Welcome to November and our monthly FINDS list! We’ve included lots of items that would make great gifts. So go ahead and get your shopping started now!
Vitamin C Serum from One Love Organics
A great face serum to carry you into winter. One Love Organics’ Vitamin C Active Moisture Serum will help brighten and replenish your skin tone and keep it moisturized on cold winter days. I find that on most days I don’t even need to add a daily moisturizer. This Savannah-based company sells their collection online and locally at Aviary Organic Beauty Collective. oneloveorganics.com
Hydration Lock Chapstick
Sometimes you just need a really good Chapstick, especially with winter on its way. Chapstick’s new Hydration Lock was in my Birchbox last month and I have been using it ever since. It goes on really smooth and keeps your lips protected, even while outside. Available at drugstores everywhere. www.chapstick.com
A thoughtful gift for any man in your life! This kit makes it easy to create fingerprint cufflinks. Just use the enclosed wax to make an imprint and then send it off to the jeweler who in turns sends your cufflinks back. If you think this would make a great holiday gift, go ahead and get your kit now so that there is plenty of time to spare. Available at Ona Atlanta. www.onaatlanta.com
Top from G. Gilbert
This might just be the perfect top for fall and winter! A great layering piece with a flattering shape (notice the dip in the front), a little extra length in the back for coverage, and a pretty leather detail. Available in black and cognac. www.ggilbertatl.com
Michael Stars Sweater
We love the cowl neck and the ribbed detail of this cozy sweater. Pair with a pair of jeans and boots and you have a perfect fall outfit. The sweater comes in army green and vanilla. www.michaelstars.com
Bound Books at Peridot
These wrapped books at Peridot will add a touch of color and fun to any space. Each book is custom bound in hand crafted parchment paper and would make a perfect accessory for your bookshelf, end table, or desk. simplyperidot.com
Hand Thrown Ceramics at Atlanta Made
“When pigs fly!” These hand thrown ceramic coffee mugs from local artist, Tania Julian might just add a bit of humor to your morning cup of coffee. Available at Atlanta Made, Tania also makes beautiful bowls, plates, and baking dishes. atlantamade.us
Turkey Tea Towel
Festive family gatherings often require we bring along our very best sense of humor. Delight your favorite harried holiday hostess with one of these cheeky tea towels from local artist, Alexia Nemecek. Her full complete collection (including Christmas towels) is on Etsy and some selections are carried at Wild Oats and Billy Goats in Decatur, The Local Exchange in Marietta, and West Elm in Atlantic Station. www.etsy.com/shop/FrenchSilver.
CV Designs Necklace at Poppy’s
We fell hard for this black druzy stone necklace by CV Designs. Poppy’s has a great selection of jewelry right now featuring beautiful stones and plenty of sparkle for the holiday season! www.poppysofatlanta.com
Jeni’s Ice Cream
Watch out, an addiction might form after one visit to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. Known for their creative flavors (Whiskey & Pecans anyone?), Jeni’s promises to delight your tastebuds and your craving for something sweet. www.jenis.com/westside-provisions
Emily G’s Cranberry Port Sauce
The perfect thing to drizzle over leftover turkey or add to a turkey sandwich. Emily G’s Cranberry Port Sauce would also make a perfect hostess present! For a list of local stores, click here. www.emilygs.com
Just the name of this app makes me want to workout! Sworkit, is a fast-paced circuit training workout app that guides you through simple (but challenging!) workouts using your own body weight. You choose the amount of time you have and the area of your body you want to focus on and Sworkit guides you along. Available on iOS and Android devices. www.sworkit.com
Here are a few new books that would make great gifts this holiday season.
In with the Old by Jennifer Boles
Local blogger Jennifer Boles first book is now out. In with the Old features ideas on how to create beautiful rooms using classic design elements like chinoiserie, acrylic, and bamboo accents. Available at Idiebound . thepeakofchic.blogspot.com
Southern My Way by Gena Knox
The first edition of Gena Konx’s Southern My Way is a favorite cookbook of mine, so I know her second one will also be in regular rotation too. Gena takes a fresh and delicious approach to classic Southern dishes. Available locally at Whole Foods, Peridot, and B.D Jeffries. genaknox.com
The Southerners Handbook by Garden & Gun Book
The folks at Garden & Gun have just released this guide to “living the good life” in the South. Featuring essays about Southern style, art and culture, food and drink, and sporting and adventure, it is a beautiful compilation of Southern culture. Available at Indiebound .
We hope you have a wonderful November! FINDS is back next month with our 50 gifts under $50 list!
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