Friday Five: Home Decor Holiday Gifts

I love shopping for gifts for my friends and family. I think it is so much fun picking out the perfect present that matches their personality and that I know they will love. Giving out my own list of gifts doesn't tend to come quite so easily to me, but below are some of the items I have been lusting over. David and I just moved into a new apartment at the end of October, so figuring out home decor has been a top priority. These are the items that would make a perfect home decor gift for anyone on your list.

Brass Mirrored Tray

If you have been reading my blog for long, you know my obsession with gold. The main colors I have been decorating with are white, gold and navy, and this tray would fit right in. The brushed brass finish is subtle enough that it would fit in anywhere, and the mirrored finish gives a luxe touch. It comes in a square and a circular shape, and I can't decide which I want!

Buy it at Anthropologie for $98-$128.



Marble + Wood Cutting Board

For me, a good cutting board has to serve two purposes: be a good surface for cutting (duh) but also be pretty enough to double as a serving dish for cheeses, fruit, or other snacks. This cutting board definitely fits the bill, and the mix of marble and wood ensures it will fit into any home.

Buy it at West Elm for $39.95

Portland Streets Map Art 

Since I love travel, one of my favorite ways of decorating is with maps. I'm dreaming of hanging this one over our bar, but it would look great in any area of your home. The best part? It comes in tons of cities and colors, so you can customize it for anyone special in your life!

Get it on Etsy, starting at $12

Vanilla, Bourbon & Mandarin Home Ambiance Fragrance

This is my favorite home fragrance EVER! It smells rich and luxurious, but is also subtle and not at all overpowering. They used to have this in the bathrooms at Nordstrom, and sometimes when I used to work there I would go into the bathroom just to smell it. That may sound creepy now, but once you smell it I'm sure you will understand where I'm coming from!

Buy it at Nordstrom, starting at $66

Giraffe at Home Throw

I can guarantee you that this is the softest blanket you will ever touch. It is so cuddly that if you have it, you will never want to get out of bed, or off the couch. A throw blanket makes a fantastic gift, and this one will guarantee the receiver will love you forever.

Buy it at Nordstrom for $178