Lynn’s Wishlist: Top 10 Gifts for the Creative Homeowner

From on December 14, 2009 in Home Decor

Here’s a list of stylish yet practical items for the homeowners in your life (or for me, if you feel so inclined). These multi-taskers can be used in traditional, everyday ways, but will be put to especially good use – and received with particular delight – by recipients with a creative spark.

Japanese Masking Tape

lynn gift japanese tape

Bundle up a few rolls of these in complementary hues along with art supplies, and you’ve got the perfect gift for an arts-and-crafts fiend.

Pink Tool Box

lynn gift pink toolbox

Or create a DIY repair kit for your favorite independent woman.

Magnetic Spice Rack

lynn gift spice rack

These spice jars stick to a stainless steel wall-mounted rack. They can store up to 3 ounces of goodies and are dishwasher-safe. Get creative and fill with assorted nails, picture hangers, etc. for a new homeowner.

Sparrow Hooks

lynn gift sparrow hooks

These delightful little creatures can hold just about anything, from raincoats to children’s artwork.

Eco-Friendly Bird Feeder

lynn gift bird feeder

I love this gift for the outdoors. A very economical way for your recipient to keep their feathered friends happy.

Collapsible Vases

lynn gift vases

These too-cool plastic vases fold flat when not in use.

Art Gift Certificate

lynn gift art

Help your friends help themselves! Give them a gift certificate to an affordable online art resource. They’ll thank you for allowing them to replace their generic stuff.


lynn gift clock

Give the gift of time with this Karlsson DIY wall clock.

Moth-Repellant Hangers

lynn gift hangers

How can something this cute be so practical? That’s the idea of this round-up. Give a trio of these cedar-scented hangers.

Etsy House Portrait

lynn gift home portrait

And, finally, for a truly custom gift, give a hand-crafted portrait of your recipient’s home. An artist at the Etsy store works with your photographs to create a customized little wall hoop. Your friends will appreciate it for years to come.