Wreaths have been popping up around the neighborhood, and I’m getting excited for the holidays. Year after year, one of my favorite places to shop for crowd-pleasing gifts for friends and family is MoMA Design Store. Here are a few picks…
They have beautiful gifts for everyone on the list, from the design enthusiast to the foodie to the gadget lover to the kid at heart. They’re also an amazing place to shop for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list — bosses, cousins, in-laws, the name you drew on the office gift exchange.
Above: For both green and black thumbs, how about a self-watering flower pot? They’re designed to make sure you never over- or under-water your plants. MoMA Design Store also has an incredible assortment of vases, including the colorful Mondri Vase, which feels like a sculpture, and the cheerful Raawii Strom Vase, which comes in an bunch of sizes and colors. I’d love to give one of these to my mom.
Above: For the avid reader, these cheery bookends are lightweight yet can hold everything from favorite paperbacks to oversized art books.
The color changing puzzle is the ultimate gift for any puzzle player. Unlike other puzzles, every individual piece changes color in the light. It’s beautiful and incredibly challenging. Wouldn’t it be fun to put it on the table over the holidays, so everyone could help finish it?
And this teeny tiny speaker is truly amazing. It fits in your pocket but produces sound of a much larger speaker. It’s perfect for travel, the beach, listening to podcasts in the bath… and makes a great gift for pretty much anyone. (I want this for myself:)
Above: One of the best things about MoMA Design Store is their clever style. This ingenious butter knife, HAY water bottle, and set of fold-by-number cloth napkins, which make everyday items feel playful and fun. Or for the home cook, there’s the world’s cutest sauce pot, which is also dishwasher safe. (I love this for my sister!)
Last but not least, MoMA Design Store also has great accessories — from umbrellas to socks. We especially like these recycled brass earrings, which are ethically sourced and sustainably crafted. How pretty are those?
Every purchase made at MoMA Design Store helps support their education programming, which helps bring art into the lives of over one million people each year.
Who are you most excited to buy gifts for this year? Who is the hardest person on your list to shop for?
Bonus for readers: MoMA Design Store is offering 10% off your purchase using code CUPOFJOMOMA. Good until November 21st, both online and at MoMA Design Store locations in New York City. Code cannot be combined with any other offer. Thank you so much!
(Photos by Kate Sears for Cup of Jo. Styling by Cecilia Elguero. This post is sponsored by MoMA Design Store, a place we love for holiday gifts and beyond. Thank you for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)