The Christmas season is here! I won’t lie, it’s my favorite time of the year. This pretty much sums up how I want to spend every day!elf

As we gear up for the busiest gift giving season of the year, I have compiled a list of some of the best and most unique items for all of the people on your list. Some are local to the Bay Area, some are Southern favorites.

For the Gentlemen in your life:

Monogrammed Forging Iron

Williams Sonoma makes these amazing irons that you can have personalized. These were the groomsmen gifts at our wedding. They seemed fitting given the cattle farm setting! Pair it with some delicious bbq sauce and you have a winning gift.

Napa Valley Distillery Apple Brandy

Finishing off the evening with a quality brandy is a time honored tradition. You can’t go wrong with this to die for Apple Brandy from the Napa Valley Distillery. I am always willing to make the hour drive to restock, but they do ship for those of you who are out of the area!

Bison Designs Kool Tool Belt

For the man who likes to be prepared, this Last Stand Tactical belt buckle features three wire strippers in varying sizes, large and small flat head screwdrivers, a Phillips head, bottle opener, S.A.E. hex tool, standard and metric ruler, and metric hex tool.

Gifts for Her

school purfume
School Perfume

For the Southern girl, get her a Masik perfume from her alma mater! (also available for men)


State Necklace
Customized State Necklace

Personalize a beautiful necklace from Moon and Lola. You get the choice of a diamond or heart cut out right over her home town!

A. Barclay scarves
A. Barclay scarves

These quality scarves but are made with 100% natural fabric and handcrafted by Italian artisans. For every scarf that is purchased, Atlanta girl, A.BARCLAY buys an item of need from a Tanzanian for a Tanzanian, supplying multiple orphanages in the country with day to day necessities and stimulating local markets.

Gifts for the Host

This is a busy season! Always have a gift ready to go for all of those Christmas parties.


Wine & candles are gifts that everyone loves! My favorite is Viansa wine from Sonoma (although I’m biased since that is where Ben proposed)! kb engagement (56 of 164)

Paddywax Candles

 Paddywax makes my all time favorite candles. I have loved their library collection for a long time, but then we received the Bordeaux Fig as a gift. Their upcycled wine bottle containers and delicious scents are amazing! They make the perfect hostess gift.

 PhotoBarn does really neat wood photo ornaments. You get to select from a variety of colors, fonts and designs. It’s a great way to give a personalized gift that your family will actually use.

I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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