21 Midcentury Modern Gifts for Your Classy Friend

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You know that one friend whose house is brimming over with chic vintage finds? Maybe they're into anything retro, or perhaps they spend their weekends scouring flea markets. But if there's one thing we're sure of, it's that they'd appreciate a midcentury modern-style gift.


Whether it's for a birthday, housewarming, or a gift "just because," there's nothing better than finding the perfect pick that will blend right into their Mad Men​ aesthetic. From geometric wall art to coffee table books, check out some of our favorite midcentury modern gifts for decor lovers.

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The Best Midcentury Modern Gifts

1. The Old Art Studio Midcentury Modern Geometric 04 Wood Wall Art, $160-$250

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


2. Letterfolk Midcentury Flip Clock, $95

Just ​try​ to resist picking up one of these adorable flip clocks for yourself. We dare ya.


3. Schoolhouse Electric Studio Desk Lamp, $399

A great desk lamp is never a bad gift — because really, who ​doesn't​ have a corner or two that could benefit from some added light? This pick from the retro-mod masters at Schoolhouse Electric feels especially on-brand for any MCM fan.



4. Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details Hardcover​ by Bradley Quinn, $20.99

For the decor lover who's also a history buff, consider this colorful midcentury modern book.


5. IVY Italian Retro Cocktail Glasses (set of 2), $65

Not only is the unique beaded design of these colored glasses something guests will love, but the amber colorway is especially midcentury-feeling.


6. Kate and Laurel Cantwell Midcentury Modern Wood Tray, $61.99

Speaking of drinks, you'll need somewhere to put all your classy accouterments. This wood tray with brass accents instantly elevates any intimate soirée.



7. Masters3Sisters 24-Inch Starburst Wall Clock, $107

Inspired by George Nelson's iconic design, this handmade clock is not only stunning but also a total steal.


8. Ferm Living Kelim Cushion, $109

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.


9. Anthropologie Brass Wine Rack, $48

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.

10. Barillo Gold 23-Piece Bartender Kit, $52.99


We're all about this bar set's striking wooden stand — and we know your gift recipient will feel the same way.

11. Rivet Midcentury Modern Curved Brass Table Desk Lamp, $88.14

This sleek midcentury modern lamp checks all the boxes with its juxtaposition of wood, brass, and a linen woven shade.

12. LEFF Brass Block Clock, $79

For your friend who needs an office upgrade, this clock is sure to spice up their desk view.

13. Hawkins New York Simple Walnut Serving Set, $70

Understated in warm walnut wood, this minimalist serving set has a very Danish feel about it.


14. Rejuvenation 4-Inch Brass Boomerang Drawer Pull, $12

The avid DIY-er in your life won't be able to resist updating her home with this atomic age hardware.

15. West Elm Midcentury Turned Leg Standing Planter, $149

If your MCM aficionado is a plant parent, they'll love the way this standing planter instantly elevates (literally and figuratively) their favorite ficus.

16. STOFF Nagel Brass Candleholder (set of 3), $184

A dinner party atmosphere, done right. A truly iconic shape of the 1960s, these modular candleholders can be combined in multiple ways to create just the right tablescape.

17. Anthropologie Vanessa Throw Blanket, $78

Cozy up in a throw blanket decked out in starburst designs, a midcentury modern classic.

18. Retro Mod Design Co. Midcentury Modern Retro Acrylic Light Switch Cover/Outlet Cover Plate, $17.30-$22.40

With a boomerang shape and starburst accents, this light switch cover is the perfect nod to midcentury modern style.

19. Anecdote Candles Midcentury Modern Candle, $24

Midcentury modern has a smell, and according to Anecdote Candles, it's woody with floral and citrus notes.

20. CB2 Coco Smoked Glass Hurricane Candle Holder, $29.95

This smoked glass vase can be used as a candle holder or for flowers (which would also make the perfect gift).

21. Clerestory Workshop Engraved Wood Coasters (set of 4), $45

Pick up a set of these coasters engraved with midcentury modern designs to have on hand for your next hostess gift. They're sure to be a hit.



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