For the Home
For the man or woman who has everything
There’s someone on everyone’s gift list, I think – ‘what on earth can we get for him / her?’ There are quite often people – friends or relatives – who seem to have everything they could ever want. What to get them for a gift? This is particularly true if you’r shopping online – the latest bestselling book just isn’t going to do the trick. I must say, we love finding gifts for these people!
Grilling gets more and more sophisticated all the time and now, even the top manufacturers of kitchen and cuisine products are delighting us with goods to make it even more so.
Vintage style cut glass decorative bottles
We love these traditionally-styled perfume bottles. They are hand blown and then hand cut to create the designs and note how even the stoppers are carefully faceted to catch the light. They are available is a range of rich, jewel-like colors too.
Ancient Greek sculpture replicas from the British Museum
Every room, no matter how it’s furnished and decorated, needs a solid, impressive something. What sort of something? An artifact or artwork that undeniably demonstrates sophistication and style. These sculptures, direct from the British Museum in London, are perfect examples.
Audrey Hepburn – always a star
If you ask a number of people to name the most enduringly stylish film star many, if not most, would say that they immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn. It’s true that her style remains iconic to this day. That’s why we are so pleased to showcase this collection of prints and other merchandise.
One of the Formula One greats of all time – Michael Schumacher
It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Formula One and try as I might to have no ‘favorites’ (I admire them all) I think that’s a little unrealistic. Human being are bound to have favorites, after all.
Instant motivational and fun decor for your home
Wall decals are incredibly popular these days and it’s easy to see why. There are decals available to suit every room in the home of workplace. They come in a variety of colors and styles. They are simple to use; taking only a few minutes to install. You can choose from so many delightful messages from motivational messages to those that are great fun.
Art objects indeed – but a great read too
These volumes are now extremely collectible. If you didn’t read Angela Brazil books when you were a girl, then your mother or even grandmother probably did, especially if they were brought up in England. The author was born in Victorian England; a time during which ‘young ladies’ were expected to read improving, non-fiction books, religious tomes or about moral matters.
A green and healthy option
I have always loved sparkling water. Somehow that fizz makes it more refreshing, especially when a slice of lemon or lime is added. There is a problem though and I’m sure you know what I’m going to say – I can no longer justify throwing away (or even recycling) glass and plastic bottles or aluminum cans, and I certainly think too about the resources that are wasted in getting carbonated drinks,sodas and energy drinks to our grocery stores and then our homes.
Everyone has a favorite movie
And they are an inexpensive and delightful way to decorate a room. They have the advantage of showing your personality and can also make a great talking point. Who doesn’t like discussing their favorite films? They are suitable for all ages too and, when correctly displayed, can look so stylish and add a great deal to any decor.
No stylish home is complete without Marimekko
I believe this. This company has long been admired by design aficionados and I always smile when I visit a home and see a Marimekko piece on display. It might be a designer thing, but to me it shows me that the home belongs to someone who hs a definite and distinct sense of style.
These quotes are a great gift idea
Even if they are a gift for yourself. We all need a little help at times to reach our goals or to keep optimistic thoughts in the forefront of our minds. There are many motivational posters and prints available, especially to buy online, but it’s not often that they are stylish.
Lovely accent pieces in vintage style
Whilst I love modern styling, I have to admit that some designs are simply timeless. Timeless items are perfect for gifts because they will match any decor. I’ve always been fascinated by antique instruments – and I know I’m not alone; they are incredibly popular.
Stunning stained glass for your home or office
These lovely stained glass items look perfectly lovely in the home. Stained glass has been used in interiors for hundreds of years because of the wonderful luminous effects it creates. Every day, depending on the light source, it can look different and add such interest to a room in your home or to your work space.
Stylish artwork for the home or office
Whatever period of fashion history interests you, there’s something on this site for you. These beautiful reproductions of fashion plates, posters, advertising and more make delightful decor items in your home. There’s an enormous range available and the chances are that you’ll love so many. We do.
