Sometimes the container is as important as the gift, and sometimes the container itself is the gift. Offer garden blooms in one of these stunning vases or allow the recipient's imagination to fill it.
Lily Arbor Vase
Combine botanical illustration with hand-blown crystal-clear glass, and you get this vase by Fringe Studio. It is equally beautiful on its own or filled with a simple arrangement of flowering branches.
An updated version of a vessel conceived during the 17th-century tulip craze, this tulipiere elegantly showcases individual blossoms.
Floating Flower Vase
Delicate blossoms are transformed into "stained glass" when placed in this vessel and suspended in a sunny window, or hung above the dining table for an eye-catching display that doesn't interfere with conversation.
"How on earth...?" will be the first question people ask when they see these columnar aluminum bud vases, designed by Shahar Peleg. The answer is in the magnetic base that can be placed under any tablecloth and holds the column upright as if by magic.
Oval Ikebana Vase
A single chrysanthemum and an artfully angled branch are all that's necessary in this Japanese flower-arranging classic, handcrafted in Maine from glazed ceramic.