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Curbed’s ultimate holiday shopping guide

The things we loved this year, on trend or timeless, that we’re eager to give (and receive)

24 delightful gift ideas to jumpstart your holiday shopping

Curbed rounds up two dozen design-savvy finds your loved ones won’t be able to resist.

The trendiest home gift to give this season? Colored glass

The look is everywhere, and here are some of our favorites, ranging from cups to vases.

The best Etsy gifts to shop this holiday season

Instead of turning to the big-box stores for your holiday wish lists, check out these handmade products from Etsy.

Why you should give a carafe for the holidays

A carafe and glass set makes a great gift for someone who is all about honing that evening routine, complete with plenty of self-care.

35 stellar home gifts for parents and kids

From gorgeous building blocks to a Palm Springs-inspired playhouse, here are our favorite gifts for parents and kids.

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Our picks for lovers of New York City’s design and architecture

’Tis the season.

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Our favorite gifts for fans of Detroit’s iconic brands

From locally made vases to a Jack White-approved vinyl carrier.

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Locally made gifts for every Bay Area-loving person in your life

’Tis the season to support local makers.

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This year’s top picks from Atlanta’s homegrown shops

‘Tis the season to support local makers

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Ethically minded gifts from Chicago artists we love

From pottery workshops to artfully woven throws and and specialty bike tools.

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Gift ideas for anyone who loves LA’s local shops and makers

’Tis the season for supporting LA makers.

Around this time every year, Curbed editors get together to share our personal wishlists for the holiday season. These lists, which reflect a myriad of styles, perspectives, and preferences, are picked apart until we’re left only with what we believe are the very best.

Our final choices, as you’ll see, range in scale, price, function, style, and mission: Some are decidedly on trend, many others are timeless, and all of them are things we’d all be eager to gift—or to receive.

Know someone who loves New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit, or Atlanta? Great. We’ve also published shopping lists that source our favorite products from local designers and artists in each of those cities. Get gifting.


Writers: Jenny Xie, Jenna Chandler, Sara Freund, Aaron Mondry, Brock Keeling, Josh Green, Amy Plitt
Editors: Kelsey Keith, Mariam Aldhahi, Mercedes Kraus
Copy Editing: Emma Alpern
Art Direction: Alyssa Nassner
Photo Direction: Vivienne Gucwa, Audrey Levine
Photography: Ted and Chelsea Cavanaugh
Special Thanks: Jessica Gatdula, Nina Pearlman, Megan Barber, Diana Budds

Check out past Curbed gift guides: 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015