This time of year we are all looking for that perfect gift for family and friends.  How about something unique for their modern cottage?  While you’re shopping, treat your own modern cottage too!  We’ve rounded up some beautiful pieces to help those on your list relax, unwind, and connect with the things they love.  Happy Shopping from all of us at Your Modern Cottage!


1. Pillow by New Moon – Inspired by one of the company’s original rug designs, this pillow is hand-screen printed on a hand-woven blend of bamboo and silk.  It’s finished with contrast piping and a solid reverse. Each pillow comes stuffed with a feather/down insert. With the aid of partners in Nepal, New Moon creates pieces of art for your home that provide beauty and comfort.  Price for Pillow: $350

2. Table by Hopes Woodshop and Legs by Ares Iron – Purchase this single slab butternut table directly from Hopes Woodshop’s website ($2,900.00) or buy just the legs for the DIY’er on your list.  This pair of cast iron flume legs by Ares Iron sells for $750. Offering both traditional and modern styles, the company makes it easy to design your own masterpiece. As its website says, “Made for makers.  Made to last.”

3.  Art by Karen Murphy – Karen’s line of “little ones” (6″ x 6″) are mostly sunset or sunrise salt marsh/river scenes. “People love them the most,” she says. “They are a lot of fun for me to paint, playing around with color and mood.”  What a great gift for the most discerning of art connoisseurs!  Price: Call to check availability and pricing

4. Leather Mats by Made Measure – Available in 10 colors, these beautifully finished leather square and rectangle mats are perfect for multiple uses (coasters, desk mats, mouse pads, drawer liners, blotters).  Don’t be afraid to mix and match.  These versatile mats add a bit of class to any modern cottage. Price: $16 per mat

5.  Storage Baskets by The Citizenry –  These baskets are not only beautiful, but crafted from start-to-finish (they take three days to make!) by a fair trade cooperative in Guerrero, Mexico.  This company partners with master artisans, blending its modern style with their time-tested techniques. Hand-braided palm with leather details, these baskets act both as storage and decor.  Price: Starting at $95.00