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Holiday at Home Round Up

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The key to Mela's success lies within a meticulous, personalized approach — reaffirming that excellence is truly in the details...

Dec 7 4 minutes read

You don't need us to tell you that the holidays look different this year, but that doesn't mean that you can't enjoy them. This is the time of year to take a step back, reflect, and look forward to a new year (and we're all looking forward to 2021). 

This blog will help you create new traditions, spend time in the kitchen, and cross a few people off of your list with our gift guide. 

Gift Guide

Portal from Facebook

Keep everyone in the video call frame. Shop here.

Framed TV

Now your TV can double as your favorite piece of art. Shop here.

Peloton Bike

Get a head start on your New Year Resolution and start riding! Shop here.


Take your at-home coffee to the next level. Shop here.

Herb Garden Kit

Herb gardens can be a great intro to gardening. Shop here.

Truff Hot Sauce

Elevate your hot sauce with the delicious taste of truffle. Shop here.

Luxurious Throw Blanket

These make amazing gifts (you'll want one for yourself too). Shop here.


Staying home? Turn off the TV and dive into a puzzle. Shop here.

Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie is the best way to take an appetizer to the next level. Shop here.

Home Improvement

Home Office Guide

It's time to make your at-home workspace as productive as you are.

Follow Our Guide

14 Easy (and Affordable) Home Upgrades

We all know the feeling of wanting to make a few changes around the house...

Get Started

10 Day Declutter Challenge

Get a head start on your spring cleaning and goals of getting organized.

Dig In

Holiday Recieps

Charcuterie Board

Perfect for a grazing meal while you're watching holiday movies. Make the perfect board.

Classic Beef Wellington

Does anything say holiday more than a decadent Beef Wellington? Dig in.

Coconut Chicken Curry

Mix it up from the traditional holiday flavors with a bright, warm curry. Learn how.

Gingerbread People

The perfect cookie for the season. Set up decorations and create fun for everyone. Bake these.

Hot Chocolate Bombs

These are fun to make and even more fun to serve and drink. Start here.

Eggnog French Toast Bake

Enough said. You can make this ahead to make holiday mornings easy. Get baking.

Holiday at Home Traditions


2020 hasn't been easy. Taking even just a few hours to give back to a local charity can make a difference. 

Stove Top Potpourri

Smells can bring you back to holiday memories and get you into the spirit. Start simmering.

Holiday Tree Pickle

Start (or continue) this fun tradition of hiding a pickle ornament to be found for a special prize. Hide a pickle.

Drive-By Holiday Lights

Make a hot chocolate bomb, pile in the car, and drive around the neighborhood oohing and ahhing at all of the lights.

Movie Marathon

We all have our favorite holiday movies. Queue them up and snuggle in for a movie marathon.

Handwritten Cards

We can all feel closer together by sending out handwritten cards to loved ones. Get them in the mail asap to make it in time.

Holiday Karaoke

In lieu of door-to-door caroling, set up a holiday karaoke playlist on YouTube and belt out your favorite tunes.

Learn to Knit

A cozy handmade blanket or scarf is the perfect holiday companion. Learn something new.

DIY Wreath Making

Wreaths are perfect for the holidays so why not make your own? Step by step directions.

Local Businesses & Charities

Face In A Book

Face in a Book is a neighborhood gathering place for readers of all ages seeking books on every subject.

Gold Country Sports

A local independently owned and operated business that serves and supports our local runners, we trust our knowledgeable staff and welcoming atmosphere will be a perfect match for runners of all levels.

Nibblers Popcorn Co.

We pop all of our artisan-crafted popcorn flavors in small batches from our in-store kitchen for the freshest flavor in every bite.


A full-service fine jeweler offering full-time in-house custom jewelry design and repairs,  a GIA graduate gemologist, GIA Master Appraisers, and global diamond brokerage to fill your jewelry needs.

Tea Xotics

Features more than 80 loose leaf tea bar that serves hot and iced teas and specialty tea beverages we have created. In addition, we serve cold-brewed coffee and pour-overs from Westwind Coffee Roasters.

Folsom Bike

Our mission is to inspire our customers to be passionate about bikes by providing them with the best products in the industry; to have service that stands up to these exceptional products and compliment them with our own passion for bikes.

Safe Events

Apple Hill

Representing over 50 local, family farms, the Apple Hill℠ Growers are dedicated to supporting agriculture in our community.  Our winding roads and scenic beauty have been a popular destination for over 50 years.   Come enjoy the fruits of our Apple Hill℠ Growers any time of year!

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