With the holiday season in full-swing (ie: just a few shopping days left!), it’s time to get serious about finding that special something for each special someone on your list. Here are some of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) this year.
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For the Natural Beauty, chances are he/she has been utilizing every new tool to the market for facial care. But are they also giving love to their largest organ, our skin? The natural super soft bristles on the Esker Dry Brush help with circulation and exfoliation and lets face it we all need a little more of that in the winter. $18, fig.a
For the nature lover, this incredibly portable (check out the handle) and lightweight natural red pine log will burn continuously for 1 hour of fun. It’s incredible design features a hole in the middle for a fire that burns from the inside out. This means it uses less wood, creates less mess and is a snap to start so you can impress all your friends at the next campout/or backyard smore’s fest. OneLogFire mini $12, Sailor (Duxbury)
For the Hostess with the Mostess, these dishcloths are not only cute, but eco friendly. One reusable dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels!! It is super absorbent and dries in a flash (see ya bacteria). Great for the little sticky helper hands too, because they are sturdy and washable (more than 200 times-dishwasher, laundry or boil) when you are ready for a new one it’s biodegradable and compostable (happy dance) Swedish Dishcloth $7.95, Oropa (Duxbury)
For the storyteller, a custom piece from Hingham Signs Co. will add new dimension to their usual oration. This local & female owned business specializes in reclaimed wooden signs, mailboxes, trays and just about anything you can imagine. Each item is available for customization and their stock includes holiday wares, local town, state and ski mountain signs, to name a few. Mailbox $200, Tray $175, Hingham Signs Company
For the home decorator, including the mini ones because there’s always room for one more ornament. One of my favorite gifts to give to kids and family are ornaments, instant memory makers! With so many styles to chose from you are sure to find one that represents the recipient, this year, or your hometown (loved the locally made santa seashells). Ornaments $7.75+, Acquire Good
For the brightest smile in the room, keep their kisser kissable with Wary Meyers lip balm. Crafted in Maine with nourishing beeswax, moisturizing oils and finished with the healing properties of CBD oil. Plus the square design of the packaging, means more balm for your buck! $34, Assembly
For the warm fuzzy friend or loved one (someone tell my husband this is me). You know your bare feet love their slippers, take my word for it- your body will love their fleece & cotton robes. Available in a variety of lengths from hip to floor, with or without a hood and even a reversible option! There’s a blanket, I mean robe, waiting to warm us all up this winer. $110-$155, Bloom (Cohasset)
For the pet lover, let them wear your love (for them and all) on their collar. These handmade collars, are empowering women in kenya to provide for their families, breaking the cycle of poverty and providing employment and health insurance to women and their children.
For the weekend foodie, make their next trip to the farmers market an easy one. These market stroller baskets will help them make those extra 5 laps around their favorite market. Because even though we brought our reusable bag it’s not fitting our homemade pies, soaps, florals, local veggies and fresh catch we didn’t know we needed. $250, Sailor (Duxbury)
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