Christmas Gift Guide 2017

As I was collecting gifts for all the special people in my life, (& wrapping them beneath the glow of my Christmas tree & the NFR on my TV) I thought I should share them - as a way to shed some light on some of my favorite finds this year & a way to share some of my favorite makers and small business owners. From in-laws to parents, boyfriends to gal pals, there's a little something special for almost anyone in your life.

I love gift giving. LOVE it. I love finding something special that I know someone will really love, but would probably hesitate to spend money on for themselves, or give them something that speaks uniquely to them.

First, is a collection of gifts for your favorite mustachioed cowboy - or caffeine loving cowgirl. I think of these as "old soul" gifts - for the man or woman that enjoys a nice cup of joe & some good conversation, old western movies & a good game of poker.

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This Stanley thermos, Cowboy coffee, and Pendleton mug - all make great gifts for the classic old-soul in your life. Add this incredible deck of cards from Molly Jogger, and they're ready for a cozy night at the cabin or their next camping trip.

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Another gift for the crusty old cowboy in your life, or the perfect addition to any cabin bathroom - this rustic soap set adds festive holiday charm to any care package or hostess gift. Or, it can be used to spruce up (ahem, pun intended) that slightly too "rustic" musk your chap tends to wear in lieu of cologne...  AND they're currently on sale!

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These gifts are perfect for the fashionable lady in your life - whether it be your bestie or your mother-in-law - we all deserve a fun accent piece for our wardrobe. You can't get much cooler than this hand-tooled cactus cuff from K Bar C Leather. Check out her website for all sorts of neat things - purses, belts, trucker hats - this lady does it ALL & does it with incredible style. You can purchase a gift certificate for a custom item that will definitely please a special woman in your life. These incredible cherry red Minnetonka moccasins are from The Bluebell Mercantile, a goldmine for all sorts of gifts & goodies - you NEED to see the beaded bracelets and incredible hats they currently have in stock.

Don't mind the shameless plug for my own hand-painted clutch - I just LOVE this colorful thunderbird design, or these fun leather-fringe concho necklaces that are available in my Etsy shop. Give one to a favorite gal pal, or tuck one in your stocking for yourself.

Speaking of The Bluebell Mercantile - they have a huge assortment of the most precious and nostalgic Christmas ornaments - one of my favorite gifts to give. Seriously, can you believe how magical these western themed glass ornaments are?! I'm in love.

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 This cuff from K Bar C Leather Co. is everything.

This cuff from K Bar C Leather Co. is everything.

 Just a few of the necklaces available in the Neon Moon Etsy shop.

Just a few of the necklaces available in the Neon Moon Etsy shop.

My mother taught me that books always round out a gift. These two are ones that I've been eyeing for myself - so I knew they'd be fun ones to give to someone else. You can find How To Draw Modern Florals by Alli K, & this great Baxter Black collection of stories on Amazon.

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A bottle of wine is always a good idea. For a gift, I mean. Add an incredible label & it's the perfect hostess gift. This bottle is one of my favorites.

This Santa mug is the perfect vessel for hot toddy's or hot cocoa - so it can be given to friends and family of all ages. Plus, it's so darn cute!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little gift guide - nothing too fancy, nothing too expensive - but a few unique pieces that will make someone special very happy. Merry Christmas!