Our Holiday Gift Guide
November 30, 2022
With Thanksgiving finished, the holiday season is truly underway! If you haven’t even started your shopping, can’t stand the madness of Cyber Monday, and are wondering where to begin with your gift list for friends and family we have you covered! Our holiday gift guide has something for everyone, from your office Secret Santa to your Aunt Lisa, best friend from college, and child’s 4th-grade teacher.
Get started by exploring these unique gift ideas in our latest blog. Then stop by our Gainesville, Florida gift store that is packed with holiday cheer and festive gifts. Not sure what to get for someone you don’t know very well or that one family member who is difficult to buy for? Our experienced holiday elves are ready to help you find the perfect gift. Best of all, you can shop local, in person, and all in one location.
This season is full of people, events, and socializing. If you are on your way to a holiday party or dinner at someone’s house, you want to show your appreciation by bringing along a hostess gift. Flowers or wine are always welcome but can become redundant when everyone brings the same thing. Why not find a unique gift that will truly be appreciated by your host or hostess?
You could bring along other drink supplies that go with the theme of the party or fit your host’s favorite beverage. A festive bottle opener is always welcome when the bottles of Christmas ale come out. Christmas themed cocktail sticks are ideal for spearing an olive for your festive martini or stirring specialty cocktails on Christmas Eve. Holiday themed coasters are a great choice for any party because they are festive while protecting your host’s coffee table.
If a gift of wine or another beverage is the ideal choice for your host, why not dress it up with a special holiday wine bag? This Santa bag holds two bottles and makes a cute and useful gift. Pair it with the yummy Bissinger’s wine grapes or a selection of our festive chocolates. Or deliver your host a real flavor treat with one of our Elizabeth’s Edibles Hot Chocolate Bombs.
From cocktail parties to cozy nights in with a specialty hot drink, the holidays are the ideal time to get festive with your beverages. Gift your friends and family with drink paraphernalia ranging from glassware to tumblers, cocktail napkins, and more. Here are a few of our favorites, with a range to suit everyone’s beverage tastes.
- One Part Co. Cocktail Infusion blends let you become an expert bartender with ease. Friends and family will love this gift as they prepare perfect cocktails ranging from Bloody Marys to chocolate martinis.
- Corkcicle tumblers, including festive themes, make it easier to enjoy a glass of wine, gin and tonic, or any preferred beverage both inside and outside.
- Our “Tis’ the Season for Peace, Love, and Cocktails” cocktail napkins make a cute addition to a gift bag or basket.
- These Stonewall Kitchen hot chocolate kits and the Mud Pie mug (complete with a yummy peppermint hot cocoa recipe) are an ideal gift for the young or young at heart.
Nothing says Christmas like the smell of fresh evergreen, or essential Christmas seasonings like cinnamon, nutmeg, or clove. Candles, diffusers, and room scents give you that holiday aroma and make an ideal gift for friends, family, or teachers. With so many options to choose from, these candles and room scents are a perfect option to have on hand for last-minute gifting. You’ll never worry about a forgotten gift for your delivery person or child’s teacher. You might even decide to keep one or two as a “gift for self” to spread a festive scent throughout your own home!
Here are a few of our favorite home scent options available for purchase in our Gainesville, Florida store.
- From Ella B. Candles, we have the “Local Candle”, available in either Florida Christmas or Gainesville Holiday, to give your holiday aroma a local flair.
- Or make a statement with Ella B. Candles’ “Naughty” or “Nice” scents. You could even give your friends both candles and let them choose what mood they are in that day!
- Illume luxury soy candles come in a variety of simple scents like Winter White and Balsam & Cedar, that bring the feeling of the wintry outdoors into your home.
- Capri Blue candles in Crystal Pine scent come in a range of decorative jars that provide holiday sparkle along with fresh scents to your home.
- Thymes Simmered Cider candles come in an eye-catching copper cup or copper pot with a three-wick candle and bring a welcoming spiced apple scent to the home.
- Get festive with Frasier Fir diffusers, room scents, sachets, or candles to provide the beautiful smell of fresh Christmas trees.
Countdown to Christmas
Even if they’ve already decorated for Christmas there’s always room for a few more ornaments and decorative items, especially when they are this cute! Dropping by a neighbor’s house for a glass of eggnog? Pick up some of our adorable Christmas tree ornaments, from baubles to fuzzy dog ornaments or cute artwork ornaments. Have them on hand to give to friends and neighbors or add them to a holiday gift basket. Or go for one of these adorable decorative birds sporting their festive gear, like Santa hats and scarves. They are ideal to put on the tree or in a window or to decorate the table.
Our holiday felt gnomes bring Christmas cheer to any home. They can sit on a shelf, stand by the front door, or hang from a light fixture. This gnome helps you count down the days to Christmas, making the season even more exciting! This is a perfect gift for a home with children or anyone who can’t wait until Christmas Day.
