The holidays are right around the corner! Why not consider supporting local startups and small businesses when purchasing gifts this holiday season? We’ve created the ultimate gift guide featuring products and services from our Rev member companies to help you find the perfect gifts for your friends and family.
Gifts for Coffee Connoisseurs and Festive Foodies
For under $20, stuff your favorite caffeine fiend’s stocking with Copper Horse Coffee’s seasonal Sleigh Bells – Holiday Blend! If they’re on your “Nice List,” pair it with one of the roaster’s sleek reusable travel mugs, or a beautiful stoneware coffee mug for quiet mornings at home. Find Copper Horse Coffee at a local retailer, or order online with free shipping within the United States.
Are you, or someone you know, feeling guilty about holiday indulgences? Pick up a bag (or three) of Grabanzos from Antithesis Foods. These chickpea-based sweet treats feature decadent chocolate (dark or milk) over a crunchy center packed with nutrients—each bag contains 3g of protein and 4g of fiber! Grabanzos are available in the Ithaca Wegmans, College Town Bagels, P&C Fresh, or online.
Don’t forget to treat yourself! If you feel like you’re burning a candle at both ends this holiday season, fuel up on authentic Cali-Mex style tacos and burritos at the Dos Amigos food truck. Dos Amigos is in the process of establishing a brick-and-mortar location in Ithaca’s Collegetown, so be sure to follow them on social media to stay posted on updates.
Gifts for Merry Multitaskers
Know someone who is always on the go? Consider giving the gift of groceries to the busy loved ones in your life! Rosie allows you to order groceries online from participating grocers for same-day delivery or in-store pickup – just indicate that the order is a gift during checkout, and you’re good to go!
Home Green Home, located in the Ithaca Commons, is carrying reusable air sealed bowls and water bottles from the Porter Collection. These gifts, under $40, make packing lunches and bringing drinks on-the-go quick and mess-proof. Your friends and family will no longer have to worry about their tomato soup leaking into their tote bag, as they rush from one meeting to the next!
However, if you or someone you know has recently experienced a tote bag mishap, The Verticale has got you covered! The Verticale is the go-to source for the best online brands. Because these brands sell directly to customers (cutting out the wholesale markups associated with retail stores), you’re sure to be getting the fairest price and the highest quality of goods (including tote bags). Bonus: The Verticale put together their own gift guide for this holiday season.
Gifts for Cider Sweethearts
Sign the cider fan in your life up for a cider club membership from Finger Lakes Cider House or South Hill Cider (or both, if you’re feeling generous)! For $50/quarter (winter, spring, summer, fall), these cideries will select and ship three of their finest ciders each quarter to subscribers, giving them a chance to taste different craft ciders from the comfort of their homes.
Looking to get out of the house? Both Finger Lakes Cider House and South Hill Cider offer gift certificates and it’s definitely worth checking out the latter’s new tasting room on South Hill. While you’re there, you can pick up a bottle of their 2017 Packbasket, made from 100% wild-foraged, unsprayed, and organic apples and pears, for the hosts of your next holiday party!
Gifts to Help Your Loved Ones Chill
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season with a new aromatherapy diffuser or candles from Wax Moon Aromatics, available at Home Green Home. Perfect for relieving holiday stress or relaxing with friends and family at home on cold winter days!
If that doesn’t do the trick, cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis, is a popular natural remedy used for managing stress and many common ailments. If you’re not sure where to start, IthaCannabis offers many different CBD products online, such as lip balms, pain creams, and gift certificates.
Additionally, the Head + Heal product line, created by New York Hemp Oil offers various CBD tinctures, salves, and lotions (scented or unscented). For less than $20, pick up a small tube of their Original Blend CBD Salve as the perfect stocking stuffer. Head + Heal products are available online and at all Greenstar locations and the Ithaca Wegmans.
Gifts for Teachers (or Techies)
Help the teacher in your life bring citizen science to their classroom with the Air Quality Egg. The Egg is a Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses sensors to record changes in the levels of specified air contaminants. It tracks any changes and automatically uploads the data to the cloud where it can be accessed through Air Quality’s web portal, mobile app, or by manual download by connecting the Egg to a computer. Through the app, teachers and their students can share local air quality data in real-time and access a global network of air quality data.
Gifts for Those Looking to Get Away
It might not be glamping season right now, but Firelight Camps is offering gift certificates for 15% off through December 31st. Surprise that special someone in your life with a gift certificate and put a weekend getaway on your calendars! Nature meets luxury at the Firelight Camps “glampground.” Guests stay in safari tents raised on platforms, and each tent is furnished with a queen or king-sized bed and outfitted with a private balcony immersed in the woods. Consider pairing your gift certificate with Feast by Firelight, a collection of campfire meals created by Firelight Camps Co-Founder, Emma Frisch.
Gifts for Green Thumbs
Wine and Blooms, a division of Rev member company Poplar Point Studio, strives to make gardening fun, by offering classes and “make-and-take” workshops for all skill levels. Sign up you and your friends for one of the holiday-themed workshops and take home some festive greenery!
ShrubBucket hand-delivers high-quality plants from the world’s best growers directly to your doorstep without using unnecessary plastic or cardboard packaging. The company is currently holding their Holiday Fruit Tree Sale (buy two, get one free) until January 1st, so consider giving a gift that keeps on giving.
To learn more about these and other Rev member companies, visit the Rev Member page on our website.