Gift Guide

13 Stylish Gifts for the Homebody

As of today, there are only 47 shopping days left until Christmas.  That’s right – 47 DAYS!!  And then throw Thanksgiving into the mix, and it’s enough to make anyone’s head spin right off their shoulders.

For the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some gift guides to help free up your valuable time (and headspace!) by doing the shopping for you so you can enjoy the holiday season and JUST BE.

This week’s gift guide is targeted toward someone near and dear to my heart: The Homebody.


Let me preface this gift guide series with a confession:  I’ve never been into Christmas shopping for adults.   I’m not a Grinch – I just believe that holiday gift-giving efforts should be focused on children instead.

If you celebrate Christmas, try to remember what a truly magical time of year it was through your eyes as a young child. You’d secretly stay up all night writing your Wish List for Santa and his elves, while also praying you wouldn’t end up with a giant lump of coal in your stocking.

Every day, you’d excitedly open up the next window of your advent calendar knowing that Santa would be visiting YOUR house very soon.  In nervous anticipation of Santa’s arrival, you’d triple-check that your mom stocked up enough milk and cookies for The Big Day.  You may have even made some strategic last-minute edits to your Wish List.

But once you eventually found out that Santa was actually your parents – WOMP WOMP ? – that feeling of sincere awe and wonder dissipated and Christmas hasn’t felt quite the same since that heartbreaking discovery. And let’s face it, as adults, we don’t need or want most of the stuff we get as gifts (uh, fidget spinners anyone?) and end up returning them, giving them away, or burning them in a bonfire.

All that aside, I actually do enjoy giving adults gifts for other occasions and love finding things that are stylish, thoughtful, functional, and something that would bring that person joy every day.

While I included a few holiday season-related items, I focused on keeping the gift guides non-holiday themed so they can be helpful resources for you during different times of the year.

Let’s dive in!

1. Sweatshirt – Propertee $40 | 2. Ceramic Mug – Etsy $21 | 3. Washed Linen Robe – H&M $50
4. Bunny Slippers – Etsy $20 | 5. Fuzzy Slippers – H&M $15
6. Naps Throw – Uncommon Goods – $108 | 7. Faux Fur Throw – H&M $80

8. Christmas Candle Sample Pack – Antique Candle Co $24 | 9. Cable Knit Pillow – Amazon $17
10. Homebody by Joanna Gaines – Target $22 | 11. Milk Bottle Match Striker – Farmhouse Pottery $38
12. Chunky Merino Wool Blanket – Etsy $36+ (depends on size) | 13. Magnolia Christmas Candle Bundle – $38

I am a homebody through and through and I can honestly say, I’d be beyond thrilled to get any of these items as gifts (especially the throw blankets).

Right now, I’m imagining being snuggled up on my sofa in that cozy sweatshirt, buried under that chunky throw,  Christmas candle crackling nearby while greedily devouring Queen Joanna’s book (which I have and is an awesome read).   PURE. INTROVERTED. BLISS.

I have purchased candles from Antique Candle Co. before and the scents are ridiculously delicious. I also love that they offer sample packs to see what you like before you go all-in for a bigger candle.  Brilliant!

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Thank you so much for following my blog and for letting me help make your life + home a little more beautiful, simple, and serene! XOXO ❤︎

Image Source:  Etsy  – ChunkyWoolStudio


  • Peaches
    November 11, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    Happy Monday morning! The word homebody is me to a T & I l?ve your homebody finds, they are perfect ideas for gifts & myself to feed my shopping addiction…Haha jk I need to slow down on my spending and save more! I have to have that sweatshirt though… A treat once a mth is okay in my book(one of my nicknames is Justify) & I’m all about comfy at home…& I’ll wear it in front of my mom ha bec she makes fun of me for always wanting to be home! She doesn’t get “homebody” But I’m really not as bad as she thinks! Speaking of getting out we are coming to Naples around Christmas!!…16th-22nd…if you’ll be around one of those days I would love to together …meet up somewhere or whatever your fancy!?
    As for santa coming & bringing coal…my cousin Matt had a bad report card one yr so he went into the woods behind his house and ripped it up, little did he know his dad was back there doing yard work and found it haha so they didn’t say anything to him but on Christmas put the coal and the ripped up report card in his stocking…?That’s my Aunt for ya haha…a lil mean for Christmas! But pretty hilarious too…
    Anyway, for a gift idea I like to give people a pretty vase old or new…I love anything hobnail though & will usually make a floral arrangement in it for them.
    Your blog is coming along sooo very nicely and I truly enjoy what you come up with each time! Your writing skills are amazing too!! ???

    • Michelle
      November 14, 2019 at 12:16 AM

      Hi lovey! Oh my goodness – I had such a great time reading your comment. You always make me laugh – “Justify” – what a hilarious nickname! And I totally agree about treating yourself to a little somthin’ somethin’ once a month. It’s the little things that make life even more enjoyable! Especially if they’re things to fuel our homebody ways. 😉

      That’s so funny about the report card – your family sounds right up my alley. I seriously think we are related. Haha!

      And yes, I’ll be around when you’re down in Naples! Message me when you get down here and we can go hang out a bit. I can show you around town if you like. 🙂

      And thank you so much for your sweet comments about my blog and my writing skills! I have a crazy amount of ideas and goals for Sanctuary and I realize it’s all about the baby steps. I’ve been diving into learning everything I can about the marketing and business side of running a blog. It’s seriously a shit-ton of work but I’m loving every single minute of it, especially if it’s providing joy and entertainment to someone. That’s the part I love!


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