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December 5, 2019

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Good tidings to you, dear readers! Do you still have Christmas gifts to get? If so, I have some different ideas for you. This list is a bit of a departure from most blogger guides as I do not use affiliate links—most of these recommendations are tried and true picks that you can trust I purchase for my own friends and family. I’m also wary of promoting excess consumerism, instead I’m hoping to support small enterprises and champion creative endeavors that will delight this holiday season. There are price points for just about everyone on your list, too. So without further ado, release the reindeers!

Booth & Williams Book Collection– Have a favorite friend that is all about aesthetics? He or she already has everything, no doubt. What they might really like is a Color By The Foot collection of decorative books in varying tones of their preferred shade. (Starting at $99)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Petra Palumbo Painted Carafe Set– This a wonderful one-for-you, one-for-me present! One of my favorite finds of 2019 (thanks to a tastemaker friend!) are these spectacular hand-painted carafe and tumbler sets. Select her bloom of choice and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get to enjoy it during a stay in her guest suite… (£62)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Felix Doolittle Return Address Labels– My favorite gift to give to those that have just moved into a new nest are these very charming return address labels. From leisurely pursuits to canine breeds, there’s something for every taste level. This is the perfect welcome home for the holidays present. ($30)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Vladimir Kanevsky Porcelain Hollyhock– If your recipient doesn’t mind delayed gratification, preorder this exquisite floral work for them via Moda Operandi. Featuring delicate porcelain blossoms and hand-painted copper stems spilling out of a custom made terracotta pot. GASP! ($7,500)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Designs by Betsy Shiverick Eye Mask– When a talented interior designer sets out to dream up the perfect eye mask, you know it will be pretty and practical. Put one of these lavender scented, reversible beauties in every stocking to gift a restful night’s sleep—guaranteed! ($32)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

India Amory Dinner Napkin Set– Every good hostess needs an arsenal of good linens! Enter these fabulous hand block printed napkins in a slew of incredible colors and patterns. They’re a personal favorite of mine! ($40 for 4)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Alexis Walter Maison Cocktail Napkins– Speaking of hostesses, these beautifully crafted Belgian linen cocktail napkins will be a sure hit. Each pattern was painted by artist extraordinaire Alexis Walter and transformed into elevated textiles for the home. Just add a glass of bubbly! ($75 for 4)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Sister Parish x LAKE Pajamas– The fabric house’s iconic Serendipity pattern bedecks LAKE’s signature pima cotton set for a gift she’ll adore year after year. Slip in matching sets for little ones for an extra festive flair! ($118)

Peeps Playing Cards– If you have a loved one that is in the midst of any sort of bed rest or medical treatment requiring downtime, these decks deliver holiday cheer in spades. From Palm Beach themed cards to a classic floral deck, Peeps Paper Products are brimming with personality. ($32-55)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Caroline’s Cakes Cake Bites– send the taste of tradition straight from this Spartanburg, South Carolina bakery. Caroline’s rich and delicious cake bites are perfect for client gifts, hostess gifts, and thinking-of-you-during-the-holidays gifts. Order by December 17th for Christmas delivery. ($25)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Walton Street Dogs Stationery– We all have someone in our lives that prefers their pet to most relatives! This fabulous engraved stationery featuring the breed they’re loyal to (choose from Westie, Jack Russell, Poodle, Dachshund, Labrador or Golden Retriever) will set tails wagging on Christmas morning. ($40)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Courtland & Co Rebecca Gardner Ornament– Cheeky, cheeky and perfect for the elevated white elephant soirée. We all have that friend who says this… I am that friend. Be prepared to covet every item from this brilliant holiday shop dreamed up by event planner Rebecca Gardner. ($36)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Sally McBride Alphabet– Babies appreciate art too! Give the gift of literacy with a magical Letter Nest alphabet spelled out in themes like Chinoiserie and Desserts. Mothers with discerning taste will rejoice at this darling present selection. (From $65)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Caroline Boykin Magnolia Ornament– Add some art to their tree with a floral sculpture by the talented Caroline Boykin. Caroline will be selling all sorts of festive pieces on her website this coming Monday, December 9th. Make sure to check in to snag a few!

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Pip & Roo Needlepoint Travel Case– For the hobbyist in your life, this hand-stitched leather tube is just the thing to safely and stylishly transport their handicraft by plane, train, or automobile. The orange hue is very Hermès chic! ($179)

A Very Muffy Christmas: Considered Gifts

Dixie Design Wrapping Paper– It’s tough to find tasteful wrapping but, luckily, Dixie Design has made the task easy peasy. Wrap now, thank me later! ($11 for 3 sheets)

Happy gifting, dears! xx

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  • lulu

    ill take one of everything- and two of the hollyhock 😉

    December 5, 2019 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Sallie Williamson

    What wonderful gifts for others and me!!!

    December 5, 2019 at 9:46 pm Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      Sallie, I hope you find one or two of these under your tree 😉 Merry Christmas to you and yours!

      December 7, 2019 at 2:17 pm Reply
  • Kathy Miller

    Love the Felix Doolittle Return Address Labels. Just ordered 4 sets. My son is getting married next year and some I bought 3 different sets for them to use for thank you notes! And of course I had to buy one for myself. An early Christmas present to me. Always enjoy your posts.

    December 7, 2019 at 1:51 pm Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      Kathy, I am thrilled to hear that! You will be smitten with the cute packaging when they arrive. Merry Christmas to you!

      December 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm Reply
  • holly hollon

    Love spotting my wrapping paper design on your blog!

    February 10, 2020 at 2:06 am Reply
    • Stuffy Muffy

      I adore all your designs, happy to have included it!

      February 10, 2020 at 2:29 pm Reply

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