🎄 The Modernist’s Gift Guide: 2015 🎁

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Check out Modernism Weekly’s first-ever Holiday Gift Guide.

T’is the season to gift your loved ones with a does of technicolor Palm Springs style.  Add a bit of extra color and verve to the most festive season of the year with some of these cool gift ideas.  Happy holidays from all of us at Modernism Week!

Image: Wil Stiles

For Him

Give him the gift of color this year with an irresistible Wil Stiles shirt that blends eye popping hues and geometric pattern into a visual symphony of style.  Also, nothing quite says Palm Springs like an ascot by Mr. Turk.  Old world charm meets desert chic.


Image: Body Deli
Image: Body Deli

For Her

Pamper your best girl with some delicious raw skincare products from Body Deli, a Palm Springs-based maker of all-natural products.  Or for the hostess with the mostest, a bright tray in time for the party season, available from Destination PSP.

Image: Ammo Books

For Little Ones

It’s never too early to fall in love with modernism.  Inspire your mod tot with a gorgeous set of Ed Emberly alphabet blocks, in stock now. A giant Alexander Girard floor puzzle is just as fun for mom or dad as it is for little ones.  Both and much more are available from Ammo Books.


For the Book Worm

Pick up a copy of Desert Modernists online and share your love of midcentury architecture.  Also, don’t miss Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern, a new book that comes out in February 2016 by Palm Springs local and photographer Dan Chavkin.  Pick up the book on pre-order on Amazon then join us in Palm Springs in February for a special home tour inspired by Chavkin’s architectural tome.

Image: Pipolli

For the Four Legged Sidekick

Some of us are just as mad about our four legged kids as we are about modernism. Our top picks this season for our cuddly pals are Scandinavian-inspired canine apparel company Pipolli whose gorgeous outerwear collection is irresistible on their Frenchies Piggy and Polly; and of course West Elm’s hand felted christmas ornaments made in the image of some of Instagram’s most famous pets, a special collaboration with the ASPCA. Find more great pet gift ideas at Dog Milk (blogger Jaime Derringer is a two-time Mod Squad member!)


For the Locals

If you’re local to California, why not give the gift of Modernism Week?  Bus tours are the perfect “starter” gift for newbies to Modernism Week allowing guests to explore the city and surrounding communities from the comfort of a double decker bus.  Check out all the different types of bus tours here.

Desert candle - Trina Turk


For the Stocking

Lastly, but not leastly, these bright little stocking stuffers embody the Palm Springs vibe in the most subtle of ways:  Trina Turk’s desert candle is an olfactory treat. And these Desert Modernist Devotional Candles are the perfect way to show reverence to your favorite midcentury modern architect.