Gift Ideas Martha Stewart December 2012 1

Finding a unique gift for that special someone can be a daunting task.  Where do you begin?  Here are some of my favorite ideas from magazines that I have saved from a few years back.

Some of the best gift ideas are homemade.  In the picture above, from the December 2012 issue, Martha Stewart gives potted begonia plants for her family gifts.  She uses a wooden lid as a base, fills it with shredded craft paper, and wraps it in clear cellophane which is held up with a twig.  She then finishes it off with a bow.  This gift can be a very thoughtful and affordable gift.  Give a special tree, or a seasonal potted plant for a gift that can be remembered for years to come.

Food gifts are another idea that you cannot go wrong with.  Give your family a sampling of the latest gourmet food that they wouldn’t otherwise have access to.  Consider

gourmet cheese, jams, jellies and sweet spreads, special oils and vinegars for salads. Consider giving special flavored seasoning spices and gourmet rubs. Everyone loves snack dips and spreads, along with special breads and baking mixes.

Borrow ideas from Editors From Oprah MagazineMartha StewartSunset Magazine and Country Living for ideas going into the holiday season.  Below are some of my favorite ideas from past season editorials. 

Martha shares what she has given over the years- From Martha Stewart- Dec 2012

Holiday Homemade Honey Jams, Canning

Martha shares what she has given over the years- From Martha Stewart– Dec 2012

Lemon Curd Recipe- Gift Ideas From Martha Stewart- Dec 2012

Lemon Curd Recipe- Gift Ideas From Martha Stewart– Dec 2012

 

Equestrian Homemade Gift Ideas From Martha Stewart- Dec 2012

Equestrian Homemade Gift Ideas From Martha Stewart– Dec 2012

Country Living Feb 2013 Chocolate Gift Ideas

Country Living Feb 2013 Chocolate Gift Ideas

Give Antiques As Gifts! What Is Popular Today Country Living Feb 2013

Give Antiques As Gifts!  What Is Popular Today

Country Living Feb 2013

Country Living Feb 2012

Handmade Knitted Gift Ideas- Country Living Feb 2012

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Gift Ideas From Martha Stewart April 2011

Give seeds that were grown at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello This idea came froMartha Stewart’s  Magazine back in April 2011

Caskata Artisanal Home- Seen In Oprah Oct 2012

Caskata Artisanal Home-  Seen In Oprah Oct 2012

 

Give A Leather Luggage Tag- Seen In Country Living Feb 2012

Give A Leather Luggage Tag- Seen In Country Living Feb 2012

Coltelleria Saladini Mezzaluna Martha Stewart April 2011

Coltelleria Saladini Mezzaluna, in olive
wood, $175,  Coltelleria Saladini – Formaggio Kitchen, Seen In Martha Stewart April 2011

DIY Decals - Personalized Glassware Gift Ideas Seen In Country Living Feb 2013

DIY Decals – Personalized Glassware Gift Ideas Seen In Country Living Feb 2013

Sallie's Greatest Jams - Gift Ideas From Oprah December 2012

Sallie’s Greatest Jams – Gift Ideas From Oprah December 2012

Gift Ideas From Sunset November 2012

Give great wine.  Here are Sunset Magazine’s best wine gifts.  This idea came from their November 2012 issue

 

 Sunset Magazine’s best wine from November 2012

 Sunset Magazine's best wine from November 2012

 Sunset Magazine’s best wine from November 2012

Country Living April 2012

Gardening Gift Ideas – Country Living April 2012

Personalized Stamp Gift Ideas Seen in Country Living April 2012

Personalized Stamp Gift Ideas Seen in Country Living April 2012

Martha Stewart Craft Ideas

Martha Stewart Craft Gadgets On Amazon

Country Living Feb 2012 Sugar Scrub Gift Ideas

 Sugar Scrub And Beauty Product Gift Ideas- Country Living Feb 2012

Homemade Gift Picture Ideas - Martha Stewart Living Jan 2012

Homemade Gift Picture Ideas – Martha Stewart Living Jan 2012

 

Jetson Electric E-Bike – $300 – $2300 On Amazon

 

Origins Gift Sets

Origins Natural Organic Gift Sets $11- $53

Crown-Crumpet

Crown & Crumpet is “a room with tea and wit”. This tea salon is located in Ghirardelli Square in the heart of old San Francisco. Crown & Crumpet reflects an atmosphere that infuses the idea of the “afternoon tea” tradition with a dose of humor.

The space has been architecturally designed by renowned English architect and designer This really unique tea room is filled with teas from Lupicia, Harney and Sons, Tea Palace from London, Palais du Thé from Paris, and Lindsay’s Teas, among others.

Ladurée Covent Garden in London

Ladurée Covent Garden in London

Marie Agneau Blog posted photos behind the Ladurée Covent Garden, a space in the heart of London. The Ladurée Covent Garden is one of the most elegant places of London to have a cup of tea with the ladies.  Brightly painted walls gives a whimsical reminder of light conversation and smiles.  Beautiful painted panels adds to the old fashioned charm of tea and crumpets.

1, The Market Covent Garden
London WC2E 8RA, England
Tel : +44 (0)20 7240 0706

Ladurée Covent Garden in London

Ladurée Covent Garden in London

Ladurée Covent Garden in London

Ladurée Covent Garden in London

STYLIST: Kasha Harmer

Stylist Kasha Harmer


Ladurée Jams- Ladurée Covent Garden in London

Wedgwood-Harlequin-Cuckoo-Tea-Set

Buy The Complete Wedgwood Harlequin Cuckoo Tea Set On Amazon

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Wedgwood Harlequin Cuckoo Tea Story Teacup and Saucer, Pink

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Wedgwood Harlequin Cuckoo Tea Story Teacup and Saucer, Peach

Jayne Wrightsman's London Duplex

Auction Spotlight: Jayne Wrightsman’s London Duplex Emily Evans Eeerdmans Blog

Gold-Tea-Spoons

 Set of 12 Gold Plated High Quality Demitasse – Tea Party Spoons $24

Bigelow-Classic-Tea-Chest1Bigelow Classic Tea Chest$32

8 Flavor Tea Chest $39

See All Tea Chests On Amazon

cakeservers_ladiesandgentCharming, dipped vintage cake servers ($60) by Ladies & Gentleman would make a unique gift for the baker/newlywed/vintage collector in your life. The cake servers are available in three colors: white, mint, and charcoal.

The Set Table

The Set Table, The Art of Small Gatherings by Hannah Shuckburgh. Hannah Shuckburgh includes some interesting background and information on everything table related from the types of different plates to flower arranging and special lighting. The book has a down home country feel.