*On my list!
**I have the candle holders and they’re beautiful.
I know you’re going to hate me after this comment: I’m looking forward to the holidays.
I know, right?! I kind of hate myself for that, too. There are still hot late-summer days to bask in and crisp fall days to enjoy, plus no one is actually looking forward to winter and snow. But I can’t help it. Now that we’re in our first house, I find myself eager for the holiday season to start so we can celebrate our first Halloween, our first Thanksgiving, and our first Christmas in our home! Since I can’t actually bring myself to shop for holiday decor and gifts just yet, I’m doing the next best thing: shopping for belated housewarming gifts for ourselves! Holiday gifts and housewarming gifts are basically the same thing when you’re shopping for yourself, right?
When UncommonGoods reached out to me earlier this month regarding their gift collections, I went down an entertaining rabbit hole of, well, uncommon gift ideas ranging from personalized presents to thoughtful anniversary ideas. But it wasn’t my first introduction to this unique Brooklyn-based retailer. My adoration of UncommonGoods actually goes back to my teenage years when we received the brand’s catalog in the mail and I spent entirely too long pouring over the interesting gifts and gadgets inside! I’ve always loved that half of what UncommonGoods carries is made my hand, and a majority of the jewelry, home decor, and table-top items are created in the United States. Beyond that, a third of the collection incorporates recycled or upcycled materials, so not only can you find an uncommon gift, you can find one that does an uncommonly impressive amount of good to the environment!
Alright, let’s get back to the goods! I’ve put together a roundup of a few items we would have loved to receive as housewarming gifts when we moved in — and would be more than happy to receive for the holidays this year to make our new home extra cozy!
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I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling with purchasing gifts this year. (And, quite frankly, given the radio silence on the blog for most of the week, it’s pretty evident I’m struggling to stay afloat with all of my holiday to dos!) I’ve barely made a dent in my shopping list, which is going to lead to a flurry of online ordering tonight. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, huh? For my fellow procrastinators, I’m still putting together a gift guide for men and another of last-minute finds available on Amazon Prime. (Thank goodness for two-day shipping!) Today’s gift guide, however, is one of my favorites with perfect presents for the jet setter. (Or, the coach passenger who yearns to look like she’s flying first class!)
And, while we’re on the topic of fabulous gift ideas, you just might be lucky enough to treat yourself to a pair of classic pearl stud earrings! Enter here!
*You can try these free for a month with DITTO’s Endless Eyewear program. Just use code BEDKNOBS to waive the $24 fee for the first month! The e-tailer also has a selection of designer sunglasses on sale for 25% off right now!
The pet gift guide is my favorite one to create each year. I assume it’s because I can indulge my inner cat lady with ridiculous feline items like this eye mask and scout out gifts for our cat, Bacon, like these toys made from natural materials. But if you’re more of a dog lover, I’ve got you covered, too. I mean, how cute is this puffer vest for chilly walks?! I also recently discovered the brand French Bullevard, which specializes in posh dog accessories. (If the imagery on their site doesn’t convince you that their line makes for perfect gifts for French Bulldogs, I don’t know what will!)
P.S. I’ll add more gift ideas to this Pinterest board when I come across them!