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10 Modern Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List

10.11.21 | By
10 Modern Holiday Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List
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Hard as it may be to believe, the holidays are a little over two months away – which means the time to start holiday shopping is now. But don’t start spiraling just yet, we’ve got plenty of useful holiday gift guides coming your way so you can gift modern without the stress. What better way to kick off gift guide season than with a roundup of Design Milk’s best in class? Read on for our top modern holiday gift ideas that anyone on your Christmas list is sure to love.

Beast Blender by Beast Health

Beast Blender by Beast Health

Beast Blender by Beast Health

The stylish modern design of the Beast Blender makes it an appliance you’ll be happy to display on your countertop, and the innovative technology inside makes it one you’ll want to use for years to come. The B10 is equipped with internal monitors that track everything from internal temperatures to avoid overheating, to blade speed for a smooth and consistent blend every time. Plus, you can even switch the blending vessel or take your smoothie on-the-go with Beast’s Hydration Station.

$155

Smart Diffuser Lamp by Gingko

Smart Diffuser Lamp by Gingko

Smart Diffuser Lamp by Gingko

No matter who you are holiday shopping for, the Gingko Smart Diffuser Lamp will be a perfect addition to their home. Beyond being a source of warm ambient light that’s both mood-setting and practical, the Smart Diffuser Lamp’s modern design and sustainable wood construction make it a beautiful piece of home decor sure to impress anyone on your holiday list. Diffuse any favorite essential oil blends in the copper diffuser plate to add a soothing aroma to one’s space.

$90

Sepia Glassware by KINTO

Sepia Glassware by KINTO

Sepia Glassware by KINTO

The KINTO Sepia collection has a minimal and modern design that evokes a retro feel thanks to the warm sepia tinted glass. Not only is the collection’s neutral sepia tone and minimalist design compatible with whatever design aesthetic your gift recipient subscribes to, there are a variety of pieces to choose from – from cups and saucers, tumblers, jugs and serving trays. Basically everything you need to elevate your daily coffee or tea practice. Gift a Sepia cup and saucer to the avid coffee or tea drinker in your life or treat someone special to the complete set.

$15-50

Wick Brass Portable LED Candlelight by graypants, inc.

Wick Brass Portable LED Candlelight by graypants, inc.

Wick Brass Portable LED Candlelight by graypants, inc.

Speaking of retro, the Wick Brass Portable Candlelight by graypants takes us back a century or two and fulfills all our candlelight fantasies – while still being modern and functional. Thoughtfully designed to be as useful as a conventional flashlight, the Wick Candlelight goes the extra mile with multiple LED light settings and a lasting rechargeable battery that lets you bring mood lighting wherever you go. Use it to create a cozy atmosphere outdoors, on your bedside table for functional light as you read, or anywhere around the house for instant warmth and comfort. Find it in a graphite colorway and bundle set here.

$149

Dusen Dusen 500 Piece Puzzle Set by Areaware

Dusen Dusen 500 Piece Puzzle Set by Areaware

Dusen Dusen 500 Piece Puzzle Set by Areaware

The Dusen Dusen Puzzles in this three puzzle set are as fun to put together as they are to look at once complete. Inspired by the brand’s signature bold textiles, the puzzles use bright, high contrast colors that make a statement in your space. And at 500 pieces a puzzle, you might want to consider framing these once you’re done to relive your achievement. Gift the entire set to someone special, or spread the joy and break them up into multiple gifts. The fun and modern design of Dusen Dusen puzzles is sure to spark joy for anyone on your list!

$75

Revov Magnetic Rotating Tray Box by mordeco

Revov Magnetic Rotating Tray Box by mordeco

Revov Magnetic Rotating Tray Box by mordeco

Holiday shopping may be tough, but loving the Revov Magnetic Rotating Tray Box by mordeco is easy. The simply designed tray box effortlessly keeps whatever you put in it organized, and the magnetic swinging lid makes it fun and oddly satisfying to use every day. The Revov Box can be used to store work from home desk essentials, art supplies, jewelry, beauty products and more – making it easy to personalize for anyone on your holiday shopping list.

$65

Fortis Candle by nlumec

Fortis Candle by nlumec

Fortis Candle by nlumec

The Fortis Candle by nlumec has an elegant and curved modern shape that’s enveloped by intricate etchings. As nlumec candles burn, the etchings evolve into a shade-like structure around the candle’s flame and bask a warm ambient glow. This evolution is a hallmark of the nlumec experience which makes it quite literally the gift that keeps on giving. No matter who unwraps a Fortis candle on Christmas morning, its beauty and craftsmanship is sure to make it memorable. There are also two other designs to choose from – Gravis and Miratus.

$48

Japanese Cast Iron Oven Pot by Vermicular

Japanese Cast Iron Oven Pot by Vermicular

Japanese Cast Iron Oven Pot by Vermicular

A high-quality cast iron pot like the Oven Pot by Vermicular is a kitchen essential, making it totally worth the splurge. The enameled pot is meticulously designed with a precision seal that locks in moisture and intensifies the flavor profile of whatever you’re cooking. Compatible with any type of stove top and oven safe up to 570°F, there’s no limit to what you can create with the Japanese Cast Iron Oven Pot – making it an ideal holiday gift for cooks of all levels.

$290

Grey & White Cotton Knot Pillow by knots-studio

Grey & White Cotton Knot Pillow by knots-studio

Grey & White Cotton Knot Pillow by knots-studio

Give the gift of coziness with this Cotton Knot Pillow from knots-studio. Inspired by a nautical aesthetic, the pillow’s playful and modern shape is as functional as it is stylish. Its plush filling delivers on comfort and softness, making it an ideal addition to your living space or bedroom. Plus, there are a ton of colorways to choose from! We’re partial to the grey and white stripe as a holiday gift, because its neutral tone won’t clash with anyone’s existing decor style.

$110

Black on Black Flipping Out Text Clock by cloudnola

Black on Black Flipping Out Text Clock by cloudnola

Black on Black Flipping Out Text Clock by cloudnola

Known for their Flipping Out and Text Time clocks, the latest Flipping Out Text Clock by cloudnola marries the two styles in a fun and modern way. Not your conventional clock, there’s something charmingly old-school about the form of the Flipping Out Text Clock. The sound of the flips is soothing, unlike the menacing ticking of a clock, and seeing the time in text is calming in a way we didn’t know we needed. We’re all obsessed with it, and we know anyone you gift it to will be too!

$125

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Design Milk Gift Card

Can’t make up your mind? A Design Milk Gift Card is always a good holiday gift idea! Whether you’re shopping for family, friends, coworkers or partners, they’ll love perusing our modern finds and picking out something they truly love.

$25-200

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.