This holiday season seems to be moving at hyper-speed. Thankfully we stumbled upon Bestowe, a clever Bay Area-based personalized gift box shop, just in time for Christmas. Their thoughtfully themed boxes strike the perfect balance between widespread appeal and considerate details to make them feel personal. Need something for your work wife? Done. Feeling uncertain about what hostess gift to bring to that friend-of-a-friend’s holiday fête? We got you. According to founder Catherine Weis, Bestowe was created to help “curate a little bit of a story.” And somehow, every single story is one we totally relate to. Check out our four favorite versatile gift boxes from Bestowe to give (or keep, let’s be real) this year.
1. Be Home Box ($140): “Number one on my list is buying a gift for the home; almost everyone can enjoy a gift for the kitchen, something for their bar, or something for decorating and enjoying their everyday place,” says Weis. Your most HGTV-savvy friend will appreciate gussying up her home for the holidays with a hand-printed table runner and other goodies in this box. “I think people want to buy something unique but that doesn’t overwhelm someone else’s style. [These are] relevant and timeless pieces that can certainly look good in anyone’s home,” Weis tells us.
2. Host Your Heart Out Box ($120): This box does double-duty: Not only is it a great hostess gift, but it also contains everything you need to get your own holiday hosting in shape (if self-gifting is more your style). Just add some cheese or charcuterie to the stunning wooden board and dapple with preserves to create an Insta-worthy spread in seconds.
3. A Beauty Suite Box ($145): “Honestly, I think a lot of people are gravitating toward the unique, exclusive products from artisans that we carry in our boxes,” Weis tells us. “It starts to make complete sense that people aren’t wanting something they can pick up at the department store anymore.” For your BFF who’s always ahead of the curve, this eclectic patterned scarf and cactus milk bath combo is the perfect fit.
4. Morning Rituals Brew box ($80): “What better way to spend the holidays than being at home and cozying up in bed or relaxing for some much-needed downtime?” says Weis. “Even though I have a tangible gift company, I am a big fan of the idea of an ‘experience’ gift. Sometimes, it isn’t about the gifts we give but the time that we spend with someone or give back to someone.” This luxe box will help you give the gift of spending a slow, lazy morning with a friend (or loved one).
Which presents are you most excited to gift this year? Let us know @BritandCo.
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