Amber Lewis’s Etsy Gift Wrap Is Designed to Be Saved Post–Present Opening
Plus the first winter-themed decor to go up in her household.
Published Oct 13, 2022 7:00 AM
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When Amber Lewis is holiday shopping for a hard-to-buy-for friend, she keeps it simple. “I like a really nice bottle of wine,” says the interior designer and founder of Shoppe Amber Interiors. But this year, she’s adding a special accessory to their bag to take this present from commonplace to cool—and it comes straight from her just-launched Etsy collaboration.
“We have these amazing wine chillers that would look beautiful on a kitchen counter or bookshelf (and you can use it as a vase later on!),” shares Lewis. Likewise, she notes you could pair the bottle of vino with a wine coaster. The leather find, which won’t keep your Sauvignon Blanc chilled but will protect the countertop from moisture, is lightweight, so you can easily slip it into your carry-on luggage. Stonenhance, the maker of the stone cooler, and ZeynNY, the shop behind the coasters, are just two out of 15 Etsy sellers that Lewis worked with for her Creator Collab, which marks the designer’s first-ever holiday decor partnership.
“The biggest thing for me was pushing the creative button on the mass-produced, cookie-cutter stuff we see year in and year out,” says Lewis. “I wanted to do something that felt personal to me.” Here are three more items to add to your cart.
The Nostalgic Ornament
Some of Lewis’s fondest childhood memories are of traveling around California in an RV, so she included a nod to life on the road in her ornament collection with AnaGlassDesign. “They remind me of being with my family and going to a campsite or out to get dinner,” she says.
The Everlasting Garland
The first winter-themed decor to go up in Lewis’s household every year? Garland. “It’s the perfect intro to the holidays,” says the designer. And with the textile versions from IndieFiberart, you don’t have to worry about vacuuming up needles 24-7 (although Lewis reveals they look especially great when combined with greenery). “They’d be cute on an open shelf or on a fireplace mantel,” she adds.
The Gift Wrap That Keeps on Giving
“I wanted the gift to be a gift itself,” Lewis says of working with YassHandmade on furoshiki gift wrap. The slivers of fabric can be used over and over again or repurposed as table linens during the summer months. “It’s not just a throwaway piece,” she adds. Even with the traditional paper wrapping Lewis created with AbigailWarnerStudio, the designs are intended to be versatile, so you can use them for birthdays and housewarming parties. Plus the material is thick, making it easy to save and fold after a delicate unwrapping.