Mother’s Day Gift Giving Ideas

As May approaches Mother’s Day gift giving ideas come to mind.

Mother's Day gift giving ideas

Rose Stepstone Dark Walnut

Rose Stepstone Dark Walnut

Delicate.

Delightful.

Distinctive.

The Pioneer Woman Floral Nonstick Cast Cakelet Pan

The Pioneer Woman Floral Nonstick Cast Cakelet Pan

Flowers and a mother’s love share a common thread.

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Patterned Satin Scarf in Cream Floral

Inspiration for this post begins with The Art of Flowers from the editors of Victoria Magazine.

Victoria: The Art of Flowers (Hardcover)

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Victoria: The Art of Flowers (Hardcover)

4oz Glass Jar 3-Wick Mom Candle - Opalhouse™

4oz Glass Jar 3-Wick Mom Candle – Opalhouse™

Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush

Winky Lux Cheeky Rose Blush

Gorgeous carries through from garden to table.

House and Garden Indoor Outdoor Hydrangea Bouquet Tablecloth

House & Garden Indoor/Outdoor Hydrangea Print Tablecloth

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

Petal Fiber Flower-Shaped Placemat

quilted blue and white flower coasters

Rose Coasters in Classic Blue and White

April showers bring this May flowers canvas art print perfect for a lasting Mother’s Day gift.

Painted Potted Flowers Canvas Art Print

Painted Potted Flowers Canvas Art Print

Dearfoams Women's Reba Mama Bear Clog Slippers

Dearfoams Women’s Reba Mama Bear Clog Slippers

NEST New York Mini Perfume Oil Set

NEST New York Mini Perfume Oil Set

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Recipe Box

Rifle Paper Co. Garden Party Recipe Box

Nordicware Wildflower Loaf Pan

Nordicware Wildflower Loaf Pan

Simple yet stylish, the very cute and affordable Women’s Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress wears well for a spring or summer day out and about.

Women's Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress

Women’s Backless Printed Loose Strap Dress

lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Pavé, Mother-of-Pearl & Leather Flower 26" Adjustable Necklace

lonna & lilly Gold-Tone Pavé, Mother-of-Pearl & Leather Necklace

Absolutely gorgeous accurately describes these Nicola Bathie Austen earrings.

Nicola Bathie Austen Earrings

Nicola Bathie Austen Earrings

Once a theme is established, the ideas begin to flow.

I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift giving ideas results in a gift she will love.

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Valentine’s Day Gifts Game Plan

With love in mind and ample time to order, this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan gets to the heart of the matter.

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Handwriting bracelet

Handwriting Bracelet

Unique jewelry pieces quickly become treasured keepsakes.

Personalized Jewelry Bar NecklacePersonalized Jewelry Bar Necklace

I this card!

valentine's day card Etsy

Etsy

Mask up in matching masks in spread the love, not the germs fashion for a safe and fun evening out.

heart face masks

If dining out isn’t an option, fret not.

Dining in is in.

Valentine's Day Mini Heart Shaped Ramekin

Valentine’s Day Mini Heart Shaped Ramekins

With a little imagination and these super cute Valentine’s Day themed kitchen and tablewares, your visually delicious table awaits.

Valentine's Day Ceramic Cocotte with Lid

Valentine’s Day Ceramic Cocotte with Lid

chocolate-berry-cake

Valentine's Day 4 pk Heart Shaped Plates

Valentine’s Day 4 pk Heart Shaped Plates

Countryside or inside by the fire, how about a picnic lunch or dinner packed for two?

Heart-Shaped Basket Picnic

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Recreate this beloved scene right out of Sense and Sensibility or one from your favorite romantic film.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets - by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s Sonnets – by William Shakespeare

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Options grant the giver leeway to reinterpret and build upon traditional Valentine’s Day favorites.

Lavender Heart Wreath

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multi-color-floral-bouquet

Decorative boxes and vases enhance the presentation as well as complement floral bouquets purchased from your local grocery store floral department.

Vintage Ming Jar Pine Motif

Vintage Ming Jar Pine Motif

Sacred Heart, Milagro Heart, Large Gold Heart Box, Catholic Heart, Prayer Box

Large Gold Heart Shaped Milagro Box

Large Gold Heart Shaped Milagro Box

Kate Spade New York Lips Notecard Set

Kate Spade New York Lips Notecard Set

made-of-hearts-forever-stamp

Heart Tabletop Trinket Tray by Ashland®

Heart Tabletop Trinket Tray by Ashland®

Stamps and stickers will find a home in this Heart Shaped Tabletop Trinket Tray.

