Published on December 16, 2020

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Photography by Ashley Burns

With a fresh furniture collection for Living Spaces on the horizon, we tapped designer extraordinaires Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent to share the 10 things that make them happy in our new Winter Renovation issue. But what items are they betting will make their friends and family happy? Here, Berkus shares the 15 holiday gifts on his shopping list this season. (Pssst: Want more Nate? Listen to his chat with our editor in chief on Domino’s Design Time podcast.)

Three words: spiced cinnamon caramel. Nate Berkus Associates designed the Peace + Palm Trees box, as well as the AndSons shop and café in Beverly Hills. 

Jeremiah and I have been shaking up Tanqueray rosemary gimlets this season; it’s a delicious, crisp, and perfectly festive cocktail for the holidays.

Handmade in Brooklyn, these pendants are classic and gorgeous.

I love the heirloom look and quality of these medallions.

The warm citrus scent of this candle takes me straight to memories of vacations in Mexico.

Snif’s great packaging and try-at-home samples make fragrance shopping relaxing.

We can support museums that can’t be open now by shopping their gifts online, like the new Planet Word Museum’s pop-up shop and the MOMA Design Store.



My dear friend Barri Leiner Grant created the Memory Circle to support others in grief; there are writing workshops to gift but also beautiful messages and a community to let someone know they’re not alone this season.



Taking care of others is the theme this year; consider a donation to the Loveland Foundation, which provides therapy for Black women and girls.



2020 has emphasized how important our homes are. Step up your dinner game with Leeway dishes and the wood-and-bone–inlay servers from XN Studio.

After I discovered it while living in Los Angeles, Joan’s on Third‘s balsamic vinegar is a pantry staple.



Hands down, Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste is the best book I’ve read all year.

For those who love to gift an experience, the virtual candlemaking workshop can be a private lesson or a party!

Our Winter Renovation issue is here! Subscribe now to step inside Leanne Ford’s latest project—her own historic Pennsylvania home. Plus discover our new rules of reno.

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