10 Gifts That Are So Gorgeous You Won’t Need to Wrap Them
No wrapping paper required!
For some people — read: not me — wrapping presents is one of the happiest parts of the holidays. For others, it's just another chore. Now, don't get me wrong, I absolutely love giving well-thought-out gifts to the people I love. But sometimes, all that wrapping can feel a little daunting. That's probably why so many stores offer on-site gift-wrapping services.
There's no need to worry if you don't want to shell out extra cash for a professional to wrap your gift or if you'd just rather skip the wrapping all together. You can always do your holiday shopping with this particular predicament in mind, and seek out gifts that are so pretty, you don't need to wrap them. Read on for 10 of our favorite presents that require no gift wrap at all.
1: Star Clusters Cutting Board
A beautiful smattering of stars turns this wooden cutting board into something worthy of display.
2: Luc Belaire Luxe Sparkling Wine
'Tis the season to drink sparkling wine, and this sleek bottle will look as gorgeous under the tree as it will poured into flutes and coupes.
3: Blue Swirl Taper Vase
Blue and white is a color combo as classic as they come, and these tasteful swirls really let the shades shine. If you want to take this gift up a notch, just add a few fresh blooms.
4: Sonia Kashuk Holiday Brush Set
Beauty lovers are sure to swoon for this chic set of brushes with embellished snake accents. The set is equal parts glamorous and tough, and thoroughly gorgeous, of course.
5: Cheers Candy Bento Box
This charming little box is filled with three delectable champagne-infused candies. Now that's something to cheer about!
6: Floral Recipe Tin
A pretty floral print makes this recipe tin (featured in HGTV Magazine's under $25 gift guide) perfectly suited to sit out on any counter. For an extra-special treat, add a few of your favorite recipes before gifting to your loved one.
7: Limited Edition Patron Silver
This art deco-inspired one-liter bottle will certainly be a welcome addition to tequila lovers' collections and will look gorgeous displayed on bar carts.
8: Bronzed French Press
Coffee lovers will delight in this sleek, metallic French press. The mixed metals and modern design make for a glamorous style that will complement any kitchen.
9: Globe Poker Set
Globes are already stylish on their own, but when they include additional entertainment, like this fully equipped poker set, they become unforgettable.
10: Copper Pineapple Gift Set
Pineapples have become an unstobbale trend, and for good reason! They're stylish and a universal symbol of hospitality. This gift set from Absolut Elyx not only includes a tumbler and straw, it comes already tucked away in a beautiful box, as well.
Appetizing Phrase Placemats
Send a dinnertime message. These linen and felt placemats, handmade in New York by artist Alexandra Ferguson, are sure to be welcomed at any table, even if leftovers are what’s on the menu. $30; Wayfair
Buffalo Check Blanket
Classic and timeless. That’s what this buffalo check beauty from Burke Decor is. An ideal accessory for the cabin, campsite or sofa, this exceptionally warm, pure-lamb wool throw features an iconic buffalo-check plaid design and fringed edges. $90; Burke Decor
Since it can be used over and over, a personal stamper is the gift that keeps giving. Choose from the thousands of styles and themes by designer darling company Three Designing Women. We love the personalized “from the kitchen of” stampers, the ideal gift for the bakers in your life, or one with an address or family name. With a variety of colorful inks to choose from, this handy little helper is a gift that shows you thought ahead in your gift picking. $29-$49; Three Designing Women
Put the writing on the wall! Offered in three sizes, these nostalgic-looking, handcrafted boards by Letterfolk come with a full set of letters, numbers and punctuation marks, allowing you to accent your home with personalized messages, quotes, song lyrics, scriptures or reminders. We like the Writer size, measuring 16” x 20”, giving enough space for the message to be spelled out loud and clear. $100; Letterfolk
Flip Flop Mat
Step up your home decor with a funky, durable and colorful doormat made from recycled rubber flip flops. While the mats add a dash of personality to your doorstep, they also give you a chance to practice the 3 Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle). Each mat is made of scrap foam rubber from sandal factories in the Philippines that would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. $35; UncommonGoods
Live Moss Letters
It’s like a monogrammed garden! Wrapped in real moss and then planted with ivy, these Pottery Barn decorative letters bring the outdoors inside. Hang one letter on a door, or spell out a word on your mantel. Easy to maintain, these can be given to everyone on your list, even those not blessed with a green thumb. $79; Pottery Barn
Host a Haute Happy Hour
Forget reminding (or sometimes nagging) your guests to use a coaster. With sleek silver and gilded gold finishes, people will be begging to place their drink atop these! Give them to the hostess who has everything, or save them for yourself, as these kate spade gems are sure to induce smiles all around. $30; kate spade
Recycling meets gardening. This modern take on the terrarium includes a moss micro ecosystem in a recycled wine bottle. It’s an immediate gift of both style, nature and tranquility. $38; UncommonGoods
Rise and Shine Pillow
This precious pillow is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s day, even anyone who is admittedly not a morning person.
