2015 Gift Guide: New Homeowner

We all have them – friends that recently moved into a new place and you know that with that comes needing things to decorate it. There’s nothing sadder than a new pad with nothing in it. Help your pals out by gifting them with fun housewares that will make their new space feel like a home.


General Bowl from Good Thing \\\ $49
A clever catchall container to hold a multitude of items, like fruit, veggies, or miscellany.


Hanging Planter White/Half Black Dots by Reneé Boyd \\\ $70
A simple, handmade planter with a satiny white glaze and decorated with black dots to hang your plants or succulents.


Aura Brass Wind Chime Dural Ring by Michele Varian \\\ $210
Ceramic shapes and wood pieces hang from a spun brass bell chime that emits a soft, metallic ring when activated by wind.


Airplantframe Vertical Garden \\\ $110
A creative way to add greenery to your home by way of a vertical garden frame which eliminates the need for soil.


Soma Black Pitcher \\\ $49
A limited edition first run of this pitcher includes a $15 donation to charity:water to help provide access to clean drinking water to someone in Bangladesh.


Bar Keyring Bottle Opener by Marmol Radziner \\\ $90
A handy and necessary tool for any home, this bottle opener is handmade meaning no two finishes will be the same in the beginning or stay that way as they age.


Dahlia Coasters by Chilewich \\\ $18
A set of 6 dahlia-shaped coasters in metallic finishes that can be used indoors or out.


Play Coat Rack in Candy by Normann Copenhagen \\\ $75
Every house needs a coat rack by the door, making this minimally designed one (with playful colors), a household necessity.


Hand-Eye Supply 6 Pc Screwdriver Set \\\ $48
The perfect set of screwdrivers that will have you covered for any project that might come up, all conveniently kept in one place.


Birch Simple Clock from Bungalo \\\ $99
A simple, lightweight clock that’s a stylish piece of decor while keeping you in touch with the time.


Zinful Wine Cup by David Rasmussen Design \\\ $33.50
Their version of a stemless wine glass which features an elegant wooden base.


Tank Decanter by Tom Dixon \\\ $125
A space age-inspired decanter that’s topped off with polished copper accents.

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.