Some recycled decor items just look a little too, well, recycled for my taste. Not so these pillows from Alexandra Ferguson. A friend spotted the “Fox” pillow and I immediately thought of three friends who need one for their couches. (It’s $79, so I hope they understand that it’s not really in my gift-giving budget right now.) A variety of other messages (“Call Your Mother,” “Let’s Make Out”) serve as fun reminders or notes to a loved one, or would just look fun hanging about the house. Ferguson’s pillows are made from 100% recycled materials. She says, “Each pillow is approximately the equivalent of four bottles that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill.” And yet, they look very fresh. See all of them here. — Mary T.