Carly’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Swizzly for glassware

Hello, my darlings!

I might be a little late to the gift guide game, but I wanted to shine a spotlight on some of my favorite brands that I personally love and would absolutely gift (and have gifted!) to people in my life!

Whether you’re starting your shopping a little late, haven’t been able to find the perfect gift for your lover, need to add a little something to your bestie’s gift bag, or just want to treat yourself to something wonderful this season, I present to you the Someplace Images Holiday Gift Guide of 2020!

Luxury & Sensual Gifts

We all could use a little more luxury and self-care in our lives! These brands have some of the best gifts for a little self-love and TLC for the special person on your gift list!

Candles, Oils, Bath, etc. 

AlkaMystics candles

If you or a loved one is a fan of the mystical and witchy (because, HI, so am I!), you will want to check out the AlkaMystics site! Here you’ll find fixed candles for rituals, manifesting charms, etc. Inclusive and embracing of both the feminine AND masculine, she also sells crystals, stones, amazing bath oils for grounding and clarity, home products, and so on!


Amber Goddess Designs lingerie Amber Goddess Designs lingerie Amber Goddess Designs lingerie

If you’ve missed my last few updates, you may have missed the launch of Amber Goddess Designs! My friend and Brand Ambassador, Magda, has kickstarted her own lingerie line! Every piece is handmade to YOUR custom measurements, ensuring that every piece is the PERFECT FIT! We firmly believe that lingerie should be made to fit your body, not the other way around! Make sure to have the measurements of the person you are shopping for (Btw: Treat. Yo. Self!) and give a sensual gift to a goddess in your life!

Gifts that Glitter

While diamonds have been called a girl’s best friend, I think we can all agree that unique pieces chosen by a loved one is really what EVERYONE wants! These brands provide beautiful, one-of-a-kind opportunities to accessorize casual, professional, and cocktail wear!

Handmade Metalcrafted Jewelry

Breece Bryan Jewelry

Breece Bryan Jewelry Design is one of my favorite jewelers of all time! When you shop with Breece, you don’t just support a female entrepreneur; you purchase gorgeous handmade pieces that are fun, funky, different, and beautiful all at the same time. You’re guaranteed to find a piece for your loved one that is as unique as they are!

Unique Vintage Jewelry

Maejean Vintage jewelry earrings Maejean Vintage jewelry pendant

I love vintage jewelry and these are well priced and absolutely stunning pieces! Maejean Vintage is literally just one of my favorite Etsy shops ever. If your loved one appreciates things that sparkle and love vintage and antique jewelry design, these showstopping pieces are sure to become instant favorites!

Fashion Gifts

Clothing with a message? Yes, please! From sustainability to activism, these brands have missions that give extra value to the gift for your friend or loved one!

Sustainable Clothing

Pamut apparel Pamut apparel

Kat is a college friend of mine, and she lovingly handcrafts each Pamut Apparel piece with some beautiful designs and ethically sourced natural fibers! Extremely body inclusive, every piece is available in sizes from XS to 4XL; plus, she offers custom sizing available without any extra fees to make sure that the piece you choose fits you perfectly!

Handmade Leather Bags

Riverside Studios Kahlil Johnson leather bags

For something unique, take a look at these beautifully made leather bags and goods from a high school friend of mine! Carefully crafted from high-quality leather, these bags make the perfect gift for that special someone that needs a new, unique bag!

Body-Positive Clothing and Accessories

Someplace Images merch, Tacos & Tushies tee on Carly Someplace Images merch, I've Been Someplace hoodie on Carly

This year I launched my own merch for Someplace Images! With the softest cropped hoodies known to man and fun graphics, treat yourself or someone you know to a dose of positivity and self-love this season!

Give Back with Music Merch

Punk Rock Saves Lives merch

I want to shine a special spotlight on a nonprofit organization started by Someplace Images Brand Ambassador Tina! Punk Rock Saves Lives has merch available to support their mission to further Health Concerns, Equal Rights, Human Rights, and more with the help of the punk rock community. Supporting a worthy cause is an added bonus for the music lover in your life!

Gifts for the Book-Lover

I am a BIG fan of books (and probably should write a list of some faves to share!), so these gifts have a special place in my heart! For the avid reader, nothing is better than the smell of a new book…and a holiday gift centered around their favorite thing is always appreciated!

One-of-a-Kind Journals

Decoupage journal from SirenKnights Decoupage journal from SirenKnights

A friend and client of mine, SirenKnights Etsy shop makes beautiful decoupage journals and other pieces to brighten up your life. Perfect for that friend that is always buying new journals and notebooks (and may or may not ever write in them!) they’re fun and one of a kind!