Featuring gold wool embroidery, this playful décor addition is part of the PB Teen line by celebrity stylists and fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. $49.50; PBteen
Monique Lhuillier Citrus Lily Candle
You wear perfume for special occasions, so why not give your home a fragrance too? By Monique Lhuillier, this boldly-scented candle features a unique blend of citrus, lilies, freesia, Indian sandalwood and ylang-ylang. Yes, it’s pricey for a candle, but it’s worth every whiff. $60; Monique Lhuillier
Oil and Vinegar Set
Opa! Hand these ideal hostess gifts out at holiday parties and you’ll be the most popular guest to arrive. Each Greek-focused set features a superior, single varietal olive oil from Crete and a rare, aged vinegar from Santorini. $29.99; Gaea
Thankful Stemless Wine Glasses
The holidays are a time to feel grateful. These Crate and Barrel stemless wine glasses extend that message, with every sip taken. Part of the Crate and Barrel line by artist Kelly Ventura, each glass is gilded with graceful script that says it all in one word: “Thankful.” $6.95 per glass; Crate & Barrel
Take a nod from Fixer Upper and keep your walls filled. This chalkboard decal sticks to the wall and is not only unique, but it’s also helpful. Just write, erase and repeat. Give it to the family who can’t keep up with after school activities, or the friend who has a meeting every other day. Snag a set of two for $13; The Land of Nod
Rivet Galvanized Metal 3-Tier Stand
Function meets character. This 3-tier stand from Pottery Barn is ideal for entertaining either indoors, or out. Whether it’s holding beverages, snacks or plants, style is kept at the forefront when serving a storage purpose. $69; Pottery Barn
Yellow Lacquer Box With Blue Agate
This baby is for the friend who always puts style number one. Make a statement with this insanely cool yellow lacquer box topped with a slice of blue agate. Fill it with matches, receipts, lip glosses or nothing. No matter what, it’s sure to be a conversation starter. $55; Mapleton Drive
T-Fal Chic Pan
Give the gift of retro style. In honor of T-Fal’s 60th anniversary, these classic fry pans have upped the cooking game by adding a decorative touch to the stovetop. While the interior of each pan is equipped with T-fal’s ProGlide non-stick and Thermospot technology, the exterior comes decked with a super fun print. $19.56; Amazon
Love Ya Mean It Wall Decor
What more can we say? You'll love this wooden plaque. We mean it. Designed by Martha Rich and part of Land of Nod’s collection of wall art from the Jealous Curator, this add whimsy and fun to any setting. $29; The Land of Nod
All-Clad Tea Kettle
Fancy a spot of tea? In gleaming stainless steel with an upturned handle, this tea kettle from Williams Sonoma strikes a contemporary profile on the countertop and features the same fine-quality workmanship as All-Clad cookware. It’s the perfect marriage of modern styling and classic necessity. Give it with a box of your favorite tea blend. $99.95; Williams-Sonoma
Wallah Bottle Carrier
Give this and it will do your heart good. Made by Ten Thousand Villages, a company featuring fair trade artisans in developing countries, this carrier makes a stylish way to deliver a 6-pack of brew. Based on the traditional chai tea carriers used by Indian tea vendors (known as “wallahs”), this adaptation can also be used to hold bottles filled with flowers, or simply as tabletop décor. $39.99; Ten Thousand Villages
Candy Dish With Lid
Don’t hide your sweets. Display them in this modern and impossibly chic, hand-blown sculpture from CB2. Gift it with a bag of peppermints or gumballs to the playful decorator in your life. $29.95; CB2
In true Joanna Gaines style, opt for jewelry that is simple and timeless. The Horizon bar necklace comes in gold, silver and rose gold, and letters can be added to them for no additional cost. The best part? The necklace is made by FASHIONABLE, a company that works globally with women, giving jobs to females with each purchase made. $58; Live Fashionable
Take a deep breath and say "Aaaaaaah." This Bath and Body Works pillow mist, featuring a blend of eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils, adds a sense of calm and peace to the atmosphere. We think that makes this the ideal gift for anyone trying to keep zen during the hectic holidays! $13.50; Bath & Body Works
Clear Square Tray
Organize in a stealth manner. This see-through, acrylic tray allows you to declutter, without drawing added attention. Perfect for stacking art books, a candle or objects d’art. $39.95; CB2
Oven to Table Entertaining Platter
Remove the middle man with this platter that can go straight from the oven to the table. The bonus is that style is never compromised! This soapstone platter can be heated or chilled to keep your dishes at the perfect temperature for serving, making it a great gift for the person on your list who loves to entertain. $64.95; UncommonGoods
Glass Daphne Decanter
Go for the gold! Whether it’s filled with your favorite bourbon or tap water for the bedside table, this Fitz and Floyd decanter adds an impressive touch of elegance to any beverage. Give it to the collector who appreciates true class and the finer things in life. $42; Overstock