Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too
Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!!
Sorry we’re not sorry...we just couldn’t resist! We know, it isn’t even Halloween yet, and we’re already singing Holiday songs. What has the world come to!? But stay with us.
There’s a reason for our caroling. The holidays have a way of sneaking up on everyone. As soon as Halloween is over, it's time to really start thinking about and planning for the holidays. Shopping for your loved ones last-minute is nothing short of a nightmare. Stores are packed, there’s snow on the roads, and people aren’t always in their best holiday spirits. So this year, skip the lines and get your holiday shopping done early with Via Seven. We’ve put together our Holiday Essentials guide below to give you some inspiration, too.
Home for the Holidays
“O There’s no place like home for the holidays!” We can still hear Perry Como crooning that softly in the background while we open beautifully wrapped gifts by the fire. And while our memories of yesteryear leave us with a hint of nostalgia, Old Perry was definitely onto something about being home for the holidays.
This year, consider giving gifts that brighten up the home of your friends and family and brings unique character. We can’t get enough of our Country Cottage Throw. This large (51” x 71”), deliciously soft throw is old school chic at its finest.
The best thing about the 100% Turkish cotton Country Cottage Throw is that it is the perfect gift for everyone on your list. The classic style suits both Grandma and Grandpa, and the soft greys and ski lodge style will make it the envy of your daughter’s sorority sisters. The only problem? When you have family over for the holidays, they may fight over who gets to cuddle up beneath it by the fire!
When you do finally stop hibernating beneath the Country Cottage throw, make your way into the kitchen for a warm mug of hot chocolate or hot apple cider. For that family member who loves a warm drink, the Via Seven Enamel Mug and Saucer is the perfect gift. These sturdy, whimsical mugs keep your favorite beverage piping hot and add a modern flair to any kitchen or coffee table.
In our humble opinion, you can never have too many mugs. And when Santa makes his way down your chimney and the kids wake you up at 4:30am to see what he brought them, you’re going to need something strong in your Enamel Mug! Did someone say “double shot of espresso?”
Whether you find yourself snowbound for the holidays or you live somewhere a tad warmer than say, Chicago, dreaming about days at the beach is always encouraged! Us? We’ll be dreaming of the beautiful beaches of Hawaii while we listen to melekelika maka by Bing Crosby.
Whether your friends and loved ones are beach boys and babes or they simple need something that can go anywhere and do anything, Via Seven has you covered this holiday season.
For the men in your life who love the water, get them excited about summertime at the beach with a peshtemal towel, especially the Black and White peshtemal. The beaus will love our lightest, thinnest towel to date. What makes this specific peshtemal so great for the guys is that it is super thin and flat-woven and fits easily in a gym bag. Its feather-light weight also means it dries incredibly quickly, so his gym bag won’t smell like a mildewy old towel when he opens it! When it is time for the beach, the Black and White is large enough to spread out on the sand and get lost in a book or crossword puzzle. And when he’s not at the beach, this peshtemal looks great in any washroom and stores easily in between seasons or in a suitcase.
If you’ve got a guy in your life who seems impossible to shop for or who “has everything,” think again. Chances are he doesn’t have the awesome PeshMETAL Towel. This is a big, lightweight towel with attitude. Decked out from top to bottom in white skulls, it doesn’t exactly scream “Holidays” but that’s the beauty of it: he won’t see it coming, and it’ll knock his socks off. Trust us.
Marilyn Monroe may have been onto something when she sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” We couldn’t agree more, but the diamonds we’re obsessed with this Holiday season are found in the Diamonds and Details peshtemal. This is the ideal gift for your Up-For-Anything, Life-Is-Beautiful best friend. What makes Diamonds and Details perfect for the Holidays is its versatility. Looking right at home as a table linen or as a sarong or nursing wrap, this peshtemal is at home wherever it goes. She’ll love how easy it is to pack in her bag or closet. Just like all of Via Seven’s incredible towels, Diamonds and Details wash easily, are amazingly lightweight, and practical for virtually every occasion from picnics to coverups to scarves on a cool winter night.
If you’re trying to shop for that beach bum or chic bohemian babe in your life, look no further than the Via Seven Flow Beach Dress. Perfect for an impromptu trip to the beach, this beauty fits with ease into your beach bag and saves your girl a trip to those (gross) communal changing rooms at the beach! She’ll love that she can seamlessly transition from the beach to the boardwalk. And when she isn’t at the beach, this featherweight piece is stunning and simple when worn with her favorite blue jeans. Since each piece is handmade, she’ll love that the fringes of each dress is a slightly different color, making it as unique as she is. Made of 100% highest quality cotton, Flow Beach Dress is lightweight and endlessly portable, so she bring it anywhere “just in case.” Don’t forget to mention that it is handmade and certified Fair Trade, too!
Another great gift idea for the ladies in your life is our new Raindrop Peshtemal. Even on the sunniest of days, she’ll want to tote her flat-woven and hand-loomed Raindrop towel with her. The bright lemon ends complement the light grey and white of the rest of the design. This contemporary towel is a hit with both kids and adults, too. Adults love the size of it and its hand-tied tassels, and kids love its bright colors and big rain drops.
For the Kids
They’ve been trying extra hard to be good all year long...reward their efforts this Holiday season with something from the Via Seven Kids Corner collection. As parents, we we want the best for our own kids, as well as our nieces and nephews. This year, surprise your kids with the all-new Guiding Star Throw. This larger-than-life peshtemal is made of 100% finest Turkish cotton and is emblazoned with a gigantic star. Perfect for building forts by day and for snuggling in tightly at night, this versatile throw is sure to spark the imagination of your little ones while taking up minimal space in their closet when it's time to clean up!
Also new this season is the Via Seven Happy Rain Baby Throw. Talk about cuddling baby in comfort! This fair trade peshtemal is soft like a spring rain against Baby’s skin. The carefree cloud and raindrops design is soothing and comforting to baby no matter what the weather outside is doing. With babies, let’s face it: we’ll take all the help we can get! That’s why this super-versatile throw works not only as a blankey but it's super-absorbent, 100% Turkish cotton material will dry baby off in an instant after bath time.
...And if you’re Still Not sure What to get…
You can’t go wrong with the Mia Mandala gift set. This beautiful matching set includes one bath towel and two hand towels. The bright mandala jumps out on the 100% Turkish cotton white peshtemal, adding life and personality to any washroom.
This year, don’t wait until the last minute to buy gifts. If you start now, you could be done by Halloween. Can you imagine?? Just remember where you hid them and relish the extra time you can now spend with your loved ones this holiday season.