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Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

For the Entertainer

acrylic tumbling tower & sir and madam rialto glassware

Acrylic Tumbling Tower & Sir/Madam Rialto Glassware

“This is game night done right. Pretty cocktails in sherbet-colored glasses and a tumbling tower so chic you’ll keep it on your coffee table year-round.” —Phoebe Flynn Rich, creative director. Tumbling tower ($99); Glasses (starting at $24).

william morris playing cards

William Morris Playing Cards

Perfect for the game night–loving design nerd, these cards ($15) feature two classic patterns by the iconic textile designer.

kodak luma 75 pocket projector

Kodak Luma 75 Pocket Projector

Turn a blank wall into a home theater or Mario Kart tournament with this palm-sized projector ($170) that tucks away post-party.

social studies gift card

Social Studies Gift Card

“For that friend who wants to host like a debutant but doesn’t have the trust fund, there’s Social Studies (Starting at $100), the cool-kid party-rentals outfit. Just choose your style and submit your guest count, and they’ll deliver everything you need for a gorgeous spread—just add food and friends.” —Hannah Baker, home editor.

twig ny always camille salad plate

Twig NY Always Camille Salad Plate

These plates ($23 each), a collab with designer Molly Hatch, can make even a sandwich look fancy-pants.

gray malin beach backgammon set

Gray Malin Beach Backgammon Set

“A backgammon set ($40) is such a classy gift! And one featuring Gray Malin’s iconic aerial beach photography? Even classier.” —Lauren Iannotti, editor in chief.

For the Gardener

hay watering can and viva sol bocce set

Hay Watering Can

“Hydration meets high design with this sleek watering pot ($25) that would look great just sitting on the table when you’re not using it.” —Kelsie Schrader, assistant editor.

Viva Sol Bocce Set

With its cheery palette and pro-grade balls, your games-loving pal will surely consider this gift ($79) a win.

the magnolia company saplings
Drew’s pick!

The Magnolia Company Saplings

“Perfect for the budding green thumb in your crew, these Florida-grown saplings (starting at $59) come with tree-specific care instructions to ensure the li’l plant grows big and bountiful.”

MoMA wildlife birdhouse and feeder

MoMA Wildlife Birdhouse and Feeder

What feathered friend wouldn’t want to move into this minimalist-chic nesting box ($68)? It would be right at home in any bird-watcher’s backyard.

picnic time essential garden seat & tool kit

Picnic Time Essential Garden Seat & Tool Kit

Gardening doesn’t have to be back-breaking work thanks to this handy stool ($76), which folds up and has room for all your weeders and trowels below.

Gifts that Give Back

all across africa small desert flower biko basket and lotto love 4-pack

All Across Africa Small Desert Flower Biko Basket

This beautiful, colorful catchall ($30) is ethically crafted in Rwanda and helps create sustainable income for artisans throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Lotto Love 4-pack

“Lottery tickets are a foolproof stocking stuffer, especially when they’ve got a social mission. Just scratch them off to reveal where LottoLove ($40 for 4) is donating on your behalf—its charitable partners provide everything from clean water to literacy tools to those in need.” —Christina Izzo, features editor.

everlane 100% human tee

Everlane 100% Human Tee

Wardrobe basics get a do-good boost with this collection ($25), with 10 percent of sales going toward the ACLU’s civil rights efforts.

cuddle + kind fox doll
Jonathan’s pick!

Cuddle + Kind Fox Doll

“Not only does this cutie give us Wes Anderson vibes, but for each doll (starting at $52) bought, 10 meals are donated to combat childhood hunger.”

haver hill hope bracelet

Haverhill Hope Bracelet

“All profits from this delicate arm candy ($265) benefit Color of Change, America’s largest online racial-justice organization.” —Emma Gray Pitt, associate art director.

tentree juniper camp mug

Tentree Juniper Camp Mug

Got an outdoors lover in the family? Give ’em a two-for-one gift with this durable mug ($25), and TenTree will plant 10 trees in their honor.

For the Maker

upstate dye kits
Linda’s pick!

Upstate Dye Kits

“Gift your crafty pal these natural dye formulas (starting at $48) in rose, turmeric, or indigo so they can transform anything from a white tee to a plain shower curtain into a work of art.”

john robshaw lanka oyster kitchen gift set

John Robshaw Lanka Oyster Kitchen Gift Set

Made from leftover fabric with the goal of reducing waste, this set ($75) includes extra-pretty versions of kitchen must-haves.

diy mini greenhouse kit

DIY Mini Greenhouse Kit

This teeny novelty greenhouse ($40) takes about 20 hours to put together—a fair price to end up with a miniature that’s this level of cute.

puebco tablet stand

Puebco Tablet Stand

“This brass beauty ($58) is perfect for holding your tablet while you cook. (It works for old-school cookbooks, too.”) —Nina Elder, food editor

modern sprout growframe

Modern Sprout Growframe

A nifty mountable shelf/frame/grow light combo ($190) helps plant babies thrive in even the darkest rooms.

we are knitters miami beach petit point kit

We Are Knitters Miami Beach Petit Point Kit

“Escape to the seaside with this easy-enough-for-beginners embroidery kit ($85) that would make a great gallery-wall addition.” —Alexandra Wozniczka, designer.

For the Homebody

pretti.cool clock and siblings scent no 06 candle

Pretti.Cool Clock

Gift this hand-painted timepiece ($88) to the art school alum in your life to dress up any wall.

Siblings Scent No 06 Candle

These sustainable candles ($22) come deconstructed so there aren’t any wasted glass tumblers—just melt and pour the wax into a vessel of your choice and enjoy!

katie mudd ceramics mug & pour over

Katie Mudd Ceramics Mug & Pour Over

This sunny handmade set ($45 each) is perfect for the design-minded coffee connoisseur in your life.

by robynblair puzzles

By Robynblair Puzzles

Satisfy that sweet tooth with these sugary puzzles ($48 each) from the cult-fave candy-art brand.

bureburepets cat basket
There’s a cat in there!

Bureburepets Cat Basket

“I’d put this (starting at $64) under the tree for my cat, Gus. Hand-knit from 100 percent wool, it would keep him warm in the winter and cool in the summer.” —Tara Cox, executive managing editor.

claus porto gift box

Claus Porto Gift Box

With deco-inspired packaging from the brand’s archives, these soaps ($75) are almost too pretty to unwrap. But they smell too great not to!

Edited by Hannah Baker & Christina Izzo | Photographs by Chelsea Kyle | Prop Styling by Astrid Chastka | Food Styling by Drew Aichele | All Product Images Courtesy of the Brands

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