gifts for your rooms: dining room


Laquiole carver set, $185, at Bark. Will help you turn carving any roast into a work of art. Navigation note: Use the scroll bar at bottom of page to find this product.

Double Happiness candles, $25 each, at Unica Home. Perfect for a Chinese New Year party in January. Lightly scented.


Thomas Paul melamine silloutte plates, set of four is $28, at Elsewares.

Lumiere candle holders, $5 each, at CB2. Handblown glass that’s amazingly affordable. Buy in bunches.


Enchanted Forest votives, $16, Anthropologie. Dainty gold sik-screened animal motif.

Parisian Wallpaper dessert plates, set of 4 gift boxed, $32 at GiveSimple. Baroque patterned dishes that will dress up any table with flair.


Wine bottle coaster, $50, Gumps. An eloquent place to keep the cabernet at hand.

Felt placemat, $32, at Branch Home. Handwoven.


Magnetic coasters, $24 set of six, at Gnr8. Cheeky design that’s perfect for teatime. Put them on the fridge when not on the table.

Owling sake-ware pot, $28 for the pot, $24 for set of two cups, at Anthropologie. You don’t need to drink much to see that these are a hoot!

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gifts for your rooms: bathroom


NonDesigns inventive tooth caddy, $16. Six colors to mix and match, snaps together to hold all your essentials.


Wine holder for the bath, $5, from the Container Store. Have a little pinot noir with your long soak.

Jonathan Adler’s Prozac ceramic holder, $70. A witty place to put cotton balls.


Missoni hand towels at the Wedding List Company, $28. These designer babies are hard to find!

Robin’s Egg Soaps, $24, at Uncommon Goods. Six French-milled soaps come in ready-to-be-reused apothecary jar.


Bathroom mat by Hella Jongerius, $59, at Generate. Solid “drops of water,” anti-slip mat. Feels good on your feet, too!

Good Luck Gnome soap, $7, at Unica Home. Cast from an early 1900’s soap mold with all natural ingredients.


Marimekko shower curtain, $59, at Saga Living. The new Kaiku pattern is sure to become a collectible. 100% polyester.

Rejuvenating aromatherapy bath, $60, from Maui’s Grand Wailea. Like a vacation in a bottle, and totally worth it!

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sites that will turn your jpgs into gifts


Stumped for a unique gift idea? Why not put your jpgs to work and order a creations of your own. Here’s a list of our favorite sites that let you upload your photos and turn them into things. Order soon to get your goodies in time for the holidays!

Canvas on Demand — Four day turnaround! It’s the one we have used more often, including the Ruby painting above, and Megan’s wedding photo.

Martha Stewart Designs at — Just cards right now, but there are plenty of cute ones to choose from. Come back soon for calendars! Takes about nine days. — Makes pillows, tablecloths, shower curtains, handbags, and more. We spotted this one in the new O at Home feature, “Where The Wild Things Are.”

ShutterFly — We always use this site to make our quick digital prints and photo albums, but they also do things like coffee mugs, magnets, coasters and storage boxes.

Cookie HQ — We’ve written about these cute photo cookies before. Would be a great gift for a family with a new baby!

Wanna see more gift ideas? Click here to see our picks for Holiday ’06.

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gifts for your rooms: bedroom


The conversation pillow, filled with 100 questions to start the converation rolling (though if you’re in the bedroom, conversation is not what’s on your mind). At Thorsten Van Elten, £45 (yes, they to ship to the States).


Glass pink & brown damask frame, $24 from Give Simple. Something about it just says boudoir.

Haute hangers, black and white floral silk hangers, three for $24 at Uncommon Goods.


Who’s the Fairest Mirror, from Anthropologie, $148. Brass twig-frame, perfect for the top of a vanity.

Roost Log Box, great for jewelry, $22.50


Breakfast in Bed tray, mahogany and rattan. Serve with pressed coffee and pancakes; $165.

Alpaca Throw, pure luxury, $285 from Hable Construction.


Alarm Clock, Umbra’s Caliber Alarm Clock, $50.

Hummingbird Oil Lamp, $110, to light up your nights. (Navigation note, use scroll bar of products at bottom to find).

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goods to be green: greene street greetings


If you have to order a holiday cards in bulk, say for a business or organization, check out Greene Street Greetings, a custom card company that is completely eco-friendly. You can choose from their collection of adorable images, like Mt. Hood, above, or you can upload your own jpg. All the products are made with soy and vegetable based ink, printed on 100% post-consumer, chlorine-free paper — even the site’s server is fueled by solar and wind power. Now that’s the kind of message we all should be spreading this holiday season. Click on over to and check them out. Prices are scaled by size of order, from 50 to over $10,000.

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