Holiday Gifts, Gathered

Gather Round for Gifts Under $50

This post was sponsored by Gathered, by Lindsey Cheek. 

Holidays are awesome, and let’s face it, slightly overwhelming. There are parties, gatherings, celebrations, and an almost weekly occasion to give thanks around the tables of family and friends. Doing as your mother told you and “never going empty handed” during the holidays, can quickly drain funds. We all know that our friends and family members don’t care how much we spend on them, but we care that our holiday gifts are elegant and useful and beautiful.

Lindsey Cheek, at Gathered, her curated design studio on Wrightsville Ave., knows this too. So, about this time of year she stocks up on gifts that fit in the “best of both worlds” category – posh southern style and a $50 or under price tag. And, because supporting small businesses and craftsmen and women is built into Gathered’s philosophy, a story or two comes with it.

Here are few of Gathered’s under $50 hand-picked items that will make everybody smile this holiday season.

Tabletop Décor – Holiday Gifts 101

Cheek has made it easy and inexpensive to add a noteworthy seasonal surprise to someone’s dinner table.

If you’re one that feels that the best holiday gifts come with a story, take a look at Gathered’s handmade bread baskets made by a group of Senegalese women in Africa. Purchasing these gifts provides supplemental income for the weavers and their families.

Hand-blown glass bud vases, with a side of the recipient’s favorite single stem flower, can add a minimalistic, artisan touch to dining room tables or breakfast nooks.

And, Gathered’s feather tea lights fit into any tabletop arrangement, adding the spark that guests can’t help but inquire about.

It’s All About the Children!

First things first for (many) little girls – hair accessories!

Gathered’s whimsical collection of hair clips from Meri Meri will bring a smile to any little girl’s face. Made at a particular LA mama’s kitchen table, these chic little deco pieces feature strawberries, pineapples and unicorns.

Children’s hats, bibs and bloomers by the Australian-based company, Alimrose, are great gifts for holiday babies and soon-to-be arrivals. Their mermaid and pirate-themed rattles also provide a welcome break from the plastic cliché.                                                                       

Lighting the Way

You can’t go wrong with holiday candles. Perfect as a thank you for teachers, or for any present exchange, Gathered has a gorgeous selection of both oils and fragrance-infused candles, and non-fragrant selections.

Infuse a friend or loved one’s home with the seasonal aroma of Votive’s Balsam & Cedar, or Winter White candles for $32.50. Or, add a pop of color with the vibrant reds of their Good Cheer Demi Candle and the Tin Candle – only $16 and $18 respectively.

‘Tis the season to give. Give more for less at Gathered!

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