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Our Editors' Favorite Trends from the Fall 2017 Gift Show

Better Homes & Gardens editors Lauren Hedrick and Eugenia Santiesteban Soto attended the semiannual trade show NY NOW to see the latest in gifts and home decor. See what's brand-new and on-trend for the upcoming gifting season.

Photos Lauren Hedrick and Eugenia Santiesteban Soto


Charming Children's Decor

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Pehr makes relaxed, easygoing children's decor. Their adorable soft goods—rugs, blankets, mobiles, and more—will make you wish you could incorporate them into your own grown-up bedroom. —Lauren

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Sophisticated Crafts

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Zuny has been making adorable synthetic-leather animals for a while, but I adored these latest introductions. The unicorn and reindeer bookends were too cute to pass up. —Eugenia

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Good-Looking Utility

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Good-looking utility is a huge trend right now—brooms, brushes, ladders, etc. New York–based company Good Thing has a great mix of everyday household items that incorporate color, and Andrée Jardin has more masculine-looking items, including a sturdy all-wood line. —Lauren

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Fashion Meets Function

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The thrill of a new find is what keeps me coming back to the gift show again and again. New Zealand–based George and Willy showed their turned-up-a-notch utilitarian goods here for the first time, and being a sucker for anything organizing-related, I'm in love. How great is this hanging drying rack? Total space-saver and good-looking too? Sign me up. —Eugenia


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Pretty Plug-Ins

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Finally, tech products that make sense and look great. Most Modest creates craft-inspired technology goods, like this power block with a stylish wood base and knitted mesh cable, that make any office environment fun. —Lauren

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Moody Table Settings

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Dark table settings are having a moment, which I personally love. The layering of this deep eggplant Linen Tales cloth with an almost-black plate and bronzed silverware is pretty and a little moody. —Lauren

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Must-Have Moroccan

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Everything from Chabi Chic is to die for! It's a modern take on traditional Moroccan goods, and it all feels cool but still authentic, which can be a hard balance to achieve. I'll be keeping my eye on these guys. —Eugenia

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Hand-Dyed Designs

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I've been seeing a trend in hand-dyed (or mimicked) textiles—indigo, shibori, and designs with colors that fail to stay between the lines. I especially love this leafy duvet from Ich Cha. —Lauren

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All About Angles

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Ceramicists, like Lauren HB Studio, are coming up with more ways to keep clay interesting. Geometric, modern shapes and bright-color pieces were all throughout the show. —Lauren

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Playful Pottery

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Serax is always a frontrunner in the ceramics industry. Their colorful, whimsical pieces look like cacti and leaning bottles, and they come in an array of dusty yet vibrant colors. —Lauren


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Woven Everthing

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I'm also seeing a lot of overscale wovens, like in lanterns, light fixtures, and baskets. These lanterns from Serax, for example, are an easy way to incorporate natural elements into your home while making a statement. —Lauren

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Artisan Braided Baskets

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If I ever open a store, I'll dedicate it entirely to baskets—I love them so much. Indego African woven baskets are beautiful, but the company also has a special mission to employ and microfinance female artisans in Africa. All of the profits go into education programs for their artisans, so there's absolutely no buyer's guilt involved. —Eugenia

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