These affordable local gifts will make everyone happy (including your wallet).
A candle is an ideal hostess gift, and the old faithful Shop Good has plenty to choose from. Holiday House smells of juniper, red currant and balsam, while Sweater Weather has notes of pear brandy, cinnamon and pecan. Mix and match two of the smaller sizes together to make the perfect pairing. Or gift a jar of incense cones as a cool alternative. You can also try OKCollective Candle’s holiday-themed series of candles.
We know not to surprise anyone with a puppy (or any living thing that requires that much responsibility). However, a low-maintenance plant seems fine. The Plant Shoppe has a variety to choose from, such as this Heart Leaf Philodendron. If you don’t think they can handle even that, this pot makes a wonderful home for faux plants.
A Pretty Puzzle
Know someone on your list that never left the puzzle-making era of the pandemic? This 130-piece Snow Globe Ornament Puzzle from The Black Scintilla should keep them a little occupied during that weird time between Christmas and New Year’s. You can also browse through the store’s holiday and gift section for a plethora of budget-friendly options.
Why are socks more fun the older you get? Grab a pair from Common Dear for a fun stocking stuffer or Secret Santa exchange. If you’ve ever walked past its storefront, you know you can’t help but go in, especially if you’re a stationary junkie. Its holiday collection also offers a variety of aesthetic stocking stuffers and holiday cards.