Design and Style: Interior Gifts with Holiday Style

Design and Style: Interior Gifts with Holiday Style

 

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A limited edition print of GABP is perfect for the
sports lover on your list. Available at absstudio.com.

 

As we move into the holiday season, the thought of purchasing the “perfect” gift (s) can seem overwhelming. According to Jennifer Degerberg, owner of Pomegranate and Lime in Mariemont, “shopping for a festive gift for friends, clients and business associates can be a struggle. Pomegranate and Lime has the solution.” Even as an Interior Designer, I too, can find this difficult. Here are my top ten gift ideas I always go with to add just the right touch to someone’s home and personal style:

 

-A stylish vase. It doesn’t have to be complicated nor expensive, just something clean lined and versatile…not to big or too small. Go with silver, clear glass or colored glass in a “current” color. Good source: Crateandbarrel.com.

 

-A great serving platter. With organics such a trend right now….consider something nature inspired in appearance. A great source: michaelaram.com. Looking to keep costs down? Choose a small piece vs. large and places like Target have less expensive “knock offs.”

 

-A great blanket/throw. A decorative throw for a sofa can be great pop of interest and color that that room that just need something. Not sure what color? Go with a mid-tone neutral with warmth and texture…even a chenille.

 

-Gift baskets. No, not a makeshift basket filled with fruitcake and jelly. Customize it based upon your budget and you friend/client’s taste. A great source: Dutch’s Larder in East Hyde Park….a great source for high quality meats, side dishes, cheeses and wine. They will even ship. Also, be sure to order soon, as demand books up and shipping early is smart!

 

-A great photo frame. Anyone can always use a decorative photo frame for that latest special or family photo. Choose something classic yet stylish that will go with your recipients décor. The perfect source: Pomegranate and Lime in Mariemont.

 

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-Wine and cheese accessories. With all the wine that will be consumed during the holiday season, top off that bottle with a decorative stopper and artistic looking cheese spreader. Pomegranate and Lime, again, carries many options.

 

-Give the gift of art! Art is very personal, but if your recipient has a special interest, an art print based upon their past-time could be perfect. Baseball, specifically the Cincinnati Reds, are one example. How about a print of Great American ballpark or Reds batter by Amy Youngblood Schuermann? Check out absstudio.com for a portfolio of sports art.

 

-A large fragrant candle or candle with candleholder. On a small budget? A lovely scented candle from Pomegranate and Lime will be well appreciated but won’t break the bank. They will even gift wrap!

 

-Gift certificate for an Interior Design Consultation. Many of us have friends that want to “get the ball rolling” so to speak on redecorating their home or a special room. A gift certificate for interior design assistance may be what they need. Check out amyschuermann.com for details…

 

-A quality bottle of wine. Does your hostess love Chardonnay or a good bottle of Cabernet? A nice bottle over $20 presented in an attractive bag with a note will always be appreciated. Not sure what to pick? Both Dutch’s in Hyde Park or the Wine Merchant in Oakley have a great selection and can help you decide.

 

These are just a few of many gift ideas out there. Happy holidays and happy gift giving!