10 great gifts and how to up your gifting game

Everyone knows a great gift giver - that person who surprises you with the perfect little something. Gifting is an art form, and just like every other skill in life, it requires time and practice. Successful gift givers mimic successful conversationalists—they listen and pay attention. Considerate gifters plan ahead, observe what’s needed, problem solve and consider a recipient’s style, interests and taste. When in doubt, they source from inside operatives. Honing your gifting skills isn’t completely selfless—research suggests giving can help lower stress, promote happiness, and even lead to a longer life. Fortunately, hollyann is here to help you get in touch with your generous side. We like to think exceptional gifters follow one more habit: they shop local. Here are 10 foolproof holiday gifts for everyone on your list, even yourself.

Sugarfina                    
Perfect for the sweet tooth on your list, Sugarfina’s one-of-a-kind luxury candies play on flavors from your favorite adult beverages to the treats of childhood (The company’s rosé gummy bears attracted an 18,000+ person-waitlist!). Prettily packaged in small, clear acrylic boxes each Sugarfina candy package feels special and intentional. For a more flashy display, hollyann carries an entire Sugarfina trunk filled with their delicious candies.

Knit Kit                                  
Imagine a gift that could introduce a friend to a brand-new, feel-good hobby. Loopy Mango, a company founded by two female immigrants who met at the Fashion Institute of Technology, introduces beginners to knitting with its DIY knitwear kits that require no previous experience and utilize 100 percent domestic merino wool. No, really, there is no experience necessary, they even offer video tutorials found online.

Kate Flynn earrings and bracelets
Everyone likes to receive a piece of jewelry chosen just for them. If you hit the mark, the piece just might become a staple in their wardrobe. A pair of handcrafted earrings or a bracelet from Kate Flynn, an Aspen designer with a mountain bohemian flair, always surprises and delights.

Blankets                     
The gift of cozy is one that won’t be re-gifted. A new blanket not only invites warmth and comfort, but instantly updates the look of any living room. hollyann’s blanket collection includes luxurious threads from Barefoot Dreams, Shiraleah, Himalayan Cashmere and Karma Living.

Water bottles              
For a gift that’s as practical as it is beautiful, wrap up an artful, eco-friendly water bottle. Cult favorite Rifle Paper Co. collaborated with Corkcicle to release 16-ounce canteens and tumblers that keep drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 25 hours and feature the paper company’s iconic floral prints.

Pet gifts          
Make a pet lover’s day with a canine print water bottle, a ceramic dog bowl or a piece of unique pet décor like a pendant bandana sporting cute pet quotes worn happily around your beloved pet’s neck .

Winter hat
Everyone loves a new winter hat. French Knot’s collection of hats handcrafted by female artisans in Nepal from high-quality yarn in unique patterns with stunning embroidery and elaborate embellishments includes something for everyone. 

Gloves
A pair of beautiful gloves makes an ideal gift, because it’s an item few people in mountain towns splurge on for themselves. Quintessentially British but adored around the world, knitwear label Quinton Chadwick is known for its modern design, quirky graphic colors and highest quality yarns. 

Games                        
At any age, games have the ability to bring families, friends and strangers together and get to know one another. hollyann offers fun, portable games like FAO Schwarz! Classic Charades and Movie Buff Trivia, as well as “Name That Word!” and “Do You Remember?”.

Gift Cards
Try as you might to find the perfect, personal gift for each name on your list, there’s always someone who leaves you stumped. That’s why gift cards exist. We’re certain your recipient will find the same (or more) joy in shopping at hollyann as they would opening a gift box.


Holly Willson