This season, skip the bottle of wine and give your new home-owning friends one of these thoughtful gifts instead. Convenience is key — especially around the holidays — so whether they love to cook, entertain, or decorate, we've found stylish but functional must-have items for anyone with a new address. From a cozy home fragrance to a new addition to their bar cart, these 10 household essentials are sure to impress.
Updating your home can be a huge undertaking and cost a lot of money, but it doesn't have to be! For under $100, simple updates like a coat of paint, cabinet hardware, or even a new rug can make a big impact without a big budget. Whether you're looking to update your kitchen or outdoor space, consider these affordable essentials — no contractor or plumber needed!
Have a few hours to spare? Consider a simple bedroom DIY. Without spending a lot of money, you can revamp your space on the fly with a homemade project that is anything but kitschy. Roll up your sleeves with DIYs like tufted headboards and graphic art — it's time to satisfy your craft fix!
– Additional reporting by Angela Elias
Aside from getting a head start on your holiday shopping, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales provide the perfect excuse to redecorate! Many of our favorite retailers are offering major discounts. To make your postfood-coma shopping spree a breeze, we've gathered all of the details (plus our favorite picks!) from each sale. So start clicking; these sales deserve to be bookmarked.
It's no secret we're into stylish storage, but when it comes to adding warmth and texture to a room, nothing beats a basket. Whether your style is cozy and classic or cool and modern, these baskets offer something for everyone — at bargain prices! See the seven we're already envisioning in our homes.
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The piece: Threshold Faux Fur Foot Stool
The price: $55
Why we want it: We're one step closer to living out our Nordic Winter fantasy, thanks to this cozy little stool! Its faux sheepskin surface feels cuddly without being as costly as the real deal. While you could top it with a tray to use as a low side table, we're picturing it for other purposes. Just think: fireside — feet kicked up (barefoot, obviously) with a hot toddy in hand. We'll take it!
Just in time to ward off the Winter chill, woolen design house and mill Pendleton has teamed up with One Kings Lane to produce a limited-edition collection of pillows and throws. With two exclusive designs and two classics pulled from the Pendleton archives, there is something for everyone! Plus, with pillows priced at $59 and throws at $199, the collection is surprisingly affordable. The items are available starting Nov. 17, so you have a few days to decide which pattern is your favorite!
We love Hanukkah for lots of reasons (fried food! the crescendo of candlelight!), but our very favorite is probably the opportunity for eight days of gift giving. In honor of the festival of lights, we went window shopping on Etsy to find a perfect present for everyone on your list!Little Bud Vase House ($47) Coin Purse ($22) Striped Stoneware Cup ($55) Campfire Special Candle ($16) Black Satin Cat Eye Mask ($23) 2014 Robin Calendar ($30) Feather Embroidery ($18) Mini Creamer ($20)
We always love seeing Oprah's annual list of Favorite Things, and this year did not disappoint! With over 60 items, there is literally something for everyone, but we naturally were most interested to see which home decor items made the cut. Check out the items that made Oprah's list — and ours.These Malachite Boxes ($49-$79) are at the top of our list too! We clearly have much in common with Oprah. What could be a more perfect gift for the ultimate dog lover than this Custom Dog Pillow ($395)? We have been waiting a long time for these useful retro pieces to come back in style! Thank you, Oprah, for adding this Monogrammed Lazy Susan ($195) to your list. Although it is hard to tell, this is one big candle. With 77 ounces of wax and a 350 hours of burn time, the Holiday Grand Candle ($225) is going to be the only candle you need to get you through the holidays. Did we mention that it smells just like Christmas? Sure, email is easier but receiving a real letter in the mail is much nicer. The Caddylicious Stationery Box ($300) is perfect for the snail mail aficionado in your life. Made from copper and antler, this Serving Piece ($175) has all the makings of a modern-day heirloom. We aren't sure if Oprah would love these Gold Circular Candleholders ($89-$179) as much if they didn't mimic one of her initials, but we aren't judging.