Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Nesting

Present made to be enjoyed at home

Home should be a sanctuary, an escape from the outside world. And while most of our feelings of safety and bliss might be attributed to the people who inhabit a space with us, creature comforts can certainly contribute to the overall sense of happiness. Everybody’s version of tranquility is different, and what we fill our home with comes down to taste and budget. For some, …

Orange Cat Pillow

Designed by London-based artist Marcello Velho and made by Brooklyn-based Aelfie, this hand-embroidered cat pillow adds an off-kilter, playful and bold element to any space. Measuring 18 by 18 inches, it’s a gorgeously textured accessory that pairs with Velho’s 80% wool and 20% cotton hand-tufted rug, but works just as well on its own.

Grid Pillow Cover

Handwoven in Sacatepéquez, Guatemala from 100% cotton, this DittoHouse grid pillow cover combines contemporary design and traditional craft, with a brocade pattern and bold colors. 50% of the profits from its sale go to the Trama Textiles Almaya Fund, which works directly with Mayan artisans. The initiative aims to secure fair wages for women artisans working at 17 weaving cooperatives across several regions in Guatemala’s Western …