When I was a kid, we would receive by mail a thick toy catalog from a nearby retail store around this time of the year. I would go through each page carefully, circling whatever I fancied, fingers crossed Santa would bring me something from this dream list. Choosing what I liked best and the anticipation of a possible gift of two was probably as exciting as Christmas morning itself. And oh, how much fun do I still have as a grown-up design lover curating Nordic Design’s annual gift guide!
A side note: I am a strong advocate for buying less, but better, and thoughtful consumption should be a rule of thumb year-round, Christmas time included. Be mindful of what you already own. Shop with intent for purposeful items that will bring joy. Surround yourself with things (and mostly: people) you truly love.
With this mantra in mind, I’ve compiled a list of dozens of beautiful, functional and timeless products for him, her, the kids, and frankly anyone who appreciate quality, craftsmanship, and Scandinavian design.
You can find my gift ideas into “shops” created for the occasion, making it easy for you to explore my top picks:
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And because books make awesome gifts, you can find my selection of the Best Coffee Table Books.
You can also visit my shop directory if you are in need of more ideas.
Do you see anything you like?
Photo: Katerina Dima