When it comes to gifts, it's not easy shopping for someone when you're not sure what they're into. Thankfully, Crate and Barrel's sister store - the modern, chic version - CB2 has a gift collection that's as beautiful as it is practical. They're known for their modern designs with a twist - a catchall isn't just a catchall, but a flamingo. We've compiled a list of some of our favorite gift ideas from CB2 so you'll know just what to get your aunt and uncle. (Tip: they're running a 30% off promotion on all gifts, from now through December 19, so you better hurry and snag these quick!)
Galactic Jewelry Box ($24.95)
This luxurious galactic patterned jewelry box is not only a place to store your jewels, but it looks like one itself. "Designed by UK-based Seascape Curiosities, the galactic patterned glass jewelry box brings deep space to your room. Outside, mesmerizing blues/purples/metallics swirl out of pitch black. Inside, is a storage compartment lined with light grey cotton velvet that will hold most-prized possessions," CB2 states. The best part? It's under $25.
Flamingo Catchall ($29.95)
Designed by the chic British fashion designer Matthew Williamson, this flamingo catchall is a pop of color in every room and offers a discreet place to store some of your favorite rings, earrings, or knick-knacks. Not only is it a gorgeous addition to just about any home, it's also a great conversation starter at dinner parties.
Heritage Navy Leather Activity Ball ($39.99)
While this might edge towards the pricier side, it's a great gift for the man in your life who loves sports (and also seems to have just about everything). "Individually handcrafted from top-grain leather, these few-of-a-kind activity balls come to us from New Zealand-based MVP (Modest Vintage Player), a unique purveyor of old school-style sporting goods made with timeless materials and rich detailing. Crafted with design and functionality in mind, the hand-stitched activity ball (think of it as a smaller basketball) stands up to years of play and even gets better looking with age." It's a gorgeous addition to any bookshelf.
Black Nickel Cocktail Shaker ($24.95)
This stunning cocktail shaker starts off with a smoky black finish and fades into a nickel grey. It's perfect for the bartender in your life who likes to shake it up and keep his bar well-equipped with his favorite recipes. It's sleek, functional, and - above all - easy to clean.
Teakwood and Tobacco Reed Diffuser ($21.95)
This reed diffuser has long been a favorite for it's intriguing scent and it's affordable price. "An intriguing mix of sultry and masculine, this aromatic fragrance oil is hand-blended and hand-poured in small batches by artisans at Pommes Frites Candle Co. in downtown Los Angeles, owned by husband-and-wife team Kristen Pumphrey and Thomas Neurberger. Natural rattan reed sticks diffuse notes of leather, spicy black pepper and tobacco. Orange and berry soften a base of aged teak and sandalwood, blended with a hint of muskiness from patchouli essential oil." The apothecary-inspired jar makes it look just as good as it smells.