Modern Lantern: Our Picks for Christmas Gifts This Year

by Carrie Fitzwater December 10, 2015

Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? By now, most of us are stumped by what to get loved ones and friends. Keep in mind, in the new year, a lot of those you’re buying for are going to be in the mind set of “in with the old, out with the new”. Instead of getting everyone something that will end up in the new year cleaning “re-gift” pile, why not help them get started with a personal gift that is useful and stylish? Giving your design-enthusiastic friends accessories that are out of the ordinary and beautiful will make sure your gift is both remembered and appreciated all the way into the New Year. Here are just few suggestions of ours for unique and stylish gifts for this Christmas season for everyone in your life: pets, him, her, and the home.


For the Pet:


  cat collar

This darling red tartan cat collar and bowtie is perfect for the crazy cat lady or furry family member on your list! Available on



 pet tee pee


Forget crates or other unsightly spaces for your pet and add a fun centerpiece to your room with a chic pet tee-pee! Available in this easy-to-match black and white to match any space from



circo dog bascket
eep your favorite family member cozy this winter in this plush and stylish circo dog basket from It’s unique style and casual material is perfect for home or travel.






For Her:

keychain tassels by mark and graham

These retro-inspired leather keychain tassels from Mark and Graham are a fabulous stocking st
uffer for the girl who’s always difficult to buy for! Shop online at for all beautiful colors.




clutch by tribe alive
Black and white is always a good go-to for personal gifts for women like this beautiful mixed-pattern Clutch from

mission grove roller oils
Another too-easy stocking stuffer women of any age will love are these beautifully-scented Mission Grove Rollerball Oils available on This gift is useful, unique, and fits right in her purse!

For Him:

RH italian leather key holder

Help keep him better organized in the New Year with this clever Italian leather key holder by Restoration Hardware. Throw it in his stocking and he’ll be content with something he'll actually use in the New Year.

camera bag by hard graft
For the creative and stylish guy on your list, this vintage-inspired and sturdy European Leather Box Camera Bag is a gift he’ll be dying to use! This one is crafted by Hard Graft and sold online at

crosley turn table

For the hipster in your life, this super fun Turquoise MP3 and record turntable from is what he’ll be dying to show all his friends. And it’s sleek design and color won’t ruin the look of a room!




For the Home:

For the interior-lover, choose from a huge selection of solid cashmere throws from Williams Sonoma. They come in a variety of colors and patterns to match their style and personality!



Texas wall art by West Elem

If you’re shopping for a few proud Texans like we are, look no further! This Texas wooden wall hanging from West Elm is a mix of traditional and modern elements. It’s a unique, fun way to show home state pride!

Bartlett Red Cordless Lamp

Finally for the designer in your life, give them the gift of lighting freedom with our new Modern Lantern Bartlett in beautiful red just in time for Christmas! The convenience and classic mid-century style is the perfect gift for any home. Available in red (and more colors) at



Thanks for listening,
Carrie Fitzwater


Carrie Fitzwater
Carrie Fitzwater


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