I’ve gathered a collection of thoughtful gift pairing ideas; when you need a little something ‘extra’ for that special someone.
GORGEOUS SERVING BOWL
Hand Carved Teak Bowl - I have no doubt this heirloom bowl would be used quite often and it’s so elegant I would leave it on my counter year round filled with lemons or seasonal fruit.
Danish Salad Servers - These sleek serving pieces would work with any table setting and their gilded finish makes them perfect for entertaining.
Hand-Cast Bronze Napkin Rings - If you’re looking for something unique, these herb inspired napkin rings have just enough glam for a holiday table. Their organic design would also be perfect for a spring brunch or summer barbecue.
Cyprus Finishing Salt - How professional chefs and foodies finish off their dishes. I use a flaked salt daily just to feel fancy and I have actually made my own while on a seaside vacation!
REUSEABLE TOTE BAG
Waxed Canvas Grocery Bag - Hands down, this is one of my favorite purchases this year! Finally, a bag that is washable, foldable, and strong enough to hold everything. When I’m at the grocery store I’m constantly asked where to get one!
Waxed Canvas Tote - This is the shorter darker version - and you can be sure it’s on my list this Christmas.
Fold-Up Bag - I keep one of these with me at all times!
Cotton Bulk Bags - These have dozens of uses aside from their intended bulk goods -as a lunch or snack bag, for your travel toiletries, or to corral all those pesky cables and cords.
Stainless Steel Straws - A stylish way to ditch plastic straws.
Unpaper Towels - Sustainable towels for everyday tasks.
The Nordic Baking Book - A comprehensive guide to Nordic home baking from the award winning chef, Magnus Nilsson.
Ottolenghi Simple - Everything Ottolenghi does is magic in the kitchen. His veggie centered books should be staples for the home cook - the recipes are simply delicious!
Belgian Linen Kitchen Towels - Beautiful natural linen towels get softer with age while still looking pretty on the counter.
French Spreaders - I use these exact knives every day and have given a boxed set countless times to friends. Love them!
Cookbook + iPad Stand - I’m constantly looking for a way to prop up my iPad or cookbook while I’m in the kitchen and this foldable stand would be a great solution. Plus, it would store easily in a cabinet when not in use.
HAND CRAFTED MUG
White Silo Mug - I love the warm neutrals of this mug and the taller size is perfect for those needing a more generous cup to kick start their morning.
Chestnut Stoneware Mug - I’m obsessed with the color and shape of this mug and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who would be!
Pour Over Coffee Cone - For slow weekend mornings, this brewer is the perfect addition to your breakfast tray.
Artisanal Honey - Sweeten up hot beverages with this yummy squeeze bottle. They also make a salted one that’s delicious on peanut butter toast or alongside a cheese board!
Assam Superb Tea - For the queen or king in your life, you can’t go wrong with the worlds finest blend - it’s been served to the British royal family for over 300 years.
Luxurious Diptyque Candle - The irresistible freshness of a bouquet of roses, sweetened with blackcurrant leaves.
Hand Crafted Stoneware Candle - The base is a match striker and it comes with it’s own leather coaster, so chic!
Beeswax Tapers - I think these are such a thoughtful hostess gift. Their simplicity and organic nature feel very nostalgic.
Apothecary Match Bottle - Adorable, functional, and pretty!
Wick Trimmer & Snuffer Set - Something most people don’t buy for themselves and are pleasantly surprised how much they love using them as opposed to scissors and smoke.
Modern Black Wick Trimmer - I love the drama of black!
Stoneware Match Striker Set - I think I own 5 or 6 different match strikers which makes me sound like a hoarder, but I don’t care. They’re so much nicer than a propane flick lighter!
Pure Cashmere Scarf - A true winter essential. A simple, classic cashmere scarf that’s perfect for bundling up in.
Stonewashed Linen Scarf - Lighter weight gauze makes a great layering piece for warm winter climates and at a very affordable price point for European flax linen.
Double Hoop Earrings - You can never go wrong with a simple, classic earring - they never go out of style.
Chunky Small Hoop Earrings - I have a similar version of these and wear them in constant rotation.
Le Labo Travel Set - Carrying a small travel sized perfume has saved me on countless trips. After spending hours in the air, a little spritz is all it takes to feel a bit more refreshed.
Sculptural Cuff Bracelet - Cuff bracelets are so effortlessly chic and they fit every wrist - win, win!
SOFT COZY THROW
PomPom Hand Knit Throw - The ultimate, extra chunky luxurious throw to cozy up in by the fire. The neutral, antique white color will blend nicely with any decor.
Fringed Knit Throw - I love a fringed throw for layering over a chair or at the foot of a bed - and the soft blush hue is a lovely welcome to those dreary winter days.
Hand Knit Alpaca Socks - Who wouldn’t love these adorable, one-of-a-kind, hand knit socks - they’re such a special gift!
Gray Comfort Slippers - These inexpensive, lightweight everyday slippers would also tuck nicely into a suitcase.
Suede Loafer Slippers - Super soft faux fur and perhaps even stylish enough to wear on a morning coffee run.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and yours!