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Studio Dearborn’s Holiday Gift Guide 2023

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holiday gift guide

It is that time of year again… time to enjoy each other’s company, celebrate the holidays, and shop for all the gifts. We know this time of year can be stressful, but we’re hoping we can take some of that stress away by helping you with those you most care about on your gift-giving list.

Here are our top picks (by category) for our holiday gift guide this year.


green and white bowl

We love supporting local businesses and one of our favorite shops is Village Mercantile owned by our friend Vonnie. She has so many great gift ideas for the home, for kids, for anyone really, and they are all beautifully curated for this gem of a shop like this Sage Serving Bowl, $55. Gift it on its own or fill it with a treat to give as a hostess gift this season.

blue and white tea pot

Every good hostess should have at least one beautiful teapot and we think gifting one along with your favorite flavored tea is a wonderful and generous gift. Juliska Country Estate Delft Blue Teapot Main House, $210

silver salad tongs

Salad tongs make a fabulous hostess gift and we especially love this set by Mary Jurek Design Inc., $90. They are stylish yet timeless and will make any home entertainer very happy.

blue and white floral pot with lid and server

A soup tureen may not be something that every home cook purchases for themselves, but we promise it will be appreciated if you gift one. Ralph Lauren Faded Peony Soup Tureen, $450

appetizer board with food

A monogrammed gift always adds a personal touch and we love it when it’s functional as well as personalized like this Wood and Marble Appetizer Serving Platter, $129. Make it extra special when attending a party, fill it up with all of the nibbles and treats as a dish for the party, and leave the host with a gift afterward.

blue and white platter

A beautiful and classic platter is something you can use time and time again and even pass down as an heirloom. That’s why we have no problem investing in one or gifting it to someone we love like this blue and white version that will go with any tablescape. Royal Copenhagen White/Blue Fluted Plain Oval Platter, $395

pastry server

A pastry server is like a nice pair of black pants, everyone needs at least one, and it should be something you look forward to pulling out during the holidays or special occasions. That’s exactly how we feel about this Kirk Stieff Pastry Server, $139.

skinny serving board with handle

When hosting it is imperative to have a variety of ways to serve up appetizers, entrees, and everything else on your menu. We love serving crostinis, snacks, or flatbreads on this unique serving piece. VivaTerra Serving Board, $50

cutting board with handle

Whether you’re serving up a beautiful charcuterie board or cutting up and prepping for the perfect soup for your family, we love a beautiful cutting board that you can leave on display any time of the day, even when you’re not using it. Twig New York Cutting Board, $85

pink linen napkin

Every beautifully set table has quality and pretty napkins. We personally don’t feel like you can ever have too many to pick from and we encourage mixing and matching when setting a table. But we love the simplistic beauty of these blush napkins by John Derian. We think they would go beautifully on any table and those who receive them will most likely agree. Pink Natural Dye Napkin Set, $75

folded tablecloth

Along with good napkins on every beautifully set tablescape is a quality and timeless tablecloth like this Salento Tablecloth, $88-$148

kitchen range

The ultimate gift to give the cook in your life is this ILVE Range, $6,976. It comes in 7 finishes to go in any kitchen and it is a professional range for professional cooks, but perfect for any home.

cutting board

Every great cook needs great tools and one of the most used tools in any kitchen is a good cutting board. We love the staining of this board complete with a groove to catch any mess from running over and the durability is key. John Boos Reversible Carving Cutting Board, $154


pickleball paddle set with balls and case

Whether you’re new to pickleball or you’re an old pro, we love these colorful and whimsical sets from Recess. There is literally a design for everyone on your list. Pickleball Paddle Set, $138

board games that look like books

Give the gift of a game night, but do it in a stylish way. We absolutely love these classic board games made to look like the classics. They will go beautifully under anyone’s tree and even better on their shelves afterward. Vintage-Inspired Bookshelf Board Games, Set of 3, $119

floral playing cards

Every house needs a good set of playing cards – you never know when the mood will arise for a game of Gin Rummy or Poker, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring or dull. That’s why we love this set of playing cards, which is vibrant and colorful. Rifle Paper Co. Playing Cards, $16