Unusual statues offer something for everyone
You’ll be delighted with this range of unusual statuary because not only are they delightful, the will also solve many of your gift-buying problems. That’s because this range truly offers something for everyone. Varying in sizes and materials, these statues are wonderful as home decor, they are perfect for the office and come at prices to suit all budgets.
Display your ornaments in style
Don’t we all have ornaments that are beautiful and bring back memories? Why should they be lost amongst the other items on the Christmas tree or only be on display during the holidays? We are delighted to have found these stylish frames to allow you to display your ornaments with style.
Hours of quality viewing from BBC America
The British Broadcasting Company is known throughout the world for producing high-quality dramas, documentaries, comedies and much more. At one time, these were only available for television viewers in the UK but now, DVDs of immensely popular television shows are available on DVD to us all
Art for the jazz lover or musician
Jazz has its own visual style in addition to being a music genre. The art of jazz can be atmospheric and moody, or upbeat and lively. It can have a vintage look or can be completely modern. Which ever style suits you, there will be something to suit your tastes on this website.
Today, clocks are wall art
We don’t really need clocks in our homes or offices these days do we? But that doesn’t mean that they are no longer made, no longer popular or in demand. In fact, one of the super hot interior design trends today is what we will call the art clock. Yes, these are functional pieces but more and more people are using them as decorative object.No, more than mere decor – true art.
Vintage Florida ad prints & posters
In the nineteen twenties, South Florida was booming. It wasn’t just that the state had been discovered as a wonderful place to take a vacation; there was also a land boom and investors were buying land and property to house holidaymakers and new residents.
First time gardeners will be in for a bit of a buying spree. Take heart though, you don’t need to fork out a fortune, in order to start gardening. The wise gardener takes a little bit of a step back and looks for: 1. good sales, or 2. tools priced reasonably.
They also do a little homework, trying to understand what their immediate needs are going to be.
The Samson 6 in 1 is a quality green juice maker that produces delicious high quality juice. It has an elegant retro design and comes in different colors.
The Kennedy Assassination – fifty one years on
Those of us who are old enough will never forget that day. And for those who don’t remember, the events of 22nd. November, 1963 are important to know about because in moments, the world changed. Millions of words have been written about Kennedy and that fateful day but now, respected authors are writing about it from a fifty year perspective.
This is a wonderful item that will enhance any kitchen. It’s stylish, eco-friendly and so very practical – all at the same time.
It was designed by an experienced top chef, so you can be assured that this is the best way to prepare food in your kitchen.
We spend hours scouring the internet to find wonderful goods and we’re sure that you’ll love this site. The site features so much but today we’re featuring wonderful gifts for the home and kitchen. We are only showing a fraction here – from complete micro-breweries to award-winning appliances.
Direct from the Royal Collection and via Harrods in London these splendid pieces of china are direct, faithful copies of the finest and most sophisticated examples in the world – those of the Buckingham Palace Collection.
If you haven’t come across Livingstones before, let me introduce you to one of the most stylish, flexible and certainly most comfortable items I’ve seen for ages.
In some ways, these are a sophisticated development of ubiquitous bean bag – those rather awful and uncomfortables staples of students everywhere.
These are an absolutely delightful gift. They are wonderful for the musician of course, but for the rest of us, they make the most beautiful decor items in our homes. What wonderful conversation pieces they are.
Aren’t these a wonderful gift idea for the stockbroker, investor, accountant or history buff? These are genuine certificates and are delivered to you in a fully protected sleeve. Many come with a small book of interesting facts too.
Aren’t these amazing? Yes, we’ve found a source for original, fully restored antique radios. These are incredibly beautiful pieces of furniture and fully functional too. At a small extra cost, you can also have a gadget included that allows you to play music from your cellphone via these fully-working radios.
We’ve always loved the clean looks of terrariums when used in interior decor. They are easy to care for, very stylish and bring a touch of summer to the home.
