Guest Picks: 20 Affordable Gifts for a Stylish Home
Want to avoid the mall rush this year? Yep, me too! That's why I'll be shopping with my bunny slippers on for delightful finds from some of my favorite online shops. I've rounded up 20 of my favorite unique, handmade and personalized present picks for the home — starting well under $20 bucks, with nothing over $100. Happy shopping! — Laura from Lolalina
Prefab Candleholder - $6.95
These little Prefab tea light holders from CB2 would make excellent stocking stuffers or hostess gifts for the modern design lovers on your list.
Custom Return Address Stamp by Primele - $37.50
A custom gift for under $40? I call that a win! This elegant return address stamp from Primelle would be just the thing for new homeowners or newlyweds. Package it with a set of simple deckle-edged stationery.
Personalized House Ornament by Paloma's Nest - $68
I've been a huge fan of Paloma's Nest since the early days of their Etsy shop, and I continue to find new treasures to covet among their wares — like this beautiful personalized house ornament. As with any personalized gift, be sure to order early — and double-check that spelling!
Mini Designer Chairs - $54
The perfect thing to get that design-loving parent on your list. "Officially" it would be for the wee one, but you both know who will really be playing with it! You get either two or four chairs, depending on which set you choose.
Personalized Silhouette Portrait by Luvin' Every Minute - $30
Parents will swoon over one of these custom silhouette portraits of their little one. All you need to do is get your hands on a profile shot to send in — and be sure to place your order early, allowing time for creation and delivery. If it's your own child you want in silhouette, you can order once and get multiple copies — great for grandparents and doting aunties.
Arne Jacobsen Design Letter Porcelain Cup - GBP 12.50
These Arne Jacobsen typography cups are a design lover's dream. Give just one, or spell out an entire word — they look great stacked or lined up on a shelf. And they work equally well as pencil cups or tiny vases.
Little Big Trivet - $22
Have you ever seen a happier trivet? This rainbow-hued cutie is also super practical: The wooden dowels can be spaced farther apart to accommodate larger pots, or kept together (as shown) for smaller items. And the string is perfect for hanging on a hook, where it can double as wall art.
Wood Block + Prints - $23.99
All of the photo products from Artifact Uprising use recycled and sustainable materials, and are incredibly stylish to boot. My current favorite is this set of 12 photos with a wood block stand. Scour a friend's Instagram feed and pick out a dozen favorites to print.
Beater Whisk - $18
Who knew a whisk could be so chic and compact? This space-saving pop-up design from Normann Copenhagen comes in a rainbow of cheery color combos. Stuff one in a stocking, or pair it with a colorful mixing bowl if a bigger gift is what you're after.
10-Inch Bowl, Cherry, Sage and White Crossed - $62
This beautiful cherry bowl stands out because of the hand-dipped paint detail at the bottom. It is food safe, and the wood has been left untreated.
Big Diamond Cookie Cutter, 3-D Printed - $12.40
For the baker who has everything, how about a selection of hip cookie cutters from Printmeneer? This Dutch Etsy shop stocks cutters in the shapes of everything from anchors to clouds to Pride and Prejudice characters. I would pack up a bunch of them with an assortment of fancy colored sugars.
Beeswax Storage Wrap - $24
For the eco-conscious on your list, may I suggest a pack of bee's wrap? These amazing (and sort of chic) beeswax-coated reusable muslin cloths can be used in place of plastic wrap to cover bowls and bits of leftover food. Genius!
Oh Deer Tea Towel - $19
I always like to have a few little things on hand for last-minute gift exchanges, and this bright and cheery antler tea towel is my top pick this year. It's under $20 and works for everyone.
Anthology Magazine, Issue 13 - $12
Anthology, in case you haven't had a chance to peruse a copy, is a stunning independent quarterly magazine covering design, interiors and fresh entertaining ideas. Buy a current copy, and tuck in a note letting your recipient know you've ordered them a year's subscription (visit the Anthology website for subscriptions).
Vintage-Style Camera Clock - $84
No one seems to have clocks anymore — and by clocks, I mean actual analog clocks, not just a digital readout on the computer or oven. Go old school with this cute camera wall clock from Decoylab.
Wood Succulent Planter - $29
These reclaimed cedar planters are handmade in Washington and have a beautiful simplicity about them. Make your gift complete by adding a trio of succulents from a local nursery.
Custom Home Portrait by Kelley Cummins Design - $100
Send in a photograph of a house, and designer Kelley Cummins will create an original art print customized with the text of your choice. At $100, this is the most expensive gift on the list — but the right person will treasure it forever.
Aiden Candlestick - $39
These hand-turned wooden candlesticks have a Scandinavian simplicity about them that I find utterly irresistible. If you are giving a pair, I suggest choosing one taller and one shorter, rather than a matched set, for a more natural look.
Perpectual Calendar - $90
This chalkboard perpetual wall calendar has a bold, graphic appeal, perfect for adding some punch to a home office. I also love that you can use it to countdown to a special day like Christmas, or vacation!
Black and White Large Oval-Shaped Ceramic Plate by Half Light Honey Studio - $50
Half Light Honey Studio, based in Asheville, North Carolina, creates really unique handmade ceramics. I'm loving this beautiful black and white dish. It's food safe and can be used for anything from serving food to displaying fruit to catching your keys and mail by the front door.
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