Every year, it seems the holidays sneak up on us—and every year, that brings with it the dreaded-last minute gift panic. Finding a present that hits all the right notes can be surprisingly stressful, even when it comes to people you’ve known for years.
But have no fear! We’ve lined up a list of gifts for every “type” on your list. And since we work in real estate, they’re all centred around home life. From the coffee snob to entertainer, these presents are the perfect way to bring beauty, function or a touch of whimsy to your loved one’s home this holiday season. And most importantly, they are all made or available right here. At home. Locally. #supportfredlocal
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ALWAYS IN THE KITCHEN
We all know someone whose kitchen is their happy place—but once all the basics are covered, it can be hard to find the perfect present. These gifts will be a treat for the chef, baker, or food lover on your list, no matter how well equipped they are.
1. The Coffee Snob
Good People Coffee Roasters
Have a java lover on your list who just can’t get their brew right at home? Carefully micro roasted Fairtrade organic beans to highlight their inherent attributes. When you buy a bag, a donation is made to the Fredericton SPCA, their electric roasters are the cleanest source for roasting and, they don’t blow smoke – they have a smoke trapping system to eliminate air pollution.
2. The Foodie
Jenny Jynx offers custom Graze Boxes (charcuterie), one of a kind celebration cakes, and elevated baking. Products can be customized to be Gluten/Dairy/Nut Sensitive and Vegan upon request.
3. The Baker
Jillibees Wax Wraps
Jillibee’s Wax Wraps are made with locally sourced beeswax from a farm that uses zero pesticides, and all natural and organic ingredients! Say goodbye to plastic wrap and baggies, and wrap your food in something you can feel good about!
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE IN THE BACKYARD
For many of us, time outdoors is the ultimate source of rejuvenation. The nature-lover on your list is sure to appreciate these presents that help them maximize that joy in their daily lives.
4. The Entertainer
Handcrafted cedar furniture, log furniture, bars and huts. Custom woodworking of all types. Interior and exterior large or small.
5. The Gardener
Daydream Garden Products
Offering a variety of garden products and vegetable plants. Hand painted terracotta pots, vegetable seedlings, macrame plant hangers and sun catchers. Vegetables and seedlings all organically grown.
6. The Sun Bather
Sisterly Swimwear is a handmade bathing suit line for women of all shapes and sizes, designed and produced by sisters for sisters. Made for the Voluptuous, the Petite and everyone in between. They use recycled materials, avoiding harsh chemicals.
FOR THOSE WITH THEIR NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE
Like it or not, most of us spend a good chunk of our lives working—whether at a job or on projects and chores around the house. These gifts are designed to make that work a bit easier and more enjoyable.
7. The Remote Worker
Aura Cacia Essential Oil Diffuser Mist
Working at home can be great—in part because you can work from anywhere in the house. The remote worker on your list will appreciate this essential oil diffuser sold at Sequoia Fredericton on Queen St. An alternative to synthetic air fresheners, it utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to disperse a fine essential oil and water cool-mist.
8. The Back-to-The-Office Worker
Atticus Robin Handmade Bags
If your loved one is heading back to the office, send them to work with an Atticus Robin handmade, cruelty free bag. Everyday bags with style!
FOR THE POTTERY LOVER
There’s just something about unique, handcrafted pottery, isn’t there? No one piece is like another, so pottery is always a welcome, thoughtful and inspiring gift!
9. Crafted Images Pottery
Featuring a line of functional hand thrown porcelain with Intricately textured in hues of blue and green. Pieces for the kitchen, dining room and home decor. All made by Heather MacAlpine in Codys, NB. Microwave, oven and dishwasher safe!
10. Maru Pottery
Located in New Maryland, Maru Pottery elaborates everyday use ceramics and adds custom designs using sgraffito, then combines the decoration with coloured engobes, slips and glazes. Maru Pottery believes that every day is a new opportunity to be creative.
READY TO GIVE YOURSELF THE ULTIMATE GIFT?
We want to be your real estate consultants through every season of life. So please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or to ask for recommendations or referrals any time of year. And when you’re ready to give yourself the gift of a new home, contact us to talk about your options. From finding the right neighbourhood to identifying the amenities that will make the biggest difference to your quality of life, we’re always eager to help.
– Kari & Nat