Unwrap the Holiday Spirit with Our Ultimate Gift Guide
November 29, 2023
Thanksgiving is done and the holiday season is well underway, which means it is time to start working on your holiday gift list. If the thought of searching for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list makes you want to hide out until January, don’t worry! From your child’s teacher to your Secret Santa, favorite aunt, or holiday party host, we can help you find the ideal gift for everyone.
Even Santa has his elves to help craft the perfect gift for each person on the nice list. Consider our team at Haile Kitchen & Bath to be your holiday elves! We will help you identify the ideal present for even your most difficult-to-buy-for friend or family member. If you are searching for a fun or meaningful gift for someone you don’t know very well, we can help you find a present anyone will love.
To finish off your gift shopping, you don’t have to spend hours searching online or driving around to multiple stores. Our Gainesville, Florida gift store is the only place you need to go, where you can choose from our wide range of fun, festive, and useful items. Stop by to browse or ask one of our holiday elves to help you select gifts that your friends and family will love.
First, get inspired for your shopping in our ultimate holiday gift guide!
Scents of the Season
Candles are the perfect item for almost anyone on your list, so this is an excellent go-to gift. Pick a candle in a scent or design that you know your best friend or neighbor will love, or let our team help you select one that anyone will enjoy. These candles will fill their home with the scents of the season but can be enjoyed long after the holidays are finished.
Some of our favorites this year include:
- Thymes Frasier Fir candles and room scents: these fragrant candles and room sprays bring the epitome of a traditional Christmas into the home with scents of Siberian fir needles, cedarwood, and sandalwood. Bring warmth and holiday cheer to their home with these comforting scents.
- Ella B Local Candles: Give your Gainesville family and friends a candle with a local flair with the Ella B Happy Hanukkah and Florida Christmas candle varieties. These hand-poured soy candles encourage you to “share your light” and offer pleasing aromas and adorable packaging.
- Naughty and Nice candles: The Ella B “Naughty” and “Nice” candles are the ideal sweet-smelling gift with a dash of humor thrown in. Get one or the other for the naughty and nice people on your holiday gift list, or better yet, give them both and let them decide!
A Treat for All the Senses
Candles appeal to your sense of smell, bringing pleasing aromas to your home. During the holidays, candles catered to the holiday spirit help fill your home with smells of everything from fir trees to spiced apple cider. Capri Blue holiday candles take this one step further and create a treat for your sense of smell and sight. Their pleasing candles come in a sparkling, decorative container that will dress up your end table or kitchen island with a dazzling accent color.
Capri Blue Volcano candles come in a glam red jar that combines holiday cheer with their signature scents of sugared citrus and tropical fruits, perfect for a Florida Christmas! Or spice up your home with the Capri Blue Tinsel and Spice candle. It combines the aromas of juniper berry, cinnamon, and clove with mandarin orange, vanilla, and forest woods in a glamorous jar that adds a sparkling accent to your home.
The holidays are a time to enjoy some of your favorite treats, from movie nights with family to gatherings with friends and neighbors. Get your friends and family ready for this season of snacking by gifting them with serving trays that are as decorative as they are useful. We have a wide range of serving platters and decorative plates, ideal for every occasion.
Check out our adorable plate painted with Santa and his reindeer – it is sure to bring a smile to the man in the red suit if you leave him cookies on it on Christmas Eve. This would make the perfect gift for your friends with young kids.
For your friends and family who love hosting holiday gatherings, go for this serving platter with sections for all your favorite holiday snacks. It even has a Christmas tree that lights up in the center, making it as decorative as it is useful.
Serveware with a Flair
You could take their hosting game to the next level by gifting them a piece of gorgeous Nora Fleming serveware and minis. This is the ideal gift for family, friends, or colleagues who love to get in the holiday spirit and host get-togethers. Best of all, the minis are interchangeable so they can use the same serveware for any occasion and collect as many minis as they want to dress up their appetizer table.
If you are buying it now as a holiday gift, go for one of the seasonal favorites, like Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a polar bear, a red bow, a gingerbread house, a Christmas tree, and so much more (seriously, the list of options could take up this entire blog, so you’ll find the perfect mini for everyone on your list!). Your gift recipient can add more to their collection later so they can update their serveware for other holidays, summer barbeques, taco Tuesdays, and much more. It also means you have an easy gift idea for their birthday or anniversary!
