By Victoria Van Vlear
We get it—shopping for the women in your life can be hard. That’s why we’ve invited Victoria Van Vlear, editor of our sister magazine American Farmhouse Style, to give us some insider tips for a few ideas that aren’t so prepper-centric. Here are her picks for the Christmas gifts to get your wife, girlfriend, mom, grandmother or daughter this year.Subscription to American Farmhouse Style
If she likes to decorate her home, spends time at HomeGoods or watches HGTV, this is the perfect gift for her. American Farmhouse Style comes out six times per year, and is the gift that will keep on giving her ideas, all year long.Monogrammed Mug
Whether she drinks coffee, tea or hot chocolate, she’ll love this floral monogrammed mug from Rifle Paper Company. (As a side note, this company has many other items she might like, including tennis shoes, pillows for the sofa and reusable water bottles.)Paisley Throw Pillow
Ready for an item that she’ll love for its style, and you’ll like for its comfort? Try a pillow for the sofa, called a “throw pillow.” (Etsy is another great website to browse handcrafted items she might like.)
Here’s another item you can appreciate right alongside her. Leather is sturdy and long lasting, and she’ll love the sleek lines and design of this arm chair.
Does she like to cook and bake? Wrap this up and give it to her a little early so she can use it while cooking the turkey for your Christmas feast!
Watches are classic and sleek—add wood, and it’s a done deal! The wood band will keep the watch looking good for years, and rose gold is the hot metal finish for jewelry right now.
Wall art with words, called “sign art,” is one of the big trends in home décor right now. If she doesn’t already know about this trend, you can surprise her with sign art that will update her home for the 2020s!
A basket might seem a little odd to put among the Christmas gifts, but she’ll love this storage option she can also use as a display, whether for cozy blankets in the living room or toys in the playroom.
Blankets knit with large chunky wool is another home décor trend. But this one is also practical—these blankets are warm and soft! Get her one in whichever color will work well with her home. Pair it with the basket above for the perfect combo of Christmas gifts.
Here’s an insider tip for Christmas gifts: Women can always use another cute tea towel. This set will go with a variety of home colors, but you could also pick a set that will match the colors of her kitchen.
She’ll thank your thoughtfulness if you get her a new wreath she can use for the front door. Because they’re outside, wreaths don’t last more than a few seasons, so a new one will freshen up her front door with style.
If she’s a bookworm, bookends will be a great gift to add style to her bookshelves. (As a side note: If she is an avid reader, find out if there are any special editions of her favorite books she likes to collect! That would make a great gift for her, too.)