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By Francesca Conlin | December 8, 2017 | Lifestyle
Let’s face it: figuring out what to get everyone on your holiday list is hard. With so many people and only so little time left, we’ve made it easy by rounding up some of our favorite holiday gifts that are sure to bring joy and spread cheer.
Deco Leaves Cheese Set with Knife, L’Objet ($375). Jung Lee, 25 W. 29th St., 212-257-5655
Equip the host or hostess extraordinaire with the right tools so they can continue to throw amazing soirees. This handcrafted stainless steel and 24K gold-plated accented serving tray and knife will do just the trick.
Port Decanter ($90). The White Company, 155 Fifth Ave., 646-741-8777
It’s not a true party without some wine. This hand-blown glass decanter lets the sommelier serve it up right. Proportionally shaped, it’ll help their favorite bottle breathe while looking great on every pour. It can even hold spirits, too.
Gift Box Pourover Edition ($87). birchcoffee.com
Help them brew their best cup yet with this sophisticated pourover kit. It features a brewer, elegant glass decanter, filters, plus a bag of this hip coffee brand’s outstanding Guatemalan beans.
X1 Anniversary 1935 Espresso & Coffee Machine ($595-$695). illy.com
The perfect luxury gift for the coffee aficionado on your list, this special anniversary edition of the X1 design that’s been sold for over 20 years is steeped in history and tradition but includes modern updates.
Eau de Parfum Edition 03 Incense ($165). goop.com
As relaxing as actually lighting incense, this natural fragrance is equal parts smoky and spicy with complex notes that blend together to create a delightfully simple everyday scent.
Cannabis Hand Wash + Votive Set ($35). malinandgoetz.com
They can fill their home and their bathroom with the aroma of the cult-favorite cannabis scent from the New York-based apothecary brand (MALIN + GOETZ). The candle and hand/body wash don’t just smell great, but their unique packaging looks great in any room, too.
Leather Eau de Parfum ($135). commodity.com
This unisex fragrance doesn’t actually use real leather to get its rich aroma, but one whiff will evoke the same scent of fine leather goods. Whoever you gift this perfume to will soon be addicted to its notes of leather accord, vetiver wood, and citrus.
The Trunk ($425). drunkelephant.com
The ultimate collection of products from this buzzy beauty brand will set them up for skincare success in 2018. From a serum to a mask, sunscreen, and eye cream too, it’s got everything your giftee needs to stock their medicine cabinet.
DANNIJO Favorites ($129). imageskincare.com
The best in jewelry and beauty come together with this pampering gift set hand-selected by DANNIJO founders, Danielle and Jodie Snyder. It includes IMAGE Skincare’s fan-favorite moisturizer, vitamin C serum, pure hyaluronic acid, and a silk sleep mask designed by the sister duo. They can treat themselves to at-home spa session all the time with these essentials.
BIY (Starting at $48 for 7 smoothies a week). blendityourself.com
Bring the juice shop to them with this easy, delicious, and nutritious subscription service from Juice Generation. All the blends are packed into a single cup and are made into either a smoothie or acai bowl—all they have to do is add liquid, hit blend, and go.
Medium Metro Tote ($215). mzwallace.com
Every great sweat session needs a great bag to hold everything in. This quilted nylon tote has pockets for any and all accessories your friend may need, plus a spacy interior for leggings and sneakers. Even better, it’s foldable, rollable, and durable so it won’t lose it’s shape no matter what. It also doubles as a great everyday tote or weekend away bag.
RealEats Meal Delivery Service (Starting at $60 per week for four meals). realeats.com
If you know someone who really doesn’t have the cooking skills they need to prepare a meal but doesn’t want to order takeout or eat out all the time, RealEats is the next best thing. The company’s chef-prepared meals can be made in six minutes or less with boiling water—that’s it! And they keep fresh for seven days, just in case.
Spice Box 5-Set With Blends ($134). La Boite, 724 Fifth Ave., 212-247-4407
Any meal can taste delicious with the right spices thrown into the mix. This set of five blends comes in custom-made wood boxes that can be mounted to the wall for easy access or attached to the refrigerator with built-in magnets so they’re always in reach.
The Bigger Carry-On ($245). awaytravel.com
For the person that’s always on the move, they need a first-class suitcase to help them pack it all in. This artfully designed carry-on in a limited edition color is roughly three inches bigger than your standard size, so it can fit more—the traveler you know will greatly appreciate this. Not just that, but it also features a pop-out laundry bag, wheels that move 360 degrees, and a built-in charger. Genius.
