What’s in Our Founder’s Holiday Shopping Cart
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For the past few weeks, we’ve been getting all our holiday shopping inspiration by asking Design Milk’s favorite designers and creatives what they’re giving as gifts this holiday season. We loved peeking inside their shopping carts so much, we couldn’t resist asking our very own Design Milk team to share their picks too! Today’s holiday shopping partner needs no introduction — it’s our very own founder, executive editor, and chief creative officer, Jaime Derringer!
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78th Street Black + Linen Throw by Happy Habitat

78th Street Black + Linen Throw by Happy Habitat

“I can say with 100% confidence that you will be cozier than ever with a Happy Habitat throw because I have two! They are incredible quality and super warm, plus HH is a woman-owned company and the blankets are made here in the U.S. Skip the big box stores and put your dollars toward this small business!”


CandleHand "Victory/Peace" Pink by 54 Celsius

“This candle is so colorful and cute, you will have a hard time lighting it up. At least, that’s how I feel as mine fits in so nicely with my other doo-dads!”

SmartMat Trivet and Phone/Tablet Stand by Eva Solo

SmartMat Trivet and Phone/Tablet Stand by Eva Solo

“OK, so, I’m kind of obsessed with anything that does double duty in a truly functional way. I use my phone a lot in the kitchen whether I’m listening to tunes or reading a recipe. This SmartMat is the perfect companion to my kitchen routine, and then – voila! – it becomes a surface protector in an instant. A no brainer kitchen staple.”

Speckled One Hitter by KLAI Ceramics

Speckled One Hitter by KLAI Ceramics

“For those of you who suffer from chronic pain or other conditions, you know how important it is to have that one-hitter on you at all times. This one is super cute, easy to clean, and handmade, too!”

Family Bakeware Set by Le Creuset

Family Bakeware Set by Le Creuset

“My daughter has started taking an interest in baking and cooking (thanks to our Netflix obsession with Sugar Rush), so we’ve been trying to find kitchen items that are suitable for the whole family. Love this kid-friendly bake set – it’s not too Fisher-Price looking, and you know the quality is good since it’s made by Le Creuset. The only question now is… what to make!?”

$99 (10% savings!)

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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.