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No matter how much we try to fight it, the holidays are quickly approaching, which means it’s time for all of us to get ready! One of the biggest challenges can be finding gifts for everyone on your list, especially when you might spend a little bit more for some people that you’re closer to. That said, we browsed YLiving to find a variety of modern gifts that range in price, from under $100, under $300, and under $500, making it easier to sort out how much you want to spend on each person this holiday season.
Ripple Long Drink Glasses Set of 4 by Trine Andersen for Ferm Living \ $69
A set of sophisticated drinking glasses makes for a practical gift as they’re something that will forever be used. This design from Ferm Living features a classic ribbed design that’s made when they’re mouth blown. Notice the bottoms on the glasses as they get taller making each glass different.
Bash Mini Vessel by Tom Dixon \ $80
Tom Dixon knocks it out of the park when it comes to accessories and this brass vessel falls right in line. Its unusual shape was achieved by being beaten, banged, and well, bashed, hence its name, to achieve its charming look that’s perfect for a tealight or just as a decorative piece.
Self Watering Hanging Pot by Eva Solo \ $59
Nothing makes a home feel quite like “home” more than plants do. They add that finishing touch or bit of warmth every space needs and this beautiful hanging pot is clean and modern. The best part – it’s self-watering which means less maintenance.
Cylinda-Line AJ Martini Mixer with Mixer Spoon by Arne Jacobsen for Stelton \ $99.95
Maybe not something one would buy for themselves but it makes the perfect gift for those who like to entertain or ones who just love cocktails. The timeless design is by none other than Arne Jacobsen which means it will always be appreciated and perfect for display.
Aalto Finlandia Vase by Alvar Aalto for Iittala \ $152
One of the most iconic pieces in design is this vase that was designed in 1936 by Alvar Aalto. Its undulating form was inspired by the Finnish landscape which is dotted with thousands of lakes.
Eames Hang-It-All by Charles & Ray Eames for Herman Miller \ $199 to $299
Such a classic and so practical! This playful piece boasts 14 hooks that can be used to hold just about everything from coats to scarves to jewelry. Plus, it comes in several different versions to match just about any aesthetic or color scheme.
Malt Whiskey Bottle with Wooden Tray by Mikko Laakkonen for Nude \ $104
Whiskey appreciation continues to grow in popularity making this set a great addition to any home bar. The bottle was designed to highlight the whiskey within its minimalist form as it sits upon the simple wooden tray.
Bird Kettle by Michael Graves for Alessi \ $152
There’s a reason this kettle has been a bestseller for Alessi since it launched in 1985. The bird whistle brought a sense of playfulness to the Italian brand’s immense catalog of timeless designs.
Eames Elephant by Charles & Ray Eames for Vitra \ $330
While most elephants for children come in the stuffed variety, the Eames’ approached the animal in a new way by creating it out of plywood in 1954. The bright and whimsical creature will no doubt add a playfulness to any space, whether it’s for children or adults.
JWDA Marble Table Lamp by Jonas Wagell for Menu \ $370
This lamp takes a minimalist approach to the idea of traditional oil lamps but with a sleek marble base and oblong glass diffuser that hides a Halogen bulb.
Ettore Sottsass Centerpiece by Ettore Sottsass for Alessi \ $256
Made from solid lime wood with a glossy lacquered stand, this vessel’s silhouette resembles that perfectly symmetrical feel of spun pottery. Its statuesque stance makes it perfect for a dining table’s centerpiece whether empty or filled with colorful fruit.
Sunburst clock by George Nelson for Vitra \ $460
Instantly recognizable, this George Nelson clock has been gracing many walls since its launch in the 1950s. The natural wood finish of the walnut rays gives it an even more classic look than the colorful versions.