national parks that make our nation a better place.

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