If giving really is better than receiving, then a good design gift is your civic duty. Bestowing someone with a piece for the home does not have to have the impersonal scent of a candle or carry the last-minute insecurity of a gift card. We’re in an era of gorgeous design creation, so there are no excuses for a mediocre option. While one-of-a-kind and limited editions will forever hold their appeal, a few of our selections are available (and quite fetching) as is—whether it’s finished goods or exciting experiences.
When it comes to the materials, the influence, or the thought process, we’ve gathered a few superlative design suggestions that need little explanation and only need the well-timed reveal—and possibly a triple-check on the width of the doorway.
And if you’re looking for more luxury gift ideas, check out the complete Robb Report Ultimate Gift Guide for 2017, which includes inspirations in every category from cars to watches to fashion, to travel, and more.