Regular readers know that here at Tastes Magazine, we always admit that Halloween isn’t our favourite holiday.
We love the colours – black, orange and white – but so many Halloween decor items are just so, well, tacky.
Everyone is crazy about crafts these days. In the last few years, our creative sides have really been expanding their horizons. Today, we hanker for homemade products. We enjoy the act of creation.
Indy Racing – signed & framed memorabilia
If you have a racing fan on your gift list, this site is the place for you. Danica Patrick, Marco Andretti, Helio, Tony …. they are all represented here – and more. Many of these framed photographs and collages are signed by the stars themselves. Most other sports are featured too.
Truly unusual gifts ideas
Are you looking for a working replica wind-up gramophone complete with antique style brass horn? No? Well how about an African tribal drum? Or maybe a sculpture of the Taj Mahal, a medieval folding chair or an antique pirates chest? We have found the most unusual gifts for you.
The DeLonghi Alicia Espresso maker is an ideal gift for coffee lovers. It is one of the most popular espresso coffee making machines in Italy, and there are three very good reasons for.
You really don’t have to be an expert in music or guitars to buy a gift for a guitar player. If you know a guitarist, then you can rest assured that a specialist gift will always be well received. The accessories that guitarists use wear out and need replacing, things like strings, picks, tuners, capos etc, that’s just the way of the world.
This article will show you some of the gifts for guitar players that are on the market. Some will make excellent stocking fillers, and others will be cherished forever!
There is excellent advice on choosing a new guitar, too
Click here to learn more.
Designers and style experts agree that everything you buy for your home should please the eye. Of course, this doesn’t mean that functionality shouldn’t be paramount also. But why should household items be anything less than stylish?
Whether it’s a teakettle, a decanter or a can opener, it ought to have style and be well-designed. That’s why I’m delighted to have discovered Menu Designs. You can see a few examples of their goods on this page. Aren’t they stunning?
The website that features their designs has a wealth of brands and boutiques for you to browse. Take a look.
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For the classical musician and music lover
At Tastes, we spend hours searching for unusual gifts from niche specialist markets and this one is delightful featuring recordings by Frank Wallace and Nancy Knowles – together Live Oak. But that’s not all. You can also purchase hard-to-find sheet music here for ensembles including classical guitar, mandolin, lute and more.
Eighteenth century styled decor items for your library,study or office
Imagine a gentleman’s library in a sophisticated mansion in eighteenth century London. In addition to comfortable leather chairs, polished mahogany furniture, gleaming brass and probably a King Charles spaniel dozing in front of the roaring fire, there would be items like the ones you see here. As the gentlemen passed the port, smoked cigars and chatted of this and that, they would also admire the various artifacts on shelves and tabletops. It was another era, a new age of travel, discovery and advancement.
The best gifts for the book lover
With worldwide shipping direct from The British Museum in London these special-edition, Folio Society books are the absolute best gift for anyone who appreciates books, literature and fine quality. There is a lovely selection of books available including those suitable for children, the historian, the collector or simply those who appreciate the finer things in life.
The ultimate chess gifts – direct from the source
If you don’t know about the Lewis Chessmen then the chess-lover, history buff and antiquarian in your life will tell you that the originals, now housed in the British Museum in London, were created in the twelfth century and discovered in Scotland hundreds of years later where they had been concealed. Who created these chessmen, why were they made, taken to Scotland and hidden? That’s the mystery that has puzzled historians since their discovery.
Lovely plates, bowls and more in delightful designs
I was absolutely knocked out when I found this range of tableware and I couldn’t wait to let you know about these lovely items. These stunning designs are created by artists in an area of Cape Town and have a primitive yet strangely sophisticated look. They are certainly incredibly stylish.
Super stylish from Scandinavia
I fell in love with these the moment I saw them. They are, depending on where you see them, described as both ‘toys’ and ‘home ornaments’ and I’m not arguing; I think they qualify as both. They are superbly stunning as decor items in your home or office and yet any child would also be delighted to own such a wonderful piece.
