Maison de Cinq’s Favorite Things Holiday Gift Guide!

It’s that time of year again; the gift-giving season is officially upon us! To me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. I know many people dread having to find gifts and they often struggle with getting something appropriate. But I’m here to help! Not only do I love giving gifts, but I find it challenging (and yes, even fun!) to find the perfect gift for someone. Or at least something they don’t want to return πŸ˜‰

Today, I’m sharing my Favorite Things Holiday Gift Guide, with lots of great gift ideas to be had. And just like last year, I’m splitting my gift guides into two chapters. Today I’m covering my absolute favorite holiday gifts for men and women. And coming soon, I’ll be posting some additional categories like foodie friends, hostess gifts, and stocking stuffers!

 I never like to recommend things I don’t absolutely love, so most of the items I’m recommending below are things that my husband and I actually use and own. And if they aren’t things we actually own, they are things we’ve either given as gifts before and had great success with, or we actually want for ourselves!



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  1. Ugg Fleece Lined Socks: I got these fleece socks last year and they are seriously the coziest thing ever. Perfect for your mom, sister, daughter – well, you get the picture!
  2.  Faux Fur Pom Beanie: This is just the perfect winter hat. Comfy and warm, and the pom is so cute!
  3.  Loopy Stitch Oversize Cable Knit Scarf: Love, love, love this! Definitely on my list.
  4.  Pendant Necklace Set: This necklace is actually three strands, so you can wear one, two, or all three. I bought this last spring and I get compliments almost every time I wear them!
  5.  Supersoft Yarn V-Neck Sweater: Classic styling and super soft and cozy – I have this sweater in two colors (including this blue) but it comes in 12!
  6.  Madewell Medium Leather Tote: This tote is great quality for the price, it’s the perfect size, and I love the gray color.
  7.   Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Robe: Okay, this is seriously the perfect robe! This was one of Oprah’s favorite items years ago and I’ve had one ever since – a definite favorite for anyone.
  8. “Hello Sugar” Canvas Pouch: One of the many adorable items to be found on the Draper James website is this charming pouch. Perfect size for travel, and a great gift for a friend or teacher.
  9.  “Relax” Body Butter & Dry Body Oil Gift Set: Lollia’s fragrances are all delicious, but this one with notes of lavender and honey is a particular favorite.
  10.  Anthropologie Large Stoneware Platter: Inspired by watercolor paintings, this gorgeous platter looks way more expensive than it is and is one of my favorite gifts to give.

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  1. J.Crew Cotton/Wool Crewneck Sweater: I’m a big fan of J.Crew sweaters and I know any of my men would love this one!
  2.  Yeti Roadside 20 Insulated Cooler: Yetis are the coolest coolers around. Indestructible, they have a cult following for a reason! (Definitely getting this for the hubby this year!)
  3.  FitBit Charge 2 Fitness WristBand: The newest FitBit provides personalized exercise modes and continuous heart rate. Kind of the perfect gift for any man in your life!
  4.  Contigo Insulated Travel Mug: I’m kind of a travel mug collector, and though I have many, this one is absolutely the best I’ve ever had! I love it so much, I bought one for my husband, too!
  5.  Herschel Travel Bag: My husband loves this stylish and classic duffle bag.
  6.  “Antlers” Glass Decanter: I love this elegant whiskey decanter. A special gift for the cocktail aficionado in your life.
  7.  Double Layered Touchscreen Gloves: These gloves aren’t limited to two fingers – all parts of the glove are touchscreen! I’m loving these, and will be getting them for a few men in my life (and me!) πŸ˜‰
  8.  UE Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker: Waterproof and shock proof, these speakers have insanely good sound. Everyone in our family has one, and we all love them!
  9.  Merkur Classic Double Edge Safety Razor: I gave this razor to my husband about ten years ago, and he still loves it. Not only that, he’s now given it to our son and his dad!
  10.  “Grid It” Cocoon Organizer: This organizer is a life-saver for anyone who travels a lot. My husband loves it for corralling all kinds of small items. This is the medium, but it also comes in two more sizes.

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I hope you’ve gotten some good gift-giving ideas today! Be sure to watch for my other specialty categories coming soon. Stocking Stuffers is now live, with more coming next week!


Happy Thanksgiving!




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  1. Mary Toner says:

    Love the stockings hung by your fireplace. Did you buy them or make them? I would love the information, please, such as the source or pattern.

    1. Hi and thank you! I purchased the stockings and have linked them in almost all the Christmas posts. If you go to the “Home Tours” tab and then click “Holiday Home Tours” and then to the living room tour, you will find them linked there. There are several different ones, but one is this one

      for all just go to the living room Christmas post! Hope that helps!