Lieve’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Each year the holidays suddenly appear and there seems to be a scramble to get everything done. Even though this year feels no different, let’s make it so (!) and finally take our time to enjoy the spirit of giving and the time it takes to truly find the right thing for a friend or loved one. Often this can be difficult, but being reminded of their personality helps us make a more educated decision. However, if you have a loved one that’s really picky (we all know someone), choosing a gift that you can personalize to them will always go down a treat. Websites like MadeMine are life-savers for this time of year for those picky loved ones; in their own words, “Check out our personalized gift selection” for a variety of choice. Finding that perfect gift should give you that joyful holiday feeling because that’s the fun of it! And if we’re able to slow down, it’s such a reviver…and helps us to remember why we are all working so hard at this wonderful thing called life.
As an interior designer, here’s a round up my favorite gifts ideas to help get you started. Let me know what you choose in the comments section [add link if possible] or link us to any favorites you have with a why.
Enjoy the season and many best wishes from all of us at Turnstyle Design
Simple, classic and forever iconic, let’s not forget about the unassuming things. That favorite saying “a little goes a long way” perfectly applies here with this go-with-anything Chanel red. Good things do come in small packages….indeed.
For Him (and her when borrowed!)
A great pair of sneakers is forever a favorite find, so I immediately did a double take on this pair by Pierre Hardy. The Trek Comet Trainers take on the cool factor in a understated way and can go with everything from dressing down to dressing up. Easily steal-able when you want a pair for yourself!
For Newlyweds or a New Homeowner
Strong in shape and sensuous in line, this stunner of a storage piece will serve as a conversational centerpiece. Give this gift to your favorite niece or nephew just beginning to define their style!
For a Dearest Friend
Visual art never seems to stop serving as the ultimate personalized gift. Precisely because it is so unique, the recipient will truly feel you’ve elevated them to a higher plane of thoughtfulness, simply because a good piece is such a rare treasure. This lithograph is will not only appeal to several, but it will also continue to convey a deep poetic beauty and mystery worth finding anew each day. And if you’re looking for something more bold in its approach, might I humbly offer a painting from my own recent series!
For Dad’s Desk
For the man that has everything, this little beauty is a great option to help your favorite father pass the time while tethered to so many conference calls. Help bring out the creative in him with these gorgeous, but simple architectural blocks. He’ll no doubt build you something grand.
For the Itty Bitties in Your Life
For the Giver
For your favorite, and always generous friend, consider donating to our two favorite non-profits. We love collaborating with them and love seeing them grow!
For Mom (Your Very Cool Mom)
As you know, I never shy away from color, so on any uninspired outfit night, you can count on a bold clutch to help you get it right. That’s a great sentiment to send upstream. Enhance your mother’s natural style with this brilliant and bold patterned wristlet by Lizzie Fortunato. Available here in Austin at the ever-cool Kick Pleat, this is sure to be an overused favorite for your most treasured female role model.
For the Home; Yours included!
Since consumption of coffee table books is an ongoing addiction for me, this bookstand will be making its way under my tree this year. Simple, striking and beautiful on its own, this bookstand will help you show off any favorite and inspiring page, keeping you reading from cover to cover.
For the Design Lover
For those who keep trying to tackle their home and those who love to get it right, consider a Turnstyle Design gift certificate. We love to help and are always honored to be chosen as a gift. What a unique and thoughtful way to give someone lasting pleasure in their most favorite space.