Nothing makes me feel more like an adult than asking for homewares for Christmas—hah! But, it’s no secret that I absolutely love decorating my apartment, so I am definitely not complaining; it’s just funny how the gifts you want the most change over time. (Ten years ago, American Eagle clothes and Bath & Body Works products were at the top of my list; ten years before that, a Razor scooter and DIY craft kits!)
Since moving into an apartment solo, I’ve had so much fun putting together a colorful apartment with special pieces and things I collect overtime. I’ve also found a real passion for hosting wine nights with friends and love having the right utensils on-hand to be the best hostess possible. I tried to keep these two passions in mind when putting together this gift guide for the home today!
For my birthday last year, Monica gave me a beautiful set of pineapple salad servers and I thought they were the most thoughtful gift—and very useful! This set from Nordstrom is a classic gold and at a great price point.
I collect coffee table books as a way to express my passions and also easily intersperse color throughout my apartment. This New York Times Explorer: Cities & Towns book is right up my alley—and, as someone who owns a few NYT travel guides, very useful!
You can never have too many coasters at home and I love these floral ones.
While I was in St. Michaels, Maryland earlier this year, I picked up a pair of stemless wine glasses with a palm leaf print—and this pair is so similar! These would be so fun to whip out at a wine night or cocktail party!
These mini Le Creusets are so cute—my friend Emma has a set of four, and they are perfect to make mini desserts or mini savory pies in for parties. At $20/each, you could get a set of four for under $100.
Home is where the candles burn—and this Jenni Kayne candle smells like Christmas.
I recently picked up these gingham Serena & Lily napkins and I love how timeless the pattern is. They are also extremely thick material, so I know they’ll hold up for years to come.
How hilarious are these personality wine charms?! I love when something for your home offers form and function—these would be a great conversation starter.
I love having trays around my house—they are a great catchall for jewelry, matchbooks, my keys, chapsticks, the like. This lemon tray is right up my alley and would bring sunshine to any room.
One day when I have more cabinet space again, I am going to invest in Christmas dinnerware. I am obsessed with this watercolor Christmas tree set from Waiting on Martha—in addition to salad and dinner plates, they also have a variety of serving ware in this pattern.
When all else fails, you can never have too many matches—I love this multicolor party bottle.