Thursday, December 2, 2021

The Cozy Christmas Gift List

Good morning, friends! Today I've curated a COZY CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST for your consideration. With the exception of just one or two items that I substituted,  I have either personally used or purchased from the artists and vendors linked.  Here you'll find some my favorite seasonal clothing, tea and coffee blends, books and movies, all designed to add a cozy element to your Christmas season. So whether you're still looking for that special something for a friend or family member, or you just want to pick up a little something for yourself, perhaps you'll find something here to fill Santa's sleigh. 

Please note that only the Amazon links are affiliate links, which means if you click on any of those links and make a purchase, I will receive a small percentage of the sale. The links to the Etsy sellers, Farmhouse Teas and Bella Grace, are just wonderful products that I had to share!

I hope you'll enjoy perusing the contents, and if you do happen to purchase something from this list, I'd love to know how you liked it! It warms my heart to share the things I love with others and find that they love them, too!


I recently bought this shirt (pictured), and I absolutely love it! The quality is excellent, and it's so soft and comfortable. Even the packaging was lovely! Betsey Grace Designs is one of my new favorite Etsy shoppes, and I will definitely purchase from her again. I've actually got my eye on this for next year!


I love my winter wardrobe, and one of the things I love best are shawls and scarves! Keeping something wrapped around my neck and shoulders keeps me so warm and cozy, and looks so lovely and feminine! This shawl is possibly my favorite, and I also love this one. This floral shawl (pictured) is also a favorite, it really dresses things up for going out, but I'm just as likely to wrap myself up in it for extra comfort while drinking my morning coffee. I'd love to add a few more to my collection, and I've got my eye on the green floral pattern (click on other images in last link).


Over the past year I've become a HUGE fan of loose incense, and there are several Etsy sellers who make lovely assortments. My favorite by far is Allison at Seed and Sparrow, but she just had a big Small Business Saturday Sale and is sold out.  I'll try to remember to feature some of her wonderful offerings the next time she posts items in her shop. If you have an Etsy account, be sure to mark her as a favorite.

Until then, here are some other items I found that sound lovely!

Walk in the Woods Potpourri Star from Barn Owl Botanicals
Walk in the Woods Potpourri Heart from Barn Owl Botanicals
Winter Wonderland from Crows Nest Primitives
Christmas Morning from Sage and Arrow

Loose incense is burned in a charcoal disc, usually provided with your order, but you could use a terra cotta saucer, as well. I've actually got my eye on this little gem


Farmhouse Teas was recommended to me by a friend a few weeks back and I immediately ordered their Country Christmas blend. They have some other blends that sound perfectly wonderful, as well, and I hope to try some of them in the new year, including Winter Wonder Berry and Gingerbread Spice.

Also, my go-to tea this time of year is Yogi Peppermint Vanilla. I also LOVE their Egyptian Licorice blend!

If you're more of a coffee drinker, Target actually has two blends that are only available this time of year and when I tell you that I stock up, well, that's not an understatment!

These fly off the shelf, at least around here, so I check every time I go in. The Gingerbread blend is especially good, and Peppermint Stick, is better than Starbucks, at least in my opinion. A bag of one or both makes a nice gift for a coffee lover, especially when paired with a cute Christmas mug. I love this one, and had one similar to this one for several years.


Calm Christmas by Beth Kempton, I'll be sharing more about this book in the days to come. She is also hosting what she refers to as an "Alternative Advent Calendar" at her Instagram account. Just a simple little suggestion each day for slowing the season. She has two days posted, but the link should take you to Day 1 and you can navigate it from there.

The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater I treated myself to this a couple of years back and I'm so glad I did! It's by far one of my favorite reads in this season!

A Literary Christmas: An Anthology I added this book to my collection last year and I've just now begun to dive into it. I'm loving it, and I think you will, too!

I own almost every issue of this lovely magazine and I devour every one! The Cozy Issue is one of my favorites, and I was actually mentioned in it, just a quote, but it was nice to see my name in print. I've actually submitted a few articles for their consideration, but since they are for upcoming issues I haven't heard back from them yet, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. The Cozy Issue, linked, is one of my seasonal favorites!

If you aren't familiar with the popular series, Avonlea, I can not recommend it enough! I watched every episode as it was released years ago, and over the past year I've collected all of the DVD's and I'm making it my goal to watch them over again in the new year. This DVD specifically focuses on Christmas and you can easily watch it without having watched the others.

I came across this gem just a few years ago and oh my! Such a sweet story! I don't want to give too much away, but you owe it to yourself to add this one to your collection, or at the very least see if your local library carries it.

If you grew up watching The Walton's, as I did, this is the movie that started it all. Some of the characters are portrayed by different actors, but all of the children got their start in this movie and continued on to the series. It's one of my favorite Christmas movies.  Also, the CW network has produced a re-make of The Homecoming which aired this past Sunday night.  Being a devoted Waltons fan, I watched it, and while I didn't find it matched the original, when you consider other offerings that grace our screens on a daily or weekly basis, it was heartwarming. I will warn you that there is some cussing in this adaptation, which has a lot of people in an uproar. I didn't care it for it, but I will tell you that if you read the book it was based on, The Homcoming: A Christmas Story by Earl Hamner, you'll find it there, too. You can watch it on the CW website, for free!

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