Holiday Gifts For Your Home
I think the best gifts for your home are either something unique and memorable that you will cherish and pass on as family heirlooms or those that you will use again and again in your everyday life. And ideally of course - products that you will use daily and then pass on in the future!
1. Timeless & Elegant China
One of the best things to give is high quality dinnerware that will last forever. When you pick a timeless design, you can collect the set over the years and also enjoy for years to come. I like simple white sets, and this year I started collecting Villeroy & Boch's New Wave, it's elegant yet modern. The serving pieces make a great gift and so do the breakfast sets with coffee cups and plates. Starting under 10 dollars per piece at Villeroy & Boch.
The same goes with elegant glassware - it's a great idea for you or someone you know to start collecting glassware. While many people already have the basic wine glasses, I have noticed many don't have two different sizes of wine glasses (for white and red wines), and might be missing champagne, cognac or cocktail glasses. Your gift recipient (or YOU) may not need all of them, but I suggest the Mulled Wine Mugs in Thermal Glass designed by Lovisa Wattman. A set of four is only $30 making it an inexpensive holiday gift which is great for the season and something to enjoy for years to come. These glass mugs are great for hot winter drinks to be served elegantly.
3. Espresso Machine with Pod System
Coffee makers with a pod system, originally introduced by Nespresso, have been a big hit for the past few years. This year the espresso lovers rejoice, because even the fanciest espresso machine brands have given in to this trend and have introduced pod system versions for their espresso machines. My favorite is this modern Francis Francis! X7 ($495) which you can use both the traditional way and with pods. For the functionality and design, it is also very well-priced, under $500.
4. Sky Planters
Winter time or no yard shouldn't stop anyone from gardening anymore thanks to Boskke sky planters. For herbs in the kitchen, flowers in the living room or even for the orchid in the bathroom - these modern planters are a must have. Starting from $25 at Boskke.com
5. Functional & Fun
Every home should have something that makes you smile every time you see it. It's time to put fun back to functional products, and I love this Shopper Magazine Rack made out of metal. For $58 you can gift something that fits almost any home and looks cool. Add a magazine subscription and you'll instantly give a gift that brings joy throughout the year.