These aren’t your standard Christmas gifts, but you didn’t come to Saffron Marigold for anything typical, did you? In this guide, you’ll find unique gift ideas for the travel lover or the art lover. Our handcrafted linens may give you a few ideas on what to give your sister for Christmas Gifts for in-laws?
From culture connoisseurs to earthy boho gals to the aspiring interior designer, you’re sure to find something to bring smiles to their faces this holiday season. Not only are these Christmas gifts practical and functional, but they’re also downright display-worthy. Above all, you can be sure that these Christmas gifts won’t be re-gifted to someone else!
Christmas Gifts Under $50
1. A gift for the arts, culture, and design lover in your life
In Patterns of India, writer Christine Chitnis brings readers on a tour of vibrant Rajasthan, the birthplace of Indian woodblock printing and the home of Saffron Marigold’s artisan studios.
2. A one-of-a-kind, handcrafted Christmas gift
Hand carved and made in India, this wooden tea light holder is a wonderful gift for anyone who appreciates beautiful design, heritage crafts, or woodworking. Our tea lights are made by the same artisans who create the wood block stamps for our prints and are ready to be gifted in a shibori box! Pair this with a set of votive candles or tea lights to complete your unique gift.
3. A Christmas gift idea for home decor enthusiasts
Anyone who loves to update their home decor will love finding a new throw pillow cover or two under the tree. These affordable indulgences perk up every room. Our Orange Blossom collection is a best-seller–you can’t go wrong with this one!
4. These aren’t your typical candles
Handpainted candles in bright, cheerful colors are sure to brighten up anyone’s day. These Polka Dot Dreams pillars (sold in a set of two) are sunny, happy little spots of sunshine.
5. For the art lover and fashion-forward trendsetter
Indulge your loved ones with the artistry of shibori silk scarves—a timeless fusion of craftsmanship and luxurious elegance. Choose from 8 different designs and colorways. Pictured here is the Indus scarf, and it is a great neutral color palette if you’re unsure about which scarf your gift recipient would like best. The large scarf comes with a gorgeous reusable pouch.
6. Wonderful (and useful) gift for a travel lover
For your friend, child, sibling, or coworker that enjoys traveling, this set of three toiletries bag is head and shoulders above your typical travel-themed gifts. No scratch-out maps or inauthentic souvenirs here! The inside is lined with waterproof fabric, which is great news for carrying liquids during travel.
7. Stationery enthusiasts will delight in these Christmas gifts
How about a set of blank note cards and envelopes plus a customizable notebook for the paper person in your life? Our note cards are made by a small printshop in Mumbai who’s been championing Indian paper culture since the 1950s! As for the notebook, it’s made of recycled paper and sustainably sourced bamboo—the eco warrior in your life will be happy.
One Tree Engravings
8. An always-the-right-size Christmas gift
You can snag a Saffron Marigold gift card for $25. Who wouldn’t want to find that under the tree or in their stocking? (And if you’re a last-minute shopper, no worries, we have you covered: you can choose e-delivery!).
Christmas Gifts Under $150
9. A gift box for the hostess
An ordinary meal instantly becomes special when the table’s set with cloth napkins. Your mother-in-law, sister, or friend who loves to entertain–they all know this. Indulge them and present them with our beautiful block printed dinner napkins, sold in sets of six. Pair with a kitchen apron if you want a more extravagant show of your love!
10. Another great gift for the entertainer
11. A gift for the person who has everything
Christmas shopping for mom? Looking for what you can give the woman who has everything? Give her a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted table runner. She can use a table runner anywhere from a console to a buffet–even lay it across the top of a piano. What a beautiful, versatile gift!
12. A glam gift for a fancy gal
These charger plates simply sparkle! She’ll love using these on special occasions or just to celebrate the special moments in the everyday. Create a gorgeous gift set for your mother (or mother-in-law) by presenting her with these stellar charger plates (four colors available) along with one of our block printed table runners.
