Monday, November 30, 2020

Gift Guide 2020: For The Home

Gift Guide 2020: For The Home
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Happy Cyber Monday! There are lots of sales to be had, so see below for links to more sale content. My biggest tip for Cyber Monday is that if you see something that you purchased from last week/this past weekend go on even bigger sale, it's usually worth it to call and see if the company will price adjust it to the better price. I have done this many times over the years and no one has ever denied me the better price! 

Now onto today's gift guide. I wanted to get this one live today as a lot of these items are on MAJOR sale right now for Cyber Monday. 

This is the first year I have done a 'for the home' gift guide. It feels fitting as we have all been spending much more time at home. These are all items we use regularly and bring me joy at home. Many of these items are not only pretty but also very useful, too! You'll notice I put together two collages because I had too many items that I love and wanted to share! I really tried to make this as varied as possible. There are items at all different price points and I think some of these items could be a good gift idea for people who might be harder to shop for- whether that's your mother-in-law or your aunt or sister or even your boyfriend! I've got stocking stuffers and gifts for him on deck, stay tuned! 

Bone China Mug// I wrote an entire blog post about this mug and why I love it. I never thought I'd write so many words about one mug, but here we are. It's SO good. 

Bud Vase// I have and love this bud vase. It is so simple and so beautiful. You could give this to someone and add in flowers! 

Bamboo Flatware// We have this flatware and love it for everyday use. It makes me feel less guilty for not polishing the silverware as often as I should.

Cast Iron Skillet// This is something my fiancé would rate as a number 1 gift. I got him one last year for Christmas and he uses it many times per week- you can cook practically anything in it! There are all different sizes and they are all very affordable, especially compared to how expensive some pans can be. 

Coffee Maker// I wrote a whole blog post about this coffee maker because it is AMAZING! We use it every day. 

Nespresso// I can't believe the price on this! It's not only low for just the machine but you also get the milk frother and 62 capsules. This is the exact machine we have, too, and it is wonderful. It's a treat to be able to make cappuccinos on the weekend! 

Down Blanket// You all know how I feel about this down blanket throw. It is wonderful and would make a great gift for anyone on your list. 

Echo Show// We have 2 Echo shows and love them. They work with Alexa and I love that they have a screen. They also have a good speaker so we can listen to music as well. I'd say we use the one in our kitchen the most. You can watch Amazon Prime video on it, you can play Jeopardy- we do that while cooking dinner which is so fun, get the weather, listen to the radio, etc. We even have it set up to turn our lights on and off! 

Martini Glasses// We have these and they get SO much use. We both love martinis and these glasses feel so sophisticated and fancy! I also want these- they're just so beautiful! 

Cabbage Plates// I love lettuceware/cabbageware whatever you want to call it. I have started collecting a few Bordalli Pinheiro pieces here and there and they are just so fun and whimsical! 

Spatula Set// This is such a good gift for anyone- I don't even cook that much (my fiancé does most of the cooking) and even I think these spatulas are game-changers. There is a spatula for any cooking situation in this set and the way they are shaped is so different than a typical spatula. Plus, I really like having a few variations in size. 

Cocktail Picks// I love these cocktail picks. They are beautiful so you can display them and they are functional. We mostly use them for martinis, but you could use them for appetizers, too. 

Chargers// These are inexpensive and while they are plastic, they do not look like it. If you have a big table you are setting, these are so pretty and there are a lot of different colors and styles. I have 3 sets now. 

Cane Tray// We have this in our bathroom to hold our daily essentials and it is so pretty! 

Scalloped Amazon Basket// We have these scalloped baskets and I love them for decor or even using as a bread basket! 

Spode Pasta Bowls// These are the plates that we use the most. It's like a hybrid between a bowl and a plate and they work with pretty much any meal! Plus, they are gorgeous. 

Rattan Placemats// I love these when I'm setting a table in the spring/summer. The shape is beautiful and the quality is so nice. They're a good neutral and add texture to even the simplest of tablescapes. 

Dog Old Fashioned Glasses// My aunt got my fiancé these glasses for his birthday and he is obsessed. He will usually make an old fashioned or even just do bourbon on the rocks in this glass. I have used them for various cocktails as well and just think they are so cute for any dog lover. 

