Happy Tuesday friends! It’s Holiday Gift Guide day here on the blog and today’s guide is extra special. Not only have I rounded up decor gifts that will be perfect for the decorator on your Christmas list, but I’m sharing a few decorating tips for each item! There are 11 items in today’s gift guide and every single one is something I’d love to own (or do). And I’ve included price-points ranging from $12.99 all the way up to $159 but most of the items are under $50. Happy shopping!
DECOR GIFTS UNDER $50
1 // Here’s proof that stylish home decor items don’t have to be expensive. These Pierced Lanterns are just $12.99 for the set of 2. Plus they are perfect for decorating during the holidays or anytime of the year. design tip: transform a decorative lantern into a flower vase by simply dropping a clear glass vase inside the lantern to hold flowers.
2 // Animal Print Velvet Pillow — I’ve seen this pillow at my local TJMaxx and its gorgeous. It’s lush and the 22″ X 22″ size ($39.99) is perfect as an accent pillow on a sofa or bed. It’s also available in a 14″ x 26″ size ($29.99). design tip: animal prints are a classic design element that will never go out of style.
3 // After seeing this Etched Glass Globe in Dear Lillie’s home office, I had to have it. It’s a unique decorative piece that will make a great gift for guys or gals. And it’s on sale for $34.99. design tip: don’t relegate globes to the home office, they make a nice decorative statement as part of a tabletop vignette.
4 // I used these Acrylic Candle Holders on a client’s fireplace mantel and they are stunning. The brass base and acrylic stem create the perfect mix of traditional and modern styling. Two sizes–small $34.00 and large $41.00. design tip: using candle holders in different sizes will add depth and dimension to a candle arrangement. But if your pair of candle holders are the same height, use pillars or taper candles in different heights to create the same dimensional effect.
CLASSIC DECOR GIFTS
5 // Have you noticed how hard it is to find stylish bud vases? Well, I’ve found the one! This gorgeous Clear Mini Glass Vase is fluted and looks much more expensive than its $5.99 price. design tip: A grouping of single bud vases down the middle of dining table can have just a much impact as a large floral arrangement. And bud vases are great at each individual place setting.
6 // I absolutely love this Rattan Ice Bucket. It’s casually chic and would look great on a bar cart or in a butler’s pantry. $59.50 design tip: ice buckets also make great flower vases! Here’s a great example.
7 // There’s not much from Serena & Lily that I don’t love. I’d use this Bedford Tray as part of a coffee table arrangement. $148.00 design tip: if your tray has an open weave bottom, have a piece of clear acrylic cut to fit so the tray becomes functional for serving.
UNIQUE & CHIC DECOR GIFTS
8 // I own this Faux Fur Soft Throw Blanket and can’t begin to tell you how soft it is. It’s available in three colors but this grey is my favorite. $59.99 d design tip: when not in use, drape throw blankets over the backs of chairs or across a footstool as a decorative statement.
9 // I just adore this blue and white Tassel Cachpot from Wayfair and hope Santa brings it my way for Christmas. $159.99 design tip: planters are not just for plants. Oversized planters make great containers for magazine, blankets or towel storage in a bathroom.
10 // Magnifying glasses like the Zamora Magnifier Glass are a fun accessory to add to a coffee table or bookshelf vignette. And they are a good men’s gift too! $49.95 design tip: group three or more similar items together to create an instant collection. Check out this grouping of magnifying glasses.
11 // How cute is this White Elephant Match Holder? Pair this with your favorite candle and you’ve got an awesome gift anyone would love. $38.00 design tip: whenever you’re shopping for decorative accessories, think about additional ways an item can be used. This match holder could be used as a flower vase, ring holder or vanity accessory in the bathroom.
That’s it for today! I’ll be back tomorrow for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour so be sure to stop by. I’ll be sharing the rest of my holiday decor with you. Here’s a little sneak peek…