Why does mid-century modern design capture so many hearts and homes? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a Mad Men fanatic, the one who already has their home decked out with Knoll and Bertoia, then look no further. This is the mid-century modern gift guide from NONAGON.style.
Mid-Century Modern Gift Guide
Tumblers Perfect for Sipping
You’ve got Singapore Slings and Stingers, the classic cocktails from the 50s, but for those who prefer something a little harder (or even a little softer) these mouth blown tumblers from March are brilliant additions to the mid-century modern aesthetic.
Hand crafted by a brother-sister team from Italy, these tumblers are dishwasher safe too!
Bring Out the Bottles
For the host or hostess with the mostest, we love this mid-century modern inspired bottle opener as it wins big on style points.
Handcrafted in Brazil, the wood tones vary in pattern from piece to piece, making each one unique.
Man Ray Chess Set
It’s a simple aesthetic, originally created by Man Ray with a range of different found objects he had around his studio. The queen is a cone, and the knight is a violin-like scroll shape. With plenty of curves and geometric lines, the chess set is perfect for a mid-century home centerpiece that’s fun to play too.
Made in India using embroidery techniques, the pillow is a piece of art, making it a visually brilliant piece that also taps into the desire for beauty and utility.
Kitsch in the Kitchen
Looking for a slightly kitsch gift idea? This mid-century modern clock is wooden and tinkers towards the Jetsons side of design styles.
It harks you back to a time before Apple watches and phone notifications!
A Piece of Candy
Maybe the modern day fashion is to eschew sugar, but this candy box from Didi Ng is a perfect decor piece for indulging in a bit of the sweet stuff.
Inspired by Chinese traditional boxes, it uses walnut wood with a glossy copper handle. The rich wood tones and hints of metallic make it the perfect mid-century modern luxury item to go with the bar cart!
What do you think of these mid-century modern gift inspiration ideas? Let us know your favorites in the comments below, we always love to hear from you.
If you’re looking for other gift guides, try our Scandinavian style gift guide or maybe the minimalist collection. Subscribe to our newsletter to get a weekly dose of goodness in your inbox, or follow us on Instagram for your daily design feed!