The very best in home decor
Some years ago I remember announcing, yes – somewhat superciliously I admit, that every stylish home should have at least one piece of furniture, lighting or design object created by Verner Panton. I’m less ‘snooty’ these days but I still believe that these classic designs add a distinction and flair to the home. They are equally at ease in the office, of course.
Add a little French flair
These lovely accent or scatter cushions are available in many charming styles and designs but I particularly like these with a French-theme. Some of these are fabric and others made from sturdy leather but whatever material you choose they will add a Parisien flair to your decor.
Clock art for your home
Aren’t these lovely? This online retailer has a wonderful collection of timepieces. In addition to wall clocks you’ll find mantel clocks too and even a few funky designs. But it was the antique-style versions that really caught my eye. Of course, the works are modern so you can be sure of their accuracy.
The best gourmet foods from France
No matter how much we enjoy other cuisines, I think that many of us admit that foods from France just have a special caché, flavor and unmistakable style that is missing from other country’s offerings. The finest cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates and more are all available to us all to buy online.
For lovers of all things Ferrari
And that includes me. This website features official Ferrari merchandise and includes clothing, bags, sunglasses, toys and home decor / desk items. There are also sets of historic photographs, limited edition items and special products that have been personally signed by Alonso and Massa – the current Ferrari Formula One drivers.
Royal Collection from Harrods of London
Today, this exclusive store ships to countries all over the world so we can all enjoy delightful items from their ranges, wherever we are. And they make truly stunning gifts, especially for people who are Anglophiles. Most of range is produced in limited numbers so you know that you are buying an beautiful product that will become a collectors’ item.
A truly thoughtful gift
Something that has been out of style for so many years is suddenly red hot! There was a time when everyone had personalized stationery, note cards and bookplates but in recent years they have been items that belonged to a more elegant era. Now though, they are enjoying a huge revival.
Was this Elvis’ most stylish movie?
I’m no expert. I’m pretty sure that I’ve never watched a complete Elvis film ever but if the stills and photographs I’ve seen of all his movies are anything to go by, I’ll maintain that Jailhouse Rock features some wonderful art direction.
Sought-after collector’s birds by Oiva Toikka
These beautiful and unusual figurines are handmade by Oiva Toikka in Finland and each is individual in its own right. They are highly treasured by collectors, art connoisseurs and bird-lovers alike. They make a beautiful decor item in the home or office and each piece is personally signed by the artist.
Superb Finnish design – Marimekko
To call this designer company ‘timeless’ is almost unnecessary. These famous and iconic designers have been popular for decades and never loose their appeal; always appearing fresh and stylish. Using these textiles you can brighten up and refresh your rooms simply and with a style tradition that nevertheless looks up-to-the-minute in your home.
There is no reason why your outdoors spaces shouldn’t be as comfortable and stylish as the rooms inside your home. As with any form of decor, it’s the small details that make the difference.
Delicious and luxurious home fragrances available online
For a home, business or office to be truly luxurious, it needs to smell good. Let me take that back, it needs to smell great. And here are the fragrances that will provide your home with that beautiful aura of sheer luxury. They are from Jo Malone of London and available to buy online from Saks Fifth Avenue.
Any interior designer will tell you that it’s the tiny details that make all the difference to a room. Original and beautiful items add zing to an interior and make it truly the owner’s own.
These lovely items showing vintage scenes and classic advertising aren’t just for older homes. They look positively delightful in almost any interior -there’s such a wide selection to choose from.
Branded corporate gifts direct from Knightsbridge in London
Now that the luxurious Harrods branded goods are available online, you can show your appreciation to your clients in a truly memorable way. Shopping at the Brompton Road store is subjected to many rules and regulations (did you know that unaccompanied children under fifteen can’t enter?) but shopping using their inline store is convenient and fun.
