Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gold

Teepees, tables, playing cards and more that glitter with the hue

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Red and green may be the official adopted colors of the holiday season for many, but (like most) we are suckers for the allure of gold. For centuries, gold has been associated with royalty and luxury, and to this day, there’s not much as sumptuous and extravagant as golden-hued goods. It’s no surprise that we were so excited for the PAX limited edition gold release that we decided to create an entire gift guide full of golden goodies. From jewelry to playing cards and—of course—the limited edition PAX gold vaporizer—we have collected some of our favorite golden products to give this season.

Gold Playing Cards

Double-down on game night with Poketo’s shiny set of Gold Playing Cards ($18). The standard deck of cards is made from a durable plastic, so your winning hand will remain spill-proof even in the rowdiest game of Go Fish. Each set is made in Japan and comes with the standard 52 cards plus two jokers. Even when you lose, it’ll feel like you won.

Platner Coffee Table

Knoll has reintroduced Warren Platner’s acclaimed Platner Collection as he initially envisioned it: dressed up in 18-karat gold. His striking 42-inch glass coffee table ($3191) rests upon a shimmering base of steel rods—each precisely bent and welded together to form a harmonious support. First introduced in 1966, Platner’s timeless design adds grace—and a bit of history—to any living room.

PAX Gold Vaporizer

This is the same PAX premium vaporizer that we’ve come to know and love, but in limited edition, super-luxe gold ($280) form. The ultimate compact vaporizer, PAX offers clean vapor and (because it doesn’t heat to combustion) there is no smoke—therefore no secondhand smoke for your fellow humans to deal with. The already sound design has been jazzed up with this metallic hue, but the brushed texture means it avoids becoming too flashy.

Gold Eye Ring

Inspired by the founders’ Egyptian background, the 14k gold vermeil Eye Ring ($200) is subtle but, of course, offers the wearer protection. The glistening deep blue and gold are offset by cut-out sections, making it a statement piece—contrasting delicacy with boldness. Helmed by three sisters, ANMARE sources materials locally and keeps all production in New York.

Form Jug

Self-taught British designer Tom Dixon stirs up nostalgia for afternoon tea rituals with his golden six-piece Form Tea Set that includes a teapot, tea caddy, sugar dish, jug, a handleless milk jug and tray. The Form Jug ($140), made from spun brass then dipped in gold wash for a slight matte look, holds the liquid refreshment of your choice. The handle is wrapped in leather for a striking yet elegant contrast.

Olga Metallic Teepee

Wolfum’s eye-catching printed textiles and wallpaper are created with sustainability in mind, from fabric made of recycled PET bottles combined with organic cotton. All made in the USA, this black and gold teepee ($325) reaches six feet tall and becomes a vibrant home base for whatever you—err, your kids dreams up.

14k Gold Darth Vader Cufflinks

Made in the USA, these limited edition 14K gold cufflinks ($4200) portray the visage of Star Wars’ iconic villain, Darth Vader. With a new Star Wars film on the horizon (and the back catalog of films some of the best-loved of all time), these are not only relevant but they dress up nicely—while lending a bit of edge. As a final detail, the cufflink backs are adorned with the Galactic Empire Insignia. All you need is the Imperial March to play as you enter a room.

For more thoughtful, curious and design-forward gifts this season, check out all our 2015 Holiday Gift Guides.

PAX Gold images by Cool Hunting, all others courtesy of respective brands