Shiny and bright is great for the holidays, but for the aesthete in us all we've rounded up some style-savvy gifts for those who prefer sparkling wit and bright design.
Functionality meets fabulous form with these Normann Copenhagen cognac glasses. Their unique shape enhances the deep color and movement of the liquid.
Normann Copenhagen cognac glasses, $61 for set of two, at Velocity Art & Design.
Artist Gene Davis' work Black Popcorn was the inspiration for this colorful but still masculine tie.
Gene Davis tie, $42, at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston gift shop.
Coffee table architecture books are nothing new, but this first-ever retrospective look at the spectacular homes by John Ike, Thomas Kligerman, and Joel Barkley is truly stunning, with styles that bridge Arts and Crafts, art deco, modernism and colonial revival from Michigan to Hawaii to Manhattan.
Ike Kligerman Barkley Houses, $60, at Amazon, Brazos Bookstore.
Tackling household honey-do's becomes a fun do-it-yourself challenge with these colorful tools by designer Cynthia Rowley. Who knows? Between the hammer and level, all those framed pictures may finally be hung straight.
Cynthia Rowley tools, $10 each, at Cynthia Rowley.
Artist Massimo Lunardon's vase is a boost of bright color in every room, perfect for flowers or a lovely wine with a floral nose.
Saturated Speckles Vase, $198, at Anthropologie.
We've been over Uggs forever but were floored when we found these Osborn sweatshirt booties — quirky, ugly-cute and vegan-friendly for extra indie cred.
Osborn sweatshirt booties, $106, at bonadrag.com.
Take Ivy has been bible of midcentury American prep since being published in Japan in 1965. 45 years later, it's finally been released in English it all it's boat-shoed, J. Pressed glory.
Take Ivy, $25, at Amazon, Brazos Bookstore.
For the art lover or the procrastinating artist, Ferrario's exquisite paint set offers a good start with a wood-encased collection of high-end watercolors, brushes, charcoal and pencils, all made in Italy.
Ferrario excursion paint set, $298, at Anthropologie.
There's no milkman delivering cold, creamy goodness on your porch anymore, but your breakfast table can still have that certain joie de vivre with these French vintage-inspired bottles.
Vintage milk bottles, $15-$17, at farmhousewares.com.
Give guests something to do besides sneak a peek in your bathroom closets with this shower curtain covered in French-to-English translations.
French shower curtain, $28, at Target, Urban Outfitters.
Sometimes a text just isn't strong enough to tell someone, "Look, you rock my face off with your natural awesomeness." When that's the case, there's always artist Sara Hoffman's woodblack sculptures.
U R Amazing stand, $50, at Hello Lucky.
Add a heavy dose of industrial-chic to someone's loft with hand-cast iron tool clamps — between them even Eat Pray Love looks cool.
Iron bookends, $19.95, at cb2.com.
Apartment dwellers, rejoice! You no longer have to suffer through bland white walls because of a painting ban. Wall decals run the gamut from inspirational to fun to artsy and everything in between. Our fave of the moment? Cheeky Tetris blocks by Australian vender Vinyl Wall Designs.
Tetris wall decal, $25, at Etsy.
Forget paint-by-numbers. This Create Your Own T-shirt is an updated way to embrace your artistic side, complete with white cotton T-shirt, markers and stencils.
Tag-a-Tee Create Your Own T-shirt, $19.99, at Macy's.