Do you have anyone on your gift list who would like a vintage Ferrari? Or Bugatti? I know that they are gifts I’d be delighted to receive. Unfortunately, they are out of my league! But these lovingly-created, hand-crafted, intricate miniatures are the next best thing. Most are limited editions and as such, will increase in value over the years.
I couldn’t bear to keep my Marimekko umbrella hidden away in a cupboard or closet somewhere. That would mean that I wouldn’t see how gorgeous it is on a regular basis.
I was delighted to discover these wonderful decor items. They make a fabulous gifts for almost anyone. Numbers letters and symbols are available in several different sizes and make beautiful lights.
If you’ve been looking unsuccessfully for the perfect kitchen island or serving cart, then I have found the website for you. These items don’t just add flair and panache to your kitchen – they are also remarkably practical.
Outdoor heating can extend the life of your patio, yard or balcony beyond the summer season. But it can be so difficult to find stylish examples. That’s why we’re delighted to find this small but gorgeous selection.
We love to find beautiful objects for the home and if they are planet-friendly, then so much the better.
Teapots & sets – ceramic style
Are you a tea drinkers? Or maybe a collector of ceramics? These lovely items satisfy both interests. Available to buy online, these beauties feature a variety of styles to suit and home, or grace any collection. Many have glazes which are completely unique.
Beautiful scented candles for your home
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love to have scented candles in the home. These are so popular today that even supermarkets and local grocery stores carry a variety – albeit of a very inferior type. But for those of us who appreciate the best in quality and want the most delicious of aromas in our homes, these are the perfect choice.
As interior designers know only too well, just one or two perfect pieces can make all the difference to a room. And we have a wonderful collection for you here.
In the very best of homes, no detail is too small to avoid the attention of style. Interior designers often specify copper sinks for the best and most stylish homes throughout the world.
Gift baskets that are truly gourmet
The word is so often misused, don’t you agree? But when you buy online from the collection carefully curated by Saks of Fifth Avenue, you can be sure of sending a gift that will be truly appreciated by those who love the finer things in life.
A truly wonderful selection of stylish recipe books
Isn’t it excellent when you find a marvelous collection of curated items? And it’s even better when that collection has been put together by a group of people such as the talented stylists at Anthropologie. Known for their fabulous fashion and excellent taste, this retailer has searched for – and found – the very best in mouthwatering recipe books.
Beautiful home accessories from Nambé
The small objects that we have in our homes say so much about us. Style is, after all, attention to detail. Nambé create beautiful home accessories using a variety of wonderful specialist woods and sleek, shiny metals. There is a wonderful range of decor items, useful serving accessories and fabulous photograph frames, vases and lamps.
Wonderful antique style games
These fabulous items are reproductions of games that people used to exercise their minds in the days when ‘we maqde our own amusement’. Long before the advent of television, or even the movies, people for centuries had kept their brains agile and their wits keen by playing a variety of games such as chess, backgammon and other tests of skill.
Cooking & dining in Scandinavian style
When I first saw the Eva Solo range I fell in love with every single item. Today, these items are seen as pure design classics coming as they do from this prestigious Scandinavian studio. Design experts invariably comment on the clean lines and balanced, yet stunning, design but Eva Solo products offer even more.
You aren’t alone if you’ve spent countless hours searching for the perfect cooking gadget for the foodie or chef in your life. There are hundreds of options out there, yet somehow it always seems that they already own it.
Most of us have outdoor cooking facilities these days. We’ve come to appreciate how beautiful food can be when it’s cooked simply on the grill and eaten out of doors. But what about when you’re on the go?
It’s the little things that so often make a difference and this range of vases from the stylish Apt2B are affordable and add flair and color to your home. Bringing the outdoors into our homes is always a good idea and a simple bunch of flowers can make a striking display.
Are you looking for something truly different? Something that is unique in the correct sense of the word? If so then we have discovered the website for you if you’re looking for table wear.
