November 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2016 PART 2: Gifts for hearth and home
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(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Celebrate the first year of newlywed bliss with a set of “Mr. and Mr.” or “Mrs. and “Mrs.” ceramic mugs ($30) sold at Urban Dwell (1837 Columbia Rd., N.W.). Make the rest of the kitchenware sentimental with a set of “Mr. and Mr.” or “Mrs. and Mrs.” wine glasses ($24) or a vintage silverware fork set emblazoned with the titles ($34).

For the sushi lovers in your life (or for yourself) pick up a patterned sushi set ($38-40) at Urban Dwell. The painted sets include a sushi serving plate with matching sauce container or chopsticks.

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Make any room of the home smell enticing with a candle ($16) from GoodWood (1428 U St., N.W.). These handmade candles include scents such as basil and vetiver, cumin and saffron or amber and olibanum.

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Give the gift to satisfy tastebuds and decorate the kitchen with a basket from Cork Market & Tasting Room (1805 14th St., N.W.) The giver can assemble an assortment of perishable and non-perishable items for a personal touch. Baskets start at $50.

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Room & Board (1840 14th St., N.W.) offers an assortment of items to turn any house into a home this holiday. The Ekibo Basket ($49), handwoven in Uganda through the Blessing Basket Project, comes in three graphic pattern designs. Each basket includes a tag with the photo and biography of the artist.

Protect the tabletops in the home with Quarry stone coasters ($25). These coasters come in a set of four and are made from tabletops of marble, slate and assorted polish granite.

Add extra flair with Halifax wood candle holders made from rich walnut. These candle holders can hold tapers on one end and tea lights on the other. Candle holders range in size from small to large in height and prices range from $40-50.

(Photo courtesy Room & Board)

(Photo courtesy Room & Board)

For an eclectic assortment of home gifts take a peek inside Miss Pixie’s (1626 14th St., N.W.) this holiday season. Items such as a large serving utensils set with a giant ladle and fork ($30) or a daisy serving plate ($12) can be turned into special gifts. The furniture store also sells gift certificates for people to have their own fun browsing.

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

(Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

Beekman 1802 Home Collection at Target, available exclusively online, offers many items that give a rustic, farmhouse vibe. Get more basic furniture items such as a set of two Harvester X-Back dining chairs ($179.99) or a Harvester bookshelf ($76.98). More stand out pieces include a large Freemont lantern ($55.99) or a Burr distressed nightstand in antique white ($101.99). Stay cozy with items like the Emma reversible duvet set ($53.99-83.99) which offers comfort and style. Grab a stand-out accent piece, like the Beekman 1802 Farmhouse figure pig ($23.99), to give the gift of personality to a room.

(Photo courtesy Target)

(Photo courtesy Target)

Tabletop has two locations (1608 20th St., N.W.) and (6927 Laurel Ave.,Takoma Park, Md.) filled with smaller home items to gift. Get a head start on next year’s holiday season with Santa Claus salt and pepper shakers ($16) or give the gift of a fun bear mug ($16). Get the kitchen in matching order with fish cooking ware ($65) and matching ceramic mixing bowls in a set of three ($30). Make the mornings extra special with the “Night & Day” matching espresso cups ($32) and inspire wanderlust with the globe light ($120).

(Washington Blade photo by Mariah Cooper)

(Washington Blade photo by Mariah Cooper)

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