Holiday Gift-Giving Tips and Inspiration

Spice up foodies' kitchens with high-quality cooking and entertaining gear.

(StatePoint) Looking for a way to “Sleigh the Holiday?” Raise the bar on gift-giving with thoughtful items for everyone on your list.

The experts at Bed Bath & Beyond are offering some inspiration for spreading holiday cheer.

Foodies and Party Hosts

Home chefs will appreciate new gear to spice up their cooking and entertaining. Consider stylish, high-quality items such as those available in the Artisanal Kitchen Supply line. Long-lasting pre-seasoned cast iron open stock cookware adds both form and function to kitchens, and two-piece salt bowl and spoon sets make setting the table more fun.

Seasonal Enthusiasts

For some, the holidays are truly the most wonderful time of year, and they let guests know by the way they decorate their homes. Give them a hall-decking boost. Consider traditional elements like holiday stockings, ornaments and pinecone wreaths. Or, get creative and modern with a reversible chalkboard wreath, to which celebrants can add their personalized messages and greetings. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Holiday Collection features both new and old decorative pieces to brighten any home.

Tech Lovers

For techies, give the gift of a smarter home and greater peace of mind.  Tools like the Nest Cam, for example, allow users to stream live video to one’s smartphone for remote monitoring of the home, kids or pets, night or day. The camera will notify users if sound or motion is detected in a place that should be empty.  Nest also makes an outdoor security camera and a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, which connect to one’s devices for alerts away from home, as well as a voice-operated thermostat that learns your schedule to help you save energy and money.

Give your recipient the ability to control ambiance with a touch of a button. From a smartphone or tablet app, the Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit allows you to change bulb settings and color throughout your home.

Personalized Fun

Consider personalized housewares, such as monogram wine stoppers or barware or state-shaped cutting and serving boards. Both functional and decorative, your recipient will appreciate the extra thought that went into the gift.

More holiday gifts and inspiration can be found at bedbathandbeyond.com.

By discovering great gifts for every hobby, interest and aesthetic, at every price point, you can make gift-giving more fun for you and everyone on your list.

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