Holiday gift wrap

From lavish treats, to gorgeous gifts, great stocking stuffers to charitable donations, adding a little joy to those around you this holiday season can be easy. Here are some of my top picks for last minute gifts that really deck the halls.

Kates Paperie

This cute and creative sewing suitcase is absolutely fabulous! The little suitcase is full of treasures: 5 different colored balls of wool, knitting needles, thread, needles, scissors, thimble, tape measure, buttons and French knitting kit. A lovely traditional gift and an inspiration for everyone. Suitcase measures: 10″ L x 7″ W x 3.5″ H. Find on Katespaperie.com Can also act as inspiration for a wonderful homemade gift for the knitter/crocheter in your life.

Fresh.com

Cannabis Rose bath and shower gel cleanses and hydrates the skin helping to maintain elasticity and suppleness of the skin. Also contains rich antioxidants of vitamin C and E. Can be found at Fresh.com

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DIY Chalkboard ideas

Chalkboard DIY’s labels are charming and easy, and make wonderful homemade gifts for the holidays. Have a great recipe? Love an herb garden? Give as a gift and label with your favorite chalks. Some more great ideas found at Doityourself.com

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Quickbread in a bottle

I have been posting a lot of things like this on the blog lately. I think they are incredibly charming, personal and sweet. It makes the perfect gift, and shows the receiver you thought enough about them to personally build them the perfect ingredients for a cake, bread or cookies. No Target, or Wal-mart can give you that! Idea from Sunset magazine, click here for recipe and additional ideas.

Smores kit

Seriously, does it get any better than this? Super simple, tasty and fun! Who wouldn’t love a smores favor gift kit? Idea via

Tea Sub

Yellow Submarine tea infuser

The best gift ever for the tea lover!The Tea Sub submerges tea leaves to the bottom of your cup, creating the perfect infusion of your favorite brew.H12 x W4 x D7cm Made of silicone. Dishwasher safe. Found at animicausa.com

Whiskey on the rocks

When stored in the freezer, these soapstone cubes keep your beverages cold just like ice, but since they don’t melt, they will never dilute your drink. Can also be heated in the oven to keep hot beverages warm. One box of six whiskey rocks. From Brook farm general store

Hardware Ring (Hexagonal Titanium Band)

Hardware nut ring

This band is a hand milled titanium ring that has been cut to the shape of a hardware nut. Rob, the designer, has carefully softened every edge on this band, so that is is very comfortable to wear despite its industrial look. I love the uniqueness of this ring! found via robandlean

Mindware


Great for learning math concepts like sorting, symmetry and something else beyond my comprehension, fractions. Ages 3 and up. Builds the foundation of math knowledge…um the perfect gift for the designer in your life?! Found at mindware.com

Give Well

This holiday season help those in need and give to those who have very little. Giving really is the best gift, and has more influence than any retail item you purchase. Not sure which charity to donate to? Want to pick a top rated charity but don’t have the time? GiveWell is an independent, nonprofit charity evaluator. They find outstanding charities and publish the full details of their analysis to help donors decide where to give. Love that!

AND, last but not least…..

Hello Jenuine

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Top gift idea’s from Harley’s workshop

1) Get a cat, preferably black and white. I mean let’s be honest here, they are the only ones that count!

2) Kitty toys, and lots of them. Milk toppers, paper clips, and fuzzy smooshy things with catnip

3) Catfood, and none of that healthy crap with vegetables that you humans swear by. Real cats eat bugs (crunchy ones), and mice.

4) Don’t like cats? You don’t say…well too bad your coming back as a mouse in your next life!

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