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The Manual Design Gift Guide

True Backgammon Board
This backgammon board makes an ideal gift for those in your life who love to throw game nights.
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Circa Incense Burner by Common Projects
This elegant incense burner by common projects fills the room with a nice scent and doubles as a decorative design object.
$150 at

Andy Warhol X WESC Skate Deck
For the skateboarding art enthusiast in your life. It makes a perfect decorative piece for their walls.
$100 at

Bookends by Daniel/Emma for Field
We know you have a friend or relative who loves to spend their time with a good book. These bookends will give them a place to keep them.
$180 at

Eames Chair Coasters
What design lover wouldn’t love a set of coasters depicting chairs by the king and queen of midcentury modern?
$25 at

Ori Salt & Pepper Mills by Anderssen & Voll
These salt and pepper mills give any kitchen a pop of cheerful color.
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Q&Q Smile Solar MiniSeries Watch
This watch is well-designed in and out; not only does it brighten up any look, it’s also solo powered.
$40 at

Jonathan Adler Muse Blanc Ceramic Candle
This candle makes a great hostess gift for your next dinner party host.
$78 at

Rosenthal Vase
This vase will add a splash of style to any home.
$98 at

Dyson Fan Heater
Because everyone we know wants a Dyson bladeless fan.
$337.49 at

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