Christmas gifts for the home, part 2 of 2

CBed & Bath – (not the store) Ready for the spa? Gift certificate for spa, massage, pedicure, etc.

New is great – comforters, pillows, sheets, towels, etc.  How can you beat new?

Customize it – embroidered pillows/towels always make a classy & personalized gift (Sources: Pottery Barn, Lillian Vernon (for kids), or local embroidery shop).

Techy & Practical(ly cool!) – For the adventurers, outdoors-men, skiers…

Uber-nice (& way cool) flashlight – how’s a 30 day supply or 5 year flashlight sound for those Eagle Scouts? (Hammacher Schlemmer)

Heated towel warmers – everyone, from little snow bunnies, to skiers, or walkway shovelers will appreciate this luxury! (Fixture Universe)

Chess setFun-loving – For those who love motion (Perhaps a “Maggie” personality…)

Let’s do it – gift certificate for series of exercise classes, or gift card to favorite airline

Game night – Who doesn’t love a good board game? – from the beautifully re-designed classics (i.e. Chess, Chinese Checkers), to newly-revised old favorites (Apples to Apples, Taboo, etc.) to brand new, everyone loves a good game!

(Sources: Restoration Hardware, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and local toy stores)

Bling – How about a playful splurge on her?

Unique cabinet pulls, pins for your memory board or funky jewelry – try local, hand-crafted designs by Norma Jean

Vintage – For that “designed-from-afar” look in cabinet pulls, tablewear, mugs, etc., visit Anthropologie.  (Yes, she will love you for it).

Extra-special & hand-created luxury – shop MacKenzie-Childs for table-wear, accessories (for home, body & even pets) & high-end furniture.

For the Bonus!

Don’t forget Fido – Yes, they’re family too…english bulldogs dressed up as santa and rudolph

New collar/leash –  pick a fun pattern, perhaps in honor of favorite Sports team (hint: the Red Sox World Series is a great excuse!)

Pet treats – from traditional to health-conscious, ask your pet-crazy friends for good sources (hint: go local)

Luxe – Nostalgic about the Old Quarter?

A wonderful splurge for your home &/or favorite person, (attn. husbands!) invest in a Bevelo free-standing copper gas lantern.  Oh, how sweet it is!