December 2, 2021

A Holiday Gift Guide for the Design Lover

From kitchen gadgets and decorative accessories to snuggly throw blankets and yummy scents, here are the items we’re shopping this season!

‘Tis the season for holiday shopping. Our team is sharing what’s in our shopping carts AND what’s on our own wish lists. Whether you’re shopping for someone who loves their home, or you’re looking to treat yourself, we hope you’ll find some inspiration here. We’ve got budget-friendly favorites . . . and a few splurges, too. Enjoy! 

Rachel Reider, Principal

What I'm giving: Gourmet Liege Belgian Waffle Gift Box, Eastern Standard Provisions Company

“This year, I’ll be gifting these gourmet waffle boxes. I saw them on Oprah’s Favorite Things list, and they check all the boxes for me: delicious, interactive (fun family activity), and locally made!”

What's on my wishlist: Light Totems, Christina Watka

“I’ve long admired Christina Watka’s Light Totems. I love how dynamic and interactive they are and know they would look incredible in our foyer which gets a lot of natural light.”

Kristina Ranaldi, Senior Interior Designer

What I'm giving: Gift card for Getaway House

“I love giving and getting experience gifts for the holidays.  With family far away, it takes the stress out of finding a gift and shipping to arrive in time. I’d love to give the gift of an escape at a private mini cabin in the woods within driving distance of the city.”

Avocado Vase MoMA Design Store 

“This glass vase is a cool way to watch an avocado seed grow into a tree and looks great in a sunny window.”

What's on my wishlist: An experience with Outstanding in the Field

"I've been wanting to attend one of these unique dining events for years!"

Matcha Maker Starter Kit, Cuzen Matcha

“I've had my eye on this matcha machine simplify my morning routine, and it even looks good enough to leave on the counter.”


Jessica Drummond, Interior Designer

What I'm giving: Serenity Fragrance Diffuser Set, Anthropologie

"I’m planning to give diffuser sets and fragrance oils to all my sisters. They make any room smell amazing, and the juniper sage scent is perfect for the holidays"

What's on my wishlist: Faux Fur Ombre Throw, West Elm

"I have my eye on this oversize throw blanket. It looks very cozy and super soft. Can’t wait to wrap up in it next to the fire on chilly nights!"

Lauren Petkus,  Interior Designer and Project Manager

What I'm giving: Verso Table Vase, Ferm Living

“You can never have too many vases. This unique one does double-time as a decorative item or a functional vase.”

What's on my wishlist: Handcrafted Wooden Bowls, Food52

“In the season of hosting, an extra-large wooden salad bowl is the perfect addition to my next holiday party.”

Krystel Enko, Design Coordinator

What I'm giving: Rabbit White Compact Electric Wine Opener Crate&Barrel and Schott Zwiesel Modo Red Wine Glasses, Pottery Barn

"An automatic wine opener, plus a set of wine glasses is an excellent last-minute gift idea or staple for wine drinkers and party hosts. I’ve been eyeing this shape wine glass for a while!"

What's on my wishlist: Farmhouse Soup Bowls, Crate&Barrel

“With my increased love of cooking, especially during the winter months (soups!), I’m looking to grow my dinnerware collection. These stoneware bowls would be just right for French onion soup!”

Katie Sullivan, Client Associate

What I'm giving: Ace Sweatpant in Total Eclipse Blue, Mack Weldon 

“These are what I’m giving to all of the gentlemen in my life!  They are my husband’s favorite ‘fancy’ sweats - comfy and stylish at the same time. He also loves their socks—which make great stocking stuffers!”

Max Rise Card Case, Pink Dot Styles

“My 12-year-old daughter is getting this camo wallet. It’s for hard-to-buy-for tweens and teens. Their bags are awesome too!”

What's on my wishlist: Exfoliating Shower Gel in Lime, Basil & Mandarin, Jo Malone

“My friend bought me this body scrub for my birthday a while back, and I can’t get enough of the citrus scent.  It just ran out after two years, and I want more!  I love all the Jo Malone products in this scent."

Celine Throw, Sferra

“Throw blankets only last so long, and we could use a fresh one now that winter is coming. These cotton throws are machine-washable and come in an array of colors to complement any room in the house.”

As you’re shopping this holiday season, we also encourage you to look for local and small businesses in your community you can support. Independent bookshops, gift stores, and maker markets are perfect for picking up last-minute gifts (no shipping delays or supply chain issues) and always appreciate our patronage.

Happy holidays from our team to yours!

Until next time,

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