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Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Cambridge and Kellina are shopping this year.

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Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Cambridge’s and Kellina’s exquisite taste.

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Etched Skyline Glasses, $39.99 | “I love these glasses with the cities where my sister (Raleigh) and brother (Greenville) live. They’re fun and classic and are the perfect item to toast the new year.”

Spicewalla 18-Pack Collection, $84.99 | “My husband is the foodie of the family and seasons all our meals to perfection. This spice set has everything he will need — and the canisters’ design will make our pantry look much more organized.”

Parakeets Note Pad, $15 | “This pretty notepad would elevate all my to-do items. It combines two things I love — birds and making lists. I would love to receive this as a stocking stuffer.”

Rhododendron Sunset Print, $40 | “This landscape print has vibrant colors and is the perfect size for a small space on the wall.”

Glamorous Wash Laundry Detergent, $28.68 | “I’ve read about how good this laundry detergent smells but the only way I would ever try it is if I got it for a gift. I’m trying to invest more in classic wardrobe staples so this might prompt me to to be more gentle with my clothes (and make doing laundry a little bit more exciting!).”

LED Light Wall-Mounted Jewelry Organizer, $119.95 | “I tend to stick my jewelry in drawers, purses, and other places where necklaces get tangled or earrings are lost. I would love to be able to have a way to organize all my pieces — and that full-length mirror is great for seeing what works with outfits.”

Espresso Martini Ornament, $13.99 | “I love gifting fun ornaments as a memorable way to mark occasions and celebrations. My friend and I love to catch up over fancy cocktails, and this ornament will be a cute gift for her.”

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Blaze Your Own Trail Trophy, $32 | “The positive message on this gift is great for anyone, because we all have bad days. The symbol of the equestrian on a horse is a reminder that we make our own way in the world! Innovative just like Winston-Salem.”

All-Natural Soy Wax Candle, $14.95+ | “I love a good wax candle. It’s environmentally sustainable and great as colder months approach.”

Explore More Bandana, $38 | “I love this because I love exploring new things to do around my city. This bandana reminds me to find the beauty in Winston-Salem and discover new things to do.”

“A Year of Us” Couple’s Journal, $8.83 | “Prompted journals are such a great way to connect, whether it’s for couples or solo. They get me excited about the little things in life and finding joy everyday — plus these questions are fun.”

Bonsenkitchen Handheld Milk Frother, $5.68 | “Ok — this is something I’ve always wanted, but probably would never buy for myself. Great gifts for coffee lovers who can make at-home lattes or fancy coffee if they desire.”

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Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”

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