The Ultimate 2018 Holiday Gift Guide For The Special People In Your Life

Welcome to our holiday gift guide, where you’ll find hundreds of great gifts ideas for everyone on your gift list. Below you’ll find the best of everything in fashion, beauty, technology, food and everything in-between!

So without further ado, here is your Ultimate Gift Guide for Christmas! It covers stocking stuffers, small budget gifts, gifts for the home, and ideas for pretty much everyone else in your life.

For The Fashion Lover

Lenoir

Lenoir is an experiential line offering a curated collection of supple Italian leather and ornate French lace intimates in elevated and unique silhouettes, making it a perfect and unique gift for that special woman in your life. Each piece is designed specifically to blur the lines of outer and underwear, offering women a fresh luxury experience to indulge in this holiday season. The collection includes bras, garters, underwear and a delicate lace blazer all ranging from $50 to $315, making Lenoir the perfect decadent and liberating gift.

Whether you’re looking for something small and elusive or bold and striking, let Lenoir be the gift that gives more than ordinary lingerie and inspires the wearer to indulge like never before.

Jack Erwin’s First Dress Belt

The Vestry belt is available for only $75 and seamlessly fits into any guy’s wardrobe. Available in brown and black the style can be paired effortlessly with any of your Jack Erwin shoes. The Vestry is the perfect accessory to elevate any look.

ELE Collection

Gift your loved one with a piece from the new ELE Collection, the handcrafted jewelry line by The Bushcamp Company which is inspired by the majestic elephants who march through the lodge annually. Each piece is tailor-made per the customer’s preference and available in 18-carat gold, sterling silver, and with various choices of ethically-sourced gem stones.

The ELE Collection is born out of a commitment to protect elephants and wildlife, while sustainably supporting local communities. Sale proceeds go to support Conservation South Luangwa’s award winning anti-poaching programs and The Bushcamp Company’s Commit to Clean Water project, an ambitious and extremely valuable ongoing mission that has already drilled over 85 boreholes in local villages and will continue to expand.

Peter Fingerless Gloves

Hand Knit in NYC from ultra luxe 12 ply Italian Cashmere. Provide a finishing touch with a basket weave pattern and thumb hole detail.

· Hand Knit

· 100% Italian cashmere

· Mid arm length with thumb hole

· Oversize basket weave pattern

Jetblack

Jetblack is a text-based personal shopping service which currently operates in NYC and parts of Brooklyn. Jetblack, which launched on May 31, is led by Rent the Runway’s visionary co-founder Jenny Fleiss, where she’s leading the charge as co-founder and CEO. The conversational commerce platform offers busy consumers the opportunity to text nearly any shopping request to the Jetblack team where experts will find the right products and have them delivered the same or next day for no additional cost.

The holiday season is the perfect time to showcase what the brand is all about. They recently hosted a Holiday Marketplace at Cadillac House where attendees were able to experience Jetblack’s top product gift recommendations for the holiday season.

PHILOSOPHY DI LORENZO SERAFINI

Cut from black chiffon, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini’s minidress is embellished with silver micro-studs. This romantic style is completed with self-ruffles and a white-lace-trimmed collar.

ALEVÌ MILANO

Constructed of black plush velvet and clear PVC, Alevì Milano’s Irina sandals feature wraparound ankle straps that fasten with lustrous satin ties. Finished with a leg-lengthening stiletto heel, this pair is the Milanese brand’s signature design.

SAINT LAURENT Uneven-Striped Velvet One-Button Sportcoat

Saint Laurent’s one-button sportcoat is constructed of black uneven-striped-textured velvet. This tactile style is completed with notch lapels.

GIVENCHY Leather-Trimmed Shearling Coat

Givenchy’s coat is crafted of black lamb shearling trimmed with tonal grained leather. Made in Italy, this warm style is cut with an oversized fit.

SAINT LAURENT Wyatt Suede Chelsea Boots

Saint Laurent’s grey suede Wyatt Chelsea boots are styled with a plain toe and a stacked heel and will make the special guy in your life quite happy.

VFILES

The fall capsule, available now features VFILES logo all over prints, graphic taping, and striped rib detailing. The prices range from $50-$185. A holiday edition VFILES hoodie, knitted bodysuit, also dropped in store and online and features an icey logo with crystal detailing. Those pieces range in price from $60-$100. All pieces are available now on VFILES.com and at our store located on 12 Mercer St in Soho.

Golden Presence Aromatherapy Necklace

Golden Presence Aromatherapy Necklace will warm your lady’s heart without hurting your wallet. More than just an elegant fashion accessory, the 14k gold-plated and sterling silver piece can be filled with her diffuser blend of choice, so she can breathe in beneficial essential oils wherever she goes. She’ll be touched you’re thinking of her well-being and cherish Golden Presence for years.

