rehabitat gift guide

I'm curled up on the sofa covered in blankets, tea in hand, sweater over my nose, infirmed (lucky for you the internet is impenetrable to my germs) and trying to work but all I can think about is Christmas shopping and how behind I am. We do some sort of festive blog post every year because to say we love Christmas is an understatement- similar to how saying Bing Crosby's pants in White Christmas are high waisted. Because that is also an understatement. Last year we shared holiday decorations inspiration and my decorations (I had time for that?!?!) and the year before, wrapping inspiration and so on. 

This year, we bring you a gift guide! "WAIT..." you say, "HOW CREATIVE." you say. We know, gift guides are like EVERYWHERE and the last thing we all need is another recommendation to buy a $200 brass cocktail shaker with the option to monogram. (I will gladly accept that gift FYI, tell my husband.) But we have a slight twist. 2016 feels like a great year to start giving gifts with a purpose. Ethically sourced gifts that support the makers in impoverished countries or from companies that do an amazing job giving back to communities in need. Turns out, there are a lot of options out there and we had a really hard time narrowing them down. Also, turns out, we like baskets. 

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1 round cake plate | 2 lemongrass candle | 3 cognac saddlebag | 4 pink floor basket | 5 fringed napkin | 6 halston pitcher | 7 diamanta grey throw | 8 sia stud earrings | 9 tan bunny | 10 pom pom basket | 11 magnet pillow | 12 teak salad servers | 13 indigo towel | 14 round market basket | 15 recycled glass tumblers | 16 tiny toms | 17 serving board | 18 yumbutter | 19 ravi scarf

Well that just about wraps it up, fellas. (MAYBE I am watching White Christmas while writing this.) And in case you're looking for a non-profit to make a year end donation, check out here, here and here and send aid to Aleppo here.

We're so grateful to be in business and thankful to our readers and followers for even coming to our site every once and a while. We hope your season is filled with joy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the ladies of Rehabitat.  

-d+e

repinned: christmas decorations

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! But on to our favorite holiday...Christmas! It's the best time of the year. We cozy up, drink warm things, sit in candle and twinkle light and watch White Christmas on repeat while making/wrapping gifts. So in extreme anticipation of decorating and setting the mood, I've been pinning inspiration out the wazoo. Last year, Kyle and I just had a tree and that was it! Not this year, my friends. No, this year there will be wreaths, garland and lots o' candles. And since we don't have a fireplace mantle situation in this city apartment of ours, I'll have to get creative. So, for your viewing pleasure: a taste of our favorite ideas-inducing Christmas decorations below and our Christmas Pinterest board for even more. Enjoy!

wreaths 'n things

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Last year, Rehabitat posted about decorating for Christmas and specifically about an heirloom wreath made by my grandmother. This year, I tried at my own wreath and turns out, it was easy as pecan pie! AND it brings lots of joy to my living room. It's December 15 which means you have 10 days to try your own. (And you will still have more time to enjoy it than back in the day, when Christmas trees weren't set up until Christmas Eve! See A Christmas Story.)  

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Pictured here: a twig base, fresh greenery from the tree, and seeded eucalyptus spray painted gold. (Lasts longer that way!) 

 { Merry Christmas from Rehabitat }

advent.

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We love Christmas. 'Tis the season for celebrating the birth of Christ and DECORATING! I will also accept being with family, White Christmas sing-a-longs while gift-wrapping, and eating too many ginger snaps. My every waking moments leading up to Christmas day are spent being utterly creative and... maybe a little over the top. Definitely. This year, Rehabitat took inspiration from an amazingly creative source and family member,   Handmaden. This advent calendar reminds us of the peace, joy, and purpose of the season, and BONUS it's also pretty. Here's our versions.

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