Gift Guide: For the Home
Gifts for the home are generally a great bet. A gorgeous candle, a sleek piece of cookware, or a sculptural serving vessel can bestow warmth, innovation, and elegance within the spaces inhabited by your friends and loved ones. Still, you’ll want to think outside of the box. Don’t buy the scented candle everyone already has, or a boring ceramic that doesn’t stand out. Here are some better ideas—and why.
Cypress, piñon, eucalyptus, and jasmine make for a scented candle that’s both woodsy and vibrant. Throw in an aromatic room spray for good measure.
Trays often come in handy, and this one is spicier than most.
Tekla’s sleek bedding is the ideal intimate gift, especially in earth tones.
A tastefully intellectual reading lamp? Nailed it.
No one needs a jingle bell, but it’s a delight to have around.
Two pieces of cookware a certain someone didn’t know they needed: a donabe for steaming veggies and a cast-iron skillet perfect for pancakes.
Bakers and wanna-be bakers will adore this cutesy-chic bakeware set and a pair of kitchen mittens.
A Cut Above
Knives: for cheese, or just for display. Or a pair of handsomely handy kitchen shears.
Is This Seat Taken?
A stool for your lover to sit with you as you bathe, or vice versa
Take a Page
Bicoastal books for a dose of inspiration
Color Their World
A pop of yellow goes a long way.
Toast the Host
Give the gift of cozy mornings with an oversized mug, or grace an easygoing host with a minimalist carafe. And simply put: stemless Champagne flutes are cool.