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Best Bets: 10 Holiday Gifts for the Tastemaker

Everyone knows somebody who appreciates the good things in life, both in their home and on the go. They set the standard for what’s the latest, what’s the greatest and what’s cool. We call these friends the tastemakers. They know something cool when they see it—and luckily, so do we. Here are a few of the coolest trend-setting gifts for all the different kinds of tastemakers on your list.

Written by Nissa Hallquist

The Life of the Party:
RS# Folding Ping Pong
Tableby RS Barcelona

This kind of tastemaker never lets a party lag, and neither does the RS Folding Ping Pong Table. In fact, this modern ping pong table might start the party to begin with. When not in use, the whole table folds up to fit in a space just 28 inches wide.

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The Life of the Party: RS# Folding Ping Pong Tableby RS Barcelona

The Bauhaus Bookworm:
Outline Bookend by Ferm Living

Bauhaus design and reading books; together, they’re so retro that they feel new again. The Outline Bookend from Ferm Living pays tribute to both with its laser-etched pattern and hefty, upright stance.

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The Bauhaus Bookworm: Outline Bookend by Ferm Living

Mr./Ms. Punctual:
Silo Wall Clock by Beyond Object

When it comes to a dentist appointment or discovering the latest modern designs, punctual tastemakers are always early. This wall clock keeps on the cutting edge with its minimal, angular body and movable markers.

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Mr./Ms. Punctual: Silo Wall Clock by Beyond Object

Modern and Merry and Bright:
Chrismy LED Trees by Vondom

Holiday tastemakers are out to change what “holiday traditions” mean. The Vondom Chrismy LED Trees are magically modern and keep things feeling bright and warm during cold, dark winter nights.

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Modern and Merry and Bright: Chrismy LED Trees by Vondom

The Lounge Lizard:
Lamzac The Original Inflatable Lounger by Fatboy

When you’re a tastemaker, you even make kicking back look good. Out of a little bag, the Fatboy Lamzac inflates in moments into a comfy full-sized lounge that goes anywhere you do.

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The Lounge Lizard: Lamzac The Original Inflatable Lounger by Fatboy

The Socially Aware Sommelier:
Anna G. Red Edition Corkscrew by Alessi

This tastemaker likes to support great causes while having a great time…and drinking a great wine. The two large Alessi (Product)Red corkscrews, Alessandro M. and Anna G., are bedecked in red with the (Product)Red heart logo. Not only are they impressive in performing their wine-opening tasks, but proceeds from the purchase of each goes to the GlobalFund to Fight AIDS.

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The Socially Aware Sommelier: Anna G. Red Edition Corkscrew by Alessi

The Happy Glamper:
To Go Grill by Eva Solo

The trend-setting globetrotter loves bringing some of the conveniences of home with them on the road. The To Go Grill is a conveniently compact stack of glossy black steel perfect for tasty charcoal bbq’ing.

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The Happy Glamper: To Go Grill by Eva Solo

The Fun Design Hunter:
Gazelle Trophy Head by Bend Goods

This tastemaker enjoys the thrill of the fun modern design hunt. The metal wire Trophy Heads by Bend Goods are quirky and graphic décor sure to whet the tastemaker’s seemingly insatiable appetite.

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The Fun Design Hunter: Gazelle Trophy Head by Bend Goods

The Center of Attention:
Furbo Bowl by Alessi

First, the neon pink color catches the eye. Then you see that it’s a bowl resting on the antlers of a deer in formal wear. If this doesn’t start a conversation with your attention-grabbing tastemaker, nothing will.

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The Center of Attention: Furbo Bowl by Alessi

The Artistically Inclined:
Wall Art

The artful tastemaker loves finding new and unique ways to dress up their home, tell a part of their story and hopefully to discover some amazing talent in the process. High-quality wall art prints by new and up-coming artists take care of all three.

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The Artistically Inclined: Wall Art

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