13. A beautiful, practical gift they’ll use every day
Some of us like to use placemats more than tablecloths, especially at the kitchen table. They’re such an easy way to brighten up the table, aren’t they? A set of placemats makes a great gift for anyone–your sister-in-law, a friend, your mom. Treat them to a set of our block printed table linens and make their holiday great.
14. A gift for the new college grad or the new homeowner
A fabric shower curtain instantly transforms the bath the moment you hang it. Present your loved one with a gift from our collection of designer shower curtains. It’s a luxe gift for a recent college grad, a newly-engaged couple, or anyone who loves beautiful, handmade items.
15. Make it a set
Make your own gift set by pairing one of our fabric shower curtains with a fragrant home spa treatment made from premium ingredients. Bonus: this USA-made and French-milled shea butter soap set is inspired by botanicals from around the world and comes gift-ready in a beautiful raw silk pouch.
16. Beautiful bedding makes a beautiful gift
Our Indian bedspreads are block printed by master artisans. They’re the perfect bed cover for homes in warm-weather locales, but truly, anyone who experiences hot weather needs one!
17. Luxe sheets are a sweet treat
Make it a true bedding set by pairing our bedspreads with cool, breathable organic cotton sheets. We like the tight weave of our percale cotton, a type of weave that produces a higher thread count and higher quality bed linens. Available in soft, plain colors, our organic cotton sheet sets add another layer of interest to the bed.
Christmas gift ideas under $250
18. The coziest Christmas gift ever
When you give someone a quilt, you’ve giving them the gift of art and coziness. Our globally-inspired handmade quilted bedspreads make great gifts for newlyweds, but they’re also wonderful Christmas presents for your parents (or yourself!).
19. Make it a set
Block printed pillow cases in a coordinating print will look simply perfect with a new quilt or duvet cover. And if you like the idea of mixing and matching (as opposed to coordinating), then go for it! You can find a variety of block print pillow cases here.
20. A practical and beautiful Christmas gift for a teenage girl
Why not surprise the teenage girl in your family with new bedding for a gorgeous room of her own? After all, according to Virginia Woolf, it’s what every woman needs! Gifts for teenage girls that help them to create their own space to hang and daydream are winners in our book. This light blue sage green duvet cover would be perfect, especially if they have an indoor plant collection to match.
21. A Christmas gift to use all year round, every day
A soft quilt never goes out of style, and you can never have too many of them. They’ll love curling up under this blanket while binging their favorite show on Netflix, and they’ll think of you ever time they use it (which will be often!).
22. In the same vein, a one-of-a-kind quilt made by women artisans
With each purchase of our original quilted sari bedspreads, you’re supporting an impactful organization that helps women in India develop trade skills and achieve economic independence. Don’t let the name fool you, though, these quilted bedspreads can be used as a throw or layering piece for when it gets cold. There is only one per design, as each is made from genuine, vintage saris.
23. A Christmas gift that’s the right size for any budget
Artisans block print each one of our offerings by hand–they are certainly not mass produced. In fact, a 6-color king-sized bedspread requires hand stamping the fabric more than 1,400 times! Of course, we understand that you may like what you’re seeing but you’re not sure about what size to get. In that instance, you may wish to present your loved ones with one of our gift cards.
It can be hard to choose a favorite pattern from our collections of designer Indian block print textiles! On the other hand, you might want to select one of our stunning tablecloths as a gift for your sister, but you might not know the precise dimensions of her table (or how big it is when she uses all the leaves). So no more second-guessing! That is to say: giving the gift of Saffron Marigold just got easier.
We hope that you’ve found a Christmas gift idea or two that fits perfectly into your budget as well as your shopping list. However, you can find more unique gift ideas in our Christmas 2020 holiday gift guide. As always, please contact us with any questions you may have about our products, sizing, or custom orders. Most importantly, we wish you happy holidays and a happy new year!