Black Overnight Bag ($410). Thedailyedited.com
When it’s just a quick weekend trip that takes them away, this leather overnight duffel bag will hold all of the essentials and look good doing it too. Add their initials for an extra special personal touch.
Velocity Black App ($2,400 per year with a one-time $900 activation fee). Velocity.black
This is not your typical concierge service. The Velocity Black app brings together technology and human expertise to curate experiences, including making travel reservations and booking restaurants, plus excursions once they get there. Whether they want to swim with whales or access private events, the app’s team of local experts will do it for them.
The Stick Umbrella ($65). weathermanumbrella.com
So they never leave home without their umbrella again, this meteorologist-developed one is bluetooth enabled. The accompanying app notifies them of the weather, so they won’t forget and they’ll always know where they left it last.
Gold Phantom ($2,990). devialet.com
They’ll hear their music like they’ve never heard it before with this speaker in a luxe gold color—perfect for the holidays. It eliminates all background noise, saturation, and distortion, taking listening to new heights.
Lexington Collection Shaving Set ($225). theartofshaving.com
No matter his level of grooming expertise, chances are his routine could use an upgrade. This amazing set will get him started. It features an advanced manual razor from the brand’s Lexington Collection that hugs the contours of the face plus a matching stand so it always has a home on his bathroom vanity.
Slumberland Robe ($498). sleepyjones.com
A cozy and stylish addition to his morning wardrobe, this wool and cotton blend robe is designed with a hood, belt tie, and deep pockets. The stripe pattern has vintage vibes but is also contemporary enough for the modern man. Don’t be surprised if he never wants to take it off.
The Yatesy Jacket ($1,095). nobis.com
With a highly breathable liner, two-way zipper, wind flap, removable hood ruff, side vents, and more, is there anything this jacket doesn’t have? Made with premium Canadian origin white duck down for warmth plus a breathable outer shell, it’ll help him embrace the great outdoors.
Alps Down Vest ($129.99). liveoutthere.com
Whether he’s climbing, hiking, camping, or just walking outside, this water-resistant jacket will keep him cool and dry even if his heart rate is high. Stretch panels maximize flexibility and comfort so he’ll never feel limited while zippered pockets keep every and anything secure and in its place. It’s an essential for all of his winter activities this season.
Alpine Crew Sweater ($225). aetherapparel.com
When it comes to staying warm on the trail, it’s all about layers. This super soft crew neck sweater is made with 100% Italian merino wool to add warmth. The best part? The colorblock design takes it from ski slopes to dinner seamlessly.
2018 W1 Agenda ($430). smythson.com
They probably have multiple meetings a day, numerous engagements after work, and a jam-packed weekend always. Gifting them this sleek daily planner will help them keep all their appointments organized and in one place so they never miss a beat. It’s the perfect addition to their desk with its cross-grain lambskin cover.
Fragrant Lavender Body Collection ($74). loccitane.com
With all that running around, a reward is in order. This gift set filled with lavender-scented treats like a foaming bath soak, perfume sachet, hand cream, hand wash, body milk, and bar soap—delivers moments of tranquility. It comes in a beautiful box ready to be gifted—no wrapping paper necessary.
Audreyette Small Couture Bag ($1,950). thaleblanc.com
Just as versatile as it is chic, this bag will impress any trendsetter. It can be worn a number of different ways—as a crossbody, a wristlet, or a shoulder bag. She’ll be amazed that you discovered this before her.
Baby Hoops in 20k Peach Gold with Diamonds ($1,500), Small Diamond Loops in 20k Peach Gold ($2,975), Large Diamond Loops in 20k Peach Gold ($3,975), and Small Snowdrop Drops in 20k Peach Gold with Diamonds ($1,550). Reinstein|Ross, 29 E 23rd St., 212-772-1901; 30 Gansevoort St., 212-226-4513
She can mix and match to create a new look everyday with these elegant hoops that can be worn together or alone. With small and large diamond loops plus drops that attach to beautiful diamond baby ones, this set will suit any occasion or mood.
Buddha Lips T#4 ($195). sachinandbabi.com
Flirty, trendy, and fun, just like her, this sequin- and tassel-adorned shirt goes beyond the essential white tee to add flair to any of the outfits in her extensive wardrobe.