Holiday Gift Guide

November 06, 2021


When it comes to gifting the Home Decor lover friend in your circle, get them something that’ll help them enjoy their home even more than they already do.

Finding the perfect home gift can be a lot hard when there are so many options to cho ose from. Thankfully, here are plenty of thoughtful and unique gifts, from these women-owned small shops.

We compiled some stylish and practical home decor gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to any Home Decor Lover's face.

The holiday rush will be here before you know it, so getting your gift shopping done early this year to avoid shipping delays is definitely the right move.

Shop 9 of the best homeware gift ideas for the home decor lover (and maybe, just maybe, stumbled across a few great gift ideas for yourself too).

9 Perfect Holiday Gifts For Your Home Decor Lover Friend

1. Stylish and Practical Wipe-Clean Tablecloth (perfect for the holiday gatherings!)

Brand: Ardea Home
What it is: Having friends and family over for the holidays is so fun. What is less fun is having to change your tablecloth after each party because of food spills and stains. The ultimate easy-peasy solution are these wipeable tablecloths. This way when there's a food mess – which is inevitable at this time of year - all there is to do is just wipe-clean and continue the fun! And the best part? They are eco-friendly and free of nasty chemicals and icky plastic smell!

2. Breathe Easy Box

Brand: From Cleo
What it is: Are you looking to create a clean and cozy space at home? We feel you… When your home is clean, your mood seems to get better. So, for home enthusiasts, we've crafted the Breathe Easy Box, which includes a diffuser and three oils. The diffuser infuses the delightful aromas into your home while doubling as home decor. - precisely what your atmosphere has been missing. Whatever room you place it in, you'll feel a shift in the ambiance. Perfect for relaxation, sleeping, meditation, and more.

3. Aegean Turkish Towel

Brand: Marmara Imports
What it is: Looking for a gift for that hard to buy for person? Give the gift of Turkish towels. The Aegean collection is the most popular, made from 100% organic Turkish cotton with a high thread count for an extraordinarily soft and luxurious towel. Each one is dyed but never bleached for perfect color saturation.

4. Kilim Lumbar II Pillow

Brand: Leylon Homeware
What it is: This pillow cover is made from a handmade, authentic, vintage Turkish Kilim rug. Each rug is hand-knotted with superior craftsmanship. Please note since this pillow is made from a vintage rug, there might be slight variations in pattern, color, and minor signs of fading. These imperfections are not considered defective, instead add character, charm, and authenticity.

5. Circa Tiered Server

Brand: Wilson Home Decor
What it is: Mango wood and galvanized tin three-tier server features turned center rod with cast iron finished finial.

6. Personalized Coffee Mugs

Brand: JJ Art Creations
What it is: Want to add some color to that kitchen collection! These bold & unique mugs are perfect for that morning coffee/tea and will help brighten the day when enjoying some caffeine! Personalized & unique to you, let us know your creative ideas and we will bring it to light.

7. Spring Shore Art Print

Brand: Jennifer Squires Productions
What it is: Modern beach photograph of soft blue-green waves rolling into shore. Savour that blissed out feeling, even if you can’t make it to the coast. Spring Shore will add a breath of fresh air to any room but I think it’s refreshing feel goes especially well in a bedroom, spa bathroom, or office.

8. LUCIA Crochet Hammock Chair

Brand: Limbo Imports Hammocks
What it is: This luxury crochet hammock swing chair is the perfect addition to your home. It features a tasteful bohemian style with a modern touch. Made of 100% cotton, and perfect for indoor and covered outdoor use. It is beautifully adorned with a handmade crochet beaded fringe with wooden beads. Crafted by master artisans in a small village in El Salvador, each hammock swing chair is a one-of-a-kind piece. Made from 100% cotton canvas and handcrafted exclusively in a fair trade environment. This natural white cotton canvas fabric is soft and breathable. The elegant appearance of pure cotton construction will quickly make this your favorite seat. It is tightly woven and purely luxurious!.

9. Linen Pillows and Duvet Set

Brand: Sigrid & Co.
What it is: Give the gift of a good night sleep, linen duvet covers and pillows made from soften linen are soft to the touch and yet very hard wearing so will serve for year. Incredible strong, organic and lightweight, linen bedding is a hypoallergenic with thermoregulation covers that will give you a sound sleep.

