Unique Gifts for Holiday 2016 #DmHoliday16

Half the fun of shopping for the holidays is selecting gifts for everyone on your list that they will love and enjoy throughout the year. You may want to find a gift that embodies their personality, hobbies, or passions. When you do, unique gifts are often the ticket for the most excitement during the holiday season. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique gift ideas to help make finding the perfect gift easy.DM Divider9

Daily Mom is your go-to for all things holiday. Whether you are looking for the best recipes or even just tips for getting your house speed cleaned for unexpected company, you will find it here! During this season full of joy and gratitude we will be bringing you amazing articles, the low down on stupendous gifts, tips, and suggestions on how to keep your whole family festively clothed and so much more! Be sure to stay up to date with all of our guides and hashtag us with all of your holiday happenings #DMHoliday16.

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Boots for the whole family by Original Muck Boot Company

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Are you looking for comfortable, durable, and warm boots for your family this winter? Whether for winter, work, or play, the Muck Boot Company has an array of boots to suit many lifestyles. They have boots for all ages and just released a pair for your youngest little one.  

My First Mucks are an adorable baby booty that fit infants! They are a comfortable and cute slip-on booty that has a super soft lining and Velcro closure. Muck Boot Company offers it in black, pink, or camo so that any child can match with their older siblings and Mom and Dad!

For your older child, you will find a great fit in the Girl’s Arctic Adventure Boot. This cold conditions boot has the same features as its adult version in adorable patterns and beautiful colors. The Girl’s Arctic Adventure Boot is made of lightweight and flexible neoprene with a comfortable and warm fleece lining. These comfortable, durable, and warm boots are sure to be your child’s favorite winter apparel.

Moms will be thrilled with the combination of fashion and function offered by the Arctic Apres Lace Mid winter boot. The waterproof design, warm lining, and slip-resistant sole makes these boots perfect for keeping feet warm while playing with kids in the snow, shoveling the driveway, or hiking through the snow-covered woods. Available in two color options, the soft leather and fur trim give these a polished look that women will really enjoy wearing. These boots come with a pair of cream laces too, for women who prefer a different look. 

The Arctic Excursion Mid boot for men is the perfect all-purpose boot for Dad. They are easy to pull on and are 100% waterproof so that they will stand up to the ice and snow while keeping feet warm and dry. This mid-height boot will keep him comfortable for any outdoor winter activity. These come in 4 color options, including a trendy red and black buffalo check print that we love.


Perfect gift for providing your entire family with comfort, durability, and warmth all winter long!

About The Muck Boot Company

In 1999, The Original Muck Boot Company began with the intent to make the highest performing and most comfortable footwear in production at that time. They realized the consumer had a need for a 100% waterproof boot that could be used in a rugged and active environment. Whether that is working in agriculture, outdoor sports, gardening, commuting, or working with animals – Muck Boot Company has something that can work for you

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Big Pine Sleeping Bag by Downtek

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When the great outdoors are calling, you need the best gear to get you through the evening. The Big Pine Sleeping Bag from Big Agnes is perfect for wrapping up by the campfire or using as a soft cushion during a weeknight on the bleachers.

With water repellent DownTek insulation you’ll be cozy and warm no matter what Mother Nature decides, and the bag compresses into easy storage so you’ll always have a blanket in the trunk of the car. If someone on your gift list loves camping, sporting events, or just being outside, the Big Pine Sleeping Bag is the perfect ticket to add to your gift list.  

  • May be used zipped as a sleeping bag or unzipped as a comforter
  • Zip two Big Pine Sleeping bags together for a two person sleeping bag  
  • Nylon rip-stop and DownTek insulation provides two layers of water resistance 
  • Lightweight and machine washable
  • Rated for evenings when the weather drops to 35 degrees

Perfect gift for those who love the outdoors.

About DownTek

All natural and non-synthetic down from DownTek is revolutionizing how outdoor gear holds up to the elements. With the same fill power as traditional down, DownTek has been treated with fluorocarbon-free environmentally safe water repellent that helps ensure chemicals stay out of our water supply. As a result, DownTek’s products absorb less water and dry faster.

