Tile Treasures: A 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Oct 30, 2023

Home decor and accessories make for amazing gifts, especially if you’re eager to impress your most trend-driven friends and family members. The challenging part? Finding items that reflect your loved ones’ distinct sense of style. 

We’re here to help. From marble room decor to Moroccan accessories, we’ve highlighted some of the best tile inspired Christmas list ideas for 2023. You’ll find plenty of gift-giving inspiration and, perhaps, a few items you want to incorporate in your own space.

Moroccan Aesthetics

Vibrant, intricate, and definitely on-trend, Moroccan aesthetics are downright delightful. Zellige backsplashes and bathroom vignettes are impressive on their own, but the right decor can pair perfectly with tile to amplify the effect. These items are a must for Moroccan house style:

For the Green Thumb: Marrakesh Terracotta Outdoor Planters

The right planter can elevate any garden, so these Marrakesh terracotta pieces from Pottery Barn are sure to please. They complement tiled patios nicely, but are welcome in any outdoor environment. They’re as practical as they are stylish; terracotta keeps plants happy by regulating moisture.

For the New Homeowner: Medina Stoneware Dinnerware Collection

If you love classic, yet intricate patterns, you will feel drawn to the gorgeous Medina Collection from Pottery Barn. This dinnerware has plenty of old-world appeal but also offers a fresh feel. The Marrakesh Collection is another fabulous find for outdoor dining and can be gifted in tandem with the aforementioned planters for the ultimate exterior driven gift combo.

For Sentimental Types: Zoe Frame

Give the gift of beautifully captured memories with distinct photo frames that draw attention to your favorite images. Handcrafted appeal abounds within Anthropologie’s Zoe Frame, which is constructed from a unique blend of bone, hardwood, brass, and iron. This frame showcases a focus on organic materials, a prominent characteristic of Moroccan design, while maintaining a simplistic aesthetic that effortlessly complements both minimalist zellige fields and vibrant multicolored mosaics.

Marrakesh Terracotta Outdoor Planters
Medina Stoneware Dinnerware Collection
Marrakesh Melamine Dinnerware Collection
Zoe Frame

Marble Masterpieces

Sleek and elegant, marble always makes an impression in upscale kitchens and bathrooms, where it blends classic and modern styling. The same can be said of our favorite marble room decor. Add to a marble-dominant space to up the ante or incorporate in a more understated design for a touch of glamour.

When in doubt, look to our trusted partner Salvatori for high-end marble room accessories. The Italian design experts at Salvatori have created an extensive selection of marble home goods with everything from toothbrush holders to tissue boxes. These accessories pair with our most popular stocked stone tile and can be mixed and matched with the tile for an elevated, contemporary aesthetic. Want to check out some of the pieces in person? Our Basalt showroom has a retail collection featuring vases, soap dishes and more! Otherwise, consider these marble room decor favorites for the marble lovers on your gift list:

For the Design Aficionado: Mono Vase

Showcase your favorite flowers with the striking, single-stem Mono Vase by Salvatori. Made in Italy and available in the distinctive Verde Alpi, Rosa Perlino and Cipollino stones, these statement pieces are perfect for adding a touch of green to any modern interior – a great way to incorporate a subtle and stylish take on the biophilic concept.

For the Wine Lover: Marble Wine Rack

Featuring a white marble base, this Anthropologie wine rack makes it easy to showcase favorite varieties or even grab a bottle on the go. Another great option? A marble wine chiller from Crate & Barrel, which represents the perfect blend of function and sophisticated style.

For the Host: Marble Cheese Board

Entertaining takes another step up with Anthropologie’s marble cheese boards. Several distinctive designs are available, including holiday-themed styles and even a bold geometric board that’s bound to make an impression.

For Serene Spaces: Flint Grey Marble Bowl

The right decor can bring peaceful vibes to any space. This is abundantly clear when gazing at the lovely Crate & Barrel exclusive marble bowl, which delivers a calming effect with its swirling grey and tan hues.

