Stocking Stuffer Central

The staff at McIntyre’s Books have compiled a list of their favorite stocking stuffers this holiday season. Check out some of their picks for the kids or to add some holiday cheer to your home!

For Holiday Cheer

Big Candy Canes: These sizable sweets are corn syrup free, available in Pomegranate or Cinnamon.

Archivist candles in Holiday Scents: These hand poured soy candles are adorable adorned with festive red lids.

60 Fortune Cookies book

Beltie Note cards by Elaine O’Neil

Daily Mood Calendar

For The Sensible Peeps

Leaf solar flashlight key chain: This key chain will light your way with 3 super bright LED lights.

Pocket magnifier

Clean Mark: This microfiber book mark does double duty!

Must have mini sewing kits for mending/ sartorial emergencies

Bow Tie Pins & “Geek chic” memo pad

Eyeglass maintenance kit: Keeping your reading eyes in good working order.

XL Cable Charging Cable (iPhone 5, 6 or recent model iPad): We have these in 6′ and 9′ lengths with old school fabric covered wire.

Assorted post it notes: Keep yourself organized through the New Year.

For the Kiddos

Eeboo sketchbook & colored pencils

Eeboo glitter puzzle: These are very popular all year long – check out the christmas themed puzzle!

Hedgehog lip gloss

Coin purses: Help the little ones save with these clever coin purses.

For a Beautiful Bar

Luchador bottle opener: This is a staff favorite, and it has wrestling poses to choose from! 

Mini Mason Jar shot glasses: These are fabulous for entertaining or repurposing to decorate with greens or name tags!

Happy Holidays from Fearrington!

 

Tree Decorating for the Birds

Wreaths are being hung, doors and windows swagged, trees lit and decorated, and the Fearrington gardeners have arrived at our favorite part of the Holiday Season: decorating the large tree in the center of the Village for the birds! Festooned from top to bottom with our handmade, edible ornaments, it is not only lovely to look at, but will provide our wild creatures with fruit, nuts, and nutrition during the next few cold weeks. This year, we'll be hanging peanut wreaths, raisin "icicles,"... Full Post >

Beer for the Holidays

We were very excited to share a favorite beer from Fearrington's Wine Director Maximilian Kast, the Corsendonk Christmas Ale! This beer is perfect for relaxing after a day of holiday shopping or to share with family over dinner. Here's what Maximilian Kast shared about this holiday delight: "Corsendonk Christmas Ale is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale made in a similar fashion as a Trappist Dubbel style. It has aromas of Prune, Raisin, Fig, and Floral notes as well, it is full-bodied and rich... Full Post >

Elemis 12 Days of Beauty

On the first day of Christmas Elemis gifted me, a travel size of the most luxurious spa products you could ever lay your hands on with the 12 Days of Beauty kit! You even get a sneak peak of a new item not available yet for retail, the Cleansing Babassu Facial Wipes, made with rich Amazonian Babassu oil to replenish the much needed hydration for the windy winter days. All item are listed on the box, and each day you get a complete and wondrous surprise as to which product you'll get.... Full Post >

Giving Back with Gingerbread

For the 12th annual gingerbread benefit for Triangle Family Services, Fearrington's cake designer Emma Isakoff crafted a miniature replica of The Fearrington House Restaurant, made entirely of gingerbread course! This beautifully detailed sweet creation placed third in the contest and helped raise money that will assist local families in crisis. So, how do you build a farmhouse of gingerbread? First measure and make a plan. Then bake up all of the pieces. Yes, shutters, doors,... Full Post >

Sugar Cookies: The Perfect Holiday Treat!

The Fearrington House's cake designer and chocolatière, Emma Isakoff, shared a classic sugar cookie recipe that sounds just scrumptious. These cookies are perfect for decorating and sharing with friends and family over the holidays! Enjoy! You'll need: Soft butter 1 & 1/2 cup Sugar 2 cups Eggs 4 Vanilla 1 teaspoon All purpose flour 5 cups Baking powder 2 teaspoons Salt 1/2 teaspoon Instructions: Sift flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a mixing bowl of a mixer... Full Post >