This holiday season, I won’t be bringing you quite so many gift guides—supply chain drama and all that—but I did want to share some of my favorite items in this category, starting with this ridiculously cute apron with helpful deep pockets for the cook on your list, from the brand Dusen Dusen.
A triple insulated mug for toting coffee, tea, or whatever anywhere.
This plywood Marimekko tray has a kind of Warhol-ish appeal.
This lattice pitcher reminds me of something I’d see in the home of a very stylish WASP.
These champagne flutes are attractively sculptural, and I also—as a person who breaks everything—like that they look pretty sturdy.
An old-school flip alarm clock might slightly archaic now that we use our phones to wake us up, but that’s part of the appeal, right?
The spiked exterior of this vase gives off a kind of edgy vibe, which is something vases don’t usually do.
This amazing backgammon set is from Christian Lacroix, and it makes me want to learn backgammon.
Cashmere socks are the type of gift most people would not be so indulgent as to buy for themselves, but would be thrilled to receive.
Just a cute cosmetic bag for all your travel whatnots.
I have been informed by my boyfriend/roommate that we will be having a Christmas tree this year, which is something that in all my 57 years as a non-observant Jew I have never done. Is it wrong to say I’m kind of excited for that? I’ve got nothing to decorate it with, or course, but I sure do like these simple, graphic ornaments.
And maybe this wooden garland too? It also comes in a few solid-colored iterations, but I like this rainbow option.
My favorite Baggu print of the moment has made it on to these spiff tea towels.
A luxe organic waffle robe for recreating the day spa experience at home.
OK, this universal belt cable might not be the sexiest gift on this list, but I guarantee that whoever you give it to will appreciate it.
And finally: I actually really want an acacia wood salad bowl like this.