Valentine's Day beauty for her

Beauty at Target

Hearts.

Roses.

Pink.

Red.

Gorgeous.

Beauty for your Valentine.

Pink Scribble Valentine Pillow

Pink Scribble Valentine Pillow

Greeting cards are lovely, but why not say it with a decorative throw pillows?

i love us throw pillow

Cozy up.

Plush Valentine’s Day Mini Hearts Throw Cream Blush

Plush Valentine’s Day Mini Hearts Throw Cream Blush

15oz Stoneware Hello Gorgeous Stackable Mug PinkGold - Threshold™

Hello Gorgeous Stackable Mug- Threshold™

Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Keurig K-Mini Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker

Pretty comes in pairs.

hairbands

H&M

Valentine's Day diamond stud earrings

Effy Sterling Silver and Diamond Stud Earrings
14K Yellow Gold & 0.07 TCW Diamond Stud Earrings

When I spotted this double heart necklace I immediately thought it would make a wonderful mother to daughter Valentine’s Day gift.

Womens Genuine Diamond 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Heart

Womens Genuine Diamond 14K Rose Gold Over Silver Sterling Silver Heart

Bulova 98X123 Men's and Ladies Stainless Diamond Accent Black Dial Bracelet Watch Boxed Gift Set - Two-Tone

Bulova 98X123 Men’s and Ladies Stainless Diamond Accent Black Dial Bracelet Watch Boxed Gift Set 

Personalised Foiled Apple Air Pod Head Phone Leather Case

Personalized Foiled Apple Air Pod Head Phone Leather Case

Azio Retro Wireless Keyboard, Compact, Elwood

Azio Retro Wireless Keyboard, Compact, Elwood

Heart shaped gift box one Valentine’s day, heart shaped decor accent-jewelry dish holder-desk accessory the next.

Fully Stained Solid Wood Heart Shaped Box

Fully Stained Solid Wood Heart Shaped Box

Sheepskin Wrap Slippers With Closed Back

Sheepskin Wrap Slippers With Closed Back

Rolling Stones sock box set (1) Rolling Stones Sock Box Set of 3 -Pack

His and hers.

The-Office-Downsizing-Game

The Office Downsizing Board Game

all black playing cards

All Black Playing Cards

spring-puzzle

Galison – Michael Storrings Spring on Park Avenue 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Victrola VSG-160 Wood and Chrome Rechargeable Bluetooth Headphones

Victrola VSG-160 Wood and Chrome Rechargeable Bluetooth Headphones

Made in Italy A5 Leather Wrap Journal

Made in Italy A5 Leather Wrap Journal

Sagebrook-Home-Golf-figurine

Sagebrook Home Golf Figurine

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler

YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler

Reeses's-peanut-butter-clusters

Sweet and saucy.

You're Dynamite Valentine's Hot Sauce Gift Set

You’re Dynamite Valentine’s Hot Sauce Gift Set

Quadripod 26 in. Round Fire Pit

Quadripod 26 in. Round Fire Pit

Scotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift SetScotch-Infused Toothpicks Gift Set

I hope this Valentine’s Day gifts game plan proves helpful in the pursuit of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

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Deck the Halls Decorista Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday gift guide inspiration kicks off this second week of December.

With the shopping and shipping days left until Christmas growing ever closer, The Places In The Home Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide is primed and ready to lend an idea or two for your deck the halls gift giving needs.

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We’ve got a wide range of gift ideas for the halls, entryways, bedrooms, home offices, nooks, places and spaces that make up house and home. Santas-route-ornament

Let’s begin with the gift of home as in a hand drawn house sketch of your home sweet home.

Folks, Dave and I did this for my brother and my parents several Christmases ago and it was a huge holiday gift hit.

The local artist also created custom notecards from the images based on the photo shoot(s) of their homes. front door hand drawn custom house portrait

Hand Drawn Original House Sketch

Face it, this silhouette pillow is a stunner.

silhouette abstract throw pillow

Silhouette Pillow

Collecting vintage portrait paintings is my new decorative accessory passion.

Unknown subjects in the beginning become familiar family members over time, adding a sense of curated intrigue to your decor.

