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Frederic Finds: Chic Housewarming Gifts for Your Host

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March 7, 2018
Digging through the market’s myriad options for that perfect something­—be it a big-ticket item or a small (but statement-making) detail—can be more than a bit overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you, scouring the globe for the best of the best: our Frederic Finds!
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Imbued with personality and care, handcrafted gifts like these are our favorite way to turn any house into a home.

Towering Crepe-paper-and-Tissue Geraniums
by Livia Cetti make for everlasting indoor blooms.

$325, shop.thegreenvase.com

This delightful
Trug of bulrushes harvested and woven in England is perfect for bringing in just-cut flowers from the garden.

$120, rushmatters.co.uk

With a forged copper
Rondeau, dinner will taste as good as it looks.

$690 (pan with lid), brooklyncoppercookware.com

These delicate, whimsical
Papier Mâché Boxes are covered in hand-printed and -painted papers inspired by French 18th-century designs.

From $148, johnderian.com

Ceramist Silvia K uses a unique tin glaze to achieve the fetching finish on her hand-built terracotta

$198, silviakceramics.co.uk

Dangling glass disks on the
Lazlo Two Arm Candelabra augment the allure of candlelight.

$640, formationsusa.com

Rendered in hand-cast plaster, the
John Soane Stable Block Bookends pay homage to the legendary London architect.

$350, timothyrichards.com

Brighten up any surface with the charming
Alpine Themed Bowl from cult Parisian housewares shop La Tuile à Loup.

$200, latuilealoup.com

Each ravishing
Rock Candy Box, with minerals set in glamorous brass, is its own treasure.

From $500, ceylonetcie.com

The enchantingly oversize
Artigianale Pillow, handwoven in Italy from wool and cotton, works equally well on a bed or the floor.

$650, 1stdibs.com