Gift Guide For the Mid Century Modernist
Mid Century Modern’s resurgence isn’t fading anytime soon, and I'm guessing there’s probably someone in your life who’s a fan. There are so many great mid century gift options today, so I've done my best to narrow it down to some unique products that are sure to be adored. Whether that special someone is obsessed with the classic, retro Mad Men look or they're a fan of the modern, clean mix of natural and industrial decor, there’s something on this list for them.
Vases from Heath Ceramics
You cannot go wrong with a Heath Ceramics vase. Just about anyone will cherish one, but MCM fans will truly appreciate their quality and style.
Art Prints from Christian Musselman
Midcentury architecture and design fans love the beauty in the details of their homes. Christian’s home portraits capture these details in a distinct modern style that any midcentury fan will love - even if they don’t live in one of these atomic ranches yet.
Tiki Mug from Ooga-Mooga
Mid Century and Tiki are like those friends who are polar opposites but attached at the hip nonetheless. For an interesting look into why they’re such great buddies, check out Tiki With Ray’s blog post here. Suffice it to say, your Mid Century fanatic will probably appreciate a tiki mug or two. Ooga-Mooga is my go-to site to find unique tiki mugs that are both traditional or super irreverent and silly if that's your jam.
Books! These are some of my favorite books with gorgeous photos and lots of info and history. Like any good Mid Century Modernist, I can get lost in these for hours.
Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America $35
Eames: Beautiful Details $42
Miller’s Mid-Century Modern $45
Alexander Girard: popular edition $52
The Ray Tablet Stand from Ciseal
Named after Ray Eames and inspired by the Eames LCW bent plywood chair, these handmade bent plywood stands are designed to hold your iPad, cookbook, magazine, and more at a perfect viewing angle while you work, read, cook, play, and watch.
Tree Ring Paintings by focus.line.art
Artist Tracy Melton’s mid century inspired, rustic, yet modern wood slices may be my new best friends. I can imagine them perfectly accenting a quaint mid century lake house. Each piece is one of a kind, hand painted by Tracy himself, and would add some fab rustic modern charm to your mid century fan’s home.
Prints from Jenn Ski
Jenn Ski’s gorgeous prints feature retro atomic-era abstract patterns in bright, modern bursts of color. Be sure to check out her other products too - there's sure to be one that's the perfect match.
The Yard Bird from Lunar Lounge
Inspired by Charles and Ray Eames, these handmade birds add that mid mod natural touch to any room.
Trilogy Tray from David Rasmussen Design
Harken back to when it was considered a bonding experience for the family to gather around the tv with their trays of tv dinners. The Trilogy Tray is a modern take on those tv dinner trays, and it brings a nostalgic touch to serving appetizers, nuts, or chocolates at your next dinner party. Check out the other products available too - there are literally so many your MCM fan will love.
Modern Family tree from My Tree & Me
My Tree and Me creates custom modern family trees. The clean, modern designs are available in multiple color options that will go perfectly with mid century modern decor.
Wire Trophy Heads from Bend Goods
No hunting necessary - these wire trophy heads bring nature home with a touch of fun modern style.
The Philip Johnson Glass House Snow Globe from The Glass House Design Store
Is there anything more tranquil than gently falling snow? This snow globe is custom made for the Glass House Design Store, and it’s a nostalgic take on a modern icon.
Hans Bolling Wooden Duckling Stardust Modern
Try to resist this simply adorable duckling hand crafted out of teak wood. It’s smooth, simple, playful yet sophisticated curves are sure to bring some harmony and warmth wherever it’s placed.
Aspen Magazine Rack from Ciseal
The Aspen Magazine Rack's aspen leaf inspired sweeping bent plywood profile is a perfect addition to any mid-century modern lover's coffee table.