Gift Guide: Design Enthusiast

What do you buy the person who seems to have it all? We personally love the challenge of shopping for our own best gal, the one who always seems one step ahead of designer trends and all, but radiates a sense of ingenuity and imagination. This is our time to walk in her shoes and search for the diamond in the rough on the racks, the piece that speaks to her unique style and grace. To help jump start your own quest to find the one perfect gift for your design enthusiast friend, we’ve curated a collection of exuberant, colorful, and sparkling gifts to match her own glittery personality.

West Elm Gold Flatware ($29): These golden beauties are so much more than utilitarian. They are the perfect finishing touch to any place setting, holiday or not!
Mirage Ice Bucket ($58): How do you make ice interesting? By piling it into a fabulously mod ice bucket, of course!
Mini Brass Pendant Light (on sale for $15.99): Brass is all the rage these days and, at this price, you can afford to gift the trend.
Jonathan Adler Needlepoint Pillow ($165): We are loving this modern take on a classic shape that will never go out of style.
Birch Paper Staws ($8): These quirky paper straws paired with a stainless steel cocktail shaker and set of glasses will set your pal up with all she needs for a perfectly accessorized bar cart.
Ampersand Screen Print ($22): This graphic print is clearly made for the typography-obsessed trend setter. Be sure to click over to see the other color options!
Kirby Cordial Glass ($8.95): Gift your designer friend a bottle of her favorite wine and a set of these futuristic glasses. The unique shape is guaranteed to spark a conversation.
Gilboa Frame ($25.90): With the holidays well on their way, there’s sure to be a photographic moment (or ten!). Frame the best shot of you and your bestie in this glitzy frame before your gift exchange.
Ikat Tea For One Set ($38): Punchy form and function combine in this schnazzy duo. Tea time never looked so good!
Countdown Glasses (set of four, $34): With New Years just around the corner, wrap up a set of these glasses for your pal to open on Christmas day. She and all your friends can countdown the seconds to 2013 in style.
Striped Leather Card Case ($26.25): Don’t let those lovingly-designed business cards shuffle around in her wallet. Stick one of these striped card cases into her holiday gift bag and she’ll be thanking you all year long.

Written By Carrie Waller of Dream Green DIY

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