Friday, December 6, 2013

Guest Post: Community's Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season, I gathered gift guides and wish lists from local businesses, creative-types, friends, bloggers, makers, and do-ers I admire. Gifts are by no means the important part of the holidays, but I wanted to give local makers a chance to toot their own horns, and it's fun to peek into friends' wish lists. So far we've heard from beautyeverydayEdith on FashionScoutMobCommunity, and Double Dutch Press. Don't forget to check out the exclusive discount codes many of these shops included in their posts! 

Today's guest post comes from Community, an Athens boutique that balances style with sustainability.

Whether you are dashing through the snow or simply dashing from store to store, the holidays are a busy time for us all. Not to worry! Community will meet all of your gift giving needs with a variety of unique handcrafted goods that will definitely make spirits bright. 

 First on our list is Chelsea Ray Lea’s Georgia on My Mind necklace. The pendant features an engraved brass silhouette of the state of Georgia and comes in copper as well. Next, what could be better than waking up first thing Christmas morning and drinking your morning cup from one of these darling handmade ceramic cappuccino cups by LB Cooper? Each cup comes with beautiful hand drawn illustration. Decorative pillows by Emily Newdow at Stitch 9 are a staple year round at Community and the holidays are no different. Each pillow is unique and remember custom orders are always available! No gift guide is complete without an item from one of Athens’ favorite jewelers Laurel Hill. This year, we’ve selected her Nova Hoop earrings which will be the perfect accessory to your festive attire. Last but not least, gift yourself some all natural cleaners by Tin Cup. In scents like lavender sage, clean up after Christmas dinner just got a lot more fun! 

1. Georgia on My Mind Necklace by Chelsea Ray Lea $30 
2. Ceramic Cappuccino Cups by LB Cooper $28 (small) & $32 (large) 
3. Decorative Pillows by Stitch 9 $35-45 
4. Laurel Hill Moon Nova Earrings $124 
5. All Natural Cleaning Products by Tin Cup $10 each 

Who can forget stocking stuffers? Your Holiday Season is sure to be both holly and jolly with these pint sized presents that are all under $20. For loved ones who’ve left the Classic City, Ali Sabin’s printed woodblocks from hand-carved molds will be a gentle reminder of home even if they can’t be home for the holidays. Another great personalized gift for friends and family both near and far are customizable Map Pendant necklaces. Just choose a city of personal significance and you’ll have a thoughtful gift that will bring a smile to any face. Baby, it’s cold outside, but just because the winter air is dry doesn’t mean that your nails have to be. Community has just the fix: Christina Cole’s nail butter! This item has our seal of approval and will keep your hands in the perfect condition to unwrap gifts all day long. Don’t forget to throw in a few handmade truffles from Little Cuckoo Chocolates in decadent flavors such as red wine, Gran Marnier, and salted caramel and your loved ones are guaranteed to think your heart is too sizes too big! Rounding up our delightful stocking stuffers, wish your friends and family a merry little Christmas with these delightful cards by Subaqueous Press. 

1. Woodblock Prints by Ali Sabin $9-15 
2. Map Pendants $20 
3. Nail Butter by Christina Cole $10.50 (small) 
4. Truffles by Little Cuckoo Chocolates $2.00 
5. Christmas Cards by Subaqueous Press $3.50 

Come visit us at Community and we’ll be your one stop shop for all your Christmas needs! Whether this list served as a helpful guide for gifts or as your own wish list for Santa, Community is here to help. 
Remember, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is supporting creativity as a career! 
- Seyi Amosu, for Community


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