GIFT GUIDE: GROUND + INSPIRE
CREATE A DIGNIFIED DWELLING THROUGH COZY, UNEXPECTED TOUCHES
We present our gift guide series, each focused on a different area of life to nurture and celebrate— whether tending to home, discovering ways to “play dirty,” or focusing on self-exploration. Allow these gifts to shift and unlock something new for the recipients: adventure, joy, empowerment, energy, and freedom.
We invite you to come back each week, explore, and find your flavor of love to share.
Gift a fresh squeeze of homegrown citrus with a mini red lime tree and planter. A cross between a Kumquat and Rangpur lime, these orange-red beauties bloom year round and add an element of surprise to a cocktail or curry. You can also choose from Meyer lemons or key lime to bring a dose of warm-weather gems into someone’s abode, curing winter grays.
While you build out your indoor, botanical wonderland, add more color by potting succulents in planters that double as art. Jazzmine of Ultralight Dreams hand-paints each terra-cotta pot, ensuring your gift will be as unique and loved-on as the plants themselves. We’re especially fond of this rendering, dubbed “Nude Mountain.”
Invite grandeur when plating abundant, leafy greens and plant-rich foods with these mango wood salad servers. We think they look especially regal paired with this jewel-toned winter veggie slaw.
Sakara's intoxicating signature fragrance, created in tandem with a master perfumier, is full of rare botanical ingredients rendered in non-toxic, vegetable-based wax that burns clean for 60 hours. Made with bright citrus notes and rich, heady florals, light this candle to bring intention to your space and the year ahead.
Just as we believe food can make you feel sexy, Meghan Wallace James posits that your space can be designed to turn you on. A virtual session with this intuitive home stylist will privy you to third-party eyes and taste to awaken your homebase, find inner-outer synchronicity, and allow, in her words, to “firm boundaries and find freedom within.”
As low-waste efforts gain collective attention, maybe you’ve flirted with the idea of composting, but hesitated for fear of how to conceal the smell. Now, you can elegantly put your eco-warrior choices on full display with this odorless, living kitchen composter. Place your food scraps in the biovessel, and through its design, the decomposed waste will transmute into fertile soil, available for someone’s next green thumb pursuits.
Handcrafted in Japan from organic woods & essential oils, this smokeless incense works to energetically cleanse your space without adding harmful particulate matter found in traditional incense.
For the blossoming home chef, no cookware essential set quite stacks up like the chic and visually-stunning Caraway. Each easy-to-clean piece is Teflon- and toxic metal-free; rest assured that anything you’re cooking up maintains its nutritional integrity.
Since hugs are temporarily more infrequent, envelop those you love with this lavish, woven wool throw of a Bengal tiger. In Chinese lineage, the tiger represents power and nerve; share the gift of courage and warmth with this statement piece.
EXPLORE MORE GIFT GUIDES:
Lean into all things vibrant and playful with these technicolor coupe stemware glasses. In shades like amber smoke, blush pink, and forest green, spice up someone’s effervescent pet-nat or gluggable red.
A staple for any meditator’s toolkit, this sheepskin rug makes a cozy addition to your space when it’s time to sit down, “tune in,” and focus on cultivating presence. Plus, it feels like clouds under your feet.
For those who adore understatement, present this vessel designed specifically for a sinewy vine, tapered candle, or arresting single stem. Inspired by the “arching neck of Pre-Columbian stirrup water vessels,” this gift is an art-lover's dream, balancing form and function.
We’re enamored by Upstate’s custom, made-to-order glass blown lamps. Inspired by the lava lamps of yesteryear and each perfectly “wonky” in shape, these globe lights with a brass base are an elevated gift for the funky sophisticate.
LUSH FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS |
Flowers are like an orgasm—majestic, mysterious, sensorial, and gone in a flash. Make the brief moment of bloom and ecstasy worth it with unusual arrangements that will oxygenate a space and leave a lasting impression; our favorite vendors include Los Angeles’ Offerings, NYC’s Fluerotica bouquets, or High Camp, serving cut-to-order gardenia boxes, nationwide.