With the winter holidays just around the corner, we carefully put together gift lists for every person in your life. Shopping for design enthusiasts is a difficult process, so we asked our in-house designers what they are giving away and wanting for this Christmas season. If your special person happens to be a lover of good design, check out our vacation guide to quality design gifts.
Gold plated crystal bookends
Not every design enthusiast is a book nerd, but most have a few design guides and art books lying around. If you’re looking to give away a luxurious organizational piece, consider the gold-plated crystal bookends. These sparkling crystal bookends dipped in 18k gold are a great way to organize any books you want to show off.
The gold-plated crystal bookends can be purchased through Aerin and retailed for $ 875.
Wine deaeration carafe
If your design enthusiast likes to have a glass of wine every now and then, this wine deaeration carafe by Norm Architects should be given to them. Its sleek Danish design adds a touch of mid-century modern to any modern home and is great for opening up big bold reds.
The Wine Breather Carafe is available through TRNK and costs $ 75.
The admiral’s tray
Katy Skelton’s Admiral’s Tray is made from a single slab of Carrara marble and is a wonderful gift for any design enthusiast who also loves to entertain. Equipped with solid brass handles, this serving tray is easy to carry and can be used as a bar tray, sausage board or cheese platter.
The Admiral’s Tray is available through Katy Skelton and costs $ 225.
7 link ceramic chain
Coffee tables are great spaces for showing personality, and adding decorative sculptural objects is one of the easiest ways to define the style of a room. Our designers love this 7-link ceramic chain and even incorporated it into a luxury condo redesign at the Four Seasons San Francisco.
The 7-link ceramic chain is available through The Future Perfect and is priced at $ 770.
When procuring objects or creating a new space, our designers always try to find the perfect balance between opulence and functionality. This is exactly why we love the Neo Lantern from Apparatus Studio. A single candle sits on the solid Italian marble base and illuminates a removable glass ball that gives off a warm glow that’s perfect for the holidays.
The Neo-Lantern is available from Apparatus Studio and costs $ 780.
If the design enthusiast in your life enjoys a cup of tea, give them Tom Dixon’s Tea Pot shape. This beautiful brass teapot has a muted, matte finish and is perfect for brewing tea for two.
The Tea Pot form is available through Tom Dixon and costs $ 130.
If you’re shopping for the outdoor guy who is limited to an office job, get them the Oree Artisans Board 2 keyboard. Made from a piece of premium maple or walnut wood, this wireless keyboard is a great way to add natural texture to an ordinary office space.
Board 2 is available through Oree and costs $ 129.
For the smart guy who likes good design, consider giving away a pair of Phi scissors from Hay Mini Market. The gold handle gives these scissors enough elegance to take into the office, and the carbon body makes them strong enough to hold in the kitchen.
The Phi Scissors are available through the Hay Mini Market and cost $ 29.
Octahedron ring planter
This ring planter from Eric Trine combines two of our most popular design trends: architectural objects and plants. This ring planter, made of powder-coated steel, is available in different colors and designed for a standard 10-inch terracotta pot.
The Octahedron Ring Planter is available from Eric Trine and costs $ 55
1948 Canape Plate Set Jonathan Adler
Our designers love elegant and luxurious objects with a durable construction. That’s why we love this porcelain tableware by Jonathan Adler, which is splattered with real gold, but can be washed up to 500 times. This elegant set is perfect as a gift this Christmas season and can be used as everyday tableware or as a special appearance at parties and holiday gatherings.
The 1948 ° Canape Plate Set is available from Jonathan Adler and costs $ 98.