Living Gift Guides:

The Design Lovers Gift Guide

Words by Sacha Strebe

Adrian Gaut
Adrian Gaut

When you hone your eye for design, you know exactly what you like and what you don’t! Your visual attraction syncs up with your inner desires and you naturally gravitate toward the objects, shapes, and textures that make your soul skip a beat and your retinas light up. If you share this quest to live beautiful with a friend or kin,  then ’tis the season to spoil them with the best gifts for interior design lovers. And while we’re sure that you enjoy the hunt for “the one” too, we did a little web sleuthing for you and found a bevy of beauties that are sure to warm the hearts and spaces of your beloved. From classic design tomes to patinaed vases and unique decorative objects, you’re bound to find something special (and maybe even a little something for yourself, too!). *adds to cart. 

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This terracotta piece, handmade in Barcelona, Spain by ceramicist Marta Bonilla, will bring a mediterranean warmth to your home!

ALABASTER CANDLE BOWL

Their eyes will light up every time they burn this candle.

Marin White Taper/Pillar Candle Holders

For the stylish home entertainer.

DUNE FOOTED SANDSTONE BOWL

She's beauty, she's grace.

Jimena White Tall Vase

A vase that doubles as a decorative object: check, check!

Baina Roman Bath Sheet

Because a checkerboard print is always a good idea.

BYREDO Suede Hand Wash, 450ml

From the scent to the branding, this is every design lover's dream. Also a great stocking filler.

SIN CY TEA LIGHT CANDLEHOLDER

Simple, chic, elevated yet sentimental.

One Wednesday SEASONAL STRIPE XL THROW

Give the gift of a warm embrace. This handmade throw looks good as a shawl, over a sofa, or the end of your bed.

Every Story Studio Rosa Bowl

Support independent makers this season and purchase handmade items that show your love in physical form.

Every Story Studio Skimming Stone Vase

A skimming stone vase that's packed with sentiment is the perfect gift for an old friend or sibling.

Cultiver Limited Edition Silk Linen Flip Bundle

If you haven't tried the Cultiver silk linen flip pillowcase then it's time to get onto it. Featuring 100% Mulberry silk on one side, and pure linen on the flip, now you can choose how you want your bed to look and feel. This bundle includes a single or set of two Silk Linen Flip Pillowcases and a 100% Mulberry Silk Eye Mask.

FOROM CANDLE HOLDER DRIP SMALL GOLD

Light up their home with this stunning piece that is just as magical sans candle.

PALA INCENSE HOLDER

The smokey incense burning will bring a piece of you home wherever they are.

BARAZ PILLAR CANDLES

Textured candles are the ultimate mood booster.

FOROM TRAVERTINE CUBE RISER

This travertine cube riser will elevate their morning ritual. Sit a small bowl with palo santo on top and burn each A.M. to set the day up for success.

Boy Smells Cowboy Kush Scented Candle

This dusty accumulation of suede and saffron, with puffs of pot leaf and patchouli floating through, is a dry, earthy, and grounded scent that will raise the mood whenever it's lit.

June iron candle stand – tall

We've waxed lyrical about our love for iron candle holders on EyeSwoon this year so you know our love runs deep. This one is a beauty.

Beni Rugs x Athena Calderone Gambit

Plush, handmade, with sunburnt shades and perfectly imperfect checkerboard shapes make for the ultimate gift for your loved one this year.

Diptyque Paris Scented Candle with Lid

Can't take them to Paris? Bring the city of love home.

June Still Life Pitcher

A pitcher for flowers or to serve guests.

June round brass candle sconce

Brighten up their space and their lives with this stunning brass candle holder.

Simone Bodmer Turner Sconce

A very special piece for the design lover who appreciates raw, textural, abstract beauty.

Every Story Studio Rosa Bowl

To make all of their knick-knacks and random bits and bobs look presentable, at all times.

Salt Earth Vase in White

Plaster made pretty in this textural vase.

Claude Home TUMBO VASE BY WILLEM VAN HOOFF

Inspired by prehistoric African building techniques, this handmade vase is a visual representation of the ceramicist's exploration of ancient times when every tribe had its own specific shape in vessels. So beautiful.

Riley Home Brushed Mohair Throw

Sophisticated and soft to the touch, this mohair throw brings elevated comfort to every room.

SHEARLING THROW PILLOW - STANDARD SQUARE

Handmade from 100% genuine sheepskin shearling, each pillow is sustainably crafted from outerwear off-cuts. This is cozy hygge comfort in its purest form.

Washed Cotton Duvet Cover Set

A fresh duvet set is always a special gift.

Stoneware Reactive Glaze Oval Serve Tray

Gift them something they might not purchase themselves like this serve tray. They'll think of you every time they serve it for special occasions or when they want to elevate the everyday.

Sun Quote by Morgan Harper Nichols Framed Wall Canvas

We're big fans of Morgan Harper Nichol's work on Instagram so were thrilled to learn of her recent Target collaboration. Her poetry lights your heart on fire, setting the day off on the right foot.

Hario V60 Glass Olivewood Coffee Dripper 02

For the coffee lover who is also obsessed with design.

Crate & Barrel Camille Long Stem Champagne Coupe Glass

If there is one design that's dominated glassware this year, it's the old-fashioned coupe. This one brings a modern touch to the classic style. Cheers!

Large Stoneware sculpture

Sculptures that bring visual interest home.

Large Paper Sculpture

To elevate their home office.

Ceramic Vase

A patinaed vase that's also very affordable!

Decorative Marble Tray

You'd never believe this travertine tray is from Zara Home. Isn't it stunning? We've already added to cart.

Marbleobject Beige 4

These travertine coasters are a stylish affordable gift for the design obsessed.

Memphis Ceramic Vase

The dynamic color of this vase will mimic the love you have in your heart.

Creative Co-Op, Putty Stoneware Pitcher, 24 oz

Stonewear will always have a special place in our heart, especially when it's in such a unique shape like this pitcher.

Creative Co-Op Round Wood Pedestal

A wood pedestal for a planter or stack of books.

Creative Co-Op Small Matte Taupe Terracotta Footed Planter

We stan terracotta planters and this one is a beauty.

Help them to live beautiful with Athena's best-selling book that takes you inside the homes and creative minds of people she admires from around the world.

Axel Vervoordt: Wabi Inspirations

Discover the simple imperfect beauty of wabi-sabi style through the eyes of Belgian interior designer, Axel Vervoordt.

HOUSES ATELIER AM BY BY ALEXANDRA MISCZYNSKI & MICHAEL MISCZYNSKI

A lesson in how to mix antiques and museum-quality artworks with pedigreed design.

ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: THIRTY-FOUR ILLUSTRATIONS FOR DANTE'S INFERNO

This inspired collection of drawings reflect Rauschenberg’s desire to infiltrate his art with the scenes and sounds of the surrounding world.

woman made book

The most comprehensive, fully illustrated book on women designers ever published. This celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early 20th century to the present day is the ultimate gift for the design lover in your life.

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