Vintage Mid-Century Portrait of Blond Young Girl Signed Painting

Vintage Mid-Century Portrait of Blond Young Girl Signed Painting

File this next holiday gift guide suggestion under S for stunning.

Hand Carved Wood Chairs

Hand Carved Wood Chairs

This set of hand carved wood chairs is this decorista’s dream Christmas gift.

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Josh Young Design

James Dean The Rebel Urban Poster Print

James Dean The Rebel Urban Poster Print

Ruffled chenille pillow shams is always an appropriate gift giving theme to go with.

Pure Linen duvet cover 'Diane' with ruffles and ties

Pure Linen Duvet Cover ‘Diane’ with Ruffles and Ties

Alix-Rico-master-bedroom-Provencal-Christmas

Flower Magazine | Styling by Margaret Zainey Roux
Photography by Sara Essex Bradley | Interior design by Alix Rico

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Painted Trumeau

French Louis XVI Style Gilt Painted Trumeau

Music-Themed Trumeau MirrorMusic-Themed Trumeau Mirror

During these strange and Covid-19 times, cozy at home is the mantra many of us are comfortably living with.

cozy at home

Micro Performance Fleece Pajama Pants  
Cozy Teddy Sherpa Zip Lounge Jacket 
Glitter Faux-Fur Lined Moccasin Slippers 

For the Hotter than Cocoa crowd (and you know who you are) this cozy cute two piece pj set has got your name on it.

hotter-than-cocoa-pjs

Secret Treasures Women’s and Women’s Plus Hotter Than Cocoa Set

Luxe Embossed Micro Mink Twin Faux Fur Blanket

Luxe Embossed Micro Mink Twin Faux Fur Blanket

Winter cold and holiday stress play heck with our skin.

Pamper yourself with a holiday-at-home spa treatment of sorts with the Estee Lauder Life & Glow Skincare Gift Set.

I personally use all these products, and absolutely love the performance and scent of the entire Resilience Multi-Effect product line- aroma therapy, if you will.

Christmas is the holiday for the senses.

We see, touch, hear, taste, and smell the beauty, love, joy, excitement, c’est si bon, and scents that nudge a cherished memory from Christmas past as well as serving as the catalyst for new experiences sure to become traditions.

Further making things merry and bright, Macy’s is offering an additional 15% off select beauty items and sets with code FRIEND for a limited time.

estee lauder resilence skin care gift set

Estee Lauder 4-Pc. Lift & Glow Skincare Gift Set

Wrapping holiday gifts to rival artistic perfection is simpler than you think.

Deviate from the traditional with colors, textures, and patterns suited to the theme of the gift(s), giver(s), and/or recipient(s).

Striking in both color and pattern, this toile nursery rhyme gift wrapping paper makes a lovely presentation.

Toile Nursery Rhyme Reversible Baby Shower Gift Wrapping Paper1

Toile Nursery Rhyme Reversible Gift Wrapping Paper

Add embellishments such as fresh greenery, velvet or silk ribbon, and top it off with a chic ornament and you are good to go.

gift-wrapping-embellishments-pink-blue

State-themed gifts give home for the holidays a whole new meaning.

High Chancellor Crocwell portrait Serving Tray

High Chancellor Crocwell Portrait Serving Tray

Audubon on Louisiana - by Ben Forkner (Hardcover)

Audubon on Louisiana – by Ben Forkner (Hardcover)

Well-appointed accessories used in the busy blogging- working-working from home-creating-planning-scheduling-balancing act lives we lead need not be plain, boring or ugly.

Stacked Cube Crystal Table Lamp

Stacked Cube Crystal Table Lamp

Music and a stylish bluetooth speaker to stream it through is a necessary tool of the blogging trade.

JBL - GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gold

JBL – GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Gold

Gift the on-the-go decorista with this hot or cold beverage Spode Blue Italian Travel Mug.

Spode Blue Italian travel mug

Spode Blue Italian Travel Mug

Spode’s Blue Italian features a detailed Italian countryside scene with an 18th century Imari Oriental border.

Classic and gorgeous wrapped up in one lovely gift.

Ceramic Vase

Ceramic Vase

Desk accessories unique in form and presence serve as a catchall and catch the eye accent.

Victoria+Bookends

Victoria Bookends

Raemon+Scroll+Bookend Raemon Scroll Bookend

Home Sweet Maison

Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home
by Danielle Postel-Vinay

Disco Cube Cocktails - by Leslie Kirchhoff

Disco Cube Cocktails – by Leslie Kirchhoff

Pattern on parade best describes these next gift guide recommendations.