In addition to taking care of our environment, down used in DownTek products are held to a higher standard, allowing their items to carry the Responsible Down Standard Certification (RDS). Certification is voluntary and doing so demonstrates that geese and ducks who provide the feathers are treated well throughout their lives.   

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The Drawing Room Monopoly Game by Hammacher Schlemmer

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Hammacher Schlemmer’s Drawing Room edition of the classic Monopoly board game is the perfect gift for game lovers, young and old. This gorgeously crafted game is something of a piece of art, and will not only be used for playing purposes, but can be prominently displayed in any game room or family area. 

The playing board sits atop of a two-toned solid wooden cabinet with burned wood veneer. Two felt lined drawers rest below within the cabinet with nooks to discreetly store all of the essential game pieces. 

You won’t find plastic playing pieces in this set. All of the houses, hotels, and figures are made out of silver and gold plated die-cast metals.

The game board was designed in favor of a 19th Century industrialist or 21st Century Silicon Valley Wunderkind drawing room, with gold foil-stamped accents lining the game path and a recessed faux leather rolling area in the center. 


Perfect gift for the timeless board game lover – both young and old alike will appreciate the craftsmanship and style of this vintage take on a classic game.

About Hammacher Schlemmer

Schlemmer became a household name 13 years before the Civil War as a well-known hardware store in New York. Then 12 years old, William Schlemmer sold tools outside of his uncle’s store, and soon began to work his way up through the ranks. In 1867, he, along with Alfred Hammacher, bought the store and set on a quest to reinvent what could be expected of a retail goods store. Salesmen began traveling the country until a common refrain from craftsmen was born, “If you can’t find it, try Hammacher Schlemmer.”

In 1881, the store published its first catalog – a fully bound hardcover book. By 1912, they became the most complete hardware source on the East Coast. They eventually outgrew their humble little shop, and in 1926 moved to its current prominent location on East 57th Street, occupying all 12 floors of the building and expanding their line to include household essentials, personal necessities, and the very first electrical appliances. To this day, Hammacher Schlemmer provides its customers innovation in every item.  

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Wearable Mood Improver by Thync 

    
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Thync is the first wearable device that taps into the potential of the human mind to control moods and reduce stress. Thync is made up of three components:

  • the module that sits comfortably on your forehead,
  • strips placed on the back of your neck,
  • and an app that controls your calm or energy vibes.

You can give this as a gift, risk free with their 30 day guarantee. If it doesn’t work, send it back. Thync is all about controlling your state of mind without chemicals. You can stay awake without caffeine. You can wind down in the evening without wine. Thync lets you do those things. It will improve sleep, allowing you to rest more fully. Thync wearers can relax and reduce stress and they can boost their energy during the day without caffeine or sugar. Thync does all this by safely stimulating nerves on your head and neck. You choose between energy vibes and calm vibes depending on what you need throughout the day. Thync has been scientifically proven to cause no harm. It was developed and clinically studied for over 4 years. It works, and it works safely, and it is an amazing holiday gift. What gift legitimately changes someone’s life for the better? Thync does.  


Perfect gift for anyone in your life who struggles with moods, energy, sleep, or just wants to take control of their overall well being.

About Thync

Thync was created by a team of neurobiologists, neuroscientists, and consumer electronic specialists from some of the top institutions in the world. They came together because they knew there had to be a healthy way to reach your potential. Founded in 2011 by entrepreneur and investor Isy Goldwasser and Dr. Jamie Tyler, Associate Professor of Biological and Health Systems Engineering at Arizona State University, Thync has opened people up to the power of their minds.  

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Vintage Baseball Glove Leather Tote by Baseballism

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If baseball fans could find a way to jar the scent of new glove leather, they would. Until then, the Vintage Glove Leather Tote by Baseballism will do the trick. Any baseball lover will squeal with excitement when they open this gorgeous leather bag, and baseball moms will rejoice when they see how much it can hold!

