Guest Picks: Home for the Holidays
In celebration, here are some of my favorite items for the home to make it that much cozier, more functional or just plain fun. Any of these would also make for wonderful gifts. Happy merrymaking this season.
— Alli from Hooray
A sweet little rosemary tree is always welcome in my home.
This towel is both practical and whimsical, and it's a great way to brush up on your animal group nouns.
This is a refreshing alternative to pine for the holidays. Plus, the succulents can be potted and enjoyed long after the Christmas lights come down.
This organic almond soap is a small indulgence for the winter. A basket of these will look pretty on its own in your guest bath.
This mat is a great way to keep your feet comfy by the sink while washing all of those dinner and dessert dishes.
This is at the top of my own wishlist right now. It's perfect for listening to Christmas music while baking up some goodies, or for cranking up your New Year's playlist.
A stash of home office supplies that provides both form and function makes life a little easier. These tape rolls are perfect for everything from gift wrap and sealing envelopes to labeling pantry jars.
This big, beautifully crafted cutting board can serve many purposes while looking good doing them.
This dish is handmade from recycled paper. It's functional and simply beautiful.
This is another practical but beautiful towel for the kitchen. It has a handy conversion chart so that you'll always remember just how many cups are in a pint.
I'd love to treat myself (or someone I love) with this beautiful handmade notebook for jotting recipes and to-do lists.
I can't resist this modern, shiny clock. It seems fitting for New Year's.
I would love to see some of these brightening up a front porch for Christmas!
Pets should be just as comfortable as their masters.
These stoneware "baskets" are perfect for gifting Christmas goodies, or for just about anything in the kitchen.
These handcrafted baskets keep extra towels and soap looking pretty and organized in the guest bath.
This simple, sweet print for the kitchen says, "live, love, eat."
Velvet cushions — what could be cozier? I like this deep charcoal color too.
This is my favorite set of lights for dressing up the house for the holidays and year-round. They also come in shades of green and red.Next: Chase Away the After-Holiday Blues