Holiday Gift Guide for Your Favorite Boho Gypsy [Winter 2020]
Get inspired: skip down to the mega list of boho holiday gift ideas
The 5 rules of giving boho gifts for friends and loved ones
- It’s All About Presentation: skip to gift ideas for the home
- Give The Gift That Can be Used Again And Again: skip to reusable gift wrap
- Thoughtful Gifts Make The Best Gifts: throw pillows, scented candles, animal print, boho chic
- When You Bundle, Give Your Gifts a Theme: skip to themed gift bundle ideas
- Ask! (And have them send ideas to get you started): skip to email template
Don’t be afraid to break the rules
When it comes to giving gifts, we’ve all been guilty of overthinking the process. Don’t spend hours agonizing over what will match perfectly in the receiver’s home. Chances are, they’ll appreciate anything you choose, from the smallest ornament, to the tablecloth that will set the stage for memories to be made around the dinner table.
The mega list of gypsy holiday gift ideas
For the home
We’re spending more time than ever before in our homes, and it’s important to make them a place of absolute serenity, comfort, and calm. Help create a boho inspired oasis when you choose home accents such as silky, plush animal print pillows, SmithHönig exclusive patterns, exotic art pieces and cozy scents.
Deck the walls
Bring life to bare walls with wall hangings, colorful wallpaper, or unique canvas prints to instantly add warmth to a space.
Give their bookshelves a makeover
Did you know? Acrylic art blocks make the perfect book ends. Compliment your favorite titles with an unexpected pop of color.
Hang it up – unique decorative gift ideas to hang on the wall
If traditional art and photos aren’t your thing, go for an unconventional and unique vintage travel accessory that doubles as a work of art! Embroidered by hand, SmithHönig’s stunning saddlebags conjure images of the deserts they are inspired by. One of our favorite ways to use these tasseled pieces is to hang them on the wall for an instant infusion of boho luxury.
Easy as 1, 2, 3. Liven up a powder room with removable wallpaper
Home renovation not necessary. Change the aesthetic of your bathroom instantly with peel and stick wallpaper, no heavy lifting required. SmithHönig’s temporary wallpaper is repositionable, wipeable, and easy to install. It removes easily with no residue and no damage to walls, and it comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and regionally inspired designs.
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Ravenswood / Dream
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Venice Fade / Carnival
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Moroccan Knot / Asilah
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Bryony Storm / Noir
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Shibori / Indigo
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Vintage Gypsum / Verde
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – Bakuba Lodge / Kola
Peel and Stick Wallpaper – African Paint / Turquoise
Put a unique spin on traditional wall art
Finishing touches are what make a home a home. Not every gift needs to be enormous and ornate to make a statement. Have a friend or family member that just moved into a new house?
Home decor gifts such as acrylic serving trays, blocks, colorful pillows or wall art can help complete the transition from house to home, and provide lasting value that continues long after you the gift is unwrapped.
Our modern canvas and aluminum wall art collections add instant pops of color to your walls. Choose from abstracts, culturally diverse images, and special patterns. Mix and match pieces to create the perfect global collection.
Add some hippie style and color with throw pillows
In a sea of solid pillows, a throw pillow can complete a couch or bedroom set. SmithHönig’s throw pillows are bold and unique, utilizing vintage fabrics and global textiles discovered on buying trips around the globe.
Special Mention: Our New Floral Vintage Pillow
These pillows are created from a vintage flat-weave kilim and are splashed with 100% unique floral patterns.
Bedouin Hand Embroidered Pillow Make for Excellent Gypsy Gifts
Bold and colorful throw pillows made by Bedouin women in the Negev Desert using traditional “path of love” and other motifs. Handcrafted by local artisans, these pillows conjure images of exotic lands and rich culture.
Mix and match pillows to create a bundle
We have a tried and true approach for mixing and matching:
If you need more than just a finishing touch, create a pillow bundle from start to finish! Choose several pillows to form your base, add a layer of color, and finish with a bold pattern for the perfect set.
Lux scented candles
A luxury set of scented candles can be the perfect antidote for stress. Let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them in these crazy times with delicious smelling candles that they can cozy up with this winter.
For The Table
A well set table is the centerpiece of your entire dining room. Not only for the holidays, but all year round. It is where your family and friends will gather to create memories and conversation that will last for years. Create a cohesive table setting with a beautiful table runner and matching linens. Don’t forget to complete your masterpiece with coordinated tassels, and a cozy scented candle set.
Start setting your table: shop tabletop products
Double the gift giving power: Reusable Gift Wrapping
A gift wrapped within or on another gift, may just be the most creative gift of all time. Package your presents in reusable, sustainable fabric or get creative with a round or square lucite tray as a way to transport smaller gifts. You can even stuff a vintage stocking to the brim to reach maximum gift giving capacity!
Furoshiki fabric gift wrapping sets
Not only can Furoshiki wrapping cloth be used to wrap your gifts in a unique way, the beautiful Japanese cloth can be recycled, repurposed, and reused. Transform this sustainable gift wrapping option into scarves, bags, or even tablecloths – the options are endless.
