There are plenty of Christmas gift guides out there, from every blogger and newsite, including Oprah, Harper’s Bazaar, Buzzfeed, and Real Simple. Our second annual J+J Team Homes gift guide is written for those wanting to purchase gifts for the home decor lover or those who just bought a home. Or for those looking for a special gift. Like last year, some of our picks can be used as hostess gifts or housewarming gifts. From $11 to $1,800, we personally love and recommend these luxury gifts. They include some of our favorite small businesses on the Peninsula and from around the Bay Area and beyond.
Gifts for the Home
These gifts are perfect for the holidays or as a housewarming gift for a new home buyer. Colored glasses are on trend this year. An array of six vivid shades draw the eye to this set of wine glasses from Estelle Colored Glass.
Favorite Luxury Gifts
You had me at cashmere. This cashmere wrap is perfect for chilly evenings on the Peninsula and that across-the-pond flight to Europe. Throw it on with your pjs for that cuddly feeling around the house too. It comes in 10 gorgeous colors and is under $200.
This gift isn’t a stocking stuffer type of purchase. But you can’t go wrong with this gorgeous cashmere throw blanket from Hermes. Consider it one of the perfect luxury gifts for any home.
Where was this when we were kids? Neiman Marcus always comes up with the perfect gift for kids. Check out this Vespa Scooter. You’ll have the hippest kids in the neighborhood.
Perfect Hands, Face and Feet
Consider Jenni Kayne’s modern home decor the missing piece to the home of your dreams. Everything is luxe! They also make the best winter gloves, hats and wraps. These fingerless gloves have a 5.0 rating and are made of super soft cashmere. Add your email for 15% off your first online order. You can find more gift ideas in Palo Alto at the Jenni Kayne store at the Stanford Shopping Center.
Looking for the perfect organic skin product? Miranda Kerr has you covered. KORA Organics products feed your skin the nutrients it needs to function at its best and restore it to its optimal health. We recommend the Noni Glow Face Oil.
The shoe to wear when you are out and about running errands or meeting the moms for coffee. This ‘V-12’ pair of Veja’s is crafted from supple leather and decorated with ‘V’ logos. The heel tabs are finished with smooth lilac and violet suede.
Real Simple put together a fantastic list of bestie gifts. This LuLuLemon water-repellent belt bag features a double-zipped pouch to maximize storage space without sacrificing comfort. Everyone has one. Reminder: it comes in various colors to match any style and preferences and has an adjustable waistband—making it size-inclusive, too.
Baba Shoes by Sabah are so soft and comfortable, you won’t ever want to take them off. Made in 34 different colors and finishes – there’s a finish for everyone. Hop Tip: put them at the top of your wish-list as well this year. Jaime loves the Fort Worth Shearling Babas!
Practical Holiday Gifts
This tiny mobile battery charger from TG 90 comes right along with you. This Portable Phone Charger makes a great stocking stuff for the kids too, so you never hear the ‘but, my cell died’ from your teens!
Celebrate the merging of art and food with category-changing artists who have designed each special label for Brightland’s infused, cold-pressed olive oils. They are the perfect gift to give friends and family during the upcoming holiday season. There are four varieties and they are tasty year-round. As an added bonus, it comes with a number of recipes too!
Reset After the Holidays: Looking Ahead to the New Year
Life is complicated enough. After all the overindulging during the holiday season, buy yourself or your bestie a week or three of Kroma Wellness. Hot Tip: your BFFs receive $25 off their first order of $100+ and you’ll receive $25 in rewards points when you Get & Give. We are both huge fans of the 5-day reset. This is not a detox. Therefore it will not leave you starving. You will feel so energized that you will want to incorporate Kroma into your life after the 5 days.
Reminder: the simple things add more substance to our lives. So try slowing down to experience what we might ignore. Try these non-alcoholic beverages from Aplos. The Aplos Duo is the way to go as a hostess gift. If you are already thinking about a Dry January, check out Aplos’ recipes for some tasty treats.
Thank you for reading J+J Team Homes Blog
If you have any questions or a topic you’d be interested in learning more about – leave us a comment below, on our social media, or reach out to us directly. Even if you aren’t in the market, we’d love it if you’d pass along our information to those who are on the lookout. Happy Holidays and best of luck finding those luxury gifts for those you love!