He really was one of the most stylish fictional characters, don’t you think? I admit that a huge attraction for me was the Aston Martin. But there’s that laconic attitude too.
When the weather gets warmer – or for those of us who live all year round in warmer climates – having a wonderful and stylish outdoor area is of great importance.
Classic and beautiful posters for the Monte Carlo Grand Prix
These evocative and delightful posters are a must for the motorsport fan but even if you’re not a follower of auto sports, these posters, which are available framed or unframed, make a lovely display in your home or office, particularly when a few are grouped together. They transport us to times gone by and to one of the most romantic, glittering places in Europe.
I have to admit that I’m a wine enthusiast myself so I’m well able to judge the standards and effectiveness of these gifts. And wine accessories are always welcome at any time of year.
Peter Blake produced one of the most famous artworks of the twentieth century. Do you know what it is? Since that time, his work has become even more collectible and these gorgeous strictly limited editions are currently available.
Handcrafted is an attribute that many of us are looking for these days. We’ve grown tired of mass production and especially mass produced goods that are imported in bulk. We’re looking for something different.
Can picture hooks be a thing of beauty? They most certainly can – look at the selection above. This represents just few of the examples at this wo
What a wonderful and unusual gift idea this is. If you have ‘the man (or woman) who has everything’ on your gift list then I’d be very surprised indeed if they have one of these conversation pieces.
If you live in a period home, it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for when it comes to those small but important touches. Or, if your home is rather cookie-cutter, period details can make all the difference.
I honestly don’t know how they do it. This site has the cutest decor items – and much more – and the prices are incredibly low. These are goods from all over the world and many are items that we’ve never seen before, on- or offline.
There’s not much doubt about it. I can’t think of anyone I know who would love one of these delicious cheesecakes as gift. Yes, we all say that we’re trying to eat healthily but what can you do when you receive a gift like this? I know that I can’t resist.
Tell them what you really think without saying a word. These items are such fun to give as gifts. They’re inexpensive too and guaranteed to rise a smile. What could be better?
Where can you get the best Charlie Chaplin artwork? We know. There are (I think) thousands of options on this site. You can buy really inexpensive posters or artwork that is carefully mounted and framed.
Barware, glassware, gadgets – everything the stylish cocktail lover could wish can be found on this site. And these gifts aren’t items that you’ll find anywhere else – many are exclusive to this online retailer.
Having a wonderful dinner party means setting a fabulous table. And have you ever noticed that it’s the small details that make special table? The excellent hostess always shows such taste when it comes to accessories.
Newspaper reprints – an excellent gift idea
You’ve probably seen those reproductions of the first page of a newspaper – usually with dramatic headlines. Well, these are different in that your recipient will get the entire newspaper from that day.
I do like the idea of those wonderfully coiffed and groomed nineteen fifties ladies being naughty, drinking too much wine and generally misbehaving, don’t you?
This is a very cool idea – quite literally. In fact, it’s one of those ‘I wish I’d thought of that’ things. The Corkcicle is a simple and effective way of keeping your wines at the right temperature for drinking. As the company explains on their website, red wines sitting on the dining table become too warm and white wines in ice buckets become too cold.
Designer home decor items
This online store has a selection of unusual items that are perfect for your home or office. They make great gifts and are certainly conversation pieces. Like me, you probably find that it’s the little details in your home that make all the difference. Why buy a commonplace fruit bowl, for example, when you can have a fun designer piece?
Stylish goods for the cook
There is such a huge revival in home cooking these days. I suspect that it’s because we are all aiming to be healthier and only by preparing our own meals can we be absolutely sure that we are consuming the best. This is why designers today turn their attention to fabulous goods for the kitchen.
Beautiful for the office or workplace too
It’s the little details that make a room special and we’re delighted to show you this collection of vases (there are lots of other goods too) make by American artisans, craftspeople and artists. There’s another lovely twist too – if you don’t see exactly what you want, you can commission your own unique pieces.