The GrandMillennial Gift Guide

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A little over a year ago, when House Beautiful published their Guide to Being A GrandMillennial, no one could have anticipated that the set of 20- and 30-somethings whom they identified as unironically embracing all varieties of granny design trends would soon be trapped in their homes, working remotely. Zooming away on their chintz-covered English roll arm and sipping their coffee from their favorite Burleigh floral mug instead of at the office in their Herman Miller desk chair with a latte from Pret-a-Manger, it allowed their love of all things toile and embroidered to flourish. I should know—I am a proud GrandMillennial (GM going forward in this article!), 35 goin on 85, and have relished spending time among the comforts of my granny decor. So this holiday season, celebrate your favorite friend, co-worker, or cousin whose vibe is definitively more aligned with Parish-Hadley than Axel Vervoodt. 

A mini-pillow from Sister Parish, patron saint of GMs:

The Sister Parish baby boudoir pillow

$110

SISTER PARISH

It’s dark at 4pm, so give the seasonally affected GM a nicely potted paper geranium:

Mini paper Geranium plant

$185

THE GREEN VASE

For your Victorian co-worker who’s always cold:

Velvet hot water bottle

$38

ANTHROPOLOGIE

The cheeriest florals for dining at home:

Carolina Irving & Daughters Trellis dinner plate

$75

CI-DAUGHTERS

A hand-painted carafe for your perpetually thirsty colleague:

Petra Palumbo Sky Blue Lavender carafe and tumbler

$72

PETRA PALUMBO

A beautiful block print for the ever-monogramming friend:

D’ascoli Montauk napkin, set of 4

$175

OVER THE MOON

What GM doesn’t love a scallop or a liberty print?

Courtland & Co. Square Liberty cocktail napkins

$96

COURTLAND & CO.

For the Country Colonial-leaning GM:

Tory Burch Mochaware Pitcher

$148

TORY BURCH

A ruffle, a rib, and the color ‘Vieux Rose:’ what more do you need?

Collégien ruffle ankle socks

$27

DÔEN

Everyone is glamming up their home office, why not help that effort?

Hexagonal pencil cup

$85

PARVUM OPUS

Wave Edge pencil tray

$100

PARVUM OPUS

For water, wine, or a nosegay of Mimosa:

Agra floral cups

$120

CECE BARFIELD INC.

Dress up your winter orchid:

Marbled paper cachepot

$42

HOUSE & PARTIES

Cameo and pearls for the Zoom-averse Victoriana:

Ben-Amun Cameo Pearly Trio earrings

$270

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Because the best GMs only dine by candlelight:

Moda Domus small scalloped glass candle sticks, set of two

$130

MODA OPERANDI

A toile de jouy face mask— just the balm for uncertain times:

AtlasConceptStore French toile face mask

$15

ETSY

As long as outdoor dining is de rigueur, why not make your melamine plates a French faience pattern?

Melamine Faience a la Corne

$10

JOHN DERIAN

The dream GM uniform consists of lace, cable knit and jeweled buttons:

Self Portrait lace-collar cropped cable-knit cardigan

$390

MATCHESOFASHION.COM

“Victorian Ghost Bundle” the name says it all…

Hill House Home Victorian Ghost bundle

$260

HILL HOUSE HOME

To keep your winter look appropriately dowdy: 

Sea NY Ingrid collar

$80

SEA

Any good GM disdains a Kindle:

Toad for That, set of 20 bookplates

$25

FELIX DOOLITTLE

I dare you to find a good GM who doesn’t love rattan and wicker:

Cutter Brooks rattan oval basket

$26

CUTTER BROOKS

Because no GM should have holes in her cardigans or quilts:

EarthKind Stay Away insect repellent granules for moths

$8

ACE HARDWARE