Great Gifts for Anyone
By Visit Fairfield | December 16, 2021
Do you have someone on your shopping list this holiday season who's hard to buy for? From dad, aunt, brother, to best friend, sister, or special someone- there are so many great gifts out there! But what do you get for the person who has everything? In this blog post, we will share some ideas about different types of people in your life and how to find the perfect present. If you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, this blog is perfect for you!
Gifts for the Foodie
Fairfield is loaded with gifts that will please any foodie. From cookware to gift cards, let's make any foodie happy this season. From budding to accomplished chef, you'll want to check out the kitchen-inspired gifts at the At Home Store. Equip them with the proper tools like European crafted knives and utensils, or fill the pantry with specialty oils and vinegars, many of which are crafted right here in Fairfield by Pickle Creek Herbs. If they love spending time in the kitchen, you can't go wrong with one of these gifts.
Do they thrill at the thought of grilling? Locally made BBQ sauces from Sweet N Saucy make the perfect gift. These sauces are all handcrafted in small batches with the highest-quality ingredients and are sure to spice up the holidays.
Our most popular thirst quencher is Fishback & Stephenson's Coyote Verde Hard Cider. This cider is sweetened with tart granny smiths and has a crispy, clean finish that will make your taste buds sing! We recommend picking up a couple of varieties like their Jay and Silent Bob's Cherry Kush with cherry and rhubarb. It's a winner... literally!
Or maybe your best friend Joe already has the brews in stock and just needs the Official Drinking Kit from Thymely solutions!
And for your wine drinking friends, you'll want to pick up a bottle of Racecar Red wine at SOMM Wines on Briggs Ave. Inspired by Indy 500 driver Randy Lewis, the 2019 vintage of Racecar Red is a joy to navigate with its rich, complex flavor and agile chassis. this cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley's premier vineyard country - it has the speed for pleasure. Or perhaps they'll love Hard Point from Fairfield native Connor McMahon's winery, Full Draw Vineyard. This is a 100% Grenache that is bright and balanced with fresh boysenberry aromas, cut by peppery spices, roasted coffee, and lavender. Krista from Somm can help you find the perfect vintage to match their tastes.
Some local wine favorites come from our very own award-winning Cedar Valley Winery. With red and white wine options, you can introduce your favorite local wine to your favorite person.
Gifts for the Adventure Lover
If Aunt Sally loves to explore or loves outdoor activities why not get them something that will really get their heart pounding like this bike that can handle gravel rides like a beast. The Ride on North Court Street has bikes for all types of riders with accessories and services to make their ride the best it can be. Add in a FitKick armband to hold their phone while on the trail. You can find them at Flirt on the Square.
Or buy them some rides at SōR Studios Fairfield where they can get their bike riding in and stay out of the winter weather. Check them out for zoom or in-person classes.
And if dad is the hiking type then you'll want to check out the shoes at Brown's Shoe Fit on West Burlington. For the person that loves to get out in nature, their line of shoes and boots will keep feet dry and warm all day long. And if you're looking for something more premium, check out their Merino Wool socks from Smartwool. These are premium performance products made with 100% merino wool and designed by people who love to be active AND warm.
And after a hard day of biking or hiking, who doesn't love a warm soak in the tub with soothing bath salts. There's a wide selection available at your wellness shop, Thymely Solutions.
Gifts for Dog Lover
Know someone who loves spending time with their furry best friend? If so, we've got some great gift ideas! From dog toys and treats to leashes and collars, we have everything he needs to keep his pup happy and healthy. But some of our favorite gifts are these travel mugs that remind us who's really the boss! Available at Adela's on South Main Street.
Feather Their Nest
Help your friends prepare for a winter season indoors with a few home decor upgrades. From lamps to pillows, candles, and even a new piece of art for the wall, the choices are endless. And our holiday hack; ask them what kind of decor they're missing in their living space to ensure that you'll be giving them exactly what they've been wishing for!
Gifts for the Person Who Has Everything
If you're shopping for the person who has everything, let's start with some gift cards that will put a smile on anybody's face. With a world of restaurant choices available, you could gift them a passport of flavors! Check out the restaurant choices here.
We hope you love these gift-giving ideas and hope they make your holiday shopping easier. But most of all we hope you enjoy gathering with your loved ones during this Ho-Ho holiday season.