If someone you know has a nautically-themed room, a good present for them could be a small brass telescope. It is a beautiful decorative item, that is also fun to play with. The perfect knick-knack, if you will. Be aware that some of these small telescopes are made to be mostly decorative, and don’t work very well in terms of an eye-piece, while some others – more expensive models – also work very well as telescopes.
Small brass telescope:
Small brass telescopes pictured:
left: 15″ Handheld Brass Telescope with Leather Case – Nautical Collector by ITDC
right: Brass/Wood Telescope on Stand 17″ -Vintage Telescope – Small Brass Telescope by Handcrafted Model Ships
Battery operated lamps have an obvious advantage: they have no cords dangling from them. This means you can place them just about anywhere, even in the center of a room, and there will be no unsghtly wire across the floor that you can trip on. You can also move the lamp from room to room easily. These types of lamps are now made in decorative shapes that are just as beautiful as their corded counterparts, but they do tend to be on the expensive side.
Decorative cordless lamps:
Decorative cordless lamps pictured:
Left: Clove Battery Operated Cordless Table Lamp by Modern Lantern
Middle: Ashford Bronze Battery Operated Cordless Table Lamp by Modern Lantern
Right: Baluster Battery Operated Cordless Table Lamp by Modern Lantern
If you’re looking to add more than just a touch of elegance to any room, consider adding a chandelier for that immediate WOW factor. Whether the chandelier is made from glass, crystal, acrylic or plastic, the beauty of these light fixtures can transform practically any room into a room fit for royalty. This look works especially well if you have a little girl who loves thinking of herself as a princess. Simply install a chandelier in her bedroom and she’ll think she’s living in a castle.
Purple glass chandelier:
Purple glass chandeliers pictured:
Left: Global Bazaar Bohemian 5 Light Beaded Swag Chandelier by Kathy Kuo Home, lavender
Right: Af Lighting Elements 8353-4H Mini Chandelier 4 Light In Purple Cut Plastic, purple
If you’re looking to buy a gift for your mother, favorite aunt, sister or niece, consider a warm and comfortable throw blanket. While such a gift might not seem personal enough, chances are the lucky recipient will love the idea of cuddling up on the couch or in their favorite chair underneath the soft warmth of the throw to watch some TV or read a book. Of course, you can make the gift more personalized by buying the throw in their favorite color be it lime green, burnt orange or other color they love.
Lime green throw blanket:
Lime green throw blanket pictured: Dreamfountain Exquis Faux Fur Plush Throw
If you’re looking to add curb value to your home, a pair or two of decorative exterior louvered shutters is a relatively inexpensive way to accent your home’s facade. For a more personal touch, buy the shutters unpainted. This way you can paint them yourself to either match the color of your home or to provide a contrasting color for a greater overall visual aesthetic.
Exterior louvered shutters:
Exterior louvered shutters pictured:
Left: Perfect Shutters IL541443260 14-1/2-Inch by 43-Inch Louvered Cathedral Top Center Mullion Exterior Shutter, 1-Pair, Burgundy
Right: 12 in. Vinyl Louvered Shutters in Moss – Set of 2 (12 in. W x 1 in. D x 24 in. H (1.23 lbs.) by Builders Edge, available in several sizes