This year’s home gift guide features 37 finds that will elevate anyone’s living space — from the best plush mattress topper to a super-ergonomic chair – or fuel their outdoor hobbies, like a sleek, foldable bike helmet and an apartment-friendly inflatable kayak. (Plus, a few gifts for a pooch.) Find them all ahead, organized from least to most expensive.
13 Paper Fans
Each one makes a festive stocking stuffer.
Made from handmade furniture “off cuts” and accented with saddle leather.
Air-Purifying Plant Pot
Airy, a Kickstarter-backed, German-made pot, ventilates a plant’s roots so it can clean the air eight times better than if it were in a standard terra-cotta.
Insert two Kleenex boxes into this Andrew Neyer–designed holder, and it’s suddenly an old-timey candy bit.
For someone who recently came into a backyard; the Vivere hammock is made of particularly soft cotton.
Citi Bike Helmet
This foldable helmet by Closca, a Red Dot award winner, collapses down to a 2.36-inch-high disk.
Dotted Dog Bed
From the culty Brooklyn-based home-goods line Dusen Dusen (can double as a floor pillow).
Memphis Group–Inspired Mobile
From Parisian mobile-makers Volta.
Each ceramic bowl is handcrafted by Vancouver-based artist Lindsey Hampton.
The Night Pillow supposedly negates light (resulting in a deeper sleep), and its silk pillowcase prevents wrinkles.
Their Pup, Needle-Felted
Custom dog gifts are a dime a dozen, but Linda Facci’s miniature pet replicas are uniquely scruffy and lifelike.
A collaboration by Brooklyn ceramicist Romy Northover and London boutique Alex Eagle.
Wrong-Color Subway Map
It may be wrong, but it looks so right; from Triboro Design and printed on heavy German paper.
Designer Dog Bed
Howly’s water-resistant cotton cocoon bed is supported by a steel frame that’s removable for travel.
1. Find a grassy meadow.
2. Bury cardboard frame in dirt.
3. Watch the grass grow over and around it.
Todd James Teapot
A functional, and much more affordable, piece of contemporary art.
Ten Dinner Napkins
Bold and bright Kate Shepherd designs on fine Italian linen.
Not Your Average Terra-cotta
Instead of stone, it’s red terra-cotta and white earthenware.
Florida Voting Machine
Collect remnants of democracy before it disappears; this was used in Palm Beach during the 2000 election.
Carved from fine Italian marble; also works for that last bit of toothpaste.
Gorgeous glass bottles with sexy silhouettes.
Interior designer Kelly Behun, who’s decorated for Wendi Murdoch, now serves you breakfast in bed.
Layers of resin make this drip tray look like it’s falling upward.
The Cifra 3, one of the very first flip clocks, with numbers designed by Massimo Vignelli, was reissued this fall for the first time since being discontinued in 1989.
Poplar and beechwood on the inside, party on the outside.
Even city dwellers have room for Innova Kayak’s Solar 410 C, which weighs in at 37 pounds and packs down to just 21 inches. It can sit anywhere from one to three passengers, but BYO oars. Preorder now, ships in February.
Handmade to order, so you can choose between putting the snakeskin on the top or bottom of the deck.
High Times Collection
Counterculture lovers will pore over this collection of the first 25 issues of the premier marijuana publication, ranging from 1974 to 1977, all in good-to-excellent condition.
The Norwegian Ekstrem allows for endless possibilities in comfortable sitting positions.
A modern home of teak and concrete comes with a memory-foam pillow for your 21st-century poodle.
A bicycle designed so the rider lies almost completely flat in an aerodynamic position that allows for a full leg extension while pedaling.
This catchall, in 18-karat white gold, diamond, chrysoprase, rubellite, and rock crystal, is available by appointment only.
*This article appears in the November 28, 2016, issue of New York Magazine.
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