There’s no question that the holiday season will likely play out a little differently this year. In all likelihood, that may mean you aren’t going to visit your family or friends like you might normally do, and you may not have anyone outside of your immediate family spending it with you either. One factor that’s probably true, though, is that everyone is likely to be spending more time than ever cozying up at home.
This year, then, it makes more sense than ever to surprise just about everyone on your list with a few gifts that are perfect for staying in. These are the practical pieces that promise to make at-home life a little more enjoyable — especially if said folks have spent the better part of the year cooped up inside making the most of a challenging situation. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind.
The modern world is many things: crazy, fast-paced, innovative, fascinating. All of those traits definitely apply to The Mirror, by far the most engaging workout craze to hit the scene in a while. This full-length mirror features a built-in screen where the viewer can enjoy hundreds upon hundreds of live and on-demand workouts from the comfort of their homes. A great pick for the person in your life who desperately misses their pre-pandemic gym sessions, The Mirror allows users to work out at any time of the day and pick from countless class types, many of which might be completely new to them. From yoga and tai chi to Latin dancing and kickboxing, there’s something for every fitness level in the mix.
Pendleton Mary Henderson Weaver Series Blanket
As purveyors of wool clothing and accessories since 1863, the folks at Pendleton definitely know a thing or two about producing classics. Their Mary Henderson Weaver Series Blanket is a fine example of their attention to detail and commitment to quality. This outstanding accent is ethically produced at the Pendleton Mill in Oregon and features felt binding and an unnapped finish. The result is a smooth, beautifully conceived blanket that feels ultra-soft and luxurious to the touch. Pendleton products are known for their longevity, and this graphic-print blanket is sure to add enduring luxury to any home.
Parachute Waffle Lounge Set
Has loungewear ever been more important? The Parachute Waffle Lounge Set is a dream for anyone who’s been living in their joggers and loose-fit T-shirts for the better part of the year. That may have served as their uniform du jour for the past few months, but if an upgrade is desperately in order — or they simply want something luxurious to add to the mix — this pairing is a wonderful alternative. It’s sinfully soft and is pre-washed for a slightly worn (read: totally on-trend) look that he’s sure to appreciate. The waffle finish is classic, as is the dusty blue color.
Church’s Arran 03 Nappa Leather Slippers
Goodbye, ratty slippers of old. Those are so 2020. What’s better than a pair of gorgeous Church’s Arran 03 Nappa Leather Slippers to usher in a new and hopefully more uplifting year? These English-made house shoes evoke the quality and stability of durable outdoor footwear, yet offer the down-to-earth — albeit far more luxurious — appeal of the coziest slippers on the planet. The insole is quilted for a plush finish, while the sleek leather upper conveys a sense of sophistication that will make him feel like royalty.
Yield Design Glass French Press
Ask any connoisseur and they’ll be the first to espouse the virtues of freshly pressed coffee. There’s simply nothing like it — and they probably don’t own anything like this Yield Design Glass French Press either. Sleek and stylish, it provides the benefits of a traditional French press coupled with the modernity of something more durable and attractive. It’s made with heat-proof borosilicate glass, so it can easily handle even the most extreme temperatures without trouble. The distinctive copper pull adds a fashionable touch to any kitchen.
Core Meditation Trainer
Everyone needs a little bit of R&R from time to time, especially when they’ve been cooped up at home — not by choice — for months on end. Stress levels are at an all-time high, and people are in search of ways to unwind and decompress in the midst of the uncertainty. To the rescue comes the Core Meditation Trainer. This handy device is designed to use alongside the Core app. It produces light and vibrations to help users focus more intently on their breathing as they listen to audio via the app. It’s a soothing and grounding experience that could make all the difference to their anxiety.
Vitruvi Stone Diffuser
Sales of scented candles are on the rise as more and more homeowners seek ways to elevate their home’s comfort. Just as effective are essential oils, which your recipient can use in this beautiful Vitruvi Stone Diffuser. A true work of art, it features a sturdy cover constructed of handsome matte ceramic. It’s available in several colors ranging from light to dark, making it a stylish addition to any area of their home. Even when it’s not in use, it serves as an eye-catching, contemporary accent.