Candy Cane Room, My First Reel & New Gift Ideas!

‘Tis the season for shopping and decorating!

I partnered with Oakbrook Center (a local mall in Oakbrook, IL) along with Potterybarn, Anthropologie, Williams Sonoma and Crate and Barrel to spruce up our home for the holidays! It was fun and easy to safely shop some of my favorite stores for housewares using their curbside pick up service. It feels so good to get a head start on decorating and gift shopping! I linked my favorite new pieces and gift ideas for you below. You can order everything online and most items are available for curbside pick up too.

I’m joining a group of home decor bloggers for a full house tour post on December 1st so keep an eye out for that. (Our home may look a little different than past house tours!) For now, here is a peek at our sunroom.. which the girls have named the “candy cane” room…

ALSO, I’d love your feedback on my first instagram video REEL!

The video (below) shows how convenient it is to use Oakbrook’s curbside service and how a few pieces transformed our sunroom to the “Candy Cane” room. It’s embedded in this post and can also be viewed on instagram too πŸ™‚

Here’s some of my favorite new holiday decor pieces and gift ideas to kickstart your holiday shopping!

Let’s start with one of Williams Sonoma’s top gifts….

Gourmet Hot Chocolate

Williams Sonoma’s hot chocolate flies off the shelves every year. It’s made with real chocolate flakes vs powder. The cute Marshmallow Snowmen are perfect to pair it with for a gift!

Red Embroidered Monogram Towel

Pizza Stone

This is great gift idea for the hard-to-shop-for-men.

PS. Stay tuned for a post on Eric’s favorite things for more gift ideas for men!

Breville Barissa Espresso Machine

This is on our WISH LIST. It’s the most raved about coffee machine and has all the bells and whistles.

Peppermint pillow

This was a popular item this year but keep an eye out for restock or check your local store! (Shown in our sunroom)

Red and white Reversible Striped Pillows

These made our sofa look so good for the holidays 😍

Scrabble Wall Game

I love that this goes on the wall for an ongoing game of Scrabble. A splurge but something you will have forever!

Mini Cocktail Shaker & Stardust Coupe Glasses or Glass Blown Glasses

The glasses are hand glass blown so each are unique. The stardust glasses are SO cute and both are perfect to pair with the mini cocktail shaker.

Mini Vintage Ceramic Trees

These sell out every year too! They are so cute, I bought 2 for gifts!

(Also shown in sunroom and video)

Knit Throw

Holden Vase

This vase is so versatile and something you can use year round, in almost any space. You can give it as is or pop in some faux or real flowers.

(See how I styled ours in video below)

Perfect on our coffee table, and a great addition to any gift!

Potted Mini Pine Tree & Bottle Brush Christmas Trees

We are adding these mini trees to gifts this year as a little “extra” present. You can buy the bottle brush set and split them up for your gifts.

Macaroon Candles

Festive, adorable and smell so good.

​Backgammon and Checkers Board

So stylish and only $34!

Twelve Days of Christmas Dessert Plates

I posted this video on instagram too as a reel (my very first one!)

I’ve had a lot of requests for details on the red and white striped rug from my last post so I included that here too. It is from Ruggable (even the large sizes are machine washable!) and you can use code FUNSAMANTHAR10 for 10% off).

I plan to get a 3×5 too to give as a gift this year in the same blue and white pattern that we have in our dining room. The smaller sizes are perfect for kitchens and entryways!

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

Samantha Regan

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