Great Christmas Gifts from European Market

The kind of high-quality vintage Christmas ornaments you always look for but rarely find are a click away at European Market.

A week or so ago, I gave you some great gift ideas for France-lovers on your gift-giving list. Now, I’m thrilled to share the “mother lode” of beautifully curated European gifts …

These gifts hail from a small mom-and-pop company called European Market. The owners are Chris and Sue Ellibee, a couple I met over 20 years ago while working on projects for Meredith Corporation (the publishers of Better Homes and Gardens and other lifestyle magazines). A few years ago, this duo started traveling to markets all over Europe, bringing home beautiful antiques and contemporary wares from artisans and small manufacturers from all over the Old World.

I love armchair traveling through their website. I also enjoy getting their occasional newsletter, which highlights new finds and also offers insights on the artisans who make these beautiful products.

If you’re looking for great gifts not just from France, but also Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Holland, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, take a look at their beautiful holiday decorations, candles and soaps, fine housewares, beautiful scraves, bags, and more! What’s really nice is that you can shop by country, so if you have a fan of Finland on your list, you can narrow the options. How cool is that?

Here are some more personal favorites on their site:

Bet you know someone who would love these moisturizing soaps from Tuscany. They’re free of artificial colors, fragrances, and never animal tested.

I’ve told readers again and again that the French never serve aperitifs without a little nibble alongside. But they never overdo it — “little” is the operative word! So, is it any surprise that I adore these little French snack cups? They’re kinda perfect.

Is someone you know having a baby? I can almost guarantee that if you bring this darling children’s dinner set to the shower, no one will have brought the same thing!

If you know an Anglophile, you know they’d enjoy this London Tube Stop Kitchen Towel. This fun little gift offers a wee wink to the London insider.

I love the way my friends Chris and Sue have made it so easy to find gifts that are truly one-of-a-kind. Head to their website to find out more.

P.S.: To be clear, I’m not earning a commission on anything you buy through European Market. I just love these things, and I adore the Ellibees, and simply wish to share the gift ideas with you.

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