When it comes to the holidays, sometimes we know exactly what to get someone. Other times, though, we need a little help and that’s where our gift guides come in! We’ve decided to round up some of our personal favorites from the shop for the upcoming holiday season. My favorite items in the shop are the ones that are functional, yet still look beautiful in my home when I’m not using them. So without any further ado, here's my list!

Fortessa Pure Wine Glasses: I have these glasses at my apartment and I can’t say enough good things about them. These glasses are so beautiful and unique looking they make me feel like I’m having a glass of wine at a fancy restaurant as opposed to online shopping in my pajamas.

Pure Cabernet $13/glass; Pure Champagne $13/glass; Pure Sauvignon Blanc glass $13/glass


Zojirushi Stainless Steel Vacuum Mugs: I have two of the Zojirushi vacuum mugs and they are amazing! I can make coffee in the morning before work and still have it be steaming hot hours (HOURS!) later. These mugs also keep iced beverages iced during the hotter months. Another great feature of these travel mugs is the lock on the lid ensuring my coffee stays in the mug not all over my backpack.

Zojirushi Vacuum Mugs: $30-40


Messermeister Oliva 8” Chef’s Knife: Not only is this knife gorgeous, it’s my go-to knife when I’m cooking at home. I love the weight of this knife and there’s something about the olive wood handle of the Messermeister that I really can’t resist. A gift that’s functional and looks great on a knife bar or in a knife block!

Messermeister Oliva Elite 8" Chef's Knife: $149.95


Bodum Copper Chambord 8-cup French Press: Oftentimes I’m running off to the gym, to work or to meet up with friends so on my days off one of my favorite things to do is hang out at home with my dog and a nice cup of coffee. There’s something about brewing coffee in my Bodum copper French press that makes me feel cozy. Another added bonus – it does double duty as a decorative piece in your kitchen as well.

Bodum Chambord Copper Coffee Maker (8c): $50


J.K. Adams Monogrammed Cutting Boards: I recommend J.K. Adams cutting boards as gifts for just about everything. They have a fantastic personalization program that allows you to choose from a wide variety of J.K. Adams products including cheese boards, servers, cutting boards, and slate coasters. There are so many ways to make the item unique and I think it’s such a thoughtful gift!

J.K. Adams Monogrammed Cutting Boards: prices vary


Staub 3.75 quart Braiser: It doesn’t really matter what color you choose for this braiser because all of the colors are stunning. This is the perfect pot for one-dish dinners and the domed lid makes it roomy enough to cook all different cuts of meat. As an added bonus, this pot is beautiful even when it’s not in use!

Staub 3.75-qt Braiser: $199.99