It’s that time of year again! Christmas season is in full swing, and because 2020 has been, let’s just say, less than spectacular, I think we all deserve to be a little extra this holiday season. Whether you’re frantically searching for the perfect gift for that special someone or you just want to treat yourself for the holidays, there’s something on my list for just about everyone! And because small businesses like mine have especially been impacted by the forced closures, lighter foot traffic, and general uneasiness that Covid-19 has created, I’ve chosen to highlight a few of the local businesses that I love the most. So without further adieu (and channeling my most fabulous, over the top, inner Oprah voice), I present to you Dr. Green’s Favorite Things: 2020 Edition.
1. 🎶 All I want for Christmas is some new front teeth 🎶
Surely you’re not surprised that a new smile made the list?! What better way to show someone, or yourself, some love than by investing in your smile. Whether it be the veneers you’ve been thinking about for years or the straight teeth you’ve been considering recently, now is a great time to start the journey to your dream smile! Maybe you think it’s above your budget. We now offer in house payment plans that can accommodate any budget. Submit a FREE virtual consult today, and I’ll personally send you back a customized video answering all of your questions about the timeline, the finances, and the process.
Price: available by request (www.grantsferryfamilydentistry.com\smile-virtual-consult)
2. Pamper yourself
What if you could knock all of the women off your list at one time? Now you can! Green Wellness Spa offers a multitude of services, including customized facials, nanoneedling, and eyebrow tinting and waxing, to name a few. Licensed esthetician Jenny Warren curates just the right mix of products to meet your unique needs and leave your skin glowing. Our adorable gift cards are sure to make the perfect stocking stuffer!
Price: any amount (www.greenwellnessspallc.com)
3. Clean teeth
When it comes to electric toothbrushes, I’ve tried just about every one of them. And let me tell you, there is something different about this brand new tech-lovers toothbrush, the Oral-B iO series 9! For those of you nerds who have thought, “I’ve always wished my toothbrush had AI recognition, 3D teeth tracking, and Bluetooth technology,” you’re in luck! This brush not only aims to improve your brushing skills, but also leaves your teeth feeling professional level clean every day. I think we’re just one step away from, “Alexa, brush my teeth!”
Price: $225, includes brush, heads, charger, case, toothpaste, rinse
4. The gift of youth
This Christmas at GFFD, I am offering the most sought after gift of all time- the gift of youth. In as little as 10 minutes, I can erase the fine lines and wrinkles that have taken years to develop, leaving your skin looking fresh, rejuvenated, and years younger! Sound too good to be true? That’s the beauty of Botox! Treat yourself this holiday season!
Price: $10/unit (offer expires Dec 31, 2020)
5. A White Christmas
No more dreaming of a white Christmas- make it a reality with Glo Professional Whitening. Now until the end of the year, our most popular whitening system will be offered at a discounted price. Whether you need to refresh your smile for holiday parties or you just know that your bestie would love it, give the gift of whiter teeth this Christmas!
Price: $350 (includes in-office whitening session and take home kit, offer expires Dec 31, 2020)
6. Baby soft skin
Looking for a gift for your skin? Look no further! Green Wellness Spa has partnered with SkinCeuticals skin care to offer the most advanced, dermatologist recommended, medical grade skin care on the market. Backed by research and science, this line of product promises to meet your skin where it’s at and help bring it to where you want it to be. Free consults from licensed esthetician Jenny Warren will help determine exactly what is most suited for your skin type. What are you waiting for?
Price: from $35 and up (www.greenwellnessspallc.com)
7. A sip of heaven
If you haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying a hot cup of coffee from local favorite, BeanFruit Coffee Company, you do not know what you’re missing out on. It’s no secret that coffee is my love language, and no one speaks to me quite as fluently as BeanFruit. From their unique blends to their freshly roasted beans, the passionate team of roasters at BeanFruit are the guys you want behind the beans! This locally roasted coffee has found its way to many of your favorite coffee shops so be sure to pick up an extra bag next time you’re out. Your taste buds will thank you!
Price: starting at $13.50/ 12oz. (available online at www.beanfruit.com)
8. The gift of staying out of the kitchen
The secret’s out- I don’t like to cook! Actually, I’m not so sure if I don’t like it or I don’t feel like I have time for it, but either way, getting through dinner time at the Green home is like a marathon- including sweat, tears, and much cheering when it’s over. Any chance to ease that burden during the holiday season when things are already stressful is more than welcome. That’s why we love Sugar Magnolia Takery so much! Pre-cooked meals ready to pop in the oven that my entire family loves? Yes, please! Not to mention their wonderful catering and mouth watering sweets ready to take to your holiday party. Christmas just got a whole lot sweeter!
Prices: available online (www.sugarmagnoliatakery.com)
9. All I want for Christmas is tacos
Whether you need a quick bite to eat while you’re out holiday shopping or you’re planning on hosting a super fun Christmas fiesta (hmmm…I like that idea!), one local eatery that has never disappointed the crew of GFFD is Jaco’s Tacos. The food is always fresh, the service top notch, and they can easily handle your catered corporate lunch or last minute dinner for 12 (ask me how I know). And did I mention their margaritas? Made fresh daily with only natural ingredients. Need I say more?
Prices: available online (http://jacosfnf.com)
10. Bee Merry
If you’re looking to add a little local flair to any gift, pair it with locally sourced honey from Magnolia State Honey Company. This father/daughter duo delivers the purest, sweetest honey straight from their Mississippi farm to your table. Check them out on Facebook and grab a jar. You won’t regret it!
Prices: starting at $8 (https://www.facebook.com/MagnoliaStateHoneyCompany/)
11. Art from the heart
One of my very favorite non-profit organizations located just minutes from our office is The Mustard Seed. This community of adults with developmental disabilities create unique pieces of art that are then turned into various items (ornaments, coasters, phone wallets, etc.) available for sale in their gift shop. Not only does it help support The Mustard Seed and the beautiful work they do, but they also have discovered some amazing artists in the process. Shop online or visit the gift shop. You’ll be sure to find a unique item for a friend and likely yourself, too!
Prices: available online, more items available in store (https://the-mustard-seed-online-gift-shop.myshopify)
This Christmas, I hope that you find time to focus on the good this year has brought. It’s been unlike any other, but it has definitely taught me some lessons that I hope to always hold near. From the team at GFFD and GWS, Merry Christmas!