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Mid Century Modern Gift Ideas Every Home Needs

Mid Century Modern Gift Ideas Every Home Needs

Are you searching for the perfect gift for your friend or family member that loves mid-century design? You've come to the right place. Iconic mid-century modern style is best known for its clean lines, organic forms, effortless functionality, and timeless appeal. From meticulously crafted furniture pieces to retro-inspired accessories that channel the spirit of the 1960s, we have the perfect mid-century gift for everyone on your list. Below, we rounded up ten of our favorite mid-century inspired products that are perfect for all of the design enthusiasts in your life. 


Mid century dining room.


1. Flip Clock

Crafted by one of the world's original flip clock manufacturers, in business since 1956, this expertly made timepiece features design detailing true to its mid-century predecessors and battery-operated quartz German movement to keep precise time. Plus, it's under $100 and would make the perfect gift for everyone on your list. 


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Clock on entryway console.


2. Retro Juice Glassware

A captivating blend of vintage aesthetics and modern functionality, the Retro Glassware collection is perfect for that person in your life who appreciate mid-century charm. Handcrafted from high-quality glass, each piece features the intricate patterns and bold colors of a by-gone era that will bring a touch of nostalgia to every sip.


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Juice glasses on a shelf.


3. The Pop Light 

Designed to celebrate the materials of its construction, the Pop Light II is a modern redesign of an iconic mid-century find. A welcome presence on a vanity, in a modern office space, or hung from the wall as a bedside reading light, this ever-optimistic light source will make an impact wherever it rests.  


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Cozy bed.


4. Everyday Tray

Timeless and versatile in nature, our colorful, durable, and ultra-handy Everyday Trays allow for maximum functionality throughout the home. Whether you play with color by stacking a few on an entryway console, organize office papers and supplies atop a desk, or serve up some snacks in the kitchen, these mid-century inspired fiberglass trays will enliven everything they touch.


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Glasses on gingham drink tray.


5. Italian Metal Bookend

Sleek and minimal, the Italian Metal Bookend is designed to fit just about anywhere. Versatile enough for any room, these brightly colored steel bookends evoke a mid-century aesthetic and can be oriented in either direction depending on the height of your books.


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Green bookend on desk.


6. Grant Mirror

A perfect mid-century addition to any home, the Grant Mirror is admired for its hand-painted detailing and elegant finish options. Available in two distinct sizes, this utilitarian mirror is the perfect choice for a bathroom, hallway, or as a statement piece above a credenza and would make a thoughtful gift. 


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Mirror above bathroom sink.


7. Teig Lamp

Though this thoughtfully designed lamp isn't a reproduction, it would be right at home in a mid-century abode. Thoughtfully named after the German word for "dough," the Teig Lamp celebrates the wonder found in everyday moments with its delicate form and playful palette. Its vibrant yet calming color scheme pays homage to the playful era of vintage Braun electronics, and will bring a touch of joy to everyone on your holiday list. 


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Little lamps in a row.


8. 2024 Stendig Calendar

Originally designed by Massimo Vignelli in 1966, this visually powerful calendar is perfect for all the mid-century design enthusiasts on your list. Recognized as an iconic piece of modernized design by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, each month alternates between a black and white background with high-contrast graphics, and individual sheets are perforated beneath the binding strip to allow for seamless tearing.


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Large calendar over utility cart.


9. Telephone Table

A mid-century inspired statement piece, the Telephone Table will add character to any room with its minimal, lightweight presence and stunning form. Infinitely versatile in style, this one-of-a-kind table is composed of powder-coated steel wire, and features two perforated shelves. Even better, this vintage-inspired icon is less than $300. 


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Side table next to bed.


10. Velvet + Wool Circle Pillow

Crafted from vivid, luxe velvet and hard-wearing wool, two materials that were often used throughout the 1960s, these jovial cushions are available in three striking shades, and make the perfect cozy gift. 


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