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2014 Gift Guide: New Homeowner

If you’ve ever moved into a new home you know about all the things you wind up needing once you’re all settled in. There’s nothing better than gifting a recent transplant something that they truly need or didn’t even know they needed to make things feel more like home. Take a look at some of our favorite gifts for new homeowners.

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Soma Black (limited edition) by Soma \\\ $99.99
Soma took their hit water filtration carafe and created a limited edition in black where $15 from each sale is donated to charity: water.

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Table Tiles Coasters by Bower for Areaware \\\ $15
Six coasters that give a 3D illusion that can come together to form a geometric trivet.

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Spinnertte by Crosley \\\ $150
Bust out your old records and wax nostalgic as you listen to music on this portable record player.

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Louise Bourgeois Placemats by Third Drawer Down \\\ £39.50
Abstract corkboard placemats featuring morphing geometries will add an eye-shocking statement to any dining table.

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Standing Bowl – large by Fort Standard \\\ $110
A beautiful centerpiece can be created with this raised aluminum bowl that was architecturally inspired by planar legs.

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Tower Pepper Grinder (left) & Tower Salt Grinder (right) by Tom Dixon \\\ $85 – $75
Add some pizzazz to your dining table with one or both of these uber awesome salt and pepper grinders.

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Maze Graphic Print Pillow by Alexander Girard and Vitra \\\ $130
Each pillow features a graphic maze-like pattern designed by Girard in 1961 that Vitra has brought to life.

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Splash Coat Rack by Blu Dot \\\ $299
Part sculptural, but 100% functional – this coat rack will keep anyone sane by eliminating clutter by the front door.

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Geo Wine Charms by Alan Wisniewski for Umbra \\\ $15
Finally, some really cool charms to help keep track of whose wine glass is whose at the next party!

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Trinity Bowl by Adam Cornish for Alessi \\\ $170
A gorgeous bowl of intricate swirling lines that was inspired by the nautilus shell.

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Key Target by BOWER \\\ $175
New house means new places to lose keys so gift this wall-mounted target that magnetically catches keys when you come in the door.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.