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The Curated Gift by Kontrast

by Louise Fischer | December 10, 2014

Gifts from Kontrast [Curated Danish Design]Buying and giving presents can be a pleasure when you find something truly unique for your loved ones [otherwise it's just a chore and we have enough of those]. A special gift that makes their eyes sparkle, perhaps surprises them a bit [in a good way!] - and also of course hints at what fabulous taste you have yourself!  May we make a few curated suggestions of well designed gifts that don't break the bank?






FOR THE KIDS [AND KIDS AT HEART]: By Nord animal pillows: we have horses, owls, hedgehogs, even a baby Jackdaw, and much more [these pillows are known to also be liked by teens although they may never publicly fess up]. 

By Nord pillows 

FOR THE HOSTESSES: For the chefs, we love the bread and chicken feet aprons with matching tea towels. They would go well with The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook that you can purchase in the Beekman 1802 web-shop it's just beautiful!
Beekman 1802 Heirloom Dessert Cookbook                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     NORDIC DESIGN LOVERS: How about the By Lassen Kubus bowl, it's versatile and super decorative - fill it with the salty goat milk fudge cookies,  again from Beekman 1802. Or get the Kähler Lovesong vase, to make any heart melt. 

Kahler Love Song VaseKubus Bowl Grey, By Lassen

Next, for the DESIGNERS we love everything from Louise Roe. For those who just want togetherness and a good meal [what the Danes call HYGGE], lit candles are a must: Omaggio candleholders in tailored black and white. Add these lovely beeswax tapers [always white or cream, in our book] from the gorgeous store Terrain, they come wrapped nicely.

Omaggio candle holders  


 FOR THE HEART LOVERS we found this wonderful scarf from a Danish company at Brooklyn web-store LEIF- or how about the heart stickers from Ferm Living. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Becksondergaard LEIF scarf Heart stickers Ferm Living 

Last but not least, FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO BE TRANSPORTED, bring the city to wherever, with the Cobblestone Pillow from By Nord; By Nord Cobblestone pillow
the beach to home via the Beach Rock pillow; Beach Rock Pillowand the club to the couch with this deliciously edgy lamb skin pillow from Louise RoeEdgy lamb skin pillow Louise Roe. Done! 

And if you want to give the gift of curated Danish design whilst letting your loved ones make the final choice themselves, there is always the Kontrast gift card. Happy Everything from Kontrast. 

[Kontrast Gift, Kids pillow, Cobblestone pillow photos courtesy of LPKim Photography]


Tagged: Danish design, Gifts, Hygge