The Ultimate 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, neighbor gifts, and ideas for pretty much every one else in your life.
For The Fashion Lover
Gucci’s Soko ankle boots are constructed of silver glitter-covered fabric. Showcasing a chunky heel, these eccentric platforms are punctuated with an antiqued brasstone metal and glass pearl bee, a symbol first shown by the Italian house in the 1970s. They make the perfect gift for the fashionista in your life and they are exclusively at Barneys New York.
Bedtime can’t come soon enough when there’s a pair of these heavenly bed socks waiting to keep off the chill. Made for you by the experts at Johnstons of Elgin in Scotland, these exquisitely soft socks are a real treat for your feet. Cashmere bed socks are the perfect present, which the White Company can gift box and deliver with a personal message from you.
Mercado Global is a social enterprise with an innovative approach to fighting poverty and empowering women in rural Guatemala. By providing business development support and connecting artisan cooperatives to sales opportunities in the U.S., Europe & Asia on an unprecedented scale, Mercado Global is helping its partner artisans to be a source of change in global sourcing practices. This clutch features leather wristlet, piping, and base panel.
4. Milagros Earrings
Baguette, round, and marquise cut diamonds shimmer in these fantastic Art Deco reproduction earrings crafted in platinum (approx. 4.54 total carat weight). These beautiful earrings from Brilliant Earth are sure to make her shine and sparkle this Holiday season!
Triple F.A.T. Goose produces luxurious down outerwear with chic, flattering silhouettes for men, women, and children. With advanced features such as nanotechnology infused fabrications, premium coyote fur ruffs, and high grade zippers, they have produced some of the warmest jackets out there at nearly half the price of their competitors, perfect for a holiday gift.
We all know a guy friend, work husband, or 3rd cousin twice removed, who could use a little help in the smart dressing department, especially at this time of year.
Enter UNTUCKit, the apparel brand known for their signature men’s shirt designed specifically worn to be untucked. And henceforth known as the perfect gift for when you’re sick of bemoaning your boyfriend’s/brother’s/Dad’s/Uncle’s disheveled appearance. (Bonus points for bestowing a shirt from the Performance line, all made with moisture wicking fabric ideal for life’s sweaty moments, like meeting a significant other’s parents for the first time…)
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The Gramercy Coat is a robe style sweater coat with pockets, seam detail and belt closure. Made with peruvian wool but also light enough to layer with a sweater. Perfect for Winter and early spring weather!
Being a man is a matter of age, but being a gentleman is a matter of choice — and class. Give the special man in your life something stylish and practical with Best Wardrobe Solutions’ Best Pocket Square Holder! A lightweight, durable product designed to hold the fold of any pocket square or handkerchief permanently inside the breast pocket of a suit, tuxedo, sport coat, or vest, Best Pocket Square Holder is an essential for every man to have in his closet.
Perfect Stocking Stuffer
The inviting aroma of stepping in from the cold, the White Company’s all-time bestseller Winter is a spicy warm scent that blends notes of sweet cinnamon and clove with a dash of fresh orange.
Their luxuriously scented large candles are made exclusively for The White Company and hand-finished in the UK. They use the highest-quality mineral wax to ensure a long, even burn and maximum scent release. This lovely large candle comes in a beautiful white gift box, making it a special treat or gift.
We all love food, but what we rarely talk about is how food connects us to each other. Food — preparing it, discussing it, serving it — evokes memories. Sharing a meal nourishes us and brings us closer together. 100% of the books proceeds go to support their urgent mission. Best part is, it is only $50!
3. Ode to Clean
Not the most expected gift idea but Ode to Clean eco-friendly cleaning wipes are actually a great idea for families looking to be more health conscious! Ode to Clean is the very first line of cleaning wipes that are 100% plant-based — a safe, natural, and earth-friendly product that you can use on anything from your kitchen countertop, to pacifiers, your pet’s paws, to your own face. Even “natural” household cleaning products use toxic chemicals and rely on petroleum-based manufacturing, but Ode to Clean’s wipes are made completely from plants and are formaldehyde free.
Solugen, the company behind the product, was founded by two doctors who just launched Ode to Clean this month. They created a process to convert plant sugars to hydrogen peroxide, and the wipes are 100% biodegradable, compostable AND even safe to eat!
An easy way to transport your best bottles and an even better way to gift them exclusively from GRAF LANTZ.
5. 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.
