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The Decoist 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays, Decoist Readers! Today we present our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, complete with an array of unique finds for design lovers. We’ve set out to find a collection of unforgettable pieces that celebrate classic motifs, as well as today’s top trends. Below you will discover five categories of gifts organized by price range. Not to mention, under each montage is additional information highlighting each featured item. Whether you’re on a budget or on a serious mission to purchase a decadent gift for a loved one, this post is for you. Happy shopping!

$10 and Under

Ready for a closer look at the items in the $10 and under category? We love these Wire Ornaments from CB2 because they’re perfectly on trend, and the price is right too! Purchase a batch of them to hand out to friends, or use them to embellish wrapped packages:

Wire ornaments from CB2

An amazing clearance price has made it possible for Crate & Barrel’s Welcome Pitcher to be included in this budget-friendly category! Designed by Aaron Probyn, this stoneware pitcher is the perfect blend of function and style.

Stoneware pitcher from Crate & Barrel

How fabulous are these Colour Notes stickers, designed by Dutch design duo Scholten & Baijings’s for Hay Denmark?! Available through Nanny Inez, these radiant finds come in five unique designs. Use them to bookmark and note favorite pages, pictures and passages:

Hay Denmark colorful stickers and bookmarks

See the square Slate Cheese Board from Williams-Sonoma in the beautiful spread below? Ideal for serving cheese and fruit, this 8-inch square piece is a true bargain:

Slate cheese board from Williams-Sonoma

$25 and Under

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Let’s zone in on the items featured above! First we have the Chevron Grey Marble Server from CB2, crafted from grey marble and embellished with etched chevron detailing. This is a solid server offered at a very reasonable price. Not to mention, marble has re-emerged as one of today’s most popular design materials!

Chevron marble cheese board from CB2

There’s nothing like a beautiful pot filled with a beautiful plant! These Flower Pot and Saucers from Hay Denmark (available through Nanny Inez) take polystone to a whole new level:

Hay flower pots and saucers

Leave it to Jonathan Adler to combine stately animals and a Greek key motif in retro-fabulous bliss! These Carnaby Greek Key Mugs are available in four colors (and with four different animal motifs). Never has porcelain been so playfully vibrant.

Carnaby Greek Key Mugs from Jonathan Adler

Serving up your favorite snacks can be a sleek and stylish experience, thanks to the Stainless Steel Snack Bowls from CB2. With a polished exterior and a brushed interior, there’s plenty of contrast. Choose from two sizes, and then let your giftees choose how to fill them!

Stainless Steel Snack Bowls from CB2

$50 and Under

Warm tones are abundant in the montage above. Here’s a closer look at the featured finds… These Lacquer Lid Boxes from CB2 are made from engineered wood with an ash veneer. The top, base and inside of each box is lacquered peach or blue. Two colors and two sizes!

Lacquer Lid Boxes from CB2

We’re fans of these Marble Candleholders from Fort Standard, in part for their geo marble forms, and in part for the hand-stamped leather backing that keeps them from scratching the surfaces they adorn.

Marble candleholders from Fort Standard

Who doesn’t love a cozy throw in the dead of winter?! The Burgess Orange Throw from Crate & Barrel features a blend of vibrant colors. Plus, a fabulous discounted price puts this find in the realm of affordable.

Wool throw from Crate & Barrel

Why not celebrate the season with a dash of metallic style? Jonathan Adler’s Pop Candles are a available in a variety of colors, but we’re partial to the metallic tones, especially since they feature scents such as Champagne, Bourbon and Vodka. So festive!

Pop Candles from Jonathan Adler

$100 and Under

Ready for the big time?! The gifts are getting pricier–let’s have a look! These Marble Trivets in Silver Fleck from Fort Standard come in a variety of shapes and feature Fort Standard’s signature hand-stamped leather backing (which helps prevent surface scratching).

Marble trivets from Fort Standard

In case you’re wondering, those are lollipops below. This Ceramic Peacock Lollipop Holder from Jonathan Adler is perfect for the desk (if you need a sugary pick-me-up during the work day) or the kitchen (a natural location to search for a delicious treat). A true conversation piece, to say the least!

Ceramic Peacock Lollipop Holder from Jonathan Adler

We’ve been seeing these Crest Bottle Openers from Fort Standard in a variety of style-filled photo shoots. Crafted from solid brass, they belong on display at all times! So hang them on the wall or rest them on a surface top. The bold yet minimal design is quickly reaching iconic status.

Crest Bottle Openers from Fort Standard

Perfect for the foodie with a sweet tooth, this Waring Aqua Pro Drink Mixer from Crate & Barrel is on sale just in time for the holidays–at an amazing clearance price of $99. Soda fountain-style shakes, malts and smoothies can become a daily reality with this fabulous find.

Waring Aqua Pro Drink Mixer from Crate & Barrel

$150 and Under

Today’s final featured items celebrate luxury and style. The art of unique gift giving is on display in full force here! Mineral-inspired patterns adorn the Malachite Vases from Jonathan Adler, which feature three colors, three styles and real gold details.

Deco-style vases from Jonathan Adler

Daydream about your next big trip or pin your past travels with this Cork Globe from CB2, featuring a stainless steel base. Cork is another one of today’s top design materials, especially in the realm of flooring. Bring it to your tabletop with this standout gift idea that’s perfect for globe collectors, world travelers and design enthusiasts alike:

Cork globe from CB2

We’ve been smitten with Bend’s wire baskets for quite some time, and these Mini Baskets do not disappoint. Handcrafted powder coated iron is the material of choice here:

Mini Baskets from Ferm Living

A hoop shape and a retro-meets-modern look highlight the Antique Brass Log Holder from Crate & Barrel, crafted of iron with antique brass and powdercoat finishes. This is another practical gift idea with the power to make a big statement!

Brass log holder from Crate & Barrel

We at Decoist wish you and yours a magical holiday season! ‘Tis fun to receive but ’tis even more rewarding to give. Give from the heart, and when possible, let your fingers do the shopping. Most importantly, don’t stress! Spending time with the ones you love is what matters this time of year.

Kate Simmons

Kate Simmons is a freelance writer and design blogger with a love of all things decor. She spent her childhood writing stories and working on interior design-themed DIY projects. Kate’s published writing reflects her special interest in how design has changed through the decades. Her blog Mirror80 ( http://mirror80.com/) explores the fashion and [...]

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