12 Gifts for the Trend Setter That Will *Actually* Impress Them

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WORDS BY Kelsey Clark

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Published on November 18, 2021

We’d argue that trend setters and taste makers are some of the most difficult people to shop for. What do you get someone who has impeccable, incredibly particular style? If anything, these are the people constantly doling out product suggestions or aesthetic advice for the friend group or family circle, not the other way around.

Needless to say, we felt it necessary to defer to the style experts on this one: interior designers. Or more specifically, Havenly lead designer Melissa Wagner. From sculptural accents and avante-garde coffee table books, Wagner has an eye for all things elevated and is definitely considered a taste maker herself.

Ahead, find 12 gifts to make even the trendiest swoon, as curated by Wagner.

trendy gift ideas
  1. Acadia Black Vase ($100): You can’t go wrong with an oversized handmade vase with raffia-wrapped handles. This is a showstopper piece fit for an oversized dining table or foyer arrangement.
  2. Footed Bowl ($66): Everyone loves a decorative bowl, especially when it’s as sleek and sexy as this one. Matte black finish meets a sculptural silhouette for an accent that will feel right at home with their sophisticated style.
  3. Marble Chain Decor ($47): This elegant marble accent is the perfect decorative topper for an entryway console, nightstand, or bookcase.
  4. Tinted Glass Cloche ($38): Gift a few of these cloches in varying sizes for a colorful display — they’re perfect for candles, greenery, florals, or decorative objects.
  5. McGee & Co Broken Stripe Box ($88): Whether you’re housing jewelry on a vanity or keys on a foyer table, this McGee & Co box is just as versatile as it is pretty.
  6. Woman Made ($60): If you’re shopping for a fellow design lover, look no further than Women Made by Jane Hall. This book spotlights influential female designers throughout history and doubles as chic coffee table decor.
  7. Lemieux et Cie Sculptural Votive ($78): Votive candle holders have been done over and over again, but not like this. We love how they’re sculptural, but still give off a soft flickering light.
  8. Woven Throw ($88): This cozy blanket adds the perfect subtle splash of color for an eclectic, undone vibe.
  9. Stoneware Vase with Reactive Glaze ($26): With a dappled reactive glaze that’s unique to each piece, this vase from Moss & Wilder makes for a beautiful gift.
  10. Terrace Box Compartment ($60): Whether you’re looking to house jewelry, ephemera, or your seashell collection, this is the perfect elevated box for displaying small prized possessions.
  11. Puebla Marble Bookends ($125): These marble bookends from The Citizenry are understated and stylish on their own, and look equally great supporting recipe books or bedtime reads.
  12. Waves Taper Candle Holder ($45): These gorgeous holders are artistic and sculptural on their own — the candle is just an added bonus.

And of course, you can never go wrong with gifting design magic. Give them a gift card for a Havenly design package, and invite them to a fun and personalized online experience as they enjoy a room glow-up.

Words by Kelsey Clark