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15 Gift Ideas for a Merry Christmas 2020

With a little help from the FLOWER elves, 2020 will be the year of thoughtful, delightful, and impeccably stylish holiday gifts

Gift Guide

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Clara Williams The Gold Coast bracelet
Clara Williams – Gold Coast Bracelet
For the friend, sister, or daughter who has everything—except this stylishly chunky bracelet that goes with everything. Clara Williams (see Flower's Q&A with the jewelry designer) finishes each piece with her signature magnetic clasp, which means there will be no fumbling with a tricky bracelet closure on the way out the door. Gold Coast Bracelet in 14k plated gold, $350, clarawilliams.com
2020 gift guide, Frances Palmer Dahlias 750-piece puzzle
Frances Palmer – Dahlias Puzzle
Commemorating Frances Palmer's new book Life in the Studio: Inspiration and Lessons on Creativity (Artisan, 2020), this 750-piece set features one of the artist's gorgeous dahlia photographs. It's perfect for jigsaw puzzle fans, or buy it as a family gift for everyone to enjoy over the holidays. Just scatter the pieces on a large table and let the fun begin. Dahlias Puzzle,$30, flowermagshop.com
La Petite Abeille Artisan Beeswax Candles on a holiday table

La Petite Abeille – Artisan Beeswax Candles
These handmade, honeycomb-textured tapers make a delightful hostess or teacher’s gift and help support our buzzing pollinator friends. Professional chandler Ruth Wilkerson founded La Petite Abeille (“The Little Bee”) to increase demand for fine bee products, which in turn encourages responsible beekeeping. Each pair comes wrapped in cellophane and tied with pretty ribbon—just add a gift tag. Original 12" Taper Pair available in 16 colors, $22, thelittlebee.net

Photographed by AnnaBella Charles

Wreath from Mill Creek Holly Farms

Mill Creek Holly Farms – Holly Wreath
Decking the halls with English holly is a holiday tradition that flourishes in the quaint town of Stayton, Oregon, where the temperate climate of the Pacific Northwest provides ideal growing conditions. Family-owned by the Harteloos since 1958, Mill Creek Holly Farms crafts every wreath, centerpiece, and garland by hand. Long lasting and easy to hang on a gate or front door, the gift of their signature wreath will spread Christmas cheer. Green Holly Wreath, $69-$85, millcreekholly.com

Photographed by Mary Margaret Chambliss
J Catma sari necklace
J. Catma – Silk Sari Bead Necklace
Crafted from wood prayer beads covered in upcycled silk sari remnants, this necklace makes a chic statement whether paired with a simple black dress and heels or a white blouse, jeans, and flats. Zero waste and artisan made by a women’s group in Delhi, India, it’s a gift you can feel good about. One-of-a-kind Silk Sari Bead 2-string necklace, 18-19 inches drop, available in assorted colors, $95, jcatma.com
2020 Gift Guide, Smythson Mara card holder ($175), smythson.com
Smythson – "Mara" Card Holder
Ideal for slipping into a pocket for a quick outing, this luxe take on a classic gets its embossed crocodile pattern through a process of printing, dyeing, and hand-brushing calfskin leather. "Mara" Card Holder (5 pockets, 4" x 3"), $175, smythson.com
paper flowers by artist Suzonne Stirling
Suzonne Stirling – Paper Garden Flowers
Incredibly intricate and unbelievably realistic, artist Suzonne Stirling's botanical creations are a favorite of New Orleans designer and tastemaker Angèle Parlange who uses them to adorn everything from her hair to her charcuterie boards. Gardenia and kumquat Paper Garden flowers; inquire for pricing, suzonnestirling.com
Ron Nicolle floral relief, medium: handmade paper
Ron Nicole – Floral Reliefs in Paper
Ronni Robinson, aka Ron Nicole, works in small batches and sells her fleeting inventory exclusively to her email subscribers. While it may take some dedication and patience to snag a piece for an art-loving friend, it will be well worth the wait. Sign up to become a collector at ronnicole.com. See Flower's Q&A with the artist.
2020 holiday gift guide: sustainable cutting board

Fifth & Cherry – Cutting Board
For the gourmand, this well-crafted cutting board made from sustainably harvested American Black Cherry comes with a major lifetime bonus—whenever wear and tear takes its toll, home chefs can send it back to the company for complimentary refinishing. Starting at $299 for a 14"-square board, fifthandcherry.com

Photographed by David Hillegas | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler

2020 gift guide, B Viz small handmade stocking

B. Viz Design – Christmas Stocking Ornament
From her studio on the shore of Lake Bruin, Louisiana designer Rebecca Vizard gives exquisite antique textiles a new life as hand-sewn home accessories, such as the petite stocking shown here on a place setting from Flower’s Nov/Dec 2018 issue. As an ornament, it's a gift by itself but would also be a lovely holder for a very special stocking stuffer. Christmas Stocking Ornament, $50, available in assorted fabrics from bvizdesign.com

Photographed by Laurey W. Glenn | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler
Roberto Coin 18-karat “Princess” small flower stud earrings
Ben Bridge – Roberto Coin "Princess" Earrings
We love the delicate rope detailing around the petals of these pretty floral studs. Roberto Coin creates timeless pieces of outstanding quality sure to become a handed-down heirloom to a lucky recipient. 18-karat "Princess" small flower stud earrings, $770, from benbridge.com
holiday gift guide 2020, myrtle tree topiaries

Myrtle Topiaries
“Myrtle topiaries are both casual and elegant and when cared for can live for a long time. I also love how tall and linear they are—they add height to a mix of accessories,” says interior designer Mark D. Sikes. He's not the only fan of this chic tabletop accent. Flower’s editorial director Alice Welsh Doyle recently bought a pair from her neighborhood garden boutique, Shoppe in Birmingham, for her dining table. Visit your local garden shop to pick up one for a hostess, friend, or neighbor.

Pictured with Bronnley Lemon & Neroli soaps ($25/boxed set of three), smallflower.com | Photographed by David Hillegas | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler
bottle pick, 2020 gift guide

Bottle Picks
Holiday cheer is always welcome whether packaged in a telltale tall and skinny bag or bundled in a gift basket with an assortment of goodies. Head to your local wine shop to pick up one of these bottles recommended by a few of our favorite tastemakers. Clockwise from left:

  • Ruinart and Laurent Perrier rosé Champagnes (Designer Angèle Parlange adores it.)
  • Château d’Yquem Sauternes (Cookbook author and host Alex Hitz pairs it with foie gras.)
  • St-Germain elderflower liqueur (Interior designer Young Huh loves it in a sparkling wine spritzer.)
Photographed by David Hillegas | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler
holiday 2020 gift guide, artisan cheese biscuits

Anne's of Charleston – Cheese Biscuits
This Southern delicacy is a beloved savory treat on the holiday buffet, along with pecans and Julia Reed's Milk Punch. Event designer Tara Guérard of Soirée in Charleston orders batches of the divine homemade treat from her friend and local baker Anne Hutson to give as gifts. Order at annescharlestoncheesebiscuits.com

Pictured in an antique biscuit box from Beverly Bremer Silver Shop, beverlybremer.com | Photographed by David Hillegas | Styled by Amanda Smith Fowler
Silver ornaments shaped like snowflakes, angels, candy canes, and crosses adorn a green wreath
Beverly Bremer Silver Shop – Sterling Silver Ornaments
From sweet mementos of Baby's First Christmas to ornate crosses, angels, snowflakes, and even a sterling silver sleigh bell, heirloom ornaments hold a place of honor on the tree through the generations. 2020 ornaments starting at $99, beverlybremer.com