Gifts for cruisers

September 07, 2020


Our friends from the Boat Galley are great supporters of Marmara Imports.  Are you wondering what to get your cruising family member for the holidays? See their list of 11 great gifts for cruisers. Read More

In this article you’ll find three businesses owned by women sailors: Maggie Lee DesignsMarmara Imports, and 12° West



We were delighted to receive a rave review from one of our customers.  Her organization is fabulous! 

Voyage Into Healing’s focus is to introduce families with special needs to the healing environment of the ocean through a relaxing day or overnight trips on a sailboat. Check them out at their website BUT only after you read her review of Marmara Imports!

"In case anyone is on the fence about Marmara towels vs cheaper Turkish towels.... I had a guest bring me a Turkish tea towel gift, not a Marmara. I used and washed etc for over a month. Marmara towels are really absorbent the other (gift)... not at all, it kinda smears water around.. years of use and my Marmaras look new, absorb more than any other towels and dry really fast!"



We asked green bloggers to try one of our hand/hair towels and give us feedback about the products.  Here is what Green by Mercy had to say...

Hair Care by Mercy

Marmara Imports Organic 100% Turkish Cotton Towel* ($16) – A couple months back Marmara Imports introduced me to their organic turkish cotton towels and asked if I’d like to try one, to which I promptly said yes! They come in a variety of styles and colors and I picked out their color background South Beach hair/hand towel in the color Taupe which I am loving. You can also find these in larger sizes to use as a beach or bath towel. I’m a big lover of hair towels because they have significantly improved my hair health and reduced frizz which I am highly prone to. What’s wonderful about this hair towel, compared to something like the Turbie Twist, is that its material is completely smooth and won’t snag on hairs. It’s very absorbent and helps my hair to retain hydration and moisture while it dries, significantly reducing how frizzy my hair results in after it’s fully air dried. Plus, this chic towel looks great hanging in any room! If you’re in the market for a high performing/high quality hair towel that’s luxe but doesn’t skimp on safety, this is the route to go. Highly recommend these!"

Thanks, Mercy.  Glad you enjoy our products as much as we do.

Our latest convert to Marmara Imports products is a blogger/chef, Meg from Borrowed Heaven.  Here is a bit of an excerpt from her story: "To help keep my weekend morning moving and tidy I'm so excited to share my newest partner: Marmara Imports.  

I absolutely love Turkish towels for their versatility in today's lifestyle.  Marmara Imports sent me a variety of kitchen essentials: South Beach hand towel (navy/white), Aegean White hand towel (white/gray), Aegean Ecru hand towel (green/white). and a set of four Sea Green napkins, all of which I used during my scone-making.  I also love that they offer pillow covers, beach towels, and picnic blankets for every adventure you take. 

Molly Galler, the blogger from Popbobshop, is having a love affair with Marmara Imports products.  Take a look at her post:

Here is a bit from the blog.

Shop: Marmara Imports

I was recently introduced to two local business women, Carol and Susan, and felt inspired to share their story. Carol and Susan are the duo behind Marmara Imports. I was incredibly impressed by their products and I know you will be too. 

The Farmer's Stitch Blankets offer the softness of cashmere with the versatility of 100% raw, unbleached Turkish cotton. I am telling you, being wrapped in this blanket feels like wearing your favorite, coziest sweater. 

Carolyn and Dave, our live aboard friends, are talking about the Marmara Imports Farmer's Stitch Blankets and our softer than soft traditional Turkish towels.

Thank you, Carolyn and Dave.  Safe sailing!

Sarong Selfie

August 08, 2016


One of my friends has a similar living situation as I do (small apartment, not a lot of

space), and recommended I try out a Marmara Imports towel, as she had just gotten

one as well. I was enthused about the mission behind the business – buying eco-

friendly and fair-trade products is really important to me and I try to support

companies that value these ideals whenever I can. I tried my towel out for the first

time this week - It definitely takes some getting used to as a bath towel since it’s so

much thinner and not like the thick, terry-cloth ones I’m used to, but it dries so

quickly, which is amazing! I definitely see it as being a great beach towel because of

this. I also really like how little space it takes up – I think it would be great to take on

any beach vacation because you can literally just stick it into your beach bag (or

carry-on, if you’re on a flight) and it saves you so much room. Would definitely

recommend to anyone planning on a beach trip, or anyone that travels a lot in


PS – less important, but also doubles as a great sarong.