Destination Hotels x The Tie Bar Capsule Collections

Destination Hotels, a distinctive and diverse collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels and resorts across North America, is proud to announce its new partnership with popular men’s fashion brand, The Tie Bar. Known for premium yet attainable style, The Tie Bar is offering a variety of select items for purchase at six Destination Hotels throughout the country. From ties and bow ties to pocket squares, belts and socks, each of the properties are offering its own set of specially curated colors, materials and patterns, inspired by the destination.

A custom tie and bow tie, designed exclusively for the Destination Hotels brand, are also available at participating properties. Additionally, guests who book a wedding at a Destination Hotels property are able to receive personalized consultations with The Tie Bar wedding concierge. Individual items and collections will be available for purchase at select Destination Hotels. Items range from $8-$35.

Perfect Stocking Stuffer

Nest Bedding Luxury Sleep Masks

Limited Edition for the holidays, this sleep mask is hand made in California, made from soft fluffy materials, and rests comfortably on your face. It is reversible, and lined with silk. Picture a soft cloud resting on your face while choirs of angels sing your favorite lullabies. Yeah, it’s that soft. (Machine wash on cold, air dry.)

Gymwrap

Nicole Ari Parker created her headband Gymwrap (which is now sold online and at Walmart and target) in her own kitchen after learning that 70% of women (in particular women of color) do NOT work out because they don’t want to ruin their hair. They are literally choosing hair over health and Nicole knew there had to be a solution, and she created this triple wick product.

Root 7 Geo Glasses

Inspired by modern terrariums with beautifully metallic-styled edges, The Root 7 Geo Glasses will go perfect with any tableware. The thick hand-blown glass gives that weighty and sturdy feel, so if a romantic valentines meal isn’t for you, try them out for a breezy and charming picnic. The lip has been crafted to ensure a satisfying drinking experience and look best when filled with your other half’s favorite spirit or cocktail as well as being suitable for everyday use at home.

The Root 7 Geo Glasses are more than the good-looking glassware they perceive to be, stackable and gorgeous, they can also be used to display your favorite succulent. The Root 7 Geo Glasses are available in black or gold and range from $18-$40

The Root7 G & Tea Set

The Root 7 G & Tea set is a fun, stylish and uber-unique way to mix and serve a cocktail for two. With a spectacularly chic design it’s ideal for master mixologists and fashionistas. The set is made of high-quality rainbow tinted borosilicate glass with a shimmering gold pattern, which enhances and table setting and balances beautifully with your lighting.

The teapot comes with a filter basket keeping fruity lumps and pips out of the tea cups. If gin isn’t your cup of tea, then it can be used with real tea, so little fingers up and drink in class. It’s also perfect for any other cocktail and certain to be the centerpiece of any gathering.

Pint-O-Wine Glass

Bring a little more class to the establishment with this awesome Pint-O-Wine Glass from Hoot! Downing a pint has never looked so classy. If your day has been a particularly challenging one and all you need is a gallon of something a little stronger than a cup of tea we have the answer.

There is no need to keep up the polite alcohol measures, whether you fancy a pint of beer, a pint of wine or a pint of gin it is now more than possible with an additional touch of elegance, all contained in this rather stylish stemmed pint glass. I think you’d agree it’s a definite upgrade on the humble pint glass.

SunDust

SunDust is an instant mineral bronzing powder that also provides a long lasting self tan. The finely milled mineral infused powder delivers an instant, even, smooth glow to the face as well as a natural looking self tan over time. The powder is contained in an innovative, all in one brush for easy, even application with no mess. The bronzed effect suits all skin tones creates a beautiful, sun kissed glow to the face.

Cap+ Clinical Hair Therapy Bundle

Capillus introduced the line of Cap+ Clinical Hair Therapy Products to complement the laser products for hair regrowth. Their clinical hair therapy products use the best ingredients that together gently cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize hair for overall scalp health.

SoundCloud Creator Subscription

Give the ultimate gift for the music creator in your life with a SoundCloud creator subscription this holiday season!

With a catalog of 190M+ tracks and an incredible community, SoundCloud is the first place creators go to share what’s new, now and next in music culture. For musicians, DJs, podcasters and all audio creators, the SoundCloud Pro creator subscription gives creators the tools and resources to grow their careers, including social and analytic capabilities to build an audience, and ways to engage with fans and collaborators.

Specific features include the ability to see who top listeners are, pin tracks or playlists to the top of profiles, replace tracks, go on quiet mode to turn off public stats and comments, and more.

And to sweeten the deal, eligible Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers can now get paid for streams of their original songs with SoundCloud Premier, the recently expanded direct monetization program.

For the next big thing in music, give the gift of SoundCloud Pro!

· 2 price/tier options:

· $72/year for SoundCloud Pro

· $144/year for SoundCloud Pro Unlimited — for the ability to upload unlimited tracks and get advanced data

The gift is a virtual present that comes with an activation link that you can simply send with a personal message.

