For the Aesthete

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For the Aesthete
gift guide for the aesthete
By Sarah Purkrabek, AFAR Contributor
Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    FOR THE AESTHETE
    We all have that wonderfully artsy friend (the one whose bedroom always looks straight out of a magazine). When the holidays come around, it can be hard to know what to get to match that friend’s aesthetic. We’re here to help with our favorite picks for the aesthete, including adorable erasers and a lamp that’s smarter than it looks.
    Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    BRIGHT IDEA
    Place this Italian-designed lamp on your bedside table to give your room an industrial edge. One side of the oversize bulb shines bright for reading, while the other emits a soft glow. FLOS Lampadina lamp, $159.
    Courtesy of Lampadina
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    THE WRITE STUFF
    One good toss of your bag could snap most pens. But not this mini one, made of solid brass by cult German brand Kaweco, which has been making pens for over 125 years. Kaweco Sport ballpoint pen, $40. 
    Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    THE PRETTIEST ERASERS EVER?
    British retailer Present & Correct scours the globe for the most attractive stationery and accessories, including these Czech-made erasers. Hexagon erasers, $2 each. 
    Photo by Jeffery Cross
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    CLUTTER KILLER
    These acrylic trays—great for storing keys and other miscellany—turn a scattering of loose items into something beautiful. AVF Fearless trays, $240. 
    Courtesy of Alexandra von Furstenberg
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    FOR EVERYONE ELSE
    Find gifts for everyone else on your list, too. Here, our top picks for the bibliophile, the adventurer, the entertainer, the style lover, and the gadget-obsessed.
    Courtesy of Kodak