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 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.

picturesque country cottage
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.

wildflowers in a field
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
baking apple pie cottagecore style
Baking homemade treats is totally cottagecore

The Best Cottagecore Gift to Inspire You

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

small mushrooms cottagecore aesthetic
Nothing says cottagecore like twee mushrooms

All the cute flower, mushroom, and wild foliage stickers!

Craft handwritten letters to your lover by the warm “candle” glow of these vintage-inspired LED lanterns.

Speaking of handwritten letters, seal them with this wax set for the ultimate cottagecore experience.

Oh! Write the letter on one of these 150 sheets of beautiful scrapbook paper!

Aaaaand write them with these beautiful markers. They’ll stand out like a dream on soft paper (great for coloring rocks or ceramics, too!).

Don’t have a green thumb? You can still get a cottagecore vibe with this fake wisteria vine.

wildflowers and felt bowler hat

This enchanting mirror and comb elevate the getting ready experience.

Coloring in all the little flowers is so calming.

What will you put in these adorable little bottles? Mini flowers? Something shiny? Just look at the little corks!

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

Belt it around this dress. This one right here.

Just, adorable.

clump of cottagecore mushrooms
More mushrooms!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

cottagecore aesthetic sophisticated picnic
Picnics are cottagecore now!

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

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

Picnicking is a very important part of cottagecore, alright?

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

sophisticated cottagecore picnic
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, 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?

Open book and fruit on picnic blanket
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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