With the holidays fast approaching, we’re on the lookout for hostess gifts for the onslaught of holiday get-togethers, plus non-kitschy decor to help our homes feel festive when we play host. Lucky for us, Garnet Hill has a curated selection of
gifts for the home, perfect for the domestic doyenne in your life, or just to treat yourself. Our editors took a look through the collection; here’s what we’re coveting.
Above: Annie and Alexa both gravitated towards these Wooden Trees; $78 for a set of three. “My paternal grandparents (last name Hotz, or Hötz as it was intended) decorate their home each year with heirloom decorations from Germany. Things like hand-carved carousels with tiers of taper candles and miniature wooden houses,” says Alexa. “I have fond memories of those handmade pieces, and find it incredible that they’re still being made today.” Annie adds that she would style them simply on a mantel among candles and boughs for festivity. Above: “There’s something nostalgic about these flannel sheets,” says Annie of the Paintbrush Ticking Flannel Bedding. “They remind me of Christmastime at home in Maine, hunkered down under many blankets, the fire dying down downstairs, maybe with a light snow falling outside. I most like the cranberry color (they feel like childhood), but the gray seems versatile all winter long.” A fitted sheet, flat sheet, and pair of pillowcases is $126. Above: Margot likes the Relaxed Linen Napkins in Chambray as a hostess gift; $38 for a set of four. “Year-round festive but not holiday corny,” she says. Above: Julie will be greeting her holiday guests with a Preserved Boxwood Wreath on her front door, and likes the fact that she can use it again and again for years to come. It’s $138 for the large round. Above: Justine can vouch for the luxury of the Cotton Fleece Blanket and Throw from Germany: “I discovered these cotton fleece blankets about 15 years ago while staying with my self-described ‘bedding snob’ friend. The blanket was so soft, I thought it was cashmere and was astonished to find it was cotton. I was so taken with it that I saved my pennies and bought one for myself. All this time later, it’s the talk of the town, now with my overnight guests.” The queen size is $168. Above: Michelle’s pick is one of the nostalgic Wintertime Snow Globes ($68). “Everyone has a snow globe in their past, from Citizen Kane to me,” she says. “Seen through a mesmerizing shower of tiny white snowflakes, any scene in a glass globe can hold my attention for hours. Which of Garnet Hill’s snow globes would I prefer to get as a gift? Hard to choose, but the pair of skiers racing downhill in a snowstorm are in the sort of hurry that makes me imagine hot cocoa and a crackling fireplace waiting at the base of the mountain.” Above: Fan took note of the Relaxed Linen Tablecloth ($118) for holiday entertaining. “I love that it isn’t stiff and fussy (no ironing required!) yet still feels special-occasion.” Above: Julie’s pick, both for ambience and as a hostess gift: the Mercury Glass Tree ($38) and a set of three Mercury Glass Votives ($48).
Needless to say, our holiday shopping is as good as done. You can browse Garnet Hill’s entire
gifts for the home selection on their website, and be sure to check out the rest of their holiday collection too. (Bonus: the whole collection is 25% off and shipping is free through November 27.)