I find sitting in a softly lit room to be incredibly comforting around the holidays. Perhaps I associated it with the glow of the Christmas tree and memories of sitting by the fire. It’s a positive feeling that has become the perfect way to end my day – especially post holiday shopping. Can someone please tell Christmas to slow down?! This year, give a gift that glows to someone special on your list.
Looking for something small? Start out with a little critter light — a perfect stocking stuffer. I have one of these by my bedside and love to turn it on while I read a book before falling asleep. Illuminate a child’s bedroom with a friendly gummy bear light or a light shaped like the moon. Just as these gifts brighten a room, they can brighten a mood, too.
Pop in the batteries and package up one of these luminous items to give this same positive feeling to others. It could be the perfect thing to remind someone to take a step back and embrace the beauty of this holiday season.
Check out my picks for 10 gifts to light up a room here…
Light Up Critters 1 of 10
Brighten up a bedside with these cute critter companions.
Buy it for $12.99 at ModCloth.
Silver Mist Lights 2 of 10
String a set of silver mist lights across the room to turn it into a winter wonderland.
Buy them for $50 at Anthropologie.
Dark Side of the Room Lamp 3 of 10
Give a moon lamp that is truly out of this world.
Buy it for $37.99 at ModCloth.
Penguin Lamp 4 of 10
Set a penguin lamp on a shelf to bring a winter into the home.
Buy it for $88 at Anthropologie.
Paper Crane Light 5 of 10
Add a soft light to a room with this beautiful and modern origami paper crane.
Buy it for $12 at Urban Outfitters.
Fiber Optic Lamp 6 of 10
This battery-operated fiber optic lamp is a fun gift to add a cool blue hue to a space.
Buy it for $12.91 at Lamps Plus.
Candle Lights 7 of 10
Set these candle lights in the windows to welcome your neighbors, or line them up on the mantel over the holiday season.
Buy it for $3.99 at Ikea.
Table Cone Lights 8 of 10
Light up your dinner with these table lights that let off a soft glow. Prepare a delicious soup to make the room feel extra cozy.
Buy it for $8.99 at Ikea.
Gummy Bear Light 9 of 10
Pop in the batteries and watch the gummy bear light up. This also comes in red, green, and yellow.
Buy it for $30 at Urban Outfitters.
Strobe Light 10 of 10
For the person who likes to throw a party, give him/her a mini strobe light to use for New Year's Eve.
Buy it for $8.99 at Target.
Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.