The Domestic Diva: Gifts for the Home

These gift ideas will make any hip homemaker swoon!

Seconds China

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

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

Olive Tree and Lemon Topiaries

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

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

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

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

St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur

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

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

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

Pop Art Toaster with 6 Design Plates

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

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

Jo Malone Candle Centerpiece

This exquisite candle centerpiece by Jo Malone makes a lovely holiday or hostess gift. $225 at jomalone.com

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

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

MOR Teacup Candle

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

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

Sugar Bowl and Budding Leaf Spoon

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

SWILL Wine Tasting Kit

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

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

Morocco Dinnerware Platter

This beautiful Morocco dinnerware platter makes serving meals an exotic experience. Give it to someone who loves hosting parties. $12.95 at cb2.com

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

Organic Cotton Towels

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

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

Laura Mercier Souffle Sampler Set

This is one gift thats 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

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

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

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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