Maze Art Book

Maze Art Book Maze art book

A former colleague of mine is a maze artist. Yep, he draws mazes! He has released this amazing coffee table book collection of some of his most popular pieces! He’s also available for custom commissions! 

Shop Online, Support Indie Bookstores! Mobile Site

Instead of turning to Amazon or one of the soul-sucking chains this holiday season, give the bibliophile in your life an even greater gift: supporting small local bookstores while giving them the book on their wishlist! Bookshop is a B-Corp in its beta stage and gives more than 75% of its profits to independent bookstores, publications, authors, and others with influence in the world of books!

Bar Gifts

I enjoy a good cocktail, and I also really enjoy entertaining, so these are some of my favorite products to share! For your friend who loves to host parties or the loved one who is a hobbyist bartender, these are some of the best gifts and stocking stuffers!

Cocktail Thingssss!

Carly drinking from Pursuit of Cocktails glassware Swizzly for cans

One of my favorite brands ever! The Pursuit of Cocktails provides fun, punny cocktail cups, the amazing new SWIZZLY drink marker for all occasions (hello, a drink marker for cans? Genius.), and more. What’s not to love?! These are all perfect gifts for that friend with an at-home bar setup and a passion for cocktails…as well as for the friend or coworker who likes to be a little extra with their hot cocoa and coffee — peep that hot cocoa at the top of the article!

Unique Serving & Barware

Well Told slate servingboard Well Told map rocks glass

Another unique opportunity in the barware department: Well Told Design! Flasks, glassware, coasters, bar boards…everything you need to create a personalized bar with map-inspired etchings! Still looking for a gift for your bookish friend that enjoys a drink now and again? Check out the smart barware for a collection of barware featuring great literary classics!

Art & Design Gifts

For the creative in your life (or the person you know who has too many bare walls!), art gifts are a great surprise! From custom pieces to wood art for the fans of rustic elegance, these brands have something for everyone on your list!

Woodworking Art

Willow Woman Creations wood burning art

Willow Woman Creations is owned by another college friend of mine and a phenomenally talented human being! Her wood burnt art pieces are both art for your walls and, in many cases, actually functional — and we all know I love a dual purpose!

Oil Paintings

Market Street Home oil paintings

Cute in size, but these beautiful paintings from Market Street Home are by a friend who loves to travel as much as I do. If you’re looking for a gorgeous little piece of art to fill a gap, or if your loved one could use a mini and serene beach scene in their life, this is the perfect gift!

Rad Travel Art

Bound For Nowhere art print Bound for Nowhere lapel pins

Friends of mine who are designers and live on the road full time, Bound For Nowhere has a selection of absolutely rad gifts for those stricken with wanderlust! They have everything from limited release clothing to stickers, patches, artwork inspired by national parks — perfect for the outdoor adventurer in your life!

Art & Fun Custom Designs

Tini Made It digital drawing

WOW. That’s all I can say about Tini Made It! This babe is an amazing graphic artist with everything from custom doormats to commissioned paintings! Her work is unreal and absolutely fabulous. Surprise your person with a custom design gift just for them! (PS– her digital drawings, like the one shown here, are spectacular!)

Cross-Stitch Pet Portraits

Jessi Gilbert reference photo Jessi Gilbert Cross-Stitch

 Struggling to find just the right gift for the pet-lover in your life? Look no further! These custom commissioned pieces from Jessi Gilbert are amaaaazing for pet owners! Most likely *not* going to be finished by the holidays due to the amazing level of detail, but literally the coolest!

Comic Art

Jeremy Wins Life comics

A comic artist for the New Yorker and one of my college friends, Jeremy has an amazing collection of hilarious holiday cards and art prints of some of his rad comics. Great to share a good laugh with your good-humored friends!

Lunar Art

Lunavada Collective art Lunavada Collective lunar lotus art

Moon everythinggggg from one of my fave local Reno artists! Jaime’s work from Lunavada Collective is beautiful and all hand-created and framed, making it perfect for that loved one who is maybe a little mildly moon-obsessed!

Shop Small This Season

2020 has been a wild ride for everyone, but especially for entrepreneurs and small-business owners. If you’re looking to give the gift that keeps giving, support local, shop small. Whether you choose these amazing creatives or find something a little closer to home, your purchase will bring more than one smile this holiday season!

Merry gifting, and happy holidays!

Someplace Images merch, taco tank on Carly



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