The Annual Gift Guide

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The Annual Gift Guide

Usually by this point in the year, I am well organized, Christmas cards are ready to go, I've got a good jump on the gifts. Not this year. I am overwhelmed and a disaster. So our gift guide comes at just the right time, at least for me. We have included some old favorites and some new finds, all of which will make Father Christmas proud.



This week’s goop collaboration


In our annual tradition, we’ve found the very best, most clever ways to personalize a gift. Below, our classic favorites among many new finds in the custom/monogram arena.

goop Classics

Jennifer Creel
A favorite from last year and a great gift for a mom.

Jan Eleni
Modern grids of children’s masterpieces. Looks like a Damian Hirst from a distance.

LL Bean Bag
The classic of all classics. Send a personalized bag full of gifts.

Rust Designs
Birch trees with initials “carved in” and even full family trees.

Recent Finds

Barneby Gates
Bespoke ‘Typecast’ wallpaper. A few words of your choice are highlighted within the design.

Clare Vivier
Our exclusive monogrammed 'Foldover Clutch' is covered in silver stars, perfect for holiday parties.

Custom cases for iPhones/iPads. Tons of color and even map options.

‘It’s All Good’ & ‘My Father’s Daughter’
Gwyneth’s 2 cookbooks signed and personalized.

Katie Hillier, the Creative Director at Marc Jacobs, has her own line of 'paperclip' jewelry.

Olivia Von Halle
A luxe gift for a girlfriend - monogrammed silk pj's.

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Knick Knacks

A selection of finds for all kinds of friends and family members - gifts that enable creativity, that beautify surroundings, that celebrate a joyous occasion.

Jayson Home
A functional object to beautify your desk.

A hand cranked espresso machine. Cool for a dude.

The latest Jambox speaker is almost pocket sized, so you can travel with it.

Tom Dixon
Everything Tom Dixon touches turns to gold (or brass), including this tea set.

Otis Batterbee
Masculine men’s accessories from the wash bag to the man clutch, or shall we say “folio?”

Shake it like a... Fuji Instax instant photo taken with a retro camera.

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From the Hirshleifers, curation experts

Five Olive Oil
Pretty much the best olive oil you’ll ever taste, exquisitely presented.

Georg Jensen
An elegant candle holder from this Danish designer.

Kimberly McDonald Paperweight
This beautiful marvel of nature is simply housed in a lucite cube.

Fornasetti candles
Barnabas Fornasetti has been busy resurrecting his family’s heritage. The porcelain containers alone are design pieces to hold onto.

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Special Delivery

A monthly, weekly or biannual surprise that comes via the postman.

Not Another Bill
A montly installment of unusual and covetable finds drawn from emerging designers worldwide. Great for lovers of standout design and high-end novelty.

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In an effort to get the kids to put their iPads down and unplug, a selection of games and toys for screen-free family time during the holidays.

House of Cards
The original toy designed by Charles and Ray Eames, still made today.

Ridley’s Playing cards
Beautiful, colorful and in a new quirky design.

Brio Labyrinth
Since 1946, a classic wooden toy that’s Rudolf Steiner approved.

72 Editions
A Christopher Jarrat editioned slingshot from our latest find for discovering art.

Photography by Marie Rouillon.

Kids Choice Awards

Our panel of young sophisticates guides us on what they hope their excellent behavior has earned them this year. This serves as a guide for anyone in the dark on what to get a kid this year.

Ralphy, age 3

Billy’s Band
"This book is so cool because it also comes with music."

Paper Lion Costume
"I love costumes! Mummy says no more superheroes.”

Discovery Space Center
"Ohhhhh rockets!! Smash, bash, lift off, boom!!!"

Personalized Bracelet
"This is for Oban. But she's not my best friend."

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This week’s goop collaboration

Also available on goop

exclusive monogrammable set of 4 ivory cocktail napkins

bespoke home for goop

exclusive hewa aqua and black bangle

ashley pittman for goop

exclusive apple and flag tea towel set

thornback & peel for goop

blue moss mila short

rag & bone for goop

exclusive white tee with fluoro pink stitching

monrow for goop

grey cashmere sweater with cream stars

chinti & parker for goop


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