Welcome to our For the Home and Holiday Table section of our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! The holidays are a time for entertaining and many of us are always looking for the latest and greatest products to make our home function better. We’ve gathered some of our favorites from making sure you’ve got a great Wi-fi connection to products you can’t live without in the kitchen. We’ll be adding new items all the time, so be sure to check back often for even more great gift ideas!
In this technology based world we live in, Wi-Fi is pretty much an essential part of our lives. Whether you’re hosting the holidays or just having a few guests for a dinner party, you’ll want to make sure they can connect on your wireless network. These Color Routers from D-Link are available in white, red, blue and black to blend nicely with your home decor.
Gathering with family and friends is really what the holidays are all about. So whether you’re hosting the parties or attending as a guest, the Franklin Mint Wine Merchants is perfect for this holiday season. Each shipment contains 6 bottles of your choice (red, white or a mix) and if you continue on, you’re second shipment will include 3 bonus bottles! You can continue with more shipments each month or cancel at anytime.
Cost: $59.95, plus $1 per bottle shipping
Since many of us spend a good portion of time in the kitchen, you might offer a gift to help make things easier, and tastier! This beautiful hand crafted Crushed Bamboo Mortar and Pestle from Core Bamboo fuses classic kitchen prep with modern aesthetic. Maximize flavor by grinding whole spices, fresh herbs, garlic and more with this functional and durable pestle.
Dimension: 5″ DIA. X 5.1? H
Buying artwork for others is a truly unique gift, especially when you have over 400,000 independent artists work to choose from. At Redbubble, there are millions of design choices on products such as pillow covers, iPhone cases, t-shirts, and duvet covers. Coming soon, Redbubble will be offering skins and mugs which make for perfect stocking stuffers. Of course, their designs are offered on wall art as well – the perfect way to spruce up your home decor.
Cost: Cost varies per item and design
I am always smitten when it comes to personalized gifts and no one offers such a wonderful category like Things Remembered does. They have beautiful items for every occasion and gift recipient that are sure to please. This holiday, I had many favorites, but the two things that stuck out the most for the home are the Make-A-Wish Snowman Water Globe and Island Hurricane Glasses. Each can be personalized with your choice of engraving
Cost: $34.99 for the Make-A-Wish Snowman Water Globe and $6 for each Island Hurricane Glass
Plush Puffs Gourmet Marshmallows are fat-free, gluten-free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup. Available in 11 crazy delicious flavors including Peppi-Mint, Caramel Swirl, and Simply S?mores amongst others! These handmade, all-natural marshmallows make great stocking stuffers for the mallow roasting, hot cocoa and tea lovers in your life!
Cost: Starting at 4 oz. boxes for $6.49
A holiday table just isn’t the same without a gorgeous centerpiece and I sure found some fresh and lovely ones from Teleflora. This year, they’ve launched a Homemade for the Holidays collection which features 3-in-1 holiday bouquets. Each comes with a beautiful arrangement of flowers inside of a keepsake collectable container and a holiday recipe! The Holly Days Centerpiece arrived to my house, fresh from a local florist the day after it was ordered! It not only looks beautiful, but it smells amazing too. The flowers are fresh, long lasting and it makes for one lovely holiday centerpiece!
Cost: starting at $49.95
A holiday just isn’t complete without festive spirits and Van Gogh Vodka has you covered with a variety of tasty flavors. From classics like Vanilla and Pomegranate Vodka to PB&J and Espresso flavors, you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy!
Cost: Varies by retailer
A holiday home just isn’t the same without the crackle of a nice toasty fire. Duraflame has an assortment of logs that are perfect for a lovely fire, without the hassle. The Natural Duraflame logs weigh just 6 pounds each, burn 80% cleaner than wood and light quickly. Each log will burn for up to 4 hours. Other logs include the Crackle Flame, which is made from 100% renewable resources and the Gold logs which produce bigger and brighter flames. Of course there are fun color and roasting logs for campfire fun too!
Cost: Varies by retailer
When shopping, I always try to look for something Made in America. It’s not always easy to find that when out in the store, which is why I start my shopping at American Certified. They’re the world’s largest Made in the USA e-commerce store and have something for everyone. Their paddywax candles are a favorite of mine. They come in different unique scents and colors, are made with soy wax, and burn for 60 hours. Not only are they great for your own home, but they make a nice hostess gift as well and everyone loves candles during the holidays.
Mostly everyone that celebrates the holidays has a Christmas tree, so why not get a gift that will be treasured on their tree each and every year. The Franklin Mint Christmas Tree Ornament is part of their 50 years celebration collection. it is stamped with the year “2014” and with only 200 of each style made, is certainly is a unique gift idea or something to treasure in your own home.