7 gifts you can buy Mom at Import House

When you think of the Import House on 68 N. Court St, “Mom” is not the first person who comes to mind. But with Christmas approaching, the countdown for finding Mom the perfect gift is in full swing. Intricate tobacco and hookah pipes, glass-blown bongs and wild tapestries don’t exactly scream “Mom.” Lucky for you, this local emporium is not limited to these options. Walk inside and you will be overwhelmed by a plethora of local and often fair trade merchandise that your mom will be delighted to unwrap on Christmas.

Here are seven gifts you can buy for your mom this Christmas:

1) Silk-woven Scarves: $32

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2) Wild Berry incense sticks and cones: 10 for $2

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3) Stress-relieving coloring books: $10-$20

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4) Athens’ own Herbal Sage Tea Company loose leaf tea: $9

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5) Seeking Balance candles: $15

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6) Powers Family Farm soap: $7

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7) The fanny pack: $10-$20

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There you have it folks, Christmas gifts for your mom are made possible thanks to Import House.

Gift guide for the foodies in your life

While it may be easy to find gifts for the trend-setters, the adventurers, and the tech-savvy individuals, what can you get that the chefs and hosts don’t already have stored away in their kitchens? With a quick stroll down Court Street, it is easy to find the perfect gift for the beloved foodies in your life.

  1. Bobcat Cookie Cutters from College Bookstore

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These cookie cutters will please any Bobcat Baker. Holidays cookies will have more spirit than ever.

2. Coasters from College Bookstore

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For the obsessive host, these coasters are an ideal gift.

3. Dips, Jams, and more from Mountain Laurel Gifts

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Local dips and jams will impress any foodie.

4. Coffee from a local shop, such as Donkey

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Surprise your loved ones with their favorite Athens coffee, perfect for those that live too far to stop in to get a cup.

5. Cutting Board (Cheese Block) from Kiser’s BBQ

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A fancier gift for a fancier food-lover, this cheese block is great for cutting up fresh organic vegetables or for displaying cheeses during a party.

 

Featured image from Flickr.

7 Most Wanted Gifts for the Fashionistas

Holiday seasons are always full of joyful things and this year should be no exception. We have tastefully put together a list for you to shop for the wonderful fashionistas in your life! Everything on this list can be found in the boutiques on Court Street. So let’s peek into it!

1. Those that say you will never be complete without a pair of TOMS. Now it is a perfect time to get them for the seasonal colors are hard to come by!

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$49.99 At Figleaf

2. Who doesn’t need a pop of red to stand out in the dead of winter when everyone else around you is wearing dull colors? This multicolor wool beanie has a protective inner layer of fleece that will add extra warmth to your body when the snow is blowing on you.

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$11.99 at The Other Place

3. Starting to see the trend going on here? Bet you are! Burgundy, magenta, and just very intense, bright, saturated reds are the most sought after this season. Get them for the ones you love before they are gone, who doesn’t need an extra pair of leggings anyway?

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2 for $16 at The Other Place

4. Flannel scarves are always going to be in trend whether or not you decide to move to mars one day. The color-block ones are especially guaranteed to make your fashionistas smile because they are highly versatile and will add more texture to your look.

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$16.99 at The Other Place

5. Now some really fun things. This would probably be the cutest hat you would find on Court Street. CVS is now carrying Christmas hats and there are a few other options that you could choose from. $5.99 at local CVS.

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6. These puffy earmuffs could be perfect stocking fillers. They are popular for the fun colors and the portable sizes. $25 at The Other Place

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7. Finally, some treats! Ghirardelli never fails to come up with the most festive packaging designs that you just could not walk away from. Chocolate is the most chic and delightful gift of all time.

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Left $4.99 Right $6.99 at local CVS