Holiday Gifts for Friends

Holiday Gifts for Friends

As we get further and further into the holiday season, it's easy to get overwhelmed with a long list of people to buy for.  If you're like me, you're list grows as the season moves on, because you keep thinking of new people to send some cheer to.  

My friends are some of my favorite people, and I love nothing more than to give them something I know they will really like.  

Here are some of my best recommendations of great gifts for your friends:

  1. Greenery: Nothing says I care about you like extra oxygen.  A houseplant in a beautiful planter makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift for friends.  If you're in the Chicago area, I'd recommend checking out the selection at The SHUDIO, which is located in the Pilsen neighborhood.  
    Plant Gifts, The Shudio
  2. Tasty Treats: You can't really go wrong with a delicious snack as a gift!  I'm a big fan of homemade gifts and love to bake, so when I give edible gifts, I tend to make them myself.  That being said, I know it's not everyone's jam!  Every city has a good bakery that delivers, but if you're in Chicago, I'd recommend The Goddess & The Baker.
  3. Art: Art can be a tricky gift, but if you know the friend well and know their tastes, it can be such a lovely gesture.  There plenty of options out there, but I'd be remiss if I didn't give a couple of personal recommendations.  If you're looking for beautiful and powerful photo prints, check out Jessica Levin Photography, and if you're looking for gorgeous and unique banners and prints, click here for designs by Anna Montagne.
    Anna Montagne, Art Gifts
  4. Books: I will probably have books on every one of my lists, and I know I'm a biased bookworm, but I truly do think that books make great gifts for everyone.  The trick is knowing your audience.  For friends, think of their interests and genre preference and do a little research.  When you're ready to purchase, check out, so your gift also supports local bookshops.
  5. Spa Day: This year, we're all stressed out, so what better gift than the gift of relaxation?  From bath bombs to bubble bath to aromatherapy candles, there are so many options to choose from.  That being said, you don't have to choose if you pick our Fa La La La Spa gift basket! (See what I did there?) This basket includes all of the items your friend will need to kick back and enjoy some me time.  
    Fa La La La Spa, Gift Basket

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