Stocking Stuffers for Classic Design Enthusiasts

Opening the stockings is my favorite part of Christmas morning. Even though most of the real estate in mine is usually taken up by socks, toothbrushes, and tic-tacs (which, I love — thank you Santa!) it’s still a bit of a thrill to reach in and wonder what marvelous thing you might pull out next. Considering how much I enjoy my stocking full of tic-tacs, I would be downright ecstatic to pull any one of these classic design-inspired trinkets from my stocking!

1. I have coveted a set of these 2008 commemorative Eames Stamps since the US Post Office issued them two years ago. Pop them into a white IKEA frame after the holidays and your cubical will be the envy of the office! A mint condition set of 16 stamps is $27.50 at Mystic Stamp Company. (Full disclosure: I am related to the owner of this company&mash;and no, I have not received any free stamps for including them in this post!)

2. This little book of 100 Quotes by Charles Eames would be at home on any nightstand--especially mine. $25 at Eames Gallery.

3. A miniature Barcelona Chair from Vitra would satisfy (temporarily) my obsession with classic chairs. $430 at Velocity Art and Design.

4. I gave these Wall Mounted Bottle Openers (the 1925 design was included in Phaidon’s Design Classics) to the guys in my family a few years ago as stocking stuffers—they loved them! $5 at Design Within Reach.

5. Like the mini Barcelona chair, this Nelson Desk Clock is a bit of a reach in the stocking stuffer department. Still, a girl can dream! $410 at Design Public.

So what do you dream of finding in your stocking this Christmas?

Images: Mystic Stamp Company, Herman Miller , Velocity Art and Design, DWR ,Design Public

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