Winters are made for staying cozy at home...and some friends and family take that to the next level. Treat your favorite homebody to a nice, luxurious upgrade to their cozy routine.
Every year I make a gift guide that is basically just stuff I want to receive, like, and already have. Really I didn't know what to call this board other than "Stuff I want" ...so Parisian Femme is what I came up with. I have pretty great taste (even if I don't say so myself) so why not share it with all of you so that you can co-opt my good taste for the folks in your life that also have good taste.
There's a reason I am releasing my Guys and Mom's gift guides first! These are often the hardest people on your list to shop for--and the most likely to not give you any clue about what they want and purport to "have everything they need." The key to gifting for mom's is to get them something they'd never get themselves, replace something that has seen its time (a chipped mug or ragged wallet for instance), makes their life easier, or to get them something that allows them to spend more time with the ones they love. This guide makes getting the moms in your life the perfect gift!
Why are guys so hard to buy for? UGH! Every year I work myself up over what to gift Dad, husband, bro, Father-in-Law, and Brother-in-Law. This guide is basically just a compilation of stuff I think they would like. Men are varied and they have their own personalities (lol wild, right!), so you will have to just use this as inspiration, but also many of these gift guides would work for the dudes in your life!
Unlike many gift guides you've seen, these guides feature products from woman-owned businesses, BIPOC businesses, one-person run businesses, and of course a majority local smaller businesses. While Amazon is always an easy buy, finding something special from the wealth of small businesses in the area can be a little trickier! I took the work out of it for you this season in hopes that you will find a way to shop small this holiday season!
These gift guides represent the parents, kids, female-owned, Black-owned, POC-owned, one-person-owned, hardworking small businesses making their way in the DMV. I urge you to buy small this year, as small-businesses continue to close and community-members continue to lose their livelihoods. Every time you buy something on one of these guides a person who pays taxes, employs locally, and who lives not far from you and me does a happy dance. These are the people who will remember your name and than you for your 100th purchase, who will be personally upset if something happens with shipping, or who crafted your gift with their own hands. That's something that makes a gift truly special.