Creature Comforts Holiday Gift Guide: Useful Gifts

Creature Comforts holiday gift guide: Useful Gifts

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Useful gifts may not be the razzle-dazzling darling of the gift giving world, but of any of the presents I ever receive, it is always these that I enjoy the most. A well-made useful gift won’t simply be worn once for special occasions or propped on a shelf for a season…these workhorses of giftland will be put to use and appreciated year-round. Love that!

You can find all the gifts shared in the 2012 Gift Guide right here. Coming up tomorrow: Gifts for HIM!

1. 100% Wool Twist a Twill Blanket in Light Grey ($139) | 2. 100% Wool Twist a Twill Blanket in Grey ($139) | 3. Deer Tea Towel ($25) | 4. Laguiole Steak Knife Set ($59) | 5. Sailor Stripe Oven Mitt in Charcoal ($24) | 6. Galaxy Solid Brass Trivet ($105) | 7. Linen Tote in White ($65) | 8. Linen Tote in Navy ($65) | 9. Porcelain Nested Measuring Cups ($32)

Creature Comforts holiday gift guide: Useful Gifts

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10. Wooden Magnetic Knife Rack ($75) | 11. Brass Cylinder Thermometer ($58) | 12. Enamel Prep Set / 5 bowls and 1 Colander ($98) | 13. Tea for One Brewing Set / available in 5 colors ($29) | 14. Oldham + Harper Bird Glasses – Set of 4 ($30) | 15. Pasta Machine ($110) | 16. Microplane® Soft-Handle Zester Grater / available in 7 colors ($15)

Creature Comforts holiday gift guide: Useful Gifts

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17. United States Chalkboard Map ($168)| 18. Tablet Keyboard / available in 3 colors ($80) | 19. Leather Mouse Pad / available in 6 colors ($35 each) | 20. Forged Iron Utility Shears ($16) | 21. Vintage Style Telephone Clock ($84) | 22. iPad Sleeve in Wool Felt and Brown Leather ($64) | 23. iPad Sleeve in Wool Felt and White Leather ($64) | 24. Cliff Geometric Classic Swiss Army Knife ($24)

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10 Comments

  1. KWu / / Reply

    Really love a lot of the items featured in this gift guide! I'd want to get them myself but unfortunately a little pricey…still, fun to look at :)

  2. Leanna / / Reply

    Loving the guide! So many great gifts for me to give and even more to add to my own wish list!!

  3. Desi / / Reply

    I love your gift guides. I have for years. I have given #4 as a hostess gift more than once and they have been a big hit. Everyone loves them.

  4. Trude / / Reply

    So many lovely pieces. Functional doesn't have to mean unsightly! :) Thanks for putting this together!

  5. Helen / / Reply

    I’m totally with you on favoring useful gifts over statement necklaces and expensive perfume, I’d much rather get something that I’ll enjoy everyday! Luckily the people in my life understand this; I have actually received a pasta mill and individual ceramic tea brewing pot and love them both dearly. Great list! That chalkboard USA map is getting pinned to my wish list!

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