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November 11, 2021 - Atomic Ranch Magazine, Holiday Gifts For Every Mid Mod Fan On Your List


Written By Kathryn Drury Wagner And Sponsored By Ruby Lane And Photography By Ruby Lane


Holiday shopping is supposed to be glittery fun—all the choices! The delights! The peppermint latte sipping! But what if you are feeling stumped on what gifts to choose, and shopping feels less like a treasure hunt than staring into a balsam-scented void? Luckily, online vintage specialists Ruby Lane.com have come to the rescue with ideas on what to get all your Mid Century Modern-obsessed friends and family. There’s something for everyone on your list.

Who: The Instagram Fanatic

What to get someone who spends time scrolling through Instagram each day in search of design inspiration? Aim for a gift they can show off in their very own IG feed. Try…

modern coffee table
This beveled glass and wood coffee table was custom made in New York City for a home on Fifth Ave, circa 1970.

Idea 1: A unique coffee table 

Mid Mod lamp cork vintage
A cork Mid Mod lamp

Idea 2: A Mid Mod lamp


Who: The Mixologist

This person loves playing bartender and trying new recipes for libations. Help them raise a glass this holiday season with a gift like… 

1970s cocktail shaker
1970s cocktail shaker

Idea 1: A fabulous decanter

Dorothy Thorpe vintage mid mod pitcher

Mid century designer Dorothy Thorpe designed glassware with simple silver and platinum wide band rims. This pitcher was hand-blown and has a solid platinum band and matching stirrer, and still has its original Dorothy Thorpe label.

Idea 2: A sleek pitcher 

Who: The Globetrotter

This travel-hound can’t wait to book a trip to another exotic destination. Feed the wanderlust with a gift such as…

vintage 1960s luggage
A swingin’ 1960s three-piece matching luggage set, hailing from Japan, features a bold abstract pattern in yellow, brown, white, and black.

Idea 1: A Vintage Luggage Set 

vintage makeup case
Samsonite makeup case

Idea 2: For the globetrotting teen, a Samsonite Train/Makeup Case


Who: The Mid Century Scandinavian Fan

Cool and collected, this Mid Mod fan loves Scandinavian furniture and accessories in wood, metal and ceramics.

vintage Larson Advent candlesticks
Circa 1956, these Lisa Larson for Gustavsberg candlesticks are from the Advent Series. At the time, Stig Lindberg was the artistic director at Gustavsberg and he was a mentor to the talented Larson.

Idea 1: A Set of Mid Century Candlesticks 

vintage Georg Jensen silver Danish money clip
Georg Jensen silver money clip.

Idea 2: Danish silver accessories, like this money clip.

Who: Gourmet Cook

Dinner parties, elegant luncheons and Sunday waffle-fests—this giftee is happiest whipping up something delicious in the kitchen. Treat them to a gift like…

1955 vintage Christmas cookbook
This 1955 cookbook features lovely illustrations.

Idea 1: A Unique Vintage Cookbook

vintage mid mod Catherineholm brown cookware
Vintage Catherineholm

Idea 2: Vintage Enamel Cookware

Cathrineholm bowls and cookware were so solidly made, they are still avidly used and collected today.

Who: Someone who is “So Extra”

Over the top? Yes, please! The glamourpuss on your list says “go big, or go home.” Here are some creative ideas…

1950s Hollywood Regency dust pan
Hollywood Regency is back in a big way, so tap into that trend for tabletops. See more here.

Idea 1: Bejeweled Crumb Sweeper

mid century modern chrome chandelier
The vendor found this unusual mid-century chrome chandelier in a home in Philadelphia.

Idea 2: Mid Century Chandelier 

Who: Mr./Ms. Hard to Impress

Saved this one for last. What to give someone who has it all? Or who has been-there, done-that? Dazzle them with a gift sure to make them gasp….

Eero Saarinen vintage 1950s red Womb Chair
A show stopping Eero Saarinen Knoll 1950s Womb Chair With Ottoman.

Idea 1: A Mid-Century Classic 

mid century emerald earrings
Exquisite, 90ctw emerald earrings in substantial, 18k gold custom settings.

Idea 2: Stunning vintage jewelry



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