Gift giving season is finally here! We have spent countless hours finding all the best gifts for the special people in our lives and can’t wait to give them out. But first, we need to think about gift wrapping.
Do you have a puzzle with a few missing pieces? Why not repurpose the leftover pieces and create personalized holiday greetings and names tags.
photo credit: Good Housekeeping
Create festive snowflake and snowman designs by dipping the end of a pencil onto some construction paper. You can create a few small designs or one large design.
Snowflakes and Snowman
photo credit: HGTV
For a 3D effect, layer some leftover cupcake cups from your pantry and create fun and colorful paper carnations.
Cupcake Paper Carnations
photo credit: Martha Stewart
And that’s a wrap…Linenplace wishes you a safe and joyous Holiday Season!!!
Holiday season is upon us! A wonderful, thoughtful gift for nearly anyone is towels! Our Chortex towels offer high quality and updated styling for the modern bathroom.
Seen above are (top to bottom): Honeycomb in Silver, Westport in Silver, Chevron in Charcoal (coming Spring 2016), Rhapsody Royale in Silver, Loft Living in White and Baroque in Graphite.
Shades of grey continue to be extremely popular. We love mixing and matching styles for a casual yet chic look. You can mix and match Rhapsody Royale with Westport and Irvington with Tramlines… both have colors that are coordinated to match.
Rhapsody Royale (new colors available) & Westport (new style)
Irvington (new colors available) and Tramlines (new colors available)
Also, check out two more new towel styles: Hampton and Loft Living!
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With the holiday shopping season upon us, we’re pleased to offer 2 styles of gift boxed robes. The Plush Soft Terry Robe and the Luxury Waffle Terry Hooded Robe are both made by Chortex and represent the highest quality available (100% cotton, made in Turkey). Both styles are available in white, in size S/M or L/XL. These robes are the same type of robes that you find at luxury hotels… and wish you had at home! They make wonderful, thoughtful gifts for anyone on your gift list!
The Luxury Waffle Hooded Robe is the same robe as the Luxury Waffle Terry Robe, except with a hood! The version without the hood is available in other colors (charcoal, duck egg and silver). The Plush Soft Terry Robe is also available in other colors (natural, duck egg, claret and navy). The other colors are not offered in the gift box.
Happy Valentine’s Day! It’s nice to have a day to appreciate your loved ones, especially in these hectic times when it seems like we are all busy, all of the time!
photo credit: Wikipedia
It’s not too late if you’re still in need of a Valentine’s Day gift. Here are a few last minute ideas.
Godiva Chocolate Bear, $25. Here in NY you can find Godiva at Hudson News and Barnes & Noble. This guy is so cute… the bear is made by Gund and he comes with 8 tasty heart shaped chocolates (milk and dark).
photo credit: Godiva
Of course it’s probably too late to have flowers delivered, but you can always pick some up. Even grocery store flowers can be quite alright! Certainly better than nothing. Here in NYC you can buy roses on the street today. It seems tons of enterprising people have decided to sell roses on street corners… very handy for last minute gifts!
Another classic Valentine is fragrance! It’s easy and fast to just run into a department store or Sephora and pick one up. I like See by Chloe and Bond No. 9 I LOVE NEW YORK for Earth Day (women) and Bleu de Chanel (men).
photo credit: Bond No. 9
Last idea, and super easy… is just run into a wine shop and pick up a nice bottle of Champagne. Champagne is always correct as far as I’m concerned! And you don’t in fact need to spend a lot… one of my favorite Champagnes is Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV. My local wine shops have it for about $35 – 37. It’s a great value. The non vintage releases regularly score over 90 points (WS) and was one of WS’s 2012 Top 100 Wines. I know most people automatically go for Veuve Clicquot, but I think this is just as good and a better value… and, the red label is perfect for Valentine’s day too!
photo credit: Piper-Heidsieck
For next year… don’t leave it to the last minute! A really amazing gift is a set of luxurious Italian sheets like Virtuoso or Lyric by Peacock Alley! Unlike chocolate, flowers, perfume or Champagne, these will last for years to come!
I simply adore throw blankets… I must have 4 or 5 of them. I prefer natural fibers like wool and cashmere. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I think our Draper Stripe Throw by Dwell Studio would be a wonderful gift! We have both the chinois blue and the major brown in stock. This blanket is made with baby alpaca (95%) and just a touch of polyester (5%), and is a generous 50 x 70 inches in size.
photo credit: Dwell Studio
So what is alpaca exactly… it’s a lot like wool. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about it: “Alpaca fleece is a lustrous and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and bears no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic. It is also soft and luxurious. In physical structure, alpaca fiber is somewhat akin to hair, being very glossy. The preparing, carding, spinning, weaving and finishing process of alpaca is very similar to the process used for wool. Alpaca fiber is also flame-resistant, and meets the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s standards.”
Like any fiber, different qualities certainly exist… the alpaca used in Dwell Studio’s throw is very high quality making it super soft. I have seen samples of lesser quality that do not have the same beautiful hand-feel. You can be sure with this blanket you’re getting the best!