Gift Ideas for Home & Host

By Kate Riley November 24, 2018

I’ve been invited to two holiday parties this season and I want to bring my friends something special beyond just a bottle of wine or baked good. I hate to show up empty handed, so with the continuation of sharing gift ideas this week, I present some ideas to give a host or hostess that they will use long after the season is over!

Here are some favorite things for the home with suggestions for adding a personal touch:

Insert gourmet coffee beans or mulled wine spices into these tiled monogram mugs.

Add flavor to their life with a marbled salt keeper and specialty sea salt.

Wrap homemade loaf cake in these metallic dot napkins.

Pair an aged spirit with a set of these double old fashioned glasses.



Surprise a chef with edible flower seed bombs in a gold cylinder pot.

Add a blooming amaryllis to one of these gray stripe planters.

You can’t go wrong with an embossed olive oil bottle and a quality EVOO.

Guarantee a lovely scent will fill their home with this iridescent capri candle.



Gift a trio of cheeses and an herb bouquet with this unique monogram cheese board.

Partner any savory snack in a gift box with the rustic olivewood serving bowl.

They will never be without a light with a chic mini ceramic match jar on display.

Tuck a special vino with the clever wineaux sack towel inside a gift bag.


More gift ideas coming soon!



Gifts for Teens

By Kate Riley November 22, 2018

Hello! I hoped you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! I spent mine in Salt Lake City with my sister and family, and I’m headed back to California today.

I’m sharing gift guides until Monday, a new one every day, and today’s topic is teenagers. Teens make me laugh, I love them so much. They are notoriously hard to shop for but I also find they’re the first to tell you what they want (if it’s anything other than money).

I’ve got two in my household, and my nephews and my niece are teenagers too, so I asked them all what are the popular gifts this year. I present, this year’s gift ideas for teenagers:

Teen Girls


glam glo mud set / wildflower phone cases / velvet scrunchies

popsockets phone grip / mani/pedi lap desk / glossier boy brow set

fairy lightswaterproof bluetooth speaker / herschel beanie


Teen Boys


inkbox semipermanent tattoos / PS4 game bundle / gaming headset

wireless earbuds / windproof ski/snow mask / hydroflask

hat storage / champion sweatshirt / portable speaker


More gift ideas coming soon!