2020 RNDD High-Design Holiday Gift Guide

Shop Local this Holiday Season

Tis the season for gift giving! This year more than ever, we encourage you to shop local for everyone on your list. The River North Design District (RNDD) showrooms carry everything from rugs to lighting to design accessories. We’ve compiled a list of gift ideas for the luxury lovers and design enthusiasts on your list to help with your holiday shopping.

Need more ideas? Shop our full list of design showrooms here. Happy Holidays!

For the Hygge Lover: The Cent Pour Cent Throw Blanket from Ligne Roset

It’s been a long and stressful year for everyone and we could all use an extra dose of cozy in our lives. That’s why the Cent Pour Cent throw blanket from Ligne Roset is the perfect gift for the Hygge Lover on your list. This soft and luxurious blanket has beautiful cover stitch detailing. Available in 3 colors, Chic Grey, Curry, and Pearl Grey. Shop it online here.

For the Design Aficionado: The Exo Tray from ARMAZEM.design

Looking for a unique Holiday gift? Look no further, ARMAZEM.design has the perfect gift, even for that one person who has everything, the Exo tray! This flexible tray fits on most sofas and armchairs, offering a functional flat surface that can be used to place a drink or hold an object. Inspired by insects’ exoskeletons, the Exo Tray is composed by an initial layer of leather and then fitted with wooden diamonds. With six finishes to choose from, a great gift for $295. Learn more here.

For the Cocktail Lover: Fiona Decanters from Casa Bella

The Arteriors Home, Fiona Decanters, available through Casa Bella are the perfect gift for the cocktail lover on your list. Whether it’s whiskey or wine, embrace your love for spirits with this set of 3 decanters. The free-form, organic shapes of the smoked glass bodies are offset with a simple antique brass stopper that caps its spout. A great set to deliver a little luster to your home or office. Watertight and food safe. MSRP $520.00. Learn more here.

For the Snugglebug: Camden Throw from Room & Board

Room & Board brings it when it comes to great gifts. The Camden Throw is made of fine merino wool for exceptional softness, our throw blankets bring a layer of luxury and warmth to your home. Camden’s rich colors and intricate design bridges traditional and modern.

For the Homeowner: Luxury Furniture from Theodore Alexander

Theodore Alexander makes gift giving easy and thoughtful. With coordinating pieces from their TA Studio Brand, you can make your loved one really feel special. All items pictured are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment. Get ahead of the gift giving game and get them something they’ll never forget! Start shopping here.

Another idea- the Josep Accent Drinks Table, in stock and ready to ship just in time for the holidays. We love this perfectly scaled drinks table with it’s warm polished brass inset cubed top and subtle brown finish on its quartered oak pierced pyramid supports. It is sculptural, functional, and really a thing of beauty. Now available at the Theodore Alexander Chicago Showroom at 371 W Ontario Street, 3rd Floor.

For the Person Who Has Everything: A Unique Piece of Art from Samuel Lynne Galleries

A piece of art makes for an excellent holiday gift. It shows thought, effort and is definitely unique. This fine art piece by Brandon Boyd, available through Samuel Lynne Galleries, is an abstract painting that will go well in any room. Boyd is famously recognized as the vocalist and front man of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling rock band, Incubus. This piece is signed by the artist which makes the gift to that special person even more amazing. View more of his works here.

Gossamer, 2019
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas, 36 × 36 in

For the Person Who Has Had a Tough Year: Luxurious Faux Fur Throw Blankets from Chicago Luxury Beds

Experience the soothing warmth of a fur that exudes comfort, peace, and tranquility. Understandably Chicago Luxury Beds‘ best-selling throws thanks to a whisper-soft touch, Ivory Mink has a fluid, supple hand as well. An effortless way to add luxurious ambiance and create a cozy spot near the fireplace! The perfect balance of luxury AND function, these luxurious throws are velvet-lined and conveniently machine wash/line dry. $349 for a 60” x 72” blanket. Shop online here.

For the Hostess: The Drink’Tray from Ligne Roset

The Ligne Roset Drink’Tray designed by Martino D’Esposito is the perfect way to serve at every family gathering or social event. A non-traditional drink tray designed to stop spillages and make anybody the perfect host. Molded-in 100% PPC. Available in 4 colors, White, Terra Cotta, Forest Green, and Black. Shop it here.

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