We love Hanna Seabrook of GADABOUT Creative for her gorgeous lifestyle blog and all-around impeccable taste. A true southern belle, the Charleston, SC resident is a pro at selecting personal and charming gifts from both local boutiques and national retailers. To help motivate us to finish our shopping (or inspire next year’s gift-giving), Hanna is sharing the beautiful finds her friends and family can look forward to receiving this year!
“Holiday Gift giving is always an activity that sneaks up on me. All of a sudden November becomes December and we have three weeks till the big day. To avoid the panicked lets just get a gift card approach, I like to devote one full day to shop locally and then do anything else online. This allows me to enjoy my day out on the town without the pressure of crossing everyone off my list. I decide ahead of time the local boutiques and shops I want to visit, make a list of friends and family, and head out happily. I try to make it a pleasant trip, wear something fun, bring my headphones, grab some nice coffee, meet a friend for lunch and allow myself the option of snagging something small for myself. If I cannot find what I am looking for locally, I love to support other small shops around the country. There are so many boutiques with incredible curators, that offer goods online that it has become almost effortless to find something special and unique.”
Hanna’s Favorite Gift Giving Resources:
Ann & Sid Mashburn, Biscuit Home, Cuyana, Furbish Studio, Indigo & Cotton, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, Mac and Murphy, Open Door Shop, Sara Kate Studios, Tuckernuck, Terrain, Zhush
Pictured: Hammered Brass Candle, Open Door Shop ($19.50) | The Little Dictionary of Fashion, Shopbop ($19.95) | Bird Gift Tags, Ackland Art Museum | Wax Paper Bag, Ackland Art Museum | Brass Urchin, Furbish Studio ($45)| Mistletoe Card, Rifle Paper Co. ($4.50) | Cocktail Napkins, MyDrap | Leone Peppermint Pastilles, Amazon ($4.99) | Wrapped Paper Pencils, Ackland Art Museum | Grace Blue Tray, Biscuit Home ($22) | Shea Hand Cream, Furbish Studio ($22) | Jaboneria Marianella Soap, J.Crew ($9.99) | Smith’s Rosebud Salve, Amazon ($6) | Sugar Lip Treatment, Fresh ($22.50) | Diptyque Paris Candle ($32) | Asha Zodiac Ring, Tuckernuck ($295) | Nailhead stone bangles, Melinda Maria ($75) | Silver Votive, Firefly Home | Fabric Journal, Kerry Cassill ($26) | Christen Maxwell Zip Pouch, Zhush | I’d Rather Be in Paris Door Hanger, Furbish Studio ($38.50) | Champagne Velvet Ribbon, Sara Kate Studios ($30) | Reversible wrapping Paper, Kate Spade New York ($12)