Let the holiday shopping begin!

It’s officially time to holiday shop!

If you’re like us, you have been enjoying the weeklong Black Friday sales.  In an effort to moderate crowds and incent buyers, stores are offering deeper discounts over a longer period of time than past years.  But there is still the challenge of what to get for that “tough-to-buy-for” person on your list.  We thought we would share some of our go-to places when we need holiday inspiration.

Cariloha – All of their products are made from bamboo and are incredibly soft!  While we aren’t a huge fan of their sheets, their clothing items, especially loungewear, are a must!  A perfect go-to for men.

Sharper Image – They may have shuttered all their retail locations and sell online only now, but they still have a pretty broad selection of unique but useful items for the entire family.  This is a great place to go when trying to find something unique but still useful for the brother-in-law whose name you picked in the family Secret Santa.  Or if you want to add a unique gift to your spouse’s items that won’t be a waste of money.

Smithsonian Store – Have someone in your life whose tastes are a little more refined?  Checkout the Smithsonian store.  Their items are beautiful and we found this elegant puzzle for less than $20.

Hudson|Grace SF – Heading to someone’s house and need a hostess gift and you don’t want to take ANOTHER candle?  We love this store!  Now part of the Crate & Barrel family, their items are creative and fun while still being useful.  Their tear-off napkin collection is one of a kind and high-quality.  Your hostess will be impressed with your creativity!  They are on the pricey side, but you can get 15% off your first order by subscribing to their email list so fill your cart up.

What are some of your go-to stores for those that are hard to buy for?

Also see our November 7th post about USPS holiday deadlines for those gifts that need shipping.

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