I cannot believe holidays are here and my goodness … they sure crept up fast. Shipping delays are already hitting hard, so I wanted to save y’all some time and share some of my favorite local gift items I’ve spotted from local shops.
Beat the Winter Blues 3 Month Plant Gift
This 3-month long plant gift will fill up your home with greenery just when you need it most during those long winter days. Purchase the gift now and your recipient will receive one surprise 4″ plant conveniently potted up in a planter each month: one in January, one in February, and the last one will arrive in March 2022.
Hot Chocolate Bomb Variety Pack
The Sweet Morsel Co hot chocolate bombs will be a major crowd-pleaser, and their variety pack includes one of each flavor: Oreo, Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt, White Mocha, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Curl, and Monthly Seasonal Flavor. For December and January it’s a Snowman – White Chocolate Shell with a sprinkle mix, marshmallows, and hot chocolate mix. Topped off to look like a snowman face. I already snagged myself a Sea Salt Caramel …
Hand Poured Round Candle, Holiday Scent
Greta’s candles will fill your entire home with fragrance in the best way possible! This year her holiday scents include: Home Sweet Home (cinnamon, apple and spice), Christmas Eve (orange, cinnamon and pine), Winter Wonderland (fresh scent of clean Christmas tree) and Sugar Cookie (sweet blend of sugar, vanilla and butter).
With everything from the classic Pink Himalayan sea salt to options like Espresso Salt, Ghost Pepper Salt and Lavender Rosemary Salt, there is something for every home chef or foodie that will spice up their cooking.
$10.00 – $50.00
Love to do outdoor experiences with someone? Or do they like to get out and adventure on their own? Venture Outdoors is a fantastic gift, and their memberships even include discounts to the ever popular Kayak Pittsburgh. Take a look at some of the amazing programs they put on here.
I am such a sucker for a great Old Fashioned, and this kit is just one of several that Quantum has put together for whiskey fans. It includes:
1 750ml Bottle Solera Copper Rye Whiskey
1 Bottle Orange Bitters
1 Jar Bada Bing Cherries
Leather Backpack, Tote, or Clutch
$55.00 – $200+
I mean, how stunning is this backpack … and that is just the beginning. Rivet has an incredible assortment of leatherworks, and I’ve already purchased one of her wrap wallets for someone on my Christmas list. Fantastic quality!
Puzzles, Individual or Collection
$24.00 – $94.00
These classic jigsaw puzzles come with fresh and relatable designs for the modern-day puzzler. The local company teams up with talented female artists for each and every look, from Plant Lady to Steel City. They even have multipacks for the true puzzle fan!
This Homemade Vanilla Gift Box turns Vanilla Extract making into an experience.It includes 6 Madagascar Bourbon Red Split Vanilla Beans to make flavorful homemade vanilla extract, a classic swing top glass bottle, instructional recipe card, label and 4oz. Sweet Home Signature candle.
OK, this is next level for anyone with a bar in their house: enhancing your premium cocktail with smoked ice. Whiskey and Smoke uses all-natural, organic flavors that emerge from a groundbreaking liquid smoking technique engineered to extract the purest tastes from only the finest dried timber: hickory, orange, apple & cherry wood.
White Tube Gold Dipped Necklace
Reiko’s work is stunning, but this matte white curved tube necklace caught my eye in particular. It’s dipped in gold on one side and then set on a fine leather cord. Hand-made, hand-painted porcelain!
Made from a variety of scrap wood pieces of domestic woods, these coasters are each one of a kind and a beautiful addition to any coffee or side table. I’ve also snagged one of Found’s cutting boards!
Nutcracker Dress: Baby, Toddler, and Little Girl
Take me back to age 6 when my parents would take me to see the Nutcracker and please put me in this beautiful dress. Available for baby girls, toddlers, and up to size 7!
This adorable rattle is made from tightly stitched, soft, child-friendly cotton yarn and the maple wooden ring is eco-friendly, ultra-smooth, extra sanded down, and hand sealed with 100% organic beeswax and 100% organic coconut oil blend. Safe and special!
$50.00 – $95.00
Movie fan? Popcorn, beer and get out of the house fan? Row House and Bierport are such incredible additions to the Lawrenceville area. Movie passes are available for 5 or 10 shows!
Catch & Cook Survival Fishing Kit
Campers and fishers rejoice! Because yes, you can have it all with these stunning kits from Dagger Fish Gear. This one in particular is a compact backpacking survival fishing kit with everything you need for a complete backcountry fishing experience.
Lavender or Peppermint Lip Tint
Choose from lavender, peppermint, (using essential oils) or keep it simple with unscented. The Lovett Sundries lip balm does double duty as a delightful lip tint thanks to alkanet root powder. It’s a beautiful translucent shade of dark cherry that skims across your lips letting your natural color show through.
Jenna’s ceramics are exquisite. You can tell every single piece, whether it be ceramic, porcelain or jewelry is made with such care, dedication and love. Each one unique, and each one a special addition to the home of someone on your shopping list!
If you haven’t checked out Knotzland, you are missing out. These are handmade, elegant bow ties for a man to step up his game for any occasion. Custom options are even available!
Katie’s Clay Studio – DIY or Gift an Experience
Want to put in that extra special thoughtful touch? Head over to Katie’s Clay Studio! She offers everything from wheel throwing and pottery to board art and canva painting. Either create something yourself and gift it, or snag a gift card so that someone can craft after the holidays!
That’s a wrap! Is there someone on your list that you’re still just not sure what to get? Sound off in the comments or shoot me a DM. I just might have an idea that supports local 🙂