Designer Christine Gachot Shares Her Holiday Gift List

The cofounder of design studio Gachot curates exquisite options, from Tiffany & Co. jewelry and cozy throws from RW Guild to artful pieces from Cristina Grajales Gallery


As cofounder of the venerable design studio Gachot, Christine Gachot is renowned for the creative spaces she conceives, both for residential clients and for hospitality brands. The firm’s remarkable hotel and restaurant designs, like Jac’s on Bond, Pendry Bar, and the Shinola Hotel, are always cozy and welcoming, and they never fail to astound with unique decorative details.

So of course, Gachot, a Galerie Creative Mind, has an impeccable eye for gifts as well. Here, she gives a look at some thoughtful selections perfect for anyone’s holiday list.

See the items below.

Double-sided Rex fur throw from RW Guild. Photo: Courtesy of RW Guild

1. “I have this throw from RW Guild on my bed at home and it’s so incredibly cozy.”


2. “These brilliant Ann McCoy animal sculpture sconces were a standout at Cristina Grajales Gallery‘s booth at Salon Art + Design this year. With their incredibly ornate and vintage look, the bronze sconces are the definition of enchanting.”

LL Cool J NYC (1985) by Janette Beckman. Photo: Courtesy of Janette Beckman

3.Janette Beckman is a legend when it comes to hip-hop photography. We had the pleasure of working with her for Jac’s On Bond and her art in that bar is a showstopper! What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop than by gifting someone a piece from her epic collection?”

BonBon Holiday Gift Box. Photo: Courtesy of BonBon

4.BonBon is my new go-to when it comes to candy. You’d be surprised to see how much can fit into these boxes. All imported from Sweden and all so delicious!”

Balloon Vase 04 from Louise Roe. Photo: Courtesy of Louise Roe

5. “One of my favorite stores in Copenhagen, Louise Roe makes beautiful accessories. The terracotta is my favorite.”

Sheath tea light holders from The 1818 Collective. Photo: Courtesy of The 1818 Collective

6. “These brass candle holders from The 1818 Collective are lovely. Pro tip: swap tea lights for stubby candles for a charming variation of heights.”

Anat Shiftan, Ruffle vase, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of Hostler Burrows

7. “Anat Shiftan is a genius. Her work, available at Hostler Burrows, is dynamic and delightful. An exquisite addition to any room.”

Pewter box from Svenskt Tenn. Photo: Courtesy of Svenskt Tenn

8. “I’m a lover of pewter! Svenskt Tenn does it so well.”

Medium Link necklace by Tiffany & Co. Photo: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.

9. “It’s been amazing to see how Tiffany & Co. has reimagined their brand and designed new, timeless pieces like this one. Top of my list, for sure!”

Rouge Hermès gift set. Photo: Courtesy of Hermès

10. “For your friend who feels naked without it—a balm, an enhancer, and a lipstick. Hermès has composed the perfect set.”

Baseball cap in cashmere by Loro Piana. Photo: Courtesy of Loro Piana

11. “The Loro Piana baseball cap is practical yet extremely chic.”

Velvet Underground Loaded.

12. “If you can get your hands on this limited edition, it’s a real special gift for someone who’s as big a fan of The Velvet Underground as I am.”

Pippa square side table by Hermès. Photo: Courtesy of Hermès

13. “The most perfect Hermès leather in side table form. And it folds up!”

Linda Evangelista photographed by Steven Meisel. Photo: Courtesy of Phaidon

14. “The dream team! I’ll be celebrating 90’s supermodels forever.”

Cavier Osciètre Sélection. Photo: Courtesy of Caviar Kaspia

15. “I love a good caviar date night at home or a night out with friends at Caviar Kaspia. This tin is graphically sweet and the caviar super delectable.”

The Khaite x Bonpoint Sienna cardigan. Photo: Courtesy of Khaite

16. “This collaboration is major! My favorite cardigan for kids—so adorable.”

Penguin Classics Everglades Palette Book Set. Photo: Courtesy of Juniper Books

17. “A classic book is always a great gift. Penguin sells various collections with lovely covers.”

The Metropolitan Opera. Photo: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Opera

18. “The most extraordinary opera house! A Patrons Membership to The Met is the perfect gift for anyone who loves music, anyone who admires theater, and anyone who enjoys amazing experiences.”

Renate Müller, Germany, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of R&Company

19. “The sweetest jute and leather toy by Renate Müller from R&Company.”

The Softest Socks by Guest in Residence. Photo: Courtesy of Guest in Residence

20. “Cashmere socks from a new New York brand, Guest in Residence. This cherry and blush pair is darling!”


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