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Holiday Gift Guides: GHID Designers Share Their Favorite Gifts + Black Friday Shopping Tips!

The holidays are upon us and it is that time to start thinking about getting your holiday shopping done! Instead of stressing out about what is the latest and greatest home decor, or themed gifts, we've taken the guessing out and provided you with GHID's best gift guides. If you have been dreading holiday shopping, get a jump start on it and give gifts that people will not want to return!

Host A Party Like A Professional

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We all know these people, or we are those people... the infamous at-home entertainers. If you and your better are attending holiday parties and want to know the perfect gift to give as a hostess gift, or you want to host a party for your friends and family, this gift guide is just for you! All of the fixings for a fabulous party are all under $100 and some of them can even be picked up at Hullinger Home, our Portland-based interior design store.

Geometric Gifts For The Creative Folks

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Candace is our fabulously, funky and sophisticated multi-family housing interior designer. This year, her holiday wish list is full of geometric gifts and classy brass accessories. Her gift recommendations would be perfect for that friend or family member that seems to have it all, but wants something completely out of the normal!

Gifts For People Who Are Homebodies

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Design Assistant Hailey is ready to curl up with a good book in the comfort of her home this holiday season, so she has come up with the best gifts for your friends that don't like to stray far from home. You can wrap yourself in a luxuriously soft and cozy blanket while lounging in your favorite pajamas. These gifts would be great to give as a bundle gift or individually, but either way, I'd love to receive this gift on a drizzly day.

New Year, New You - The Best Gifts To Start Your Year Off The Right Way

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Interior Designer, Chanel is gearing up for a relaxing night at home. After a busy and stressful year, you can give gifts that allow you to unwind with relaxing gifts. Jot down your favorite inspirational quotes or your goals for the coming year while soaking in a luscious bath surrounded by sweet tunes and aromatic scents. I know that I am absolutely obsessed with diffusors right now, so I am so thrilled she found this gem!

Black Friday Shopping Tips to Make Your Weekend Easier!

Black Friday is right around the corner, which means sales, sales, sales! You can find just about anything on sale this day of the year, but we're going to tell you how to shop smart for great home decor.

  1. Try shopping online. The massive Black Friday rush we always hear about on the news is mostly for technology-related items. If you're looking for home decor, you probably do not need to join the crowd, and shopping online will work just fine. On Black Friday itself, there should be plenty of online sales, but the real deals for non-tech items will mostly be on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving. Waiting until this day could be your best strategy to shop home decor online, but don't forget to check those online Black Friday sales!
  2. Set a budget. Yes, everything being on sale may seem like a great excuse to buy everything you can to make your home look great. However, if you have been spending money on home improvement and decor already throughout the year, you may want to set a budget for your Black Friday spending.
  3. If something strikes your fancy, get it! If you hesitate about something, it could be completely gone later. If you think something would fit in your home, there is nothing wrong with getting it. Many stores still have a traditional return policy, so even if you realize you did not really need something, at least you bought it just in case!

I know these Black Friday tips and tricks, and fabulous gift guides will set you up for a successful holiday shopping season! Do not forget that if you're in the Portland area, Hullinger Home is offering free holiday wrapping now through the end of the holiday season!