Welcome to Gift Guide #6. It’s my very last gift guide of 2010. Hopefully, it will help you finish off your shopping in a glorious manner. I decided to theme this one Home & Hearth. Then I filled it with all sorts of pretty things for your home and kitchen (mostly your kitchen) that are easy to find — even at the last minute.
A bright new dishtowel or colorful spatula can make even the dreariest kitchen more fun to work in and kitchen items are some of my favorite gifts to give. Take a look at the list below and maybe they’ll be your favorite too.
– Nesting Doll Dishtowel. Did I tell you I’ve got a thing for Matryoshka dolls? Also. Have you noticed Russian motifs are everywhere these days?
– Rainbow Cupcake Liners. Everyone loves cupcakes. And everyone loves brightly patterned cupcake liners too. They make an inexpensive, cheerful gift.
– Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Products. A collection of good-looking, good-smelling cleaning products will be used and appreciated.
– Snow & Graham Desk Calendar. Flowers!
– Baker’s Twine. My favorite is the traditional red. You will find 1000 uses for it.
– Soda Collection. What a fun gift. Scour your local markets and put together a collection of vintage sodas. One of my friends gave her husband a dozen different hard-to-find bottled rootbeers and they had a taste testing.
– Stained-Glass Star. These are perfection hanging in a sunny window. If you wish, you can have them inscribed with a sweet message.
– Colorful Nesting Bowls. They’re the hardworking matryoshka doll of the kitchen.
– Santa Key. In New York, we didn’t have a fireplace. Luckily, a sweet neighbor gave us a Santa Key and St. Nick was able to fill our stockings without a hitch.
– Magnetic Kitchen Timer. Every time I see one of these, I’m tempted to buy it. Available in lots of fun colors, they’d make a great hostess gift.
– Organized Simplicity. Tsh Oxenrider’s new book is getting 5-star reviews. Don’t we all want to be more organized?
– Hable Construction Storage Bins. These bins are so darn charming. A beautiful way to corral toys or books or whatever you like.
– Apron. It’s made from vintage European cloth and it’s almost too beautiful to get dirty. Also, I like unisex looking aprons I can share with Ben Blair.
– Floral Measuring Cups. These win the prize for happiest measuring cups in the world.
– Egg Beater Dishtowel. If I had space, I would own a hundred great-looking dishtowels. They’re practical, but pretty. Fun to give and fun to receive.
– Mini Stonewear Pots. Mini things are always more fun. These measure a petite 5.5 inches by 4 inches. Only $5 each!
– Time for Dinner. Still miss Cookie magazine? Me too. Ease your sadness with this helpful new cookbook by the Cookie Editors.
– Screen Printed Throw Pillows. The fabric of these gorgeous pillow covers is hand-printed. They’d look equally good on a bed or a sofa.