What kitchen gift do you get the couple with impeccable taste? Or the best friend with a serious eye for style? It was tough to pick 10 favorites among all the beautiful, eye-catching pieces you can get for the kitchen and home, but we managed to do it — from structural brass trivets to gorgeous wooden coasters, from the perfect little serving board to an elegant storage container.
- 1 Indigo Pomegranate Fruit Art Poster, $85 from Anek: Beautiful, rich colors make a stunning statement on the wall.
- 2 Wood Cutting Board with Copper Handle, $55.75 from Lattepolon: The size is perfect for serving cheese and small appetizers, and the copper handle is a great touch.
- 3 Copenhagen Carafe, $35 from Lawson-Fenning: Simple, yet striking — we love the large ball stopper.
- 4 Copenhagen Coaster Set, $40 from Leif: A little mid-century, a little Scandinavian, the polished brass and smooth, dark wood make these the classiest coasters we've seen.
- 5 Japanese Brass Trivet in Sun and Moon, $96 from Poketo: Solid brass trivets striking enough to display on their own.
- 6 Black Ceramic Salt Cellar and Gold Spoon Set, $20 from Spartan: A perfect small yet dramatic piece for the table.
- 7 Opus Storage Jar, $32 from Horne: Classy, beautiful storage that also happens to work very well.
- 8 René Redzepi: A Work in Progress, $46 from Amazon: Almost more art than cookbook, this is the only book you need on your coffee table.
- 9 Fairmount Park Dot Stripe Salt & Pepper Set, $30 from Nordstrom: What's more fun than stripes and polka dots with a little gold thrown in?
- 10 Acacia Wood and Enamel Storage Containers, $30 from Kaufmann-Mercantile: Porcelain enamel over steel is sturdy and pretty.
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