With the holidays upon us, our gift to you is our first ever Beach & Beverly blog post -- written steps from the strand and sand of Hermosa Beach, CA. With an assortment of luxury women’s wear and lifestyle goods, we are thrilled to share with you what it means to be the Beach & Beverly woman -- effortlessly cool and stylish.
As the Season of Giving kicks off, the hunt for the perfect gift is on. We have everything you need to put together a beautifully personalized gift basket with an array of goodies from intimates to stationary -- and we’re going to show you how to group a selection of gifts together and customize them for the special mom, sister, best friend, or girlfriend in your life. The beauty of the gift basket is those little personalized touches that allow you to make your small collection of goodies feel one-of-a-kind.
Of course we have a few bundle ideas for $50 and under, $100 and under, and $150 and under, but we encourage you to entertain your own, custom bundle ideas as well! You can gift a Shinola Journal, Montane Candle, and Compartes artisan chocolate bar for a beautiful triad of American-made lifestyle gifts (under $50). For the fashionista, a Yellow108 hat, made from sustainable materials, and a Lost Bird Designs necklace are basic elements that can be matched with a variety of day-to-night looks for effortless accessorizing. Cozy Eberjey pajama sets are beautifully paired with an inspirational book -- try Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Tina Fey’s Bossypants, or Diane von Furstenberg's The Woman I Wanted to Be. And of course, boyfriends and husbands can never go wrong with a matching set of Italian-made Cosabella intimates paired with a dainty necklace by our favorite craftsman Deborah Brewer.
Once you've selected your bundle, package it in a non-traditional ‘basket.’ Seize the opportunity to utilize your creative side -- anything from retro popcorn containers to bright plastic storage boxes and kitchenware make visually interesting vessels that can set your gift bundle apart from the generic basket market.
Finally, customize your basket by selecting one gift to wrap -- this is the time to consider little details about your recipient. What is their favorite color? It's okay to sway from traditional 'holiday' colors if they like a pop of orange or teal, use these hints of colors in gift tags or ribbons. Don't be afraid to underestimate the power of plain parchment paper and twine, as these elements are easily paired with a small bundle of dried lavender, a decorative pinecone or a seashell – small accents giving it that homemade touch. If you're in need of some inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.
Our team at Beach & Beverly hope your holiday’s are bright and beautiful. Stay updated by checking out our Instagram @beachandbeverly or joining our email list, and of course if you're in need of more gift wrapping ideas, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Happy shopping, happy wrapping.
Beach & Beverly