November means it’s finally time to break out the sweaters and coats for consistent wear. It’s also time to spruce up around the home in anticipation of Thanksgiving guests. And if you are really organized? It’s time to start thinking about some great gifting options for the holidays. Here are some wonderful FINDS to inspire and delight.
A soft wrap coat is the fashion version of a hug that looks sophisticated, not schlumpy. Add a subtle ombré to the equation, and you have a statement piece that works with everything you own. Available at Philanthropy for $124.
Like marshmallows for your feet, these ivory-colored, bow-bedecked rain boots are sweet and work wonderfully with a cup of hot chocolate. (Well, everything works with hot chocolate, but these rain boots will be indispensable when the weather is cold and wet, which calls to mind hot chocolate … ) The adorable marshmallow boots are perched on a boot tray from coveted home décor line MacKenzie-Childs. Get the boots for $68, pillow for $52 and boot tray for $495 at Vintage Jolie.
Custom order a pillow from the Alexandra Ferguson line at Lulu. Or choose one of the in-stock charming sayings that speak to you. (Hint? Best Mom Ever!)
Bib and tucker
Is your little man ready for his Thanksgiving feast? This handmade shirt-and-bow-tie bib will have him looking sharp for his peas and carrots. Available for $20 at HeyDay.
A splurge? Yes. But if you buy this Leona coat, you may never need another. Classic in the best sense of the word, it works with boots and denim, over your pencil skirt and heels, and for your holiday cocktail party cover-up. And while “classic” may evoke “boring” to some, this coat — with spare lines and zippered elements — is anything but. Get it at Emmaline for $390.
We promise not to rush Christmas, but this limited-edition candle sells out in a snap. So, if you are addicted to the long-burning scent of pomegranate, Mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber, it would be prudent to buy now. Find the candles at Iron Gate for $34 each.
The American-made Hammitt line of handbags is clearly a Los Angeles baby. So it’s no wonder that Stacey Rhodes snapped up the line for her Brentwood boutique. She gets the rocker-chic vibe like nobody else, and this mini bag, which opens up as a fully functioning wallet and comes with a cross-body strap, is perfect for day-to-night glam. Get it for $250.
A kitten heel is the holy grail of a sophisticated shoe that you can wear all day long. Yes, it has a sleek look that works with skirts, trousers and even a skinny jean, but that tiny little heel? It makes the shoe comfortable for desk-to-dinner wear. Find these from Butter at boutique MMM for $285.
Local soaps and lotions
Love supporting local merchants? Need a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving? Scoop up Local Economy Soap and Lotions and share some local love. Find them at Hot Pink for $9.
If you love Garden & Gun magazine, you’ll love The Southerner’s Handbook, a charming book filled with essays on topics as diverse as how to tell a good story by Roy Blount Jr., to a lesson on drinking like a Southerner by Jonathan Miles. Get it at Landmark Booksellers for $27.
For those days you pull your hair into a ponytail and throw on jeans, or for the night you have dinner at Gray’s and head to a concert at the Franklin Theatre, these fantastic teal drop earrings elevate every look. Find them at Johnny Q for $65.
This warm, caramel-colored jacket seems understudied and elegant when paired with a dark floral dress. A perfect outfit for those times you need to be casually dressy, find it all at Philanthropy. Dress is $104, jacket is $74 and necklace is $59.
Leather wine log
A perfect way to curate your favorite wines, this leather notebook is also an ideal hostess gift when paired with a bottle of Thanksgiving Day wine. Find the log at West & Co. for $30 each.
Find your favorite Franklin places and show your hometown pride with these adorable towels. Perfect for wrapping up your favorite dish for the Thanksgiving potluck. Find them at Tin Cottage for $12 each.
You may not be able to work in your garden during the late fall and winter months, but don’t give up your green thumb. Add life to your indoor space with tiny plants that create a big impact. The folks at Yarrow Acres have all of the supplies you need to create your own terrarium. A perfect project for any frustrated gardener, prices vary.
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