10 Gift Ideas for the Early Bird

Gift ideas for the holiday early birds

For some, it may be way too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, but for the early bird, things are already into full swing! We rounded up a few of our favorite gift ideas, just in case you’re ready to start filling up Santa’s sleigh!

  1. French Macaroon Ornaments — This box set of ornaments is on everyone’s wish list this year here at Ballard Designs! They look just like the colorful macaroons you see in shop windows in Paris, and we especially love that the icing in the middle is made out of sequins. Quelle bonne idée!
  2. Metal Jewelry Boxes — A sweet little jewelry box is perfect for your dresser, bathroom vanity, or even on your coffee table (are we the only ones who take off earrings and bracelets while watching TV?). They’re small, have a glamorous polish to them, and we especially love the bow on the round one.
  3. Ballard Designs St. Jude’s Bear Ornaments — This year, Ballard Designs Cares designed a gorgeous mercury glass bear ornament, and all the proceeds from this ornament benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
  4. Bunny Williams Set of 4 Watering Can Place Card Holders — If you’re searching for the perfect gift for a lady who loves to entertain, may we suggest these adorable place card holders? Bunny Williams, our favorite entertaining guru, insists on using place cards, as seating is such an important part of a successful dinner party!
  5. Bunny Williams Bubbly Glasses — Celebration is the center of the holiday season, so we love the idea of having a set of champagne glasses for toasting to health, happiness, and another year! We love the gold bubble accent that feels festive and glamorous.
  6. Mercury Jar Candles — Candles are great for stashing in your gift drawer in case you need a hostess gift. We love how these mercury glass candles give off a warm glow in two ways, by candle light and their mirrored finish.
  7. Dodie Dalmatian Print Cosmetic Bag — With a flap for brushes and a zip-pouch for toiletries or makeup products, we love how chic this cosmetic case is.
  8. Burlap Dog Bone Stocking — Gift this to yourself for your own fur baby (we won’t judge) or give it to your pet-loving best friend or family member. We can’t help but coo over these adorable bone shaped stockings for our littlest family member!
  9. Bunny Williams Melange 2-Piece Serving Set — This elegant serving set is stylish and durable enough to go both indoors and outdoors, and we love the tortoise finish of the handles. Made in Italy, this serving set is perfect for someone who loves to cook!
  10. Wreath Guest Towels — These guest towels are a fun way to spruce up your powder room during holiday gatherings, as a ‘thank you’ to your host and hostess.

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