Montblanc MRED Fountain Pen

Write seamlessly with the limited-edition (Montblanc M)RED Fountain Pen. The beautiful red pen gives you the energy to sign important documents and take notes with confidence. In partnership with Marc Newson, every item purchased from the (Montblanc M)RED writing instrument collection will contribute to Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs, so you can fulfil your charitable goals this holiday.

Big Hug Lap Blanket

because love was created when founder Arona Martin’s best friend was diagnosed with cancer. The Big Hug Lap Blanket ($54.00) is a thoughtful and customizable gift that provides the perfect love language for the recipient. The warm and cozy blanket includes customizable soft message tags, with decorative jewel and grommet closures, that allow the gift giver to personalize the blanket with uplifting messages.

Though this product was designed with the cancer patient in mind, the Big Hug has a wide range of applications. From personalized memories for your Grandmother to enjoy, to messages of support and wedding advice for the newly married couple, Big Hug warms not only the body, but also the soul.

The Dreaming Tree Wines Cork Speaker Gift Set

The first gift set of its kind, The Dreaming Tree Wines Cork Speaker is a limited-edition wine cork that also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, using the bottle to amplify sound, bringing your favorite music to life while simultaneously keeping your favorite wine flavorful! The perfect gift for music and wine lovers alike, The Dreaming Tree Wines Cork Speaker will be sold alongside a bottle of fan-favorite, award-winning Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend, aptly named after the DMB hit, for an affordable $35.00.

Assouline Introduces — Rolex: The Impossible Collection

For more than a century, Rolex stands apart as the most coveted and most legendary brand of watches in the world. A Rolex connotes many things: the quintessence of the luxury timepiece, a tool of power for movers and shakers, the symbol of passage into adulthood. New labels pop up, styles come and go, but the brand at the top never changes. Ever the record setter — the Daytona that had belonged to Paul Newman was auctioned by Phillips in New York in October 2017 for $17.8 million — it comes as no surprise that Rolex is the most collected watch label in the world.

Assouline Legends Collection, New York by New York

Part of the Assouline Legends Collection, New York by New York is Martine Assouline’s tribute to the New York she loves. The book explores NY, an intoxicating, all-inclusive journey, through this inimitable ethos: chronologically, from the Harlem Renaissance and the speakeasies of the Jazz Age, to the golden age of Broadway and the explosion of the Pop Art scene, to the advertising firms of Mad Men fame and Studio 54, up to the present day; and spatially, outward to the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

With iconic images of leading photographers from Edward Steichen to Peter Lindbergh, together with texts and quotes from top writers including E.B. White, Edith Wharton, Tom Wolfe and foreward by Jay Mcinerney. The book is available for $250.

Sell It Like Serhant

Whether you are selling a brownstone or a hot tub, golf balls or life insurance, Serhant shares the secrets behind how to close more deals than anyone else, expand your business, and keep clients coming back to you.

Sell It Like Serhant ($28) is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. Ryan also narrates the book — available on Audible.

Clean Complexion Gift Set

The clean complexion set features a comprehensive range of natural products to calm, balance and clean the skin. The foaming facial wash removes dirt, excess oil and makeup without any harsh chemicals. It pairs perfectly with our moisturizer for a healthy upgrade to any daily skin care routine. They’ve also included some of our favorite go-to skin care products like our alcohol-free witch hazel, a mild toner that offers relief to chapped, irritated skin, balances oils and treats acne.

The therapeutic grade argan oil is also included, which reduces chronic inflammation, calms acne and eczema, heals scars and improves overall softness and appearance of the skin. The collection is complete with our luxurious, ultra-thick and soft organic Turkish cotton towel. Cost: $30 (annual membership fee of $59)

Chic & Tonic

Hosting a holiday party? Raise a toast with the Diamond Glass Set ($34), Stemless Champagne Flutes ($28) or Stemless Wine Tumblers ($60).

Attending a holiday party? Carry your adult beverage in the Round Canteen ($28) or Gold Bangle Flask ($28) to raise spirits on-the-go!

Boy Smells Scented Candles

Boy Smells candles are a proprietary blend of beeswax and coconut oil; beautiful and rich–burning. Each scent has been developed to have its own unique expression; notes plucked from a personal catalog of olfactory memories, then evolved and re–expressed in a modern context. Both familiar and unexpected.

For The Kids

WWII Monopoly

Honor the brave men and women who faced the global spread of tyranny when you play America’s World War II: We’re All In This Together, a World War II Edition of America’s favorite game, MONOPOLY ™!

Wheel and deal World War II events such as Pearl Harbor, D-Day Normandy and Battle of the Bulge in an effort to own these momentous pieces of history. Build support and rally the troops as you establish Camps and Headquarters on your way to victory!

Hess Toy Truck

This year’s brand new truck, the 2018 Hess RV with ATV and Motorbike is a 3-in-1 combo and is perfect for kids this Christmas. Complete with its very own STEM Curriculum Guide, the new Hess Toy Truck offers families an educational and fun gift for kids of all ages.

