NFDCo.’s Holiday Gift Guide

Hint, hint…

With the holidays fast approaching (we’re still not sure where this year went..!) everyone is busy trying to find the perfect gift for every person on their list. We’ve made it easier for you by compiling some different gift ideas that are great for your design savvy and home-happy friends.

*may or may not be based on personal preferences and wants 🙂 

 

1. Coffee table books

Coffee table books are a great way to add some both visual and intellectual appeal, depending on the cover and content of the book. Find something relevant to your designer’s interest for them to have on their coffee table. Also serves as a great conversation starter for guests!

 The Butterflies of North America

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Sold from Amazon shop here.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

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Sold from Amazon shop here.

Pictorial Webster’s Pocket Dictionary

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Sold from Amazon shop here.

Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury

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Sold from Amazon shop here.

Woodcut

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Sold from Amazon shop here.

2. Cozy blankets

The perfect gift for anyone on your list, really, because who doesn’t love cozying up under a blanket during the cold holiday season?

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Sold from Pottery Barn shop here.

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Sold from etsy.com

Cozy blankets are fun way to add some texture and oh, so warm. You can catch me under one of these sipping on hot chocolate on a chilly winter night.

3. Candles

And speaking of cozy environments, candles may seem like a cliché gift idea, but we have one burning in our office almost every day! We’ve been jiving on our Christmas Tree candle this season to get us into the holiday spirit.

Another candle that makes a great gift and looks cute at the same time are the Homesick candles, which release a scent that takes one back to their home state.

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Personalize yours at helloyoucandles.com!

4. Decorative accessories of any sort

Anything that we can put on a shelf or on a table is always a good idea, and probably something that someone may not think to purchase on their own.

Our favorites (as you’ve probably guessed by now): crystals and geodes, either as is or as something else, for example bookends…

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Sold From Mitchell Gold& Bob Williams shop here.

…or coasters.

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Shop from etsy.com.

(a much better and cheaper alternative if you don’t want to spend $85 on a rock in a pouch!)

Refer back to Express Yourshelf and Thinking Outside the Box for further accessory inspiration!

5. Planters and succulents

Adds cute little touches of greenery and helps combat the winter blues.

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Instagram photo by North Fork Design Co.

6.Novelty Items (With a purpose!)

One of Caitlin’s favorite gifts she received this year was this clam shell tape measure. Find something cute that still serves function in our everyday, design-related lives.

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Sold from Anthropologie shop here.

Cute colored pencils

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Sold from World Market shop here.

7. Magazine subscriptions

Another item that one may not think to purchase themselves but is a great source of inspiration for the home.

Architectural Digest

Interior Design Magazine

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Subscribe at discountmags.com

8. Houseware accessories

Things like this Rustic Olive Wood cutting board are a great gift because they serve purpose (i.e. when hosting a holiday party) but also look nice as display pieces when not in use.

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Shop from West Elm.

And to complete the set, shop the smaller, paddled one as well.

Attractive serving trays and dishes, or any kind of fun housewares appeal as great gifts to the design-savvy, as well as a perfect hostess gift!

9. Barware

Rocks glasses, wine glasses, bottle openers, wine stoppers—things to help make our home bar the place to be.

Seas the Gray wine opener/stopper set from MW coastal

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Sold from MW Coastal Goods shop here.

Rocks glasses..

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Sold from West Elm shop here.

..and other fun glasses

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Get this set from Macy’s shop here.

10. Wine

Because something’s gotta go in those new glasses!

Happy shopping!

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