Tuesday, December 1, 2009

GIFT ROUND UP: MAKE IT MERRY!

Tis the season to amaze with great gifts and thoughtful thanks. Hit everyone on your list with my gift guide of goodies for every personality.

THE MONOGRAM MAVEN:


These business cards will leave a great first impression. From Whitney English.


FOR THE GUY'S GUY:
Photo Courtesy of Assouline
The Bouffon Zebra Notebook from Assouline looks just like the real thing. If you are not heading to Africa anytime soon, pen your Safari hopes instead.

FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND:
Photo Courtesy of Raynaud
Alberto Pinto designed a gorgeous line of porcelain tabletop with Raynaud. Chinoiserie is beloved by many, so this pattern is sure to please.


FOR THE CLIENT:
Photo Courtesy of Madeline Weinrib
Order a Blue Collins custom bedspread from Madeline Weinrib Atelier for a design client that just moved into their new home.

FOR THE JAM MAKER:
Photo Courtesy of Felix Doolittle
Sweet personal labels make a homemade gift even better. From Felix Doolittle.

FOR THE JEWELRY COLLECTOR:

A stamped leather shagreen jewelry box from Vellum NYC means you never have to dig through knotted chains and bangles again. Call 212.343.3499 for a retailer near you.

FOR THE CHEF IN TRAINING:

Photo Courtesy of Pomegranate
Bring Ikat into the kitchen for the savvy chef. Ikat Ochre Oven Mits come in a set of 2 from Pomegranate Inc.

FOR THE CLASSICIST:


Learn from the master of high British country home design, David Milnaric. See how royals and moguls live from this great style arbiter in Milnaric on Decorating from Francis Lincoln Publishing.


FOR THE COOKIE MONSTER:

If cookies are their thing, then this red Giverny gift box filled with 12 cookies or 6 brownies is a good choice from Ruby et Violette mail order. With over 100 cookie choices, choosing between Banana Walnut and Espresso bean will be that hard part.

FOR THE TRAVELER:
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Freyman
Love these! Pouch Set in orange Francesca and Fish mixed prints Roberta Roller Rabbit.

FOR THE GLAMOURPUSS:


Eduardo Garza works with semi-precious stones, creating fantastical sculptures and decorative objects incorporating gilding, lacquer and ostrich eggs. His prized pieces are available at Bergdorf Goodman, Harrods and Vivre. For the glamour lovers in your life, check out Eduardo Garza.

FOR THE PATTERN OBSESSED:
Photo Courtesy of Thomas Paul
For those that admire great patterns, these melamine Flourish Coasters show perfect doodles. From Thomas Paul.


FOR THE PARTY GIRL:
Photo Courtesy Kate Spade
Get your bling loving ones The Lady Marmalade Crystal Mushroom Ring from Kate Spade.


FOR THE KIDS:

Photo Courtesy of Garnet Hill
Hable Construction's adorable monogrammed felt Advent Calendar with outsize personality figurines make the Christmas countdown with kids memorable. From Garnet Hill.


FOR THE GAME PLAYER:
Photo Courtesy of Jonathan Adler
The lucite and needlepoint Jonathan Adler Backgammon set rocks.

FOR THE WORRIER:
Photo Courtesy of Gumps
The Bumbershoot Umbrella Stand from Gumps online/catalog will keep rainy days away.

FOR THE GREEN THUMB:
Photo Courtesy of Areo Home
French Iron Baskets from Areo Home are cachepots that can take the elements or work in a sunroom.

FOR THE TECHIE:
Photo Courtesy of Unique Skins
Unique Skins makes custom cell and computer covers that are pretty cute for stocking stuffers. Add your initials and website for an instant on the go business card.

FOR THE ONE THAT ADORES FLOWERS:
Photo Courtesy of Velocity
Flowering branch details make these Quince glasses stunning. From Roost through Velocity Art and Design.


FOR THE ARMCHAIR AUCTION BIDDER:
Photo Courtesy of Rizzoli
The auction catalog sold out way before the sale, so now you can get it! The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Berge Collection Auction book published by Flammarion and available through Rizzoli was created with Christies to reflect on one of the all-time greatest collections ever. The sale of the century had 773 pieces, including a knockout art collection shown in their Paris homes. This is amazing book highlights 100 noteworthy pieces and the prices they fetched at auction. It comes in a nice slipcase, natch.

FOR THE NEAT FREAK:

These scalloped Areo Home soapstone boxes have great style. Perfect for a nightstand or dresser.

FOR THE CONSTANTLY ORGANIZED:

Little trays are always handy. Michael Devine Home's Venice Tray incorporates his signature fabric designs and a durable, plastic coated finish means spills are better tolerated.

FOR THE BOOKWORM:

Calligrapher extraordinaire Bernard Maisner is doing a line of paper goods for Barnes and Noble Home Collection. The Love Knot bookmark is a sweet place holder.

FOR THOSE WRITING THEIR LIFE STORY:
Photo Courtesy of HSN
A set of 4 colorful ikat notebooks from Nate Berkus for HSN.

FOR THE LIST MAKER:
Photo Courtesy of Dabney Lee
The Monogrammed Desk Notepad in zig zag from Dabney Lee is comfortingly chunky and will last (seemingly) forever.

FOR THE HOSTESS:
Photo Courtesy of Roberta Freyman
Know someone with a house by the sea? Get them the Amanda placemats in blue from Roberta Roller Rabbit.


FOR THE PERSON THAT LIKES TO CARRY EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK:

Tote your stuff in style with an Iomoi monogrammed motif tote bag. Buy one for you, one as a gift.

FOR THE GURU SEEKER:

Photo Courtesy of Conran
In the loop locals from India give their picks for the must visit Dehli sites, sounds, and eats in Love Delhi Travel Guide from Conrans. This follows the first book, Love Mumbai. Designers used local materials to put the actual book together, and the case is of red silk from Mysore.


FOR THE ECO PARTY THROWER:

You can never have enough trays, they make a great gift. Roost's Hemingway Nesting Trays from Velocity Art and Design trimmed in brass are Modern Rustic in the best possible way.


FOR THE HOMEBODY:
Photo Courtesy of West Elm
Hip NYC knitwear designers Lutz and Patmos have created a signature chunky knit throw for West Elm. Cable and honeycomb knits make this a warm bet.

6 comments:

The Matters of Style Girls said...

What a fabulous collection of items you've put together. What do you know, I just requested and received that very same Iomoi elephant bag for my birthday!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Anything from Eduardo Garza for me! What a wonderful and diverse list-cheers!

DoxaHome.com said...

In love with Eduardo Garza, we offer his collection as well, so chic;) Also adore the West Elm Lutz and Patmos knit throw...so yummy!

Best,
Jaime

Maureen Sullivan Stemberg, Interiors said...

This is such a great gift YOU have given to us!!
I love each and every suggestion.
Thank you, for taking the time & effort to
put this list together.

Tricia said...

So nice to have someone else do my shopping for me - done!

My Notting Hill said...

What a great ensemble of gift ideas. Thanks.