Welcome to Curbed's first gift guide, wherein our editors sort through a retail landscape rife with tech, toys, textiles, trinkets, and tchotchkes. This year we're shopping for some rather specific recipients—though we think you'll find the gift selection broadly appealing. Shop on!
We all have one or know one: a mother (or father!)-in-law whose greatest desire in life is a kitchen that looks like it was pulled straight from a set designed by filmmaker and director Nancy Meyers, she of It's Complicated and Something's Gotta Give fame. While the sunny, spotless, seemingly endless kitchens Meyers has popularized may be out of reach for the Average Jane, we've chosen 9 items to help create the same sense of freewheeling, wine-swigging style.
Snowe Starter Drink Set
$325 at Snowe
For dinner parties with friends where the wine (and champagne and port) flows freely.
$59.95 at Menu
For Mediterranean salt and black peppercorns in more stylish vessels.
$499 at Sonos
For listening to This American Life while the clafoutis rises.
by Snowe Home
$35 at Snowe Home
For orange juice with breakfast and white wine sangria with lunch.
Optik Black rug
$89 and up at Aelfie
For a woman who's too chic for a simple jute runner in front of her sink and kitchen island.
$129 at A+R Store
For her camellias and peonies.
Helena Coffee Press
by Georg Jensen
$260 at The Line
For her Rwandan coffee and Scandinavian design sensibilities.
$198 at Marimekko
For dressing up her dining table for festive occasions.
Le Creuset Baking Dish
by Le Creuset
$30 and up at Le Creuset
For baking that picture-perfect roast.
· Holiday Gift Guide [Curbed]