Thanksgiving is just two days away, then it’s Black Friday, and then holiday parties, and cookie exchanges, and Christmas Eve and…. it can all get so overwhelming. We absolutely love this time of year but things can easily snowball out of control. Well, we’ve got you — and, luckily, so does hayneedle.com, online retailer of furnishings, décor, and more. After all, the goal is more time for friends and carols, less time wasted standing in lines and crowds. Here’s our four easy steps to keep organized and in the holiday spirit.
First, add some cheer to your home with a few accessories that fit the holiday theme, like a reindeer pillow or a red decorative box (hide candies inside to really delight your guests!) A new throw will add the cozy factor that early sunsets require, so snuggle up with a cup of tea or hot toddy.
Now that your home is ready for guests, take a moment to take stock of what you may need for hosting. Is it time to replace your cookware or knives? Or are you considering a new cocktail for this year’s New Year’s Eve? Move over champagne, we’re ringing in 2017 with Moscow Mules.
For those who are focused on the ever growing shopping list, Hayneedle’s selection includes plenty of gift options. For the audiophile, a turntable that looks as good as it sounds. For your fashionable sister, a jute bag can be customized with her initials while new luggage tags are the ideal little gift for your jet-setting bestie. And, of course, a new (six-in-one!) serving dome is perfect for keeping Santa’s cookies safe.
So tree trimmed, cookies out, parties planning, what’s left? Your wish list! Ours is always full of little updates for the home. This year? A revamp to the dining room with a slightly bohemian flair like a distressed rug and chunky wood candle holders (after all, January is going to require plenty of candle light, too!) See all our picks in the slideshow. What’s on your wish list?