If you’re struggling to find the perfect present for the friend whose house looks like it was lifted from the pages of Architectural Digest, consider this your go-to holiday gift guide. From wine glasses to elegant throws, these timeless home decor gifts are sure to appeal to the friend who already has it all.
1. Wine Glasses
When the weather outside is frightful, hunker down by the fireplace with a delightful glass of wine. Handcrafted by Los Angeles–based glassblower and designer Cheryl Saban, these Aspen White Wine Glasses are reminiscent of a snowy winter day — and each one is certain to warm your friend’s heart on even the coldest of nights. Featuring a wide base and slightly tapered mouth, the 4-inch handblown glass pieces are elegant enough for any special occasion and timeless enough to be a part of their glassware collection for years to come. If your friend would prefer a glass with a bit more pizzazz, opt for a set of mango or lavender wine glasses instead. Simply pair the glasses with your loved one’s favorite bottle of wine to spread some extra holiday cheer this season.
Give a gift that can last all year long by picking out a one-of-a-kind piece of art for that impossible-to-buy-for friend on your list. If your friend generally veers toward pieces that are sophisticated and soothing, consider gifting him or her “Finding Rest Amidst the Chaos” by Lexington-based artist Haley Klein. If they prefer something a little more lively, consider the bold “Dream While You’re Wide Awake” piece by Los Angeles–based neon artist Lisa Schulte. You might even want to commission an entirely original work of art for the connoisseur in your life.
As snow swirls all around outside, keep things feeling cheery and cozy by lighting a candle or two. If you’re looking for something that’s much more heartfelt and original than a mass-produced Target candle, opt for one of six candles lovingly created by Cheryl Saban Glass. From Femininity (a large raspberry swirl candle that evokes feminine energy, charm and beauty) to Courage (a large orange swirl candle that represents strength, victory and bravery), the one-of-a-kind creations are sure to resonate with anyone on your list. Whether placed on the fireplace mantel or by a frosted windowsill, these candles will help your friend’s home feel merry and bright all winter long. And the best part? After they’ve burned through all of the wax, the hand-blown glass vessels can be recycled as functional design objects around the house.
4. Cozy Throws
Help your loved one stay warm on even the frostiest of occasions by giving them an irresistibly soft holiday throw. If you’re looking for something extra warm and comfy, consider this chunky knit blanket made from Merino wool. If your friend might prefer something with some extra visual variety, consider this fringed throw with tasseled and textured embellishments.
By using this list as a guide, you can find the perfect gift for the design-obsessed friend in your life. Now all you need to do is find some equally-covetable wrapping paper.