19 Holiday Gift Ideas That Would Get the Joanna Gaines Stamp of Approval

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Our love of designer-mom-style-maven Joanna Gaines is well-documented. And there's something about this time of year in particular that has us trying to emulate her in every way — her lowkey entertaining style, impressive baking abilities, and can-do attitude toward decorating all strike a chord especially hard in this busy holiday season.

Hoping to gift like a Gaines this year, too? We've rounded up a few top picks that are imbued with the farmhouse-chic, unfussy style the celeb is known for. Even if you're not performing home rehabs on the fly while whipping up a batch of muffins from scratch, you can still give off a Joanna Gaines-like vibe.

1. Barebones Living Enamel Bowl Set, $18

Camp-style enamel is an instant crowd-pleaser: Not only is it on-trend, but it's ultra-durable around an actual crowd — even this semi-fancy copper-edged variety, which we think would appeal to Joanna's low-fuss style.

2. Terrain Indigo Floral Linen Tablecloth, $378

Natural indigo hand-applied in a floral motif elevates easygoing linen to heirloom status. Entertaining-savvy disciples of the Gaines family will love the farm-chic style of this piece.

3. Schoolhouse Wood & Rope Tree Swing, $129


Kids — and the young at heart (we're looking at you, Chip) — will love this minimalist tree swing, whether it's attached to a favorite bough or hung inside a playroom for year-round adventures.

4. Louise Gray Harriet Throw Quilt, $295

The best Joanna Gaines moments repurpose a classic standby of Americana style in a fresh and modern way — which is why we think she'd love these bold geometric quilts from Minneapolis designer Louise Gray, whether for snuggling up under or hanging from the wall to create a snazzy design focal point.

5. Handmade Studio TN Kinfolk 3-Piece Set, $120

Organic shapes? Check. Raw clay bottoms? Check. The rough-hewn look of this place setting by Handmade Studio TN has Magnolia vibes all over it.

6. Terrain Copper Dutch Oven, $498

Just try to resist this hammered copper dutch oven, topped off with a pinecone handle. We dare you.


7. Rikumo Brass Galaxy Trivet, $102

A functional brass trivet for cooling down holiday roasts (that also looks amazing just sitting on the countertop or your giftee's open shelving) will encourage the kind of family get-togethers the Gaines gang loves.

8. McGee & Co. Distressed Taper Holder, set of 3, $24

Gift these with a set of nice hand-dipped beeswax tapers and you're good to go.

9. Bloomsybox 6-Month Gift Subscription, $288

We know Joanna's a serious plant-head, and what could be more luxurious than receiving a beautiful box of blooms direct from the farm every month? This is seriously a gift that keeps on giving.

10. World Market Eucalyptus Ladder, $60

We love a good blanket ladder, and we think Joanna would back us up on this. Double points if you gift it with a few cozy throws already pre-stocked.


11. McGee & Co. Red Plaid Charcuterie Board, $86

Farmhouse-y in the best way, and ready for effortless entertaining.

12. L.L. Bean All-Weather Adirondack Chair, $339

A pair of these makes a surprisingly romantic gift, whether you plan to prop them on the front porch or in the backyard by the fire pit. Plus, they come in a Joanna-approved shade of navy in addition to this classic grey hue.

13. Julie Peach Hand-Blocked Linen Table Runner, $58

Classic stripes are seasonless, and this hand-blocked table runner is a laid-back alternative to tablecloths for your friend who's always emulating Joanna's understated entertaining style.

14. Rikumo Cafe Tray, $32

We're pretty sure lunchtime at the Gaines house feels a bit like a school cafeteria, what with all the kids and commotion. These modernized school-style meal trays are a cool upgrade for when the lunch bell rings at home.


15. Port Living Co. Concrete Salt Cellar, $32

A salt cellar is one of those little kitchen items that separates real cooks from those of us who are just pretending (hand raised). But even if you're not whipping up baked goods for your fam on the regular like Joanna, you can get the look with this durable-yet-dainty salt cellar.

16. Ko Soda Lattice Bag, $285

Market day is way cooler when this lattice-motif leather bag is holding your fruits and veggies. The unique open-weave construction makes it a great find for the beach, too — or for everyday, if you happen to travel with kids who love to grind pretzel sticks into a fine powder at the bottom of your tote. (Just us?)

17. Apotheke Tomato Candle, $38

A tomato-scented candle? Trust us. The farm-fresh goodness of this unique scent is less evocative of Campbell's soup than it is a bright, verdant summer day ... something your giftee will savor even more during the dead of winter.

18. Ruggable Buffalo Plaid Black & White Rug


Chip and Jo would surely give this farmhouse rug their stamp of approval — especially after finding out that it's fully machine-washable. That means whether kids, party guests, or renovations create a mess, it can always be cleaned up in a cinch.

19. Joanna Gaines for Anthropologie Embroidered Sadie Pillow, $48

These would sure pass the Fixer Upper approval test, considering she designed them with Anthropologie, after all.


Emily Bihl is a freelance writer and sometimes-songwriter who can invariably be found rearranging furniture in a domicile somewhere along the Mississippi River. She lives with her black labrador Selkie and a small army of homemade ceramics, and has not willingly closed a browser tab since 2011.

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