Move over mass production—mindful, sustainably-made gifts are the new holiday trend.
Black Friday is just around the corner. Recognized as the unofficial launch of the holidays, Black Friday kicks off the shopping season. Apart from a few talented gift-givers, many of us face the same challenge year after year. How do we convey our special thoughts and feelings towards loved ones in a mass-produced sea of sameness?
In-home design and fashion, there has been a growing desire to find unique items that reflect values and personality. People want possessions that set them apart. The best place to find these treasures is often small batch manufacturers and artisans—people who understand the history and stories behind different goods and create items that reflect the craftsmanship and love of the past. As a team creating low-impact, luxuriously made linen sheets and home textiles, we've created a guide of seasonal gifts sure to earn a converted spot under the tree—and in recipients' hearts.
The Stocking Stuffer—from $8
Colourful and casual, the scrunchie has re-emerged from the eighties. We modernized the aesthetic with a minimally crafted version of 100% flax linen that effectively holds hair in place without denting or pulling. Available in all kinds of nature-inspired hues, it jives effortlessly with bright or neutral feminine colours, outsized tees, and sustainably made loungewear and pyjamas. Best of all, it's an easy fit in any Christmas stocking.
Host Gifts—less than $20
People who lovingly pull gatherings together for friends and family need the right tools. Crafted from pure, natural European flax, our Repurposed Linen Kitchen Towels and Cocktail Napkins capture the essence of linen's perfect imperfection—and make cooking, cleaning, drying, and polishing a snap. Mix and match kitchen towels with napkins for a thoughtful, practical gift that looks great in the kitchen, during the holidays or any time.
Goodnight, Bestie—less than $275
Pyjamas aren't just for bed anymore. There's a growing demand for chic sleep and loungewear, sometimes even worn in public by the more youthful and free-spirited. We designed our Oeko-Tex Certified Gauze Cotton Nightshirt ($210) and Pyjamas Set ($275) using finely spun, open-weave cotton gauze to create elegant loungewear. Whisper-thin and breathable, yet substantial enough for warmth, these lovely Portugal-crafted garments fall in luxurious lines and contours, cocooning wearers in comfort, like the hug of a BFF who may not always be around, but is never far away.
The Family Gift—less than $445
Some gifts are always helpful. For the family member with everything, our all-season Luxury Linen Bedspread is a versatile piece crafted from 100% flax, a material that's lightweight yet warm, sweat-wicking and antibacterial. Made from long-staple yarns and manufactured in Italy, this is European heritage at its best. Available in three nature-inspired neutrals, it's great for layering and convenient extra bedding when family drops in.
The Indulgent Self Gift—less than $185
Soft, sophisticated, and easy to love, Waffle Toss Cushions & Throw Blankets make an excellent accent for the bed, window seating, or sofa. The zen-like repetition of the hand-crafted texture is an implicit reminder to slow down and reconnect through touch and the other senses. Every tiny product variation is a gift from the artisan, imbuing living spaces with the soul and authenticity mass production cannot hope to replicate.
The Gift of Comfort—less than $460 (now $414)
For anyone needing extra love, we suggest the Gift of Comfort—our linen starter set includes two pillowcases and a fitted sheet. Experience the rich, romantic heritage of linen, interpreted as a medium-weight fabric that is distinctive and crafted to the highest quality standards. Designed in Vancouver and made in Europe, the beauty of these luxury linen sheet sets is rooted in their minimalistic, bohemian style, tempered with design choices for ease of fit and function—envelop pillowcases that conceal scratchy zippers and extra depth in the sheet to accommodate the fluffiest mattresses. Available in 15 shades like Peach, Mineral Green, and Charcoal Grey, they add a sense of ease and serenity to the bedroom with every thread and tuck.
Sömn for the Holidays
As values shift, we're seeing a resurgence of businesses that pride themselves on creating products steeped in the craft. For the holidays, it’s always lovely to find exceptional keepsakes and gifts; the key is small, local companies paving the way through detail-driven designs that are sustainable and mindfully created. As part of our commitment to make eco-friendly more effortless and enjoyable, all the items in our store result from ethically sourced, small-batch production. We hope you enjoyed our 2022 holiday suggestions and invite you to browse our Gift Sets for more inspired giving ideas you can take ho-ho-home.