We have a lot of fun coming up with our favorite gift ideas for the holiday season! A new addition for this year is that we’re including a short list of nonprofit organizations in our community. Scroll down to see how your organization may be included as we update our 2020 Holiday Gift Ideas!
Here’s what we think you’ll love in 2020. Be sure to check back for updates as we’ll add new items that make the cut!
This is one of our perennial favorites – you just can’t go wrong with European Spa Source products! These amazing scents transform your shower into a relaxing spa. Just a few sprays into a hot shower creates a relaxing aromatherapy experience to clear your mind and create your own at-home refreshing spa environment. With four carefully formulated blends, you decide on the aroma profile to fit your desires. We’ve tried all of the scents and IMO, you can’t go wrong with any of these mists. You might also enjoy the Eucalyptus + Lavender Pillow Mist. (I suppose I wasn’t the only person spraying my bedroom with the Shower Spa Mist!) While you’re gift shopping, be sure to buy one for yourself!
$39.50 and up
Family and friends will love this clever card game where all you need is your smartphone to take on creative and unexpected challenges. For example, One player picks a card and gets to judge that round. They read the prompt to everyone else. Something like ‘Find the best #selfie’ or ‘Show the last photo you took’. Everyone finds something on their phones and shows the judge, who gets to choose a winner for that round. First to win 10 rounds is the overall winner. Plus, you can play using Skype or Zoom, so it’s perfect if everyone’s not together.
Time: 30-90 minutes
Hamama Microgreens Growing Kit
Grow Your Own Greens at Home!
Hamama’s Microgreens Growing Kit is so cool, especially as everyone spends more time preparing meals at home. This kit makes it super easy to grow greens to add flavor to salads, sandwiches and more. Just add water to the non-GMO seed quilts.
It works in low light and starts growing in as little as seven days…voila! Plus, you can choose flavors that you the lucky recipient can enjoy.
$49 for a one-time purchase
$35 with auto-delivery
Kelly Lottahall Illustration
Give the Gift of Art
For the person on your list who likes unique art, check out Kelly Lottahall Illustration. Kelly specializes in creating three dimensional figures and scenes using upcycled materials that range from fabric to pieces of jewelry.
Themes include fashion, music, plants, popups and more. You can order fab prints in various sizes OR…originals which are amazing! Run, don’t walk, to her Etsy shop! Your BFF will love it!
$23 – $61 – prints
$200+ – originals
Here’s a story that we love: Newly found sisters Robin (not yours truly) and Andrea McBride were raised across the world from each other. Unknown to each other, they each developed a love affair with wine. Fast forward to 2005 when they found themselves together in California with a shared passion for all things wine, and the McBride Sisters Collection was born.
Over time, McBride Sisters has grown into what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware, and sustainable. We’ve enjoyed their wines this fall, and think you’re lucky gift recipients will too!
$16.99 – $248.99
Our phones gather all the bacteria we touch throughout the day, and then they are stored in warm and dark places like purses and pockets, leaving the bacteria to breed and grow. They are the third hand we never wash! Using PhoneSoap on a regular basis will help keep germs and illness at bay.
This unit houses two scientifically proven germicidal UV-C bulbs that “completely sanitize your entire phone, killing 99.99% of all bacteria and germs!” PhoneSoap Wireless was built to accommodate all smartphones, including larger models like the iPhone 8+ and the Galaxy S10+.
The PhoneSoap was created with smartphones in mind, but will sanitize anything that fits inside – pacifiers, smart watches, headphones, keys – you name it!
Check it out here! $79.95
If you’re in the Ashburn, VA area and need family portraits during the holiday season or next spring, visit Lindsay Erica Photography. Lindsay specializes in photographic art that captures the beauty of you and your loved ones. She specializes in creating cinematic looks with muted tones and deep shadows, but bright bold color never trails too far away.
Lindsay works with individuals, couples, and families. She also does high school senior photography! A portrait package could be perfect for your graduating senior! Contact Lindsay@lindsayerica.com.
Teens and others will love the beachy colors and vibe of Pura Vida Jewelry. I recently gifted someone with a stack of Pura Vida Bracelets and she absolutely LOVED them. Not only are they super cute, but Pura Vida provides jobs to artisans worldwide and donates to charity through products that give back. Wear them individually or stacked to create your own unique combinations. In addition to bracelets Pura Vida has other accessories that are fun additions to any outfit.
Prices vary but prices are $6 and up!
Tosha Monogrammed Leather Bags from It’s Jewell!
Order now for customization!
This gorgeous metallic leather bag from It’s Jewell comes in pink, blue or bronze and can be monogrammed! This bag is perfect on its own or you can store smaller items in it and toss it into a larger bag! It’s a beautiful accessory either way. Visit It’s Jewell right away, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to order the color and monogram that you need in time for Christmas!
$255 or four interest-free payments with Sezzle or Afterpay
This Year’s Non-Profits!
This year we’re including some of our favorite charities! They all do fantastic work and as you might imagine, there is more need this year than ever. We encourage you to donate to your favorite charity or consider one of these.
If are involved in an organization that you like for us to consider adding to this list, send a note to email@example.com with the name of the organization, a short description of what they to, how you’re involved, and their web address. All organizations must have a 501 (c) (3) federal tax exemption. The list will be limited to 10 organizations this year.
St. Ann’s Center is committed to lifting vulnerable children, mothers and families out of poverty and homelessness. Their innovative housing and support programs build upon a family’s inherent strengths by providing the tools for life-long independence and self-sufficiency. Visit here to get involved or donate directly
Loudoun Cares connects residents in need with local nonprofits and agencies that can assist with a variety of health and human services that include rent/utility assistance, food, clothing, medical/dental, housing, job services and more. We work closely with over 25 faith-based
organizations to secure emergency
financial aid for qualifying residents. To donate, visit here.
We hope that you enjoy these selections and that you shop with the merchants that we’ve featured. Be sure to check back for updates!