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Holiday Gift Shop 2021: the 10 Best in Unique Luxury Vintage

luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor

What to give as a gift to that special someone that loves vintage? Sometimes it takes a bit of creativity, but what are the best gifts for vintage lovers this holiday season? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a great list of ideas and inspiration for our luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor, for everyone on your list.

Holiday gift shop guide 2021: 10 best in unique luxury vintage

A vintage gift might be the hardest to pull off but get it right and the gift just might last for even more generations to come. Searching for the right vintage gift shows how much time and thoughtfulness you’ve devoted to finding the right treasure.

luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor

luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor

Beyond having an intimate knowledge of your recipient’s interests and passions, you’ve found something one-of-a-kind that can’t be purchased at a big box store or through Amazon. And for a sustainable gift, you could hardly do better than giving something old a new life.

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We’ve searched through some of our favorite sites for high-quality vintage including 1st Dibs, One Kings Lane, Doyle and Doyle, Chairish, Saint Signora, Fashionphile, and Etsy to bring you our top 10 vintage gifts for the holiday season.

luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor

luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor

Holiday gift shop guide 2021: 10 best in unique luxury vintage

1. chanel 1990s charm belt

The 90s are back but we think this Chanel belt is totally timeless. Featuring six iconic Chanel charms, this gold chain and black leather belt works is perfect for a gift recipient who loves fashion. And it’s versatile enough to suit their style whether it’s sophisticated, maximalist, or even bohemian.

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2. booth & williams books

For the readers on your list or for those who are always sprucing up their homes, consider this collection of authentic vintage hardback books. Included is one linear foot of works all published from 1900-1939 in blended shades of burgundy.

holiday gift guide vintage lovers

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3. french lion soup bowls

Sourced from the South of France, these mid-century bowls feature two lion heads on either side and classic French typeface with the words “soupe á l’oignon.” We think home chefs  and Francophiles alike would be especially pleased to use them to serve up everything from soup to ice cream (all made from scratch, of course.)

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4. 1969 salvador dali zodiac lithographs

For your woo-woo friends and family, we found this complete portfolio of the zodiac signs from the great surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. The color palette is dreamy and elegant and would add character to any statement wall.

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5. josef frank brass bar cart

With just the right patina — dating back to 1938, this brass and mirror glass bar cart would be a gorgeous gift for consummate hosts and hostesses. Designed by one of Sweden’s most important designers for famed Swedish interior design store, Svenskt Tenn.

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6. mother of pearl opera glasses

From the late 19th century, these French made opera glasses are a must-have for theater and opera fans. With the ethereal light from the mother of pearl inlay, we think they’d also look quite pretty as a decorative touch on a bookshelf or mantle.

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7. ceramic schoolhouse cookie jar

For the teachers and bakers alike, how about his adorable 1950s schoolhouse cookie jar? The steeple even has a real metal working bell!

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8. diamond dragon brooch

A brooch is a timeless accessory. Check out this piece we did last year about all the ways to wear them. For the mother of dragons in your life, we think this brooch from the 1900s fashioned in 18k gold and an old mine cut diamond is a worthy statement gift.

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9. hermes silk scarf

An Hermes scarf should be a staple in every luxury lover’s closet. This one features a whimsical under the sea pattern in pastel colors perfect for complementing winter and summer whites.

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10. restored underwood typewriter

If you have a writer in your life, consider this fully restored Underwood Deluxe typewriter from the 1950s. No more emails, IMs or online shopping to distract them from the next great American novel!

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Holiday gift guide 2021: 10 best vintage gifts for the holiday

That’s our luxury holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best sustainable unique vintage gifts, including fashion and home décor, for everyone on your list. 10 beautiful and memorable vintage gifts to suit the special people in your life. And as an added bonus, your gift just might keep appreciating in value. Now there’s a gift that keeps on giving!

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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.

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