2020 Holiday Gift Guide for Creatives

November 20, 2020
for brides, for photographers, personal

It’s that time of the year, friends!! Christmas is one of my favorite seasons because gift-giving is one of my highest love languages, and it’s always so special for me to give my loved ones things they’ll actually use. I’ve rounded up 10 of the things I use almost every day and think the creative in your life could use too!

*Just a note, if you click the links below, Andrea Cable Photography gets a little financial love 😉

1. Anthropologie Candles

THESE CANDLES – let me tell ya. THEY ARE JUST AMAZING. As someone that both works from home, coffee shops, a cubicle, my couch, etc,. candles are always something I love having around. They create a relaxed atmosphere and encourage a more productive workspace.

2. Stitch-Fix Subscription or Gift card

As someone that’s constantly attending formal events for work, my business, and the occasional wedding guest invite (pre-COVID of course), Stitch Fix is something that has saved my life (and wallet) 😉 They take the guesswork out of shopping and send you a curated box of clothing right to your door. It’s only $20 for a styling fee, and that fee is applied to anything you want to purchase! I think I’m on my 19th box from Stitch Fix (should I be ashamed?) and STILL find it almost impossible to send things back time after time – the creative business owner in your life will NOT be disappointed if you give them a subscription or gift card to Stitch Fix!

And if you don’t believe me, here’s $25 off your first order!

3. Coffee/Coffee Accessories

I spend almost all of my waking time with coffee; whether that’s at a coffee shop, drinking it, or thinking about it (I’m lookin’ at you, peppermint mocha 😍). Any person that runs a business knows it’s a necessity, and you can never go wrong with coffee-related gifts.

You can find the cutest mugs here, or go old-school with a gift card to that special someone’s favorite coffee shop.

If the person you’re searching for is into craft coffee, I suggest a French Press and all the accessories that go along with it.

4. Mousepad with Wrist Cushion

There was a point in time where I never used a mouse. I would strictly just use the touchpad on my laptop which led to a very sore hand and early onset arthritis/carpal tunnel. Using a mousepad that has a wrist cushion has been a game-changer for how my wrist feels at the end of a long workday. You can find the one I have on Amazon here!

5. HelloFresh or Blue Apron Subscription

When someone’s on the go 24/7, the last thing anyone would want to worry about is going to the grocery store. Take the guessing game out of grocery shopping by purchasing a Blue Apron or Hello Fresh subscription! It has saved me so much time and I actually adore learning new recipes without the stress of searching on Pinterest or grocery shopping. Get $40 off your Hello Fresh box here!

If you’re wanting to cut out the cooking time altogether, Freshly delivers fresh, already cooked meals to your doorstep. The only thing you need to do is pop it into the microwave for a stress-free dinner.

 

6. Book of the Month Club

For the bookworm in your life, the BOTM Club is just what they need. They round up some of the best books of that month and you can select your favorites to read based on the description they provide. It takes the guesswork out of heading to the library and best of all? It’s only $7.99/month – SCORE. Sign up here!

7. Blue-Light Blocking Glasses

Creatives are typically sitting behind a computer most if not all of their “in-office” days. I used to get headaches from staring at a screen all day, and finally realized it was because of my eyewear! I purchased blue-light blocking glasses

Here’s $10 off your first purchase from EyeBuy Direct!

8. Noise-Cancelling Headphones

I adore coffee shops just as much as the next person, but sometimes the music and background chatter can get a little noisy when I’m trying to focus on a project. Buyingnoise-canceling headphones can dramatically change your productivity! I’m sure the creative in your life will thank you later 🙂

9. Apple Watch

This is definitely more of an expensive option (for sure) – but I cannot live without my Apple Watch during a wedding day! Instead of bringing out my phone (and looking somewhat unprofessional) I can quickly look at my watch and reference family formals lists and timelines. Not only that, but during the week, I love tracking my steps and exercise along with being alert with phone calls.

Grab yours here!

10.Essential Oils

I SWEAR essential oils work better than anything. I swear by them – I cannot get through my week without them and recommend them to anyone looking for a more holistic approach to mental health & healing.

Check out Young Living and it’s starter kit – it is literally an AMAZING company that serves and does amazing things.

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