A house becomes a home more and more during the holidays. As stockings are hung around the mantle and mistletoes are placed throughout the home, the house begins to take shape into a home. The lights as they sparkle on the Christmas tree and the fine china with red and green trim that sets the table for family to enjoy; are what gives an home the holiday cheer. Even though the Holidays are the times in which many Black Southern Belles add more cheerful and seasonal decor to their home, there may still be a few pieces that are missing when the holiday decor gets put away.
Before the season arrives and after the Christmas season leaves, the most standard and natural home decor is placed throughout the home. The table goes back to its simple yet Southern & stylish setting and decor goes back to the Black Southern Belle everyday aesthetic. Since there are ways in which a Southern Belle and Southern Beau changes the decor in the home, home items would serve as a perfect holiday gift and enhance their down-south or lowcountry style.
During the holiday season there shouldn’t be a reason that you can’t think of what to buy someone near and dear to you, because there are common needs and wants of Black Southern Belles; like home decor & kitchen items. If you know a new Southern home buyer or a transplant home buyer with Southern roots and appreciation, below are a few items that would serve as perfect gifts for the holidays.
Sweetgrass baskets are our culture and tradition, so why not gift these items for Christmas? Expedition SubSahara has an array of woven baskets. Created by African artists, you can only expect the best quality and unique design. Lidded baskets are great home decor gifts because they add to the styling of the home while also incorporating storage throughout. Purchase this gift and hid another one inside for a little surprise.
Kitchen and dining tables could always use a revamp, however some of us don’t always allocate our funds to revamp as often. If you know that this is a trend for your gift recipient, purchase from Raylo Glassware. Raylo specializes in sleek glasses that are great for entertaining and hosting for the holidays or the upcoming celebration; New Year!
The Black Home
A collection of home decor curated by Neffi Walker for The Black Home can be found here. With its straightforward name, all home decor here can be included in a Black Southern Belle home. From images and stationary items to kitchen and dining decor; The Black Home is a place where black pieces of work are housed to be found and purchased for Christmas.
SustainAble Home Goods
The essence of the holiday season is brought to life through these unique decor gift options. This ethical collection is ideal for Christmas gift giving. Sustainable Home Goods offers felt flowers for those individuals who may not have a green thumb but enjoy color in their home and assorted binga baskets; which serve as a great dish to house keys and little objects. Another great gift that can be found is munazi planter baskets to protect and add style to your gift recipient house plants. Support LaToya Tucciarone, Founder of SustainAble Home Goods and Accessories by purchasing a gift for the holiday.
Home goods are great items to purchase as a Christmas gift and are items that are useful year round. Instead of investing in items that may only get a few uses, purchase items that are conievent for the person you are buying for.