Leopard - by Hilary Alexander (Hardcover)

Leopard – by Hilary Alexander (Hardcover)

Leopard and zebra and cheetah, oh my!

zebra-gifts

Lana’s Shop S/10 Zebra Note Cards

Studio 55D Cheetah 10 1/2" High Gold Finish Table Accent Figurine

Studio 55D Cheetah 10 1/2″ High Gold Finish Table Accent Figurine

 

Erin Gates by Momeni Acadia Animal Print Faux Hide Area Rug

Erin Gates by Momeni Acadia Animal Print Faux Hide Area Rug

Bringing this fashionista meets decorista favorite out of media retirement seems stylishly appropriate for the holidays.

bull-dog-in-tutuStyle Me Pretty

Traditional holiday parties may be out of vogue this holiday season, but I say seize the holiday moment, dress up in sparkle and shine finery, and throw a ’tis the season soiree for you and yours at chez moi.

tulle-maxi-skirt

Tulle Skirt

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Multi-strand Faux Pearl and Goldtone Coin Necklace

faux-fur-wrap

  Faux Fur Collar Wrap Stole

Textured Post with Simulated Pearl Linear Earrings - A New Day™ Ivory

Textured Post with Simulated Pearl Linear Earrings – A New Day™ Ivory

Big Letter Necklace by Caitlyn Minimalist

Big Letter Necklace by Caitlyn Minimalist

Velvet Cinch Jewelry Pouch Organizer - A New Day™

Velvet Cinch Jewelry Pouch Organizer – A New Day™

Pop on over to Pinterest to see the other goodies on my Gifts for the Deck the Halls Decorista holiday gift guide.

Happy Holiday Shopping!

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Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas

With the closings, limitations, concerns, and interruptions in the normal Mother’s Day celebration ideas and retail shopping routine, Mother’s Day will be somewhat different this year, and that’s not a bad thing.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Curbside pick-up is a helpful, healthier, and convenient option (don’t spread the germs, but spread the tip love to our hero clerks) for these Mother’s Day celebration ideas gifts and ingredients.

Mother's Day celebration ideas

Going out to eat at a restaurant is out for this year, so we’re considering hosting a picnic complete with social distancing etiquette.

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Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt1

Warmer afternoons and sunny May days invite a picnic to the list of Mother’s Day celebration ideas.

Besides, a picnic spread gives me the perfect gift idea.

quilt-roses

Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt

One can never have enough romantic floral quilts in soft tones and shades of pink and green reminiscent of an English garden.

The Better Homes & Gardens Hannalore Quilt from Walmart is picnic perfect for a Mother’s Day spread and a lovely from me to you picnic parting gift.

Plastic Dinner Plate - Room Essentials™

Plastic Dinner Plate – Room Essentials™

Included in our picnic basket is a set of plastic dinner plates and gingham check napkins.

pink-white-gingham-napkins

DII Pink & White Reversible Gingham Check Napkin Set, 4 Pieces

Melamine is outdoor entertaining friendly, and offers an array of color and pattern choices.

Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)Lenox® Butterfly Meadow® Melamine Small Butterfly Trays (Set of 2)

hibiscus flower

Inspired by the hibiscus plant my brother recently gifted me, I’ll be serving  hibiscus peach tea with fresh lemon slices and fresh mint.

Pure Leaf Peach Hibiscus Herbal Tea

fresh-mint-lemons

If you’re looking for an impressive taste of spring dish for a Mother’s Day brunch, lunch, snack or supper, Strawberry Watermelon Chicken Salad served with a light homemade basil dressing from Sandy aka Reluctant Entertainer is a standout dish.

Click HERE to get her divine recipe.

Agnes Pie Dish By AnthropologieAgnes Pie Dish By Anthropologie

Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche is the best of Southern light fare, or at least our idea of it.

Bacon and Cheddar Grits Quiche

Ingredients

6 thick bacon slices

2 ¼ cups milk

2 tablespoons butter

½ cup uncooked stone-ground grits

2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

1 teaspoon black pepper, divided

2 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

6 large eggs

2 ½ cups half-and-half

1 cup heavy cream

1/3 cup sliced green onions

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°.  Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon; drain and crumble.  Transfer 2 tsp. bacon drippings to a saucepan.

