Italian Fruit Bowls and Books About Bookends: Monica’s 2023 Gift Guide

Welcome to what just so happens to be our 10th annual Sight Unseen gift guide series! Though Sight Unseen itself is celebrating a different milestone next year — 15 years since we founded the site back in 2009 — we only began sharing all the objects on our covet lists in 2013, back when United Bamboo was making cat pillows, we had some very cute Waka Waka bookends in our online shop, and you could still buy an Alma Allen bowl for $425 (ugh!). Our tastes may have changed quite a bit since then, but our gift guides still have the same spirit, which is above all highly personal: They reflect the objects we really want and the objects we think you might want, either for yourself or a loved one. Today’s guide comes from Monica, who’s excited about Gianfranco Frattini fruit bowls, abstract sculptural book stands, and the bright-green floral duvet cover that’s given her bedroom serious vibes. See — and shop — her full list below!

Piero serving bowl by Gianfranco Frattini, $60Large Grid bag by Building Block, $325
Beige Wind Shore towel by Serapis, $190
Lump vase by Ferm Living, $249
Moot book holder by Kim Daeun, $169
Menage ring by Faris, $225
Josef Albers watch, $199
Garden candleholder set, $150
Nodino bag by Marsell, $995Lampe de Bureau by Jean Prouvé for Vitra, $445
Orb grinder by Case, $88
Semi Tube dish by Ananas Ananas, $462
Eyewear Chain by Craighill, $20
Tapestry Blanket 0802 by Viso Project, $480
Sweet duvet cover by Jonathan Saunders for Magniberg, from $192
Abstraction Print 1870-1937, from $99 with frame
Nicola L: Life and Art, $64
Rift Cushion M by Sancal, $72
Cream Rouge Sparkles lip gloss by Cle de Peau, $50
Silver Thick Ring by Bottega Veneta, $980
The End of Books, $68
Urbanio bottle stopper by Carl Aubock, $475
Ruffle ceramic bowl by Regina Andrew, $202
The Nesting Set pipe and ashtray by Gossamer, $155
Box of Mysteries by Mariko Wada, $3,150
Fine and Raw x Cold Picnic holiday chocolate bar trio (other two bars not pictured), $28
Calder cutlery set by Sebastião Lobo, [currently waitlisted]
Ritz Mill by Sam Stewart, $130
Conical glass lamp by Los Objetos Decorativos, $382