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Under $30: Holiday Host & Hostess Gifts

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

I’m a lover of entertaining during the holiday season, decorating the house with fresh evergreens, adding some sparkle, and filling it with the scents of the season – we love inviting friends in from the cold to enjoy a cup of cheer at this time of year.  

Every year I do a roundup of favorite gifts ideas for a host or hostess and I keep it under $30. If you’re invited to a get together this holiday season, here are my 2012 picks for the cooks, foodies, wine enthusiasts, coffee or tea lovers, gardeners, and hip hosts or hostesses you know! 

for the cook

 

Striped Apron, Dean & Deluca, $30; Le Creuset Butter Crock, Pot & Pantry, $30; Spotless Juicer, Anthropologie, $30;  Red Zig Zag Apron, Sur la Table, $20; Equal Tea Towel, Studio Patro, $24; Marble Mortar and Pestle, Overstock, $29.99;  Letter Pressed Cookie Set, World Market, $17.99 

for the foodie gifts

 

Fig Jam Assortment, the girl and the fig, $28; Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup, Dean & Deluca, $22;  Demi glace (several flavors), Williams-Sonoma, $29.95; Gray Salt Trio, Napa Style, $29;  7” Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, The Cheesecake Factory, $25.95; Royal Riviera Pears, Harry & David, 29.95. 

for the wine enthusiast

 

8 Cork candles, Napa Style, $22;  Red Pedrini Bottle Opener, Target, $19.99; Decanter with Oak Stopper, Wine Enthusiast, $29.99; Wine Purse, Bed Bath & Beyond, $29.99;  Gold Honeycomb white wine glasses, set of four, West Elm, $25

coffee or tea lover gifts

 

Loose Tea Storage Tins, Teavana, $10.95;  Glass teapot, CB2, $17.95; Graphic Espresso Serving Set; Crate + Barrel, $19.95; Tea for One, Poketo, $29; King & Queen Mugs, Jonathan Adler, $26; Aerolatte Frother, Crate + Barrel, $19.95

 

for the gardener

 

Herb Keeper, Amazon, $19.95; Floral Garden Shears, Hayneedle, $24.95; Compost Container, Gardener’s Supply, $29.95; Rosemary Mini Tree; Burpee, $29.95;  Copper Garden Labels, Terrain, $18

for the hip host or hostess

 

Thomas Paul coasters, Orange & Pear, $18; Hobnail Candle, Altogether Home, $28;  Mustache Tray, Z Gallerie, $24.95; Wood Bowl, Wayfair, $24.95; Agate trivet, Leif, $20; Enamel Servers, Macys, $24.99; Maple stick candles, Shop Terrain, $30;  Cheese Knife Set, Crate + Barrel, $24.95

I hope you like the 2012 picks as much as I do.  Perhaps one of them is the perfect gift for someone you know … or for you?! 

Coming up next, the Friday Finds of the week.  :)

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Tonic Living Giveaway!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Hello all, I’m so excited to share a fabulous giveaway with you today! I’m such a lover of fabric, it really does have the power to transform a space, to modernize, refresh, uplift!

I mentioned years ago what a big fan I am of Tonic Living, and today I’ve partnered with them to bring you a giveaway!  Remember this fresh fabric by Dwell Studio that I made into a tablecloth for a recent tablescape?   Yep, it’s from Tonic Living!   fabric from tonic living

 

Tonic Living has dozens and dozens of the chicest fabrics for all of your home decor needs and in styles ranging from retro to geometric to floral, I just know you’ll become a big fan too.   This week, Tonic Living is giving away two $75 gift certificates to their online shop!

tonic living fabrics

They also carry pillow covers for sprucing up your bedroom, chair, or sofa!

tonic living pillows

 

Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift certificates to Tonic Living:

1) Hop on over to Tonic Living and pick a favorite fabric or pillow, then leave a comment naming your favorite! 

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

  

Two winners, US and Canada only.  Giveaway ends on Saturday November 10th, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST.   By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

WINNERS:  #414 Abby and #960 Martha Harris

Winners notified via email.

 

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