This tote can hold everything, and it matches everything. No matter the colors of your favorite team, this tote will be appropriate! The rugged, rich look of the leather can be dressed up for work, or dressed down for a day of carting kids to and from the ball field. We think that this leather tote will only get better with wear! As the glove leather wears in, it will soften just like a baseball glove would.

This bag is equal parts luxurious and practical. The spacious interior and interior canvas pockets make it versatile and the perfect solution for long days spent at games and tournaments. The soft leather is durable and just gets more beautiful with use as the leather is broken in. One of our favorite features is the glove leather string fastener that gives it a beautiful vintage look. Each bag comes with a 2 year warranty, guaranteeing that this gift will be one that lasts!


Perfect gift for a baseball mom or any woman who loves America’s favorite pastime. 

About Baseballism

A passion for the game of baseball is present in every garment and accessory Baseballism offers. Baseballism was originally a youth baseball camp founded by former college baseball players and teammates, each with a passion to teach the game the right way. The camp ran strong and focused on the fundamentals of the game and the life lessons that could be learned through the sport.

After 2 years, the camp founders went their separate ways, but five years later, the former teammates restored Baseballism as a premium off the field brand, focusing on the class, tradition, and history of baseball. 

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PAW Patrol LIVE! Tickets

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Do you have kids on your list who seem to own every single toy on the market? One of our favorite things to gift is experiences to do as a family together that will create special memories, rather than another toy that will eventually be outgrown. If that child has an obsession for Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol, they will flip paw-over-tail if you gift them tickets to the newest live performance to hit the country: PAW Patrol LIVE! PAW Patrol is on a roll with their first ever live tour playing in over 90 locations across the country. In the play, it’s the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Major Goodway and Major Humdinger, but Major Goodway is nowhere to be found! Ryder calls on the PAW Patrol to help, and Marshall, Chase, Rocky, Sky, Everest, Rubble, and Zuma share lots of lessons as they make their heroic rescue and work as a team to race to the finish line.

The show kicks off in early November, and makes its way across the U.S. in popular cities, all the way until July 2017. Buckle up, do the Pup Pup Boogey, and gift those tickets for an awesome experience that your child is going to get (ruff ruff) carried away with!

PAW Patrol Live! is a 75-minute production (including one 15-minute intermission) featuring a dynamic soundtrack, choreography, and dazzling lights and special effects.


Perfect gift for the child and family that loves to create memories through fun experiences.

About PAW Patrol Live!

PAW Patrol Live! is copyright of the VStar Entertainment Group, which is a family entertainment production company based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Along with this performance, they also produce other awesome family events, such as Sesame Street Live and lots of other television show based touring stage shows.

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Crossbody iPhone case by Bandolier

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Bandolier is the perfect gift because it is so useful and fashionable at the same time. There is no better way to keep must have items, the phone, and credit cards within reach without lugging around a big purse when you don’t need it. Bandolier is a cross between a phone case and a handbag. It is stylish and comfortable to wear and is the most practical accessory you can own. Just snap your phone into the protective case with the cross body purse straps attached. If you have a traveler on your shopping list, a Bandolier would be perfect! Never dig for your phone while on the go again with this unique gift. 

The back of the case has a snap cover that holds your I.D. and credit card. You can hit the town for a night out or go ice skating with your kids without a purse weighing you down. You don’t have to leave your phone behind to go hands-free; just wear a Bandolier! We love the Roxanne Black Rose Gold. It looks amazing and makes life so much easier. 

Check out this extra sassy style: Cynthia Grey! This grey snakeskin is neutral enough to wear with anything but will add a wild detailing to any outfit. This pattern is available for the iPhone 7. If you are giving a new phone as a gift, go ahead and get a bandolier to go with it.  


Perfect gift for the fashionable mom who doesn’t want a purse slowing her down!

