I can feel the holiday mood in the air. You ask, already? I know we still have a week left, but I feel celebration is in the head. And for us, it starts off early December because the son’s birthday falls a week before Christmas and we are busy planning the party, getting gifts, etc. We like to make a big deal out of it. With the malls decked up pretty, and the lights/wreaths adorning store fronts (big and small), along the road, we know it’s the holiday season.

I spend a lot of time gazing what is on display at the shelves of stores, looking at the latest decor trends, flipping through magazines for inspiration and bookmarking them, and browsing for hours to see what’s hot. This year, I thought, why not collate this knowledge into a gift guide for you all.

Even if you are not into giving gifts to friends and family, with this being the primary wedding season, we are often scratching our heads over what to gift that couple – for him, for her, or for the home? I know sometimes when it’s impossible to come up with something pleasing, we feel it’s best safe to shove money in a nice envelope and hand it over with a smile. But, hey, we can make it personal with a bit of effort.

The beauty of this list the gifts are neither too personal or impersonal. So use this guide to make the day special for someone. The budget is varied so I’m sure you will find one in yours. And if not for someone, just gift it yourself. It’s the end of the year, we don’t need a reason, do we?

Tray that can be used for anything from displaying curios to serving chai and snacks

This tray is classy in wood with gold accents. Can be used a decor piece or as a tray.

The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for the Home is Here. Check it Out.


Eclectic floor cushion from Thoppia 

The colors are fun and promising to lift one’s mood. An ideal one to gift oneself for those days when all you want to is laze around on the floor.

Floor cushion

A multipurpose caddy from Studio Kiklee

A rustic caddy with a touch of sophistication.


Multicolor palm leaf utility baskets

This one’s for that bohemian friend of yours who is always on the lookout for eco-friendly organic products. We all have at least one that sorta friend. She’ll use this for anything from a planter holder to an organizer.

Palm baskets

Basket organizer from N Square Studio

This is for that minimalist friend of yours who swears by clean lines and minimalism. Looks can be deceiving at times; just look at the versatility of where and how you can use them.

Basket organizer

Basket organizer

Drinking glasses

The colored glasses will make a good gift when you want to depart from the classic crystal ones.

Drinking glasses

Ikat dohar from Idam

Ikat dohar

Framed photo holder from the Decor Kart

Photo holder

A 11 piece tea set from The Decor Kart

Tea Set

Metal wall clock 

Just for the sake of nostalgia. No wedding is complete in India if you haven’t received at least a dozen wall clocks as gifts. Be a part of the statistic and gift this stylish metal clock, instead.

Vinod dosa tawa from Amazon

As much as we would like to think, function precedes form, and utility comes before aesthetics. If you want someone to remember you everyday when making dosas, gift this tawa.

A few other thoughtful gifts you may want to consider: Air Fryer, Reversible Throw, rugs.

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