Learn how to wrap gifts in Furoshiki fabric in our Ultimate Furoshiki Guide.
Made from a luxurious 100% silk habotai scarf, SmithHönig’s exclusive fabric pattern Japanese wrapping cloth is the perfect zero waste fabric gift wrap option that can be reused multiple ways – from tablecloths, to wearable scarves, to a plastic bag alternative.
Acrylic Serving Trays as Gifts and Gift Baskets in One
Gift baskets are great, but rarely reused. Acrylic serving trays can be used to create a beautiful arrangement of candles, ornaments, or as an accent piece to pile with books and other accessories when delivering gifts. Repurpose atop coffee and entryway tables as a way to show off books, candles, and more – you can even change them with the seasons.
The perfect gift for those who love to host. Exclusive SmithHönig patterns and high quality, durable Lucite make serving trays a standout gift this holiday season.
Fill our vintage, handmade stockings with smaller gift items, and repurpose atop the mantle for a flash of color and culture. Each Bohemian stocking is made from an exclusive fabric pattern and topped with a luscious velvet cuff.
Lime Green Crochet Stripe Stocking
Dark Green Crochet Stripe Stocking
Striped Kilim Stocking – Right Facing
Striped Kilim Stocking – Left Facing
Vintage Gypsum – Christmas Stocking
Bisnagar Stripe – Handmade Stocking
Thread Bare – Handmade Stocking with Banjara Tassel
Bakuba Lodge – Handmade Stocking
Color and Pattern Themed Gifts
Every SmithHönig piece makes a statement on its own, but sometimes, you want to go the extra mile. Bundle several pieces together for the perfect holiday package. Explore our rich textures and vibrant color schemes to mix and match the perfect bundle.
Coming soon – gift bundles
Don’t be afraid of color
Choose your hue. Color coordinating can instantly create an organized and cohesive gift set. (tip: blue is the color of the season!)
Take a trip around the world
Tassels, pierced brass, and hand embroidered pillows will instantly transport you to another place, like the culturally rich nation of Morocco and brighten whichever home they land in.
Morocco is known for vivid shades of color and an exceptionally diverse mix of landscapes, food, and street life. Choosing Moroccan-inspired pieces to adorn your home is one of the simplest ways to pay homage to “The Land of the Setting Sun.”
Go Wild with Animal Print
Zebra print: it’s not just black and white. SmithHönig’s exclusive zebra print gift options are marked by shades of tan, black, cream, blue and purple, putting a rare spin on a classic print.
Exotic and rare, leopard print is the amazing accent pattern that matches almost any home decor. Check out the perfect gifts for cheetah lovers.
Be Bold with Boho-chic Inspired Gift Ideas
Make a statement with standout pieces for the ultimate boho addition to any classic collection. Weathered glass candles will warm up every room, while boho inspired clutches and scarves make the perfect gifts for her. Put the finishing touches on any boho bedroom with an embroidered wall hanging, and don’t forget to wrap your gifts in silky soft furoshiki cloth.
- The Maximalist’s Furoshiki Kit in Leopard
- The Dhyana Candle
- The Tabriz Autumn Serving Tray
- Venya Clutch
- Vintage Camel Saddlebag
Themed gift ideas
Putting together coordinates is the ultimate creative gift. A little extra thought goes a long way and adds a special touch.
Themed gift sets are the perfect excuse to give multiple presents. Does your friend love a particular color, pattern, or country? Tie everything together with a cohesive story to match their unique personality!
Creative theme ideas:
- Pick a country/region – bring the vibrant colors Morocco, Africa, or India home with luxurious Boho-chic table runners, pillows, and tablecloths
- Don’t be afraid of color – rich hues breathe life into a room full of neutrals, and a pattern can perfectly accent solid colors. Experiment with bold blues this year to stay on trend
- Go wild with animal print – choose from leopard, zebra, or bird prints and add instant style to almost every room or design aesthetic
Still need more ideas? Ask!
Give the people what they want by having them send ideas to get you started.
Seems simple enough, right? Multiple studies have been conducted to truly find out what kind of gifts people thought were best. That’s right. There’s actually a science to giving good gifts. The results? People want what they asked for. (Source: Science Direct)
Not sure how to get a quick, straight answer from friends and family? Here’s a simple email template you can use to get answers, and brainstorm together to come up with ideas:
I’m thinking about your present(s) this year, here’s what I was thinking – let me know if you like these! I know you love stuff for the house…
- A set of lux scented candles for relaxing in the bath
- Some velvet throw pillows I thought would look great in your guest bedroom (link) photo
- This vintage saddle bag that can be used as a wall tapestry in the living room or entryway (link) photo
Anything that stands out to you there? Do you have any other ideas for things you’d want?
Happy Holidays, and Happy Shopping!
Giving a gift your loved ones will enjoy is one of the most rewarding parts of the holiday season. No matter what you choose, we hope we’ve given you the inspiration you need to choose the perfect, unique, boho-chic holiday gifts for all the important people in your life!