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Editor's Picks: 5 Gifts to Spread the Holiday Cheer

‘Tis the season to shop local. Luckily, our region is brimming with boutiques and other mom-and-pop places selling fashionable and functional gifts for everyone on your list. Most offer online shopping with free shipping or curbside pickup, too, so you have no excuse not to support them this season. Keep reading for some of our favorite finds.

Pavon Natural Lounge Chair, $499 at Article,
Why We Love It: This bold, beautiful peacock chair will bring a touch of boho into any abode. Made of natural rattan and trimmed with durable resin bindings to keep everything in place, it serves as a picture-perfect place to open presents or cozy up with a good book.

Pavon Natural Lounge Chair


Imperfect Foods Holiday Box, $24.99 at Imperfect Foods,
Why We Love It: Help fight food waste and support Feeding America with this thoughtfully curated gift box. Gift recipients will go gaga over the six cleverly curated, mouthwatering snacks—each with their own rescue story—including dried mango (initially considered too “sunburnt”), nutty toffee bites, and broken pretzel pieces covered in dark chocolate and peppermint.

Imperfect Foods Holiday Box


Take & Bake Churro Kit, $23.99 at San Diablo Artisan Churros,
Why We Love It: Unlike cookies, cakes, and brownies, churros are one dessert most people love to eat but loathe to make. Thanks to this kit, you can have deep-fried happiness on demand. Simply reheat the 13, pre-made, chilled churros; fill them with your flavor of choice (options include dulce de leche, Nutella, sweet cream, and raspberry); and chow down.

Churro Kit


Vegan Box 2020, $56 at Maria Nila,
Why We Love It: Cruelty-free, climate-friendly, and color-protecting hair care that also smells amazing? Maria Nila gives your luscious locks all that, and more. Produced in Sweden, the 100% vegan brand rises above the rest in terms of ingredients and ethics, and is the perfect present for animal lovers who want to turn heads.

Vegan Box 2020


Dyson V8 Absolute, $449.99 at Dyson,
Why We Love It: Powerful, lightweight, and cord-free, the Dyson V8 Absolute offers up to 40 minutes of fade-free power, a whole-machine HEPA filtration system, and convenient no-touch bin emptying. It also transforms to a handheld with just one click for versatile cleaning in hard-to-reach areas and beyond.

Dyson V8 Absolute


2976 Smooth Leather Chelsea Boots, $150 at Dr. Martens, 

Why We Love It: Slick, fashionable, and durable—with elastic ankle gussets for an easy pull-on/off style—these unisex boots can be dressed up or down and worn in myriad ways (dresses, jeans, jackets) and seasons. 

2976 Smooth Leather Chelsea Boots

Curated by Emily Peter-Corey & Megan Wiskus

Photos courtesy of their respective companies or organizations.