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Holiday Gifts with Great Design 2011

Magic Stools

by Boss Designs

Funky & fun furniture, perfect for a casually decorated office space. I could see these stools at one of Google’s offices.David Fox’s designs are a unique blend of outlandish colors and shapes with a whimsical sophistication and chic playfulness.

World Map Wall Sticker & Paris Shower Curtain

From Ferm Living & Izola

Great room decor for the world traveler in your family or circle of friends. Paris shower curtain for the guest bathroom & world map wall decal for an office space.

MuNiMula Wine Tray

From 2modern.com

Wine tray made to fit four stemmed wine glasses and a bottle of wine.

Buy the MuNiMula Wine Tray Here.

Black Luk Coffee Machine

Perfect for a more modern home design or to give an unexpected contemporary twist to a traditionally designed home. The machine dispenses one cup of coffee at a time and conveniently stores the cup inside the dispenser once you’ve gotten your caffeine fix.

Men’s Leather Wallet

From Etsy Seller TheLeatherTH

Hand sewn men’s genuine leather wallet in gray with a black suede interior. All made by hand, cut, punched and sewn with a needle and thread.

Handmade Wood Sunglasses

From Wear Capital

These handmade, 100% wooden shades are some of the most interestingly designed sunglasses I’ve seen. $115.00, made in US of A.

Cuisinart Wine Refrigerator

Available at Crate & Barrel. Great alternative to pricey wine coolers…now affordable for apartment or home living and fits into a closet.

Cuisinart Immersion Blender

Available at JC Penney

So love this item for blending soups this time of year. Also has a chop option perfect for holiday baking. Try this easy Squash/Pear soup: Eight cups of cubed squash (I buy already cut in bags from Trader Joe’s); Two or three large pears, chopped with skin on; a handful of fresh sage leaves; one large box of chicken broth. Put in pot, bring to boil, reduce to low until everything is cooked tender, blend with an immersion blender right in the pot. Delicious.

Rattan purse

Available at Legacy in Montecito.

Available in all types of sizes with girly to tailored bows. Love this small evening size. Sits on the table like a pretty package!

Bauble Drum

Available at Baker on La Cienega in Los Angeles or Cabana Home in Santa Barbara. New from Barbara Barry’s collection with Baker. Great for extra seat or small side table…wonderful to mix up a traditional room!

Hermes “H” Blanket

Wrap yourself cozy in Hermes signature “H” blanket – ecru/Hermes red! Perfect on a cool evening. Hermes.com

Milk and Cookies Gift Basket

What’s better than donuts and milk for that perfect child’s party favor?! For more ideas like this, check out The Hostess Blog.

Velvet Pumpkins

Love these velvet pumpkins which come in all sizes and color. Visit Julieokeefehomeandgarden.com for some great gift giving ideas!