It doesn’t matter how hard you fight it, fact is, the holidays are here! They crept up so quietly, it was a bit of a shock realizing how close we are to Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you’re like me, you’re feeling exciting… and probably unprepared.
Lately, I worry that gift giving is becoming a chore, even for me. When life is so rushed, it can seem like grabbing a gift certificate or throwing some money in a card is the best choice. I promise, it’s not! Nothing against gift cards, but they don’t say, “I put a lot of thought into this.” Hand-picked and created gifts are still important, and still so appreciated.
I took some time recently to sort through my Pinterest. I want to help you spread the light and love of the holidays and thought it might be fun to put together a “lighting” gift guide. Lights make the perfect gift because literally everyone can use them! Plus, they’re completely customizeable and show just how much thought you’ve given the recipient. A college student will appreciate a table lamp while an off-the-grid’er will love solar pathlights. There is a light for everyone!
Here are my top picks when giving the gift of light this holiday season:
The Rasta / Plika Light
Call me crazy, but I flipped for this Rasta-inspired Plika light. I’m all about customs and history, and the Polish origins of this creation just speak to me. Taken from the artist’s description: “The name suggests an inspiration derived from old Polish customs and beliefs where Plica Polonica (Polish Plait) was one of curiosities from the ancient Poland. According to the folk tales, messy knot tangled up at the ceiling imprisons evil spirits.”
Someone Spilled the Paint
This lamp was made for an artist. If you have an artist, painter, DIY’er in the family, this lamp is the perfect compliment to their already eclectic decor. I fell in love with this lamp the way it appears on Pinterest, but I adore it even more when paired with one of my Mosaic bulbs!
These kill me. Seriously, cloud lights hanging in your bedroom?! Talk about awesome! I think it would be cool to put this cloud light together in a pretty basket with a few of those glow in the dark stars, and a “create your own solar system” set and give it to a niece or nephew, or a coworker as a family gift.
DIY Nursery Lampshade + Moodlight
Late night feedings, 2AM diaper changes, rocking the baby back to sleep… all reasons to gift a soon-to-be friend with a custom table lamp. These look super easy to make, and you can write whatever sweet message or phrase your heart desires. I would pair this with my …… light, a nice soothing accompaniment for the perfect nursery gift.
And finally, the perfect gift for the minimalist, off-grid’er…
A solar light
. It’s hard to figure out what to get that person who is so sustainable, they don’t really need anything else. However, living off-grid requires hard work and patience, and being able to maneuver around in the dark with minimal lighting. By gifting solar lights, you’re really giving the gift of convenience, and that can mean the world to a minimalist.
Send me your lighting gift ideas, especially if you’re pairing with a mood light! And follow my “Radiant Gift Ideas
” pinterest board for more ways to spread the light this holiday season!