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holiday gift guide no. 1: for the homebody

13 December 2009

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The homebody was the girl who, as a child, preferred HGTV’s “Design on a Dime” and “Trading Spaces” over the ubiquitous Disney Channel shows. Today she mourns over the loss of Domino magazine, worships Martha Stewart, and religiously watches Mark Bittman’s cooking segments. She prefers to snuggle beneath her beloved Anthropolgie Colossal Cable Knit throw on a loveseat with a mug of hot chocolate in hand whilst enjoying  Gossip Girl. She shifts a bit, putting her feet on her glass coffee table to reach a plate of baked-from-scratch snickerdoodles. A commercial interrupts an intense scene; she takes the time to look around, smiling proudly at the soft glow of tinsel glittering from strings of Christmas lights and gold ornaments. Next year’s theme would be the Nutcracker.

  1. Alice+Olivia Sleeveless Sequined Cardigan, $485. The homebody lives by the phrase of “daily luxury“, believing that even the tiniest doses of indulgences are necessary in everyday life. Though she may prefer to do her daily chores in an oversized cable-knit cardigan, the Alice+Olivia sequined cardigan exemplifies comfort can be chic. Should an unexpected visitor make a calling, or stop by to drop off a gift (or two!), the homebody can simply throw the cardigan over her ubiquitous blank tank and leggings, pin up her hair, and open the door looking nothing less than fabulous.
  2. OPI “Glove You So Much”, $8. A gorgeous, almost-but-not-quite warm burgundy. Who wouldn’t want a rich shade for the fingers and toes with such cute a name?
  3. Philosophy Marshmallow Lip Shine, $12. Philosophy’s products always capture the essence of savory sweets for the sweet tooth – without the calories, of course. The Marshmallow Lip Shine is part of their limited edition holiday collection, making it the perfect stocking stuffer.
  4. Aerie Holiday Plaidness PJs Set, $29.50. Available in four colors (Party Pink, Red Bow, Blue Fob, and Lavender Moon), but I cannot help but have a favorite: Red Bow. Nothing speaks comfy and cute than a pajama set inspired by him. This set of a button-down shirt and little shorties does indeed make the perfect Christmas morning pajamas to run downstairs to  the Christmas tree; festive and wintry in its holiday plaid pattern, Aerie packages it all up in a lovely holiday ribbon!
  5. Lush’s Christmas Goodies. Only Lush could ever capture the scent of a snow fairy in soap form. Its Christmas goodies, all in festive shapes, colors, scents (and packed with bits of glitter!), come in an array of candy-scented to spicy, cinnamon aromas. Perfect indeed for stocking stuffers and for a bit of indulgence and pampering.
  6. Anthropologie Ornaments, $10-$24. I cannot lie. I harbor an obsession for Anthropologie’s home décor – their little candles, stationary, decorations, the likes. Their ornaments are no exception. Winter wonderland meets the woodland seems to be the theme this year with natural elements and organic shapes turned crystal in palettes of portobello, creams, and grays. The homebody would gasp at the sight of these; it is no secret that she becomes giddy at the thought of redecorating every so often. Turning her home sweet home into a winter wonderland would make her giggle with delight. Now should I be the homebody, the Mystic Mushroom would,undoubtedly, be my favorite. It looks as if it had been plucked from a fairytale garden of the Sugarplum Fairy – imagine it tucked quaintly within silver bits of tinsel!
  7. Starbucks Mug Gift Box, $17.95. Here is the girl who rather brew her own coffee rather than make a morning coffee run to a ubiquitous stop. A Starbucks mug, coffee sampler, and cookie all in a festive hatbox, the homebody would be tickled with delight at the thought of waking up to aromatic coffee for snowy mornings to come. Nothing, I repeat, nothing is cozier than warming up to a mug of coffee, snuggled on the couch, watching re-runs of Sex and the City.
  8. Urban Outfitters Sheer Hearts Tights, $14. Let her wear her heart – literally – on her legs. But horrible corniness aside, the homebody loves simplicity with a touch of cuteness that is irresistable. Which, of course, makes these tights the ultimate stocking stuffer.