 

About Bandolier

Our phones are a part of our lives whether we like it or not. If we are going to carry them all the time, why not be comfortable and fashionable about it? Bandolier is the designer of the original, luxury crossbody iPhone cases. Wearing a Bandolier will keep you ready for everything. Don’t be fooled by imitations. Their patented design is one of a kind. You can check your email, social media, answer a call, text, or take a photo with your iPhone without digging through a purse or bag. That’s the beauty of Bandolier.  

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Interactive World Wall Map by Children Inspire Design

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If you want to gift the little world traveler on your Christmas list this year with something more unique than a passport cover, then this World Wall Map Gallery Wrapped Canvas will be a hit! Whether he craves wanderlust as much as his parents, or just has an early passion for geography, this modern, eco-friendly, and interactive wall map will make a great addition to his bedroom or playroom wall.

With every country and continent labeled in bright colored text against a chic black and white backdrop, this map not only looks great, but also serves a purpose. Included are 16 star stickers that are perfect for placing over top the country that your traveler just came from, serving as a visual reminder of where his life has taken him thus far.

  • Two size options (24 x 18 or 36 x 24)
  • Handmade
  • Printed on gallery wrapped canvas, mounted on wooden frame
  • Eco-friendly inks and materials
  • Includes 16 stickers
  • Made in the USA

Perfect gift for the traveling family who loves to document their comings and goings.  

About Children Inspire Design

In 2008, entrepreneur mom, Rebecca Peragine, began her company, Children Inspire Design, based on her love of creating meaningful art. She desires to inspire children to appreciate the world in which they live by the products she creates. From unique, globally inspired wall art to posters and digital prints, this eco-friendly and socially conscious company brings their consumers eclectic and whimsical art pieces that encourage global responsibility and promote a love for different cultures.

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Smart Indoor Climate Monitor by Netatmo

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Give the gift of a healthy home this holiday with Netatmo’s Smart Indoor Climate Monitor. This sleek looking tech device uses the power of WiFi and your smartphone to monitor 4 important levels that affect the health of those who live in your home. Humidity, air quality, temperature, and noise levels are all monitored by this tiny, glowing machine, and you can, in one glance at your phone, tell if your home is at its utmost health.

Setup is easy, and will take you a few minutes if that. Simply download the app, plug the device in, and connect it to your WiFi. Place the device in whatever room you want to be monitored, and rest easy knowing you and your family are breathing in all the right stuff. If you want every room in your house to be its healthiest, just add another monitor to that room, and you can keep track of all the devices from one app, even while you’re not at home!

If a level drops or becomes too high, a notification will be sent straight to your phone, keeping you in the loop of what’s happening in your home at all times, along with helpful advice on how to fix the problem. Whether you want your new baby’s room in tip-top condition, your playroom to be an ideal environment for your kids, or the living room to be more welcoming to guests, the Healthy Home Coach gives you peace of mind that your home is the healthiest it can be.

  • Measures humidity, air quality, noise, and temperature
  • 3 profiles to choose from during setup: Infant, Family, Asthmatic
  • Easy WiFi setup
  • Monitor levels right from your smartphone, even while on-the-go
  • Real time notifications to your smartphone when levels are below normal
  • Compatible with Siri
  • Gives you tips on how to best maintain the healthiest home environment
  • Can use more than one unit for each room in your house, all while monitoring from one convenient app
  • Certified by The Noise Abatement Society

Perfect gift for the health conscious family who wants to properly maintain an ideal home environment.

About Netatmo

Since 2011, Netatmo has been creating consumer electronics that keep you secure, keep you in the know, and keep you connected. Founder Fred Potter is a successful entrepreneur and well-educated man who uses his engineering background to reinvent products that are more useful and cutting edge for his customers. Alongside Jean-Pierre Dumolard, chairman of the board for Netatmo, and their amazing team, they offer security cameras, weather stations, and of course, the indoor climate monitor, all smart in design.

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Novelty Library Gear by Out Of Print

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The library lover on your list is sure to get a kick out of this gray Library Stamp sweatshirt. This unisex super soft poly/cotton blend has a distressed softened print, reminiscent of old library card date stamps. 

