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A Gift Guide for Design Lovers

In today’s post, we highlight the art of gifting. Whether your budget is bountiful or you’re counting pennies this holiday, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the gift-giving process while celebrating your love for great design. We’ve made it easy for you with our Decoist Gift Guide, breaking it down by price point. So browse, delight in the new finds, and get ready to treat the people you care about!

Under the montages that follow, you’ll find a series of links that will lead you to more information about each item. Not only is it fun to browse and learn about new design trends, you just might find something special. Happy shopping…

$275 and Under

Sculptural objects are the name of the game this year! From geo finds to architecturally interesting pieces that double as works of art, the gifts in this section are nothing short of stunning:

1. Plank triangle cutting board by Fort Standard, 2. Alexandra Von Furstenberg acrylic candy bowl, 3. 18″ copper basket from Bend, 4. HELENA teapot with coaster from Georg Jensen, 5. ALFREDO vase by Georg Jensen

$100 and Under

A mix of styles in this next batch reminds us that eclectic design never goes out of fashion. So don’t be afraid to mix earthy pieces with sleek ones in your own home or your gifting stash! Not to mention, a touch of metallic shine provides the perfect accent.

1. set of 3 Swahili nesting baskets from Bloomingdales, 2. Essex large marble server from CB2, 3. Canaan Bud Vase from Jonathan Adler, 4. Black granite marble trivet from Fort Standard, 5. Organic Capiz Bowl from Z Gallerie, 6. Mykonos Rectangle Tray from Jonathan Adler 

$50 and Under

Objets d’art are precious gifts, whether they serve a practical function or they’re solely meant for display. You may want to reserve items such as wall art for those whose design taste you know well. But you can definitely be adventurous when it comes to smaller items, such as notebooks. Scroll down for details.

1. HAY Horizon notebook set, 2. brass watering can from CB2, 3. Jansen + Co. candle holder, 4. Woman and Shell print from Depeapa, 5. nile glass vase from CB2, 6. Tajine Basket from Baba Souk

$25 and Under

The gifts in this section prove that good design doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. The gift ideas that follow are striking, unique, and perfectly on trend:

1. set of 6 mini gold cocktail forks from CB2, 2. 3-piece frosted sake set from CB2, 3. ring dish from The Object Enthusiast via Baba Souk, 4. iridescent mug from Cotton On, 5. brass candle bowl from CB2, 6. Folk Candleholder from Normann Copenhagen, 7. Terracotta Hex Planter from Darkroom 

We hope today’s post has given you some creative gift ideas to get you started. If you love design, the holidays are a wonderful time to share your enthusiasm with the people around you. Everybody wins…cheers to that!

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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