Gift Guide: 10 Picks for the Porch
We’re celebrating the spirit of the front porch—the face of the home, the space of welcoming beloved neighbors, friends, and family. With this in mind, we’ve collected ten of the most gift-worthy items that are sure to enhance the aesthetics of your porch.
Lightweight and manufactured from a mix of clay and synthetic fiber, the deep zinc finish of these pots sits as a perfect backdrop to colorful porch plantings. Available in 19 different shapes and sizes, they can be used for everything from tabletop decorating to punctuating a grand front entrance.
From $29 to $189, depending on size
For inquiries, contact Flora Grubb Gardens:
Flora Grubb Gardens
Hand-Forged Boot Scraper
Hand forged by a skillful artisan in Missouri, this boot scraper transforms a utilitarian basic into an eye-catching doorstep design piece. Each boot scraper is made-to-order and covered in outdoor enamel.
From $110; custom orders available
Update: This item is not currently available, but they do have a nice selection of hand-forged garden tools.
Handmade White Pine Doormat
Made by a Vermont family, this sustainably harvested, white pine doormat is more than just beautiful. Its sharp edges and sturdy wood ensure effective boot scraping, and for those extra-messy garden walks, a stiff bristle brush is included.
Hollow Cluster Chimes
At three feet in length and boasting a warm, cheerful patina, these recycled metal chimes will greet visitors with the soft songs of the winter breeze. Their bohemian style implies an ease and casualness.
Spun Copper Bell Hat Low Voltage Landscape Light
Naturally graceful, this floral-inspired light adds an understated moment of personality to the front yard. For use with low-voltage landscape lighting system.
Outdoor Thermometer & Hygrometer
Built to last, featuring solid copper casing, a glass face, and German-engineered mechanisms, this swivel-arm thermometer serves as a handsome and useful tool. Made in Vermont in a timeless style, the finish of this thermometer will age to a graceful patina over time.
To purchase: Garrett Wade
Hand Woven Merino Wool Blanket
Handwoven from Virginia merino wool, this cozy throw is the perfect warm companion for a lantern-lit evening on the porch. Each throw is naturally dyed, hand-hemmed, numbered, and dated.
Nordt Family Farms
Borrowed from the seas and inspired by traditional miner’s lanterns, Weems & Plath’s Yacht Lamp is sure to warm long evenings outside on the porch. With a burn time of up to 30 hours, this oil lamp can sit on a tabletop, hang from a rafter, or be mounted on a wall. A brass finish adds a touch of shine, and updates this classic to meet current trend.
From $153–$193; available in two sizes and multiple finishes.
To purchase or to find a retailer:
Weems & Plath
Concrete Botanical Side Table
Molded in lightweight Eco Concrete, these California-made end tables pose the perfect spot to set an evening cocktail, and they actually function as both a table and a stool. They come in three sizes, eight colors, and nine available leaf varieties, so there's an option fitting for every front porch decorating project.
Available to the trade and color matching available.
For inquiries and stockists:
Update: This table is not currently available, but there are other side tables available on their site.
These tiled house numbers, by Heath Ceramics, were made in collaboration with House Industries. They have become a new outdoor classic and are a worthy salute to the works of design icons Richard Neutra and Ray and Charles Eames.
From $38, available in a range of styles and colors.
For inquires: Heath Ceramics
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