It's this exact time of year where we scour the internet looking for those few precious gifts - gifts different from the norm, the ones that will make their eyes light up and hearts beat faster. Hallelujah for Pinterest, blogs, and Amazon, am I right?!
Last year, Tink & Winston organized a pretty thorough gift guide packed with several categories, several pages, and several ahh-mazing ideas (you can check that out here because the gifting ideas are still on point). This year we decided to switch it up a little and do a mini gift guide, still packing the punch with unique gift ideas - just the itty bitty baby version compared to last year.
Without further ado, I give you the Mini Holiday Gift Guide:
1. BANDITS BRACELET BAND BY RING BANDIT
Bandits are stylish, functional bands that are comfortable to wear and conceal items like rings, medication, or a house key while on-the-go. When I met the sweet owner for Ring Bandits, I was totally ga-ga over her genuine, down to earth, energetic vibe. Not to mention her product is a must-have for anyone who needs to carry small items, ever.
2. BEARD AND BODY SOAP FOR MEN BY STRAWBOSS COMBS
Okay, okay! This item is a repeat from last year's Holiday Gift Guide, but that's because it's just that good. Why's it worth repeating? Well, I gifted several Strawboss products to my brother last year for Christmas (#PledgetoShopSmall) and he's since reordered from their site on three different occasions. Their products are fresh, masculine, subtle, and invigorating to both wake your senses, and cleanse + nourish your skin. And yes, they'll be my go-to gifts for the men in my life again this year (sorry to spoil the secret, guys!).
3. CHUNKY KNIT MERINO BLANKET BY TINK AND WINSTON
Since last year, we've added three new lines to our collection and colors! With options for baby blankets, full-sized blankets, two styles of scarves, DIY knit kits, wool by the pound, and custom made dog beds, there's a little something for everyone. Our blankets are soft, gorgeous, and perfect for snuggling.
4. CARRY-ON COCKTAIL SET BY WAITING ON MARTHA
This is a fun (and often necessary) option for the traveler in your life. The Carry-On Cocktail Set by Waiting on Martha includes tools to mix two Moscow Mules mid-flight, including bold and spicy small-batch ginger syrup. It couldn't be any more easy than that!
5. LUMBERJACK MITTENS IN BUFFALO PLAID BY LEMON CLOUD BOUTIQUE
The name says it all. These are the warmest, softest, cuddliest mittens and they're even made from recycled leather, faux fur, and a ribbed cuff. The option shown in our gift guide is the Buffalo Plaid style, but Lemon Cloud Boutique also offers other amazing unisex styles too.
6. TOUCH OF C VITAMIN C SERUM BY BACK2BARE SKINCARE
Little serum, big results. Touch of C has a powerful anti-aging formulation for smoother, brighter, more revitalized skin. When I discovered Touch of C over the summer, I wanted to tell the whole world how awesome this serum is. Now I get my chance. This serum helps with fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, and breakouts.
7. CHIC BUSINESS CARD HOLDER BY I DREAM IN GOLD
Let your inner boss lady shine. Stand out from the crowd with this chic gold customizable business card holder. Who couldn't use a little savvy chic accessory to flaunt while networking and meeting all those great new contacts?!
We should mention that all of the businesses above are small businesses, so when you support one of the above, you can feel good about making a big difference in the life of a small business owner.