La C.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. 13 December 2009 8:43 pm

    Such a great post! I’m glad you’re back! 🙂
    I am the epitome of a homebody, so I’m hoping that someone gets me something from this wonderful list! Especially the Alice+Olivia cardigan, its so cozy and beautiful looking!

  2. 13 December 2009 8:57 pm

    Fabulous post! Especially loving the ornaments!


  3. 13 December 2009 9:07 pm

    Awwwh! This is adorable.
    So happy you’ve come back to us haha..!
    Looking forward to more of your Christmas themed posts! xxxxxx

  4. 13 December 2009 9:43 pm

    WOW! I LUV, LUV, LUV this post! It’s solely CHRISTMASY GLAM FABULOUS!:))
    p.s. OMG! I’m putting that Gorgeous Cardigan on my LIST, not that I’ll get it but who KNOWS I have been a good girl this year, at least I think!:))

  5. 13 December 2009 10:26 pm

    love all these stuff! i would love to get them all for christmas ❤

  6. 13 December 2009 10:46 pm

    Welcome back! Loving the sequined cardy and the pj set! 🙂

  7. 14 December 2009 12:48 am

    ouu love this photo, i want it all ! ahh. thanks for the link love. i’ll definitely be stopping by more often

    xx lue

  8. 14 December 2009 2:53 am

    LOVE the Alice & Oliva sequinned cardi! Oh, am so sad I will be missing your next few posts, as I leave for Japan in almost 12 hours! Will have loads of catching up to do when I get back 😉 Have a fantabulous Xmas & NY’s!

  9. 14 December 2009 1:27 pm

    The pj’s and soaps would be on the top of my list. The cardigan is enviable, but I’ll be spending New Year’s Eve with Babyzilla.
    Happy Holidays Honey! xo d

  10. 14 December 2009 2:52 pm

    Outstanding, my faves are tights and PJ !

  11. 14 December 2009 2:53 pm

    Fantastic suggestions darling x

  12. 14 December 2009 3:07 pm

    great choices girlie!

  13. 14 December 2009 3:50 pm

    Hehe I go through my homebody phases too! My number one gift for a homebody would be their favourite TV shows on DVD if they haven’t bought them for themselves already. I could easily spend hours snuggled up at home watching old episodes of Gossip Girl or Sex and the City while it’s snowing outside.

  14. 14 December 2009 4:47 pm

    Fabulous post! I am most definitely a homebody, and the items you selected are perfect for that type of girl. I’m so glad that you’re back and blogging 🙂 But don’t worry, I don’t mind the unexplained hiatuses. I understand you’re reason for them and I’m sure all your other readers do too. Though we do all miss you & you’re blog when you’re away! And about your other post: from what I’ve seen as I’ve been reading you’re blog for the past year, you are most definitely meant to work in the fashion industry. No doubt 😀

    – laur @ neonmango

  15. 14 December 2009 9:17 pm

    gorgeous ideas, darling!
    have a lovely day, xoxo

  16. 15 December 2009 1:39 am

    Oooooh~~ I looove the aerie pj set!! In that color ahaha!!
    The heart tights are love also!!
    I can’t wait to see more~

    E> An

  17. 15 December 2009 8:05 pm

    Oh I love this! that cardigan is fabulous!

  18. 17 December 2009 12:24 am

    Love the ornaments–so pretty!

  19. 17 December 2009 12:11 pm

    Great post. I love it all. I hope you’re having a fantastic holiday season so far. Cheers!

  20. 18 December 2009 5:46 am

    Hi, happy holidays to you! Love your picks, especially the sheer hearts tights =]

  21. 20 December 2009 6:40 am

    great ideas

  22. 20 December 2009 9:44 am

    Thanx for all these good ideas!

  23. 20 December 2009 4:23 pm

    Great tips, great choices.

    Happy Holidays


  24. thebaglady permalink
    20 December 2009 9:55 pm

    I need everything from here – I do believe I am the homebody.

    To Hubby: BUY ME EVERYTHING LISTED HERE. 🙂 Please and thank you!

    La C. your collage is perfection as is everything you’ve narrowed down for this article! Impeccable choice & taste, as per usual!


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