Gift Guides, HomeHoliday Gift Guide ’11: Decorista

ONE. Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock — With all the different technology we carry around with us every day, we’re constantly charging all their gadgets. This Jonathan Adler Smartphone Dock is an adorable gift for anyone with a smartphone (which is pretty much everyone we know!). The old time phone design would look so much better sitting on a desk or dresser than just another plain old cord and it’s a fun conversation piece. So cute!

TWO. Trina Turk for Dempsey and Carroll Stationery — Together with Dempsey & Carroll, Trina Turk has created a collection that showcases the beautiful prints Trina is known for on the highest quality stationery. This limited edition collaboration brings a bright pop of color during what can be dreary winter months. Inspired by the architecture, landscape, and multicultural mix of Los Angeles and California, the Trina Turk Collection is both playful and sophisticated. The Coachella Correspondence Card includes orange and pink hand-bordered note cards that accent the fluorescent hues of a spontaneous paisley print on the envelope liners. With a portion of the proceeds going to PS Arts, a non-profit organization committed to improving children’s lives through arts education, you can feel even more warm and fuzzy! Available for $60 at or (name engraving in a complementary color is available upon request).

THREE. Aruliden Fishscape Bowl — We don’t have any fish, but if we knew any other modern art lovers who should have fish, we’d get them this unique Fishscape fish bowl. A “modern interpretation of the conventional fish bowl” and winner of a 2011 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), it’s a functional home for goldfish, beta fish and other small-scale marine life—not to mention a great conversation starter. Plus, it’s just fun to look at.

FOUR. Thompson Ferrier Candle in Mudan Peony — This chic gift not only looks beautiful and smells divine, it already comes pre-wrapped and ready for gifting. Dedicated to elegant and chic living, Thompson Ferrier products are perfect for the decorista who likes to exude a little bit of Upper East Side sophistication in her home. Their candles are also made with some of the highest concentration of fragrance on the market so they’re sure to add a bit of room scent even when not lit.  While all their fragrances are quite divine, we think their Mudan Peony is one of the most universally loved.

FIVE. Poppin Office Supplies — Perfect for any color coordinating maniac or that special someone who needs some extra motivation for their “going to be super organized in 2012” New Year’s resolution. Available in 16 different hues, your desk gets instantly revamped with Poppin’s assortment of chic office supplies. This site makes everything simple with features like shop by color, assortment or simply reorder your favorites. Some of our top picks include the classic ruler for $5, sketchbooks for $5-$8 and their sleek gel pens that cover all of the colors of the rainbow!

SIX. Jessica Ricci Roman Lace Coasters — These are the prettiest coasters we’ve ever seen! It would definitely be a luxe gift that any hostess would love to have in her home, and she’ll never know that they only cost you less than $50. Offered in silver or 14k gold-plate, who wouldn’t be impressed?


  1. Michele McCool  |  6 December 2011 at 7:34 AM

    I love the coasters but they are $40 each. You can’t just buy one.

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