Get the furry family members in on the holiday celebrations by gifting your fur baby loving friends with our range of pet-themed items. We have an adorable selection of decorative dish towels to dress up your kitchen, including cats wearing festive bows and dogs in Santa hats or reindeer antlers. Your dog parent friends will love the “I just want to drink Christmas cocktails and hug my dog” tumbler. Or dress up your decorations with a pet themed piece of Christmas artwork like this adorable “Dashing Through the Snow” picture featuring dogs and cats out for a fun sleigh ride together.
Secret Santa Surprises
Looking for a creative, clever, or quirky gift for your office or book club’s Secret Santa exchange? We have you covered! Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
- Capri Blue festive scented candles come in a size that is ideal for a small but thoughtful gift.
- Icebreaker ice trays let you easily make and serve your ice cubes without ever touching them.
- Kikkerland offers clever designs from both in-house and independent designers. Everyday products are made extraordinary, like garden shears, an emergency power out kit, or a travel nail kit make excellent stocking fillers or a Secret Santa gift.
- Kikkerland camping cutlery or travel straw set are the ideal gifts for your environmentally conscious co-worker who always brings their lunch to work.
Christmas Movie Night Snacks
Who doesn’t love a cozy Christmas movie night? Whether your friend is hosting a viewing of The Grinch, your niece and nephew are looking forward to a Home Alone marathon, or it’s time for your family’s annual viewing of Elf, we have the movie snacks to complete their night.
Create a goody bag with our selection of chocolates, hot cocoa supplies, and these crunchy popcorn snacks. The South Bend Chocolate Company offers a range of popcorn snacks in custom flavors perfect for the festive season, like Pumpkin Crunch, Christmas Cookie Crunch, or Toasted Coconut Crunch. Customize your goody bags with their favorite flavors so everyone is happy. Even if they can’t agree whether Die Hard is a Christmas movie, they will all be delighted with the snacks!
A Warm Welcome
Wondering what to give your new neighbors this holiday season, or perhaps your friend who just bought a new home? Give them a warm welcome to their new residence with this adorable Santa themed “Believe” welcome mat. If your gift recipient has a wry sense of humor, change up that welcome mat for a “No Humbugs Allowed” mat that really gets the message across to visitors. Pair this with a scented candle or Christmas ornament for an ideal welcome to a new home during the holiday season.
Perfect Stocking Stuffers
Just when you think your shopping is finished, you remember the stocking stuffers! Don’t worry, we have plenty of items that are ideal to fill out their Christmas stockings. Here are just a couple of examples to get you started.
Celebrate the strong women in your life by gifting them Infinite She products in their Christmas stockings. This women-led company celebrates dauntless ladies throughout history in their products with striking designs and fragrances. These soaps, scents, and bath salts carry strong messages like “I am vibrant”, “Crush the day”, or “Change the game” to inspire the women in your life.
For your golf loving family members, we have golf-related gifts ranging from quirky to practical.
- Liven up their golf game with balls that carry sayings like “World’s Okayest Golfer” or “Talk Birdie to Me”.
- Golf in a Tin lets you take your golf game everywhere, with a mini tabletop golf game comprised of two clubs and balls and 9 holes.
- The Kikkerland golf multi-tool includes a magnetic ball marker, club and ball cleaning brush, divot tool, and shoe cleaning spike tool.
- Pocket Tornado from Kikkerland is a handy USB portable fan that will keep you cool, even when your golf game is getting tense.
- This golf trivia game will test the knowledge of your favorite golf fanatics.
- A golf-themed hip flask is ready for your hole-in-one celebrations.
Check out these and any of our wide range of small gift items that will fill up their stockings with clever and useful gifts.
Set a Festive Table
Festive tableware from napkins to serving platters and centerpieces are the perfect items to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Nothing says the holidays like a table set for a special meal or Christmas cookies laid out on a decorative plate. Spread the joy by giving your friends and family a gift to dress up their table setting.
A serving plate from Mud Pie with the saying “Friends Don’t Serve Friends Fruitcake” gets the message across with humor, and is the ideal plate for yummy Christmas cookies, paired with a cookie cutter and recipe cards. This decorative cheese plate and knife from Mud Pie has an old-school Christmas charm that is perfect for appetizers or wine and cheese parties. Add any of our festive napkins, tableware, glasses, or decorative centerpieces to make their table the focus of holiday cheer.
Put the joy back into holiday shopping by visiting our Gainesville gift store. We have everything you need from quirky gifts for your co-workers to stylish stocking fillers and thoughtful teacher gifts. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates to inspire your shopping from our wide range of gifts. Bring your list (don’t forget to check it twice!) and talk to our holiday elves. We can help you find everything you need to make this the most stress-free holiday shopping experience ever.