How to Shop Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Between preparing for Christmas morning and attending countless merry gatherings, 'tis the season to prepare for holiday gift giving! With so many loved ones to shop for, brainstorming thoughtful and personal presents for each can feel overwhelming. Luckily, we've curated gift guides to help you find the perfect gift for every person in your life!

Whether you're stocking up on gifts for hostesses or looking for a present to suit someone's unique style, we've thought of it all. Search different gift guides for personalized gifts, presents that suit a specific hobby, items that fit a color scheme, and more with our holiday gift guides this season. This year, you'll nail the presents for everyone on your list.

The Joy of Gift Giving

In our family, the holidays are our favorite time of year. Whether gathering together to trim the tree, hosting a Christmas Cheer Gathering, decorating the house floor to ceiling, or carefully wrapping gifts, we cherish every moment together. But with such a large family, outside of our shared love for delicious food and memorable entertaining, we all have different hobbies, interests, styles, and needs — so sometimes, gifting can get tricky. 

For us, gifting isn't just about material things — it's about being thoughtful and showing our love and appreciation for one another. Meaningful and personalized gifts make all the difference and bring us closer together every holiday, whether a set of dishes for a new homeowner or picture frames to house a family portrait. This year, skip the dime-a-dozen presents and search for meaningful gifts your loved ones will remember forever. 

Why Use a Gift Guide?

We're the first to admit that thinking of the perfect present for someone can be difficult. Gift guides make your holiday shopping easier, helping you to find amazing presents for family, friends, and everyone in between, giving you more time to spend with loved ones during the holidays. If you're searching for inspiration for a hard-to-shop-for friend or family member, gift guides are the helping hand you've been looking for. 

Streamline the gift-giving process with personalized gift options you can buy on the spot. From finding stylish mug gifts to choosing charcuterie board serveware, gift guides present you with a collection of items curated for different types of people’s interests and styles. Use the guides as inspiration for your in-person shopping, or shop exactly what we showcase to find something for everyone {and we mean everyone!} on your list.

When Should You Start Shopping for Holiday Gifts?

We recommend starting at the very latest in mid-to-late fall so all your gifts will be taken care of by Christmas! That way, you'll have more time to gather personalized gifts instead of scrambling at the last minute, and you'll be able to spend money over a longer period of time rather than all at once. And, when you start months in advance, you can take advantage of special sales, like the longstanding tradition of Black Friday, and have more time to hunt down hard-to-find presents with gift guides!

5 Simple Steps to Shopping a Gift Guide

Whether looking for gifts for siblings or shopping within a certain color scheme, buying a present from a personalized gift guide is easy. Use these five steps to find the perfect gift for everyone in your life:

Step 1: Take to the internet and search for a gift guide that aligns with the type of person you're searching for, whether it's gifts for bakers, a hostess present, or something else. 

Step 2: Once you choose your guide, browse all the options until you find one you know your recipient will enjoy. 

Step 3: Add it to your cart. 

Step 4: Check out and send it to either your house or directly to them (especially if a gift-wrapping option is available.)

Step 5: When it arrives (if you’ve had it delivered to yourself), personalize it with a heartfelt card or special gift wrap before giving it to them—and watch their face light up!

Our Different Kinds of Gift Guides By Recipient

We find joy in gifting items that we know our family and friends will both love and use. Choosing personalized gifts for the special people in our lives shows that you put thought and care into gift-giving. But sometimes, you need a little inspiration.

We carefully curate the items in these gift guides based on our assortment of loved ones with items we know they love—and we're sure your friends and family will love them, too! Whether you're finding gifts for the baker in your life, stylish friends, or the hard-to-please, we've got you covered. Find something for everyone with these thoughtfully curated gift guides

Gifts for the Cook

Cooking is one of our family's favorite hobbies, so curating our Gifts for the Cooguide was a piece of cake! Whether you have a professional chef in the family or, like us, someone who loves to dabble in the kitchen, there's a helpful tool or beautiful cookware item to find in our gift guide

The best gifts for the cook are fun, functional, and timeless. While curating this collection, we considered what items would be usable and beautiful in a cook's kitchen. Each item in this gift guide features colors, patterns, and textures that can complement anyone's kitchen décor, from the rustic look of a large wood bowl to the contemporary yet classic ruffle designs of the Signature White Collection

When shopping for gifts for the cooks in your life, it's best to find items you know will be used and appreciated in their kitchen and while entertaining. A vibrant hand towel to help keep things clean, dipping bowls for serving appetizers and special garnishes, and casserole dishes are all stylish necessities for a cook. If you're lucky, maybe they'll whip something up for you!

Gifts for the Baker

Celebrate the bakers in your life by shopping our Gifts for the Baker gift guide to find kitchen items they'll love. The only thing that can improve the precise art of baking is the bakeware and serveware used in the kitchen. Help elevate their masterpieces from oven to table by finding the best dishes and table accessories for creating and presenting their baked goods. 

