Even if you're not into the cottagecore trend that completely took over in 2020, you probably have a friend (or multiple friends) who are. And we get the appeal. Cottagecore celebrates a return to nature and the simpler things — baking loaves of sourdough, foraging for natural home decor instead of buying it, and even just spending nights at home with a warm cup of tea. Accordingly, gifts for the idyllic, nature-lover in your life should have a sense of simple beauty. Here are some of our favorite cottagecore holiday gifts for the season, but they'll work as sweet tokens for your loved ones all year long.
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If your friend is a cottagecore lover, trust us — they'll adore these garden shears from Bloomist. The perfectly sized pair comes with a handy little leather pouch as well, so they can be tossed in a bag during nature excursions for clipping wildflowers, herbs, or even grass from the side of the road.
And they'll absolutely need a little basket for all the things they forage. This particular one from Swahili Imports is handwoven in Ghana, super durable, and Fair Trade certified. Plus, it can double as the perfect tote for trips to the market.
For the cottagecore baker, this pasty board will look super cute and be even more functional. It's great for rolling out pie crusts, pasta, bread, and more. Plus, the edge rulers and measurement guides will ensure they get the perfectly sized pastry every time.
Does someone special in your life need this sweet mug? They certainly do. It features polka dots and a tiny cottage scene that will be perfect for warm tea or the beverage of their choice.
If your cottagecore friend really wants to embrace the nostalgic country aesthetic, chances are they're already looking up the best jams to spread on their homemade biscuits. You can help them out with this tea and preserves gift set from Bellocq. It comes with a yummy fruit spread and an expertly matched loose tea for optimal afternoon snacking.
A wick trimmer will work for just about anyone on your list. But we especially love it for the cottagecore aficionado because it'll keep their prized candles (even the ones they make at home) in prime condition.
This cute linen apron from Studiopatró can work for quick garden jaunts or cooking sessions, and we guarantee your pal will love the handy front pockets.
If the cottagecore lover on the list is already familiar with the names of most common wildflowers, this tapestry will simply serve as super cute decor. But if they're just learning about all the local foliage, this Etsy find can help sharpen their skills and bring their walls to life. And you can't beat the price.
This title doesn't release until just after the new year, but Emily Kent's The Little Book of Cottagecore: Traditional Skills for a Simpler Life would be an excellent gift anytime. And preorder is available now. It provides an overview of absolutely everything related to the return of the rustic aesthetic. Plus, you can never go wrong with a cute coffee table book.