34+ thoughtful gift ideas for the home
Whether you’re shopping for the holidays, a housewarming gift, or “just because,” this gift guide is jam-packed with favorites and bestsellers from the Batten Home collection.
As of December 2021, all items featured here are in stock and ready to ship to you in 1-3 business days.
Mugs and Drinkware
Each Hasami Porcelain mug is aesthetically unique because the production process in the Japanese town of Hasami is aligned with the four seasons. With each season comes differences in temperature and humidity, which can impact how the redness of the raw soil deepens throughout the clay, or how the glaze runs over the textured surface. Surrendering to the natural elements while retaining quality makes each piece uniquely formed by nature itself.
We love how Hasami Porcelain mugs are intentionally stackable, making it the perfect everyday solution that stores efficiently while looking beautiful. The stacking concept is similar to Jubako, traditional Japanese lacquered boxes that can be used to serve food.
Ferm Living’s Flow Mug is an entirely different design approach, embracing an imperfect form with a semi-matte glaze. With its distinct elongated handle, the Flow Mug makes a statement all by itself, elevating a simple moment with a warm drink to an artistic experience. Plus, the handle is easy and comfortable to hold.
Ferm Living’s Ripple glassware series turns the act of enjoying a drink into an immersive and aesthetic experience. Whether you’re making drinks for guests or simply hydrating at home, there’s something for everyone with Ripple.
The marble-like pattern of Ferm Living’s Inlay Cup and Saucer is made by mixing two tones of clay. This unique process makes each ceramic stoneware cup and saucer set a one-of-a-kind piece, finished with a gorgeous high-gloss glaze.
Lightweight, and compact, the 300ml KINTO Water Bottle makes it easy to stay hydrated through all your adventures. While the design looks like glass, it’s made with high-quality transparent copolyester that’s durable, scratch-resistant, and lightweight. Open the lid with a single twist and enjoy the easy to hold handle that can even be clipped to a bag.
Made with durable stainless steel, the 500ml Day Off Tumbler is ready for active or relaxing days out of the office. The rounded handle is comfortable to hold, making it perfect for carrying on walks or day trips.
Kristina Dam Studio embodies Nordic minimalist design with every piece from her ever-growing collection. We love how her Capsule Carafe and Glass Set elevates the act of at-home hydration in a beautifully minimal way.
Kristina Dam’s Setomono Cup Set is a three-piece stackable stoneware set that includes a cup, a pot/container, and a small side plate. This beautifully neutral set is lovely styled on open shelving.
Modern Plant Pots
Ferm Living has some of our favorite modern plant pots, including the Hourglass Pots! Each side can be used as a container or base, providing flexibility based on the needs of your plants as they spread their roots. We love how they can be styled both in & out of the home, providing an elevated stand and a roomy container for your plants to grow.
The Bau Pot, also from Ferm Living, borrows its expression from the uncluttered lines and industrial surfaces of the Bauhaus architecture, thereby giving any balcony, garden, or plant corner a vibrant and classic look.
The simple, hand-thrown Terracotta Edge Pot from Skagerak are great for small house plants and herbs.
The sculptural Halves Side Table from MUUTO provides a new perspective and shape depending on where you are viewing it in a room.
If your special someone appreciates functional artwork, the Insert Side Table is a great choice, with a natural or black-stained ash finish.
Another favorite from Ferm Living is the Level Side Table. This modern, asymmetrical side table provides two surface levels for storage or showcasing design objects. It can be used both indoors and outdoors.
The Cutter Bench is another favorite from Skagerak’s collection of classic Scandinavian design furniture. Each piece from the Cutter collection is made with solid wood and can be used in a variety of ways. We like to call it a furniture minimalist’s dream!
For a side table that moves with you, turn to the By Your Side Table. Lift the tray to serve drinks and food and fold up the base to bring the side table wherever you need it. It’s truly “by your side!”
The Building Table comes in two sizes and shapes, inviting you to build your own creation by styling them together or apart. Similar to building blocks, each table embraces a box-like form.
Skagerak undoubtedly knows how to use natural woods to create long-lasting furniture, including the bestselling Hven Armchair. Its slight expression packs in tons of details once you give it a closer look. Notice how the poles overlap, with beautifully rounded corners and curved arms.
With its minimalist design, Normann Copenhagen’s Block Shelf can change its character depending on the surroundings it is placed in and how it is used. Its three spacious tray shelves are held up by a light yet solid wooden frame. The design is a variation on the well-loved Block Table.
The Stock Table’s unconventional leg arrangement emphasizes the material’s strength and produces an interesting composition of elements. The aesthetic negative spaces – the airy open area under the table top and the triangle between the angled legs – come from disregarding the traditional arrangement of table legs, creating a new form of symmetry.
Anyone who appreciates minimalist design will appreciate the Curved Side Table. With black, beige, and stainless steel finishes, you can use the curves of the legs to store items, or leave it open for an airy look.
Kristina Dam’s Bauhaus collection is inspired by the Bauhaus style of architecture made popular by the Bauhaus Art School in Germany. Each piece is functional, comfortable, and artistic and comes in black or beige. Made with durable steel and a weather-resistant powder coating, all Bauhaus furniture from Kristina Dam Studio can be styled indoors or outdoors on a patio. Shown here is the Bauhaus Trolley.
Made with high-quality Aniline Leather, the Curved Pouf is a sculptural element that embraces a simple arched form. It makes a great extension to your sofa or additional seating in any space.
Made with solid oak, the XL Oak Table ships flat to you and assembles in moments without any fastener needed. We love its classic Scandinavian aesthetic.
Storage can be stylish. The Stack Storage Box Set is an alluring storage solution that demands your attention. This set encompasses 3 individual storage boxes that can be easily stacked on top of one another, as shown above. Made from solid oiled oak, with slender dark oiled walnut legs, this minimalist modern furniture item is carefully crafted. This set of three boxes work great when used for books, games, or even cushions and extra blankets
The straightforward, utilitarian look of the Bit Stool contrasts with the pixelated surface made up of small bits of 100% recycled household and industrial plastic.
Designed in Denmark and produced in Europe, this solid Oak Stool is an elegant and thoroughly designed piece of flat-pack furniture. Its graphic and functional design can be used as a side table, an ottoman, a chair, or a pedestal to display a vase or another design object.
The stackable Nomad Stool is a minimalistic version of the classic Scandinavian three-legged stool. Made with untreated oak, this stool is rooted in a characteristic Nordic passion for materials and functionality, embracing the well-known “less is more” mantra. The oak comes from European forests and all processing is done by hand.
The Dania Stool is a simple step stool that will evolve as you do. It can serve as seating in a child’s room or an extra boost to reach a sink in the bathroom or a high cabinet in the kitchen.
The Cutter Stool is often used as a side table or spare seating in hallways, closets, or even bathrooms.
The Stool 60 is an iconic design from Alvar Aalto known for his significant contributions to the modern design movement. The three-legged stool celebrates the bending wood style that later influenced many other modern designers across the globe.
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