December 11, 2012
Home Sweet Home
Barr Co. Bath Products ($22-$32)
Includes: candle ($22), pure vegetable hand soap ($24), fine shea butter lotion ($24), bubble bath ($24), and fine handmade bath salts ($32)
This collection smells fresh and pretty, but the real standout is the vintage-y glass bottles in various shapes and sizes that the products are packaged in. After a round of decadent bubble baths you can re-use these beauties for an instant eclectic-chic vase collection.
Terrain’s Reclaimed Floor Joist Tree Swing ($298)
What better way to hold on tight to childhood than swinging from a tree? We’ve had a swing like this in our yard for years and it’s always seems to be the preferred spot for play date fun.
Greenheart Multi-Colored Dish Towels ($13.95)
A new set of dishtowels always seems to perk up my kitchen. These stripes are cheery and crisp, and they’re fair trade, which makes it a hostess gift you can feel great about giving.
Crate and Barrel 10 Piece Punch Bowl Set ($39.95)
Not your grandma’s punch bowl, this modern, clean design takes this party classic from retro to refined. Give this, along with a few punch recipes “re-mixes” to your favorite entertainer.
Set Editions Mercy Box of Cards ($8.00)
These little cards feature sarcastic, witty sayings that make for the perfect little gift for your favorite pessimist. Stuff these in his (or her) stocking and watch them try not to smile.
Phillips Airfloss ($79.99)
This may seem a bit random in the line-up, but after feasting on holiday treats this will be welcomed on any bathroom counter. It makes flossing fun, is completely effective and lets out your inner dental hygienist.
Matteo Cluny Linen Napkins ($95)
These heirloom quality linen napkins are gorgeous and would be equally at home nestled next to your your breakfast dishes or finest china. Often, the best gifts are picking out one absolutely beautiful item that the recipient would never get for herself.
The Entertain Apron by Valerie Rice ($39.00)
With bar-inspired styling and flirty wrap-around ties, this looks equally chic over a little dress or with jeans and a favorite blouse. This is my go to gift for girlfriends; they all look so cute in it!