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Ok, “Oprah’s Favorite Things”…watch out. The Elements of Style Gift Guides are here! This is the biggest catagory for me so this is my “part 1” of gifts for the home. Stay tuned for more, as well as gifts for guys, gals and kids!


Viva Terra’s slate cheeseboard allows you to craftily label each type of cheese. Plus, it’s earth friendly, as all Viva Terra products are! Perfect for the hostess on your list $69.00

This Thomas Paul pillow from 2Modern comes in grey, green, brown and black and would add a little flair to anyone’s couch or bed! And at only $40, let’s you give high design at a small price.


For the under $25 set, this monogrammed candle cage from West Elm looks pricey and let’s you buy cheap candles that will look expensive concealed in this chic cover! $16

Silhouettes have returned in a big way- I’ve seen them in almost every shelter magazine. Simply Sihouttes makes classic silhouettes from photos you sent them. Framed in simple black gallery frames, they would look stunning and tell a story. Perfect for a new mom- or an old mom! They also have pillows, stationery and all sorts of goodies to adorn with a personal silhouette! $40 for a single silhouette.

These monogrammable jewelry boxes from West Elm look so glam on a dresser and would be great for the girly-girl who likes modern decor. Available in cream, silver and red lacquer. $89.00

Who doesn’t like receiving a luxe candle for the holidays!? Make it a cute little package gift by including personalized matches from For Your Party. I especially like the pillow box and Euro box styles. $45 for 50 custom boxes. What hostess wouldn’t like to have a bowl of monogrammed matchbooks out? How LUXE!


Diptyque makes the best candles, and these are three smaller versions of my favorite scents in a lovely box ready for gifting! From Vivre $80.00 Or buy a single candles for about $45.

Jonathan Adler’s candles smell heavenly, and I love the brown geometric exterior. $36.00 through Barney’s

For someone who has been extra good, give them a to-die-for D.L. & Co. candle, the creme de la creme of fancy candles. The sculptural glass bowl and painstaking packaging almost makes the $85 pricetag worth it. Hey, no need to wrap!

Another classic gift is a picture frame. Of course, please put IN a favorite picture of you and the recipient before wrapping! Here are two good choices from the GREAT gift site Uncommon Goods. The reclaimed tin frames ($40) are so beautiful and come in a variety of colors. The wood frames ($48) are made from pieces of wood recycled from boats and houses in Thailand.

I am obsessed with all things Iomoi. Their custom lucite trays ($100/$200) are to DIE for. You pick the pattern and the monogram. Or you could get a set of coasters ($100 for 4) and do the same. Tight on cash? Try the paper weight, guaranteed to looktres chic on any desk!

OK, I have so much more to share with you, but I need to sign off for now! Let me know if these ideas are helpful to you!

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