Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Home


1. Wire Ornaments, $4 – $5 each; – Add a pinch of pizzazz to the modern tree with these ornaments designed to hang around long after the holiday season.

2. Sparrow Lake Vivian Cashmere/Wool Blend Throw, $125; – Cozy up with this super soft throw available in more than a dozen delightful colors.

3. Classic Desk Calendar, $56; – Who wouldn’t love handmade calendar cards complete with a little gold easel-style stand for display? Available in three styles and colors.

4. City and State Pillows, $158 each, – There’s no better way to display “hood” pride than with these hand-embroidered pillows that make a perfect conversation piece in any space.

5. Bodoni Serving Pieces, $10 – $80 (priced separately); – These chic serving pieces easily double as great way to display jewelry (see 3-tier stand here). Available in eight colors.

6. Frankincense & Myrrh Candle, $24; ccblaq.comA perfect blend of vanilla, musk, precious woods and spices that will easily become their home’s signature scent. Burns approximately 40 hours. Hand poured in the UK.

7. Nate Berkus Velvet Photo Frame Set, $15 (for the set); target.comIs that velvet? (In my Coming to America voice) Yes it is! Nate Berkus delivers again for Target with these haute velvet frames.

8. JarKey, $5; containerstore.comStuff their stockings with the best kitchen gadget ever invented. Use the hollow end to release air from any jar and tops twist off with ease. Life changing!

Check out our top holiday gift picks for men here.

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  1. I can’t stop laughing at your Graqndma’s wish/gift!!! HILARIOUS.

  2. Grandma was a boss indeed. I’m sure she let all her church friends know that her daughter bought her that mink, too. HA! Once again all of these items are fab but I’m a sucker for most things purple and can never have enough clean burning scented candles so #5 and #6 are now on my wish list. TEAM TRIPLE B ROCKS!

  3. I agree! Mondella your holiday memory is hilarious! I love the wire ornaments! Great picks!

  4. Avatar Indigo White says:

    I’m a candle fanatic and that vanilla musk candle sounds like it smells amazing!

  5. Mondella Jones/MJLA Media Mondella Jones/MJLA Media says:

    @Anonymous- My grandmother passed away 20 years ago, but the “fur coat story” is still my fave. I remember asking my mother if she was really going to buy the fur coat. Mom replied “when your mother is 85 and asks you for something THIS specific, you get it!”

    @Indigo and Janee- Thanks ladies! So glad you love the ornaments and candles. And the price points for both are a steal.

    @Bridgette- The serving pieces were chosen with you in mind. They come in an array or gorgeous colors, but when I saw the purple at my local Bed Bath and Beyond, I knew they had to be included. And for the record, the pic doesn’t do them justice. They are a beautiful shade of “Royall Purple.” (spelled this way on purpose:-)

  6. I think seasoned black church women love big hats & furs. I forwarded this to my mother b/c my family has a similar story with my great aunt. Love the gift items also.

  7. I was laughing so hard about Grandms’s mink until I forgot to write anything about the picks, they are all very unique but, my favorite is the Cashmere/Wool Blend throw. I received one some years ago from my daughter when she visited Italy .I’m sure I hinted about it just like your Grandma did.

  8. Mondella Jones/MJLA Media Mondella Jones/MJLA Media says:

    @Karen-Yes indeed. The hats and furs are a must:-) Thanks for commenting and I’m glad you enjoyed the gift items.

    @Anonymous- Ooh, a throw from Italy? How luxe! Kudos to your fantastic daughter! Glad you enjoyed my picks.

    Thanks everyone for the great comments!

  9. Avatar Cousin Mars says:

    Being as though I’ve moved around a bit in my life, the Hood pillows sound awesome. Of course I’d front like the Mrs. purchased them – I can’t tell the homies I went pillow shopping. (lol)

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