As the holidays near, so do dinners with family and parties to which you do not want to show up empty-handed. Friendsgiving’s, house warming parties for your snowbird friends, Christmas dinners, Hannukah dinners… Christmukah dinners.. and of course, white elephant with your coworkers. Sylvia from accounting deserves nothing but the best.
The issue we swear to avoid next year, with better preparation (and perhaps an extra reminder from Siri) is upon us again: the party is tonight, and not even Amazon Prime can save you now.
Well - we explored the neighborhood for just such occasions so you don’t have to. This is the edit of high-quality items that will delight the recipient while giving you that grab-and-go satisfaction. These are the gifts that can and will be bought last minute, but that will still give a sense of your great taste and thoughtfulness.
The Street Style Coffee Table Book
Street fashion and urban culture have come a long way from humble beginnings in the '90s. From disparate local scenes in Japan, Europe, and the US, the youth-driven movements of hip-hop, punk, and skateboarding have finally infiltrated high fashion. ‘The Incomplete’ immortalizes the stories of brands ranging from Supreme to COMME des GARÇONS. Alongside the most influential designers and tastemakers, Higsnobiety highlights the pieces and brands in men's fashion which have stood the test of time.
Tesla Truck Kit
Should you be having a hard time waiting for the Tesla Cybertruck to hit the market, you can go ahead and take advantage of the next best thing. Buy toys Elon Musk style with this 3,283-piece set serving as the first-ever buildable Tesla Cybertruck, and is a part of the MEGA collector campaign, which provides fans with a one-of-a-kind, authentic building experience. That isn’t all, though. The buildable Cybertruck also comes complete with a replicated interior with a GPS and mini Tesla water bottle, as well as a cracked window that makes light of Musk’s infamous truck reveal. Perfect for car enthusiasts, Tesla fanatics, and lifestyle collectors alike, the MEGA Tesla Cybertruck is almost as good as the real thing.
Gabrielle D'estrees and Her Sister 500 piece puzzle
Nothing brings friends and family together quite like a good jigsaw puzzle. The HIGHArt Gabrielle d'Estrees and Her Sister Puzzle is for art aficionados as it hones in on the 1594 eponymous painting depicting Gabrielle, the mistress of Henry IV, King of France, holding his coronation ring while having her right nipple pinched by her sister.
Aubi & Ramsa
Set of 3 Boozy Gelato
Settle the ‘should I bring dessert or wine?’ debate with taste. Aubi & Ramsa is small-batch, artisanal gelato made with fresh ingredients, and top-shelf booze. From light and fruity passion fruit – Moet Chandon to Dulce de Leche with Milagro reposado – there is a flavor for any friend. We recommend a set of three. And don’t skip the complimentary thermal bag- let’s skip the ice cream melting stress.
Vice Munchies Canister
What better way to celebrate life's little helpers? From bedside, late-night cravings to daily indulgences and something for your four-legged “good boy” These iconic canisters is each high-fired porcelain, glazed with a graphic black and white or rich color finish, making a perfect home accessory.
The Iconic Gala Round Vase
A Jonathan Adler staple also makes for a unique gift. Visit the store and snag a gift from the impressive collection of moody mouths. These vases wrap a vessel crafted from high-fired unglazed porcelain. A kiss of cool for your table, mantel, or shelf. Inspired by Gala, wife, and muse of Salvador Dali.
Electric Blue Glass Set
Step inside Mrs. Mandolin to find hospitality, design, living, cooking and entertaining rooted in the taste and traditions of the Aegean. Give the gift to start the transportation of their home design. To start, nothing says (Miami) home for the winter like the set of electric blue glasses.
Blue Splatter Espresso Saucers
A handmade clay set for espresso, to feel on holiday every day.
Cire Trvdon Ernesto - Room Spray
In a hotel of Havana, the fierce and partisan overtones of leather and tobacco meddle with the paneling’s waxen silence. In the cool dimness, fawn grimaces shimmer along with the smoke.
Baccarat Rouge Travel Set
There's no gift they will be as eager to use as sparkling Baccarat crystal. In addition to the glittering collections, the Rouge Travel Set Perfume brings a luxurious scent to any travel expenditure. Keep your eye open for their collection of Holiday "Must-Haves" you never know what piece might bring a twinkle to the eye.
Dr. Barbara Sturm
The Winter Kit
Heading somewhere where the months get cooler? Beat the freeze with Dr. Barbara Sturm's 6-step kit. Containing the adored cleanser, face mask, night serum, calming serum, face cream rich and lip balm in deluxe and miniature sizes, that work in tandem to leave your skin and lips thoroughly hydrated and ready to withstand the elements. The Winter Kit also comes complete in a travel-friendly, reusable ‘teddy’ fabric bag, that is part of Dr. Sturm’s migration to sustainable packaging. That glow-up is waiting.