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Article: We Shopped Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide & Here Are Our Favorites

We Shopped Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide & Here Are Our Favorites

We Shopped Our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide & Here Are Our Favorites

Gift Guides can be overwhelming. Each year, we carefully curate our holiday gift guide to deliver a curated mix of gifts to browse for all your nearest and dearest. It can be hard to narrow down! 

We recently shared some tips and tricks for how to shop our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide, but as the holidays grow closer, we wanted to deliver a more narrowed source of inspiration in case you’re having any trouble checking off those last few people on your gift lists (ahem... like we are!) 

So, we shopped our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide and hand-picked a few of our favorites to share with you. Read on to see our picks!  

Personalized Gifts 

We offer a variety of personalized-by-hand offerings, so every gift is truly one-of-a-kind. No matter what the technique or style, we take care in personalizing gifts by hand, just like we've been doing since the very start. While the bulk of our personalized gift offering is our glass ornaments, we also select a few ceramic pieces to offer vinyl decal personalization on to make them even more special.

Our Favorite Personalized Gift ideas: 

  1.  2023 Glass Ornament - Select “Traditional Style” for the personalization style to commemorate this more generic ornament with a special memory from this year. 
  2.  Gold Vintage Ornaments Glass Ornaments - Select “Scattered Names Style” to add every family member’s name to this ornament. - Next Stop Happily Ever After Glass Ornament 
  3. Know some newlyweds? Select “Traditional Style” for the personalization style to add their new last name to their Christmas tree for the very first time. 
  4.  Welcome Sweet Baby Glass Ornament - Give the newest addition a customized memento. Select “Traditional Style” to personalize this ornament design with their full name and birth date. Depending on character count, you could also add their birth stats like weight and length!
  5.  Key To Our New Home Glass Ornament - Personalize this ornament design with the recipient's new address by selecting “Traditional Style.” 
  6.  Limited Edition St. Jude Red Wagon Glass Ornament - This is a gift that gives back! Our Limited Edition St. Jude Red Wagon Glass Ornament features a hand-drawn design of a classic red wagon, which the hospital uses to transport its patients to and from treatments to make children feel less afraid. With every ornament sold, Coton Colors Company proudly donates $6 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®.⁠ Personalize this ornament design with the recipient’s name and the year. 
  7.  Ecru Quatrefoil Handled Tray - Personalize this platter with any combination of our available personalization styles, fonts, and color options. Since this is a larger-scale platter, we recommend a big, bold Initial or a Name. 
  8.  Pink or Blue Gingham Piggy Bank - A little one’s first name on one of these adorable designs is the perfect keepsake for their bedroom shelves or dresser. 
  9.  Iris Blue Pip Rectangle Frame - Add a classic monogram or a block monogram to this stylish frame for a personalized piece of home décor. Don’t forget to include a special picture inside! 
  • Pro Tip: Look at your holiday gift list and think about the people you love. Did someone have a new baby? Get engaged or married? Welcomed a new pet or purchased a new home? Commemorate these special milestones with gifts that will celebrate memories for years to come! 

Gifts For The Hostess

Stock up on simple gifts that are easy to bring along to any party or occasion. This curated list thoughtfully includes grab-and-go designs that can standalone or be mixed and matched for an effortless gift. 

Our Favorite Gifts For The Hostess ideas:  

  1. Gold Stars Large Hand Towel  - A stand-out gift on it’s own rolled and tied with a satin ribbon, or.... Curate it: Wrap it around a bottle of wine or a pound cake for a little extra something! 
  2.  Balsam and Berry Tree Toothpick Holder 
  3.  Flying Santa Cocktail Napkins, Set of 4 
  4.  Merry & Bright Stars Glass Ornament 
  5.  Signature White Ruffle Three Bowl Server 

This is the ultimate entertaining essential. Three bowls connected with a handy knob handle make it easy to serve a variety of spreads, a snack mix or a small cocktail garnish display. 

6. Christmas In The Village Appetizer Bowl with Red Bengal Stripe Appetizer Spreader 

Curate it: Add a favorite spread or dip! 

Gifts For The Cook

Each design in this carefully curated collection can be added to any décor style to bring an elevated to any gathering. From stylish storage solutions to sustainable linens and unique colors, you'll find coveted gifts for every cook and occasion. 

Our Favorite Gifts For The Cook ideas: 

  1.  Signature White Ruffle Casserole 
  2.  Iris Blue Burst Round Butter Dish 
  3.  Deco Gold Scallop Covered Bowl 

A beautiful serving vessel for any side dish. 