Committed to helping prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow, HESS STEM engages them in practical experiences that demonstrate how these concepts apply in the real world. Activities in the 2018 guide explore practical transportation issues, such as fuel efficiency, potential and kinetic energy for producing motion, and motorsports.

Silly Monkeys

Author, passionate financial education campaigner and father of two, Rob Gardner, has invented a brand new card game which aims to do just that. Silly Monkeys teaches four to seven year old critical concepts about money that the creator believes will give them the best chance at being financially secure in the future.

For The Foodie

Intrepid Travel

The most satisfying way to get to know a place is through its food. For the food lover in your life, Intrepid Travel offers more than 30 culinary-themed adventures in destinations around the world, like Taiwan and Mexico.

This year, put down the cookbooks and give your loved one an experience they’ll never forget, like eating spice-infused tajine with a Berber community in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, or sipping on borscht cooked by a local “mama” in Russia. For more information on Intrepid Travel’s Food tours, visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/us/theme/food.

THE IMMIGRANT COOKBOOK

Made by The Little Market. Serve up something special this holiday season. This special cookbook features recipes from 80 famous immigrant chefs from all over the world. It’s a culinary celebration of the diverse American culture with beautiful imagery and recipes for appetizers, entrees, and more. Each purchase supports the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project.

FIT MEN COOK by Kevin Curry

Frustrated by your current “fad” diet? Looking for easy-to-make, healthy meals that actually taste good? Ditch your #StruggleMeals and look no further.

From Instagram star and creator of the #1 bestselling food and drink app in the App Store, Kevin Curry, comes his long-awaited cookbook: FIT MEN COOK: 100+ Meal Prep Recipes for Men and Women — Always #HealthyAF, Never Boring, the perfect guide to mouthwatering meal prep, all through the lens of Kevin’s own wellness story.

Mom in the Mail

Mom in the Mail is a mail order cookie business that was started by award-winning baker Sharon Graves when her oldest child went to college! She wanted to send him a bit of home to brighten his day with the hope that he would call or email so that she didn’t have to call or email him and cramp his style in school, so she sent a box of homemade cookies and it worked every time to put a smile on his face and remind him of home! Her friends asked if she could send them to their kids and a small business was born.

She sends a dozen treats in a variety of flavors for $45, which includes USPS Priority Mail Shipping. Every festive box comes with their trademark DIY Thank You Card (a Mad Libs like addressed and stamped post card, so there is no excuse not to send it), and a personalized note form the sender! The boxes are sold online. Flavors include cult favorite Classic Chocolate Chip with Sea Salt, Toffee Bars, Kitchen Sink Cookies, Cookies & Cream Cookies, Fireside Blondies and Mint Chocolate Crinkles, Winter-Spiced Snickerdoodles, Maple Pecan Bars, Apple Cider Molasses. Gluten-Free varieties, too.

Instacart

Instacart serves as the perfect gift for anyone in your life, including:

  • The mom on the go
  • The family of five who makes multiple grocery trips each week
  • The couple that loves to travel
  • The busy college student
  • The picky eater

With deliveries available in as fast as an hour, Instacart brings groceries to your door with the click of a button, and even offers digital coupons/sales for added value. In addition to gift cards, Instacart’s Express membership is available for only $99/year, which provides free delivery on all orders of $35 or more.

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure

The novel is perfect for travel and food lovers this holiday season! In this story, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy with his travel-writer fiancée for what is to be a year abroad and an opportunity to get his life together. When the relationship collapses, the main character is left with very little, except a certainty that he wants to stay in Italy forever. What follows is a wine-soaked, food-filled, travel-laden adventure about one man’s quest for an antiquated existence in the modern world.

Portillo’s

Portillo’s has been a fixture of the Chicago’s food scene since the first restaurant opened in 1963. Packed for going long distances but preserving that Chicago taste, the 365 Monthly Subscription Service offers Portillo’s fans a taste of the Windy City (minus the flight), with monthly deliveries of some of the best Portillo’s menu items.

Portillo’s ships anywhere in the United States, with subscribers receiving deliveries of the most popular food items: Italian Beef sandwiches, Chicago-style hot dogs, exclusive Lemon Cake, Portillo’s famous Chocolate Cake, Maxwell St. Polish, and Tamales. Portillo’s also offers smaller scale food kits with a variety of Chicago classics.

Pura Still

Pura Still has launched the first-ever spiked still water aligning with the everyday lifestyle. The nationally launched FIFCO USA beverage boasts a splash of coconut water, hint of natural fruit flavor and zero carbonation, setting it far apart from competitors. Pura Still will be available in six packs with one of three new flavors: Blackberry, Mango and Mandarin Orange.

For The Traveler

Getaway

Getaway is a modern tiny cabin experience that has established quite the following on the East Coast with plans to expand its Outposts west bringing its modern yet minimal approach to the West Coast. Getaway is geared towards busy executives and professionals which takes guests off the grid a mere 2 hours away from the hustle and grind of the major metro cities like Boston, DC, New York, and soon Los Angeles.

