by Info Guru Samantha Rose

For holiday shopping, catalogs are really the ticket.

Starting now – yes, we know, we’re rushing it, but why not shop at your leisure – you can get your holiday decor, gift wrap, Christmas ornaments and presents for everyone on your Santa list.

10. Käthe Wohlfahrt of America

Kathe Wohlfart catalog

This catalog is a Christkindlmarkt in print! Make your holiday a traditional Old World delight with Christmas ornaments and holiday decor from Germany, imported by Käthe Wohlfahrt of America. They have a great selection of gifts, too, like nutcrackers and cuckoo clocks.

9. Online Card Shop

It’s time to order your personalized specialty family and business Christmas cards. Online stores have hundreds of beautiful designs, from religious to seasonal, with something to fit your holiday greeting needs for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years. They also have custom holiday greeting photo cards that are wonderfully festive.

8. Lenox

Lenox catalog

Add Lenox’ timeless style to your holiday table and home. Adding special china to your place settings for family dinners during the holidays will quickly become part of your family traditions. Lenox has serving pieces, decorative collectibles and ornaments that add a sentimental and beautiful touch to your holiday.

7. Ethnic Gift Store

Celebrate Kwanza with African American greeting cards that express the right balance of family-centered and religious sentiment for the season. You can send inspirational greetings and beautiful images of Black families sharing holiday blessings with the wonderful selection here. You also will love the Afro-centric holiday decor, as well as Kwanza and Christmas collectibles.

6. Candle Stores

Crafted Candles catalog

Nothing says the winter holidays like candles flickering on those evenings that get dark so early. Treat your home to beautiful metallic tapers and column candles, or arrange colorful red, green, and purple candles in groups on your tabletops. Look for scents that also speak of the holidays: cinnamon, holiday spice, pine and vanilla.

5. Fancy Dessert Catalogs

Mary of Puddin Hill

Give some, keep some, serve some, eat some. That’s what the holidays are all about! If you cannot keep up with the baking yourself, place your order online for absolutely wonderful traditional Christmas sweets like fruitcake, pecan pie and tempting fancy chocolates. All of these sweet treats make great stocking stuffers too!

4. Craft Catalogs

Mary Maxim catalog

Handmade gifts and lovingly crafted holiday decor need some forethought! Make sure that you have enough time to get all your needlework crafts finished in time by buying your sewing, crochet and knitting supplies early. Cozy afghans, sweaters, scarves and embroidered wall hangings or table linens are always loved and likely to become family heirlooms.

3. New Braunfels Smokehouse

New Braunfels Smokehouse catalog

Order specialty meats for your holiday entertaining early. You should review your plans for hors d’oeuvres – sausages and sliced meats are versatile on party platters – and for dinners. Smoked turkey, traditional Christmas spiral-sliced ham and everyone’s favorite chops are great to have on hand for easy meal prep. Everything in a holiday shopping catalog like New Braunfels is so delicious, you’ll want to host every holiday event from your kitchen.

2. I See Me!

I See Me catalog

Find the perfect gift for every child on your holiday shopping list with this selection of personalized storybooks, puzzles, coloring books, and lunchboxes. Imagine the glee of a child discovering that he or she is the main character in the wonderful book they unwrap on Christmas morning.

1. Cuddledown

Cuddledown catalog

If you really love the holidays, you are one of those who decorate your home top to bottom, swapping out your bed linens, towels and throw rugs for seasonally appropriate… everything! You don’t have to go one hundred percent literal to be Christmas-y; go for red plaids, plush white faux fur and lots of plush pillows, comforters and cozy throws.