Design NJ’s Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Spread the cheer: 18 home gift ideas for anyone on your list

A festive plaid tray is the perfect way to serve a crowd over the holidays. Mark & Graham’s durable Lucite version with integrated handles — handcrafted in the U.S. — can be monogrammed in a variety of font and color options. $110. Adler’s Holiday Pop Candle not only looks festive, it has the aroma of crisp winter air. Think pine and evergreen trees, winter berries, cinnamon, clove and a hint of arctic snow. $48.

Annual Christmas figurines from Royal Doulton are much anticipated by collectors and more. This 2019 figure — handmade and crafted in exquisite fine bone china — strikes an elegant pose in her festive red coat and other seasonal embellishments. Her contented smile reveals that her shopping bags hold the perfect gifts for loved ones. $300.

The folkloric world of the North Pole is hand illustrated on Juliska’s Berry & Thread North Pole Collection. Find the elves’ village and toy workshop depicted on this 17-inch platter with subtly scalloped rim. $148. Neiman Marcus in Paramus and Short Hills or

Crystal martini glasses from Christofle’s Graphik Collection are mouth-blown in a fully hand-cut design, a signature of the sophisticated, contemporary collection. Set of two, $160. Bloomingdale’s in Hackensack and Short Hills, Neiman Marcus in Paramus and Short Hills or

Have a music lover in your life? Rocking the Clock creates clocks from vintage drums and guitars. Each one is handcrafted and no two are alike. The Vintage Red Sparkle Pearl Drum Wall Clock measures 14 inches in diameter. $950.

Aerin’s Lucas Coaster set features jade stone edged in warm golden metal and stored in an attractive golden case. Also available in lapis. $350. A. Home in Summit or

The Ivy & Oak Triple Dish Set from Michael Aram is inspired by the bucket Marie Antoinette carried as she pretended to be a milkmaid at her village refuge. “I wanted to capture the balance between palace and country life,” Aram says. “The delicate winding cast ivy wraps around faux-bois-etched metal elements, offering a romanticized interpretation of a simple life on the farm.” $150. Bloomingdale’s in Hackensack and Short Hills, Chelsea Gifts in Shrewsbury or

Etched holly leaves with golden berries form an elegant holiday pattern on this four-piece wine glass set from Lenox. The balloon shape allows red wine to breathe. A delicate gold finish creates a polished design around the rim. $100.

Richard Ginori’s Small Squared Vide Poche Plate invites guests to enter the maze, a pattern that Gio Ponti created in 1926. From the Labirinto Collection. Shown in green and also available in red, black or blue. $195. Neiman Marcus in Paramus and Shorts Hills or


Rosanna’s Artist Sketchbook: A Walk in the Woods appetizer plates feature piney green, bright red and glinting gold accents against a backdrop of snow-bright white. Set of four, $60.


Luxury home products designed by Anna Rabinowicz for 2017.

ANNA new york’s Dual Vase unites two distinct materials — honed Italian marble with high-polished gold or silver — into one stunning silhouette. $275.

The Bois Sauvage Candle — from L’Objet’s Apothecary Collection — is made of porcelain and paraffin wax. As the candle burns, it reveals multiple layers of scent. $85. Cosmos in Fort Lee, Neiman Marcus in Paramus and Short Hills, or

Beatriz Ball’s Croc Frame (4 by 6 inches) is richly detailed and handsomely styled in gleaming metal with an eye-catching faux crocodile finish. Ideal for the man in your life though it makes a luxurious gift for anyone on your list. Gift boxed, $43. Armadillo LTD in Avalon, Opal & Olive in Bay Head or

Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams’ Hammered Asymmetrical Bowl lends a shimmering sculptural accent for serving or display. $67. Club cost, $50.


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Serve your spread on the white marble hexagonal Wakefield Tray from Arteriors. Antiqued brass handles are sculptural and functional. $390.

The Nutcracker Cheese Plate with knife — new to Spode’s Christmas Tree Nutcracker Collection — adds a bit of whimsy to holiday serving. $26.50.


Luminous lime green crystal adds a chic look to the 2019 Snowflake Wishes Prosperity Prestige Edition flute as it sparkles with snowflakes cut in the style of Waterford’s classic Castlemain pattern, $200. Clear crystal, $85.