By the Triad Moms on the Mic Podcast Team
Recently, the Triad Moms on the Mic got together (virtually) in the spirit of giving and discussed our favorite things to give and receive. We’ve compiled a list for your reference that will hopefully give you a bit of merry and bright gift giving inspiration! You can catch Our Favorite Things Episode HERE or find Triad Podcast Network wherever you listen to podcasts, and search for the Triad Moms on the Mic series!
We love supporting local businesses, especially during the craziness that is 2020. Local restaurants have taken a hit so we suggest a gift card to your loved one’s favorite spot. With so many curbside options, it’s a no brainer around the holiday rush! A few we love:
~ Mozelles in Winston-Salem – try the meatloaf!
~ Kitchen Roselli – pro tip: Order a cream puff for each member of your party when you make a reservation…trust us!
~ Rooster’s – A Noble Grille -the tomato bisque is sure to be a crowd pleaser AND they have a special holiday menu if you’re plans this season don’t include time in the kitchen.
~ Shishito peppers, roasted and dipped in soyaki (a la Chef & the Farmer) — a tried and true app that has us drooling!
~ We’re also loving Print Works Bistro and Maxie B’s in Greensboro along with Blue Water Grille in High Point.
~ If you’ve got a beer lover on your list, we suggest hitting up Stella Brew or City Beverage for your provisions. Highland Brewery’s Cold Mountain Winter Ale and Bell’s Two Hearted are sure to please.
~ Whiskey lover? Stick with a local business and give Broad Branch Rye Fidelity a swirl, it’s smooth on its own or mixed with Sunshine Beverages! We also love the accessibility to Yadkin Valley Wine Country, a few faves are Westbend Winery and Brewery, Medaloni Cellars and Raylen Vineyards. For non alcoholic beverages, give the gift of handcrafted Bingo Bango Soda or naturally fermented UpDog Kombucha.
~ Check out Gate City Growlers, House Divided and Craft City Sip In (Greensboro), The Brewer’s Kettle (located in High Point, Kernersville, Clemmons, and Lexington) and Potent Potables (Jamestown) for all of your holiday provision needs!
What gal doesn’t love a little pampering, especially around the holidays? A few recommendations from Kodia, Laura D. and Laura S include BeautyCounter’s Charcoal Mask, Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer, and Resurfacing Peel. Need a little extra color on those legs this holiday season? Tan Physics Sunless Tanner is Kelly’s go-to!
BOOK OR ALBUM
If you’ve listened to our podcast before, you’ll quickly understand how much music and reading play an important role in our homes. Here are our current favorites.
~ Before You Were Mine by Em Muslin
~ Untamed by Glennon Doyle
~ Heavy by Kiese Laymon
~ Becoming by Michelle Obama
~ The Guest List by Lucy Foley
~ The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel
~ The Winemaker’s Wife by Kristin Harmel
OUR FAVORITE LITTLE KID GIFT
~ Spooner Board
~ MagnaTiles/ Picasso Tiles
~ Sit n Spin
~ Plasma Car
~ A Slide (one that’s easy transferable inside for rainy days)
~ Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Mo Wilems
~ Winston-Salem From A-Z (proceeds benefit Brenner’s Children’s Hospital)
OUR FAVORITE BIG KID GIFT
OUR FAVORITE BABY GIFT
LOCAL GIFTS/GIFT SHOPS
It’s always important to pump into our local economy and 2020 has proven even more that local businesses are what make the Triad who we are! We have so many artists and makers in the Triad and want to give them as much support as possible during such a trying year. Not comfortable shopping in person? Many of these businesses have online stores and curbside pick up along with gift card options, as well!
A few favs include but are certainly not limited to:
~ Camel City Goods
~ Design Archives
~ Fiddle & Fig
~ Half Past Three Kimono
~ House of Plants
~ MisMatch Boutique
~ Salem Creek
~ State Street Greensboro
~ Sweet Tea Studio & Boutique
~ Urbn Grl
~ Vida Pour Tea
~ Viki Glaze Accessories
~ Winston-Salem Alphabet Art & Coloring Book from Doster Paper Co
~ Wynnie’s Boutique
~ Zeto Wine
OUR GO-TO SIRSEE GIFTS
As you can see, we love gift giving and the joy it brings to both the giver and recipient. We hope you find as much inspiration in this list as we did creating and sharing it with each other. Sending you all peace, love and joy this holiday season and always!
~ Stay tuned because TMoM is featuring more holiday gift ideas for all ages this week and next!
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