The Ultimate Gift Guide for Everyone In Your Life
We all know those people on your list… the ones who you need to get a gift for, but who are difficult to pin down because they seem to already have, well, everything!
This gift guide is made up of products created right here by Carolinians, but which are available online, making your gifting a breeze… just add a Groome Inn Gift Card to each recipient’s Christmas card, and you’ll certainly be on their nice list.
For your mom, sister or best friend
These Leopard Print Duck Boots made by Marley Lilly in Greer, SC are sure to be an absolute hit with all of your girls. Plus, they come monogrammed (for free!) if that’s their style. Make sure you check out the rest of their site too, for all kinds of personalized gifts! Does your BFF, sister or mom live out of town or out of state? Why not plan a girl’s weekend with all the cozy slippers, wine (out of these beautiful NC stemless wine glasses by Gray Fox Trading Company from Charlotte), and the latest romantic novel by NC’s own NYT Best-selling author, Nicholas Sparks? Of course the weekend getaway would be best taken with a gift certificate to The Groome Inn!
Photo via MarleyLilly.com
For your dad, brother, or father-in-law
Do the guys in your life love to spice everything up? If so, this NC Hotsauce assortment is just what will give them the kick they crave. Does their man cave need some sprucing up? These Beer-Inspired candles will do the trick (without leaving it smelling like a fraternity house basement, we promise!) Finally, make him the envy of his office with these NC socks, perfect for adding a bit of home to his daily wardrobe, whether he works in Raleigh, on Wall Street, or anywhere in-between. Of course, a gift certificate to The Groome Inn could be a perfect reason for a family get together if your family doesn’t get enough quality time!
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For your husband or boyfriend
This leather valet tray is perfect for your man– especially if he’s constantly asking if you’ve seen his wallet, his keys, or his sunglasses! We love it because it’s made of leather and snaps together if he’s on-the-go, and reopens flat when he gets to where he’s going! If he’s a hat guy, he’ll love to represent his city with an airport code hat, or an NC mesh cap. Finally, it’s our belief that every man needs a flask. Gift him this North Carolina wooden inlay flask to make sure he that he’s always prepared. A nice bottle of bourbon to go with it would be nice too. And don’t forget, a gift certificate to The Groome Inn would be something that both of you could enjoy…
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For your wife or girlfriend
She’ll absolutely love a vase like this one, made just down the road by Evan’s Pottery from Arden, NC! But pro tip? Make sure you keep it filled with flowers for her year-round! Another way you can’t go wrong is with a dainty necklace like this one with coordinates from an important place in her life– maybe where you two met, had your first date, got married, or even the town where she grew up. Finally, these dainty etched dogwood earrings will let her take a piece of North Carolina with her, no matter where the two of you go. Speaking of where you two go, she’ll absolutely love a night (or two, or three) away, even if it’s just down the road from where you live. Plan a weekend she won’t forget with us here at The Groome Inn with a gift certificate!
Photo via PanVintageAttic on Etsy
For your sister-or-mother-in-law
Jewelry is always a good idea– especially if it benefits a good cause AND is customized with their home state! Check out these specialty state-stamped rings made out of recycled keys (the ultimate glow up) by JoJo Rings, based in Charleston, SC. Are your in-laws not from North or South Carolina? No worries– they have all 50 states to choose from! And while you’re at it, you could also throw in an evening at The Groome Inn while they’re in town.. You know, because you LOVE them, but spending time with them 24/7 can be.. A lot.
Photo via @jojo_rings on Instagram
For your boss
Obviously, this depends heavily on who your boss is, their gender, their age, and all that jazz. But one thing almost everyone can agree on is this: you can’t go wrong with candy. Especially candy sold from the #1 candy store in North Carolina (according to the Food Network). That’s right, just down the road in Lexington, The Candy Factory sells their NC-made Red Bird Peppermint Puffs. These candies melt in your mouth, are perfectly festive, and are available for purchase online, along with lots of other goodies. Combine this with a night’s stay at The Groome Inn and you’d better be on the lookout for Employee of the Month come January.
Photo via LexingtonCandyFactory.com
For your friends who love to have a good time
Check out these koozies that’ll leave them truly saying “Bless Your Heart”… and meaning it. Or this one that says “Cheers, y’all!” There’s also this North Carolina-shaped handheld bottle opener, this set of stemless wine glasses, and for the more adventurous friends on your list, the Great NC Beer Map where they can find and check off all of the great breweries across the state! When they end up in the Piedmont-Triad region, make sure they have a place to stay here, at The Groome Inn!
For the ultimate hostess
Make sure she treasures your visit for years to come with this “Mountains to Coast” NC-shaped pottery ornament. Whether you’re visiting her in North Carolina, or you’re visiting her from the Old North State, she’ll love the sentiment behind it and will think of you every time she sees it. For the candle lovers out there (and honestly, who isn’t?) she’ll love the clean scent of the “High Cotton: Fresh Linen” candle from the Southern Elegance Candle Company. What’s even better is that it comes in a mason jar! & of course the ultimate “thank you” for having someone stay at their home would be to treat them to some peace and quiet after the holidays are over… somewhere like The Groome Inn?
Photo via SouthernEleganceCo on Etsy