2015 Gift Guide: Under $100

If you’re looking for a gift for someone and you want to spend just a little bit more, there’s a whole new ballpark of ideas when you open the price range up to $100. Below you’ll find a variety of gifts that are not only useful, they’re beautifully designed making them that much more special when the recipient opens them up.


Bookniture – Leather Black Edition \\\ $80
Bookniture cleverly hides furniture within a book – it can be a stool, a table, or anything you want it to be – the choice is yours.


Mouse Pad Pro + Ruler by thisisground \\\ $100
Made of Italian, double sided leather, this dual purpose mouse pad has a 12-inch ruler and a hidden paper slot built in.


Twemco Alarm Flip Clock \\\ $85
This retro-inspired clock quietly flips time as the minutes pass with its precision German mechanism.


Birdhouse Bookshelf by Thing Industries \\\ £60
A simple, house-shaped, wall-mounted bookshelf that doubles as a bedside table making it perfect for apartment dwellers.


180° Necklace from Designlump \\\ $62
A sculptural necklace that beautifully suspends a copper bar with a cord that passes through it four times.


Underwater Landscape Fish Bowl by aruliden \\\ $97
This award-winning, hand-blown glass fishbowl uses light and shadow to create a stunning home for your pet fish.


Lonsdale Duffle by Herschel Supply Co \\\ $90
A classic duffle bag in a charcoal and navy crosshatch fabric making it a universally appealing gift.


Boxcar Walnut and Orange Planter by Revolution Design House \\\ $70
A trio of geometric planters to hold single succulents in your window sill or as a centerpiece.


Orientalist Scented Candle by Tom Dixon \\\ $80
Set within a brass vessel, this candle evokes memories of rose petals, cinnamon sticks, and musky smells of the Chinese herbal market.


Above Home Floor Mats by Hlynur Atlason for Umbra Shift \\\ $90
A traditional floor mat gets a modern spin with patterns that reflect backyards and swimming pools.


Radio Controlled Wall Clock by Braun \\\ $80
Available in three colors, this clock is a simple design with an easy to read clock face that sets its time via radio control.


Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker by Michele De Lucchi for Alessi \\\ $80
The Pulcina not only looks like a piece of art, it makes delicious espresso in such a way that it makes it taste even better.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief 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.