2021 Gift Guide For Home and Style Mavens
THE GIFT GUIDES ARE HERE!!!
We all know that holidays aren’t about the presents, BUT you may also know that giving presents can be the best. Nothing makes me giddier than finding the perfect present for someone I love, especially when it comes to a tough giftee. (Everyone in my family is shockingly difficult to shop for.)
My hope is that these gift guides might help you source a little something special for someone you love. Or yourself! As I love to remind you every year, there is zero shame in forwarding these gift guides to significant others/family members with the subject “Hint, hiiiint.”
Happy gifting, friends! And happy, happy holidays. I think you’re wonderful.
2021 Gift Ideas for Home and Style Mavens:
Margaux The Downtown Boot. These timelessly chic boots will likely become the most worn in the lucky recipient’s closet. The classic point-toe works with everything from jeans to dresses, and the padded insole makes them a dream walking shoe. (These boots are hands down the most comfortable I’ve ever owned.) You can’t go wrong with versatile chocolate/black suede or black leather, but a python embossed pair will thrill those who like their footwear with a bit of an edge.
Zara Nylon Laptop Case. This quilted laptop case is like a chic overcoat for a laptop. I’m partial to the festive green.
Mango Cabreta Jacket. Who wouldn’t want a neutral fuzzy jacket that screams
yeti chic cozy! This one is the perfect fall/winter layering piece that makes everyone want to hug/pet the lucky wearer…
Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style. Interior design lovers will most definitely geek out over this glorious coffee table tome. It was given to me by my brother and his girlfriend as housewarming present, and I’ve since gifted it to many enthusiastic recipients.
The Nori Press. Whether at home or on-the-go, this portable steam iron magically removes wrinkles and refreshes clothing of all kinds! As someone who has tried a variety of travel steamers (most of which were a leaky hot mess), I can say with confidence that this is the best/easiest product I’ve found to keep my wardrobe wrinkle-free. A perfect gift for literally anyone who wears clothes. 😉
Chic Stays. Travel lovers will get lost in this Assouline stunner that tours some of the world’s most beautiful hotels with everyone from Sofia Coppola to Kate Moss. It’s guaranteed to strike up fabulous wanderlust-themed conversations when left out on a coffee table…
Katerina Psoma Earrings. A statement earring can transform any outfit, and I’m always wowed by Katerina Psoma’s unique and whimsical styles. The Josephine Dangles are on my current wish list, but there are countless fabulous options to choose from!
Made In Coupe Glasses. I find few things feel more decadent than drinking champagne and cocktails from a coupe. This classic crystal glass set is gorgeous, and while the stems appear delicate, they’re actually reinforced for durability. Like all things Made In, they’re simple, beautiful, and built to last.
Janessa Leone Hamilton Hat. Janessa Leone hats are celebrated for their gorgeous hand-crafted construction and functional design, and the Hamilton is no exception. Made from packable straw, this neutral stunner will complement almost any outfit. (If this particular style isn’t striking a chord, I also love the Edmonia and the Skyler.)
Naadam Merino Cashmere Oversized Ribbed Turtleneck. I’ve never repeated a gift guide item in back-to-back years, but I would be remiss not to remind you that this may be the most universally flattering turtleneck sweater of ALL TIME. Most of my friends, family, and virtual community are proud owners of this sweater, and it now comes in SIX colors. The fit is slightly oversized, so order the recipient’s normal size, and it will fit as it’s meant to. If you snag it during the 40% off Black Friday sale, you’ll be hard pressed to find another sweater of this caliber for the price.
Soko Twist Stacked Bangle Bracelets. When it comes to everyday staple jewelry pieces, nobody does it better than Soko. I love their classic cuffs and bangles (I wear the Sayo Cuff Bracelet with the Uzi Cuff Bracelet every day), and this timeless set will look fantastic solo or layered with other styles. Plus, Soko is a woman-led company that features the work of Kenyan artisans.
Zara Plaid Scarf. I know scarves feel like a cop out present, but hear me out. This one is soft. Very soft. I know because I wrap mine around my neck on the regular. It’s oversized, so it provides true warmth, but it can also double as a wrap/cape if one wanted to belt it. Also, it has pretty much every neutral colors in it, allowing it to blend beautifully with all manner of beiges/blacks/creams/and greys. DID I SELL YOU ON IT?! Excellent.
MoMA Irregular Crystal Vase. Designed to hold a single stem, this quirky vase will add a dose of whimsy to any bedside table, desk, or bathroom. Plus, it will catch and refract light to create beautiful rainbows. We all deserve more rainbows.
The Pouch by Porto. For the chic minimalist! Handmade in a family-run factory in Tuscany, this supple leather pouch—which comes in two sizes and five classic colors—can comfortably hold all one’s essentials while adding effortless elegance to any look.
Monthly Flower Delivery. I’m not sure there’s a better present than organizing a delivery of fresh flowers! Call a local florist and pay up front for as many arrangements as you’d like to be delivered on the future dates of your choosing. It’s an amazing way to support a local business and make the recipient feel loved multiple times over. Logan’s parents did a monthly delivery of flowers for me January through March of last year, and I was always surprised (and elated!) each time they showed up.