Gift Guide #2: Cozy Things

November 16, 2010

Are you ready for gift guide number two? (Just when we’ve been talking about doing more with less. Hah! What can I do? There are just so many pretty things to share.) For gift guide #2, I’ve gathered together a collection of items that seem cozy in one way or another. During fall and winter, cozy is the feeling I’m craving the most. How about you?

[ This holiday gift guide is underwritten by Pier 1. Pier 1 is your one stop for unique, imported decor, gifts, furniture, glassware and more this holiday season. I've included some of my favorites from Pier 1 below.]

- Mercury Glass Candleholders. I love the way mercury glass looks aged with a nice patina, even when it’s new.

- Baby Moccasins. Susan of Freshly Picked makes these teeny tiny, buttery soft leather mocs for babies. I have a pair in gold and they are to die for.

- Hot Cocoa Set. What’s cozier than a mug of hot cocoa? These mugs are on the mini side. Perfect for kids.

- Forest Fir Candle. Bringing an outdoor scent in, makes the room feel all the warmer.

- Leather Cuff. The aged leather on this wide cuff is neat. Rustic and cool at the same time.

- Bookplates. Labeling your own little library of books is such a warming thought. Bookplates and a favorite book would make a charming gift.

- Maryjane Slippers. Slippers always feel like a splurge. Which makes them a nice gift. I love the shape of these maryjane versions.

- Embellished Blanket. A cozy wool throw blanket that’s so pretty it might be a scarf. Except it’s a blanket.

- Polar Jacket. Your kids will stay warm, and look like adorable little eskimos in this (faux) fur lined parka.

- Moon Necklace. Now you can give her the moon! So sweet. (It reminds me of Many Moons.)

- Snowy Day Book & Doll Set. Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats, is the coziest children’s book around.

- Cozy Cookbook. Harvest to Heat explores the relationship between farming and eating with recipes from America’s best chefs, farmers and artisans.

- Mittens/Gloves. In cheery yellow with lovely details.

- Wool Acorns. Etsy shop Fairyfolk makes the happiest little acorns — in both brights and neutrals. I want a bowl full.

- Chenille Peacock Feather Rug. A chenille rug is the ideal spot to cozy up with your kids for a snowy day of board games and puzzles.

- Kindle Reader Cover. In boiled wool with leather detailing. This will help your techy reader feel a bit warmer.

- Furry Earmuffs. Cozy!

- Cashmere Scarf. Yes it’s a splurge, but the recipient will want to wear it every single day. In several luxurious colors.



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1 suzanne @ pretty swell November 16, 2010 at 11:23 am

Such lovely picks! Thanks also for your sidebar guide to gifts that kids can make. Was looking for ideas for my 2-year-old, and my search stops here! Of course. :)

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2 Victoria November 16, 2010 at 11:28 am

Great ideas. I’ve fallen in love with the acorns!

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3 beyond November 16, 2010 at 11:39 am

great picks, as usual. LOVE the moon necklace.

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4 Ana November 16, 2010 at 11:47 am

I love the moccasins! wish they had in my size… :)

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5 sara November 16, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Wonderful ideas; thanks! I am leaning towards more handmade gifts this year (for the first time EVER — I’ve always been a bit behind the curve) and I love browsing Etsy. For my own girls (ages 6, 6, & 8) I’m knitting scarves. I can only do a very basic knit/purl but I’ve noticed that so many scarves in the stores are very plain like that; no cabling or anything, with tassels or puff balls on the end. I can DO that! Plus, my girls are young enough that my imperfections won’t bother them :)

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6 Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey November 16, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I always love the stuff you love.

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7 Jennifer Brailsford November 16, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Love the moon necklace. Been looking for something unique like that.

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8 MOV November 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I really like all these things. My problem is that I try to de-clutter, and then along come cute things like these! Big sigh.
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MOV

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9 Diane November 16, 2010 at 1:25 pm

I just ordered the adorable bookplates! I’ve been looking for something like them for ages. Hooray!

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10 Ashlea Walter November 16, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I think I need a bowl full of those fuzzy acorns too. Oh, Etsy, how I love thee!

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11 Rachel Halatokoua November 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I LOVE my Resto souffle cashmere scarf. Best accessory of the season!

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12 Marta November 17, 2010 at 5:03 am

I love all the things! I got a several ideas for family presents, but no idea what to give to my brother-in law… a tie perhaps?

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13 Kathleen November 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

Such a fun assortment! Love the gold baby moccasins and the yellow gloves/mittens. And of course the Snowy Day book and doll!

Hope that the holidays ahead are fun for your family!

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14 Jan @ Family Bites November 17, 2010 at 9:29 am

I love it all! But the gloves, the book and the slippers are fab.

Side note: My sister is expecting her first baby and I just threw a shower for her last weekend. I gave her a starter library made up of 20 classic children’s books, and I looked for bookplates so I could personalize the books, but couldn’t find them anywhere. Who knew they could be found at Pier 1!

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15 shari November 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

ooooh! that peacock feather rug is gorgeous! i love it!

thanks for sharing!

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16 Chassity November 17, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Loving this post- keep the ideas coming :)

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17 just November 17, 2010 at 7:11 pm

ever texting/calling one needs fingerless gloves that turn into mittens!

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18 alyson boehr November 19, 2010 at 4:27 am

I’ve been thinking scarves lately, you know the pretty ones to wear with a crisply pressed cotton blouse…now I think I’ll be dreaming of wrapping myself in a cashmere one. Thanks for sharing:)

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19 my name is ish November 21, 2010 at 12:08 am

I love those felted acorns!!! I was drawn to the muted tones at first, but now I kind of want them in every color.

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20 Rachael November 21, 2010 at 10:52 am

I just love your gift guides! We have ten family members to get presents for and only one gift purchased so far, so I’m eagerly awaiting the full set!

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21 Kathleen December 1, 2010 at 7:01 am

Who doesn’t love cozy this time of year? So many great items to spread the cheer around. Thanks for the opportunity.

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22 RussellU63 December 9, 2014 at 10:44 pm

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