holiday gift ideas: for the home
Posted in christmas ideas, handmade November 25th, 2008 by piablog

clockwise from top left:

1. mud australia – a MUST collection in anyone’s cupboard. I myself have a cupboard full of mud! the mud porcelain range of vessels, vases, plates, platters and bowls are available in all sorts of colours, all over the world, and are oven, dishwasher and microwave safe. Check for your nearest stockist here.

2. I love this black and white porcelain tray set by Stepanka nyc, $140.

3. So Dutch! Tulip plates from Gleena Shop based in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. $55 each.

4. chopping boards from baileys home and garden in the UK, for around £28 each.

5. zaishu. it’s a chair, it’s a table, it’s super stylish. and it’s australian! what more can i say? you can read more about these here, and buy them here at le souk. I have particularly fallen in love with this australian bushland design, but all the designs are divine.

6. Brooklyn-based ceramicist alyssa ettinger’s knitware porcelain range is too gorgeous. a set of two demitasse cups are $50.


clockwise from top image:

1. I love maramiki linen and I think this pillowcase would make the perfect gift. Chicago, Illinois. $34.

2. Japanese cotton and hemp cushion from enhabiten for just $34. New Hampshire. (don’t forget to check out the other items in store -contrary to the item I picked it is bursting with colour!)

3. mohair throw. yes. please. available through eco chic based in the UK. £80.

4. also from eco chic are these style conscious recycled wool cushions for just £14.95 each.

5. the miller quilt by lee matthews, made in australia by women in the local community (i.e. probably some of my fabo neighbours on the Northern Beaches!) a chunky 220cm x 220cm, AUS$880. There are stockists in Australia as well as New York, London, and New Zealand, click here to check your nearest stockist.


Phew! That’s alot of work. But alot of fun! Don’t forget to check out each of the stores because although I have only picked one item per boutique, I adore their ENTIRE collections and encourage you to go wander through them all. Imagine I have just created a virtual street for you and with shopping basket in hand, you can peruse each shop at your leisure! But I wouldn’t be too leisurely about it as I’ve noticed items are selling out fast so if you see something you like, hop to it.

I have more tabletop and homeware items on the ready for next week as well.

Tomorrow: Holiday gift ideas ‘for her’….

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  1. Danielle says

    really lovely and cohesive assortment!

    November 25th, 2008 | #

  2. nadia says

    i have a few of gleena’s cups and bowls they are gorgeous she is a wonderful artist. i love cutting boards!!

    November 25th, 2008 | #

  3. Yoli says

    I am coveting the Maramiki pillows!

    November 25th, 2008 | #

  4. Tartelette says

    Eheh! I have mom collect Mud items for me…I think I got her hooked too!

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  5. Mary-Laure says

    I love the item from Zaishu, so original and beautiful!

    Isn’t is funny that the very Dutch tulip plates are actually American?

    Can’t wait for tomorrow’s guide!

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  6. Rhiannon says

    Very hard to choose a favourite from these ! 🙂

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  7. tempestdelfuego says

    The maramiki pillows are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this list. 🙂

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  8. Dan says

    it took someone from australia living in amsterdam to show me the tulips plates which are made in my own little state of rhode island!

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  9. Stephanie says

    I love the lee matthews quilt. So beautiful. Looking forward to tomorrows guide.

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  10. Annie says

    I love everything! Thank you for sharing.

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  11. Maryam in Marrakech says

    oooh that Maramiki pillow! Divine!

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  12. Clare says

    I love not only the look of mud products but also the feel of them! And the shape of those chopping boards are just divine!

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  13. nancy says

    i looooooooooooove pottery….and every piece you showed is fabulous!!!!

    November 26th, 2008 | #

  14. Kylie says

    Dutch tulip plates are actually really nice! Love it. 🙂

    I love the item from Zaishu it’s really nice.

    September 23rd, 2012 | #

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