A Getaway gift card to one of Getaway’s Outposts is the perfect holiday gift for the overworked executive, colleague, or boss who needs a relaxing and quiet vacation that requires no planning and is spent doing nothing.

Indonesia’s Cultural and Natural Highlights By Private Jet and Yacht

A perfect gift for those that have it all, Remote Lands offers travelers the ultimate adventure and relaxation vacation. This one-of-a-kind 10-day tour through Indonesia takes travelers to each destination in style by private jet and yacht. With a mix of island relaxation, jungle adventure and cultural exploration, the journey is sure to satisfy all types of luxury travelers.

Highlights include exploring Borobudur, a renowned Buddhist temple complex and a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the ninth century; witnessing exotic orangutans deep in the jungles of Camp Leakey; snorkeling and diving in the island paradise of Makassar; and participating in traditional Indonesian rituals in the ancient village of Kete Kesu.

Guests will also have the opportunity to embark on an elegant private charter ship for a four-day private cruise to Komodo Island to see the famous Komodo dragon in its natural habitat. Pricing for this itinerary starts at $121,200 per person.

A Jubilee Wanderlist Across Asia

Embark on this 13-day adventure of a lifetime across Asia including Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Singapore and Bawah Island. The ultimate luxe gift, guests will travel by long-tail boat, helicopter, jetfoil, seaplane, and more while discovering some of the world’s more awe-inspiring locations. Beginning in Hong Kong, travelers will take in the iconic sights while sampling street foods and fine-dining restaurants before moving on to Macao where they will learn the country’s Portuguese history and revel in the casino glamour.

The itinerary continues in Thailand where groups will care for elephants at sanctuaries in the jungles of Chiang Mai, take over an entire 4-acre luxury private villa in the misty Mae Rim valley and more. The itinerary also stops in Singapore where guests will admire the city’s skyline from the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands before ending the trip with a retreat to Bawah Island, a brand-new island paradise destination. Pricing for this itinerary starts at $19,000 per person.

Peregrine Adventures

Intrepid Group’s premium brand Peregrine Adventures offers small-group tours in more than 80 countries, making it easy to give the spirit of adventure to the experienced traveler in your life, whose back-packing days may be done, but they still crave adventure. This year, send them on a leisure cruise around the secluded archipelago of Thailand’s west coast on an intimate small-ship adventure cruise, gift them a wine tour through Georgia, and more. To give a once-in-a-lifetime adventure — to add to the many they’ve already had — visit www.peregrineadventures.com.

Manor Vail Lodge, A Destination Hotel (Vail, CO)

Manor Vail Lodge is situated conveniently at the base of Vail mountain. It is one of Vail’s original and iconic properties and is situated in a peaceful, yet convenient location. The Manor Vail Lodge offers a huge assortment of amenities along with some seasonal offers.

· Ski Butler: guests can pre-reserve their equipment and in-room boot fitting directly with Ski Butlers. Once on-property and fitted, guests will pick-up their rental skis/boards outside the lobby the following day for easy transport to the slopes. Call to reserve at: 970 845–2268

· Ski lovers will value Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak base area facilities with Chair 6: Riva Bahn — one of the fastest ways to get to the Back Bowls.

· Parents can teach their children the love of the sport at the Children’s Ski School.

· A convenient free in-town shuttle service is also available.

The Gant, A Destination Hotel (Aspen, CO)

The Gant is located at the base of Aspen Mountain in downtown Aspen of which guests will find the finest skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling available. Each of the resort’s 120 condo rentals offer convenient access to Aspen, signature Gant Van service, and easy access to the slopes.

· The Gant offers world-class skiing with guests’ choice of four mountains spread over 5,000 acres for the price of one lift ticket.

· The Gant was the first property in Aspen to offer a Ski Butler service, providing guests with in-room ski and snowboard rental convenience. Guests can now pre-reserve their equipment and in-room boot fitting directly with Ski Butlers. Once on-property and fitted, guests will pick-up their rental skis/boards outside the lobby the following day for easy transport to the slopes.

· Guests can also use the concierge assistance, the bell staff, child care, grocery and liquor delivery, and the complimentary Aspen Airport transfers and on demand in-town shuttle service via The Gant van.

Boca Raton Resort & Club

Boca Raton Resort & Club is ready to dazzle guests with unparalleled experiences and packages throughout the holiday season. New resort-wide offerings, wellness programs, family fun, holiday celebrations, and more, ensure the Resort is in full swing and an exceptional destination for a winter retreat. With the Christmas Tree already shining bright and the Menorah days away from being lit, guests can participate in additional winter programming such as the below:

  • Boat Parade & Fireworks (Saturday, December 22) — Guests can enjoy an unparalleled view of a magical parade of lighted boats while dining lakeside by the Tower Pool with music provided by a live DJ. There will be cocktails for adults and activities for kids.
  • Grand Christmas Buffet (Tuesday, December 25) — The Grand Ballroom comes alive with the warmth of the season and a sparkling display of the Resort’s finest chefs. The Holiday Craft corner will add to the “Grand” enjoyment, with festive face-painting, balloon artists, holiday ceramics painting and more jolly fun with the team from Camp Boca. Festivities will be complimented by live music from a featured band.