What guy wouldn’t want the gift of Swagger? Features Old Spice’s strongest products on the planet, including Dirt Destroyer Body Wash and Sweat Defense Anti-Perspirant. He’ll also enjoy our 2-in-1 Swagger Shampoo and Conditioner to achieve ultimate holiday hair glory. BONUS: Socks! The guy on the horse may look familiar!
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
A new deluxe printing of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby original handwritten manuscript is available for collectors this holiday season. Readers are able to see iconic chapters re-written and re-worked in Fitzgerald’s own handwriting. The manuscript is in a large format, luxury true cloth bound boxed edition. A perfect gift for a student, collector, literature lover, or connoisseur of the jazz age.
“I want to write something new — something extraordinarily beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.”
With these words, written to his editor during the summer of 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald began planning his magnum opus: the great American novel of the 20th century. The young author knew Gatsby would be his masterpiece. He worked relentlessly for more than three years, shaping his text in layers — grappling with everything from the novel’s setting to the order of its chapters, and continually reconsidering his choice of words.
Editions des Saints Pères (SP Books) have published the original 302-page autographed manuscript for a limited number of collectors. Throughout its handwritten pages, the novel’s characters are sketched, revised, and born. The manuscript is full of surprises. Entire scenes are extended. Passages are crossed out while others are added with a carat. Lots of details change. The main difference is that Jay Gatsby’s character is darker than in the published text, and he appears more mysterious: the story of his rise to wealth isn’t revealed until the very end of the manuscript.
Hand-numbered from 1 to 1,800, each book is presented in a 14x10 inch slipcase bound, and sewn using only the finest materials. The slipcase and cover ornamentations are iron gilded, and the pages are printed using vegetal ink on environmentally friendly paper.
For The Foodie
BOU is a better for you line of bouillon cubes for creative cooks at all skill levels. Launched by innovative food entrepreneurs, Robert Jakobi and Kunal Kohli, the cube is a healthier, tastier and higher quality version of the pantry staple. Using a US-based proprietary manufacturing process, BOU uses natural, non-GMO ingredients to produce hassle free flavor at your finger-tips with 30 percent less sodium than the other leading brands. BOU is a kitchen must-have for elevating the flavor of any meal from soups to stews, grilled meats to vegetable stir-fries. BOU is Gluten free and comes in three flavors — chicken, beef, and vegetable.
BOU also recently released its brand new line of gravy cubes. BOU’s convenient gravy cubes are a first of its kind in the industry and simply require ½ cup of boiling water whisked over high heat to bring your next feast to new culinary heights in minutes. Not to mention, the gravy cubes are non-GMO, have no added MSG, and contain no artificial ingredients. They come in four flavors — chicken, turkey, brown and gravy.
2. Yoko Ono’s Grow Love with Me from LongHouse
Because you can never have enough love, Yoko Ono designed this uplifting and magical bean plant for her friends at LongHouse.
The directions are simple and when followed to a T, your plant will emerge within 5–7 days. Once your bean sheds its brown shell, ½ reads the word “Love”, the other half is inscribed with a heart that has an arrow going through it. All this delightful bean on a vine requires is a minimum room temperature of 68 degrees and daylight so it’s ideal for those who are rarely home.
Charming and inspiring, Grow Love with Me by Yoko Ono is a perfect and unique gift!
3. Baked NYC
Baked NYC, the 12-year-old bakery here in NYC is now going to be available nationwide through the upcoming launch of their new boxed baking mixes. The baking mixes showcase some of their fan favorite items in the bakery, such as salted chocolate chunk cookies, Brooklyn blackout brownies (gf available), good morning coffee cake and more (nine total varieties).
They will ALL be available both on the Baked NYC website, but also on Amazon, making it super easy, and affordable, for one-day or even overnight shipping. The recipient will think you went all the way to NYC to snag them! They’re great to make with kids, give to a host, or even make yourself and bring them to the party alongside a box of the mix as the gift!
Even better, they all retail for $9 and under and are all-natural, sulfite-free, non-GMO, Kosher Certified and made with alternative flours.
Scrambling for a holiday gift for that hard-to-shop-for person? Award-winning Castronovo Chocolate has a variety of delicious chocolate items for the holidays — and who doesn’t like chocolate?
5. FLY Anywhere
After eating all of those calories, your foodie may need to burn them off! Support them by encouraging them to exercise with FLY Anywhere, it is an extension of their epic in-studio experience, which users can enjoy an in-home experience. It’s available in two versions: One with a built in tablet ($2,099) and the second that allows you to “bring your own device” (i.e. without a tablet; $1,699) and stream the content through an iOS device to a TV.
