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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

 

Welcome back to the annual StoneImpressions’ Holiday Gift Guide! We are dedicating the 2020 Holiday Gift Guide to small businesses and local artists around the country. We are very excited about our gift ideas this year which range from custom made earrings to art deco candles. Check it out below and let us know what your favorite ideas are!

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Gift Ideas For the Self Care Lover

1. Natural Skin Spray

In case 2021 ends up being anything like 2020, we are gifting lots of self care items to our friends and family this year. Check out the Root, Rise online shop which features a variety of skin care products that are plant-based and made from natural ingredients.  Did we mention how beautiful the packaging is? Root, Rise founder, Jess, micro batches all of her skincare products from herbs that she grows and harvests seasonally on her farm in Northern California.

Natural face hydrating serum spray

Company: Root, Rise. Farm + Apothecary I Empower Hydrosol: A blend of Lavender, Tulsi, and Yarrow hydrosols to revive and brighten your spirit. It is hydrating, cleansing, and calming for your skin. $26.40

 

2. Sustainable Body Scrub

You can’t go wrong with a body scrub! We think this all-natural body scrub by Klei Beauty is the perfect gift for someone who loves taking a nice long bath at the end of the day. Klei is a line of sustainably-crafted self-care items made in Brooklyn. Did you know they donate 10% of their profits to Brooklyn community organizations?

rose and coconut natural body scrub

Company: Klei Beatuy I Soothe Rose & Coconut Body Scrub: Get radiant & glowing skin with this decadent body scrub. Find stillness with the soothing scent of coconut and rose petals. $32.00

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Gifts For the Art Lover

3. Custom Art Prints

Shopping for someone that loves their hometown and has an eye for art?  Shop the San Diego local print shop, Orange & Park to find customizable prints that combines thoughtful typography from regions all over the US including popular CA surf spots and San Diego Street names.

Orange and Park Orange county beach prints Orange and Park East Coast print

Left: Orange County Beach Towns Print “24×24” on recycled weight paper. $34 unframed.  Right: East Coast States Print “24×24” on recycled weight paper. $34.00 unframed.

 

4. Minimalist Print

Instead of buying mass-produced prints from big box stores, we recommend supporting small, local artists when gifting art for the holidays. That’s why our 2020 holiday gift guide includes Los Angeles artist Mandy Schuster. She offers a range of eclectic prints like the one below!

Mandy Schuster minimalist print

Artist: Mandy Schuster I Print: 12″ x 16″ on Cotton Paper $65

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Gift Ideas For the Jewelry Lover

5. Custom Jewelry

We all know someone who is obsessed with jewelry and finding unique and one-of-a-kind pieces.  This holiday season, head over to LA designer, Laura Estrada’s jewelry online shop.  Functioning as a multifaceted creative studio, Laura Estrada handcrafts sustainably made jewelry collections + creates custom, conceptually driven, sculptural adornment for the body.

laura estrada pearl earrings

Jeweler: Laura Estrada I Freya Ring: Hand formed 14k gold filled ring with movable natural freshwater pearl. Individually handmade. $71.00

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Gifts For the Cocktail Lover

6. Handmade Shot Glass

Goldieland Studio doesn’t make just any old shot glass. Every Goldieland piece from the Barbae Collection is lovingly made by hand at Brooklyn Glass and no two are the same, making it the perfect gift for that person in your life that appreciates one-of-kind pieces of art.

Handmade art deco shot glass

Artist: Goldieland Studio I Petite Shot Glass: No two are the same. As such, there will be some differences in shape, height and detailing from the pieces photographed in our catalogue, as well as minor imperfections—all a part of the flameworking process. $80.50

 

7. Small Batch Cocktail Kit

If you know someone that appreciates natural ingredients and a high quality cocktail, then Yes Cocktail Company cocktail kits will be the perfect present for them.  Each kit is curated by husband-wife team Lauren Butler and Brandon Alpert in Paso Robles, CA.  Choose from natural flavors like Blood Orange and Chili Pepper or Blackberry Pomegranate .

Yes cocktail company craft cocktail kits

Company: Yes Cocktail Company I Vodka or Gin Cocktail Kit: This curated collection includes some of our favorite mixers and syrups for vodka/gin cocktails- Cucumber Jalapeño, Lavender Honey and Tonic Syrup. $56.00

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Gift Ideas For the Cooking Lover

8. Beeswax Food Wraps

It’s no secret that sustainability is becoming more and more popular.  Gift your family or friend who is always cooking in the kitchen with an alternative to plastic saran wrap.  Bee Lovely Beeswax Wraps are handcrafted in California and made from all-natural beeswax, pine rosin, jojoba oil and infused into an organic cotton cloth.

Bee Lovely natural beeswax wrap paper

Company: Bee Lovely I Beeswax Food Wraps, Set of 5, ideal for wrapping cut fruit, vegetables and leftovers. $31.00

 

9. Small Batch Salt

We all have that one person in the family that is an ingredient “connoisseur”.  This year, impress them with a Hepp’s Hot Box collection.  Hepps Salt Co. is a local, small batch company from Venice, CA that uses only fresh, natural and organic sea salts harvested directly from the course.

hepps salt co

Company: Hepps Salt Co. I Salt “Hot Box” Collection: Chipotle Sea Salt, Habanero Sea Salt, Ghost Pepper Sea Salt, Scorpion Sea Salt, Sriracha Sea Salt. $48.00

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Gifts For the Home Design Lover

10. Art Deco Candles

Have that special someone in your life who loves all things Art Deco?  Check out the complete Btween Spaces’ Candle collection that offers unique geometric shapes in funky colors.  Btween Spaces was founded by Brooklyn interior designer, Eunjoo Lee and uses only 100% natural plant based waxes made in the USA.

art deco handmade natural candles

Company: Btween Spaces I B.con Frosted Cloud Candles: 100% Natural Bees Wax, Paraffin Free. $24.00

 

11. Art Throw

Got a friend who’s not afraid of a little color when it comes to home design?  Then we recommend browsing the Nole Creative shop, which features made to order Throws like the one above.  Nole Creative is run by independent Austin, TX artist Eun Barron.  Her art is inspired by her travels around the world.

handmade art throw

Designer: Nole Creative I Art Throw 50″ x 60″: 100% cotton multi-colored yarn. $180.00

 

12. Terrazzo Geo Soap

Cleaning products have never been more important, so why not gift your friends some all natural soap that is super cute and will look amazing on your kitchen or bathroom counter?  We think these terrazzo-inspired natural soaps are the perfect gift for someone who appreciates interior design and supporting small businesses.  Shop all of the affordable Belle Mountain soaps and skin care on their website.

terrazzo natural soap

Company: Belle Mountain Naturals I Terrazzo Geo Soaps: made with plant based oils and butters that are ethically and sustainably harvested. $5.00

 

And that’s it for our annual 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Comment below with your favorite small business gift ideas!

 

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