The + Side Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

It is officially the most wonderful time of the year: the temperatures are dropping, Christmas trees are going up (and, at least in our house, maybe a bit sideways…), every radio station is playing Last Christmas at least three dozen times a day, and, if you’re anything like us, you’re getting a bit antsy as the day draws nearer and you see just how many names are left to check off on your gift list. 

Why is it, do you think, that buying gifts for the people we know best is so difficult? We spend hours agonizing over the perfect present, searching website after website, dashing into stores in the hopes that something unique, meaningful, and practical will leap off of the shelf and into our desperate arms. 

Luckily, you’re not alone this year: your very own Christmas gift fairy godmothers have curated the ultimate gift guide for those with the most discriminating taste. Read on to find ideas for every single person on your list. 

For The Book Lover:

There's something so satisfying about seeing leather bound, engraved books lined up on a bookshelf! This beautiful collection of Jane Austen novels is a perfect choice for the Austenite in your life. 

Let's be honest: we all love sweatshirts, and if you say you don't, we're going to go ahead and assume you're not being entirely truthful. This particular sweater comes pre-approved by the beautiful Emma Watson, so what's not to love?

We personally own Sherlock's Study and can confirm that the minute you light this candle, you find yourself transported to London in 1895, seated before the fireplace with Sherlock and Dr. Watson, while the fog swirls outside the window.

For The Cold Natured Lady

(it also comes in Rabbit PrintHeart Print, and Fair Isle)

(It also comes in plaid/houndstooth)

(it also comes in blueredleopard printcoralmintgreencream, and dark blue.)

For The Cold Natured Man

(It also comes in Black and Camel)

For Those Who Love The Little Things

For The Music Lover

(Some of our favorites include Arctic MonkeysBen Howard, and The Beatles!)

15.  And, of course, a Record Player to go with it.

There you have it! We can't promise a white Christmas, but we can at least help make the days merry and bright.

Tell us what you think in the comment section below, and let us know: what is your ultimate gift giving tip?


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