The holidays may feel a little different this year, so make your home as cozy and comfy as possible. Whether it’s a beautiful platter of your family’s favorite appetizers, decorative decor to get in the holiday spirit, or the right tools for an intimate wine and dine experience, we have everything you need to help transition your home for the holidays. Here are our cozy and comfy November FINDS.
FOR THE GUEST BATH
Prosecco hand and body wash
You want your guests to feel right at home … even in the guest bathroom. Offer them some well-deserved relaxation with this luxurious soap. Both of these hand soaps have hints of citrus, apricot and passionfruit, making for a perfect and refreshing scent. Plus, look at how fabulous these bottles look! Find these soaps for $26 each at Pickering Boxwood.
Striped guest towel
This multipurpose towel can be used anywhere in the home, but we think it’d look great on a bathroom vanity (and it adds a pop of color to your space). The sateen weave is absorbent, making it both practical and beautiful in its fall color scheme. Find this mustard-color striped guest towel for $46 at Hey Rube.
Pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin-scented diffuser? Yes, please! With a creamy, almost coconut-like scent blended with delicious cardamom, you’ll want one of these diffusers for every room in the house. Find this for $64 at La Maison.
It’s happened to the best of us. You pack your bags, arrive at your destination, and then realize you’ve forgotten your shampoo, conditioner or body wash. Place this all-over wash in the shower because even your guests forget things, too. This multipurpose wash leaves a fresh scent and is gentle enough for your face, hair and body. Find this 10-ounce bottle for $21 at Oxbeau.
WINE & DINE
Champagne & Stars linen napkin set
Pop the champagne! These chic and timeless linen napkins will be the exact touch to your bar cart that you didn’t know you needed. Place them under your favorite cocktail or vino, and all your guests will be asking where you got them. Find this linen napkin set for $48 at SB Shop.
Bread bowl & towel set
Bread: a dinner table staple. Place this bowl and tea towel set in your dining room or at your kitchen island with homemade delicious biscuits or bread. Find this set for $28 at Southern Farmhouse.
Recipe dish towel
Imagine the look on your family’s face when they see their favorite recipe on your kitchen towel. This sentimental item will show that you’ve been thinking of them through this difficult year. The Gift of Today traces your handwritten recipe onto a dish towel, creating a sentimental gift that can be cherished forever. Find the towel for $38 at SB Shop.
Why have boring coasters when you could have the soul of Memphis right on your coffee table? These 4-by-4-inch ceramic coasters come with a cork backing. Made by Rose Pereira, find them for $34 at Arrow Creative.
Jacko’s Pepper Jelly
The smell of bacon, coffee in the pot, and biscuits in the oven … that’s our definition of a perfect morning. And we know that you’ll want to have something tasty on those buttery brown biscuits, so why not top them with something local? Jacko’s Pepper Jelly is the perfect blend of sweet and heat, making this a kitchen must-have! Find the original mango spread for $9 at Jacko’s Pepper Jelly.
If you’re preparing for a crowd, buying local caramels in bulk is definitely the way to go. Each pound of deliciousness includes approximately 64 pieces and can be placed in various serving bowls around your home. Find a pound of caramels for $29.95 at Shotwell Candy Co.
J. Brooks coffee
What’s better than walking into a home with the aroma of fresh coffee to welcome you? Not much — except perhaps having coffee with some 901 flair! Pour guests a cup of soul to warm them up on a chilly day. Find the 12-ounce “Spirit of Memphis” coffee bag for $12.49 at J. Brooks Coffee Roasters.
WELCOME GUESTS WITH OPEN ARMS & FESTIVE DECOR
The exterior of the home is just as important as the interior. Place these floral arrangements on your double doors if you have them, your front windows, or even your mailbox. Find these door arrangements at John Mark Enterprises. Prices vary depending on the arrangement.
Every mantle needs a little extra touch! Add this floral arrangement to your home decor to give a total autumn vibe. Or, if you’re having dinner guests and need a centerpiece, this arrangement does just the trick! Once Christmas rolls around, you can also add berries, bows, and all things red and green. Find this arrangement, starting at $62, at Millstone Market & Nursery.
One can never have too many throw pillows, especially with the extra time spent at home these days. These embroidered pillows add an extra bit of pizzazz to your sectional, love seat or accent chair … plus it shows the love for your state and city. Find these pillows for $196 each at Southern Avenue Company.
Memphis bridge print
The Memphis bridge is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful views in the 901, and now you can have it in your home, too! Especially if you have out-of-town guests visiting, they’ll get to know the city a little bit more. These prints are unmatted and unframed but they will fit in a standard size frame. Find the 16-by-20-inch print for $76 and the 24-by-36-inch print for $176 at ARCHd.
Cheers to the start of a stylish holiday season. Happy entertaining!
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