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Gifts for the Design Devotee

The art of curating a thoughtful abode is a joy for all seasons but especially during the holidays. As we gather with friends and family, our homes reflect the kindling of love and festivities we all embrace at this time of year. But we know all too well that design lovers are a discerning bunch, and that means pickiness can come with the territory, (or ahem, so we hear). We’ll admit that those with extra-discriminating tastes aren’t always the easiest to shop for, so to help do our part, we’re letting you in on a whole bunch of beautiful design gifts on our own personal wish list. Whether you’re looking to celebrate that one friend with immaculate taste or treat your next of kin to something spectacular, our curation definitely has your Nice List covered.

These design gifts offer an invitation to indulge the senses in everyday luxuries, spark curiosity in the way of storied objects and collected treasures, or simply recharge with newfound rituals. Want more options? Check out our gift guide hub for our best-laid plans for making your loved ones feel extra adored this year!

Gifts for the Design Devotee

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A marble bowl is a transitional accent that is sure to inhabit a number of spaces within a home. Whether resting aloft a coffee table or styling a bookshelf, elegant stone accessories elevate any space and pair with an array of decor styles.

Hand-crafted out of a unique slab of brown Calcutta marble, this modern update on a classic game is just as fun to look at as it is to play. 

Design lovers can never have too many inspirational books in their collection. From furniture to interior design, this exploratory work dives into designer Faye Toogood’s multi-disciplinary approach across a range of practices. Her myriad talents are as impressive as they are inspiring.

You can never go wrong with a sculptural object that doubles as a handy catchall for all your things.

Ethereal and organic, this ceramic vase by Completedworks in collaboration with Ekaterina Bazhenova Yamasaki draws inspiration from the way garments drape in Renaissance paintings. The juxtaposition of form and raw texture is striking and delicate.

Hand-forged wrought iron candlesticks strike a dramatic yet subdued silhouette while ushering in warm candlelight while entertaining. Pair with tapered or twisted candlesticks to complete the look.

Created by Athena in collaboration with Beau Rush Ceramics, this petit bowl is the perfect resting place for fragrant Palo Santo or a subtle catchall for bedside jewelry.

The flat weave jute rug of our dreams, Armadillo Co.’s Hemlock Nook adds natural elegance and enduring appeal to spaces grand and small.

This stylish tome doubles as décor on the coffee table or bookshelf while also being an educational resource with tips and inspiration for the design fan.

Handcrafted out of a unique slab of Sofitel Gold marble, this handsome catchall can handle a stack of books in the living room, a glass of water on your beside table, or a candle on the coffee table.

This edgy and sophisticated menorah is handcrafted in black ceramic for an aesthetic that adds just a dose of punk appeal to tradition. Perfect for the black sheep of the family.

Garnering inspiration from both cubist art and Mayan sculpture, this moody bookend adds geometric interest and depth when paired with your favorite design books.

Made entirely by hand from 100% natural wool, this stylish rug designed by Athena Calderone is super soft, with a luxe texture and finish that will impress any design enthusiast in your life. 

Giselle Hicks graphic vessels maintain the raw texture of handwrought detail in the finished clay. A one-of-a-kind piece made to order by hand in Montana is sure to satisfy any aficionado of design.

For the one on your list with the most enviable home library, this evocative black cork bookscape is exactly the right accessory to display rare works proudly. Let the conversation pieces talk.

A hypoallergenic, lightweight alpaca throw is a fitting companion for staying home or traveling, but first—it’s gorgeous.

This brown Calcutta marble is a sight to behold.

If there’s one thing design lovers have in common, it may be the joy of elevating the everyday object into art. Opt for sculptural candles in lieu of traditional casings and wait to see their eyes light up.

Playful accessories in rich textures add lively personality to a space while welcoming guests.

A classic neutral textured vase adds height to a winter white tablescape and plays well as a stand-alone piece.

There’s something about wine-toned marble that feels especially appropriate and sophisticated for seasonal gifting. Androgynous, functional, and perennially cool, a handsome marble catchall is a sure thing.

This sculptural vase welcomes natural elegance and raw style to any space.

This tapered bowl in warm brass is a sculptural accent and practical catchall in equal measure. The geometric design and simple, elegant lines make it a stand-out piece in the entryway… and an ever-so-inviting home for keys.

We love a dramatic, handmade statement piece. Bold and rich in tradition, this terracotta jug in deep charcoal cuts a bold silhouette. 

The clean lines and confident silhouette of this bronzed vase make it a soulful choice for minimalists and statement-piece lovers alike. Part bud vase. Part sculpture. Entirely stunning.

Petite and one-of-a-kind this unusual and eclectic candle holder is the perfect small addition for those who love an earthy, mushroom color palette.

This small, expressive bowl possesses a big personality that simply put, feels jolly. Bring merriment to the table with thoughtful and joyous details that spark a smile.

A marble catchall in overlapping warm neutral tones provides handsome desktop or vanity storage in any room.

A bowl crafted from Jade marble sits pretty while it’s working hard.

Crafted using traditional woodworking techniques, bask in the raw beauty of nature via twin oak sculptural accents.

Textural pedestals add height, dimension, and layering to your seasonal tablescape, bookshelf, or coffee table. These enchanting wood accents will delight entertainers.

A timeless piece in an autumnal color palette is perfect for cultivating merriment and cheer.

Finished by hand in a creamy winter white hue, this tabletop sculpture is inspired by ancient forms and travel abroad. Its storied yet modern silhouette makes a quiet statement.

Tonal book décor is having a moment. Keep things neutral with a beige bundle of artful reads.

For all those cups of coffee or cocoa by the fire, this Luna mug crafted from Sofitel Gold marble can do it all.

3-D printed with cornstarch-derived materials, this sleek and edited-to-a-T lamp is a conversation starter for the technology aficionado.

The feminine curves and delicate, organic silhouette of this cream-colored ceramic sculpture have us reminiscing over winter wonderlands and snowy hills.

An architectural wall sconce in natural material feels deserving of any number of rooms—inside and out. The hardest part will be deciding which part of the home suits it best.

Everyone needs the perfect vase that acts as a decorative object or a container for dried botanicals. Enter Facette. Imperfect to the core with a texture inspired by hand-troweled finishes, the faceted white vase can stand alone or hold dried blooms.

A recycled glass sculptural vase is sure to be enjoyed season after season. Top with seasonal flowers for a welcoming host gift.

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