Add a pair of Library Card date stamp socks to match. These comfy cotton socks come in yellow, blue, and gray. 

The Library Card tote is perfect for bringing books to school or work. It’s 100% cotton canvas in a natural shade. It’s 14″W by 18″H and has an inner pocket. 

If you want to throw something extra special into the mix, grab a Banned Books coffee mug. This microwave-safe, heat reactive mug reveals the lines from famous banned books when warm. This is a true gem for book lovers. 


Perfect gift for the reminiscent novelty collector or book lover in your life.

About Out Of Print

Out of Print carries a variety of novelty items from shirts, scarves, socks, and tote bags to coffee mugs and more for book lovers of all genres. 

As the landscape of how we read and experience literature continues to change, Out of Print is dedicated to celebrating our favorite stories while promoting literacy in underserved communities. Each purchase helps to fund literacy programs and book donations to communities in need. It also supports the authors, publishers, and artists who made these iconic works an integral part of our lives.

Books, worn well.

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Doodle Tablecloth and Doodle Placemats by EatSleepDoodle

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The holiday season is a time of family togetherness, and there’s no better place to get together than around the table. We’ve all been to a restaurant where the tablecloth has been replaced with a sheet of butcher paper. Hours of doodling, simple games, and penmanship can keep the whole gang occupied at the dinner table. You can now bring this fun eating out experience into your home, with high quality washable doodle textiles from Eatsleepdoodle.

Eatsleepdoodle’s selection of washable tablecloths, bedding, accessories, and home decor bring out the creativity in every member of the family. Each set comes complete with a set of washable markers and starts with an outlined template. From dinner plates to notebook paper, Eatsleepdoodle’s creative starting points will inspire artists to have fun and create unique doodles for every occasion. When the party is done, toss the items in the wash and start all over again at your next celebration.

  • Wide variety of templates including tablecloths, placemats, bedding, and aprons
  • Includes water soluble markers with every set
  • Easy care. Colors wash out in warm machine wash.
  • Decorate before gifting for a fun DIY holiday gift
  • Perfect for all ages!

Perfect gift for the family dinner hostess.

About Eatsleepdoodle

Creativity and art is something the whole family can enjoy together. From children practicing fine motor skills to adults looking for an inspirational outlet, doodling is a fun activity perfect for the holiday season. The act of doodling stimulates multiple areas of the brain, including the visual (seeing what is being drawn), kinesthetic (using hands to draw), and auditory (processing sound while actively doodling). When combined, these learning modalities help the brain absorb information better and provide increased levels of focus. There are even studies that have shown that doodling can train the mind on how to avoid distractions.

Eatsleepdoodle has developed an assortment of products that allow adults and children alike to enjoy the stress relief and creative benefits of doodling. From fun grid patterned tablecloths to lined notebook duvet covers there is no limit to the creativity that can be doodled up. Each product is tested and guaranteed to properly wash when doodles are created with the two-sided Eatsleepdoodle markers. Easy washing instructions make it possible to wash and reuse a ‘fresh’ doodle canvas every day!  

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Memories by AwesomeBox

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Imagine being able to deliver the love of friends and family from all over the world on Christmas morning! That’s what AwesomeBox does. Through crowdsourcing online, you can invite anyone to collaborate with you on a box full of photos and memories for someone special. Contributors can easily add photos, memories, and stories to celebrate your recipient. It’s the ultimate gift of thoughtfulness.

AwesomeBox is more than a gift . . . it’s a keepsake and an experience. Your loved one will spend hours looking through the thoughts collected, but you certainly won’t spend hours collecting them! Through the AwesomeBox website, you can invite friends (via email and social media) to create a card with a special note or photo. When you’re ready, you can order the printed cards in a beautifully designed gift box, ready to give.

Ready to order? Use the coupon code MEMORIES for 15% off (valid through Dec. 4, 2016).


Perfect group gift for someone with lots of friends and shared memories, especially if he or she is celebrating a milestone! 

