Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Decorating Addicts

Christmas shopping frenzy is in high-gear by now.  It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the list of people you need to buy special presents for, particularly if you are a woman and have to do all the purchasing – maybe a few of you married ladies know what I mean.  Not stereotyping here – that’s just how it is at my house!  I thought it might be helpful if I shared my top picks for the decorating addicts in your life.  Or maybe you will want to forward this post to your husband to give him ideas on what to get  for you!  

 christmas gift ideas

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And the best part?  No need to fight the crowds – all of these items are available online (just click on the links below the photos).


1.  White Faux Fur Blanket/Throw

This is a great gift for curling up with during the winter season.  I have seen so many unattractive throw blankets draped across recliners and sofas in my clients’ homes – there’s just no reason you can’t stay warm with something beautiful like this:

faux fur blanket throw 

 Faux Fur Blanket/Throw



 2.   Agate Bookends

These bookends are a beautiful way to corral your hardback books (sans their dust jackets, of course!) on any bookcase, console, or even a fireplace mantel.  The colors in these are gorgeous:


Agate Bookends



3.  Apothecary Floor Lamp

An apothecary floor lamp is an ideal reading light because you can adjust and direct it exactly where you like.  It’s also a great alternative to the traditional chunky and too-tall floor lamp that can block off a room visually.  This one is a steal, too:


apothecary lamp

Apothecary Reading Lamp



3.  Statement Throw Pillow

Every living room needs an interesting statement pillow to add a little whimsy or even spark conversation.  Don’t do these in pairs – one is enough to complement a sofa or chair.  I think this bicycle pillow is particularly fun:

bicycle pillow

Bicycle Pillow Cover




4.  Woodtone Surge Protector 

I think any decor-minded person would appreciate a surge protector that virtually disappears into the floor.  These babies come in various “wood” species so as to coordinate perfectly with any hardwood or wood laminate floor. Bye-bye, eyesore!


Invisiplug Surge Protector



5. iRobot Braava Mop  

I blogged about this here a couple of weeks ago – this is my favorite new household helper!! No more manual mopping for me, dear friends . . .  

irobot braava mopiRobot Braava Mop 



6.  Patterned Shelf Liner

This is a great stocking stuffer or teacher’s gift.  You can use this repositionable shelf liner to create interest in the backs of bookcases and hutches, on cabinet and dresser drawer fronts, or inside dresser drawers:


shelf liner

Decorative Shelf Liner 



7.  Downton Abbey Complete Boxed Set

I suppose I’m a bit obsessed, but I think most people would love to receive the gift of Edwardian England in the form of the complete boxed set of the BBC’s Downton Abbey (and at a great price!):


downton abbey box set Downton Abbey Box Set 



8.  I’m a big fan of beautiful mirrors to bounce around light in a home.  A pair of these are absolutely fabulous on either side of a bed – above the nightstands and as a backdrop to bedside lamps (see here):

arched mirror

Pair of Mirrors to top both nightstands




 9.  An Amazing Camera

This particular camera was a present for my last birthday from Mr. Man.  Yes, it’s expensive – and yes, it’s worth it if you want (or need) to take really fabulous photographs:


canon eos 5D 

 Canon EOS 5D



10.  Furniture Arrangement Advanced Course

If you want to know how to arrange furniture, art, and accessories to create balance and beauty in every room of the house, my new video will show you how!  We’ve gotten a great response from those who have purchased it since we officially launched it last week:

how to arrange furniture

 Click here to see a preview


I hope this gave you some gift ideas for yourself those special people in your life.  If you have any great gift ideas for decorating addicts, please share them with us in the comments!


This post contains Amazon affiliate links.


  1. Natalie A

    I like the surge protector. I was just looking at the stark white extension cord and switch with our Christmas Tree set up last night and wishing it blended in a bit more.

  2. julie

    Please tell Santa I want #5 ! Great ideas Kristie! Thanks for taking away some of the stress of” what to get who” so we can enjoy Christmas!

  3. Beth L

    Terrific ideas, Kristie. I think my list just got longer. I finished your video color course & will be doing the furniture videos this week! They are very helpful, even for the non-professional decorator.

  4. Cathy Norris

    Thank you, Kristie, for the great ideas! I’m hard to buy for and my family loves when I have a very specific list. I’ll be adding 1,2 and 3!!!! Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Nancy Carr

    Great ideas. Love now knowing surge protectors come in floor colors. Thank you. Blessings

  6. Susan

    Great post, Kristie. Love the wood surge protectors. What a smart idea!

  7. Kelly

    Great ideas Kristie!

  8. Lesa

    So sad those surge protectors are out of stock. So glad to know they exist as I have many of those eyesores around my house!

    • Kristie Barnett

      They are out of stock? Wow, I hope I gave their sales a nice boost!


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