And now, a little something for all of the aspiring chefs, interior decorators, gardeners and crafters in your life. Show them some holiday love with these fun finds from local boutiques. 

1. R. Nichols Golden Gate Bridge Coaster set from Gump's, $28

2. Heather Lins Stitch the Stars 2013 Calendar from Branch, $25

3. Polly Horner Dog Illustration Cushions from Eden & Eden, $65 each

4. Mule Porcelain Deer Skull from Magpie & Rye, $300

5. Olives and Pits Porcelain Container Set from Bae Home & Design, $52

6. Potting Shed Creations Organic Herbs Garden Maker from Branch, $28

7. Shupaca Willow Striped Alpaca Throw from Lydali, $80


Lily Ko (lily7x7 studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily is on the creative team at Pottery Barn, and works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.