ROSE & IVY Journal Celebrating the Season Holiday Ideas and Gift Guide


Welcome to the ROSE & IVY holiday website. We are thrilled to celebrate the season with you. The holiday's are a special time of year - they are nostalgic, magical and full of wonderful traditions.  This year, we bring you a hub for gift ideas, flavorful recipes and other tips from people we admire.  We hope you enjoy and be sure to check back everyday for new and inspiring content. 


Double Chocolate Biscotti With Hazelnuts

A Holiday Chocolate Treat

Double Chocolate Biscotti With Hazelnuts

A decadent holiday treat perfect when served with a strong espresso.


Give Them An Olive Tree

Adopt a Tree in Their Name with Especially Puglia

Give Them An Olive Tree

Adopt an olive tree in their name with Especially Puglia and reap the benefits once the harvest arrives. 


For the Sophisticated Beauty Lover

Give the Ultimate Gift of Pampering


Indulgent gift ideas for the makeup and skin care lover in your life. 


Tips on Staying Centered During the Holidays

A Conversation with Unplug Meditation's Suze Yalof Schwartz

The Power of Meditation

A conversation with Unplug Meditation's Suze Yalof Schwartz on the power of meditation and its ability to create positive change in your life.


WINTER LIGHT | A Holiday Table Setting

There is something so magical about winter light - the way that it casts a soft glow  on whatever it touches.  Inspired by the simplicity of a Scandinavian holiday, we created a tablesetting that will keep you feeling cozy all winter long.  


For the Farmers Market Aficionado

Inspired Gifts for the Fresh Market Enthusiast

For the Farmers Market Aficinado

Thoughtful gift ideas that will have them thinking of you on their daily market runs. 


For the Caffeine Lover

Tea and Coffee Ideas to Please


We all know them (heck, we are them!), the avid caffeinator.  For the caffeine lover on your list, run-of-the-mill coffee beans or tea bags just won't do, so we rounded up a more inspired assortment of gift ideas, from books on how to perfect different methods of coffee-making  (aeropress anyone?) and one-of-a-kind coffee mugs to a guide dedicated to all things matcha.  Get ready to fuel up!


Creating Cozy

Our Favorite Candles that Smell Like the Holidays

Creating CozY

One of the best ways to create a cozy enviroment is to strike a match and light a candle, especially this time of year.  From a scent laced with aromatic notes of fir and cypress to a cocooning aroma of ash and smoke, here are our favorites of the season.  

A Taste of Puglia

A Taste of Puglia

Savor the flavors of the region with Especially Puglia's Farmshare program. 


Give the Gift of Moisture

Give the Gift of Moisture

Our favorite mask that quenches thirsty skin.


Rose Sugar Cookies

Rose Sugar Cookies

A giftable treat for your next holiday get together. 



ROSE & IVY Journal Issue No.08

Discover ROSE & IVY Journal Issue No.08

Add a dose of beauty to your day. 


Sparkle & Shine

Sparkle & Shine

Our favorite festive holiday picks from now until New Year's Eve.


Festive Plates to Make Holiday Magic

Festive Plates to Make Holiday Magic

Our favorite plates to use throughout the year, including the holidays.


Dark Chocolate Flourless Peppermint Cake

Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Flourless Cake

A rich dark chocolate peppermint cake that is finished with a snow shower of powdered sugar. This cake will be a memorable dessert at your holiday gathering. 


Roasted Chestnuts with Rosemary & Thyme


A pre-dinner or post-dinner snack that tastes like the season. 



This year stock up on one of a kind ornaments that you will keep for the years to come. 


Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread


A delectable homemade gift that will delight their tastebuds. 


Giving Back With The Dressember Foundation

Giving Back This Time of Year

It’s the perfect time of year for giving.  A conversation with The Dressember Foundation's Blythe Hill.


For the Wellness Guru

For the Wellness Guru

Gift ideas to enhance their well-being, from essential oils to restorative bath salts. 



Gingerbread Cookies with a Cinnamon Glaze

Gingerbread Cookies with a Cinnamon Glaze

A taste of the holidays in one sugary bite. 


Spiced Sables

Challah French Toast with Maple Apple Compote

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with Hazelnut Spread


Pretty Holiday Wrap

All the Wrap On Our Radar.

Get Ready to Wrap

Our favorite wrapping paper can exist in your collection year-round, which will make the outside just as special as what is on the inside. 


Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $30

Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffer ideas for anyone on your list, plus they are all under $30.  


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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake with Ganache Frosting

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake 

A decadent chocolate cake with chocolate peppermint ganache frosting.  Need we say more?   

For the Global Foodie

Let Them Taste the World

for the global foodie

For the global foodie on your list, the one who travels far and wide to enjoy the most delicious food the world has to offer.  We rounded up our favorite gifts for foodies, including everything they’ll need to whip up a delicious paella and spices sourced all the way from the Greek islands. Get ready to taste the world.  


For the Effortless Entertainer

Stylish Gifts to Make Entertaining a Breeze

For the Effortless Entertainer

You know them, they can throw a party like no one else.  Their entertaining style is impeccable, from the perfect cheese platter right down to the tableware [or “serving pieces”].   Discover our guide for the effortless entertainer on your list. 


tempting holiday treats

Salted Coconut Truffles

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Peanut Butter Cups

Iced Vanilla Sugar Cookies




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