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Sip&Shop (Holiday Gift Guide + Wassail)

Holiday Gift Guide - @marylauren

This year is all about shopping small but getting the best of the best. I have carefully selected my absolute favorite brands and small shops that I have come to love, and some are backed by people I love even more! Each of these products is made with care, individually handpicked and unique. And I guess I’ll just go ahead and say I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO RECEIVE ANY OF THESE GIFTS FOR MYSELF!!! LINKS PROVIDED BELOW!! (this is not a hint CLAY. not a hint. ;))

1 // Woodlot Soap Collection @shopwoodlot

2 // Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription @hatchery

3 // Gigipip Hallie Hat @gigipip

4 //Humble Hilo Alfombra Bag – Belen @humblehilo

5 // Roolee Boutique Plaid Button Up @rooleeboutique

6 //Parachute Home – Cashmere Throw @parachutehome

7 // Vrai & Oro @vraiandoro

8 // The Busy Burro Moroccan Wedding Blanket @thebusyburro

What are some of your favorite small shops?

@marylauren wassail recipe

I also thought it fitting to supply you with our family wassail recipe. Sip and shop, nothing better!

1 gallon apple cider

1/2 cup brown sugar

3 whole cinnamon sticks

12-15 whole cloves

Bring all ingredients to a boil, steam for an hour or two. It is best if made the day before, letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight. Heat before serving and add 6 oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate. Steam until ready to serve, about 30 minutes.

(This time around, I added 3 slices of fresh oranges to my halved recipe in replacement of the OJ concentrate. For a full recipe try 6.)

Happy Shopping + Happy Holidays!headedsomewhere signature

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4 Comments

  • Reply Nataliya | Vim + Vintage

    Wassail is the best! Our town does a yearly event called Wassailfest where all the local businesses make that lovely drink for all to enjoy. They shut down the little downtown area roads so everyone can walk to each business, socialize, and vote for their favorite. Thanks for sharing your family recipe and your gift picks <3

    December 7, 2015 at 11:27 am
    • Reply mary.l.johnson1@gmail.com

      are you serious?! that sounds like my heaven! Where do you live?

      December 7, 2015 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Kim

    I love all your gift pics!! So much cute stuff!!…and that above comment about the festival sounds the THE BEST THING EVER.

    December 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply Anderson

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

    January 15, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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