This is a three-part holiday gift guide series sponsored by Marimekko, one of my favorite home design companies.
S H O P P I N G
1 Räsymatto Oilcloth Placemat, $24
Durable and easy to clean, it’s not just the pattern that makes this perfect for young families. It’s made of 100 percent cotton and phthalate-free PVC coating.
2 Räsymatto Teapot, $87
Sami Ruotsalainen designed this teapot as part of the Oiva dinnerware collection. The clean lines and serene character are inspired by Japanese design. The handle is natural wood and there’s a porcelain tea strainer inside.
3 Socks Rolled Down Glass Pitcher, $89
Sukat Makkaralla, which means “socks rolled down” in Finnish, is a collection of glassware designed by Anu Penttinen. The size and shape works for flowers too.
4 Lumimarja Dinner Plate, $27
Sami Ruotsalainen designed this subtle wintry pattern for Marimekko, which is a new addition to the brand’s pattern line.
5 Kippis Tea Towel Set, $36
Pretty linen-cotteon blend towels are great stocking stuffers, because really, who splurges on these for her own kitchen?
6 Vattenblank Plywood Tray, $82
Trays are made of fabric that has been pressed into birch plywood and laminated. The bright design shows off plain white dishes to perfection.
7 Socks Rolled Down Dessert Bowl, $49
Serving dessert is extra sweet on a pedestal. Anu Penttinen designed this whimsically named collection.
8 Irrbloss Mug, $49
Sami Ruotsalainen designed this mug as part of the Oiva dinnerware collection, using Astrid Sylwan’s abstract Irrbloss pattern.
9 Kuukuna Apron, $49
This new veggie print is super cute, and the dark color will hide your mess. Plus, it has handy deep pockets.
10 Vanhakaupunki Small Bowl, $20
This new design was also designed by Sami Ruotsalainen . The red, gold, and burgundy palette makes it perfect for breakfast on Christmas morning.
11 Lappuliisa Oven Mitt, $24
Makes baking more fun.
12 Socks Rolled Down Tumbler, $39/pair
These distinctive glasses are hand-blown and handmade of solid stained soda-lime glass with colors that run inside the glass, not just on the surface.
13 Oiva Serving Pot, $65
Not just for the table, this piece is practical too, since they’re dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe.
14 Siirtolapuutarha Plate, $35
Maija Louekari created this pattern for the forms in the collection so that each piece tells a different part of the story.
15 Siirtolapuutarha Espresso Cup & Plate, $35
This set is the newest addition to the Oiva tableware collection. In addition to this Räsymatto (means “rag rug” in Finnish) pattern, designed by Maija Louekari, it comes in solid white.
16 Oiva Pitcher, $52
The silhouette of this pitcher, made of hard, glazed porcelain like the rest of the line, is beautiful enough to display it full time.