Gift Guides

11 Holiday Gifts To Get You In The Spirit

Holiday Gift Guides - Tales of a Peanut 2015

I love supporting small businesses. By shopping small you not only help a real person in a direct and tangible way, but you’re usually getting a very high quality product. I’ve done gift guides in the past but have never asked for submissions. So this year I reached out to some of the wonderfully creative women that I’ve been getting to know over in some Facebook groups and asked them for suggestions of products to include. I was blown away by all the amazing products that I knew nothing about!

I’ve gone through all of their submissions as well as some of my favorite items to create seven different gift guides that I’ll be sharing between today and next Tuesday. Hopefully these guides will give you some new ideas for gifts and will show you ways that you can support women entrepreneurs who are working hard to create beautiful, quality products that they love while also helping support their families!

11 Gifts To Get You In The Holiday Spirit - #TOAPGiftGuide 2015

Let’s get to it! Today I’m sharing 11 holiday gifts that are all holiday themed. These gifts will get you in the spirit of the season that is to come. And, if you shop early, you’ll get to enjoy them during the season as well!

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Christmas Return Address Stamp – Fairmont and Grove – $24.95+

This Christmas themed return address stamp would be perfect to take one of the aspects of Christmas cards off of your shoulders. You can customize the text and choose whether you want a wooden stamp or a self inking stamp. I love the daintiness of this design, it would be perfect to stamp your cards with this year.

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Glory Art Print – Tales of a Peanut – $12+

One way that I like to decorate my home for the holidays is with art that is centered around the season. This print comes in gold or silver foil or digitally printed and would be the perfect print to slip in a frame for an easy update for the holidays. I love the way that this print reminds you to worship and marvel at the holiness of the Christmas season.

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Christmas Keepsake Planner – One Swell Studio – $16

Stress and the holidays seem to go together but this planner wants to remedy that. With 60 pages of organized goodness to help you keep up with your Christmas card address list, the gifts you’re buying, as well as those special memories that you make each day. You will find everything you need to make your holiday a breeze with this planner. I love the beautiful graphics and all of the spaces to organize just make my heart sing.

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Fall On Your Knees – House of Belonging – $125

You might not be able to get this beautiful piece of art before Christmas, but if you go ahead and order it you’ll be ready for next year. Or hang it year round to remind you of the miracle of Christ’s birth! I love the distressed finished of this hand painted sign and the fact that you can pick the color of the background and letters as well as the frame.

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Monogrammed Santa Bag – Little Lang’s – $25

This monogrammed bags will be perfect for your kids to haul their gifts home from Grandma’s on Christmas day or to help them feel like Santa when they walk into a family gathering bearing all the gifts. With options for boys and girls and free monogramming, these bags will be a hit. I love the fun patterns and always love a monogram.

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Rustic Christmas Wreath – Pink Slip Inspiration – $23+

This wreath isn’t guaranteed for Christmas delivery but it would look beautiful all winter long. The initial on it makes it more personal than something you could pick up elsewhere. And the beauty with the Pink Slip Inspiration wreaths is that you can purchase one piece of the wreath or all of it. And they sell the pieces to transform your simple grapevine wreath for every season. I love the rustic but refined look of the greenery and burlap mix and the crisp initial just completes the beautiful look.

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Merry Alabama Christmas – Thimblepress – $18+

Kristen Ley of Thimblepress is huge in the paper industry and she doesn’t disappoint with her Christmas collections. I’m partial to the Merry Alabama Christmas design and the napkins, coasters, and drink stirrers that it comes on. But if you don’t live in Alabama, they offer lots of other locations in the same style. And all of the items (coasters, napkins, and stirrers) are stamped with metallic gold which couldn’t be hotter right now. I love the idea of celebrating the holidays with festive napkins that are even more personal than generic holiday greetings.

Write Away - Tis The Season Wine Tags - #TOAPGiftGuide 2015

Tis the Season to be Jolly Wine Tags – Write Away – $18

I often find myself taking bottles of wine to friends and hostesses throughout the holiday season. These wine tags would be the perfect accessory for a bottle since they’ll stay put and identify your gift and you can write a small note on the back. I love the fun polka dots and the retro design.

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Merry Christmas Y’all Coasters – Paper Snob Shop – $24

The holidays are full of surprises, but one surprise that you don’t want is a drink ring left on your grandmother’s antique side table. You can keep spreading the cheer and avoiding furniture disasters with these festive coasters. The classic colors and traditional design will go with most any other Christmas decorations and the large size will accommodate even large coffee mugs. And you know I love the “y’all” added to the design; it makes it in my opinion.

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Merry & Bright Melamine Tray – Pencil Shavings Studio – $32

For casual gatherings you don’t really want to bring out the fine china serving dishes. Which make fun and festive melamine trays like this one the perfect go-to piece in the kitchen. It’s dishwasher safe but also won’t break or chip if your guests are a little rough with it. And the bright colors and fun design will look beautiful even if the cookies are gone. This would also make a great teacher gift or gift for the neighbors. I love the rounded shape that makes the tray a little different from other melamine trays.

Karama Collection - Rustic Tree Ornament - #TOAPGiftGuide 2015

Rustic Tree Ornament – Karama Collection – $15

This ornament is gorgeous and is made from recycled wood from a dhow boat. Which means nothing to me but knowing what I know about Karama means that it’s one of a kind and hand made. This ornament would look beautiful on any tree and I guarantee that every time you look at it you’ll smile thinking of the artisan in Africa who made that ornament and how your purchase helped them provide for their family. I love the uniqueness of the wood contrasted with the traditional tree shape.

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There you have it. My favorite holiday gifts to get you in the right mindset as the season starts. I think that any of these items would make the perfect addition to your Christmas traditions. Think I missed something? See something you love? I’d love to know about! Let me know in the comments or join in the conversation on Instagram! And you can support all of these makers by buying in their shops or by sharing this post and their products on social media. Please use the buttons below to share on any (or all!) of your favorite social media channels!

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