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The Ultimate Mountain Living Holiday Gift Guide

Nov 04, 2020

The Best Mountain Living Holiday Gift Guide for 2020

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to gift the special people in your life. 

To help you start your holiday shopping, we’ve created this guide to give you some inspiration to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list –– no matter how different their interests. So, don’t leave your holiday shopping for the last minute, let’s check out some of the most impressive options available this year! 

1. A Unique Art Piece

No home is complete without unique art pieces that compliment the decor –– and no gift is quite as thoughtful as a one-of-a-kind work of art your loved one can put on display in their home. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, there are many charming mountain towns where you can find art made by local artists that capture the essence of mountain living.

To find amazing art, we suggest visiting Asheville, known for its artistic flare. With amazing workshops and galleries, you can get to know the artist and commission an artwork, making the gift even more special.

2. An Exclusive Wine Subscription

Is there a wine enthusiast in your life? If so, an exclusive wine subscription is sure to fill them with holiday cheer. There are many subscriptions to choose from, but one of our favorites is Diamond by Gold Medal Wine Club. They deliver some of the best wine from California, including areas like Napa Valley and Sonoma

If you are interested in an international wine subscription, you will want to check out French & Italian Wine Collectors’ Clubs by Roscioli, making it easy to try aged Italian & French luxuries.

On the other hand, if sparkling wine or champagne is their drink of choice, The Sip is a great option that makes trying new-to-you champagne houses or regions, as well classics like Moët or Veuve Clicquot

Another option is Harry & David Wine & Cheese Pairing Club. It includes a bottle of wine with the perfect pairing of a gourmet cheese to accompany the drink, a great excuse for hosting a wine-tasting party. 

If you want to give a gift they won’t forget, you can also plan to visit a winery to tour the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process, and the best part, taste a variety of different wines. Some even have the option to stay overnight, making for a fun holiday getaway!

At The Cliffs, we have created a wine experience that both educates and allows you enjoy a good bottle of wine among friends. All members have over a dozen sommeliers to introduce them to the newest wines or recommend the perfect pairing. Be sure to consult them when you are choosing a wine gift this holiday season.

3. Convenient Travel Accessories

For that person in your life who is always on the go, travel accessories are a practical gift that will be sure to make their next adventure more comfortable. Consider a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, such as the impressive Sony WH 1000-XM3 or Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700. Both deliver an excellent sound experience. 

Another option is a new travel backpack, perfect for minimalist travelers who also enjoy the outdoors. Osprey creates functional designs that make it easy to stay organized while on the go. More specifically, the Osprey Fairview Trek Pack that provides the best of both a travel and backpacking bag in one backpack.

4. A New Tech Gadget 

Who doesn’t love discovering the latest features on a new tech gadget? Recently released smartphones or tablets, such as the new Apple iPhone 12, are a fantastic gift for the tech guru in your life. If you’re looking for a bigger TV screen, you may want to shop for the latest smart TV, such as the Samsung Q950TS QLED 8K, where you can watch multiple screens at the same time. 

Other display gadgets that are quickly becoming more popular are projectors, like the Samsung 130″ The Premiere 4K Smart Projector. The Anker Nebula Mars II Pro Portable Projector is a portable option that allows you to display your phone screen on the go, indoors or out. 

5. Outdoor Equipment

Outdoor enthusiasts are always looking for new ways to make their lives more convenient when out in nature, and a handy multi-tool to have in their backpack, like the LEATHERMAN Wave Plus, is perfect for whatever situation they may be faced with. Another great gift option is a new Yeti cooler to keep food and drinks cool out on the campground. One can never go wrong with a hammock to relax in after a long hike –– and the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Lightweight Camping Hammock is both comfortable and easy to pack. 

6. Premium Sporting Equipment

Who said practice was the only way to improve your game? Premium equipment can be an important part of your success on the court, field or golf course, too! This holiday season, give your sports lovers what they really need: new tools for their trade. For golfers, a new set of golf clubs could come in handy, or a pop-up net to practice their swing right in their own backyard. As always, our golf professionals at The Cliffs are always available to help you find the perfect set. 

If they prefer to swing a racket, you may want to look for the latest tennis racket such as the Babolat Pure Drive 2021 or Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro. Whatever sport they may play, a gift to help them improve their game will be much appreciated.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

The experience of mountain living at The Cliffs is heightened through the full golf membership we offer those who purchase a home in our luxury community. This exclusive membership is truly the gift that keeps on giving, as it can be passed down to children and even grandchildren for generations of memorable fun together. 

Our full golf membership includes access to all seven of our premier golf courses throughout the Carolinas, along with seven wellness centers, tennis courts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, private clubhouses, fine-dining, the Beach Club, and marina facilities. Not to mention the hundreds of private social clubs to meet other members and indulge in your favorite interests and hobbies. 

With access to private forests in the Blue Ridge Mountains and sandy shores along Lake Keowee, the possibilities for engaging in your favorite activities are endless when you call The Cliffs home. Together you will create everlasting memories with those you love in one of the most spectacular regions of the country.

Take the first step and discover the generous homesites and elegant turn-key properties available in any of our seven communities. 

If you would like to learn more about how to make The Cliffs your home, contact our team today. We look forward to working with you to find your new property in the Carolina mountains.

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