Gift giving and receiving times are here again, and like so many sites, magazines and blogs, Places In The Home is weighing in with a series of holiday gift ideas 2014 posts featuring selections from my updated Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista Pinterest board. This Dear Santa baby is packed full of decking the halls, foyers, kitchens, dining rooms, bedrooms spaces and places gift ideas. I even sprinkled a few stylish accessories here and there to deck out the decorista. With only three shopping weekends left until Christmas it’s go time for shopping. If you would like to view the complete Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista board click on the image below to be redirected to Pinterest.
In this post I’m featuring themed gift ideas in festive style for the holiday cook, baker and merry and bright home for the holidays maker. Warm hands and a warm beverage go together on a winter day or night. These cute sweater clad mugs from Big Lots hanging from the Wire 3-Tier Glass Drying Rack from World Market is all the kitchen Christmas tree you’ll need. Put the fun in functional with gifts that make life more delicious not only at the holidays but throughout the entire year.
Dinner and a movie with Stanley Tucci- love it! A themed gift tailored to the likes and loves of the recipient says I pay attention to you in the best of ways. We had friends who loved all things The Sopranos and played it up with their Christmas gift- cookbook, assorted meats wrapped in butcher paper, episode DVDs, variety pastas and sauces, fish oil wrapped in newspaper (swimming with the fishes). It was a huge hit!
Stanley Tucci’s role as Paul Child in Julie & Julia is delicious casting and acting. I immediately put two and two together when I came across the Celebrity Chefs stamp collection available from the United States Postal Service featuring chefs James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis, and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi. Julia Child greeting card from Zazzle.
For a fresh spin on holiday gift wrapping ideas, attach the herb braid to the handle of a cheese board or cast iron dutch oven with ribbon and/or raffia. As the final touch, add an ornament to season the gift presentation.
WatsonCreations Gimme Some Sugar Pillow
All the style and none of the calories- this is a great take on holiday sweets.
In a recent recipe post I talked about Ann Hollowell aka The Cooking Lady. I absolutely love the elegant simplicity of her kitchen decor and celadon porcelain jar lamps that frame her kitchen countertops. I studied the look, form and style of the lamps over several episodes. Too throwback? Too traditional? Two please! And Santa, the Le Creuset skillet in Dune will go beautifully with the lamps. Thank you, Darleen.
Cocktails often originate in the kitchen. Isn’t that a good segue for this gift idea? Red puts the sparkle, shine and sizzle in all types of holiday decorations.
Tea time at Downton Abbey comes across the pond with a tin of English breakfast tea, shortbread cookies, lemon curd and Christmas preserves, an English teacup, silver teaspoon and crochet napkins. I have two people on my Christmas list who will be receiving this gift. It’s the personal thought that gets them every time.
Gift giving and receiving inspiration is everywhere, and I hope the Places In The Home Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift ideas 2014 guide offers just that. Happy Holiday shopping!