Christmas is just around the corner, so if you haven’t gotten any gifts yet, it’s time to get shopping.
When it comes to buying gifts, thoughtfulness always weighs more than the gift itself. I yearn for handmade, unique gifts that will inspire heartfelt joy- the kind you would find in an old timey Christmas Market which is why Sugarboo & Co, at the Grand Canal Shoppes inside the Venetian Resort is one of my favorite holiday shopping spots.
Sugarboo & Co. is the brainchild of artist Rebecca Puig. The name Sugarboo is the nickname she calls her children- the idea was to create products that remind us of the ones we love. Her inspirations are her family, nature, animals, children’s art and folk art. She loves juxtaposing old and new, light and dark, serious subject matter with fluff and anything with a message. Rebecca believes in putting good out into the world whenever possible. Her hope is that each Sugarboo piece we send out into the world will add a little good.
The shop has a rustic farmhouse feel and is packed full of Rebecca’s curated collection of inspirational and playful art, unique vintage-inspired gifts, and luxury accessories that are handcrafted with an interesting mixture of love, passion, skill, and nostalgic flair.
Each piece is filled with whimsy, a special one-of-a-kind feel, and a mix of modern and vintage design.
I stopped in last week to do some Christmas shopping and wanted to share some of my top Sugarboo & Co. gifting picks with you.
Wise Words to Warm the Soul
One of my favorite things about Sugarboo & Co.’s merch is their sweet messages and the words of wisdom they tout.
Nothing warms the heart quite like holiday “spirits”.
These adorable canvas wine bags are the perfect way to give bottled holiday cheer.
One thing we have all learned this year is to be grateful for what we have. This Gathered Thoughts Jar is a great gift for a family or couple.
The concept is simple. Pay attention to your life. Look for the good all around you- all the blessings, beauty, gratitude, hopes, dreams, adventures, love, kindness, and magical bits of life. Record it. You don’t have to get fancy – jot it down on scraps of paper, receipts, old ticket stubs, & don’t dilly dally. Do it now – at coffee shops & mountaintops, in trains, planes, and automobiles. Deposit all your beautiful, magical, good stuff in this jar. At the end of the year empty out your jar to celebrate all the ordinary and extraordinary parts of life that made you stop & pay attention.
I am all about sustainable wrapping which is just one of the reasons I LOVE these Canvas Zip Bags.
You can use them as wrapping by filling them with any gift then later they become a makeup pouch, pencil case, cord holder or organizer!
When it comes to finding ways to unwind, for some, writing is even more calming than meditation.
There’s nothing quite like taking the time for your own mental health and clearing your mind by putting your own thoughts on a page. Whether you’re a designer, a writer, or a creative professional, you need a place to jot down your thoughts and these gorgeous hand dyed leather journals filled with handmade paper are worthy of your brilliant ideas!
Holiday Themed Gifts
When I was a child my mom handmade all of our tree ornaments out of felt so naturally, I am a sucker for felt ornaments. They bring back childhood Christmas magic for me. I fell in LOVE and may be completely obsessed with these adorable felt ornaments. Each ornament is handmade and features icons like: David Bowie, Willie Nelson, Ronaldo (soccer), Louis Armstrong, Elton John, Elvis, Dolly Parton, Jerry Garcia, Diana Ross, Bob Marley and more! (David Bowie and Willie Nelson are sitting pretty on my tree right now).
This is such a cute companion for an Elf on the Shelf. Leave these cute little letters from Santa & His Elves as a daily note for your littles.
Fun holiday themed coffee mugs are always a great gift. I like to fill them with a little Irish Coffee starter kit-a “roadie” size bottle of booze and a candy cane.
If you are looking for unique and thoughtful gifts you HAVE to stop in and check out Sugarboo & Co. for yourself. They make crossing off your list so fun and easy!
*This post was created in partnership with Grand Canal Shoppes inside the Venetian Resort Las Vegas. All thoughts and opinions are my own.