Bring drippings, milk, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Gradually whisk in grits, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper; cook, whisking constantly, 15 minutes or until very thick. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in 1 cup cheese; let stand 10 minutes.  Stir in 1 egg; spread in a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set and browned. Sprinkle remaining 1 ½ cups cheese over warm grits, spreading to edges.  Let stand 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325°.  Combine half-and-half, cream, onions, and remaining 5 eggs, 1 tsp. salt, and ½ tsp. pepper.  Pour over grits; sprinkle with crumbled bacon.  Place pan on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until lightly browned and just set. Let stand 20 minutes.  Run a sharp knife around edges of quiche; remove sides of pan.

-Southern Living

Mother's-Day-gardenia-bouquet

Dave the Builder presented me with a bouquet of garden gardenias picked on his late evening walk around the grounds of Places In The Home (the backyard).

His Mother’s Day celebration ideas gesture is a gift to the senses.

Vintage pitchers and crystal rose bowls full of fresh cut gardenias make a pretty sight, and the intoxicating scent floats throughout the entire house.

Majestic Gifts Inc. Hand Cut and Mouth Blown Crystal Rose Bowl

I am so pleased with the look created with this arrangement of peonies from the Kroger floral department (included in our pick-up grocery order) paired with a variety of fresh cuttings that I’m adding it to my Mother’s Day celebration ideas portfolio.

The cost is minimal, the effort simple, and the finished result a visual gift to the eye.

I’m excited to try this Rose and Lemon Layer Cake recipe from Victoria Magazine made with lemon curd, lemon zest, and rose water.

With the help of a pastry bag fitted with a large fluted tip, oodles of delicate rose frosting rosettes complete this dessert stunner.

rose and lemon cake

Creative Mother’s Day celebration ideas show love and gratefulness in ways beyond retail.

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At The Holiday Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

Santa’s elves are working diligently to give last minute Christmas gift ideas inspiration to those of us who invariably feel the need to pick up one or two more little things for that special someone on our Christmas gift giving list.

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Zip-Top Wristlet For Women

All that glitters is a winter glam gift idea.

This super on-trend glitter wristlet from Old Navy is a great gift option for the holiday of it all as well as winter fetes and Mardi Gras gatherings.

I know this firsthand from the “I love it” reaction our daughter-in-law had when she found one in her stocking when they visited last week.

last minute Christmas gift ideas

Target order pickup is a life saver during these hectic holiday times, especially when the son and daughter-in-law volunteer to go on a Target run.

Earthenware Stocking Mug Pink - OpalhouseEarthenware Stocking Mug Pink – Opalhouse

As I flipped through the pages of last week’s weekly ad, this stocking mug caught my eye.

It’s got pencil, pen, and whatnot holder for my desk written all over it.

Clydesdale painting print

Art is the gift you can’t go wrong with.

Horse pink canvas print clydesdaleClydesdale Painting Canvas Print

JOSH YÖUNG DESIGN HOUSE

Josh Young – Domino

James Dean canvas print

James Dean Print by Phil Stern

An encore from Josh Young Design House.

Emma in blush framed

Emma in blushEmma in Blush

Andy Warhol Soup Can Die Cut Notecards Set Of 12Andy Warhol Soup Can Die Cut Notecards Set Of 12

Rae Dunn pen setRae Dunn Pen Set

Old And Wise Cane Pens Set Of 2Old And Wise Cane Pens Set Of 2

Leopard love this haircalf tray with leopard print from TJ Marshall’s (what I call it when the item can be found at both outlets).

Haircalf Tray With Leopard PrintHaircalf Tray With Leopard Print

marble cutting board with brass

Jay Import Marble Cutting Board With Brass

There’s nothing cheesy about spending the night in with delicious bites served in style with a side of all things cheesy trivia.

the big cheesy night in

Big Cheesy Night In Game

greens-ryobi-handheld-flashlights

Dave the Builder’s idea of Christmas lights.

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless LED Light

18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless LED Light

Cookbooks, spices, sauces, and grilling kits are my last minute Christmas gift ideas go-to for the host, hostess, him, and/or her.

The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and StoriesThe Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories

last minute Christmas gift ideas

Jim Beam Grilling Essentials

Color, texture, and pattern for the holidays.

JBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Carabiner - CamoJBL Clip 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Carabiner – Camo

 

2 Pack TAL 20 Ounce Modern Bottles Pink and Leopard2 Pack TAL 20 Ounce Modern Bottles Pink and Leopard

We’ve already had our big Christmas when the Canadian snowbirds were home, so I’m hitting the reset button for the second round of celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

With all there is to do in these last few days before the big day, last minute Christmas gift ideas come in holiday handy.

I don’t want to rush, forget, or overlook the season and all its fabulous traditions, which can be easy to do if you don’t take a moment or two to take it all in.

Classic, old, and vintage Christmas songs on YouTube are keeping me company as I source and sip Christmas cider (apple cider or juice and red hots warmed on the stove until the red hots melt).

Now for a blast from Christmas past.

I found this Kmart in-store Christmas music from 1974 video on YouTube and to say it brings back holiday shopping to merry Muzak memories is an understatement.

Happy holiday shopping.

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In Holiday Style Hostess Gifts

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m ready to get the holiday style hostess gifts party started.

My here a list there a list, everywhere a list- list approach to holiday shopping and gifting is resulting in shopping carts brimming with goodies for home and hostess.

holiday style hostess gifts

shopping cart

Sharing the finds on my holiday style hostess gifts list and moodboard (yes, I mock up gift boards) with Mama Places In The Home proved a source of match game inspiration and direction.

The combination of matching gift with garb another is my decked out and dressed up holiday thing.

I’m a firm believer in head to toe house to home style, and in this season of gathering and gifting I like to give items that hit the holiday hostess style high note.

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Hostess gift etiquette works off the theory of appreciation.

The hostess/host strives to make every detail of the gathering perfect and memorable, and here’s where party guest gratitude comes in.

Your token of appreciation doesn’t need to be extravagant or expensive to be thoughtful and stylish.

josh-young-holiday-decorating-tips-domino

Josh Young – Domino

Spot accents and accessories in animal print chic are always in season.

glass cheetah ornamentsGlass Animal Print Ornaments

Safavieh Handmade Soho Yamina Leopard N.Z. Wool Rug

Safavieh Handmade Soho Yamina Leopard N.Z. Wool Rug – 2′ x 3′

animal print upholstered chairs Christmas foyer

Victoria Magazine

panther-embroidered-tartan-pillow-cover-red-stewart

Embroidered Panther Tartan Pillow Cover, Red Stewart

Merrylife Sherpa Throw Blanket Plush Fleece Comfort Soft Home Decorative Couch Blankets Travel Use CheetahMerrylife Sherpa Throw Blanket 

‘Tis the season for hosting and attending holiday celebrations, and that means dressing for the occasion in holiday style.

The holiday season only comes around once a year, and it’s a magical time  to revel in a little glitz and glamour in all shapes, sizes, types, and tastes.

Framed Leopard Day To Evening Bag1

Framed Leopard Day To Evening Bag

2-Piece Leopard-Print Faux Fur Hair Clips Set

2-Piece Leopard-Print Faux Fur Hair Clips Set

Baggu - Set of 3 Pouches

Baggu – Set of 3 Pouches

Small Antique Gold Trinket Box With Handle

Small Antique Gold Trinket Box with Handle

Mud Pie 4-Piece Circa Spreader Set

Mud Pie 4-Piece Circa Spreader Set

wrapped gift in pink

Martha Stewart

Bowknot Back Crop Ribbed Knit Top in Black

Bowknot Back Crop Ribbed Knit Top in Black

Sweet Your Heart Bowknot Sequins Pleated Skirt in PinkSweet Your Heart Bowknot Sequins Pleated Skirt in Pink

pink pastel Christmas treeSouthern Living

Diamonart 2 CT. T.W. White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Diamonart 2 CT. T.W. White Cubic Zirconia Sterling Silver Star Drop Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris Eau de Parfum Spray

The Complete Novels of Jane AustenThe Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Fragrance for home and hostess.

Illume Oud Wood Reed DiffuserIllume Oud Wood Reed Diffuser

Color, texture, and pattern shines in the holiday style hostess gift ideas spotlight.

tartan plaid accent chairs

Midwest Living

Off the Shoulder Satin Finish Blouse with Halter Bow Sash DetailCeCe Off the Shoulder Satin Finish Blouse with Halter Bow Sash Detail

How They Decorated Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth CenturyHow They Decorated Inspiration from Great Women of the Twentieth Century

Cook Like a Pro : Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks - by Ina Garten (Hardcover)

Cook Like a Pro : Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks – by Ina Garten (Hardcover)

Ina cooks and entertains like the pro she is.

