Holiday Collection

All the best ideas for decorating, entertaining, and gift-giving with a coastal spirit.

7 Ideas for Pretty Packages

Make sure your gifts are all decked out—with coastal touches, of course!

Gift Toppers
Photo: Alison Gootee

Ocean Accents

We're all for anything that helps us coast through the holidays, and this quick gift topper transforms plain presents into beautiful gifts in a flash. For a simple garnish, tie a medium-size starfish decoration (a shell or lightweight glass fishing buoy works, too) around the base of a bow with pretty ribbon.

Buy it: Natural Raffia, $8 (4 oz.); Knobby Cerithium Slices, $3 for four, and Sand Dollar & Starfish set (sand dollar not pictured), $3 for two;

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