I hope y’all had a warm and relaxing Thanksgiving. Thankfully I will not be braving the large malls, but only the small town streets in the land of the pines. I recognize that there are so many gift guides to choose from, so I am merely suggesting some of my favorite things this season of good quality and design. I included items that can be purchased from small boutiques to chain stores. A little bit of everything for everyone on your list.
Please click the pictures for links to products. Happy shopping!
For The Hostess And The Home
the most important list of all
My favorite instagram find has been these brushstroke lamps by Jana BEK design. They come in striking colors, but can be customized as well. Isn’t the navy divine?!
All I can say is I am glad this is not purple (last year Ken Downing had a purple wax candle that my pug conveniently knocked all over my upholstered chair….le sigh). I am very excited for this Ken Downing exclusive NEST candle that has an aroma of sandalwood, oak moss, wild fig and ginger.
ROX by CJ Designs make unique and phenomenal gifts. They are available at select Neiman Marcus stores and in high-end home boutiques in San Fransisco, New York City, Aspen, and Dallas. See my previous post here.
How can I not love a store with the name of Boxwoods! A preserved boxwood wreath makes timeless door decor.
Furbish Studio knows how to make chic and playful pillows that add a fierce pop! From the iconic Scalamandre red zebra pillow to the black and white spots, these pillows could find a sofa home in any type of decor.
This classic herringbone racing green blanket from Steve McKenzie’s makes for a warm and wonderful hostess gift.
Blue and white are always a delight, and especially at these low prices (seriously…click the pics!). A truly timeless git from the Bombay Company that any friend would appreciate.
Leotine Linens are of the highest-quality with timeless monogram design.
Elizabeth Bradley Home needlepoint pillows are not just a gift for your grandmother, but can be a traditional addition to any well-appointed room. See my previous post here.
The new coffee table by Tory Burch is sure to make any good tastemaker merry.
Aerin Lauder’s chocolate shagreen tray would place wonderfully on any coffee table or ottoman.
this is my grown-up Christmas list
A chic blue sweater from Ann Mashburn in Atlanta. So many glorious colors that would make anyone happy.
After I visited their Aspen studio this past summer, I am hooked. Taylor and Tessier make the most exquisite cuffs from blue stingray to blue python and many more fabulous textures and colors.
Always a fine jewelry favorite. The Dallas designers of Jude Frances make exceptional and unique jewelry.
There is nothing I love more than loungewear, and there is nothing more I love than PJ Harlow loungewear. My unofficial-official attire for writing The Potted Boxwood blog posts night after night.
A Malachite clutch with a white amethyst cluster by Charlotte Max. This Dallas based company makes incredible clutches that inevitably start a conversation.
The Smythson 2015 red crocodile agenda needs no introduction.
masculine, metro, and marvelous
If you live in Dallas you have the luxury of visiting Gwenyth’s goop pop-up shop in Highland Park Village. If your not near the sophisticated lone star city, you can still purchase goop’s exclusive Texas set online that is filled of a flask, money clip, and denim pocket square.
While under “For Him” this can definitely be “For Her” too. This black crocodile notepad from Madison 214 is a classic and universally pleasing gift. These can also be monogramed.
Tizo lacquered tigerwood cufflink box from Gracious Home NYC. A sharp and sophisticated addition to any men’s dresser.
The antler bottle opener from Anthropologie is the masculine way to crack open a corona.
Everlane cashmere crew in moss. Fantastic quality and completely classic.
A monogram box to house this 8 piece steak knife set by Wusthof from Williams Sonoma.
For The Kids
no cry babies
Anything monogrammed is fun for kids, but these blankets from Me & Re Design can grace the twin bed of a little girl to a college dorm of an upcoming grad.
A classic collection of books from the In Bloom collection by Rifle Paper Company. How fantastically fun would these be on a bookshelf in a girl’s room.
Crew Cuts always has the cutest things, and these glitter lodge moccasins are no exception!
Tucker + Tate boy’s plaid pajama pants from Nordstom.
Eleni’s cookies are a delicious and colorful treat for kids (and big kids) during any special occasion. Santa will love these too!
For The Pooch
the lucky puppy
The Buffalo Check from C. Wonder would look so phenomenal on my sweet little Emmie Pug.
The reindeer toy bucket from Harry Barker.
Frame the sweet picture perfect pup in these Italian Wood bone frames available from Boxwoods online.
Personalized glass dogs bowls from Mark & Graham make for a happy dog and even happier owner.
For The TravLer
jet set at home and abroad
LUXE City Guides are a staple for any of my travel plans. If you know someone who likes to jet set or of a friend’s upcoming vacation, these make a smart and dependable gift.
The Essex Weekender Tote by Mark & Graham. Perfect for the preppy traveler.
Why not give your new rose gold iphone a nice tattoo? Case from Rifle Paper Company
The Bellagio Spinner Suitcase from Bric’s is a stylish and durable way to pack all of your travel needs. You can gladly spot me with mine on my frequent jaunts to DFW.
These $15 Jute cosmetic bags from Ballard Designs can be personalized and make for a wonderful travel accessory.
For all Your Hard Work
sweet gifts for those who help you along the way
Ling’s Little Calendars can be placed in their acrylic desktop holders and are the perfect addition for any office or home desk (teacher, doctor, real estate agent, etc.)
Nothings smells of the holidays like the NEST holiday candle. I am clearly a big fan of their beautifully burning candles. With this gift, you can’t go wrong.
An incredible new use of technology. With the Coravin wine opener you can drink your wine without opening the bottle. A great gift for anyone who enjoys a nice glass of wine. My only question is, who doesn’t finish the bottle?!
There is nothing Tom Ford does that doesn’t scream chic. Tom Ford’s Jasmin Rouge is my new signature scent. This body lotion would make a wonderful gift that is perfectly packaged.
If you haven’t heard of May Designs, please let me enlighten you. For $19 you can get cute and easily portable monogrammed notebooks. You simply pick the background, monogram/font style, and how you would like the pages to be filled (lined, graph, agenda). It is as simple as that!