From the Desk: Holiday Gift Guide 2018

As we all look forward to the holidays and the gift giving season approaches, sometimes it’s difficult to come up with ideas for those we love. Here are a few suggestions from creators and small businesses I admire.

For the animal lover:

Finding Gobi by Deon Leonard

This book is a wonderful and heartwarming gift for those who love animals–especially dogs! Spoiler alert: I would never suggest an animal book that makes you cry your eyes out at the end. πŸ˜‰

Get Finding Gobi here.

For the jewelry lover:

Northern Roots Jewelry is a lovely company run by the lovely Amy Stephens. She has beautiful and one of a kind items–as well as varying prices.

Check out Northern Roots jewelry here.

For the wine lover:

Dry Farm Wines is a wine company like none other. They hack the precise alcohol content and it is also sugar free–making their wines hangover-proof and delicious. You can choose to give a subscription of 6 bottles every month or every other month, and if there are any problems, their customer service is second to none. Cheers!

Get your Dry Farm Wines here.

For the history lover:

Patrick K. O’Donnell’s book The Unknowns is an extraordinary account of World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is an incredibly beautiful tale– and very different from other books on history.

Get The Unknown’s here.

For the watch lover:

Jord’s wooden watches are beautiful time pieces that are totally unique. If you are at a loss for a gift (particularly for any of the men in your life) this is a really cool gift to give.

Check out Jord watches here.

For the historical fiction lover:

Tracy Rees’ new novel Darling Blue is a beautiful tale woven during the 1920’s. If you’d like to go back farther, her excellent book Amy Snow is set during Victorian England.

Get Tracy’s books here.

For the art lover:

Vincent DiGerlando creates beautiful artwork on driftwood, as well as other artwork as well. If you’d like to check out his work, you can go here.

For the newly weds:

Authenticity 50 sheets are not only beautifully handcrafted and get softer with each wash, but they are made in the USA–from seed to stitch! That’s right, from beginning to end they are made in the United States, so you can feel good supporting a company that wishes to bring back textile jobs back to the USA.

PS. Act fast, they are currently having their only sale of the year. πŸ˜‰

Get your Authenticity 50 sheets here!

For the purse lover:

Bri Brant of Arden and James makes the highest quality leather bags and wallets. You can design your own bag on her website, but can also check out her specially commissioned bags for Pennsylvania landmarks Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Check out her beautiful items here!

For the broken hearted:

The holidays can be particularly hard for those experiencing miscarriage or infant loss. My Pretty Peggy creates peg dolls that help parents who are grieving. Her custom peg doll orders are full for the holiday season, but she has stated that she will always have time to make support gifts for those who have lost little ones.

If you know someone who may need extra love and support this holiday, contact My Pretty Peggy here, or direct message her on Instagram here.

Wishing you all a very Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Sincerely,

J. Dogood πŸ˜‰