December 17, 2019

Countdown to Christmas

Anybody else starting to realize how crazy close it is to Christmas? If you have been crazy busy like me, I thought you might need some last-minute gift guide inspiration to help you shop for everyone on your list. We’ll cover the new mom, the hostess, your family, little ones, and even the trickiest one on your list - the men!

The last day to order online and still have your gift arrive before the 25th is Thursday, December 19th!

But, if you're really in a hurry, you can buy all of these items right here in Nashville. We’ve paired Cash Color prints with some of our favorite items from local vendors to help speed up the shopping process for all of Santa's helpers

 

For the Modern Mamas

We all know how much fun it is to celebrate a new baby's first Christmas. But, this is also the perfect season to make a new mama feel special too. Last year at this time I was head over heels in love with three-week-old Geo and naturally, the whole world shifted to focus on our new little arrival. But, when one of my sweet friends gave me a meaningful gift to honor my new role as a mother, it made me feel really special too. Here are two gift ideas that any new mama will love that will also last long after the holidays are over.

The Neutral Letter Collection offers a modern take on the traditional monogram with abstract letters that are both stylish and sentimental. How about giving her a letter that represents her new baby's name -- or two letters for the first and last name initials? If the name is still undecided, check out the Neutral Letter Alphabet Print that would fit in any modern nursery.

Cash Color Last-Minute Nashville Gift Guide January Moon

You can help any new mama elevate her wardrobe while still keeping baby in mind. This gorgeous Pewter Bracelet by January Moon also doubles as a safe and non-toxic teething accessory that has become a fixture on my arm during Geo's teething frenzy.

Where to Shop?
THE GETALONG: EAST NASHVILLE 700A Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
ABEDNEGO: GERMANTOWN 1210 4th Ave N., Nashville, TN 37208

 

 

For The Hostess with the Most’ess

Whether you need a housewarming gift for your best friend who just bought a new house or another gift for your friend who finds any excuse to throw a get-together, we all have a friend who loves to decorate their nest on our list. We have rounded up a couple of ideas that are sure to delight and make great hostess gifts to take along with you to your next holiday party.

I’ve always thought that the prints in the Line Collection have a very grown-up sense of style and sophistication, coupled with just a little unexpected edginess added to the mix to keep things interesting. With its neutral black and white lines, the Linea No. 2 Print can find a place in any home.

Cash Color Last-Minute Nashville Gift Guide Brown Fox Collective

There is something about a really good candle that can really help you get into the holiday spirit. The ladies at Brown Fox Collective have created some incredible scents like Fir + Mahogany, Pomelo, and Amber + Oak that make perfect gifts. Or, if you are feeling super generous, you can give the gift that keeps on giving with a monthly candle subscription.

Where to Shop?
THE GETALONG: EAST NASHVILLE 700A Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
GOODBUY GIRLS: EAST NASHVILLE 108 Woodland St, Unit E, Nashville, TN 37206

 

 

For the Men in Your Life

I don’t know about you, but whether it’s my dad, brother, Scott or anyone in between, shopping for the men in my life is always stressful. Shopping should be fun though, right? I have rounded up a handful of my favorite local artisans that have handcrafted some amazing gifts for all of the men on your list.

Cash Color Last-Minute Nashville Holiday Gift Guide - Oak & Ink Stationary

Today, more men are advocating for and defining their own style. From home decor to fashion styles, we are lucky to have so many great resources in Nashville. The manly stationery from Oak + Ink is the kind of gift you might be tempted to keep for yourself while you are wrapping it and is perfect for a home office or the kitchen counter. If the man in your life is decorating a new bachelor pad, a small (or large) print from the Hand Signs Collection would be perfect.

Where to Shop? 
FARMUSE GENERAL STORE: NASHVILLE BASED COMPANY • ONLINE ONLY
THE BATCH STORE: NASHVILLE FARMERS MARKET: 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208

 

 

For People Who Are Hard to Buy For

Sometimes the ones we are closest to can be hard to check off of your list. If you are feeling stuck and at a loss of ideas, try taking a minute to think about what's going on in that person's life. What are they working on? What conversations keep coming up? Could a Visio Print or a Kamppinen Throw Pillow jazz up the guest room your mother-in-law is redecorating? Maybe a sweet sing-along album with Emily Arrow or a fun (and stylish) Ukelele bring a smile to that niece or nephew who has everything? Giving a thoughtful present doesn't mean you have to break the bank...or your brain. 

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Where to Shop? 
THE GETALONG: EAST NASHVILLE 700A Fatherland Street, Nashville, TN 37206
ARCADE: HILLSBORO VILLAGE 1721 21st Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 

 

As overwhelming as holiday shopping can be, remember to gift from your heart because that's really what this season is all about.

Merry Christmas!

 

WITH LOVE,

Artist Caitlin Shirock Signature



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