What’s on Our 2021 Holiday Wishlist? The DM Staff’s Top Picks Pt. 2

What’s on Our 2021 Holiday Wishlist? The DM Staff’s Top Picks Pt. 2

The Design Milk team knows a thing or two about finding the perfect holiday gift (have you seen our collection of hand-selected holiday gift guides?). Read on for part two of our team’s top holiday gift recommendations, and if you haven’t seen part one, give that a read when you’re done! You can always find all our staff picks and more in the Design Milk Shop here!

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Gregory – Contributing Writer/Tech Editor | Cloth Napkins by Anchal Project

Gregory – Contributing Writer/Tech Editor | Cloth Napkins by Anchal Project

Gregory – Contributing Writer/Tech Editor | Cloth Napkins by Anchal Project

“Cloth napkins aren’t usually something that rates highly on wish lists typically, but as an admittedly eager and occasionally haphazard eater, I found myself amusingly enthused upgrading from an older set of very durable, yet rough fabric napkins recently to something more pleasantly tactile and contemporary – a complementary set of Graph and Prism design napkins. Not only does the subtle dotted line geometric patterns appeal aesthetically – hinting both of quilt-like craft and modernist wireframe forms – but the organic cotton is supple, absorbent, and textured and hasn’t failed me yet when I need to wipe my face clean between bites. These would make a great gift for anyone who loves to eat, as much as they appreciate good design.”

$28

Vy – Lifestyle Editor | Kronos Double Wall Coffee Cup by KINTO

Vy – Lifestyle Editor | Kronos Double Wall Coffee Cup by KINTO

Vy – Lifestyle Editor | Kronos Double Wall Coffee Cup by KINTO

“No one needs another coffee mug for the holidays, but these coffee cups are truly the exception. The double wall design keeps you from burning your hands and the simple silhouette looks beautiful sitting on an open shelf. If you have a coffee-loving friend, I would definitely gift them a bag of fresh beans – they will be SO excited.”

$13

Jaime – Founder + Chief Creative Officer | Candlehand “Victory/Peace” by 54 Celsius

Jaime – Founder + Chief Creative Officer | Candlehand “Victory/Peace” by 54 Celsius

Jaime – Founder + Chief Creative Officer | Candlehand “Victory/Peace” by 54 Celsius

“This Candlehand Victory/Peace candle by 54 Celsius is a very cute and stylish accessory – makes it difficult to choose whether to light it or leave it! It would make a fun and unique gift for a new homeowner.”

$40

Kate – Director of Merchandising | B10 Blender + Hydration Station by Beast Health

Kate – Director of Merchandising | B10 Blender + Hydration Station by Beast Health

Kate – Director of Merchandising | B10 Blender + Hydration Station by Beast Health

“I LOVE this blender! My morning protein shakes come out perfectly smooth and the clean-up is so easy – and it looks fabulous sitting on your counter! I used to hide my blender away every day and now I don’t need to! It is functional with an amazing design aesthetic. The hydration system keeps me drinking my water goal thanks to the amazing infusions I can now add to my water! Let’s just say this also makes a mean frozen marg … so the gift is suitable for anyone in your life who wants to up their counter game with an amazing blender!”

$185

Kelley – Operations — Small Cups by Fors Studio

Kelley – Operations — Small Cups by Fors Studio

Kelley – Operations — Small Cups by Fors Studio

“I love how cute these small cups are. The color is great for my little espresso collection. I would absolutely gift these to any espresso drinker. I will be purchasing the mini plates and the larger cups for my coffee mornings. Nothing like a functional yet aesthetically pleasing coffee bar! Also, these are the perfect size for my daughter to join in the morning routine. I put chocolate milk in hers. It’s an adorable grown-up tea party.”

$18

Stephanie – Director of Finance | Notabag Tote/Backpack by Notabag

Stephanie – Director of Finance | Notabag Tote/Backpack by Notabag

Stephanie – Director of Finance | Notabag Tote/Backpack by Notabag

“The Notabag was ultra-functional, comfortable, and stylish for our summer vacation. I’m obsessed with all the different colors. At such a reasonable price point, these make exceptional gifts (I sent one to my sister), and an easy grab for yourself to coordinate with your closet. Mine also washed up fantastically.”

$28 – 33

Lucy – Director of Marketing | Desk Mat by Orbitkey

Lucy – Director of Marketing | Desk Mat by Orbitkey

Lucy – Director of Marketing | Desk Mat by Orbitkey

“Our Tech Editor Gregory recommended I try this Orbitkey Desk Mat and it’s a great addition to my workspace. I got the medium size (27×14.5 inch) that can easily accommodate a laptop or keyboard for desktop and a mouse. The magnetic cable holder is a bonus to keep my cables handy. It’s made from vegan leather so it’s durable and easy to clean. I also love the document hideaway under the top layer to store the multitude of loose papers and notes I seem to accumulate throughout the day.”

$79

Kelly – Senior Editor | Small Bottle Grinder Set by MENU

Kelly – Senior Editor | Small Bottle Grinder Set by MENU

Kelly – Senior Editor | Small Bottle Grinder Set by MENU

“I’ve had a crush on this grinder set forever, so I was happy to get my hands on them and see how well-made the pieces are. The twisting motion to grind is super smooth and the cook in your life will love having quality fresh ground salt and pepper on hand for their culinary masterpieces. With a great color selection available it’s easy to choose a set that they’ll love.”

$90

Matthew – Social Media Manager | Lincanabur Black Mountain Clay Stoneware Pipe by Miwak Junior

Matthew – Social Media Manager | Lincanabur Black Mountain Clay Stoneware Pipe by Miwak Junior

Matthew – Social Media Manager | Lincanabur Black Mountain Clay Stoneware Pipe by Miwak Junior

“There are A LOT of smoking doo-dads out there, but the best pieces are usually the simplest. Case in point: the Miwak Junior Stoneware Pipe. This design has remained largely unchanged since the company was founded in 2014 and for good reason. It fits in the hand like a perfectly rounded river rock and has a large hollow chamber for a smooth and even drag. And unlike a lot of the other high design options out there, it doesn’t draw attention to itself when not in use. This piece comes in a number of stoneware clay options, but the Lincanabur Black Mountain Clay rendition is easily the most low key and will hide the gunk and stains that mar glass and other light-colored pipes.”

$80

Gabbie – Merchant + Brand Manager | Home Cycle Candle by Anecdote Candles

Gabbie – Merchant + Brand Manager | Home Cycle Candle by Anecdote Candles

Gabbie – Merchant + Brand Manager | Home Cycle Candle by Anecdote Candles

“The Home Cycle candle by Anecdote has the most refreshing/clean smelling scent. It smells exactly as described – like bergamot, rosemary, and amber. I bought it for myself but would happily buy it as a gift for someone, too!”

$26

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