With the winter holidays right around the corner, we’re carefully putting together lists of gifts for every person in your life. Shopping for design enthusiasts be a difficult process, and so we asked our in-house designers what they’re gifting and wishing for this holiday season. So if your special someone happens to be a fellow lover of good design, check out our holiday guide to high-end design gifts.
Gilded 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 gift a luxurious organizational piece, consider the Gilded Crystal Bookends. Dipped in 18k gold, these sparkling crystal bookends are a great way to organize all the books that you want to show off.
The Gilded Crystal Bookends can be purchased through Aerin, and retail for $875.
Wine Breather Carafe
If your design enthusiast likes to have a glass of wine now and again, consider gifting them this wine breather carafe from Norm Architects. Its sleek Danish design will add a dash of mid-century modern to any contemporary home, and is great for opening up big, bold red wines.
The Wine Breather Carafe is available through TRNK, and retails for $75.
The Admiral’s Tray
Crafted with a single slab of carrara marble, the Admiral’s Tray from Katy Skelton is a wonderful gift for any design enthusiast who also likes to entertain. Equipped with solid brass handles, this serving tray is easy to carry, and can function as a bar tray, a charcuterie board, or as a cheese platter.
The Admiral’s Tray is available through Katy Skelton, and retails for $225.
7 Link Ceramic Chain
Coffee tables are great spaces to show off personality, and adding decorative sculptural objects is one of the easiest ways to define a room’s sense of style. 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 Retails for $770.
The Neo Lantern
Whenever sourcing objects or creating a new space, our designers always try to strike the perfect balance between opulence and functionality. Which is precisely why we love the Neo Lantern from Apparatus Studio. A single candle sits atop the solid Italian marble base, and illuminates a detachable glass orb, emitting a warm glow that is perfect for the holidays.
The Neo Lantern is available from Apparatus Studio, and retails from $780.
Form Tea Pot
If the design enthusiast in your life enjoys a cup of tea, consider gifting them the Form Tea Pot from Tom Dixon. Crafted with spun brass, this handsome teapot has a muted matte surface, and is perfect for brewing tea for two.
The Form Tea Pot is available through Tom Dixon, and retails for $130.
If you’re shopping for the outdoorsy type who is constricted to an office job, consider gifting them the Board 2 keyboard from Oree Artisans. Crafted with a single piece of premium maple or walnut wood, this wireless keyboard is a great way to add some natural texture to an ordinary office space.
The Board 2 is available through Oree, and retails for $129.
For the crafty type who enjoys good design, consider gifting a pair of Phi Scissors from Hay Mini Market. The gold handle gives these scissors enough elegance to bring them into the office, and the carbon body makes them strong enough to hold up in the kitchen.
The Phi Scissors are available through Hay Mini Market, and retail for $29.
Octahedron Ring Planter
This ring planter from Eric Trine combines two of our favorite design trends: architectural objects and plants. Constructed with powder-coated steel, this ring planter is available in a variety of colors, and is designed for a standard 10-inch terra cotta pot.
The Octahedron Ring Planter is available from Eric Trine, and retails for $55
1948 Canape Plate Set Jonathan Adler
Our designers love elegant and luxurious objects that feature durable construction. Which is why we love this porcelain dinner set from Jonathan Adler, which is splattered with real gold, but can be washed up to 500 times. This elegant set is perfect for gifting this holiday season, and can function as everyday dinnerware, or can make special appearances at parties and holiday gatherings.
The 1948° Canape Plate Set is available from Jonathan Adler, and retails for $98.