Oh What Fun! I love this time of year for so many reasons--family gatherings, holiday parties with friends, comforting food, festive drinks, and don't forget the gift giving. Choosing just the right gift for your spouse, best friend or co-workers can be a real challenge, so I wanted to share my staff's Favorite Things of the Season. Each of these thoughtful gifts can be easily used year round and enjoyed for years to come!
Echoing Earth's beauty, these little gems are a unique blend of whole herb extracts, vitamins and minerals. A hybrid glycerin soap, infused with added extracts make for a mild and extra long-lasting cleanser. And did I mention they look stunning on a hand crafted soap dish in any bathroom? A perfect teacher gift or hostess gift that they won't have seen before. These are Kathy's pick for this holiday season!
(Available is many colors and scents at The Interior Collection, Southlake)
2. Throw Blankets
Baby Alpaca and 100% Indian Cotton make these throws a go to gift. Add these luxurious marble patterns or bright baby alpaca tones to your mom or best girlfriend's wish list. The light-weight, yet warm materials allow throw blankets to be used year round--even in Texas! Janice is especially drawn to the baby alpaca throws, her 2016 favorite, because she grew up in Peru! (Available in several hues at The Interior Collection, Southlake)
3. GraceLaced Journals, Cards & Calendars
An absolutely beautiful gift for any time of year! Shelby loves to create personalized designs for her mom and girlfriends. How this mom of 6 finds time to create such beauty and grace is hard to imagine. You will want one of your own or this gift may be too hard to give away!
(Available through www.gracelaced.com)
4. Times Two Agate Boxes
These gorgeous boxes have long been a favorite of mine for gifting! I adore the delicate designs paired with the bold color combinations that Lauren and her team at Times Two Designs create. (I may have a few of my own-lol). They are perfect for concealing a gift card for a co-worker or family member and can be used to store jewelry, coasters and much, much more. I always keep a few on hand for the last minute gift need.
(Available in many amazing colors and sizes at The Interior Collection, Southlake)
5. Luxury Watches
For that special man in your life, it is hard to beat a great watch. Shelby's favorites are the Emporio Classic Black Dial Men's Watch by Armani and the Rose Mesh by James Jacob. What man wouldn't love to have that wrapped around his wrist--and a great daily reminder of your love and devotion. Just remember, a Christmas gift like this will be sure to please, but you better be ready to top that for his birthday-haha!
(Available through www.armani.com & www.jamesjacob-watches.com)
6. Rustic Cuff Bracelets
The fun colors and glitz and glam of the RC line of cuffs and jewelry make this gift perfect for all ages. Young sisters, nieces, and friends alike are drawn to the many style offerings and collections. Pair a red and green chain link for those holiday parties or stay neutral with the metallic of silver, pewter, and rose gold. Every one of our staff, including me, has a collection of these bracelets and we love gifting them too!
(Limited selection available at The Interior Collection, Southlake or special order options through www.rusticcuff.com)
With the holiday parties and gatherings come lots of food and drinks and we are all looking for the next best holiday cocktail recipe. For those clients or hosts that enjoy a fun drink from time to time, add to their collection with a bottle of Texas liquor. Some of our favorites are Tito's and Dripping Springs. Follow this link for a fun and surprisingly refreshing holiday cocktail--to keep you in the "spirit". (www.thewholesomedish.com/caramel-apple-sangria/)
8. Argan Body Butter
One thing I don't love about this time of year are the chapped lips and hands I have ALL THE TIME! Jodi found the perfect remedy for dry hands and cracked elbows and it also makes the perfect gift for anyone on your Christmas list. Argan Body Butter by PRE' de PROVENCE combines Argan oil, Shea butter, almond extract, olive oil extract and vitamin E, for the winning combination of moisture and scent.
(Available at many local boutiques and on Amazon)
9. Custom Artwork
Being in the Interior Design industry, I enjoy giving gifts that reflect what I get the opportunity to do and love everyday. These custom mini canvas' by local artist Melissa McKean (she is one of my all time favorite artists and people) top my list of friends, family co-worker, teacher, or client gift this holiday season. Or customize hand-painted ornament by artist Sandra Feazel to add that finishing touch to your favorite people's Christmas trees!
(Custom orders available through The Interior Collection, Southlake)
We hope each of you get to enjoy or gift one of our favorites above! We'd love to know your favorite gifts to give for the Holidays--so we can add them to our lists!