It’s the most wonderful time of the year—Olio in Iowa’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! In the coming week I’ll be sharing gift ideas for every type of traveler on your holiday list.
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Even the most seasoned travelers like to stay home sometimes. That’s why I’m excited to share some amazing gifts for homebodies on your list.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone moving into a cozier season of life or someone who is a homebody at heart, this list of recommendations is for you. This collection of items is curated to include things that will help make this space feel cozier and ensure their season at home is a special one.
Last year one of my favorite gifts was a handy reading gadget I’d never even heard of before. These wooden thumb page holder are the perfect present for anyone who constantly has a book in their hand. Not only does it make it easy to hold up a bulky hardcover, but they’re also great for reading while sipping a morning coffee or nighttime tea.
Perfect for: the avid reader
Thumb Page Holder, $11.85
I’ve been a fan of Allbirds for years. And now that they’ve branched out into slippers, I’m excited that I can enjoy their fabulous footwear both on the road and at home! Allbirds’ new Wool Dwellers are limited edition and the epitome of a cozy gift for the holiday season.
Perfect for: anyone who could use a little extra comfort
Wool Dwellers, $68
I’m a sucker for candles and the Harlem Candle Company was one of my favorite finds during quarantine. These candles has absolutely beautiful containers and equally gorgeous scents. But each of the candles are inspired by people and places that make up the richness of Harlem.
Perfect for: your friend with wanderlust
For the bookworm that has everything, a personalized book embosser is the perfect holiday gift. Not only is this a unique and thoughtful gift, but it’s also something practical to give to a friend whose TBR pile you might not be super familiar with.
Perfect for: the friend building their personal library
Custom Book Embosser, $20
Our family is big on board games and our at-home collection has become pretty extensive. If you know someone else who enjoys a game (and staying home), have I got some ideas for you! Lately our favorite two-player-friendly games are Sushi Go! and Codenames Duet. But we also just got Tiny Towns, which is great for two people but also fun with a larger group.
Perfect for: the friend who is always coordinating game night
Codenames Duet, $18.99
Sushi Go!, $14.99
Tiny Towns, $42.99
Share Your Thoughts
I would love to hear from you! What are some of your favorite gifts for homebodies?