Classic gifts maintain their luster for several reasons, with attributes such as being across-the-board crowd pleasers, providing instant gratification, and are relatively easy to buy and gift. As much as I feel I don’t gravitate toward traditional things, receiving two classic gifts such as jewelry or flowers will 100% make my day. This year, I wanted to share gift guides with products that serve as unique, thoughtful, and memorable, and below have included a select number of companies that fulfill just that this holiday season.
The Bouqs: Has an easy-to-order app platform and website, and delivers across the US with a wide swatch of unique flower selections, sourced from eco-friendly farms domestically and abroad, affordably priced (bouquets start at $40), with an all-inclusive price that includes shipping, tax, etc. Continue the gifting throughout the year with the company’s subscription service.
UrbanStems are delivered “on demand” (same day), and include responsibly-grown blooms that come from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ and Veriflora Certified farms. The gift-giver receives a photo verification of the delivery and the company offers a well-edited selection of flowers and small plant gifts. The company services New York City, the Washington, DC Metro Area, Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Farmgirl Flowers, based in California, delivers nationwide to 48 states and focuses on cutting out the middleman and simplifying the process for the consumer, featuring gorgeously modern flower designs, with all blooms grown in the US. The company guarantees “what you see is what you get” designs, and each bouquet is hand-delivered by a courier, opposed to a shipping service.
Sorrelli, a family-run company for more than 30 years out of Kutztown, PA is one of our favorites, and their team up with another PA-based brand, Anthropologie, has resulted in some absolutely unparalleled, stunning pieces. Our favorites include the Doubled Crystal Cocktail Ring, Crystal Bobby Pin Set, and Crystalline Post Earrings.
Studebaker Metals, another PA-based favorite (Braddock, PA) creates a well-edited selection of hand-forged jewelry that range from more utilitarian metals (brass) to the finer things (18 karat gold). All cuffs come stamped with a subtle yet proud heritage statement via a “Pittsburgh” engraving. Fashion Pulse Daily recommends the Avanti Cuff, 18k Gold Classic Ring, and Earthwork Earrings.
BaubleBar is a great go-to when you need a quick fix on the latest jewelry trends, be it statement or delicate items, and for holiday, you an mix and match styles a la carte, or select from holiday gifts sets. Our top picks include the Mini Piñata Tassel Drops Trio, the Celeste Earring Trio, and the Kiera Layered Necklace Set.