I still can't quite believe the holidays are almost here! This year, more than ever, our celebrations will be simpler, with the focus on spending time at home with our families. Many of you have already begun decorating your homes for Christmas- it certainly brings us joy and gets us into the holiday spirit.
As small business owners, we encourage you to shop locally, and avoid the big box stores if you can. There are so many incredible small shops around, with talented craftsmen creating unique, one of a kind items that will truly elevate your gift giving status. This time of the year is usually so busy for everyone, so we've curated some intentional gift ideas that will make it easy for you to pick up something that's thoughtful, useful and will bring a smile to whomever is receiving it.
For the person who has everything, these lightly fragrant pine scented candles, diffusers, and hand soaps are an easy way to add some holiday cheer to their home. These are definitely a one for you, one for me kind of gift!
For the cook in your life, Rosie Daykin's latest cookbook, Let Me Feed You, is full of everyday recipes featuring simple comfort foods. She's also an amazing baker who owns Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver. The Sophie Conran serving dishes have simple, hand crafted lines and are available in complete place settings as well as serving and baking dishes- and they are safe for the oven. These gorgeous linen pot holders are made in France and provide an elegant simplicity to any kitchen.
Throws are becoming one of the most asked for gift items this year! Great for keeping warm outdoors for social distance visits, they also add texture and warmth to our indoor spaces too.
For the design lovers on your list, Amber Lewis' first book, Made For Living, is a must have. Amber is a master at balancing modern and vintage elements to deliver the most beautiful, warm, and inviting homes.
Holiday napkins are always a good idea, and give your table that special touch. Our Paviot napkins, made in France, are super thick and feel like a guest towel. Available in beautiful patterns and colours, as well as both cocktail and dinner napkins. The neutral ceramic cake stand is a great gift idea for serving appetizers or desserts.
A staple at House Warmings is our line of Perth hand soaps and lotions. Made in Canada, these lightly scented clean products come in scents like sparkling champagne and grapfruit and fir. The pretty bottles look great in a kitchen or bathroom, and make a perfect teacher gift.
And lastly, these holiday scented candles will make any room more festive. The beautiful silver and gold vessels come in two sizes, and with a glass cloche to keep the scent in when they're not burning.
Gift giving doesn't need to be complicated. It just needs to be thoughtful and come from the heart. Enjoy the season of giving!