About AwesomeBox

In a world where wishing a friend a happy birthday has been reduced to a Facebook post or a text, AwesomeBox set out to use social media to provide a more thoughtful, tangible gift. Co-founders Tony Deifell and Dana Underwood interviewed hundreds of people worldwide about “the most thoughtful and the crappiest gifts they’ve received” and from that, AwesomeBox was born.

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Butterfly House by Gardener’s Supply Company

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Even though butterflies take a break during the winter months, they’ll be back in the spring, so why not get ready for them now? If you have an avid butterfly lover, a garden enthusiast, or simply someone who enjoys pretty things on your gift list this year, then wrap up this unique Hammered Copper Butterfly House for a thoughtful and interactive gift.

This modernly designed pine wood house invites butterflies to come and rest a while, either on the vertical slots, or inside, where you can easily add twigs and dry grass as a place for the winged beauties to alight. The roof is what makes this house shine; in solid copper, hammered for a textural effect, it will only look better with age. Place your butterfly house around nectar rich flowers and a small water source – such as a birdbath or a fountain – and enjoy the plethora of butterflies that will flock to their new home!

  • Made from pine wood
  • Roof is hammered, solid copper that will age to a beautiful patina
  • Vertical slots for butterflies to roost
  • Swing door in the back allows access into the house
  • Holes in the bottom allow for drainage
  • 7.5″ in diameter x 13.5″ high

Perfect gift for gardeners and nature lovers who welcome butterflies into their space with open arms.

About Gardener’s Supply Company

You would expect a gardening brand to be run by experts in the field, and at Gardener’s Supply Company, that’s exactly what you get! Founded in 1983, a few avid gardeners from Vermont decided to open up a shop that offered all their favorite, tried-and-true products that they personally used and loved in their own gardens. Today, that passion carries on, and this employee-owned company not only offers ‘Made in the USA’ products, but they volunteer their time and talents to the community, grow and harvest food to be given to those in need, and strive to educate their consumers about all things garden.

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Chalk Paint by Dixie Belle Paint Company 

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Dixie Belle Paint Company paint is the perfect gift this holiday season for the crafter in your life. This easy to use chalk paint comes in a variety of colors to complete any project. All you have to do is clean the surface of your project piece, paint, and you’re done. Their paint is perfect for any surface including wood, laminate, metal, glass, and even fabric. Dixie Belle Paint Company paint applies easily, dries quickly, and can be easily distressed to create an antique look on almost any surface. 

Dixie Belle Paint offers a variety of sizes to meet your project needs. Their 8 oz jar will easily cover a decent sized piece of furniture like a coffee table or two end tables. However, if you’re doing a bigger piece they also offer 16 oz jars and 32 oz jars. Their colors range from neutral whites, greys, and browns to brighter yellows, greens, and reds. They have a color to meet every project no matter if you are redoing kitchen cabinets, painting your front door, or creating an accent piece. 

In addition to their regular paint jar sizes, Dixie Belle Paint Company also offers paint gift sets that are perfect for this holiday season. The gift set comes in a Dixie Belle burlap tie bag with a 4 oz jar of paint, a 4 0z clear coat, a paintbrush, and a sandpaper distresser. They offer three colors for their gift sets: drop cloth (an off-white), sea glass (a light green), and driftwood (a neutral beige). 

  • Easy to apply – just clean the surface with soap and water, and then paint
  • Comes in a variety of colors to meet every project need
  • A little bit goes a long way – an 8 oz jar covers a coffee table
  • Easily distressed with a piece of 150-220 grit sandpaper

Perfect gift for any crafter or DIY project lover!  

About Dixie Belle Paint Company

Dixie Belle Paint Company was created by Suzanne, a lover of all things refurbished and antique. She had been refurbishing her family’s old furniture and pieces for years, and she was inspired to create a line of chalk paint that was easy to use so that others could fall in love with DIY projects like her. Since their inception in 2014 they have grown to create more than 100 products and are now sold in over 600 retail locations across the world. 

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