14 Midcentury Modern Gifts for Your Classy Friend

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We all probably know that one person: We go over to their home and somehow everything looks classy, vintage, and retro. Maybe they're into classic items, or perhaps they love specific styles like midcentury modern. If it's the latter, we're always finding gems that would fit right into the set of Mad Men. While the prices can vary depending on the retailer and object type, these gifts feel extremely adult and timeless.

Check out some of our favorite midcentury modern gifts for decor lovers.

1. Schoolhouse Electric Studio Desk Lamp, $259

We love a great lamp to enhance your space, and this one from Schoolhouse Electric feels especially elegant.

2. From A to Eames: A Visual Guide to Mid-Century Modern, $13.49

For the decor lover who's also a history buff, consider this colorful midcentury modern book. It's super educational and includes some lovely illustrations of iconic buildings, furniture, and decor objects.

3. H&M Home Champagne Flute, $9.99

Cheers in style with these glitzy yet affordable champagne flutes. Perfect for a holiday happy hour or a get-together any time of the year.

4. CB2 Jax Leather Bar Tray, $59.95

Speaking of drinks, you'll of course need somewhere to put all your classy accoutrements. This leather bar tray instantly elevates any intimate soirée.

5. Nelson™ Spindle Clock, $580

A classic symbol of the time, the sunburst always makes us think of classic decor. This model is actually an authentic George Nelson design, so it's a little higher on the price spectrum.

6. Ferm Living Kelim Cushion, $89

The colors of this graphic cushion remind us of midcentury modern color palettes. We could see it adding a pop of color to a leather chair.

7. Anthropologie Brass Wine Rack, $38

We're all about this brass wine rack, which is classy, functional, and a not-so-subtle hint to the recipient that you hope to come over for a glass or two soon.

8. Target Project 62 Tufted Abstract Lines Area Rug, $75.99

Project 62 often surprises us, and this abstract rug is no exception. We can see it pairing well with some midcentury modern furniture and lighting fixtures.

9. World Market Walnut Wood Mid Century Clock, $24.99

Even a small gift can make an impression. Take, for instance, this super sophisticated wooden clock, perfect for a desk or night stand.

10. Rivet Mid-Century Modern Curved Brass Table Desk Lamp, $67.99

We love the timeless look of this midcentury modern-esque lamp, especially when paired with a minimal wood desk. Consider it for the friend who cherishes their desk space.

11. Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wood Coasters (set of four), $35

These engraved wood coasters are for the hosts with the most. You can even throw in a few gold flutes or wine glasses to match.

12. West Elm Mid-Century Turned Leg Standing Planter, $179

Plant lovers can appreciate a great vessel for their green buddies. This standing planter instantly elevates (literally and figuratively) a home plant.

13. CB2 Arya Antique Brass Taper Candle Holder, $59.95

If you know someone who loves nothing more than creating a cozy mood with candlesticks, this pick will definitely be a winner.

14. The Old Art Studio Mid Century Modern Geometric 04 Wood Wall Art, $149.99

For the artsy friend who also loves a retro look, look for unique art pieces like this midcentury modern-inspired wooden piece.

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Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com

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