Best-Ever Holiday Gift Guide

D Home editors’ select the most stylish gifts for the home.

I Want That!

Small Pewter Tray
This Goth-inspired tray is handcrafted from pewter and perfect for keeping track of keys that tend to wander. $75, at Grange Hall/Urban Flower. 4445 Travis St., Ste. 101.
photography courtesy of Grange Hall/Urban Flower

Give this to a Party Host
Porcelain Candle Holder
Candles can be such unimaginative gifts. Not so when the candle is contained inside a porcelain bowl, topped by a charming dragon. The price is right at $75-$143, from L’Objet. Available at Madison. 45A Highland Park Village. 214-528-8118.
photography by of Manny Rodriguez

Vase of Bare Branches
Your best friend will love these sculptural branches cast in bronze; she’ll be delighted when she realizes it’s a vase, too. Leave bare for a dramatic effect. $57-$86, at Root Candle Studio. 5450 W. Lovers Ln., Ste. 131. 214-350-9535.
photography by of Abel Sanchez

Gold-Plated Tumblers
These glasses sparkle with hand-drawn designs that are both festive and playful. Offered in a number of colors, including olive green and rust orange; we prefer black and gold, pictured below, which use 22-karat gold in the paint. $14-$16, at Society. 104 W. Virginia St., McKinney. 972-529-9337.
photography by of Abel Sanchez
Cedar Nesting Bowls
Different sized wooden bowls are ideal for holding all kinds of objects—the smaller ones work for cuff links, earrings, and change. Men, no matter their style, would appreciate these. $495-$1,175, from Hermès. 21 Highland Park Village. 214-528-0197.
photography courtesy of Hermès

Travel Tea Set
This travel tea set for one is designed by Dallas-born Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk and produced by Pickard China. An exquisite carrying case made of wood and ostrich-print leather holds a small teapot and cup and saucer. $375, at Stanley Korshak. 500 Crescent Court, Ste. 100. 214-871-3600.
photography by of Abel Sanchez
Pete Yavner’s one-of-a-kind, handcrafted rolling pins, which incorporate a variety of exotic woods, are the perfect gift for the aesthetically starved epicurean. $150-$175, at Culinary Connection. 5700 Legacy Dr., Ste. A-3. 972-398-9009.
photography by of Manny Rodriguez
Give this to a Minimalist
Modern Brew
Sleek and contemporary, this glass tea set from Molo isn’t your granny’s typical cup of tea. But it does make for a terribly chic gift for your most modern friends. $250, tea latern; $100, tea cups; $115, cream and sugar set, at Napa Home. 4012 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-520-4880.
photography by of Abel Sanchez
An ornament is a fail-safe hostess gift during the season. Think hand-blown crystal with the cachet of the Juliska name. “Eve” clear glass ornament with silver lining from Juliska, $55 to $75, at Stephanie Anne. 4346 Lovers Ln. 214-368-3025.
photography by of Manny Rodriguez
A Mother’s Gift
For centuries, it has been tradition in Uzbekistan for mothers to handcraft suzani textiles for their daughters’ weddings. Use them as accents for the house, including the bedroom, kitchen table, and as wall coverings and draperies. Tessera antique and antique replica suzani textiles, $800 to $4,000, at Barneys. 8687 N. Central Expwy., Ste. 1224. 469-221-4700.
Minimal Murano Glass
We’re in love with these Murano glass bottles. They, along with Bottega’s Murano candleholders, are perfect for anyone with minimal or shabby chic interiors. $120-$470, from Bottega Veneta. NorthPark Center. 214-265-0136.
For Dog Lovers
What dog lover could resist this comfy sleeping spot for his favorite pooch? $82, For the Dogs dog bed, and $22.95, Woof by Elliott Erwitt with forward written by Trudie Styler. Both at Forty Five Ten. 4510 McKinney Ave. 214-559-4510.
Mini Masterpieces
For $40 each, these cheeky Mini Masters can go anywhere there’s a blank space and a tight budget. A dorm room. The guest bath. Handpainted by local artists and available only through Jones Walker. 3317 McKinney Ave. 469-916-5500.

Bring This
Cymbidium is waging an all-out war against the ubiquitous poinsettia with its own version of the perfect holiday hostess gift. Succulent in cranberry red container. $12.50, at Cymbidium. 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln., Ste. 140. 214-823-4311.
Vintage Toys
Froggies 5 & 10 is a cool place to find vintage toys. $31.95, Fiddlestix; $21.95, Rocket Fighter; $3.95, Army Men (pack of 40); $15.95, Fascinating Ant Farm. 3211 Knox St. 214-522-5867.

Rocket Kid
Watch your child’s imagination blast off with this recycled cardboard moon rocket play structure. It assembles with ease, standing at 5 feet tall, and is sturdy enough to fend off the strongest alien invasion. $50, at the Nasher Store. 2001 Flora St. 214-242-5110.
Give this to a girlfriend
For the Knitter
Great for the girls in your crowd, “The Absolutely Fabulous Hand-Dyed Throw Kit” makes knitting your own throw fun with six different yarns and an instruction book with patterns, $185. Colonial Knitting Needles, handcrafted in South Indian Rosewood, are sold separately, $19.50. Kit, supplies, and knitting lessons available at Passionknit. 6817 Snider Plaza. 214-346-0047.

Give a Book
 “In an era that is desperate to be young and new and hip and cool, I choose old,” says Mary Randoph Carter in her new book, For the Love of Old, from Rizzoli. Vintage Living/Lisa Luby Ryan has signed copies by Carter, which makes the book even more special. $50. 6701 Snider Plaza. 214-360-4211.


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