4.  Iris Blue Burst Pip Mix Pasta Bowls, Set of 2

5.  Christmas in the Village Town Round Trivet 

6.  Fundamental Wood 16in Ruffle Bowl 

7.  Signature White Ruffle Pasta Bowl 

Curate It: Add a gourmet dried pasta and sauce for a go-to dinner! 

8. Signature White Ruffle Gravy Boat 

9. Iris Blue Burst Ruffle Spoon Rest with a coordinating Iris Blue Burst Kitchen Towel 

 From our favorite everyday entertaining essentials to seasonal pieces, these gifts will be enjoyed during parties, meals and prep time, time and time again. 

Gifts For the Baker

Serve up some style {and smiles} for the baker in your life. Any of the entertaining essentials on our curated list are sure to make for sweet memories for one and all. Create joyful moments {with the perfect gift} and celebrate their love of baking with thoughtful pieces from our Gifts for the Baker Collection. 

  1.  Signature White Ruffle Cake Stand with complementary Large Ring Handle Glass Dome - To display their baked creations! 
  2.  Deco Gold Scallop Knob Butter Dish 
  3.  Iris Blue Canisters, Set of 2 - Rubber stoppers make it easy to stylishly store baking ingredients like flour and sugar in arm’s reach. 
  4.  Signature White Ruffle Pie Dish 
  5.  Red Stripe Ruffle Loaf Pan 
  6. Iris Blue Pip Kitchen Towel 

From the oven to the table {and even al fresco evenings}, these gifts are perfect for elevating their passion for baking. 

Gifts For The Coffee Lover

As coffee lovers ourselves, we thought of everything when designing our mugs: bold or neutral colors, short or tall sizes, seasonal or everyday occasions, and all featuring an easy-to-hold comfortable handle. 

  1.  Signature White Footed Mug, Set of 4 
  2.  Deco Gold Scallop Mug 
  3.  Black Arabesque Mug 
  4.   Vintage Trimmed Tree Mug 
  5.  Signature White Ruffle Cream and Sugar Set 
  6.  Iris Blue Drop Ruffle Cream and Sugar Set 

Curate It: Pairing any of our Gifts for the Coffee Lover with a bag of their favorite coffee or box of their go-to tea!   

Unique Gifts

If you're looking to surprise someone special with a not-so-typical gift, look no further than this curated list of picks. 

  1. Deco Gold Scallop Ice Bucket - Curate It: Pair with a festive bottle of bubbly! 
  2. Oyster Half Dozen Platter 
  3. Orange Platter 
  4. Palm Tray 
  5. Celebrate Every Day Book 

There’s no gift like the present...moment, that is! Encourage them to capture all of life’s most special moments over the years with this one-line-a-day journal. 

7. Chinese Zodiac Dragon Bowl - 2024 is the Year of the Dragon! A festive themed trinket bowl or, gift them a few to make it easy to set a unique and stylish table. Or, choose their own Chinese Zodiac sign to make it even more personal to them. Their personality traits are listed on the back of each and every bowl! 

8. Lemon Toothpick Holder or Orange Toothpick Holder - This is one of those things that you don’t know you need... until you have it and use it! 

“A Little Something For Everyone” Gifts

If you're like us, you {gratefully} have a lot of people on your "a little something" gift list. Our "Little Something for Everyone" gifts are perfect for having on hand for hosts and hostesses, teachers, neighbors, friends, and client gifting needs. 

  1.  Holly Stripe Glass Ornament 
  2.  Balsam and Berry Ruffle Appetizer Bowl with Fundamentals Red Wood Appetizer Utensils, Set of 3 - Curate It: Pair with gourmet nuts or cheese straws! 
  3.  Santa Salt and Pepper Shaker Set 
  4.  Christmas in the Village Rooftop Spoon Rest 
  5. Gold Stars Cocktail Napkins, Set of 4 
  6.  Standing Santa Toothpick Holder 

Pro Tip: We recommend stocking up on multiples to have at the ready. You never know when you might need one more gift to drop off, bring to a party, or use to surprise someone this holiday season. 

We have {the merriest} gifts for everyone on the Nice List, from gifts for the bakers in your life, to gifts for the hostess, to a little something for everyone. Trust us, they’ll treasure these presents for years to come! You can shop our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide and get something for everyone on our Nice List online, 24/7, here.

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