6. Ocean Prime’s Ultimate Luxe, At-Home Dinner
The gift includes an at-home Chef experience from a renowned Chef from Ocean Prime New York, who will prepare an exquisite tasting menu for up to four guests with the finest seafood and prime steaks. Diners will sip signature cocktails and selections from Ocean Prime’s Wine Spectator-honored wine list before sitting down to indulge in the five-course tasting experience. Menu items include but are not limited to:
- Gin Cocktail — Botanist Gin, Lilet Rose, Lemon, Sparkling
- Chateau Sancarre
- Seruga Caviar — Blinis, Crème Fraiche
- Lobster Bisque
- Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli
- 8 oz. Butter Poached Filet Mignon — Dutch Harbor King Crab, asparagus
- Ten Layer Carrot Cake
The Only Original Alfredo Sauce, ( Price: $30 for two-pack) a fresh, refrigerated pasta sauce which is now available to consumers in partnership with the sauce’s creator Alfredo di Lelio who invented the sauce at his restaurant in Rome in 1914. The sauce is the exact same recipe and is made with just four high-quality ingredients: Parmigiano Reggiano, butter, extra-virgin olive oil and cultured milk. Available online with nationwide shipping on their website, Amazon, Zabar’s New York and in Rome, Italy; this sauce is an excellent gift for aspiring chefs, pasta lovers and that friend who won’t stop showing you pictures from their summer trip to Italy.
Unrefined and devoid of the unhealthy additives found in most table salts, Hamptons Salt Company’s all natural sea salts are the go-to gift for the Foodie in your life. Available in more than 20 flavors — ranging from Bali Pyramid and Fleur de Sel to Vanilla Bean and Smoked Mesquite — salt is packaged in a luxury black box perfect for gifting.
For The Kids
Now that you’ve bought your kid new electronics, why not load it with kid-safe content this holiday season? The ad-free iOS app Pinna was launched last month by Panoply Media, and has premium podcasts exclusively made for kids ages 4–12 (the first 30 days are free!). Pinna features hit shows like the Peabody award-winning podcast The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel; Remy’s Place, a show about a boy who lives above a music café, from Blue’s Clues composer Michael Rubin and singer-songwriter Richard Julian; Good Sport! where pro athletes like Super Bowl champion Martellus Bennett share childhood stories that shaped their sports careers; and so much more. Most of the shows feature kid actors and even kid hosts, like Nate Butkus, the seven-year-old host of The Show About Science.
It’s festive and age-appropriate, and provides screenless hours of entertainment for children that parents can really trust. Parents don’t have to worry about monitoring or restricting their children’s listening habits on Pinna like they do with TV and online content. They can rest assured knowing their children will be listening to safe content and will not be targeted with ads on Pinna. Following the first 30 days free, the app is $7.99 per month.
The Joy Photo Album, the world’s first smart photo album. Packed with proprietary technology like StoryTime™, a wireless magnetic stand with two active charging surfaces, and voice notes, the Joy Photo Album makes it easy to preserve and instantly share the most important moments of our lives, whether you’re on the same couch or miles apart.
Better yet, you and the children can spend time paging through photos and recounting stories without the distractions of notifications and social media feeds. It is simply a collection of your memories, automatically arranged in beautiful layouts.
3. Asteroids! Animated VR Family Film
Asteroids is the follow-up virtual reality animated film from the Emmy-winning Baobab Studios. The film will be released in December to the Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, Google Cardboard, YouTube and Facebook 360 platforms.
Starring Elizabeth Banks and Ingrid Nilsen, Asteroids! puts you on an alien spaceship manned by two bumbling aliens, Mac and Cheez, along with their two menial robot sidekicks, Peas and YOU, as you travel through deep space on a dangerous mission.
You are only a menial helper-bot, but you wait for the chance to prove your worth. In the meantime, being a member of the crew, you are free to move around and interact with the ship and its crew. The chance finally comes when the ship is endangered by teeth-gnashing space bugs and careening asteroids. With the others up to their eyeballs in trouble, It’s up to YOU to save them all.
The family adventure is layered with compassion and empathy — and will debut on YouTube360 on December 14th. so kids of all ages can enjoy this holiday season. The entire family can experience the immersive world of Asteroids! instantly and for free!
For The Charitable One
“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.
eBay has partnered with PINTRILL to create a collection of three limited-edition food-themed pins available only on eBay for Charity, including a “Piece of Me” Pie Pin, the “Happy Face” Plate Pie, and a food map of the United States that was designed by Lea Michele. The pins — posted below — are available exclusively on eBay for $15 each or $40 for a collection of three with all proceeds going back to Feeding America.