Lisa Goldfaden’s Holiday Gift Guide

This year, at-home yumminess and self-care is the vibe for my holiday picks. The holidays are all about being cozy with friends and family — because we all know we’re the best versions of ourselves when we feel good. 

In this Holiday Gift Guide, say hello to artisan food, pretty little things, and chill entertaining options that will have even the pickiest of giftees ho-ho-ho-ing. Happy Holidays, friends! 


Iluna Night by Sarah Elizabeth 

Make like a middle schooler and show the besties some love with these handmade Swarovski crystal woven friendship bracelets. Elegant, but still massive amounts of fun, they’ll feel playground-giddy every time they look down at their wrist. 

Heitz Cellar Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Prepare to fall in love with Heitz Cellar’s wines. Gift idea #1: Plan an actual trip to their magical winery in Napa. Gift idea #2: This particular Cabernet is perfect for a wine connoisseur… without breaking the bank.  

Doen Paz Pajamas

It’s slumber party time! Rewind a few decades in these sustainably made pj’s. They are sleep-on-a-cloud soft and come in the sweetest of patterns. 

Suzanne Kaufman’s Oil Bath for the Senses

Hands down, heavenly ylang-ylang, patchouli, and lavender are the essentials any proper bath needs. After just one soak in this concoction of nourishing oils prepare for a new level of relaxation. 

Plant One on Me Planters

This Etsy shop is full of unique planters that will bring a sense of fun and life to a home. Holiday Hot Tip: They also make the best stocking stuffers!

Zingermans’ Sweet + Spicy Bread Gift Box

For the foodie / carb lover, this is a perfect hostess gift full of Zingermans’ signature specialty loaves. Chocolate Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin, Chile Cheddar, and Peppered Bacon Farm breads will have the whole party talking… guaranteed. 

Anthropologie’s Agate Cheese Board + Herbiflora Cheese Knives

For those who love to entertain, this pairing is a no-brainer. Made from agate stone, the cheese board is modern and elegant all at once, and the brass and stainless steel knives with handles crafted in shapes of herbs — rosemary, thyme, and sage — is the perfect combination for appetizers (as well as a prime conversation starter). 

Hawkins New York 5-Piece Cleaning Kit

Gift the hostess in your life a beechwood set that makes cleaning actually enjoyable. It includes a glass brush, pan scrubber, dish brush, replacement brush head, and drawstring bag. All those holiday parties don’t have nothin’ on ya!


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