Centered by Design’s Favorite Holiday Gifts This Year

As we prepare for the holidays, shopping for loved ones is at the top of our to-do lists. This year, we rounded up each of our team members’ favorite holiday gifts 2022, from little luxuries that work perfectly as stocking stuffers to our top tomes (books are always a classic choice!) and splurge presents. We also let everyone drop a hint to Santa by declaring the gift they’d most like to unwrap beneath the tree this year.

Which holiday gifts are your favorites? We’d love to know your best finds this season, too. Drop a comment beneath the post to share your favorite gift with us. And if you’re thinking of renovating next year, get in touch. After all, a beautifully designed home is the gift that keeps on giving. Happy shopping!

Stocking Stuffers

Le Labo Rose Detergent

I save this to wash my sheets in. The scent is what dreams are made of.  —Kelsey Larkin, Studio Manager

Alex Mill Cashmere Socks

A cozy upgrade to the standard, these colorful socks would feel so decadent. —Meghan Jay, COO/Creative Director

Circle Stud Earrings

I can never get enough unique, minimal gold jewelry. —Amy Clounie, Architectural Designer

Smith’s Rosebud Salve

This stuff is magic on dry winter lips. —Johanna Beach, Associate Designer

Splurge Holiday Gifts

Sentaler Houndstooth Coat

I’m a sucker for coats and blazers, as well as menswear-inspired clothing. This stunning dress coat coat would look great dressed up or paired with jeans and a sweater. (I kind of love the matching hat, too.) —Meghan

Smithey Ironware Co. Cast Iron Skillet

If you have a cook in your life, I can’t recommend Smithey’s enough. They are a dream to cook with (and look at), made of polished cast iron. —Kelsey

Danny Meisinger Pottery Workshop

Danny is an amazing potter I follow, and it would be a dream to go to one of his in-person workshops to learn from the best! —Amy

The Ark Elements Dinner Plates

This is China for the millennial. These plates are so beautiful for hosting and special occasions. —Johanna

Book Holiday Gifts

The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent

Read this book during the Christmas season to put in perspective why we truly celebrate. —Amy

Go-To Dinners: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

Who doesn’t love Ina (and Jeffrey, of course)? —Meghan

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

After much encouragement from my mom and sister, I’m finally reading this book. It will change how you think about the events you attend and host this holiday season. —Johanna

Slim Aarons: Women

This captures the extraordinary women from the upper echelons of high society, the arts, fashion and Hollywood in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. —Kelsey

Holiday Gifts We’d Love to Receive

Sidewinder Robe

How dreamy is it to be covered in a pattern? I would love to have my coffee in my Block Shop robe every morning. —Kelsey

Wilderhouse Brass Pepper Mill

I unabashedly want this for the look and for styling purposes by my range. (I do not cook!) —Johanna

Modern Cuckoo Clock

I ran across this cutie and thought it was so charming. My family is of German descent, so it would be fun to incorporate a modern version of their decor in my home. —Amy

Berlinger Turquoise Huggie Earrings

I’m fairly minimal when it comes to jewelry but love the pop of color these bring. —Meghan

Meet Claire

Claire’s creative energy comes from her unique perspective on the world as both a trained interior designer, and a passionate yoga teacher. Your personal sanctuary is closer to home than you think. Let’s find it together!

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