With the cooler weather setting in and the pandemic still out there, many of us will prefer to stay home for the holidays and make the most of our own abodes. So, we've located the perfect gifts for the stay-at-home type in your life!
For many of us, working from home is the new normal. Maybe you've been typing away in bed on your laptop. Maybe you walk a few paces each day to your home office, desk or dining table. Maybe you wear your sweats and an old T-shirt. You probably don't even think about dressing for the home office! But maybe you should. It's important to be comfortable during this stressful time, right? But what happens when your boss or your client or your colleagues want to Zoom?
"Working from home this past year taught me a lot," says Courtney Spritzer. "Most importantly, I realized I am most productive when I am dressed comfortably and I am at my best professionally when I feel confident. When I first started working from home, I couldn't find clothes that made me feel confident, powerful, and comfortable—so I set out to create the perfect work from home outfit. WorkRobe."
WorkRobe is exactly what it sounds like: A soft, stylish, neutral robe that also looks like a dress, shirt or blouse—depending on which style you get. Easy to throw on or off, and elegant enough to not shame you on those Zoom calls.
Winter is a time when we need to have nice things. Whether that's a favorite coffee mug, individualistic dinnerware, or rustic stemware. Ecletticos has a very eclectic collection of homewares that make every day, and mealtime, an adventure. The stunning home & kitchen products from artisan brand Ecletticos make great and tasteful gifts that anyone will love. With a focus particularly on ceramics, Ecletticos brings a warmth to your home just when you need it. One of our favorites is the Vimy Ridge Glaze Plates with attractive ice split glaze in three different complementing colors so you can curate the perfect collection for your home, as well as being sturdy enough for practical, everyday use!
MESOAMERICAN BEAUTY CANDLES
Bring a simple touch of luxury to your abode with Mesoamerican culture. GYV Mesoamerican Beauty brings the heritage of its people to your home with a collection of candles that immerse you in beauty and refresh your environment. For stocking stuffers and more, enjoy giving this season from a brand that makes it a mission of sharing love and uplift in its fragrances.
Light up a Dalia scented candle and luxuriate in the fragrance of this Mexican flower. Or inhale the luscious, sweet scenet of papaya. Or how about the Vanilla Box Candle? Vanilla pays homage to the vanilla of Papantla, with a heavy dose of red cedar and hints of chile and tobacco. Its sweetness comes from caramelized raw sugar. Did you know that vanilla, for instance, originated in Mexico from the Aztecs? The brand also showcases other aspects of Mesoamerica such as the hand blown agua fresca glass containers used for the candles.
The brand now partners with five Latin graphic designers worldwide to create a product line benefiting a non-profit of their choosing. This is more than a slogan, it’s the ethos that rings true in everything the brand accomplishes, generously giving back to the community through donations to charitable organizations for every item purchased.
No matter which part of America you come from or live in, there is a cool map to celebrate that! Love where you live and incorporate it into your decor! Native Maps are beautiful modern hand-printed city maps available in vibrant 'now' colors with a retro-chic feel. The signature minimalist style favors a simple frame and goes with most kinds of design.
Made by a small business out of Knoxville, Tennessee, all maps are made in small batches. From Atlanta to San Diego, there are 40+ city maps across the US to choose from. Each map is vetted by a team of locals and includes all neighborhoods within the city boundary. The city maps are screen printed by hand on heavyweight art-quality, acid-free matte paper. The brand is proud to be Climate Neutral Certified in an earth-friendly studio that measures, reduces, and offsets its carbon footprint.
PULL START FIRE
If you're one of the lucky ones with a backyard, patio or terrace and you want to sit out at night and star gaze and have some yummy 'smores, keep yourself warm with a brazier, chiminea, or fire-pit, and make the task of lighting it easy with a Pull Start Fire. No matches, no lighters, and no flame needed. Just pull the string and watch your eco-friendly ignition pack roar to life in seconds! This instant 5 second fire starter burns for 30 minutes and is safe for food like s'mores, marshmallows or BBQ. It even helps light a fire in windy conditions or with wet wood. A great gift for the camper, hiker, survivalist, hunter, outdoorsy queer, or nature enthusiast in your life!