You don’t need to spend a fortune to make sure everyone on your list gets something special and personalized. If you’re trying to stretch your budget, these little luxuries make thoughtful gifts for even the hardest to shop for.
For the Home
The tiniest retreat for the tiniest residents. Gate 35 Bug Hotel
Give tired bugs and insects a place to stay in your garden! Attracting bees, butterflies, ladybirds and a host of other insects, this bug hotel offers a safe place for insects to rest, hibernate, nest and lay eggs away from prying predators.
They may not live in an Eichler, but their home can smell like one. Anecdote Candles Mid-Century Modern Candle
What it is: A hand-poured candle made with a coconut-soy wax blend, cotton wick and phthalate-free fragrance for a clean burn and powerful scent throw. Fragrance story: Much like the subtle pops of color that defined living rooms of the era, hints of lavender, jasmine, and orange add contour...
For struggling plant parents. Studio ROOF Bouquet - Spring Boogie
This collection serves as a reminder that true beauty comes in the most natural of all forms – flowers. They irradiate joy with their jubilant colors, and infuse your home with happiness and good times.
The perfect coffee table book for midcentury design lovers. Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program 1945–1966
A complete retrospective of the Case Study Houses program. The Case Study House program (1945–1966) was an exceptional, innovative event in the history of American architecture and remains to this day unique.
Brighten up family game night. Areaware Pattern Puzzle
Dusen Dusen is known for their bold original textiles to both wear and live among. Each collection is developed and inspired by fine art, commercial and naïve design, as well as the brain's reaction to color, movement, and contrast.
A pop of color that'll save their coffee table from water marks. Graf Lantz Bierfilzl Square Coaster Felt Solid 4 Pack
Our traditional Bierfilzl (or "Beer Felt") are the highest quality German merino wool felt coasters on the market today. Their clean and minimal execution offers an unexpected textural and refined modern heritage element to any home decor.
The greatest office accessory for those with a high kitsch threshold. MoMA Pear Pod Multifunctional Desktop Organizer
Inside this Pear Pod Multifunctional Desktop Organizer is a hidden storage system, with enough room for pencils, scissors, paperclips, sticky notes and other office essentials. The Pear Pod is also a fun way to serve snacks, from small breadsticks to cookies and crackers.
The people starting a new conversation in sports bring the dialogue to your dinner table. Reset the Table Conversation Cards
U.S. Women’s National Team members and World Cup champions Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, Tobin Heath, and Meghan Klingenberg created re—inc, a purpose-driven lifestyle brand to boldly reimagine the status quo and champion equity, creativity, progress, and art.
The sands of time are, in fact, blue—or purple, or yellow... HAY Time Hourglass
In a variety of colors and sizes, the Time Hourglass (2015) is a modern twist on the centuries-old invention of the sand glass or sand clock. Its organic shape and color combinations of clear or tinted glass add a hint of color and sculpture to bookshelves and consoles.
For the Kitchen
The most affordable Le Creuset we’ve ever seen, and surprisingly versatile. Le Creuset Mini Round Cocotte
From cobblers to gratins to pot pies, everything tastes better when it comes in a perfectly portioned individual Mini Round Cocotte. Not only do individual servings create an elegant presentation at the table, but recipes bake faster in the smaller sized dish making them ideal for serving a crowd.
It opens, it closes—and it’s under 10 bucks. Seki Magoroku Bottle Opener and Sealer
The most functional 3-in-1 bottle opener you will ever come across. This special item serves as a bottle opener, a bottle sealer, as well as a lid opener. Its compact design allows it to easily be stored or brought with you wherever you go. Many carry around a bottle opener with them on the go, and...
For crafting the perfect latte on the go. Golde Superwhisk
Meet your latte's new best friend. Superwhisk is a USB-rechargeable whisk that instantly froths your favorite superfood lattes to perfection. Handheld and rechargeable, so it goes wherever you do....
A well designed diagram for the aspiring barista. MoMA Design Store Multi-ccino Mug
Perfect for the avid coffee or espresso drinker in your life, this mug teaches them to create various recipes with handy indicators printed on the outside.
Never scratch a beloved pan again. Material The Soft-Edge Turner
Easy-going, flexible, and stylish. Must-have qualities that make this turner your pan’s best friend. Our BPA-free silicone spatula is designed with the ideal amount of give around the edges, making it easy to scrape, mix and flip without worry.
Just because you’re vaccinated doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a walktail. Stojo 16 Oz. Cup
Known as “grande” in certain coffee establishments, the 16 oz is a perfect pint, which means you can take that smoothie or beer anywhere your heart desires. Comes with a straw for splash-proof sipping.
A fiendishly good bottle opener, and a classic for a reason. Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener
The Alessi Diabolix Bottle Opener simplifies bottle opening tasks with its easy-grip form and wicked, cap-gripping teeth. The Diabolix Bottle Opener was designed by Biagio Cisotti and was manufactured using advanced plastic technology.
If you can get past the plastic handle, this is a surprisingly good knife. Victorinox Swiss Classic Paring Knife
A paring knife is every chef’s go-to tool for precision jobs in the kitchen, and our Swiss Classic Paring Knife 10 cm is a knife drawer standout not only for its fresh color palette but also for its sharp edge and pointed tip.
