2014 Home Gift Guide

This home gift guide offers fabulous ideas for friends, family and colleagues who love to entertain,
stay home and keep cozy.

2014 Home Gift Guide: Time Out for Tea

Some lovely indulgences for the tea-lover in your life.

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Meditative Tea Pot Inspired by the Zen gardens of Kyoto, the designs for these beautiful Palais des Thes tea Sekitei cast-iron pots are based on patterns left in the sand by the gardener’s rake. $149; palaisdesthes.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: First Flush The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s delicious new limited edition organic teas—First Flush Darjeeling and Gunpowder Green—come in an elegant reusable tin. $7.95 and up; coffeebean.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Coffee Drinkers, Too We love organic, Rainforest Alliance-Certified Marley coffee, from One Love medium roast to Get Up, Stand Up light. Founder Rohan Marley & company are just launching RealCup, a sustainable single serve cup now. from $14.99; marleycoffee.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Hand-Stamped Flatware Austin-based designer Aly Nickerson repurposes vintage flatware and stamps each piece with a clever saying, like “Cereal Killer,” “You’re My Cup of Tea,” and more. $16 and up; forsuchatimedesigns.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Stella Slipper These babouche-style citron slippers are so pretty, it is tempting to wear them outdoors, too! $50; abchome.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Sponge Bath The kitchen sponge is up to 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat, and harbors odor-causing bacteria that double every 20 minutes. Enter SpongeBath, a unique new invention for keeping sponges clean, while killing bacteria with an ecofriendly antimicrobial cleaning solution. $29-$34; bedbathandbeyond.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Embroidered Kitchen Towel A set of two organic cotton kitchen towels with yarn-dyed stripes and a pretty smattering of geometric shapes. $20; coyuchi.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Bamboo Candle Holders These pretty little Bamboo DeLights candle holders will add an organic feel to any tabletop. $4; bambuhome.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Solar Glass Drop Colorful globes made with hand-blown recycled glass. Pretty enough on their own or combine a few together for added color dimension. $30 each; bambeco.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: Dear Coco Toffee Chocolate Bar Gift Set These hand-crafted, small-batch chocolates are all-natural, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, certified kosher pareve and 100 percent delicious! $75; dearcoco.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: One Stop Station This good-looking renewable bamboo desk organizer also features hidden holes to charge devices while hiding cords and de-cluttering the desk. $90; greatusefulstuff.com

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2014 Home Gift Guide: The Wine Club Whole Foods is launching a wine club that will send six hard-to-find, sustainable, delicious bottles from around the world right to the door. $125; wholefoodsmarket.com/wineclub

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SHOPPING TIP: ONEHOPE Wine All ONEHOPE products are connected to nonprofit partners, resulting in donations of over $1 million to date. Their signature wines are available by the bottle or in gift boxes (paired with candles and gourmet snacks), and benefit everything from autism research and pet adoption to clean water funds. onehopewine.com

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Perfect PJs Organic cotton double layer Henley top, $103, and organic cotton double layer pants, $135, may just be the softest set of PJs anyone ever lounged around the house in. skinworldwide.com

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Let It Snow Nordic-themed 100 percent wool pillows, with a vintage feel, look beautiful in a ski chalet or cabin. $125; chandler4corners.com

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Squeaky Clean Handcrafted in Varberg, Sweden, L:A Bruket Bath’s certified-organic vegetable rope soaps come in a variety of essential oils from lemongrass to sage, rosemary and lavender. $35; jaysonhome.com

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Menu Mash-Up A longtime food writer (and former Zagat editor) created this family- and foodie-friendly game that involves coming up with dishes based on “Ingredient” and “Prep” cards—often to hilarious results. $22.95; chroniclebooks.com

2014 Holiday Gift Guide Index

The Beauties
The Workout Warrior
The New Parent
The Man
The Animal Lover
The Traveler
The Stylista
The Foodie
The Mindful
The Gift of Wellness

 

 

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