Top 10 Gifts for Design Enthusiasts

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With the holidays just around the corner it’s possible that you’re stuck on what you can get for your favorite design enthusiast. In general items of home décor are personal choices that reflect the tastes of the owner not the gift giver, but here are ten items and companies that should fit in to any home.

Book: A girls guide to decorating

Decorating Abigail Ahern style  is about creating spaces that make you happy – not just buying the latest ‘it’ chair. According to the internationally renowned interior designer, the most successful homes always have an element of the unexpected”. Find out more in her latest book or enjoy her last book A girls guide to decorating.

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Ferm Living copper pencil holder

Ferm Living copper pencil holder from madeindesign.co.uk copper cylinders in varying heights can be used to hold any number of things in the bathroom, office, kitchen, bedroom, wherever you need. Keep them together and use as a group or use them separately in groups of three. Their plain sleek styling and neutral metallic finish let them fit in with any décor.

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Umbra menagerie bottle toppers

Limited release from umbra.com. They’re a sleek modern design that will keep your wine fresh and your table fabulous, and for a limited time they come in gold finish for the holidays. (Best if given with wine ).

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Book: Eames: Beautiful details

Learn more about the couple and the designs still coveted by designers and home owners today. Makes a great coffee table book and …“celebrate the seamlessness and fluidity in which Charles and Ray Eames operated as both a husband-and-wife team and as designers unrestricted by traditional professional boundaries”. Contains a selection of Eames designs and works grouped in an aesthetic, direct and accessible way.

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Furniture and accessories from Seletti

These imaginative and beautiful pieces can help anyone customize the design of their home whether towards eclectic, rustic or modern. They also carry lighting and pantone inspired products.

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kMix toasters by Kenwood

These modern toasters come in two or four slice models and are available in a wide range of colours to match your kitchen. Note: Take a look around the gift recipient’s kitchen first if possible. If your design enthusiast has all of their other small appliances from a different maker you should follow suit on brand with your gift.

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Designer pet items from Modko

Included in their line are functional and modern aesthetically pleasing litter boxes, dog potty, stackable scratchers and modern functional pet-carrier bags. Don’t leave your pets out in the design-barren-cold this Christmas.

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Umbra frames and artwork

So I know that this list contains Umbra gifts already but the combination of their modern and fresh designs, the way that they include art into their picture frames and the great price point makes these great gifts.

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 3D printed items from Nervous System

These latticework accessories, house wears and lamps have intricate patterns based on the pattern or nerves in the nervous system and other natural patterning like honeycomb designs.

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A magazine subscription to a great Design Magazine

When all else fails there are many great Interior design publications out there, that you can transform into gifts, if you’re not sure try one of these: Dwell, Architectural Digest or Design Bureau.

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