Yes, there are plenty of Christmas gift guides out there, from every blogger, Oprah, Goop, Buzzfeed and more. But our J+J Team Homes gift guide is for those needing gifts for the home decor lover or those who just bought a new home. Some of our picks can even be used as hostess gifts or housewarming gifts. These are the items we (Jaime and Julie) personally love and recommend, some small businesses in the Bay Area, and hopefully, these are some ideas you won’t see anywhere else.
Our Favorite Home Decor Gifts
Jenni Kayne Leather Vase | We love all home decor items from Jenni Kayne and they make the best gifts, especially this leather vase. Jenni Kayne has the best neutral home decor so there are plenty of gifts to be found. Add your email for 15% off your first online order. You can find more gift ideas at their stores in Palo Alto both at the Stanford Mall and Town & Country Village. Keep reading for more Jenni Kayne gift ideas below.
Little Giraffe Blanket | Little Giraffe blankets are so soft. Did you know they make more than just baby blankets? If you’re looking for a gift for the entire family, the oversized throw blankets will become a household staple. You can buy Little Giraffe Blankets at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and even Amazon.
Vintage Bread Boards | How beautiful are these breadboards? With a variety of sizes and price points, they’re an easy gift for the home decor lover.
Yeti Rambler | We prefer the 20oz Yeti Rambler Travel Mug because it’s a Yeti that actually fits in your automobile’s cup holder. Might want to stock up on a few of these Yeti travel mugs because everyone in your home will want this as a gift.
Gifts from Local Shops
French Poodle Vinaigrette Dressing | Yes, you can buy this delicious dressing from the French Poodle down in Carmel. This is our favorite hostess gift and we love it as a unique and elevated teacher gift (cause how many mugs do they really need). The dressing is a crowd favorite, even Julie’s kids will eat salad, as long as French Poodle Vinaigrette is on it. We buy it by the case and have it shipped to our house.
Hudson Grace Classic Candle | Hudson Grace has its flagship store in the city as well as a location in Town & Country Village. This classic candle has the best scent. Even our husbands love it (hint hint Jack and Bryan). Makes a great hostess gift or for a favorite things party.
Hudson Grace Soap and Lotion Marble Tray Gift Set | The way this soap set and marble dish tray look just elevates the entire kitchen. It’s a beautiful housewarming gift.
Jenni Kayne Suede Mules | Jaime loves these Suede Mules from Jenni Kayne.
Jenni Kayne Cashmere Beanie | Want to upgrade basics and essentials? This cashmere Beanie is amazing.
In-Home Massage from Zeel | Gift your favorite person an in-home massage. Perfect for the busy mom, or someone who deserves a little pampering. A certified masseuse comes to your home, saving you time and money. Gift a membership or gift card here.
Celaya Tequila | Our favorite tequila is Celaya. Arrange it in a gift basket with nice glassware, some Topo Chico, and limes. Tie a bow around it and bring it to every Christmas party. The easiest gift for the adults in your life.
Happy Holidays from J+J Team Homes.
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