NIZUC Resort & Spa

Who wouldn’t want to ring in the New Year in a tropical paradise at one of Cancun’s most luxurious resorts? NIZUC Resort & Spa will be hosting an incredible New Year’s Eve bash under the stars that is perfect for guests looking to celebrate with that special someone, friends or family.

This year, guests will say goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019 with an exclusive dinner on NIZUC beach, complete with live cooking stations led by Executive Chef Sylvain Desbois and his team from the resort’s top restaurants. Revelers will enjoy a variety of drinks and NIZUC margaritas as they dance the night away to live band and DJ performances. To cap off the evening, guests will receive party favors and a champagne toast at midnight to kick off a round of captivating fireworks.

Tickets are available for $350 for adults and $150 for kids age 5–11 years old. More information surrounding the party can be found on NIZUC’s website here.

Hotel 50 Bowery

Location Location Location: Hotel 50 Bowery in Chinatown is perfect for exploring your own city. The property is on the oldest thoroughfare in Manhattan and guests have easy access to explore some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods, including SoHo, Little Italy, the Lower East Side and Brooklyn.

· Winter Sips at The Crown, Bites at Rice & Gold or Party at Concept: Located on the 21st floor, The Crown is Hotel 50 Bowery’s rooftop bar & lounge (indoor and outdoor spaces) with sweeping views of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and even the far off silhouettes of Queens and New Jersey. The first floor has signature restaurant, Rice and Gold and Concept is the after-hours lounge — all three options draw influence from and reflect the dynamic and culturally-rich Chinatown neighborhood.

· Cultural Immersion and ART!: Hotel 50 Bowery celebrates Chinatown’s diverse culture with an in-house art collection curated by Exhibition A and on-site gallery run by the Museum of Chinese in America.

Cachet Boutique NYC

With its world-renowned department stores, boutique shops, high-fashion and outlet centers, New York City has a well-deserved reputation as one of the world’s great shopping destinations. From trendy to practical and whimsical to essential, check-in to Cachet Boutique NYC Hotel for a complete holiday shopping experience. Guests will receive a special “Shopper’s Package” rate, making where to stay during the season of spending easy.

With a complete guide for things to do, the property has created a complimentary list of personal favorites from the locals perspective in the metro area including iconic stores and must-visits restaurants to get away from the cold where you can get in the holiday spirit, give the gift of shopping or check everyone on your list for this holiday season. Rates start at $145/night, valid through the holiday season.

Shopper’s Package includes:

  • Accommodations in a room or suite
  • Breakfast for two
  • Complete shopper’s guide of NYC neighborhoods compliment of Cachet Boutique NYC

Kimpton Muse Hotel

Kimpton Muse Hotel is nestled in the heart of New York City and just steps away from world-famous shopping, sightseeing, museums, theaters, and nightlife including Broadway, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Fifth Avenue. The hotel has 181 guestrooms and 19 suites offering modern, comfy and spacious accommodations.

Located adjacent to the lobby is NIOS, a hideout for both locals and guests serving classic American-fusion cuisine, celebrated cocktails, and an extensive wine list.

Kimpton Hotel Eventi

Kimpton Hotel Eventi opened in June 2010 as the first luxury hotel in Manhattan’s Chelsea district, and is the premier hotel of choice for leisure travelers. Residing on the entire block of Avenue of the Americas between 29th and 30th Streets, Eventi is conveniently located whether guests are traveling within or outside the city.

All inside a modern skyrise with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views, Kimpton Hotel Eventi features an eclectic-chic “living room” lobby, curated art collection, technology touches everywhere and two restaurants run by Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel, L’Amico and The Vine. The hotel features 292 guest rooms and 53 suites.

WinterFest at The Resort at Paws Up

Come for a romantic Valentine’s Day, then stay for the coolest culinary event on earth at, The Resort at Paws Up, a one-of-a-kind ranch resort in Western Montana delivering incomparable luxury, unspoiled wilderness, exhilarating adventure, and memories to last a lifetime. Guests will dine on delectable bites through Presidents’ Day with WinterFest ’19, featuring independent winemakers like Melville Winery ,visionary chefs from Los Angeles and Santa Barbara like 2017 Top Chef Winner Brooke Williamson, Chef Budi Kazali of The Gathering Table (named Best Restaurant in Santa Barbara by Zagat), and truffles courtesy of master chocolatier Jessica Foster. Guests will experience three and a half days of intimate cooking classes and demonstrations; wine, beer and spirits tastings; live entertainment and, of course, gourmet, winter-themed feasts — complete with thoughtful wine pairings — created by the award-winning guest chefs as well as Paws Up’s own executive chef Sunny Jin, an alum of Napa Valley’s French Laundry, Catalonia’s El Bulli, and Australia’s Tetsuya’s . Wilderness adventures are also on the menu. Finally, the California coast meets the foothills of Montana.