Dublin red old-fashioned glasses

Dublin Red Double Old Fashioned Glasses

 

Etched Floral Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Created for Macy's

Etched Floral Wine Glasses, Set of 4 Created for Macy’s

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Fashion jewelry and/or a classic fashion piece in seasonal colors as a hostess gift?

emerald style statement bracelets

Esmeralda Emerald Green Rhinestone Statement Bracelet
Vince Camuto Dark Moss Green Button Hinge Bangle Bracelet

Friends love to gift the gift of sparkle and shine.

snow-covered-woods

Pinterest

Blue and white makes a grand holiday style presentation.

Journee Collection Loxley Women's High HeelsJournee Collection Loxley Women’s High Heels

Blue and white makes a grand holiday style presentation.

Blue and White Floral Biscuit Jar

Blue and White Floral Biscuit Jar

geometric_jar_gift_wrap Geometric Ginger Jar Gift Wrap Sheets

French Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed BlueFrench Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed Blue

snow soiree

Antique Mercury Glass Candle HoldersAntique Mercury Glass Candle Holders

Adelaide Faux Fur Pillow

Adelaide Faux Fur Pillow

ILLUME ® Balsam and Cedar Scented Mercury Glass Candle

ILLUME ® Balsam and Cedar Scented Mercury Glass Candle

Godinger Rabbit Head Ice Bucket

Godinger Rabbit Head Ice Bucket

It’s the most wonderful gift giving time of the year.

Complete the home for the holidays sentiment with stylish and chic in holiday style hostess gifts for home and hostess.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers’s Day gift ideas give inspiration for giver and recipient alike.

“Mother’s love grows by giving.”

– Charles Lamb

Haddon Sundblom printHaddon Sundblom

Mothers Day recognizes motherhood, the love a mother exemplifies, and sets aside a day to celebrate her through thought, word, action, tribute, and token.

mother and son paintingButterfly Kisses by Joe Bowler

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” 

—Unknown

mother kissing child

Fashion Gone Rogue

Our Mothers-Moms-New Moms-Mothers-in-law-Grandmothers-Woman Who is Like a Mother to Me deserve acknowledgement.

Perhaps these Mother’s Day gift ideas will lend inspiration and idea.

mother's day gift ideas

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Powder Pink Pattern Scarf

 Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals Sam Edelman Andy Leather Espadrille Sandals

straw tote handbag

Capacity Straw Bag Women Handmade Woven Basket Tote Summer Beach Bag

Invicta Women's Bolt 28963 Rose Gold Watch

Invicta Women’s Bolt Rose Gold Watch

your-mother's-story

Your Mother’s Story

Bouqs Co. spring flowersSpring Style

Flora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit ShortsFlora by Flora Nikrooz 2pk Knit Shorts

Tie-Dye Robe, Cami & Capri 3pc Loungewear Set

Tie-Dye Robe, Cami & Capri 3pc Loungewear Set

French linensVictoria Magazine

Vintage linens make a lovely keepsake gift.

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Large Open Ended Pillow Shams

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote

Brunch Tartines and Crepes with Three-Citrus Compote
Click HERE for recipe

French Dinner Napkins - Set of 9French Dinner Napkins – Set of 9

You know what pairs well with vintage French dinner napkins?

A gorgeous tablescape fit for a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.

White Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin SetWhite Linen Cutwork Tablecloth and Napkin Set

Moms of all ages love the gift of beauty.

After reading positive review after positive review for Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, it is now included as a must product in my morning and evening beauty regimen.

Mario Badescu 5-Pc. Glow Head To Toe SetMario Badescu 5-Pc. Glow Head To Toe Set

My mother swears by the benefits of the No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System.

No wonder it is a consistent top selling beauty product.

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Skincare System

Welcome style home.

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

Ginger Jar Coir Mat

May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People's Houses by Wendy Goodman May I Come In?: Discovering the World in Other People’s Houses
by Wendy Goodman

The art of May flowers.

Waiting for Spring Canvas Art PrintWaiting for Spring Canvas Art Print

tea-Harney-Sons-Fine-Teas

It’s amazing the things you can learn and learn to cherish having tea, talking, and making memories with your mother.

Mother’s Day Duo Mother’s Day Duo

I hope one or more of these Mother’s Day gift ideas guides you to the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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