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2010 gift guides: splurge worthy

by Grace Bonney

I always enjoy creating budget-themed gift guides, but there’s something extra fun about throwing caution to the wind and embracing the idea of luxurious gifts. Whether it’s a silk robe, handmade leather bag, cushy cashmere throw or a gold plate, sometimes a little splurge can be fun if you have someone special that you really want to treat this year. I’ve rounded up my favorite splurge-worthy finds below, and I hope you’ll find something you might consider worth the investment. The prices primarily range from $200 to $500, but there are a few ultra-splurges thrown in just for fun. Because maybe there’s someone out there lucky enough to get a $1,000+ vintage Suzani throw. If that’s you, please let us know so we can check out that beauty in your home. Stay tuned for more gift guides tomorrow and every day for the next week and a half. xo, grace

*Click here to check out the gift guide landing page on D*S with guides arranged by theme and price.

Image above: 1. Jonathan Adler Zig Zag Throw, $295; 2. Eames Walnut Hang-It-All, $249; 3. Galileo Telescope, $475; 4. Quartz Bookends, $495; 5. Aigle Rainboots, $169; 6. Fornasetti Plate, $285; 7. Keyhole Box, $470; 8. Onyx Earthspheres, $295; 9. Clare Vivier Bag, $320

Image above: 1. Large Scalloped-Edge Mirror, $348; 2. Jewel Fly Pin, $225; 3. Ottoman Silk Gown, $414 ; 4. Hand-Bowl Lamp by Curiousa & Curiousa, $860; 5. Domsai Terrarium, $150; 6. Log Stool $322.50; 7. Gold Plated Pinecones, $395; 8. Lambswool Throw, $128

Image above: 1. Zig Zag Shawl, $195; 2. Bow Ring, $75; 3. The Dorm Display Box, $140; 4. Paul Smith Coffee Pot, $278; 5. Vintage Suzani Throw, $1,995; 6. Civetta Bookends, $268; 7. Rhythm Zip Wallets, $385; 8. Electra Girard Circles Bike; 9. Etched Mercury Glass Demijohns, $295+

Image above: 1. Maple Falls Sheet Set, $178+; 2. Bamboo Reading Glasses, $110; 3. One-of-a-Kind Log Cabin Pendant, $598; 4. “Flash” Flats by Kate Spade, $125; 5. Faux-Fur Tree Skirt, $198; 6. Bronze Vase/Candleholder, $280; 7. Pindots Bowl, $395

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