The holiday season is here yet again, bringing with it the most wonderful and busy time of the year. With less than a week left to shop, chances are you’re making more lists than Santa would know what to do with. There are trees to trim, parties to attend, and the ever so daunting gift list to tackle. Given the slim likelihood of anyone writing you a detailed letter telling you exactly what they really want this year and the limited number of “little helpers” at your disposal, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can feel a little ho-ho-hopeless.
Before you go dashing through the mall and scouring through celebrity gift lists that insist gold-plated juicers are the best way to show someone you care, remember that the saying “it’s the thought that counts” proves true when it comes to holiday giving. Choosing the right gift can be a cinch if you consider the source; the best gifts are ones that complement the recipient’s personality. Don’t be afraid to do a little social media snooping for inspiration; pin boards and Twitter pages are a great way to get to know someone’s style and interests. With a little pre-planning and a few holiday hints from Villeroy & Boch you can make your list, check it twice and still have plenty of time to enjoy the season.
For the Hopeless Romantic
Gifts for the home are the key to the heart of the idealist on your list. While rose colored glasses will tickle any romantic pink, playful hues and fun floral prints will make them fall in love. The retro-chic Anmut My Color collection blends bold color bands with a subtle platinum rim to bring modern elegance to any table. With eight colors to chose from the combination options are endless! Don’t forget to accessorize; layer with colored glass chargers and crystal candlelight for a flawlessly fashionable tablescape.
For the Haute Hostess
There’s a reason she’s called the “hostess with the mostest,” so what do you get the person on your list who seems to have everything? Think outside the bottle; though you can’t go wrong with a good chardonnay or merlot, a contribution to the kitchen is sure to elate any entertainer. Choose a stylish serving bowl or platter and fill it with gourmet dip or antipasti assortment for an original gift that can be used for future soirées. Our pick for a platter with panache, the round antipasti plate from the Artesano collection. The stunning Acacia wood and unique shape makes it the prefect canvas for the beautiful presentation of any dish.
For the Modern Man
Despite being characteristically easy going, the man on your list can also be the hardest person to shop for. With their often non-specific wish list leaving you with the task of deciphering the physical translation of “I don’t need anything,” tacky ties or movie trilogies end up being the go-to “guy gift.” Give him a different type of boxed set this year with the gift of relaxation.
For the Man’s Man who enjoys a stiff drink after a long day, pair a hand crafted quality scotch whiskey with specially designed premium glassware. A classically inspired glass like the Bernadotte Old-Fashioned Tumbler with its traditional paneled design has a modern vintage feel that will entice any whiskey lover.
Innovative cookware and kitchen accessories are the perfect gift for the guy who loves to grill. Beef up his toolkit with a professional-grade carving knife and meat fork from the Cooking Elements Tools collection. Spice up the set and showcase his skills with the Artesano Original Barbecue Plate; with premium quality materials and a sophisticated shape he can slice and serve with style.
For the Pure of Heart
Less is more when it comes to the purist on your list. Staying “true to form” with understated elegance and streamlined designs will brighten the spirits of that special someone who appreciates the luxury of simplicity. An effortlessly stunning piece with sensual lines and a sleek white palate epitomizes the timeless beauty that shapes the world of a purist. The curve appeal and modern design of the NewWave 5 Piece Antipasti Set make it the perfect combination of form and function. Complete the look with complementing glassware and cutlery for full-service splendor.
For the Enigma
Whether it’s that Office Secret Santa or the new in-laws, there’s always one name that inevitably ends up on the last minute gift list. Instead of the proverbial gift card or a one-year subscription to the jelly of the month club, spread style and cheer with a modern mug. Whether they’re a tea-totaller or a coffee connoisseur, premium materials and unique designs bring a little luxury to everyday life. Take a trip around the world with the innovative shape and iconic images of the NewWave Cities of the World collection or escape to paradise with the unique design and vivid color accents of the Amazonia collection. Stir things up with a matching spoon for a gift that is sure to get anyone up on the right side of the bed.
About Villeroy & Boch
Founded in 1748, Villeroy & Boch is one of the largest porcelain manufacturers in the world, and an international premium lifestyle brand. Villeroy & Boch is an innovative company guided by the time-honored tradition of high-quality tabletop, home and bath products. Represented in 125 countries, Villeroy & Boch is headquartered in Mettlach, Germany.