For the Pantry
Super concentrated coffee to craft the perfect cuppa—even without an espresso machine. Jot Ultra Coffee
The purest, most concentrated form of liquid coffee in the world. Ultra Coffee is uncommonly smooth, with unmatched clarity of flavor.
Our editor’s go-to coffee at her local bodega. Partners Coffee El Ramo
El Ramo is a project that showcases the impeccable flavor profile of Colombian coffees. El Ramo, meaning the bouquet in Spanish, is comprised of seasonally rotating lots from some of our closest and most favorite producers in the region.
Made in California, and in darling packaging to boot. Wilder Condiments Small Batch Mustard Trio
The golden touch. Right here: the sunniest condiments we’ve ever met. Inspired by beach cookouts and big communal tables, this mustard’s made to pal around with all the usual suspects (burgers, pretzels, charcuterie) and your other dishes too (deviled eggs, grilled cheese, roasted veg, you name it).
The flagship product of Diaspora Co., an equitable brand with a mission that goes beyond fair trade. Diaspora Co. Pragati Turmeric
Grown by our beloved Kasaraneni family amidst marigolds, bananas, and black rice on their 3rd generation farm. Whilst Mr. Prabhu Kasaraneni’s family has been farming for three generations, he is a self taught organic farmer who began growing heirloom Pragati turmeric in 2015, with assistance from...
The Dwell team is obsessed with this—and you can find it on the shelves of some of our favorite design shops. Fly By Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
The first & only 100% all-natural Sichuan chili sauce, proudly crafted in Chengdu. It's hot, spicy, crispy, numbing and deliciously savory. Intensely flavorful yet not off-the-charts spicy, it’ll make your food taste bolder and the world around you seem a little bit brighter.
For the Bath
Take their home spa one step closer to a Japanese onsen. Tosaryu Hinoki Bath Flakes
Bathe in a Hinoki-scented tub for a moment of sublime peace and relaxation. These bath flakes are taken from exceptionally fragrant Hinoki Cypress from the Shimanto area of Kochi Prefecture, Japan. From the moment you unpackage the bath flakes, you will be surrounded by the strong aroma of Hinoki.
For all those hard-to-reach places. Goshi
A body polishing, skin cleaning towel made in Japan. There’s a reason our best ideas come at us in the shower. While our thinking brain relaxes into an automatic task, those background thoughts can free-associate all over the place. But that automatic task is still important—getting you clean.
The best tool for a proper scrub. Kamenoko Tawashi Body Brush - Sato (Soft)
Brush your way to squeaky clean, radiant skin with our assortment of all-natural traditional Japanese tawashi brushes. In Japan, tawashi scrubbing brushes are generally used for housecleaning, but these tawashi, made from natural fibers, are intended to be used on the body.
A great cleanser for sensitive skin—and the beautiful typeface doesn’t hurt. 107 Chaga Jelly Low pH Cleanser
A gentle jelly cleanser with a low pH of 5.0, CHAGA JELLY helps leave skin clean and bright without stripping away natural oils. It’s an ideal cleanser for daily use, for all skin types.
These reusable cotton pads and colorful holder won’t be going to the landfill. LastObject LastRound
Make your beauty routine more sustainable with the LastRound by LastObject, a reusable alternative to traditional makeup pads and rounds.
"Slab" sounds more substantial than "soap bar," doesn’t it? Aesop Body Cleansing Slab
A vegetable-based, non-drying, pH-balanced soap boosted with purifying botanical oils. ...
Want to branch out? We’re huge fans of the design approach behind this brand. Haoma Earth Soap
Formulated for body, face, and hands, this gently exfoliating cold-processed soap creates a rich cleansing lather that fortifies the skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving your skin fresh, clean, and deeply hydrated.
For a moment of Zen from one of our favorite Brooklyn design shops. Sounds Bath Salts
Aroma therapeutic bath salts to transport body and mind. Scents of yuzu, grapefruit, petitgrain, and black pepper activate positivity and leave the skin feeling luminous and fresh.
What every Cool Person is using—and we can personally vouch for it, too. Everyday Oil Mainstay Blend
All natural, unisex skincare for your whole body + whole family. A blend of organic cold-pressed plant oils and steam-distilled essential oils that are cleansing, hydrating + balancing. For use on the face, body + hair (everywhere).
This shade of green rhymes with "dreams." J. Hannah Eames Nail Polish
Midcentury detail. Earthy chartreuse. The pleasingly unexpected. A line of carefully-edited, high quality polishes for the color-resistant.
Aburatorigami Japanese Blotting Papers
Soft leaflets made of 100 percent natural abaca leaf and gold flakes absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup for petal fresh skin anytime, anywhere. ...
For the Closet
Classic, cool, and camp-appropriate. Flint and Tinder Wool Camp Socks
Chunky wool blend socks keep your toes toasty and add a touch of classic style to any outfit. Pair these with your favorite boots, jeans, and a flannel, and you’ve got a certified classic fall outfit on your hands.
You can never have too many tote bags. Baggu Standard Baggu
Our best selling reusable bag isn't just for the grocery store, it goes everywhere and hauls almost anything. ...
This brand never steers us wrong—it’s impossible to pick just one pair, but let’s start with these. Hansel From Basel Rie Crew
Go big or go home as they say.
Easy on the planet—and the eyes.