Price: Rates starting from $768.00 per person per night based on 2 adults and 2 children in a Meadow Home. (Rate does not include taxes and fees.) Rate includes:

  • All daily meals, nonalcoholic beverages and a selection of beer, red and white wine and well liquors
  • Activity credit of $200 per person per day
  • Cooking demos
  • Food and wine expo
  • Five-course dinners
  • Live entertainment

The BIG Holiday Package at Arlo Hotels

This holiday season, knock out some serious shopping and see New York City with all the wonder of twelve-year-old Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) in the nostalgic, classic film, “Big.” In honor of the movie’s 30th anniversary, Arlo Hotels is offering “The BIG Holiday Package,” valid Dec. 1 through Dec. 31. The package includes a $500 shopping spree, a driver to take you shopping all throughout Manhattan for the day, and a personalized Chef’s dinner for up to 4 guests in the hotels’ “ice huts.”

To make it really big, the hotels are drawing inspiration from one of the more famous scenes in the movie with Tom Hanks plays “Chopsticks” and “Heart & Soul” on the mega piano in the famous NYC toy store; guests will have access to an actual oversize piano, exactly like the movie, with a photographer on call to make it a fun family or friends photo shoot! Rates starting at $3,600.

For The Home

Spartan Mattress

Brooklyn Bedding has launched the Spartan, the perfect mattress for anyone who needs cooling and active recovery as they sleep.

A few key call outs on the NEW Spartan by Brooklyn Bedding:

· Utilizes Nanobionic® technology, registered with the FDA, to transform your body’s heat into waves of energy to enhance faster recover and promote quality of sleep

· Features TitanCool™, which maintains body temperature at an ideal 88 degrees

· Helps you reset and rejuvenate quicker by harnessing and recycling the body’s natural energy throughout the sleep cycle

· Three firmness levels, 120-night risk free trial, delivered in a box and Made in the USA

The Spartan retails at BrooklynBedding.com between $1399 for a twin — $2399 for a California King, and is delivered to your doorstep in a box.

The NIGHT Pillow

Wake up feeling like a boss. The NIGHT Pillow™ youth-boosting sleep product maximizes the little time you have for shut-eye by combining unparalleled comfort for every sleep position with hair and skin benefits. The signature midnight black color of the pillowcase negates light, acting like a built-in sleep mask and allowing you to catch some deeper z’s. The tonal stripe border adds a little extra touch of elegance to the NIGHT Pillow.

KRUPS Digital Air Fryer

The KRUPS Digital Air Fryer has an XL capacity of 4.2Qt and features a stainless steel digital sleek design. With 8 preset cooking functions, it’ll be sure to make your holiday entertaining a lot easier this year. Additionally, the 3D pulse technology allows for healthy frying using little to no oil.

KRUPS Smokeless Indoor Grill

Indoor grilling is made easy with the new stainless steel digital smokeless indoor grill that has dual temperature zones for cooking more than 1 type of food at once. The large drip tray gathers excess oil and grease away from heat for minimal smoke. Additional features include: non-stick grill dishwasher safe plates, 175°F to 475°F temperature range, and a convenient cord wrap.

Lagostina Giada 4 Qt. Dutch Oven

Available at Crate & Barrel, Macy’s and Amazon.com

The Lagostina Giada 4 Qt. Dutch Oven cooks as beautifully as it presents on the table, featuring a premium polished stainless steel vessel and a hammered copper lid. The premium stainless steel cooking surface maintains the purity of food’s flavor, so you can savor every bite. The hammered lid is bi-ply copper, providing a tight seal to retain moisture, heat and nutrients. and broiler safe up to 500°F, the Giada 4 Qt. Dutch Oven can accommodate generous portions of risotto, soup, up to four chicken breasts and a 4 lb. chuck roast, making it the perfect one-pot meal companion for families.

  • Thick, tri-ply copper base for superior heat conduction, allowing you to sauté, braise, slow cook, roast and more
  • Stay-cool riveted stainless steel handles — built for comfort and stability
  • Flared edges for drip-free pouring

All-Clad D3 Compact

Ideally suited to cooks of all skill levels, the Tri-Ply Stainless-Steel Compact cookware pairs classic style with modern practicality. With flared edges that ensure accurate, drip-free pouring, these pieces feature stainless-steel handles that are ergonomically designed for comfort. This set includes all the essential pots and pans home chefs need to create a variety of delicious dishes.

