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Santa’s on His Way

Our flower family shares their favorite things to wrap up under the tree
“I love that Ray Booth’s modern container acts as a foil to the conventional reds and greens of this arrangement. I’ll forgo a little tradition—dare I say predictability—in order to create and find gifts and decorations that are timeless.” — Frances MacDougall, Contributing Editor

“Nothing is more flattering—and festive—than candlelight, especially during the holidays when those we hold near and dear come to celebrate with us at home. These chic lamp shades from Houses & Parties give off a similar, sophisticated glow and come in a myriad of colors. They are just as lovely unlit during the day as they are magical at night.” — Amanda Smith Fowler, Style Editor

“One of the most fun things about the holidays is giving little luxuries or something homemade to friends. I’m not super crafty but limoncello is easy to make — it’s like tasting Italian sunshine in a bottle.” — Karen Carroll, Editor-at-Large

“The best holiday gifts are those that keep giving. This is especially true with the gorgeous rose box that assails you with its scent and beauty from the moment you unwrap the package. You will be reminded of the giver’s generosity all year long.” — Marion Laffey Fox, Contributing Editor

“I adore a timeless AND sentimental gift that also qualifies as a work of art. The Elizabeth Locke dog intaglio checks all three boxes, especially since I have a new Brittany Spaniel.” — Margot Shaw, Editor in Chief

Produced and styled by Amanda Smith Fowler | Floral design by Leska Graves Taylor | Photography by David Hillegas

November December 2021 cover of Flower magazine featuring a Christmas tree and mantel decorated with a garland and potted amaryllis flowers in the blue-and-white living room of Tina Yaraghi, founder of The Enchanted Home

This story appears in Flower magazine’s November/December 2021 issue, available on newsstands November 2. Subscribe, find a store near you, or sign up for our free e-newsletter.