Lisa’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

For the Cozy Homebody…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Lollia Bubble Bath. Because the packaging alone makes for an elevated soak. Link here.
  • Byredo Tree House Candle. Taylor Swift once said this is her favorite scented candle, enough said. *wink! Link here.
  • Large Knit Weighted Blanket. Cozy, calming, and lovely draped over a bed corner. Link here.
  • Cashmere Lounge Set. The wrap sweater and lounge pants are sold separately but are better together. Links here and here.
  • Scalloped Edge Pillowcases. Unsurprisingly, I am partial to the blue trim! Link here.
  • Cozy Slippers. Always a winner. Link here.
  • Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. Luxurious sleep is a homebody’s best friend. Link here.
  • Vitruvi Stone Diffuser. And a set of essential oil blends to match. Link here and here.
  • Diptyque Baies Room Spray. Fresh, green, floral: a classic for a reason. Link here.

For the Beauty Lover…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Ice roller. Depuffing and soothing, it is a girl’s best friend after a late night. Link here.
  • Rosemary Hair Oil and Massaging Comb. I have been religiously oiling my hair and the results are fantastic. Link here and here.
  • Body Gua Sha. Pair with a beautiful body oil and gift together. Link here.
  • Farm to Skin Discovery Set. This clean skincare brand has transformed my skin. Link here.
  • Santa Maria Novella Discovery Kit. One of the world’s oldest perfumeries, this discovery set is a beautiful selection of their long-running fragrances. Link here.
  • Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Lip Balm. The formula reacts with your lips to create a custom color. Link here.
  • Fluted Marble Box. Pair with a set of reusable cotton rounds. Link here and here.
  • Samnyte Hair Wax Stick. My holy grail product to reduce flyaways and keep hair in place, especially on wedding days. Link here.
  • Merit Beauty Sets. The first time I bought from this brand was for my South Africa trip in August 2022, and I am still buying from them religiously. Their products are fantastic. Link here.
  • Makeup Brush Set. Always a great gift. Link here.

For the Style Maven…

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Clockwise from left:

  • CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, A Life in Fashion. The first book dedicated to this true style icon. Link here.
  • Matching Set. I have this in multiple colors, you would never know it was from Amazon. Link here.
  • Phone Tripod Stand. This attaches to your phone and can be used a variety of ways to capture moments (and outfits!). Link here.
  • Travel Steamer Irons. A must-have. One high-end, linked here, and a more affordable option, is linked here.
  • Bagnet: Purse Lifesaver. Made with a super strong magnet, this tiny but mighty keychain allows you to hang your purse on any metal you might find, such as bathroom stalls, tabletops, garden chairs, and more. Link here.
  • Sapphire Flower Stud Earrings. I will forever be a fan of blue sapphires. Link here.
  • Pearl Drop Earring. Link here.

For the Wellness Enthusiast…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Pink Pill Calendar Box. Shaped like a compact with a lid and mirror? Yes please! Link here.
  • Osea Vagus Nerve Bath Oil. Calming, soothing, and luxurious . Link here.
  • Oura Ring. The health insights from this smart ring are a game changer. Link here.
  • Folding Yoga Mat. This clever design seems so much easier to store. Link here.
  • Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle. Link here.
  • Green Tea Set. Two types of sencha with traditional teaware. Link here.
  • Walking Pad. Multi-tasking mode, on! The low profile and low price had me ordering immediately. Link here.
  • Moon Juice Magnesi-Om. Three forms of magnesium plus L-Theanine for extra calm. Link here.

For the Interior Designer…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Sig Bergamin Art Life. Link here.
  • Arranging Things. Focused on the little vignettes that make a home. Link here.
  • Porcelain Tissue Box Holder. I love this green scalloped pattern. Link here.
  • Silver Oyster Shell Incense Holder. Link here.
  • Marble Catch-all. A chic spot for keys, jewelry, or other small items. Link here.
  • de Gournay Hand Painted Interiors Book. A wander through the design house’s beautiful archive. Link here.
  • Call it Home: Details That Matter. Designer Amber Lewis’ latest book. Link here.

For the Home Cook…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Aromatic Herb-Infused Salt Selection. Unique flavoring options in charming packaging. Link here.
  • Salt Sphere. The magnetic swivel top and stackable base allow you to keep two types of salt in reach while cooking. Link here.
  • More is More Cookbook by Molly Baz. Molly’s approach to sharing recipes is unfussy, educational, and fun. Link here.
  • The Borough Market Cookbook. The iconic London market now has a cookbook filled with vendor stories and its hallmark seasonal produce. Link here.
  • Via Carota Cookbook. It is famously difficult to get a reservation at this NY establishment, so why not try to bring the restaurant home instead? Link here.
  • Matouk Printed Linen Aprons. The verdant green pattern is linked here and the red floral is linked here.
  • Olive Oil Cruet. Functional and charming. Link here.
  • Mixing Bowls. These colorful milk glass sets are fun. Pink here and jadeite here.

For the “Drinks First” Friend…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Ribbed Base Glassware Set. Perfect for cocktails or water. Link here.
  • Silver Cocktail Picks. So pretty perched above a glass with a garnish speared upon them. Link here.
  • Lewis Ice Bag. Makes perfect crushed ice for the perfect martini. Link here.
  • Tortoise Glassware. You would never guess this set is from Amazon. Link here.
  • Eto Wine Decanter and Preserver. The patented design plunges down upon the wine to eliminate exposure to air and preserve the wine for longer. Link here.
  • Ribbed Coupes. On the pricy side, but beautiful. Link here.
  • Silver Coasters. Sleek and chic coasters for every day. Link here.
  • Raising the Bar. “A Bottle-by-Bottle Guide to Mixing Masterful Cocktails at Home,” perfect. Link here.

