24 Christmas Gift Ideas 2015…And We Have Bought Them All!

It’s Christmas time! As everyone  struggles to find the right gift for their loved one, we have gathered our 24 gift ideas this year that we have purchased, used, loved, and highly recommend as gifts!

  1. Everyone loves a good pair of shoes. For the active ones on your list, Nona and Christine have two awesome Nike shoes, perfect gift ideas for both men and women!

    On the left Nike Freeruns and on the right are Nike Roches. Photos by Von Der Ahe Interiors

    On the left Nike Free runs and on the right are Nike Roches. Photos by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  2. Richard Schmidt stackable cuffs make for a great gift! They are all hammered sterling silver, each piece a unique texture and design. Here’s the one I bought!

    Richard Schmidt cuff

    Richard Schmidt cuff. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  3. Another fabulous jewelry piece is this Chanel brooch. This piece is a classic and can be worn with anything!

    This metal brooch with stress, resin and glass pearls is perfect for that classic touch in any outfit.

    This metal brooch with stress, resin and glass pearls is perfect for that classic touch in any outfit. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  4. Love Nail Tree is a wonderful place to look for gift ideas. They are a brand that is all about telling a story. In every piece that they make they provide a story that they have written so that viewers can interact with more than just their brand. You will see me sporting this tee with leggings when I am out on a walk!

    Motivation with any outfit!

    Motivation with any outfit! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  5. The cutest blind kid in the world recommends Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius as a must have for anyone.  This best seller is a major page turner that grabs your attention with a miraculous story….being nonverbal, but very cognitive, my sweet Kristin relates so well and gives it a double thumbs up!

    An autobiography that will truly transform you

    An autobiography that will truly transform you. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  6. Candles are perfect gift ideas to have on hand for any last minute gifts. West Elm has stylish mercury glass candles that are ready to go with a beautiful look. Another great candle to have is GlassyBaby. This is the gift that will keep on giving, 10% of the purchase goes to a charity that each color represents. Glassy baby comes in many stylish colors that represents different charities from animals to cancer.

    Stylish and ready to go mercury candles are a perfect last minute gift and glass baby candles are a great way to give back.

    Stylish and ready to go mercury candles are a perfect last minute gift and glass baby candles are a great way to give back. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  7. If you need a fun wine tag or a simple greeting card, Chez Gagne Letterpress paper products are fun, whimsical, and will be sure to bring a smile and laugh to anyone! Nona and Christine may not think the photos of the wine tags were appropriate to include ;D!

    You can never go wrong with a little humor!

    You can never go wrong with a little humor! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

    of course a little humor and wine is even better!

    of course a little humor and wine is even better! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  8. Christine recommends another gift idea that has a good story, Lush products. Lush creates products with fresh, natural ingredients for the hair and skin, they promote recycled pots and bottles, and  bring awareness to stop animal testing.

    Products for all type of hair, skin and needs that will make anyone feel good!

    Products for all type of hair, skin and needs that will make anyone feel good! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  9. For the man who loves to tell time on Christine’s list, Seiko is a stylish and classic timepiece that will look good on all occasions. Their new Le Grand Sport collection is a perfect for all men. This solar powered watch provides “both elegant style and superior function”.

    A classic timepiece for any man

    A classic timepiece for any man Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  10. Albert recommends these must have gift ideas for the hands on helper person on your list or a great stocking stuffer!  Husky and Craftsman tools. Perfect tool for any hard to reach areas that we all have run into at times! So thankful for our go-to handy guy!

    A perfect gift for the hands on person!

    A perfect gift for the hands on person! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  11. Chris’s (hubby) recommendation is this Peloton bike. With cycling being a huge trend this year what better way then to be able to take the class at home! Chris likes the classes so much that his nickname, Wonderbuns, has stuck for the last 30 years! 😉

    Pretty evident why he likes this so much and enjoys the classes! :)

    Pretty evident why he likes this so much and enjoys the classes! 🙂

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    Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  12. Foodie Lauren gift ideas inclued these amazing cook books for the ones who love to cook!

