Last week, I brought you 10 Gift Ideas For The Post & Beam/Timber Frame Enthusiast, however now it’s crunch-time. You’re still looking and you’re running out of time. Panic is beginning to set in. Never fear – Post and Beam Living is here to calm those frazzled nerves with 8 last-minute gifts you can still get in time for the big day.
1. Adopt an Acre of Rain Forest For your very Eco-minded friends who already have everything (that’s why you can’t come up with anything), give them the gift of an acre of rain forest/nature care in their name. Both they and the earth will thank you! This organization has places in the U.S. and around the world from which to choose.
2. Crate & Barrel Rustic Bell Ornaments These ornaments are all the rage this year. The rustic appearance is perfect for a Yankee Barn Homes post & beam home, and not just at holiday time.
3. Ballard Design Driftwood Tree These trees are great for any holiday decor but especially if you live near the ocean. Combine one or more with sparkling mercury glass votives and ta-DA! – instant decorations.
4. Madonna Estate Winery Since 1922, the Bartolluci Family has worked the rolling hills of the Napa Valley of California. Located in the famed Carneros region, this winery has found huge success with an entirely organic grape growing procedure. Madonna Estate has a wonderful on-line store; they ship just about everywhere.
5. Uncommon Goods This is one of my favorite finds of the season. So much so, I got a set myself. If you know a cat lover, these bar glasses will speak volumes to them. BTW – there’s an equally funny set for dog lovers, too!
6. Switch-hits Oh my, this decorative switch plate on-line company has over 200,000 decorative switch-plates from which to choose. If you can’t find it here, you probably won’t find it anywhere else, either! There are 60 different categories to click on; Arts & Crafts, Lodge and Shabby Chic, to name but a few.
7. Velocity Art and Design From this fabulous website comes the opportunity to purchase home decor formerly available only “to the trade”. One of the many companies this online store features is ROOST, a wonderful home decor and accessories business with some really great stuff at decent prices. I love these Roost snowflakes made from wood with a birch bark veneer. Perfect as a hostess gift.
8. Trader Joe’s Okay, while you may not be able to order on-line from this store, should you have one anywhere within driving distance, this is absolutely, hands-down the winner in “one stop shopping” for last-minute gifts. No joke, I stock up for every party in the beer and wine sections, then head right for the appetizers and desserts. As a matter of fact, I’m hosting a party this weekend and guess where I’m headed on Saturday?
Happy Gift Shopping from Post & Beam Living!