This might be my favorite monthly Edit to date, and not just because it’s filled with festive goodies that are always fun to browse! While I was looking around for items to include, I kept coming back to the idea of Christmas traditions and what could enhance or inspire them throughout this month. Especially after a year that has held so much uncertainty, we are cherishing the rituals and festivities of this season in an extra special way, and I know we are not alone in that. From setting a beautiful table for Christmas dinner, to decorating the house, to wrapping thoughtful gifts, every little tradition we still get to take part in feels especially meaningful. I hope the pieces I curated below serve as a dose of inspiration for embracing the season with a full heart, celebrating the little moments as the big moments, and enjoying the weeks ahead to the fullest, no matter how different they may look!
1. This ruffled sweater would pair perfectly with anything from comfy leggings and your favorite slippers at home to a silk slip skirt and heels for a Christmas church service. It’s exactly the type of classic piece I’d keep in my closet for years.
2. Pretty up any ponytail with this oversized velvet bow–the ultimate festive hair accessory.
3. These sweet candles are only $10 a pop, making them a great stocking stuffer, teacher gift, or seasonal surcee.
4. Are Christmas crackers part of your holiday traditions? My family loves them, so these ones (which double as an elegant finishing touch to a place setting) caught my eye.
5. Just right for holiday greetings (alongside a tin of cookies) or thank you notes, these personalized note cards by my friend Jessica make note-writing especially merry.
6. My favorite Christmas tradition is popping a bottle of good champagne on Christmas evening, which Dave and I started when we got married (we were dreaming up traditions that we could do anywhere and with any number of people!). These floral-etched coupe glasses would make a lovely addition to the tradition, as well as to drinks all year-round.
7. Amongst our mostly neutral home decor, a pop of red goes a long way this time of year. These cheery red bottlebrush trees have such a cheery, vintage feel.
8. If you share my love for a good block print, don’t miss the Evergreen collection from one of my favorite Catholic small businesses, Lovely Lady Linens–how cute is this pillow cover?
9. In between big Christmas breakfasts and dinners, is there anything better than grazing on a charcuterie platter all afternoon? This tree-shaped board would be so much fun to pull out every year!
10. Always the resident gift-wrapper in my family, I have a soft spot for fun wraps and ribbons. I’d love to cue up Tchaikovsky while using this Nutcracker-print wrapping paper!
11. Here’s a little peek at my personal wish list–I hope I find these elegant Christmas plates under the tree this year :)
12. Even when spending Christmas at home, add a little sparkle with these bow and pearl earrings. (And be sure to follow the business they come from, Sea to Skye, on Instagram for all the prettiest English countryside inspiration!)
13. Since we have so many silver candlesticks on hand from our wedding, I rarely set a table without them. These brass candlesticks would be a welcome addition to my collection.
14. Add one of these adorable cocker spaniel gift tags to the top of any package for guaranteed smiles, even before the recipient knows what’s inside.
15. My favorite shoe brand, Margaux, just launched a collection of cheeky cashmere-blend socks, perfect for lounging at home or wearing under boots this winter (not to mention, a delightful upgrade if socks are a go-to stocking stuffer in your family!). Use code LISA for 10% off.
16. No front door is complete without a wreath this month! We’re still on the hunt for the perfect one for our house, and this magnolia and berry wreath is a top contender.
17. I can think of few sweeter gifts (for others or for yourself!) than this new Christmas memories journal from Promptly, which is filled with simple prompts to record memories from 30 years’ worth of Christmases. So special!