Everyone has a person on their list who is nearly impossible to shop for, and since no one has yet invented a Santa letter interception service, coming up with ideas can be tedious and cumbersome. While a Google search might be my first start, I've actually had some help this season from an unexpected place.
The mantel: It's the centerpiece of the holiday season, the place where stockings hang, cozy fires roar and cards from your nearest and dearest sit like sprinkles on a cupcake. In honor of this festive architectural accent, we've rounded up a few of our favorite mantels from house tours past.
Check out our picks, and don't forget the best way to decorate the top of the mantel: holiday cards from Cardstore!