For the Hostess with the Mostest…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Al Fresco Cookbook. The tagline is “inspired ideas for outdoor living.” Say no more. Link here.
  • Aladdin Five-Piece Flatware. From Clementine, one of my favorite home shops in Winter Park. Link here.
  • Monogrammed Scalloped Cocktail Napkins. The embroidery color, font, and of course, the monogram, are all customizable. Link here.
  • French Wine Glass. Linked here.
  • Lily of the Valley Embroidered Napkins. I carried Lily of the Valley in my wedding bouquet, so it is safe to say I love these. Link here.
  • Silver Salt and Pepper Shakers. Link here.
  • Monogram Letter Embosser. For letters, invitations, books, and more. Link here.
  • Handmade Frill Plates. Porcelain with a pinched edge. Link here.

For the Host Who Loves to Party…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Born to Party, Forced to Work. This book by esteemed event producer, Bronson van Wyck, is an ode to celebration. Link here.
  • A Great Party. Renowned planner Bryan Rafanelli takes us behind-the-scenes of some of his past events, such as a state dinner for the Obamas. Link here.
  • Natural Banded Onyx Mini Shot Glasses. For when things get out of hand. Link here.
  • Champagne Bucket. A bucket of chilled champagne is party-perfect. Link here.
  • Prawn Cocktail Glass. An irreverent serving dish with a quirky glass prawn attached. Link here.

For the Fan of Parlour Games…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Piecework Puzzles. A gift guide mainstay, the set design behind their puzzles is so creative. Link here.
  • Classic Board Games. Scrabble, Monopoly, and Clue are all housed in boxes made to look like books. Link here.
  • Carved Onyx Domino Set. Beautiful on the coffee table. Link here.
  • So Grandma Broke Hearts. A game to be played with loved ones and get to know each other on a deeper level. Link here.

For the Wanderer…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Joie. American expat Ajiri Aki provides a guide to Paris and Parisian living. Link here.
  • Let’s Get Lost. A photography book of the world’s most remote places. Link here.
  • Blue and White Chinoiserie Umbrella. Quite possibly the cutest umbrella I have seen. Link here.
  • Farmer’s Market Tote Bag. Weekends at the market just got more organized. Link here.
  • Gingham Picnic Blanket. Waterproof, washable, and surprisingly compact. Link here.
  • Rattan Picnic Basket. With a built-in wine caddy. It is what cottage core dreams are made of. Link here.
  • Accidentally Wes Anderson. Places and spaces in the real world that embody the style of the iconic director. Link here.

For the Avid Gardener…

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Clockwise from left:

  • The Art of Outdoor Living. Garden inspiration abounds in this pretty coffee table book. Link here.
  • The Best Gardening Gloves. The length makes all the difference. The ones pictured have since sold out but similar are available here.
  • Vintage Cutlery Garden Markers. Upcycling in its most charming form. Link here.
  • Plant Cloche. Protect your plant babies from wily predators in the most cottage-core-rustic way. Link here and similar here.
  • Silicone Thumb Knife. Makes picking flowers and plants a breeze. Link here.
  • The Flowers of Provence. Jamie Beck is back with another book to inspire a trip to Provence, this time focused on florals. Link here.

For the Pet Parent…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Crossbody Dog Leash. Hands-free dog walking (for the well-behaved pet!) Link here.
  • Homemade Pet Treat Molds and Biscuit Mix. Linked here and here.
  • Custom Pet Portraits. A traditional style, linked here, and a more modern version, linked here.
  • Furbo Pet Camera. With a built-in treat dispenser that you can operate remotely. Link here.
  • Custom Pet Ornament. A furever keepsake. Link here.
  • Dogs by Tim Flach. This famous pet photographer’s book is sure to bring a smile to any animal lover’s face. Link here.

For the Crafter…

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Clockwise from left:

  • Flower Arranging Kit. For the budding florist. Link here.
  • Solar Printing Kit. Makes prints from items using the sun. Perfect for families with young children. Link here.
  • Mini Watercolor Palette Box. Pair with the watercolor set below for an all-in-one gift. Link here.
  • Watercolor Paint Set. Link here.

For the Men in our Lives…

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Clockwise from left:

  • MagMaster. This seriously strong magnet clips on a belt or similar and can easily hold tools while working. Link here.
  • Custom Monogram Socks. For the man who has everything. Link here.
  • How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures. This has “husband” written all over it. Link here.
  • The Space Shuttle. A photographic journey through NASA’s spaceflight program. Link here.
  • Two Years on a Bike. Chronicles a ride from Vancouver to Patagonia. Link here.
  • Mistral Shave Cream. Concentrated shave cream protects skin from razor burn with a beautiful (masculine) scent. Link here.
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. I bought these for our trip to South Africa and will not travel without them. They make a great gift. Link here.



Lisa Lyons is a renowned wedding and event designer, and owner of Lisa Lyons Events & Etiquette based in Winter Park, Florida. As an eagerly sought-after event stylist, Lisa Lyons has created extraordinary celebrations for an astute roster of clients, including copious celebrity sports figures, five star corporations and respected private individuals since 2003.





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