2020 Holiday Gift Guide Essentials
Shop the best gifts for everyone on your list.
‘Tis the season to holiday spending. This year, holiday shopping might be more overwhelming than ever. Thanks to quarantine, puzzles are a new favorite hobby, there are new chefs in the family kitchen, and the 5pm drinks are becoming more like 12pm drinks. The gifting ideas are endless! But, don’t fret! We have narrowed it down for you. This gift guide will have you minutes away from completing all of your holiday shopping today. So hop to it because the online delivery delays are in full bloom and there is no time to waste!
Greenwich-based Smoke & Slate sells ready-made knit kits equipped with all the merino wool, tools and instructions needed to create a hat, scarf, cowl or baby blanket. The skill set ranges from beginner to intermediate, and how-to videos are available, should you need a tutorial. SHOP NOW
THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
Show her some respect with Jonathan Adler’s Boss Lady needlepoint pillow, hand embroidered in 100-percent wool and backed in a luxe velvet. SHOP NOW
THE PERFECT PAIR
Celebrate any occasion—or the end of 2020—with these elegant Harcourt Eve flutes with black crystal knobs, hailing from Baccarat’s Reflections collection. SHOP NOW
THE SPA LOVER
The Teddy Bear robe from Pottery Barn lives up to its name. Ultra-soft, the robe is great for lounging and is offered in four sizes and five colors, including this pretty blush tone. SHOP NOW
THE BUDDING ARCHITECT
Support the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan and check out their design shop for unique finds. These architectural candles are handmade by Andrej Urem in Brooklyn NY. The forms are soy based with lead-free cotton wicks and have a burn time of approximately 60 hours. SHOP NOW
Lavish her with jewelry from Olley Court this holiday season. Designed by Julie Cohn, these Mojave Malachite Clay Bronze drop earrings are a stunning choice. Cohn torches the surface of the metal to give the bronze the appearance of ancient gold. SHOP NOW
THE WHISKEY AFICIONADO
The Alpine whiskey set from Simon Pearce is an ideal gift for the whiskey connoisseur. The Carelian soapstone base can be put in the freezer until cocktail hour. No need to add ice—the base cradles the four handblown Ludlow glasses and keeps the drinks cool for a superb sip. SHOP NOW
Puzzles have been all the rage during the pandemic, so we were on the lookout for something special. We found it with this 750-piece Dahlias beauty, inspired by the photography and pottery of Weston-resident Frances Palmer. Bring the garden indoors and keep your puzzle fanatic occupied this winter. SHOP NOW
THE DAPPER DAD
Plain Good’s handsome wool cap is made in Italy from 100-percent Harris Tweed. It’s offered in a charcoal or olive tweed and four sizes for a custom fit. SHOP NOW
Kerri Rosenthal’s Rocks of Love are mini editions of her Evolution of Love painting. The artwork is mounted on Plexiglas and fashioned into a heart—a fitting way to show your family or friends some love. SHOP NOW
THE SNOW BUNNY
Created by Audrey Langkammerer of Twisted, these adorable mittens are made from recycled wool and cashmere with a fleece lining. They also come in child sizes without the thumbs. Your purchase will benefit the Rowayton Arts Center. Available at the annual RAC holiday gift show.
Designed by Aurélian Barbry for Georg Jensen, these Sky stitched leather coasters are housed in a mirror polished stainless steel case for a sleek profile. Available through Privet House, New Preston, Connecticut. SHOP NOW
Handcrafted from high quality oak, this trio of Wood Mood boards from Terrain stand ready to serve up a charcuterie or dessert board. The boards’ oversized handles and modern, free-form shapes are a great addition to a cook’s kitchen, for serving or display. SHOP NOW
THE PET ENTHUSIAST
Who doesn’t want to spoil their best friend? The Bronson bed, by Greenwich-based Neely’s Nest, provides a stylish spot for your pup’s naptime. The rattan base with ball-shaped teakwood feet is paired with a comfy cushion in a choice of fabrics. SHOP NOW
THE BIRD WATCHER
Eleish Van Breems’ boiled wool birdhouse is handcrafted in Sweden and available in three colorways for your bird-watching pleasure. SHOP NOW
This print version of this article appeared with the headline: Out of the Box.
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