Treat your loved ones to a cozier, happier, more beautiful hibernation season with gifts sure to delight everyone’s inner homebody.

POT-POURRI

Twelve artists were asked to design limited-edition, 50th anniversary versions of Chicago company Crate & Barrel’s classic Arzberg teapot ($200), and we’re in love with the colorful results. The December pot sold out in hours, so content yourself with the original for now and check back on the first of each month throughout 2013 for new availability.

1885 N. Clybourn Ave.

DESIGN DIARY

It’s been a banner year for designer Nate Berkus, from the launch of his Target collection to the release of his book, The Things That Matter. In this lovely tome, Berkus invites readers into his own home and those of close friends in Chicago, the Hudson Valley, Greenwich Village and more on a design philosophy tour; signed copies are available at Jayson Home for $35. 

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Color Commentary

Nikon's D3200 HD-SLR is available in Black and Red for a standard retail price (SRP) of $699.99. In other words, it's yours to make your own.

2053 N. Clybourn Ave.

TRESS FREE

Dyson’s new vacuum, the DC41 Animal Complete, will delight anyone whose Rapunzel-esque locks wreak havoc on her housecleaning efforts. The machine is the first to come with the company’s latest innovation, the Tangle-Free Turbine Tool, which uses counter-rotating brush heads to release hair into the bin. Buy tax-free through Christmas for $649 at Douglas Vacuum & Allergy Relief, which also offers free annual tune-ups for seven years.

330 N. Clark St.

FLOWER POWER

There are plenty of extravagant options in the Golden Triangle’s holiday gift gallery, but we love these affordable yet fabulous carved temple flowers ($60 each). The painted teak blooms would bring a chic decorative touch for a friend with Far East leanings.

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