Sensa Wine Glasses// We love these glasses. Even my fiancé loves them and he's not really 'into' glassware like I am. They are Olivia Pope sized but are not globe-shaped like OP's iconic glasses. For those of you who don't watch Scandal, that basically means that these are large wine glasses, ha!

Monogrammed Tissue Box// There is not a 'naked' tissue box in our house haha! I love buying monogrammed tissue box covers. They're something a lot of people don't know about and they are definitely not necessary so it can be a fun gift to give. 

Gift Guide 2020: For The Home

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Grill Tools// My fiancé is obsessed with his grill. I say 'his' because I have never used it, however, I reap the benefits of delicious food, that's for sure. He got himself these tools and he loves them. They are high quality and sleek looking. 

Cyrstal Cut Stemless Wine Glasses// I love our Waterford cut crystal stemless glasses so much. You can use them for wine or for cocktails. We even use them for water. They are so versatile and just stunning. I can't believe a set of 4 are on sale or $60, regularly $200.  

Monogrammed Lumbar Pillow// I love this pillow! We have it in our guest bedroom right now and it's so beautifully made. It looks like something you'd have done by an interior designer for a fraction of the cost. 

Mint Julep Cup// We have several mint julep cups and use them all over the house as pencil cups, vases, toothbrush holders, etc. Oh, you could also use them for actual mint juleps, too! 

Scalloped Frame// I have this frame and love it SO much. It's a little bit more modern than a typical gold frame but also has a 'grand millennial' feel to it at the same time. 

Dutch Oven// We love our Dutch oven! We don't really use it much in the summer, but it's great for cooking things like sauces, stew, etc. We went with Staub because I read that the little nubs underneath the lid help to redeposit moisture into whatever you are cooking and Le Creuset does not have that feature. Otherwise, through everything I read/researched, they seem to be pretty similar! 

Smiley Sponges// I have been using these sponges for so many years. They make such a good hostess gift if you tie one onto a bottle of wine. A great stocking stuffer, too! These sponges stay stiff in cool water and then soft in warmer water. They last for quite some time and never scratch anything. 

Frame TV// I love our Frame TV so much this is the second gift guide it has made this year. You can read a full review of the TV, here. Basically, I would not usually think a TV is a great gift, but this TV is art/decor plus a really great TV. The way it hangs against the wall and the fact that you can change the color of the bezel is just really cool. 

Silver Bamboo Frame// I have so many of these. The price is great and the quality is also perfect. I also have given these as gifts countless times because they are on Prime and so easy to get in quickly! 

Wine Chiller// This is something that we don't have but that I would like! It's an insulated cover for wine that you can bring to a picnic or anywhere you are outside of the home (even if just on your patio). It keeps wine chilled so no need to lug around a cooler if you are just taking one bottle. Thinking this would be great for rosé in the summer to bring to a BYOB spot. 

Outdoor Blanket//This is on my wish list. It's pricey for a blanket so I am hoping RTIC comes out with something less (they make such nice stuff that looks like Yeti for a lot less). This is a picnic blanket where the underside is waterproof. We did a lot of picnics this summer and we really enjoyed doing them and this would have been so nice to have! 

Beach Towels// We have these and they are SO nice. I always think beach towels make a good gift for someone that has a home by the water and hosts lots of overnight guests. You need a lot of beach towels if you live on a lake or at the ocean or whatever it may be! 

Embroidered Napkins// I am of the thinking that you can never have too many linen napkins. My mom and Grammie have always had such amazing napkin collections. My great grammie was a seamstress and so she would always create the most beautiful napkins for my mom and Grammie! I aspire to have a collection like theirs someday. 

Oil Dispenser// We don't have a pretty oil dispenser but this is something I would personally love to have. I really like to create my own marinades and dressings from scratch so I have several different bottles of oil that I use! This would be a cute gift paired with a good bottle of olive oil! 

Solar Tealights// I stumbled upon these and couldn't leave them off the list. They are little tea lights that are solar-powered. What a smart idea and they are so pretty. My parents have the most beautiful back patio so as soon as I saw these, I thought of them. Anyone that has a great outdoor space would appreciate these! 

1 comment:

Hillary said...

I too love linen napkins! I think they're the perfect way to easily switch up a table setting for the seasons and make great gifts because they're fairly inexpensive compared to how beautiful they can be


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