Holiday Gift Guide: Home & Style

by Rona Berg

Alpine Wine Design Trays

Handmade by Colorado-based artist Brad Evans, Alpine Wine Design’s one-of-a-kind pieces are crafted using wood recycled from famous wineries (with some still featuring iconic logos). The sustainable line ranges from mirrors and coat racks to flower holders. We love the serving trays, which celebrate such famous wineries as Opus One and Far Niente. Trays starting at $250; alpinewinedesign.com

Cloud Clothes

If you know someone who would like the idea of sleeping or lounging around the house wrapped in a cloud, the new Boody Loungewear is a great gift! The collection includes the Goodnight Raglan Sleep Top and Sleep Pants, the Downtime Lounge Top and Pants, and more. Each has a nice slouchy fit, and the softness can’t be believed! $37 and up; boodywear.com

Sweet Dreams

Give the gift of cozy—and of good sleep—with items from ettitude’s new hypoallergenic CleanBamboo line, made with sustainable bamboo lyocell, organic bamboo and certified post-consumer recycled plastic. The fluffy comforter comes in summer and winter weights, and pillows can be adjusted to suit both back and side sleepers. Pillows from $90, duvet from $140; ettitude.com

Weaving Warmth

Cozy up this winter with the beautiful, supersoft, GOTS-certified, stylish organic Coyuchi Mariposa blanket. Inspired by the style of a cherished vintage rug with its unique weaving patterns, the Mariposa blanket looks just as good as it feels. From $148; coyuchi.com

An Eco-Friendly Upgrade

There’s no better way to show your bathroom some much-needed appreciation than with Cariloha’s Bamboo Towel Set. Not only are they 100 percent organic, eco-friendly and sustainable, they are also antimicrobial and hypoallergenic. Your holiday guests, and your skin, will thank you later. $49; cariloha.com

A Luxe Throw

Alpaca wool is sought-after for its delicate texture and incredible warmth. Sourced directly from a meadow in the Peruvian Andes, the Avocado Alpaca Wool Throw combines luxury, comfort and beauty, all in one. The stunning neutral color options make this throw the perfect accent for any home. $149; avocadogreenmattress.com

Special Scents

This award-winning, U.S.-made diffuser boasts an elegant hourglass design that eliminates the need for sticks, batteries or cords. Choose from unique, high-quality scents like Bliss Me (fig, amberwood, vanilla bean and violet leaf), California Chill (Indian rose, mint, sandalwood, cannabis bud) and the new Urban Tomboy (bergamot, suede leather, pink peppercorn, tobacco leaf). $169; hyascent.com

Bright Black Candles

Based in Durham, North Carolina, this family-run label crafts all-natural candles and custom-blended scents as a way of sharing positive narratives about the Black experience. Fans like Beyonce and Michelle Obama have picked up candles inspired by cities rich in Black history, including Paris (notes of peony, gardenia and crème brulee) and Durham (tobacco, cotton and whiskey). Starting at $28; brightblackcandles.com

Eye on the Sky

Enjoy the simple pleasures of life from your own backyard by opening a copy of The Backyard Birdwatcher’s Bible, full of information, advice and art from world-renowned ornithologists. Beautifully designed and packed with info to help North American birdwatchers attract and identify birds. $33; abramsbooks.com

Eternal Flame

Right now, it’s extra important to transform our homes into sanctuaries: Dehv Candles—new for holiday in Cocoon, Spice and Yule are not only beautiful objects (hand-poured in minimalist natural concrete vessels designed to be repurposed as planters for succulents or herbs), but they’re made with 100 percent non-GMO soy wax, lead-free cotton wicks and biodegradable packaging. $38; dehvcandleco.com

Charming Chargers

Stylish, functional and effortless, Eggtronic’s Wireless Charging Stones instantly elevate any charging area in your home or workspace. Each beautifully crafted from real marble, travertine, sandstone or lava rock, ditch the messy plastic cords this season and opt instead for this museum-worthy look that gets the job done at the same time. $60;
eggtronic.com

Fillup Your Cup

Give the gift of hydration with the Fillup by Fluidstance, a sturdy vessel that will keep water handy all the time. Made with BPA-free, eco-friendly materials, with a sleek design, Fillup can go on your desk, bedside table, in the kitchen, outside and more. Now, the right amount of water is just at the touch of a button, anywhere you could expect to need it. $139; fluidstance.com

Take It Slow

This holiday season, escape the screens with a book all about taking things slow, and crafting by hand. Seasonal Slow Knitting: Thoughtful Projects for a Handmade Year (Abrams), by Hannah Thiessen, encourages knitters to step back, relax and embrace the process. Seasonal Slow Knitting brings thoughtful projects and cool designs to the forefront, which is something we all could use more of. $17; hannahthiessen.com

The Alpine

The Jungmaven Alpine Raglan top is not only cuddly soft, it’s really good-looking. Designed in styles for men and women, it is one of our favorite pieces this season! $98; jungmaven.com

The One and Only

The soft and stylish festive crushed velvet Only Pant from the AYSHA New York is made in New York, and designed to be comfortable—drawstring waist, fitted ankles and cargo pockets—but chic. Styled like a jogging pant, and easy to dress up or down, it comes in seven colors. $249; ayshany.com

Handcrafted with Hope

This Lily & Co. Mother and Daughter Bracelet set is made with wood beads and white agate chevron accents, and handcrafted by survivors of sex trafficking. The proceeds benefit women and children who are recovering from sexual exploitation. $30; lilynco.net

Lovely Loungers

The women’s Laguna Popover Top and Wide Leg Crop Pants by Coyuchi is perfect for lounging around the house, running errands and sleeping in style! Made with 100 percent organic, GOTS-certified cotton, in a factory that recycles 98 percent of its wastewater, it is a perfect gift! Top, $78; Pants, $78; coyuchi.com 

Meaningful Designs

Award-winning artist and jewelry designer Jennifer Younger, based in Sitka, Alaska, is of the Tlingit of the Eagle Kaagwaantaan clan. She creates incredibly unique and  beautiful pieces, in silver and copper, inspired by nature and Tlingit traditions. jenniferscopperandsilver.com

Sexy Silhouettes

Uwila Warrior’s Silk Stocking Stuffer brings underwear to the next level. Packaged in a delicate satin bag perfect for travel, it includes two lovely silk pairs of briefs and one pouch of lavender. $75; uwilawarrior.com

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