13 enchanting gift ideas for house and home


The holidays are here, and we’ve got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, cooks and the socially conscious as well as those who are into health & wellness and amazing experiences. And you’ll find even more holiday gift ideas here.



Delicate etched planters and vases by Highland Park ceramist Meredith Metcalf provide graceful accommodations for your favorite succulents or other blooms. $80 to $380.

Solfire fire pit

Crafted from steel plate, the new Solfire fire pit from Modfire is set up to run on propane or natural gas and comes in seven colors. Add some fire-glass or smooth river rocks (not included) around the outer ring for a touch of glamour. The 10-inch patterned fire screen surrounds a 14-inch firebox containing a 75,000 BTU stainless steel star burner. $950.

California air plant wall frame

This succulent frame arrives with sphagnum moss, ready for planting (plants not included). All frames are handmade by a family-owned business in Northern California from recycled materials. Other succulent frames include peace signs, hearts and other shapes. The California planter measures 18 inches long and nearly 6 inches wide. Purchased empty it’s $87.50 or you can have it planted for an additional fee.

Eames Hang-It-All in walnut

The recently released Eames Hang-It-All (it’s a coat rack, if you’re asking) in walnut offers a more subdued interpretation of the multicolored original. The walnut spheres are available on white or black wire frames and ship in one week. $299.

MFEO Jungalow hanging planter

Los Angeles-based husband and wife design team Aaron and Claire Van Holland of MFEO (Made for Each Other), in collaboration with blogger Justina Blakeney, create a fresh take on the Scandinavian-inspired bentwood plant hangers of the 1970s. Each batch of planters is cut from a sheet of sustainably harvested maple europly wood and measures 15 inches wide by 10 inches deep by 22 inches high. $75.,,

Louise Gray quilts

Minimal, modern quilts made from 100% cotton by Minneapolis-based Louise Gray will warm the body and soul as a blanket or artwork. Starting at $395. and

Indigo-striped votive

White stoneware votives with hand-painted black stripes from MQuan Ceramics offer unique illumination for indoor or outdoor entertaining. Measures approximately 21/2 inches by 11/4 inches. $125.,

Blue-tipped barn broom

Lostine’s blue-tipped barn broom is the perfect accessory for the neat freak in your life. Made of natural corn husk with a classic wooden handle, the broom is wire-wound for strength, bound and then sewn together. $60. And if you’re not keen on cleaning, display it on the wall like a piece of art with the broom holder wall mount: $42.

Smoked bowls

Handcrafted smoked bowls from Videre Licet are made from solid teak that then undergo a special dyeing process. $700 to $2,200.

Blue Coast planter

Cork planters from Newd Elements are perfect for a modern beach bungalow or for any creative space in your home. Planters are all cut, assembled and painted by hand, therefore vary slightly in size. $50; plant not included.

Baja Collection serape place mats

A set of four place mats for the favorite surfer dude in your life features RAD, COOL, YO and AWESOME screened on colorful serapes. From Sisters of Los Angeles. $32.

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Kinto Mugtail mugs

They’re a little enchanting, these mugs. Grab the tail of a squirrel or a moose as you sip your coffee or tea. If that’s not your bag, put a votive candle inside and watch it glow. $13 and higher, depending on the source. Black Market, 2023 Sawtelle Blvd., (310) 966-1555., and Amazon

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Los Angeles pillow cover

We like to think of this decorated pillow cover as a reminder of why we live where we live, why we put up with the traffic and the crumbling infrastructure. Why? Because L.A. is glorious. And if you believe it, send this to your sister in Buffalo. $46 (with the pillow), Lune Noir, 2003 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles.

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