Gift Guide: Mid-Century Modern Design

This gift guide is for all of the mid-century modern and retro design enthusiasts on your list. These fun books & stylings are sure to transport your friends & family back to the atomic era! Check out these 21 great picks! 

L.A. Modern

A book that explores the great modernist buildings of Los Angeles, written and photographed by Tim Street-Porter. Perfect for anyone interested in exploring the history of mid-century modern design as it flourished in California. 
Approximate Price: $51.99
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Mid Mod Pins

Retro-cool enamel pins inspired by mid-century modern design. 
Price: $12.00 each
Where to Buy: Mid Mod Pin 

Palm Springs Party Drink Stirrers

Mod Palm Springs-themed swizzle sticks made by local small business owner, California Lustre. A large variety of color options are available at checkout. 
Approximate Price: $16.00
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Case Study Houses

Deluxe hardcover book detailing the history of the Case Study House Program written by Elizabeth Smith, edited by Peter Gossel, and featuring photos by Julius Shulman. 
Approximate Price: $44.20
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Pastel Glass Christmas Ornaments 

A set of 10 pastel glass Christmas ornaments perfect for any retro tree! 
Price: $20.00
Where to Buy: Target

Retro Camper Holiday Decoration

A retro camper decked out for the holidays great for adding some vintage kitsch to anyones Christmas decor! 
Price: $20.00
Where to Buy: Target


A beautiful guide to the great modernist buildings scattered across the West Coast written by Sam Lubell and featuring photos by Darren Bradley. 
Approximate Price: $24.64
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Retro Cocktail Napkins

A 20 pack of fun retro cocktail napkins for any mid-century inspired party or home bar! 
Approximate Price: $12.55
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Newgate Bullitt Wall Clock

A wall clock with an atomic-era design perfect for someone who loves decorating their home with retro-inspired finds. 
Approximate Price: $95.99
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Roar + Rabbit Ripple Ceramic Table Lamp

A table lamp with some mid-century modern flair to it. Great for someone with retro-inspired home decor.
Price: $169
Where to Buy: West Elm


A magazine subscription to Atomic Ranch perfect for anyone interested in mid-century modern homes and architecture. 
Price: $19.95 per year
Where to Buy: Engaged Lifestyle

SHAG's "LA Icons" Coasters

A set of four coasters designed by the artist SHAG (aka Josh Agle) that depict some of LA's most iconic mid-century modern buildings. Great for anyone who loves Los Angeles or kitschy architecture!
Price: $32.00
Where to Buy: The SHAG Store


A wireless speaker designed to resemble a retro amp - great for the person who loves to entertain or play music! 
Price: $79.00
Where to Buy: Urban Outfitters


A book chronicling the history of Palm Springs filled with lots of great vintage photos of everyones favorite desert town. Written by historian Peter Moruzzi. 
Approximate Price: $30.00
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The newest album from She & Him, the duo which includes Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. This collection of Christmas songs is performed with their retro musical stylings. A great modern take on some holiday classics! 
Approximate Price: $15.80
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Shag "Welcome to Palm Springs" Throw Pillow

A colorful throw pillow perfect for anyone who loves Palm Springs and/or the art of Josh Agle (aka SHAG)! 
Price: $75.00
Where to Buy: The SHAG Store

Smeg Kettle

A 1.7L electric kettle in pastel green with a stylish, retro design. An affordable option for someone who's been dying to get a Smeg fridge! 
Approximate Price: $129.95
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A fun coloring book filled with 30 original illustrations by Jenn Ski perfect for the mid-century modern design enthusiast. 
Approximate Price: $8.26
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Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en Glasses

Pint glasses themed after everyone's favorite retro-inspired show. These are great for any fan who loves the entertaining tips, food & libation recipes, and kitschy fun of the Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en!
Price: $15 each or $28 for two
Where to Buy: Velveteen Lounge Kitsch-en

White Christmas Tree

A white, 6-foot tall Christmas tree perfect for adding some retro flair to the holidays! 
Approximate Price: $34.99
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A collection of four books chronicling furniture and products that are iconic of the Mid-Century Modern era. 
Approximate Price: $15.96
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