Five presents to keep on hand so you don’t look like a schmuck when your thoughtful neighbor drops by with a bottle of wine.
Bring the outdoors in with hydrating essential oil– and plant-infused bar soaps from Telluride’s Smart by Nature. $8.50 at smartbynature.biz
Idea Chic’s letterpress stationery is individually printed on a 1930s letterpress. From $4 at Rakun, 1147 Santa Fe Dr., 303-823-1794, rakunshop.com
Sjotime Industries’ Power Plants bud vases are made from scraps of Baltic birch. $35 at shop.sjotime.com
Based in Centennial, Lollia’s soy-wax Silently Across The Snow No. 62 candle will light your fire—and fill your home with an intoxicating aroma. $30 at lollialife.com
Stash pens, lipstick, or lumps of coal in style with Cloth & Ink’s waxed canvas zipper pouch. $26 at Reverie Living, 1671 Central St., 720-524-3085, reverieliving.virb.com
Best Gift Ever
from Amy McClellan, Owner of Reverie Living
"One of the best presents I ever received was a parting gift from some friends and co-workers as I was heading to a new job back in the 1990s. When I opened the box, I was completely astonished to find a black leather motorcycle jacket! It was something I never would have bought myself, but I absolutely loved it. I think they saw something in me that I hadn’t seen in myself, which ultimately is one of the best gifts anyone can receive."
Bloom’s Anuschka Pashel reveals a simple DIY decoration to dress up your home this holiday season.
Psst.... read more on DIY pinecones here.
Pinecones of varying sizes
Spray glue (Pashel recommends Design Master Tack 2000)
Glitter (Pashel likes Martha Stewart
STEP 1 Holding the pinecones at a distance of
10 to 12 inches, cover them with spray glue.
STEP 2 While the pinecones are still drying,
sprinkle them with glitter.
STEP 3 Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
STEP 4 Once dry, tie a velvet ribbon and bow around each pinecone, leaving a long amount of ribbon at the end so you can hang them around the house. Try hanging the cones off the fireplace mantel or in a front window, or use them as ornaments on your tree.