Archive for December 21st, 2011

Favorite gift ideas

With the holidays approaching, I always am looking for interesting gift giving ideas. Here are some of my favorite sensory gifts:


For smell…

  • Aveda Soothing Aqua Therapy Bath Salts, discovered at a hotel- These smell like the ocean and are addictive!
  • Votivo Travel Candles (love Deep Clover)
  • a bouquet of fresh flowers from a local market- My favorite flower shop in Houston is AJ’s Urban Petals

For taste…

  • Toffee to Go from the St. Petersburg, Fl Farmer’s Market
  • Homemade Sea Salt Caramels from above; emailĀ donbarnordstrom@gmail.com
  • homemade bread from a local bakery or farmer’s market

For touch…

  • Crocheted hats from fiber artist, Nancy Bossert
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Citron Honey and Coriander Skin-Quenching Body Lotion
  • soap from Black Kettle Soap Company in Houston. My favorite is Charcoal Soap with Clay. Their Etsy shop can be found here.

For sight…

  • lovely calendars for the new year
  • time spent outdoors hiking a new trail or driving to an interesting new place- do a search for “day trips”
  • tickets to a museum

For sound…

  • a fountain, a walk to a waterfall, or a stroll on the beach- can’t beat the sound of water for soothing!
  • a new CD or an iTunes gift card
  • tickets to a concert

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