When December rolls around, a sense of excitement always seems to fill the air. It could be due to the holiday decorations being perfectly placed on the light posts lining your hometown streets, the Christmas commercials that begin crossing your television screen, or gathering your family to go pick out the “perfect’ Christmas tree. There is nothing that quite compares to gathering around the fireplace year after year with your loved ones and watching The Christmas Story.
With this joy that comes along with the holidays, sometimes there can also an added sense of being overwhelmed. Gifts for the kids, the spouses, the parents, the in-laws, the co-workers…the list goes on and on. With jobs families and life in general, Christmas shopping can become a dreaded task. That is why we want to step in and lend a helping hand with the perfect holiday gift guide for whoever is on your shopping list. We have curated this guide to make your holiday shopping a breeze with special goods for the kiddos you cherish, the spouses you lean on for support, the parents and in-laws you couldn’t do life without and everyone between.
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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
Let’s face it, kids are tough shop for because there are just so many items on the market and every kid is so individually unique. We have rounded up a list of some of the best options for kids of all ages. Heck, we even want some of these gifts ourselves.
- BlissLights Sky Lite Star Projector – Amazon
- Home Schooling National Park Calendar – Parks Project
- Cozy Christmas Pajamas – Pottery Barn Kids
- Locally Grown Onesie – Common Good Co.
- Flybar Foam Pogo Stick – Amazon
- Good Housekeeping Children’s Cookbook – Barnes and Noble
- Trailblazer T-Shirt – Piccolina
Holiday Gift Guide for Moms
Stay at home, working, step-moms, dog moms and everything in between, we have the list for you.
- Vanity Planet Facial Steamer – Bed Bath & Beyond
- Set of Wine Glasses – CB2
- Dyson Supersonic Blow Dryer – Dyson
- Local Gift Cards – Our favorite is Common Good Co. or Lucky Penny
- Lavender House Lotion – Valle Crucis Lavender House
- The Clay Exchange Polymer Clay Earrings – Can be bought locally at Lililu on King or online through Etsy
- Float Spa Session – 180 Float Spa, Boone
Holiday Gift Guides for the In-Laws
They’re always there to have your back…or watch the kids so they deserve a special something.
- Echo Auto – Amazon
- Dohm Natural Sound Machine – YogaSleep
- Personalized Cutting Board – Shutterfly
- Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club
- Pickle Ball Paddle Set – Amazon
- Portable Tabletop Outdoor Heater – Tractor Supply Company
- A night stay at the Horton Hotel & Rooftop Lounge
Holiday Gift Guide for Men
Men are the hardest to shop for. Year after year it is either boring socks or yet another hammer. Although socks are on our list, we are mixing things up with this special mens holiday gift guide.
- Lumber Yard Beard Oil – Target
- Whiskey Glasses – Crate & Barrel
- Spiceology BBQ Seasoning Set – Amazon
- Travel Rambler – Yeti
- Socks – Bomabas
- Wireless Charging Station – Courant
- JBL Bluetooth Speaker – Amazon
If you are traveling this holiday season, stop by and see us at The Horton Hotel in Downtown Boone. Located directly on King Street, we are surrounded by several locally owned boutiques and cafes and even have our own little shoppe in our cozy lobby. Call us at (828) 832 8060 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what more The Horton has to offer!
Written by Sydney Blair, Front Desk Assistant at The Horton Hotel