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Holiday Gift Guide 2020: Beauty + Utility Edition

Hinoki Moon Tissue Box by Tosa Ryu at Tenzo

For the aesthete on your list who insists that even kitchen sponges be attractive, 11 gifts that marry utility with beauty:

Catskills-based furniture designer Brian Persico also makes artful wood kitchen tools, including organically shaped cutting boards; prices start at $125.
Above: Catskills-based furniture designer Brian Persico also makes artful wood kitchen tools, including organically shaped cutting boards; prices start at $125.
Brian Persico Osage Kitchen Tongs
Above: We also like Brian’s pair of hand-carved, steam-bent Osage Kitchen Tongs in the prettiest of yellows; $110.
Kitchen Linens by Kept
Above: This Kitchen Linens Set at Kept includes three dish cloths, two tea towels, and three flour sack towels; $151.
Fog Linen Oven Mitt
Above: Fog Linen’s quilted natural linen Oven Mitt is appealingly sized; $28 at Nalata/Nalata.
Londra Black Fringed Placemat by Arcolaio at March SF
Above: The naturally dyed Londra Black Fringed Placemat is made of cotton and hemp by Italian company Arcolaio; available in black and cream for $58 each at March SF.
Japanese Hand Brooms at Nickey Kehoe
Above: These small Japanese Hand Brooms are $32 (angled) and $27 (small) at Nickey Kehoe.
Criss Cross Apron Brooklyn Fit in Greenery by Pillowpia
Above: The Criss Cross Brooklyn Fit Apron by Pillowpia is made of stonewashed linen. The apron is available in solid colors for $88 and in multicolored (with a large patch pocket) for $98.
Collection L'article Matches at Ode to Things
Above: Studio Be-Pôles’s Collection L’Article Matches, containing 150 large matches made from poplar wood, with red, white, and blue heads, may just be the chicest matches we’ve ever seen; $30 at Ode to Things.
Hinoki Moon Tissue Box by Tosa Ryu at Tenzo
Above: The perfect solution for hideously patterned tissue boxes, the Hinoki Moon Tissue Box by Tosa Ryu is $76 at Tenzo.
Glass Rulers by Allon Libermann and Hye Jin Ahn at Areaware
Above: These crystal Glass Rulers by Allon Libermann and Hye Jin Ahn Draw “allows for precise alignment when placed above an existing drawing.” Available in centimeters and inches for $30 each; or buy both for $54 at Areaware.
Courant Catch:3 in Bone
Above: An organized and pretty way to charge smart phones, the leather Courant Catch:3 wireless charging station (shown in bone) has an integrated tray for storing other daily essentials; $175 at Acacia.

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