Mono Vase
Marble Wine Rack
Marble Wine Chiller
Geo Marble Serving Board
Flint Grey Marble Bowl

Mosaic Decor

From Europe to Colorado and everywhere in between, mosaics always make an impact. These stunning styles offer timeless appeal and add a refreshing element of artistry wherever they’re incorporated. Interior design enthusiasts will fall head over heels for these mosaic-inspired gifts:

For the Mixologist: Bistro Tile Cocktail Shaker

Add a little whimsy to the cocktail experience with a glimmering shaker adorned with mosaic motifs. This Anthropologie number draws inspiration from Parisian cafes and is perfect for the world traveler with a chronic case of wanderlust. Pair with a bold bar backsplash for the ultimate at-home entertaining experience.

For the Pet Parent: Large Bistro Garden Tile Pet Bowl

Bringing much-needed style to pet accessory collections, Anthropologie once again pleases Francophiles with a mosaic pet bowl that turns canine or feline hydration into a downright glamorous affair. The bold butterflies are impossible to miss but this bowl also fits perfectly into an overarching mosaic theme.

For the Organizer: Linnea Mosaic Candle

The best candles double as decor, as is clearly the case with the Linnea Mosaic Candle Collection by Terrain. Candles have always been a popular gift choice, but when you combine them with a stunning mosaic design, you elevate a classic gift to a whole new level of elegance and sophistication!

For the Colorful One: Blue Mosaic Salad Plates

Salad takes a step up when served in these stunning mosaic plates, which incorporate deep blue, bright yellow, and golden accents. Crafted from durable stoneware and finished with a lovely cream glaze, this set of four includes several distinctive designs.

Bistro Tile Cocktail Shaker
Bistro Garden Tile Pet Bowl
Linnea Mosaic Candles
Blue Mosaic Salad Plates

Ceramic Creations

Simple or eclectic, ceramics never fail to add visual interest. It’s no secret that we adore ceramic tiles, but ceramic decor is just as compelling. These pieces capture all that we appreciate about ceramics:

For the Earthy One: Geo Vase

This dramatic vase from Crate & Barrel makes its mark with a lacy stamped pattern and a distinctive curved shape. It’s the ultimate example of glazed ceramic’s inherent visual power. It adds the perfect twist when featured within modern, minimalist spaces but also has earthy vibes in keeping with today’s most grounded styles.

For the Traditional One: Chinoiserie Vase

Ideal for upscale farmhouse designs, this gorgeous Green Chinoiserie Jar Vase features a timeless, calming pattern and demonstrates the surprising versatility of glazed terracotta. Traditional types will also appreciate Williams Sonoma’s china clay Ginger Jar – especially its cobalt blue florals and its contrasting gold bird handle.

For the Artist: Pottery from Jill Rosenwald

We love Jill Rosenwald’s work, so no collection of ceramic pieces would be complete without mentioning her awe-inspiring pottery. From the designer of the Fort Point collection, this handmade pottery champions pattern and color and has a wide range of options for everyone on your gift list. Be sure to plan ahead a minimum of 3-4 weeks if you choose to gift something from this shop as these pieces are made-to-order!

For the Tea Drinker: Marimekko Oiva Siirtolapuutarha Teapot

Finnish design house, Marimekko, boasts a strong artistic legacy. This West Elm teapot evokes the classic appeal of Marimekko’s trademark designs but also offers a distinctly modern edge. It’s a great fit for bringing teatime into the 21st century.

Geo Vase
Green Chinoiserie Jar Vase
Ginger Jar With Figural Handle, Bird
Jill Rosenwald Bud Vases
Marimekko Oiva Siirtolapuutarha Teapot

Give the Gift of Elevated Style

As you plan your gift list, think carefully about the design enthusiasts in your life. What would pair well with their statement backsplash, their trendy floor tiles, or their chic bars?

For more design-driven gift ideas, stop by our Basalt showroom to check out our retail selection where you’ll discover fun holiday gifts from Compiegne de Provence, Apotheke, and Salvatori. Call us for more info on what's in stock at the showroom and discover décor at Decorative Materials.

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