Gifting Your Home for the Holidays

Nadine Bubeck
5 min readOct 29, 2021


Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling, but it feels so much better when surrounded by all things merry and bright. This holiday season, why not gift your humble abode some upgrades and accessories? Here are some homey finds that’ll make your space cozier, prettier and much more enjoyable.

My 8-year-old is all about music, so I wanted to find a music system that could play his Spotify playlist WITHOUT needing my phone in hand. Enter Como Audio’s “Solo” player- it’s AMAZING. Access the best in digital music; you can easily link your Spotify, Alexa and other streaming services, in addition to music on other smart devices, worldwide radio stations, and more. The sound is crisp and clear, and the player is cool and contemporary, with a screen that shows each song/station playing. It also comes with a remote.

Does your living room rug need an upgrade? I’ve been on the hunt for that perfect family friendly rug- durable, vacuum-able, and beautiful… and finally found it. I searched my go-to,, and found the Jill Zarin English Manor Oriental Rug (vanilla bean/ivory). It’s exactly what it looks like in the picture (even better)- with small hues of grey for blending. Made of 100% natural wool, the soft hand-knotted ensemble will match just about anything. The website has more than 200,000 indoor and outdoor options, and you can use the virtual designer to view any given rug in your room. The easy online shopping process offers the lowest possible prices, free shipping, and 30-day free returns.

The Polished Jar makes anyone look like an interior designer. Offering beautiful ceramic jars that complement the rooms in your home, you’ll love filling them up with your favorite soap, lotions, and cleaners for a modern boutique look. What makes them so special? Well, browse the Signature Collection — all jars come with customized waterproof labels (or engraved!). Mix and match your bottle, pump, and label — ideal for bathrooms!

For holiday home décor and timeless entertaining essentials, turn to Tea + Linen. Their extensive collection of globally inspired decor is enough to make any host swoon.

In fact, I’m swooning over my new black-and-gold utensils, stunning for entertaining, paired with chic gold-plated bow napkin rings. If you’re a placemat person like myself, these circular leather placemats will become your BFF, paired with a marble and gold serving bowl.

Did you know Beeswax candles emit a bright, healthful light with the same light spectrum as the sun?

The Beeswax Co. uses the finest 100% pure domestic beeswax and 100% cotton wicks for a fresh, long burn. In fact, they do not drip while emitting negative ions that clean the air and invigorate the body. If you’re a candle person, these are the best, naturally scented by nectar of flowers.

For a holiday housewarming gift, BOXED Gift Co. is a perfect package of all things wonderful. The pre-curated boxes are designed to make your buying experience fast, stress-free, and exciting.

Each creation includes mindfully selected items, many of which come from small businesses that handmake their goods. I love the “Pamper” box boasting a rose quartz facial roller, specialty soap, a dry body brush and a floral sage smudge bundle.

Keeping your sheets clean and fresh will be easier than ever with FIX Linens. Score that fabulous white sheet look you see in 5-star hotels… for under $100. The sheet sets and duvets are high-quality and made to last, featuring 100% long-staple cotton. These pieces look good wash after wash with a smooth, sateen weave that is OEKO-TEX certified to be chemical-free. Ideal for clean living and for those with allergies.

Long-lasting fresh roses… do I have your attention? Rose Box NYC floral arrangements last an entire year! Available in an array of customizable shapes, colors and sizes, these low maintenance “bouquets” add a lovely pop to your home and elevate any space.

With celeb fans like Cardi B, Gigi Hadid and more, the flowery décor makes a great gift for a friend, family member, teacher… or yourself.

For dressing empty spaces, Bags + Stella offers a luxe candle paired with a stylish clear reusable glass vessel. The luminous candles have over 40 hours of burn time and made from 100% American-grown soy wax with a cotton, lead-free wick. And speaking of candles, the Malicious Women Candle Co. has one of my favorite simple gifts of the season: zodiac candles that feature a scent to reflect your astrological sign.

For on-the-go mamas, BlendJet 2 is a portable blender perfect for rushed mornings or road trips (and comes in many cool colors!). With stainless steel blades that create a tornado effect, BlendJet provides a top-notch blender performance. In addition to smoothies, it makes a mean cocktail.

Another kitchen essential: the Rad Pan, for those who wish to flip and sauté like a pro.

Enjoy the highest quality, healthiest, most enjoyable non-stick pan that’s ultra-durable, free of toxic chemicals and dishwasher safe. Built for induction, electric and gas ranges.



Nadine Bubeck

Former TV Anchor turned all things mama. Parenting/lifestyle/travel contributor. Author, mompreneur, fashion designer. IG: @mamaandmyboys