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Best Buys

Caught Dad trying to regift that croquet set you gave him last year? Take heart. Our holiday gift guide is full of expert picks — covering gadgets, décor, toys and more — that everyone on your list (and maybe you, too) is guaranteed to love.

Author JACQUELINE DETWILER

GIFT GUIDE: DÉCOR

Expert Pick
COCKTAILS, DRESSED

British fashion designer Paul Smith recently teamed up with Danish design powerhouse Stelton to revamp the classic Arne Jacobsen Cocktail set, engraving cursive quotes like “Take pleasure seriously” and “Start something new” on the shiny black surfaces. Relative Space designer Tyler Greenberg loves the set for its wistfulness and whimsy. “Sometimes we must eschew formality for a few unbridled dreams,” he says.
$1,953 / www.paulsmith.co.uk

BEST VASE SCENARIO
Brilliant, blue and big enough for long-stemmed roses, Weego Home’s weathered Siri vases look like larger versions of midcentury modern bud vases — lending them sufficient presence to hold their own amid any vast open space (table, windowsill, mantel) in your home.
$68, $84 /  www.weegohome.com

GREEN LIGHT
Inspired by the vein networks that carry water through plants, Nervous System’s Hyphae lamps make lacy patterns on walls and serious impressions on dinner guests. Each lamp is from a limited edition of one of 24 designs, so they’re as unique as plants themselves.
$600 / www.n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com

A WORLD APART
Butterflies, monsters, flowers and quotes about life and travel adorn artist Wendy Gold’s antique globes, making them more useful for artistic inspiration than actual exploration. For instance, did you know there was a giant sea monster in the middle of the Pacific? Well, you do now.
$350 / www.artonglobes.com

NICE THROW
Bright colors are great if you have white walls or need to upstage the carousel in your living room. For the rest of us, Missoni muted its signature zigzag pattern in the autumnal Morli blanket, which practically begs you to curl up under it with a cup of cocoa and a book.
$455 / www.missoni.com

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