Now that the weekend after Thanksgiving has passed and you’ve finished shoveling turkey and sweet potato hash into your maw and binge watching “Gilmore Girls” on Neflix, it’s time to talk business — the somewhat tricky business of settling on sure-to-be-loved holiday gifts that will never, be relegated to the dreaded re-gift pile.
Like in years past, I’m here to make holiday shopping for the most discerning/demanding of friends and loved a bit easier. Below, I’ve wrangled up a motley and merry assortment of goodies for the home and garden with an emphasis on independent designers, domestic manufacturing, charitable giving and the use of long-lasting and environmentally sustainable materials. Also: an emphasis on all-around awesomeness.
As you can see, there’s something for just about everyone on your holiday shopping list: space-strapped greenthumbs, cabin porn enthusiasts, urban lumberjacks, wildlife lovers, aspiring globetrotters and on. And because you’re inevitably going to give someone a pair of socks, I’ve included a very special pair of those, too.
All of my gift picks — 20 in total for now with a new suggestion added to the list each week in the days leading up to Christmas — are priced under $200.
Wonderful Sign by iamhome @ CB2 ($59.95)
Glass Jar with Ceramic Polar Bear Lid @ A&G Merch ($19)
The Ultimate American Sock by United by Blue @ Kickstarter ($35+ - Christmas Gift Pack)
Chopping Block @ ReForm School ($48)
FEED Tea Towel - Arrow @ West Elm Market ($12)
Square Puffy Frame by Ashley Olson/Working Class Studio @ shopSCAD ($52)
Yoga Joes @ Brogamats ($25)
Nomad Planter @ The Garden Apartment ($32)
Aura Wind Chime by Ladies & Gentlemen @ Poketo ($175)
Log Carrier @ United by Blue ($58)
Faribault Buffalo Check Banket @ Kaufmann Mercantile ($99)
Big Sur Cabin Spray - 20 oz. @ Juniper Ridge ($40)
Shoe Planters by Wyatt Little @ American Design Club ($60)
Wild Beasts Catchall @ Izola ($45)
"Cabins" by Philip Jodidio (Taschen) @ Powell's ($69.99)
Table Tiles by Bower @ Areaware ($15)
Box for the Birds Bird House Kit by Michael Oliveri Studio @ Dry Goods Brooklyn ($35)
Auntie Mame Breakfast in Bed Set @ Beekman 1802 ($130)
Monterey Fish Platter @ Bambu ($28)
Added 12/8:Casagami Solar Nightlight by Marc Lebas @ MoMA Store ($12)
Added 12/15: Amy Sedaris Money Tray @ Fishs Eddy ($34.95)
Related on MNN:
- MoMA Design Store celebrates the spirit of crowdfunding
- Small Things Matter: Tiny design gifts that help make a big difference
Eden Paper: Beautiful gift wrap that you can plant and, eventually, eat