Creative Gifts: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Hard to believe it’s already time again for holiday shopping, but the calendar says so! I can’t say I mind. This time of year is my favorite. Driving home from a girls’ weekend in Charleston, listening to Christmas music on the sly. Planning cozy events and gingerbread-house building parties. And of course starting in on What To Buy My Loved Ones. Sure, Christmas and the attending holidays aren’t about gift-giving, but it is certainly one of the beloved traditions I’ll never be ready to give up. And as much as I love the holiday season I freely admit: sometimes what to get someone really stumps me. In that effort, Carmel and I have put together sister-lists to help you decide what to give your friends no matter what category they exist in! We wanted to get it to you before Black Friday to give everyone a fair chance to take advantage of the deals Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t forget to check out this list for what to give the men in your life as well as last year’s gift-guide for extra ideas and as always, we wish you the best in finding the perfect gift for an especially wonderful person in your life. Here you'll find many ideas for many categories of life with even more on Carmel's blog!

- for the smoothie/health/workout fiend -

coffee & cardio workout tank

- for the baker, Italian, and/or carb-lover -

carbivore print
soft pretzel ring
bread Pigeon pin
bread print
gold baker's twine

- for the traveler -

personalized journal
destination poster
cozy blanket scarf
vintage travel stickers

- for the brother/friend/"justfriend" -

Kipling "IF" poster
personal style kit
feather bow-tie
a classic book

- for the fashionista -

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
Love Style Life by Garance Dore
Eyelash Dreamer makeup bag
Brains, Beauty, Beauty tee

- for the artist -
Kuretake Gansai watercolors
"Paint Not Water" mug
palette business card holder


  1. I love carefully picking gifts, but I want those watercolors for ME, haha. I've considered one of those scratch off wall maps for one of my sisters who likes traveling (one sister is trying to place photos on the states she's visited).

  2. The "not paint water" mug made me laugh! The struggle is real.