A custom watercolor print from Maggie B. French.
Maggie is an internet friend and SUPER talented painter. I’ve been drooling over her lowcountry sunsets for a while now, but she also does custom watercolor prints! This would be the most special gift for someone who just bought a house or got hitched.
2. Custom lay flat photo book by Artifact Uprising.
This photo book stole the show last Christmas in my family! As some of you know, I got married right before the plague, so of course the holidays were all about using our gorgeous photography as gifts. We got a book for us, my parent’s, Sam’s parents, and my grandparents. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place!
3. Stretchie bracelet from LouBangle.
I can never make it out of an artist market without one of Melissa’s stretchies, and they make amazing gifts. You really can’t go wrong. As soon as I became an aunt, I got all the ladies in Sam’s fam semi-matching ‘Aunt P’, ‘Aunt G’, ‘Nana’ and ‘Mama’ bracelets and they were a big hit.
4. Custom photo magnets by Social Print Studio.
A few years ago now I purchased these square magnets for my family gifts because I wanted something unique without sacrificing space in my suitcase. These were compact and a real crowd pleaser! They’re still all over my family’s fridges.
5. Gift card for a couple/fam photography session.
You’ll never regret getting professional photos taken! You don’t need a new baby or an engagement to document memories. Do it now! It’ll be worth the investment.
Lavender candle from ElonWick Candle Co.
A Savannah maker, ElonWick makes BOMB candles on the regular. And she’s got so many more scents, but I just will always love a lavender. You’ll feel like you live in a spa.
2. Mask of Magnaminty by Lush.
My favorite mask of all time. You’ll totally feel like the Wicked Witch of the West in this thick, exfoliating mask. Fun fact: I just learned if you have dryer skin, you can get it made with honey for that extra slap of moisturizer! Perfect for this time of year.
3. Take Care water bottle from Ban.do.
If you are the opposite of me, you have a hard time making sure you are getting enough water throughout the day. I love this water bottle because 1. It is pink, gotta love pink. 2. It is BPA, lead, phthalate-free. and 3. It’s got these cute little markers to keep you motivated throughout the day.
4. Rosemary mint gift set from Nour.ish.
Another Savannah favorite. Nour.ish has been a local gem for 21 years and I love going into their shops because you leave smelling AMAZING. I’m partial to the Rosemary Mint collection, but all of their scents are mouth watering. And yes, they ship!
5. Gift card for a massage.
I mean. Do I need to convince you on this one?
Wiggly vase from Brighten Living.
This new collection has THE CUTEST pillows, vases, glasses, etc. and they are going fast. This particular vase is the perfect neutral for the boho lover.
2. Mauzy art print from Ashley Mary Art.
I got one of Ashly Mary’s prints for my office and it quite literally *makes* the wall it’s hanging on. Her prints are super affordable and look 3D with the painterly texture. Five stars. 10/10. Would recommend.
3. Cheetah Table Lamp from Urban Outfitters.
I’ve got two of UO’s tiger lamps on either side of some dressers in my office and it is by far the most asked about. When I originally made this post, they had sold out of the tigers, but I’m just seeing that they are BACK! They’re the perfect statement piece. Go get ‘em.
4. Suncatcher set from Hemleva.
I’ve been drooling over these suncatchers every time I see them on Instagram and they are on my wish list for my Secret Santa this year! These adorable window clings will brighten up your space with rainbows. Who wouldn’t love that?!
5. Gift card to your local interior design store.
If you live in Savannah, may I recommend a store that I’ve been meaning to peruse for a while now? Asher + Rye.
Recipe box from Rifle Paper Co.
So fun fact, I actually use this same box to store my biz receipts…but if you want to be a normal, you can use it for it’s intended purpose, storing recipes! I’m not one for chef-ery, but if you are, this is an adorable way to stay organized.
2. Always Pan from Our Place (whoops I said Home).
Okay so I haven’t experienced this one, but it’s been ALL over the ‘gram lately and hey…it looks super cute. If I’m totally wrong, don’t come after me.
3. Milk frother from Target (or wherever)
Sam is the chef in our home and he has always wanted a milk frother for his morning warm beverage. I feel like this would have come in handy all of last year when everyone was making that instant foam coffee.
4. Wooden cutting board from Reclaimed and Reformed.
A Savannah local maker who designs gorgeous wooden goods, and even a matching game on their Etsy! This is high quality stuff that looks great in your kitchen and with an assortment of meats and cheeses for our grown up lunchables (I think they are called charcuterie boards? She said as a joke.).
5. Gift card to your local kitchen store.
For the person who has two of everything in the kitchen, let them pick!
Wireless headphones from Beats by Dre.
If you really want to make someone’s day, get them some fancy wireless headphones. I’m a fan of Beats, I’m on my second pair of Solo3s and I will probably keep on getting them!
2. The Ella bag by Kate Gabrielle
If y’all follow Kate Gabrielle’s gorgeous art on Insta, you’ve probably seen that she has come out with her own custom BAGS! I’m gaga over them because I’m all about hydration, which she has built in! I’m obsessed.
3. Custom Stamped Cuff by Tatiana Cabral Smith.
A local Savannah maker and friend, Tati makes the most gorgeous, modern, minimalistic jewelry and let’s be honest, I’m usually wearing something she’s made on the daily. I love this ‘girlboss’ stamped cuff and I think any other female small biz owner would feel the same!
4. 2022 Planner from the Day Designer.
This is by far my favorite planner of all time. Take it from a Virgo, it’s a good one. I like the larger versions so each day has it’s own page. I can mark down my schedule by time and keep a running to do list/top 3 every day. I’m also a fan of the ‘gratitude’ box that I make sure to fill out at the end of the day to make sure that I’m remembering that I do, in fact, have the greatest job ever.
5. Design Services gift card from ME!
Speaking of best job in the world…if you know someone who could use some of my designs in their life, you can absolutely get them a gift card for my services. Just as a reminder, I serve creative, female, small biz owners looking for branding, website, or other small biz collateral like business cards, packaging, social media design, and signage. Contact me or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get that process started!
Red scarf from Gap.
To stay warm while staring out a window crying gently (or not gently). Make sure not to leave it at your BF’s sister’s house. You’ll never get it back.
2. Puffs Plus Lotion from Target.
For when you’re at a party weeping in the bathroom and an actress asks you what happened. (YOU. YOUUUU.)
3. Maple Pecan coffee from Starbucks.
When you’re getting paparazzi pics taken with your BF.
4. Red (taylor’s version) at her online store.
I have not stopped listening to this album since it came out. If you don’t already have the new lyrics to the 10 minute version of All Too Well memorized are you really a true Sad Girl?
5. Gift card to your local therapist.
Let’s face it, we all need to talk to someone.
Bonus: Adele’s album, 30. Can we talk about My Little Love, Oh My God and Love Is A Game?
Okay now it’s your turn! What’s on your wish list right now?
I hope you found this guide helpful, you’ll have to let me know if I inspired any good ideas for the lucky people you’re searching for!