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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.

4 thoughts on “Christmas Gift Guide: For the Home

  1. The Hudson’s Bay blanket! I purchased the Pendleton Woolen Mills version as a souvenir from Glacier National Park in 2017. I’m sure the original is even lovelier than the Pendleton version, but I cannot exist in the cold months without this blanket.

    1. I love Pendleton and they make great things! The original is wonderful and I love the history behind it. I can’t exist without it either… need to steal it back from my husband’s office! 🙂

  2. LLBean has throws made by Pendleton that are beautiful, warm, all wool, washable, and made in the US. I bought a few last year and love them. They would be a beautiful gift.

    I would also recommend bedsheets by Red Land Cotton. Truly the best we’ve ever had, and completely US made – the cotton is even grown in Alabama.

    1. Good to know re: LL Bean carrying Pendleton! Somehow I missed that. I’m so glad that they are of good quality 🙂

      I will have to look into those bedsheets! It’s always good to have extras, and I love that they are US-made! Happy Thanksgiving!

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