The Best Gifts for Design Lovers, $250 and up

For as long as we’ve been publishing holiday gift guides — and this is our fourth annual one! — we’ve been dividing them up by editor, which eventually became predictable even to us. Want something monochrome? Go to Monica’s gift guide. In the mood for something colorful? Jill’s got you covered. Need something ever-so-slightly less girly? Our junior editors are almost invariably men. This year, we decided to do our readers a service, and lay things out according to the cold hard cash you’ll have to put down (though it’s still fun to guess who picked what!). Yesterday we gave you cheap and mid-range guides for the design lover in your life, but today we’re letting loose. On our most extravagant list? A leather-topped turntable, an ombré wall mirror, and an epic pink armchair — among others — that will make you want to blow your rent check and never look back. And remember, if you’re not in the mood for gifting things at all this year, please consider giving to our ongoing non-profit fundraiser, Design for Progress!

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Deco Studs #1 in Malachite by Dream Collective; $350

Jill_The Line_Sophie Buhai_$390

Olive Bracelet by Sophie Buhai; $390

Jill_Uprise Art_Jongjin_$660

M4/W/04 by Jongjin Park; $660


Cartography #3 by Ward Roberts; $600

Jill_Future Perfect_Haulenbeek_$4000

Resin-Bonded Sand Vessel 39 by Steven Haulenbeek; $4,000Jill_Need Supply_Ankara Rug_$498

Ankara Rug by Home of the Brave; $498


Marble Round Coffee Table by Reeves Design; $595Jill_Matter_Abal Mirror_$2940

Abal Round Mirror by Matter Made; $2,940Jill_Wright_$750

Modernist table lamp; $750


Avoa chair by Pedro Paulo Venzon; $1,500Monica_Moda Operandi_Cinnamon Projects_$270

Malachite Circa Incense Burner and Tray by Cinnamon Projects; $270


Stack Vase by Pat Kim; $360

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Poltrona 081 by Dimore Studio; price upon request


Facet Downtown Glass Shelving Unit; $8,995


“After Mark Rothko” Tapestry by Theodoros Stamos; $9,500

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Free Form Low Table by Karl Springer; price upon request

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Small Bucket Bag in Suede by Creatures of Comfort; $495


Duotone Circular Coffee Table by Yield; $1,930


Gentle Monster x Rafael de Cardenas Vision Quest Rounded Aviators; $305

Sean_The Future Perfect_Eric Roinestad_$3,200

XL Vessel 61 by Eric Roinestad, $3,200


The Runwell Turntable by Shinola, $2,500

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Spoons by Max Lamb; price upon request


Extra T lamp by Michael Anastassiades; $595


Ingres Marble Tray by Aerin; $275


Blue Twilight Mirror by Germans Ermics; $1,500