22 Cottagecore Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

Cottagecore began sprinkling social media feeds in 2017. Fueled by Tumblr posts, Taylor Swift albums, and pandemic life, cottagecore was more of a full-blown movement by the spring of 2020.

I, of course, am a teensy bit late to the Cottagecore trend. But now I’m really into it. Welcome to the story of my life.

These cottagecore gifts celebrate the flouncy (pretty stickers, a fanciful dress) and practical (soap making kit, a guide to foraging) facets of cottagecore.

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The kind of cottage that cottagecore is referring to

What is Cottagecore?

Cottagecore champions the cozy. It’s an internet subculture with a gauzy, muted-colored, ethereal aesthetic. It’s like… combining a Victorian English countryside with 1970’s boho chic.

Cottagecore culture proved an ultimate escape during the 2020 quarantine. And with all the time at home, it suddenly didn’t seem so crazy to hang out in pretty lounge robes and bake bread.

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Are you ready for aaaaalllll the Cottagecore inspo?

Cottagecore: More Than An Aesthetic

Cottagecore isn’t just laying around in fields, making wildflower crowns and twirling fabric.

While there’s a dominant aesthetic to all this, there’s also a harking back to sustainability and “slow living” that involves homemade pastry (hey, that’s avoiding processed foods, a plus in my book).

Cottagecore activities include:

  • Scrapbooking
  • Knitting
  • Reading
  • Sourdough starters
  • Picnicking
  • Sketching
  • Embroidery
  • Penning hand-written letters
  • Quilting
  • Pressing flowers
  • Crafting
  • Foraging
  • Baking
  • Garden partying
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Baking homemade treats is totally cottagecore

The Best Cottagecore Gift to Inspire You

These cottagecore gifts are everything our little twee hearts could want.

Cottagecore Mini Sticker Set

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All the cute flower, mushroom, and wild foliage stickers! Yes, you can use them for your stationery, but they’ll also liven up water bottles, notebooks, and journals. I like to put them on jars and vases to liven them up.

LED Vintage Lanterns

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Craft handwritten letters to your lover by the warm “candle” glow of these vintage-inspired LED lanterns. These lanterns are perfect for adding a touch of charm to your interior decor or bring them outdoors for an intimate picnic in the backyard

Wax Seal Stamp Kit with Gift Box

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Speaking of handwritten letters, seal them with this wax set for the ultimate cottagecore experience. Carry the charm of the bygone era with this wax seal stamp that comes in a lovely gift box. The perfect way to express your love for someone comes with a stamp, seal wax, and sealing spoon.

Vintage Journaling Scrapbooking Supplies

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Oh! Write the letter on one of these 150 sheets of beautiful scrapbook paper! Add a few stickers, stars, and some old-fashioned calligraphy to take your document back in time. Get creative with the vintage scrapbooking supplies and design your own masterpiece.

Metallic Marker Set

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Aaaaand write them with these beautiful markers. They’ll stand out like a dream on soft paper (great for coloring rocks or ceramics, too!). These markers are perfect for creating art, writing love notes, and keeping journals.

Artificial Silk Wisteria Vine (12 pc)

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Don’t have a green thumb? You can still get a cottagecore vibe with this fake wisteria vine. The vine offers an enchanting way to decorate the wall, entryway, arch window, or headboard. The bendable wire lets you create any shape you like.

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Vintage Makeup Desk Mirror with Wooden Comb

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This enchanting mirror and comb elevate the getting ready experience.

Cottagecore Coloring Book

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Coloring in all the little flowers is so calming. I love this coloring book filled with wildflowers, butterflies, cute bunnies, and more. It perfectly captures the Cottagecore vibe.

Tiny Glass Jars with Little Cork Stoppers

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What will you put in these adorable little bottles? Mini flowers? Something shiny? Just look at the little corks! Cottagecore is all about being creative, so these little jars are just perfect.

Lace Up Fashion Corset

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Belt this lovely corset around a flow-y, floral-print dress.

The Perfect Cottagecore Dress

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Belt it around this dress. This one right here.

Mushroom Hoop Earrings

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Just, adorable.

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More mushrooms!!

The Perfect Wide Brimmed Straw Hat

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Great for picnics, foraging, gardening, and all other cottagecore romps.

A Gorgeously Creative Field Journal

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The Poetry of Wildflowers is a beautiful paperback filled with poetry prompts inspired by the meaning of Victorian flower meanings.

Skeleton Key Charms and Dragonfly Wings (46 pc)

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Ok, this sounds weird but go look at the pictures of what can be made with these. LOOK AT THEM.

Soap Making Kit

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This kit has everything: mold, three soap bases, mica colorants sample pack, and easy-to-understand instructions.

Scented Candle Making Kit (81 pc)

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Create different scent and color combinations with high-quality soy wax for your own custom-curated candle.

Good Cheesecloth

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You’ll need a high-quality cheesecloth to make your own nut milks and such.

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Picnics are cottagecore now!

Picnic Backpack for 2

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Carry everything you’ll need for a picnic, strapped to your back and kept cool!

Wicker Picnic Basket for 4

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This basket is more for Instagram Picnics. It will carry more food, prettier.

Extra Large Picnic Blanket

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Picnicking is a very important part of cottagecore, alright?

The Complete Guide To Edible Wild Plants, Mushroom, Fruits and Nuts: Finding, Identifying, and Cooking

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So you’ll have something to eat on all the picnics.

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See? Very important!

Cottagecore is a lot of fun. But, like with any internet subculture, let’s not go too crazy. Don’t feel guilty when all our breads aren’t homemade. No one has all the time and money to live like this full time.

Take what you need, and leave what you don’t. Maybe make some cookies before buying them, but don’t go out and buy a herd of goats or anything, ok?

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Fruit and a book? Sign me up!

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Happy cozying!


megan imhoff


Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.

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