Happy November! While we’re excitedly anticipating ornaments, lights and holiday cheer, these FINDS are ideal for giving your interiors and wardrobes a little lift before they become overwhelmed by greens, reds and golds. These stylish touches will spruce up your home and your wardrobe for any festive occasion. And because we simply could not resist, we’ve included two holiday FINDS to prepare you for the upcoming season. From practical to glamorous and elegant to charming, here are our 18 November FINDS.
FOR THE HOME
One of the easiest ways to add some festive cheer to your home decor is with a fun kitchen accessory. This pitcher, complete with seasonally appropriate decoration, is the perfect piece! Fill it with some warm apple cider at your next get-together, or simply fill it with some fall foliage to make a festive centerpiece. Find it for $32 at Wild Things.
Continue sprucing up your kitchen, or get a step ahead in your holiday shopping with this stunning set of Baccarat tumblers. Whether you’re placing them atop your bar or wrapping them up for the Old Fashioned lover on your list, the set is sophisticated and chic. This month only, snag this set of four for the discounted price of $250 at Bromberg’s.
Book of toasts
‘Tis the season for soirées, celebrations and tons of toasts! Rise to the occasion and impress all of your guests with this fun book of toasts, aptly titled Rising to the Occasion. Not only does this stylish little book offer 100s of fantastic toasts to keep in your back pocket, but it is also the perfect accessory to add to your at-home bar. Find it for $64 at A’mano.
Calling all glamour girls out there — these fuschia geode accessories are for you! We love the idea of placing these in any space to add a colorful and glamorous touch of femininity. Find them for $79 each at Soho Retro.
“Keep Dreaming, Wishing and Planning” notepad
The busiest time of year is upon us. From kids’ chaotic schedules to work’s heightened demands and everything in between, it’s almost too easy to fall behind on taking care of ourselves. This sweet notepad acts as a reminder to do just that. Pick this up whenever you need to jot down some affirmations, dreams and wishes, or simply put it in your purse to take note of anything you might otherwise forget. It also makes a great gift! Find it for $12.95 at Design Supply in Pepper Place.
Recently we’ve noticed a major surge in Argentus products. These gorgeous imports, straight from Argentina, are known for their unique, high-quality materials and one-of-a-kind decorative power. Luckily, Henhouse Antiques carries plenty of beautiful Argentus Imports items, including this onyx rosary ideal for adding some dimension and an interesting accent to your space. Find it for $78 at Henhouse Antiques.
FOR YOUR WARDROBE
Fun & vibrant travel bags
The holidays bring an increase in travel, which means we need new travel accessories. These precious bags, available in multiple shades, patterns and sizes, are fabulous for cosmetics, technology or whatever essentials you need to bring with you. Or, if you’re staying in the ‘ham throughout the holidays, snag one of these for everyday use. They’re great for gifting too! Find them, ranging from $40 to $60, at Paige Albright Orientals.
Fall fashion for your teen
Get your tween or teen daughter ready to take on the season in style! This adorable ensemble, which also happens to be totally on-trend, is super stylish, age-appropriate, warm enough for fall and early winter, and versatile enough to wear to a number of events. Find the corduroy dress for $58, white turtleneck for $36 and tortoise earrings for $14 at GiGi’s Teen.
Have you paid a visit to basic. yet? This newly opened boutique on Morris Avenue carries only ethically made staples by socially conscious brands to offer Birmingham quality garments for all ages and occasions. This olive-colored pullover with ribbed detailing and a fun wrap is the perfect neutral sweater for wherever the upcoming season takes you. Find it for $212 at basic. or online here.
Colder temperatures are quickly approaching! Prepare for the arrival of winter with this adorable toboggan. Not only will this soon become your favorite cold-weather accessory, but it also features some Birmingham love without going over the top. Like many of the items on this month’s list, this is another fantastic gift, especially for the Birminghamian on your list! Find it for $22 from Aviate.
Don’t worry — we’re not leaving your little one off the list! As shopping for kids’ cold-weather essentials becomes increasingly necessary and, in turn, a touch stressful, we’re showcasing one of our favorite local sweaters for your little man. These pieces will keep him warm — and stylish — throughout the season. Find the sweater for $54 and pants for $48 at b kids.
FINDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Prepare for the holiday season with these adorable Santa’s notes, only available at The Scribbler. This is a set of six different notes wrapped in brown paper with a wax seal. They’re the perfect little gifts of encouragement for the kiddos and will get everyone in your family in the holiday spirit. Find the set of six for $17 at The Scribbler.
If you’re already eager to decorate your home for the holidays, pick up one of these festive stockings, complete with red, white and green tassels and a bold red stripe, to hang from your fireplace. We love how these are uber-festive, yet simultaneously sophisticated and stylish. Find them at B. Bayer & Co. Monogramming & Gifts for $15 each.
What says fall better than a deliciously sweet caramel apple?! Stop by the Birmingham Candy Company’s pop-up shop in Pepper Place before they close up at the end of November, or shop them online. These are a great gift for teachers, co-workers or the holiday party hostess! Find them, ranging from $5 to $7 each, at Birmingham Candy Company.
Fun, festive and sweet, these mini pecan pies from Ashley Mac’s are to die for! Pick up a few for the autumnal celebration you have planned and quit worrying about baking a dessert. Your guests will love snacking on these, and you’ll love devouring the leftovers. Find them for $5.99 each at Ashley Mac’s.
Big Apple cookies
Back by popular demand, Cookie Fix is re-introducing their Big Apple cookie this November! This sweet and savory cookie captures all the flavors of fall and early winter with sweet and crisp apples. Treat yourself to one of these festive treats on Monday, Wednesday or Friday through November for $3 each. Quarts of dough will be available Thanksgiving week. Check Cookie Fix’s Instagram page for their daily menu!
FINDS FROM THE SB SHOP
Lettermade linen cocktail napkins
Whether you’re hosting or attending a holiday celebration, these Lettermade linen cocktail napkins are a must. Choose from seven different designs, and bring some style to your next cocktail party! Find them for $48 for a set of four at SB Shop.
OMI Beads winter set
OMI Beads are made by Nashville-based jewelry designer Joy OMI Walling, and these bracelets are perfect for everyday wear. Made with semi-precious stones, this exclusive StyleBlueprint collection features three matte green bracelets complete with gold charms. Find the set for $75 at SB Shop.
Happy November, Birmingham!