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The holiday season is upon us, striking fear into the heart of shopping procrastinators everywhere. Need help deciding what to purchase for others, or looking for inspiration for your wish list? We've got you covered. We're joining forces with Refinery29 to bring Racked readers present ideas cherry-picked from Refinery29's new holiday buying blog Gift Central.
Doilies are usually associated with grandmothers and dark, dusty old houses, but when Thomas Paul prints them on dark melamine plates, the normally fuddy-duddy lace looks fresh and new. The dishware, though considerably sturdier than scraps of crochet, is similarly decorative: melamine isn't microwave safe. Not especially practical, sure—but they'd look darn good piled high with chocolate chip cookies or other treats.
$36 the set of four, available at Elsewares.
· Thomas Paul Gothic Dinner Plates [Gift Central]