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Gift Guide: Holiday 2020 by Laurence Carr, Interior Design

Updated: Nov 12, 2020

Gift Guide: Holiday 2020 by Laurence Carr, Interior Design, Bergen County Moms

Holiday season is on it’s way, and we’re getting an early start this season to allow for extended shipping times as we move most of our shopping online. It’s one of my yearly delights to browse around and seek out unique and memorable gift ideas that align, not just with my aesthetic, but also with my passions for sustainability and wellbeing.

I know finding “the perfect gift” is often at the top of people’s minds each year, but this year, let’s all agree to shift focus. I’m choosing to focus on gifts that not only look fantastic, but also come from responsible sources, and enhance the recipient’s wellness. And above all, I am placing my emphasis this year on gratitude. 

I’m grateful for the opportunity to give. The chance to show people that I care. I am grateful to receive, and committed to putting focus on the generosity and thought behind the gifts I receive, rather than the gift itself.

With the goodness of sustainability, wellness, gratitude, and generosity in mind, I am happy to share my top picks for holiday gifts this year, by price range! 


(1) Viva Nicola Milk & Sugar Set

(2) Nkuku Matamba Ceramic Hanging Planter

(3) Nkuku Marjani Paperweight

(4) W&P The Porter Water Bottle

(5) Equa Mismatch Water Bottle with Felt Cover

(6) LSA International Gin Balloon Glass

(7) Gift Wrap That Grows and Blooms Colorful Wild Flowers

(8) Zero Waste Kit

(9) DE Plastic-Free Glass Food Storage Containers

$50 – $100

(1) LSA International Canopy Self Watering Planter

(2) Bloomingville Wooden Toy Computer

(3) Holistic Silk Gemstone Facial Massage Roller

(4) Joanna Buchanan Stripey Bee Metal Straw

(5) Ludus Ludi La Pita Balancing Leaf Game

(6) Alessi The Five Seasons Incense Burner

(7) Sir/Madam Letter Napkins

(8) Kreafunk aGroove Bluetooth Speaker


(1) Viva Thomas Steel Teapot (2) Tom Dixon Tank Low Ball Glasses (3) Nordal Lightweight Yoga Mat (4) Tom Dixon Tank Decanter (5) Tom Dixon Rock Dumbbell (6) Max Benjamin Ilum Sahara Scented Candle

Which is your favorite among these? Let these LC-approved picks inspire you as you embark on your own virtual shopping trip for holiday gifts! Just remember to keep gratitude at the base of your heart as you both give and receive this season. 

I am grateful for you! 

Laurence Carr is founder & CEO of Laurence Carr Design, an award winning interior design firm in New York City providing full service and e-design services to clients. She creates exquisite holistic interiors that promote mindful living and harmony, while attaining a level of sophistication through layering modern art, furniture, antiques and accents. Born in France, Laurence has 20 years experience in design, the performing arts, and fashion. She has been nationally published and is a frequent speaker and panelist in major industry related events.