Instead of buying gifts that will be shoved in a closet for the better part of a year, why not buy your friends and family something that will make their home more beautiful and reflect their personal design style? No matter what their style, I've got you covered. Here are 6 of my top picks for must-have home decor gifts. Not sure what their style is? Have them use the Tastemaker Style Finder to find out in under a minute!
For Designer Devotees
Golden Rule Tool, abc home, $20
Part of his Eclectic line, the Golden Rule Tool is a solid brass ruler designed by Tom Dixon, modern design icon. Dixon, famous for the S Chair and a slew of contemporary lighting fixtures, has applied his creative sensibilities to small decorative accessories. Any lover of modern interior spaces is surely a fan of Dixon, and what better way to celebrate the holiday season than with the gift of iconic design?
For Mid-Century Modernists
Mid-Century Modern Tapers, west elm, $24-28
Lovers of Mad Men will be quite satisfied with these candlesticks. The tapered shape and glossy finish are key traits of MCM (Mid-Century Modern) design, and this silvery pair will look fantastic on just about any table.
For Hollywood Glamatrons
Faux fur throw, Restoration Hardware, $79
One of the trendiest home accessories at the moment, no design lover should be without a faux fur throw this season. What better way to keep warm and stay chic?
Saddle Leather Valet, Pottery Barn, $79
For all those who love old world charm and traditional design, this valet is perfect. A rich, brown leather with strong lines and a seasoned appearance, its function is just as important as its form.
For Vintage Lovers
Circling Swallows Clock, Anthropologie, $158
Instead of numbers, a circle of tiny white birds makes this clock unique and whimsical. Perfect for vintage treasure hunters and eclectic stylists, this gift looks amazing installed on a bold wall.
Zebrawood Speaker, Jayson Home, $88
This wireless, rechargeable speaker is perfect for Minimalists and all those who hate complicated designs. Its compact size, sleek shape, and bluetooth connection allow it to sit just about anywhere. With its only decoration coming from the exotic zebrawood's natural graining, this piece holds true to Minimalist style, but is also quite fantastic for anyone who loves modern design.