Grey Goose La Fontaine

Inspired by the absinthe fountains of yore that have recently made their way across the Atlantic to trendy bars throughout the US, Grey Goose La Fontaine simultaneously serves up three perfectly prepped martinis to keep holiday festivities flowing. Crafting an impeccable martini has long eluded even the savviest hosts, but La Fontaine’s simple design manages to eliminate any method-based conundrums, such as the question of “shaken vs. stirred.” Cocktail enthusiasts can simply pour all ingredients into La Fontaine’s impressive glass orb and stir.

The liquid then flows through three different faucets, creating a trio of perfectly mixed martinis. As the ever-changing cocktail landscape returns to favor simple, no-frills drinks, La Fontaine is sure to be an unforgettable centerpiece for any spirited gathering during the holidays. Link to purchase here: La Fontaine.

T-fal HeatMaster Triangle Pan

Just when you thought cookware was bland and boring, the inventor of non-stick, T-fal, just changed the game and launched the first ever TRIANGLE-SHAPED fry pan!

The NEW T-fal HeatMaster 4 Qt. Triangle Pan is the fry pan you never knew you needed. Here’s why:

· Easy pouring spout makes pouring and cleanup a cinch

· Deep shape is ideal for any recipe and creates a delicious crust on any one-pot meal

Truly “masters heat” with its 3-part HeatMaster Technology:

Sapphire-infused non-stick coating for the ultimate durability

Thermo-Spot technology indicates when the pan is preheated

Stainless-steel induction base cooks your meal evenly and consistently

Braun MultiQuick MQ9037 Hand Blender — Quiet Mark Certified

The revolutionary MultiQuick9 Hand Blender turns the toughest ingredients into the most delicious creations. The world’s first ACTIVEBlade technology incorporates a flexible shaft that moves the blade up and down. The result is a 250% more active cutting surface to work with, which produces 2 times finer blending. The patented POWERBell Plus features an extra milling blade to blend large pieces of food more easily.

And Braun’s SmartSpeed technology lets you intuitively adjust blending power without stopping. With multiple attachments, including a blending wand, a whisk, a masher, a beaker and a 2-cup mini chopper,. The 700-watt MQ9 Handblender is the game-changing kitchen appliance that lets you effortlessly tackle the most challenging jobs.

HUROM H-AA Slow Juicer

With HUROM’s patented Slow Squeeze Technology that mimics the motion of hand squeezing, the HUROM H-AA Slow Juicer features a near-silent motor and can create everything from juices and smoothies, to nut milks, soups and even healthy ice cream straight from the chamber.

The Uuni 3

The Uuni 3 is priced at just $299, and is the perfect gift for the backyard gourmet. The Uuni 3 heats up to 932F in 10 minutes (yes, you read that right!), cooking delicious 13" pizzas in just 60 seconds. Each unit comes with a wood pellet burner, cordierite stone baking board and pizza peel. This model is also compatible with the brands gas burner add-on for an additional cooking option.

PianoPiano

What better way to celebrate the veteran or junior pianist in your life by gifting them a noise cancelling piano that they can play all night long? Dubbed “The Apartment Piano” for its silent system, PianoPiano’s Avery Bond piano is perfect for New York apartments as it doesn’t disturb neighbors, and not to mention — it’s easier to carry up flights of stairs without front legs. The piano also comes in a variety of colors, including ebony, mahogany, and white, which can be incorporated seamlessly into any home.

As an exclusive holiday offer, the cost to rent the piano is $499.00. Pricing includes delivery, pick up and one in-home tuning, with the ability to continue to rent for $130.00 per month. During December only, any piano rental can be returned within 30 days of delivery with no further obligation. This offer is available by calling PianoPiano directly at: 212–586–9057

WÜSTHOF CLASSIC IKON 7-Piece Knife Block Set

The perfect family of WÜSTHOF blades that include a 3 1/2" paring knife, 6" utility knife, 8" chef’s knife, 8" bread knife, 9" honing steel, pull-apart shears, and a 15-slot storage block.

For The Charitable One

Global Gifts

This year, gift your loved ones with the opportunity to contribute to world causes they’re most passionate about, through The Intrepid Foundation’s Global Gifts initiative.

This year, you can choose to donate to various organizations having a positive impact around the world. Give the gift of access to education for females in Morocco, the gift of opportunity for Syrian refugees, the gift of elephant protection in Sri Lanka, and more. What’s even better, The Intrepid Foundation will match all Global Gift donations dollar-for-dollar. For more information, visit https://globalgifts.theintrepidfoundation.org/.

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give

“Successful Philanthropy” by Jean Shafiroff is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, “Successful Philanthropy” offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world.

GIGI GORGEOUS

Gigi has recently collaborated with CRUSHXO and Keep A Breast to create her very own demi-matte lip shade in honor of her mother who she lost to breast cancer as a teenager. The lipstick is named after her mother, Judy, whose courageous battle with cancer inspired Gigi to partner with CRUSHXO and KAB to continue her legacy.

A percentage of the sales for the product go towards CRUSHCANCERXO to raise awareness and further education on the importance of early detection. More information on Gigi’s partnership as a CRUSHXO ambassador and JUDY can be found here.