Christmas Gift Guide: For the Home
Shopping for the home is one of my favorite types of shopping. I also find that giving gifts for the home is a great way to celebrate the holiday season, especially if you are giving a gift to someone who is hosting you, or who has just moved to a new place. Here are five of my top gifts for this season!
(A note: all my gift guides are free of affiliate links and only list gifts I’ve given, received, or plan to give (and hope to receive!) I hope you find these guides useful–please leave me a comment and let me know!)
Sheepskin rug, Aran Sweater Market, $79.99: The most luxurious way to get out of bed in the morning is stepping onto a sheepskin rug, especially if it’s winter and you have hardwood floors! I had this rug from the Aran Sweater Company for several years until it was inadvertently ruined, and have been meaning to replace it forever. The quality is wonderful and I could not recommend this particular rug more.
Hudson’s Bay blanket, The Bay, $325–$550: The original Hudson’s Bay blanket is a lifelong heirloom. I’d absconded with my father’s at boarding school so frequently that my parents gave me my own for a graduation present. They will last a lifetime and are certainly steal-worthy items… as I write this, my own Hudson’s Bay blanket is in my husband’s office! This is definitely a splurge item, but it’s a wonderful gift for a special person who is celebrating a milestone. Less expensive options with the same styling are this wool throw (The Bay, $149) and this fleece blanket (The Bay, $45).
Cocktail napkins, August Morgan, $44 for a set of 4: I’ve always loved the tongue-in-cheek appeal of August Morgan’s cocktail napkins, and have routinely gifted these as hostess gifts throughout the years. This is a great stocking stuffer item, or gift for a gift exchange. There’s something for everyone!
Table linens, Julia Amory, $155 for tablecloths, $120 for set of four placemats and dinner napkins: I’ve had my eye on Julia Amory’s beautiful block prints for some time now, and am eagerly awaiting the tree skirt I ordered! I am of the firm belief that you can never have enough table linens, and I love her patterns.
Cookbooks, via your local bookstore or Bookshop.org, various prices: I love gifting my favorite cookbooks to people I know will appreciate them! Three of my favorites to give are Buvette by Jody Williams, The Zuni Cafe Cookbook by Judy Rogers, and Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan.