2013 Holiday Gift Guide - For Her: The Homebody (To Buy or To DIY)

I'm excited to kick off a short Holiday gift guide series, with lots of gift ideas to buy or to DIY. Inspired by the biting cold wind that has been blowing constantly here for a few days, the first guide is dedicated to the homebody, who finds comforts in a cozy home, a comfy throw and a hot coffee (oops, looks like I just described myself).


1. Ikea "Ursula" Throw, $29.99 (available in stores, but not purchasable online).
2. Darling Magazine Issue 6, $20 (also available as a subscription). My new favorite magazine- their blog is pretty inspiring as well.
3. Anthropologie Limited Edition Golden Monogram Mug, $10 (each).
4. J.Crew Cable Knit Socks, $16.50.
5. Frends "Layla" Headphones in Rose Gold, $149.99. They're available at quite a lot of online stores, but for that product, Nordstrom has, by far, the best price.
6. Aerie Shimmer Stud Tank, $34.95  and Aerie Sleep Pants in Glacier Gray, $29.95.
7. Chemex Wood Collar Coffee Maker, $34.95 - 42.95 (depending on the size). Also available as a gift set ($99.96).
8. Essie Winter Mini Cube (set of four mini bottles from the winter collection in a cube box), $17.

Some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you purchase the product that is linked to in this post via an affiliate link,  I will receive a small commission on the sale. Of course, that doesn't change the price for you. I included the full name and brand of the products, so that if you hate the idea of affiliate links, you can easily copy the name of the product and google it. The products that I link to are only items I genuinely love and recommend, and are never influenced by advertisers.


1. Naomi sleep mask DIY from For The Makers
2. DIY instant mocha mix from Something Turquoise
3. How to make your own all natural lip balm from Free People Blog
4. DIY hand decorated mug from Lauren Conrad
5. DIY teacup candle from Georgica Pond
6. How to craft all natural custom bath and massage oil blends from Design Sponge
7. DIY chunky knit pillow (no knitting required) from Boat People Vintage

Another gift guide (with ideas both to buy and to DIY) will be up tomorrow!

P.S.: Have you entered the latest 24 Merry Days giveaways?
- Day 7: win a West Elm side table on Paper & Stitch (US only)
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- Day 9: win a $500 Poppin gift certificate on Studio DIY (US only)
- Day 10: win your choice of a large print from Max Wanger on Coco Mingo (US only)


  1. Great ideas! I like the hand decorated mug x

  2. I adore the DIY gifts! So adorable!


  3. My kind of gift guide! Love both the Anthro and DIY mugs.

  4. My kind of gift guide! Love both the Anthro and DIY mugs.

  5. I'm not really a homebody but I would love to get any of these gifts. Great list!

  6. Cute idea for a gift guide! Love the gold mug!