Best Bet: Mixed-Herb Wreath


Though holiday décor often verges on cheesy — glitter-shedding cards, plastic mistletoe, gaudy ornaments — Sur la Table’s mixed-herb wreath offers a fresh, fragrant home accent. Each wreath is made of bay, sage, purple oregano, oregano, lavender, and chile de arbol from California. The assortment makes a thoughtful gift for the kitchen-savvy: You can wash and use the herbs for cooking while they’re still fresh, or let the wreath dry out to preserve it for next year.

Mixed-herb wreath, $49.95 online.