When it came to curating gifts for the bakers, we chose a selection of timeless designs perfect for both entertaining and home décor. Encourage the bakers in your life to show off their latest creations with cake stands and matching glass domes. Whether you're gifting the cream-colored cake stand or a subtle blue canister, each item blends seamlessly into the décor when not used, giving a special touch to their space.

While someone who loves to bake likely creates all year long, we all know how many Christmas cookies and sweet treats are created in the holiday season — so why not find little table accessories to help transform their kitchen space into a festive winter wonderland? From a red-striped appetizer spreader to a holiday butter dish, choose between themed tabletop accessories to help your baker celebrate the season. 

Gifts for the Hostess

The holidays are full of office parties, family gatherings, and festive events, and referring to our Gifts for the Hostess guide will get you through the busy season with ease. Whether the host is your friend, a family member, or an acquaintance, we believe you should never show up empty-handed. Shop our curated gift guide to help you find gifts for the hostesses in your life to show your appreciation and gratitude with entertaining essentials.

This season, stock up on simple holiday gifts to be prepared for every event. We've gathered an assortment of grab-and-go designs that elevate any home, from holiday cocktail napkins to a matching set of Christmas hand towels. Every design is hand-selected to help commemorate your time together and celebrate the holiday festivities. And when the event is over, the hostess will be left with a token of your appreciation that they can enjoy every year!

3 Ways to Elevate a Hostess Gift 

Go the extra mile for special occasions and elevate the gifts for your hostesses:

  1. Place a bouquet of fresh flowers in a classic white ruffle vase.
  2. Bring a bottle of champagne with a stylish ice bucket.
  3. Attach a personalized ornament as a gift tag to a present.  

Gifts for the Coffee Lover 

Our Gifts for the Coffee Lover guide helps you find generously sized mug gifts and cream and sugar sets to complete any coffee lover's collection. Choose from our favorite everyday designs or go with a vibrant holiday mug gift to bring the season's greetings into their morning routine. Give them a reason to smile in the morning as they sip their favorite roasts out of a mug gift.

Every mug gift set is designed to match anyone’s home décor, whether they prefer a neutral, everyday design like the Blush Layered Diamond Mug or something a bit bolder, like the tall Christmas in the Village Mug. When they aren't in use, the designs are striking enough to be displayed—especially if they match the home's holiday décor. For an extra-special touch, add initials, a name, or a short phrase and turn the mug into a personalized gift they’ll cherish.

How to Buy Gifts Based on Style Preferences

Not sure of the recipient's hobbies or interests? Consider shopping based on their style! We've created two guides for opposite color preferences that can help just about anyone find the perfect present: 

Gifts For the Lover of Neutrals

Neutrals are a simple basic that work in anyone's home, so when you're unsure what to get that coworker or friend, shop our For the Lover of Neutrals gift guide! Between dinnerware, table linens, and more, give the gift of something that never goes out of style. The recipient can add their flair, whether mixing different textures or using colorful accents on their table—but your gift will be the perfect base layer.

When we think of neutrals, some tend to only think of the traditional black and white, and many of our designs, from the Black Arabesque salad plates to the white round placemats, fall under that category. But to spruce up a gift for neutral lovers, especially for someone who loves having that clean tablescape, consider gifting rustic wood items, like the Fundamentals platter, to add texture and dimension to their curated neutral collection. 

Gifts For the Lover of Bold Color 

Do you have anyone in your life who can't help but decorate with vibrant hues? Support their style by shopping for gifts from our For the Lover of Bold Color guide! Any tablescape and home décor can use a pop of color—especially if the recipient lives a colorful lifestyle!

Whether you're shopping for specific Christmas colors or bright and unique patterns, like citrus, oysters, and checkered, we've designed countless items to add to a color lover's collection. From bold-patterned cocktail napkins to vibrant dinnerware and more, we've created with bright colors in mind for years. Inspire your loved ones to celebrate in style with stunning colorful options, from setting the table to displaying decorative plates around the home. 

Personalized Gifts

Add a special touch to your gift selections by shopping for Personalized Gifts. Customize platters, plates, frames, ornaments, mug gifts, and more to bring something extra to the holiday season. Whether you're adding their name, an important date, or a sentimental message, personalization shows that you went the extra mile, ensuring a thoughtful gift they will love and use for years. 

Our Personalized Gift Options:

Commemorative ornaments
Picture frames
Ceramic crosses
Piggy banks
Cake stands

A Little Something for Everyone

Our A Little Something for Everyone gift guide is a collection of simple, no-brainer gifts everyone should stock up on during the holiday season for easy, last-minute gifting. Between neighbors, clients, friends, and more, these curated items work beautifully in anyone's home and are perfect for the busy holiday season. Shop different holiday décor, from Christmas spoon rests to festive mango wood boards and more, and celebrate this cheery season with these for-anyone gifts!

Whether you're shopping for a personalized gift for your nearest and dearest or are looking for something casual to gift an acquaintance you'd like to connect with, understanding how to shop our holiday gift guides is the key to a successful holiday season.

Find inspiration with different color schemes, discover the best gifts for certain hobbies, and stock up on grab-and-go presents that anyone will love. Browse our gift guides and find inspiration for the special people in your life today!

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