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Holiday Gift Guides: Unique Finds

November 22, 2021

I can often be found in the dance studio (or my kitchen) working on my bachata form or creating with my kids and husband, who inspire me daily and are the "why" behind what I do. An avid baker, I am often making a new bread recipe, baking homemade cinnamon rolls, or desperately trying to drink the rest of my coffee while it's hot. My mission? To help others create and cultivate a home that they love!

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Because we all have that one person that is nearly impossible to shop for

Everyone’s doing it these days…

Gift guides are everywhere, but what makes these different? I compiled a wide assortment of common everyday items that are useful and functional. There are a few little trinkets here and there, but what’s life without a little nostalgia?

If you follow me on social media, you’ll probably know that I’m into baking and have seen a loaf of bread or two – maybe even some pretzels. The right kitchen gadgets can make or break a kitchen, so I’m sharing my favorites that I think you (or someone you know) will love too.

I have a confession to make; I collect blankets. It’s true; I really don’t think you can ever have enough, especially when you have kids that want to build a fort and you haven’t vacuumed the dog hair from the floor for a few days. I’m sharing all my cozy finds with varying price points sure to please any budget.

Let’s talk accessories: pillows, candles, coffee table books, etc. These items can be an easy and quick way to change the look of your space without spending a fortune. Guess what else? They also make great hostess gifts!

So, what about that unique gift for someone that is literally the hardest to shop for?

We all know at least a few of those. The answer? Shop local – it’s one of the easiest and little-known ways to find a one-of-a-kind item for that special someone, or maybe that family member that you just don’t seem to get.

Some of my favorite shops here locally in Virginia Beach are:

Jars Of Dust (they also ship and will write a hand-written note to the recipient)
North End Bag Co (quality handmade and finished leather goods, bags)





Shopping for the holidays? Check here to find the best deals – including some of the best deals of the year from Parachute.

Black Friday shopping is still a bit different this year, with many holding sales earlier due to shipping constraints, causing that stir of a million emails in your inbox! I know, because I’m getting them too. 
Check back often to snag the best and brightest Cyber week and Black Friday deals!



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