HGTV.ca Editorial Team
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 1:23 PM EDT
If 2009 was the Year of the Bird, then 2010 was all about incorporating animals of every kind into your decor, from fabric prints to imaginative art to quirky household objects. If you know an animal-lover, or are one yourself, then these four gift ideas should be on your list, whether it's titled Shopping or Want. All gifts are still available online for Christmas delivery, but hurry!
Clockwise from top left: Felt Owl Music Box, Ella and Elliot; Animal Wine Stoppers, Drake General Store; Cast-Metal Animal Bookends, West Elm; Fox, Jonathan Adler Pottery
I know, I know, owls are birds, but last year's birds were more delicately swallow-esque, so I count the owl as a new motif. This felt music box plays a lullaby to help babies sleep and can be carried around or hung in a nursery. $41.99
Wine stoppers make a great hostess gift because they're something people don't think of buying for themselves, but they're extremely handy. These stoppers are made in Toronto and come in Tiger, Horse, Monkey and Dog. $15
West Elm's cast-metal bookends come in Monkey, Elephant, Dog, Pig and Rabbit (but Rabbits are sold out online, unfortunately) and make a sweet addition to a child's room as well as an adult space. $24
Designer, potter and former host of Top Design Jonathan Adler's famous menagerie collection has a few new members this year, but my favourite has to be the sly fox. She comes in black and white (I think of it as a she, not sure why) and is crafted in Peru by artisans thanks to Aid to Artisans, a non-profit organization that connects designers in America with artisans in developing countries to promote fair trade. $135