    Top left we have Alice Waters, The Art Of Simple Food, top right we have Huckleberry and bottom middle A Girl and Her Greens. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

    Top left we have Alice Waters, The Art Of Simple Food, top right we have Huckleberry and bottom middle A Girl and Her Greens.
    Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  13. Gift ideas for the makeup lover?  This Bobbie Brown foundation provides a natural look with sun protection. Bobbie Brown is the “#1 makeup artist brand founded by women” with the message “all women are pretty without makeup, but with the right makeup can be pretty powerful”. Lauren turned me on to this natural looking foundation, which I love!

    simple, classic, and effortleff makeup with a powerful message is always a great must have!

    simple, classic, and effortleff makeup with a powerful message is always a great must have! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  14. For the music lovers gift ideas, Sonos is perfect to connect to an existing home stereo system or to start a new wireless system. “Control your music with one simple app, and fill your home with pure, immersive sound” I love that we can bluetooth connect and play anything from our phone or iPad playlist! The starter set is perfect for someone in a new home or apartment.

    Can never go wrong with the gift of making your music louder!

    Can never go wrong with the gift of making your music more enjoyable! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  15. Nona recommends these Star Wars Legos for kids. With the movie premier around the corner, Star Wars is the latest trend that is back from the past! I can’t wait to see the movie!

    Star Wars is a defiantly making a strong comeback!

    Star Wars is a defiantly making a strong comeback! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  16. Christine recommends these simple yet fun Kate Spade studs. Provide an everyday look with fun detailing, a classic.

    A fun and simple everyday earring.

    A fun and simple everyday earring. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  17. For a tasty gift, Sqirl Jams are a delicious gift that will be sure to make a hit. Based in LA, Sqirl is great for the foodie. The flavor combinations are incredible!

    tasty and different jams that will be great to share!

    tasty and different jams that will be great to share! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  18. Fun clothes are always good to have, but when they are versatile and be worn casual or formal, it makes them even better! I love wearing this All Saints silk dress with black tights and black booties. Very cute and stylish look! 🙂 Everyday comfort plus style is a must for most of us!

    A fun statement piece for the fashionista!

    A fun statement piece for the fashionista! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  19. Another good read to gift is A Natural History Of The Senses by Diane Ackerman. Nona recommends this poetry mixed with science book that will be sure to make you “explore the physical processes underlying our perceptions and an eloquent ode to life.” I am a big believer, as influenced by the #cutestblindkidintheworld, in incorporating the sense of touch, sound, and smell into everyday design!

    A fun read for the poetic person.

    A fun read for the poetic person. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  20. Jewelry is one gift idea that can be habit forming. Janjoon Jewelry has unique one of a kind pieces that are “Intertwining the arts of knitting and crochet with hard metals to create a feminine yet masculine, hard yet soft, design.” I saw this at her booth at #UniqueLA and loved it!

    Handmade cuff with amazing details! Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

    Handmade cuff with amazing details!
    Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  21. You just know I’m going to suggest one-of-a-kind original art!  Street Art is a top trend  this year, that I love for it’s earthy, urban, all-about-mankind vibe. This vinatge box with art from Wrdsmith is an amazing gift of art for anyone…don’t be afraid to buy an original unique gift!

    Wrdsmith is a hollywood street artist that is known for his great sayings. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

    Wrdsmith is a hollywood street artist that is known for his great sayings. Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

  22. Christine recommends this everyday nude lipstick from Mac for the women who love to wear makeup.

    Taupe Matt Lipstick is a must have for any cosmetic bag! Photo by Mac

    Taupe Matt Lipstick is a must have for any cosmetic bag! Photo by Mac

  23. Nona recommends these chic, yet sporty booties, from Cole Haan that are beyond comfy and great for all styles!

    ZerøGrand Chukka Bootie. photo by Cole Haan

    ZerøGrand Chukka Bootie. photo by Cole Haan

24. Apparently, Madeline Albright should be on my gift list, or we should both be in the same brooch addict recovery group! Picked this fun Prada beauty up in Switzerland this summer and recommend it pinned on a great shaw, a jean jacket, a dress, or tuxedo jacket!
Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

Photo by Von Der Ahe Interiors

As always, we look forward to collaborating with you on your next design project.
Wishing you peace this holiday season, within yourself, your family, and our world,

Christine – assistant interior designer, Nona – assistant interior designer, Lauren – resident foodie, Albert – our everything guy, Chris – my better half, Kristin – the cutest blind kid in the world, and me,

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