A Cup of Holiday Cheer
Get your friends and family ready for Christmas morning, present wrapping, or Hallmark holiday movie watching with a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or warm apple cider. When it comes to the holidays you can never have too many mugs available, and our selection of holiday-themed mugs will bring cheer to everyone. These are the perfect gift for a Secret Santa or teacher, especially when combined with your favorite gourmet hot chocolate mix and some yummy treats like our Bissinger’s dark chocolates or Olive and Sinclair Southern Artisan Chocolate. Mugs also make an ideal stocking stuffer for each member of your family or gift a set of mugs to your host at a holiday party.
Some of our favorite options include:
- Mommy Claus and Daddy Claus for the busiest people around during the holidays,
- Cranberry Apple Cider or Ginger Latte mug with a handy recipe so you will never forget how to make these delicious seasonal treats,
- The Sips Drinkware mug that declares your love of holiday movies with this saying: “This is my favorite Christmas movie watching mug”,
- The mug that tells the truth with: “I am only a morning person on December 25th”,
- For your favorite sassy friend, a mug that says it all: “This year instead of gifts, I’m giving everyone my opinion”, and
- For your Gator fan, a holiday-themed mug proudly displaying the Gator logo!
Get Baking…in Holiday Style
The holidays are a time when we pause our healthy eating and indulge in some favorite seasonal treats. Even better, if you enjoy baking, it’s time to make your own family favorites. Baking is the perfect way to create memories with the kids and is a cherished tradition you can pass on to the next generation.
If you are buying a gift for someone who loves to bake during the holidays, we have the perfect option! Our holiday-themed baking items like these spatulas decorated with candy canes and red and white check patterns will inspire their holiday spirit and their baking. If you love to bake, why not gift yourself a set of these baking essentials to spruce up your kitchen routine? It might inspire you to do more baking and then your gift to family and friends can be the delicious goodies you prepared!
Gnome for the Holidays
Our gnomes must be full of holiday magic because once you start collecting them, they seem to multiply! Each adorable gnome has its own unique personality and style, so it’s hard to pick just one. From tall to small, in different colors, bearing a holiday message, or ready to serve as a countdown to Christmas, each gnome is full of charm and fits into any home’s holiday décor.
Sit them on a shelf, table, window, or anywhere you need to inject some holiday spirit. Start with one gnome or go for two so your gnome doesn’t get lonely! Since they are sure to become a main feature of annual holiday decorating, keep collecting them to make an adorable display. They are the perfect gift for friends, family, and neighbors who love to decorate and get in the holiday spirit.
A Personal Touch
Wooden cutting boards are ideal for preparing delicious holiday meals or for setting up charcuterie boards for guests. We offer a wide range of beautiful options, including a Christmas tree-shaped “Charcu-tree board” or the cheeseboard that declares “Good Food, Good Wine, Good Friends”, which are both ideal for hosting a holiday wine and cheese gathering.
If you want a truly special gift that is unique and suitable to use all year round, go for one of these personalized wooden cutting boards. As the examples show, the boards can showcase a family recipe, a picture of the family home, a name, and more. This one-of-a-kind gift will be treasured and brought out for special occasions for years to come.
Easy Accessories for Kitchen, Bath, and More
Everyone likes to dress up their home décor during the holidays. From beautifully decorated trees to lights outside your home, and everything in between, decorations immediately infuse your home with the holiday spirit. Beyond the traditional holiday decorations, we offer a range of home accessories that are ideal for creating the perfect festive atmosphere.
Pick some up for yourself and select a few as gifts for your favorite friends and family members who enjoy updating their decorations. These home décor options can be incorporated into your kitchen design, bathroom, or other home living spaces easily, including:
- Holiday-themed artwork with dogs and cats in their festive gear,
- Holiday-themed pillows to dress up your couch or armchair,
- Tea towels with cute décor like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or napkins featuring festive red and green plaid patterns,
- A wide range of tree decorations, or
- Festive felt garlands for your mantle or tree.
Hot Cocoa or Eggnog…On the Go!
Everyone seems to take their drinks on the go these days, whether that is a coffee for your morning commute, water for the gym, or a cocktail for tailgating at The Swamp before a Gators game. We offer a wide range of Corkcicle mugs, tumblers, and cups for everyone’s favorite beverage on the go. These make excellent gifts for a teacher or coworker since anyone can appreciate and use them. Our team can help you find the perfect option for everyone on your gift list, in a range of styles, sizes, and colors.
Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List!
The perfect gift is waiting for you to discover, for everyone from your mail carrier to your best friend. Take the stress out of your holiday shopping by visiting our Gainesville, Florida gift store, where we have a wide range of gifts to suit each person on your gift list. Enjoy our beautifully decorated store while you browse, and then ask our helpful holiday elves for advice. Best of all, you can find unique, beautiful, and practical gifts all in one convenient location. That means more time for yourself so you can relax and enjoy the holiday season!