There are plenty of gift guides written this time of year with a focus on value, on keeping gifts under a certain amount. Those guides make perfect sense for your second cousin or for a headcount of 15-plus co-workers. This guide, however, is made of up dream gifts, gifts for when money is of no object (or is less of an object, let’s say). Be it a gift for someone close or extra-special or for instances when the holiday budget is a little more flush this year.
Above: Designer Deborah Ehrlich’s Straight Champagne Glasses are a Remodelista favorite. They’re sophisticated, made of handblown Swedish crystal, and are $420 for a set from Deborah Ehrlich direclty on 1st Dibs where you find the full range of her crystal and furniture on offer. Above: Designed by Michelin-starred chef Yves Charles for Perceval, the 9.47 Table Knife is handmade of 14C28N steel and comes in black, cream, or Gabon Ebony; $199 to $219 for a set of 2 at Ode to Things. Above: Illustrator and ceramicist Polly Fern makes a range of hand-painted platters inspired by poetry books for The New Craftsmen. Here, the Tulip and Whippet Romantic Platter is taken from an old book of garden poems. Decorated with cobalt oxide on earthenware, the platter is £720. See the full range of her painted ceramics at The New Craftsmen. Above: Hand-loomed Merino wool blankets and throws from RP Miller are inspired by archival textile patterns and available at MARCH. The RP Miller Indigo Sturbridge Throw is $900 at MARCH. Above: Architect and designer Vincent van Duysen created the perfect luxe solution to key-wrangling: the Key Holder made of polished brass in a circular shape; $450 at Ode to Things. Above: On the quirkier side of things, the Iittala Birds Toikka Whooper Swan is made of mouth-blown glass from Finnish designer Oiva Toikka; $595 at Tiina the Store. Above: New York ceramicist Simone Bodmer-Turner makes the Large Single Vase in smooth white ceramic; $525 at The Primary Essentials. Above: Japanese company Ifuji makes handmade Cherry Wood Shaker Boxes. They’re available by custom order from Arts & Science in Japan and in the US, at Makié in New York. Above: A Self-Inking Custom Rubber Stamp from WMS & Co. is $175 to $240. Above: Swedish glass artist Ingegerd Raman makes the Large Vase Black, among other ceramics, available for $240 CAD ($182 USD) at Mjölk.
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