The Domestic Diva: Gifts for the Home

From decorating to dining, these gift ideas will make any hip homemaker swoon!

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Mealtime will take on a stylish dimension with these beautifully decorated dishes. Perfect for friends who love fashionable table settings. $132 for a set of four plates at areaware.com
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Margaritaville 'Tahiti' Frozen Concoction Maker
This fun cocktail kit makes a great gift for the budding bartender in your life. With six pre-programmed drink mixes, she'll have a ball at her next party. $599.95 at surlatable.com
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Bring a touch of the Italian countryside into the kitchen with these blooming topiaries. A great gift for the friend who loves to cook with fresh ingredients. $159 at vivaterra.com
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French Bull Apron in Multidot
Every cook loves an extra apron to have on hand. This French Bull apron in multidot is made of 100 percent woven cotton and is machine washable. $40 at Frenchbull.com
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Crabtree & Evelyn Big Sur Caddy
Let that special friend relax this holiday season with this collection of ultra-soothing body creams, lotions and scrubs. She’ll love you for it. $85 at crabtree-evelyn.com
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Journal Series
The perfect gift for the busy mom, a beautiful set of cloth-bound books marked by categories like Wine Journal, Recipe Journal, and more. She'll be glad you thought of it. $425 at mrsstrong.com
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Bottled in a sleek art deco design, this French elderflower liqueur from St-Germain tastes as heavenly as it looks. The perfect gift for your cultivated friends. $32.99 for a 750ml bottle at morrellwine.com
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Photo by Eric Smith; www.ericsmith.us
Chocolate High-Heel Shoe
Give the shoe aficionada in your life something delicious this holiday. These yummy heels are made of the finest gourmet chocolate and no two are alike. $40 at gayleschocolates.com
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Paper Orchid Filigree Cupcake Wrappers
The baker on your list will love creating artistic cupcakes that rival the professionals' with this set of nifty laser-cut wrappers. $12 at paperorchidstationery.com
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Kate's Paperie's "What's Cooking" Recipe Box
Every domestic goddess deserves a special place for her treasured recipes. This lovely box contains 50 classic recipes and 50 blank cards for personal favorites. $16.95 at katespaperie.com
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Kids of all ages will love the patterns they'll make with these toaster design plates, from double hearts to flowers, snowflakes, and more. Six designs in all. $34.99 at target.com
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Ming Ibride Bowls
Classic and chic, these Ming Ibride bowls make an exquisite statement in any room. Perfect for the style maven on your list. $140 at poaa.nl
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Jo Malone Candle Centerpiece
This exquisite candle centerpiece by Jo Malone makes a lovely holiday or hostess gift. $225 at jomalone.com
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GurglePot Lovely Koi Pitcher
This lovely, whimsical pitcher crafted of durable stoneware makes a "gurgle" sound whenever it serves a beverage. A fun gift for that special family. $42.50 at delight.com
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Lumen Oil Lamp by Adam Frank
Create an enchanting ambience with this modern oil lamp that casts the shadow of a tiny, stainless steel tree. Makes a perfect hostess or holiday gift. $50 at momastore.org
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This holiday, give your friend a teacup candle she'll always treasure. This lovely cup and saucer set features a signature design that sets it apart from other gifts. $48 at morcosmetics.com
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Fantasia Gift Box of 9 Soaps
Let her open a gift filled with the sublime fragrance of a French countryside. This beautiful box is filled with nine of the finest milled soaps. $110 at lafcony.com
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For the California-wine expert, this unique pewter sugar bowl cast from a real chardonnay grape leaf is a superb gift idea. $35 at clay-company.com
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Give a wine-tasting party this holiday with the kit that has it all: invitations, wineglasses, tasting cards, markers, and more. Now, that's something to celebrate. $24.99 at swillparty.com
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Buddah Bowl
Keep your loved ones warm inside with this lovely bowl, designed to sit in the palm of your hand to make sipping hot drinks easy. $23 at flavourdesign.com
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This beautiful Morocco dinnerware platter makes serving meals an exotic experience. Give it to someone who loves hosting parties. $12.95 at cb2.com
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Lotus Flower Chandelier
This chandelier will make a chic addition to your best friend's decor this holiday. Handcrafted from capiz shells and delicately edged in metal, this is one gift she'll love. $329 at vivaterra.com
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Give the gift of green with these super absorbent towels made of naturally abundant, organic cotton. From ecofashion house Under The Canopy. $8 to $38 at underthecanopy.com
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Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine
The Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine has a fun modern design and prepares espresso, lungo, cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate at the touch of a button! Perfect for the office or at home. $170 at surlatable.com
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Laura Mercier Souffle Sampler Set
This is one gift that’s sure to bring a blush of radiance to its recipient. Scented with a blend of the finest extracts and earth minerals, it leaves skin silky smooth. $50 at lauramercier.com
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Michael Aram Cocktail Set
This is the stylish cocktail set your friends will want to display year round. Comes with martini shaker, tray and bowls. $89 at bloomingdales.com
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Pangea Gift Boxes
Recycling never looked this good. These seed-laden boxes contain organic skincare products and can be planted to produce real trees. A great gift for your "green" friends. $30 to $40 at pangeaorganics.com
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American Cheese Collection
Every cheese lovers dream, an assortment of artisan favorites from America's dairy farmers. Pair it with the right wine for the ultimate hostess gift. $69 at surlatable.com
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