colorful scrabble board

Another classic board game, but done in a stylish way. We love that you can play it and easily leave it on display after you’re done. Scrabble for Anthropologie Game, $148

connect four game

The kid’s classic, Connect Four gets an upgrade and we’re here for it. Do you know what would make this an even better gift? Combining it with some game-time snacks or a bottle of wine. Printworks Play Four in a Row, $34.99

vintage inspired speaker

Every entertaining evening needs a great playlist, and what better way to play it than on this vintage-inspired Bluetooth speaker? Marshall Action II Cream Bluetooth Speaker, $279.99

colorful stacking blocks

Another oldie but goodie, we love this colorful version of Jenga and the person you gift it will too! Printworks Play Tumbling Tower, $34.99

pick up sticks and box

Pick-up sticks have never looked prettier. At a great price point, these would make excellent stocking stuffers for the entire family. Printworks Play Pick Up Sticks, $18.99


four candles with matches

Fresh scents are welcomed any time of year, but during the holidays you want to smell Christmas. That’s why we love these locally made holiday candles from Little Gray House Candle Company. Choose from Evergreen, Gingerbread, North Pole, or Welcome Home to fill your home with holiday cheer. Holiday Collection Tumbler, $24.75

wine box with book inside

If you have a special person in your life who loves good wine, this is a great gift to give. Published by Assouline, The Impossible Collection of Wine, $1,200 Enrico Bernardo, the world’s best sommelier, imagines the perfect cellar filled with the most exceptional wines of the twentieth century. We can certainly toast to that!

monogrammed blanket

Who doesn’t love a cozy blanket? What’s even better is when it is personalized like this one that you can purchase in different colors and with different initials for those on your list. Mirror Image Custom Blanket, $98

nix mini app and color matching tool

A little bit more design-focused, a little less kitchen-focused, this tool will save you when you’re trying to match the perfect paint color. Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor Colorimeter – Portable Color Matching Tool, $79

brown vintage camera

The perfect tool to capture all of those wonderful memories you are creating together is this retro-inspired camera. KODAK EKTAR H35 Half Frame Film Camera, $49.99

Clothing and Accessories

crossbody bag for phone and credit cards

If you’re looking for the perfect crossbody bag to hold your phone and credit cards, look no further. This is my fave and I never leave home without it. (I have too many colors to count, including one for evenings out…) This is my daily go-to, and it comes in three different colorways. $108

pajama set

Who doesn’t love cozying up in some warm, cute pajamas – especially around the holidays? Why not gift these ski resort knit pajamas to the entire family so you can relax together in style. Printed Pajama Set, $90-$129

small travel jewelry holder

We love this stocking stuffer idea jewelry holder, which is perfect for storing on the go on vacation or in your purse just because. Stackers Petite Travelers Jewelry Box, $19.99

reading glasses

I have multiple pairs of these readers floating around my house, and then I found out they are a favorite of Oprah’s too!! They come in 6 different styles so there is something to fit everyone. Peepers Light Blocking Reading Glasses, $22.95

womens socks with pom poms

Comfy and cozy, stuff these stockings in everyone’s stockings this holiday season and they will thank you. UGG Women’s Pom Fleece Lined Crew Sock, $49.45

knit hat with pom poms

Toes aren’t the only things that need to be kept warm during the cold winter months, so does your head! And we love keeping ours warm in this. Complete with two pom poms so you can switch things up. Motley Beanie and Pom Gift Set, $112

navy zip up winter coat

Complete your winter look with this Moncler Quilted Down & Knit Cardigan, $1,185 Dress it up or dress it down, you will always stay warm in this.

suede slippers

It seems that every celebrity is wearing them, and we can see why. But you better hurry, these puppies are flying off of the shelves. UGG Tasman Slipper, $110

queen bee travel set with mask and blanket

Give the gift of traveling in style this holiday season. We adore this Queen Bee set complete with cashmere blanket and face mask from the new local shop Finch & Co. $110

woman wearing sweater and glasses

Stylish whether you dress it up or down, we love this cozy Clove Cocoon, $158 from Dudley Stephens. It’s the perfect uniform for the cold winter months.

Happy holidays all! And don’t forget to check out Goodwill, Salvation Army, and local resale shops for goodies too – we love to give the gift of reuse!