Our holiday gift guide offers great finds to make life cozier, tastier, more luxurious and a bit more fun.
CREATIVE & COZY GIFTS FOR THE HOME
Handcrafted Camphor Wood Vessel
Ocala-based retired US Navy admiral Bill Leigher hand crafts distinctive pieces from wood, including bowls, platters, tea light holders and wine bottle stoppers.
This item $85
Painted by a local artist, each ornament is absolutely unique. $23 each at Grumbles
HiEnd Accents Fair Isle Knit Throw
This classic knit throw, in warm shades of cream and taupe, makes a stylish and cozy gift. $93.99 at Boot Barn.
Beautiful Boards Cookbook
This is filled with simple recipes and step-by-step tips for recreating beautiful boards. $24.99
Mud Pie Charcuterie Serving Board
Made of beautiful mango wood with a helpful guide engraved on the surface, it has a genuine leather hanging loop. $48 at Dillard’s.
Teaspressa Luxe Cubes
Craft instant artisan lattes or sparkling cocktails with these fun drink cubes, starting at $9 from Gallery on Magnolia.
THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR THE LADIES IN YOUR LIFE.
We all need a little comfort now and then, and this super soft shawl with two hidden inside pockets is a thoughful item for any ladies in your life who need a bit of TLC. $54.99 at Your Heart’s Desire.
Willow Lounge Pajama Pants
These luxurious cropped lounge pants with a drawstring closure (one size fits most) designed by One Hundred Stars are a perfect pajama pant or day-to-night staple. $79.99 at Gallery on Magnolia.
These gorgeous notecards by artist Amanda Klein combine floral motifs with various animals in beautiful watercolor designs. $24 per pack of 8 at Grumbles House Dunellon.
Longchamp Box-Trot Crossbody Bag
Elegant yet casual, structured yet flexible, this bag stands out with its modern sophistication and nod to all things equestrian. It has an adjustable crossbody strap. $590 at Agapanthus.
Farmhouse Fresh Honey Heel Glaze
A true tonic for tired feet and toes. $26 at Your Heart’s Desire.
Classic Diamond Tennis Bangle
Dazzle that special lady in your life with this stunning bezel-set, 1 carat weight diamond bangle, set in 14 karat yellow gold. $3,700 at Gause & Son Jewelers.
Charcoal Rose Body Wash
Get all the benefits of activated charcoal in this great body wash from Archipelago Botanicals that removes toxins and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. The scent of fresh roses makes it one of my favorite things! $22 at Agapanthus.
THOUGHTFUL GIFTS FOR THE GUYS IN YOUR LIFE.
Frye “Logan” Overnight Leather Duffel
Sturdy yet sophisiticated, this handsome bag is sure to make any guy feel like an adventurer. $598
Greiner’s Clothing for Men of Ocala stocks some truly distinctive items like these cufflinks, which are handcrafted in Charleston, SC. Starting at $145.
Ariat Tri-Fold Leather Wallet
Heavy-duty stitching makes this wallet tough, with genuine top-grain leather for a soft feel. $45 at Boot Barn.
Delicious treats with a fun kick, sure to make him smile. $14 at Gallery on Magnolia.
Caswell-Massey Heritage Presidential Soap Set
This fun gift gives guys a chance to indulge in the favorite scents of three American presidents, from Washington, who favored the aroma of “Number Six” and Eisenhower who stocked the White House with the almond soap to JFK, who was a fan of the sporty “Jockey Club” scent. $29
Jack Black Beard Oil
This is a super-hydrating beard oil, formulated with 100 percent essential oils, that conditions facial hair and nourishes the skin underneath. $26 at Greiner’s Clothing for Men of Ocala.
Ranger Station Whiskey Glass Candles
Rich and earthy scents evoke his favorite cocktail enjoyed in a cozy leather chair. Poured and packaged by hand in Nashville, Tennessee, they double as whiskey glasses once they’re done being burned. $39