Holiday Gift Ideas: Rebecca's Picks

Happy Holidays! One of my favorite gift giving philosophies is to build a gift set around a theme. It's fun for both the giver and the receiver. Tiina the Store has wonderful cookbooks, kitchen accessories and table top gifts for the chef or hostess in your life. Beautiful jacquard tea towels by Chiarastella Cattana, handcrafted wood utensils and cutting boards by Black Creek Mercantile, clever kitchen pieces, like a lemon shaped juicer, by Magisso pack perfectly into a hand woven shopping basket.

For the traveler you can't go wrong by filling a tote with the essentials. A cozy scarf that doubles as a blanket, practical and chic document holders and wallets, travel sized lotions and a book are the perfect travel companions. Hand painted scarf by Daniela Gregis, Valextra's document holder, lotion from Rodin, inside an Original Tote from Arts & Science.

Treating someone to a ‘home spa day’ is one of my favorite sets to put together. I love the idea of  placing nourishing bath products from Suzanne Kaufmann and Rodin, a soothing candle from Le Labo and a book of poetry inside a Dosa Niloufer Bath Sheet.