gift guide 2016

37 Gorgeous Gifts for the Home

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.

Assorted Paper Fans
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Assorted Paper Fans
$60 at EEBOO

13 Paper Fans
Each one makes a festive stocking stuffer.

Leather + Wood Doorsteps
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Leather + Wood Doorsteps
$68 at Hawkins New York

Portuguese Doorstop
Made from handmade furniture “off cuts” and accented with saddle leather.

Airy Natural Air Purifier
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Airy Natural Air Purifier
From $65 at Amazon

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.

Melbourne Journal
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Melbourne Journal
$65 at Lord & Taylor

Croc Notebook
From the croc-obsessed Boston-based line Brahmin. (For the notebook-obsessed, here’s another one we love.)

Jennifer Aniston Life Size Cutout
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Jennifer Aniston Life Size Cutout
$78 at Amazon

Realistic Jen Aniston
For the 22-year-old who’s binge-watching Friends for the first time: a life-size cardboard cutout of the actress.

Taffy Tissue
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Taffy Tissue
$99 at Andrew Neyer

Tissue Beautifier
Insert two Kleenex boxes into this Andrew Neyer–designed holder, and it’s suddenly an old-timey candy bit.

Vivere Double Hammock
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Vivere Double Hammock
From $123 at Amazon

Stripy Hammock
For someone who recently came into a backyard; the Vivere hammock is made of particularly soft cotton.

Anne-Claire Petit Crocheted Record Player
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Anne-Claire Petit Crocheted Record Player
$140 at Perfectly Smitten

Stuffed Turntable
The crocheted record is removable, and there’s a hand-crankable music box that plays Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.

Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet
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Closca Fuga Foldable Helmet
$140 at AHAlife

Citi Bike Helmet
This foldable helmet by Closca, a Red Dot award winner, collapses down to a 2.36-inch-high disk.

Double Dot Dog Bed
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Double Dot Dog Bed
$148 at Dusen Dusen

Dotted Dog Bed
From the culty Brooklyn-based home-goods line Dusen Dusen (can double as a floor pillow).

Alchimiste
$148 at Volta

Memphis Group–Inspired Mobile
From Parisian mobile-makers Volta.

Ring Pipe
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Ring Pipe
$150 at Tetra

Doughnut Pipes
Each ceramic bowl is handcrafted by Vancouver-based artist Lindsey Hampton.

Night Pillow
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Night Pillow
$150 at Amazon

Super-Pillow
The Night Pillow supposedly negates light (resulting in a deeper sleep), and its silk pillowcase prevents wrinkles.

Needlefelted Pet Portraits
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Needlefelted Pet Portraits
$165 at Etsy

Their Pup, Needle-Felted
Custom dog gifts are a dime a dozen, but Linda Facci’s miniature pet replicas are uniquely scruffy and lifelike.

No. x Alex Eagle Gold Crush Glass
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No. x Alex Eagle Gold Crush Glass
$166 at Alex Eagle

Special-Occasion Cup
A collaboration by Brooklyn ceramicist Romy Northover and London boutique Alex Eagle.

RGB Edition
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RGB Edition
$180 at Triboro

Wrong-Color Subway Map
It may be wrong, but it looks so right; from Triboro Design and printed on heavy German paper.

Down Alternative Fiber Bed
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Down Alternative Fiber Bed
$230 at Parachute

The Best Plush Mattress Topper
The three inches of down-alternative fluff stay evenly distributed no matter your twists and turns. (Read more about it here.)

Howly Peach Perfect
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Howly Peach Perfect
$250 at HOWLPOT

Designer Dog Bed
Howly’s water-resistant cotton cocoon bed is supported by a steel frame that’s removable for travel.

Terra Chair
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Terra Chair
$265 at Terra

Grass Armchair
1. Find a grassy meadow.
2. Bury cardboard frame in dirt.
3. Watch the grass grow over and around it.
4. Lounge.

Teapot
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Teapot
$273 at Tictail

Todd James Teapot
A functional, and much more affordable, piece of contemporary art.

Bold Dinner Napkins
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Bold Dinner Napkins
$285 at A+R Store

Ten Dinner Napkins
Bold and bright Kate Shepherd designs on fine Italian linen.

Tree Planter
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Tree Planter
$290 at Helen Levi Ceramics

Not Your Average Terra-cotta
Instead of stone, it’s red terra-cotta and white earthenware.

2000 Presidential Election Voting Machine Package
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2000 Presidential Election Voting Machine Package
$300 at eBay

Florida Voting Machine
Collect remnants of democracy before it disappears; this was used in Palm Beach during the 2000  election.

Byredo Hand Cream Squeezer
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Byredo Hand Cream Squeezer
$330 at Mr Porter

Hand-Cream Squeezer
Carved from fine Italian marble; also works for that last bit of toothpaste.

Glass Bottles
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Glass Bottles
$650 at Property Furniture, 57 Walker St.

Apartment Flair
Gorgeous glass bottles with sexy silhouettes.

L-34 Tray
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L-34 Tray
$495 at Barneys

Graphic Tray
Interior designer Kelly Behun, who’s decorated for Wendi Murdoch, now serves you breakfast in bed.

Drip Tray
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Drip Tray
$516 at Elyse Graham

Gravity-Defying Tray
Layers of resin make this drip tray look like it’s falling upward.

Cifra 3
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Cifra 3
$650 at Property Furniture, 57 Walker St.

Cult Clock
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.

Black Crows Ova
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Black Crows Ova
$660 at Alpine Options

Kicky Skis
Poplar and beechwood on the inside, party on the outside.

Solar 410 C
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Solar 410 C
$759 at Innova Kayak

Inflatable Kayak
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.

Python Leather Skateboard Deck
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Python Leather Skateboard Deck
$800 at AHAlife

Python Skateboard
Handmade to order, so you can choose between putting the snakeskin on the top or bottom of the deck.

High Times Magazine Set - No. 1-25
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High Times Magazine Set - No. 1-25
$1,200 at Mister Green Life Store

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.

Ekstrem Movement Chair
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Ekstrem Movement Chair
$2,495 at Varier Furniture

Super-Ergonomic Chair
The Norwegian Ekstrem allows for endless possibilities in comfortable sitting positions.

MDK9 Dog Haus
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MDK9 Dog Haus
$4,550 at AHAlife

Dog Haus
A modern home of teak and concrete comes with a memory-foam pillow for your 21st-century poodle.

Tape Dispenser
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Tape Dispenser
$4,600 at Cristina Grajales Gallery, 152 W. 25th St.

Gold Tape Dispenser
The Hermès-owned silversmith Puiforcat just launched desk accessories.

Bird of Prey Bicycle
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Bird of Prey Bicycle
$4,800 at Bird of Prey

Lie-Down Bike
A bicycle designed so the rider lies almost completely flat in an aerodynamic position that allows for a full leg extension while pedaling.

Cartier Box
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Cartier Box
$267,000 at Cartier, 767 Fifth Ave.

Off-Menu Cartier
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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37 Gorgeous Gifts for the Home