Gifts for the Hard-to-Please
We all have these people in our lives: The people who invoke gift-giving paralysis because you know them too well—or not well enough. Below, some options for the trickier recipients on your list.
LET’S TAKE THIS SHIT
ANALOG A6 NOTE CARDS Terrapin Stationers, $18 Because you guys go way back.
MOC SLIPPERS Lands’ End, $89 Tried and true.
THE CONRAN SHOP
F. HAMMANN SEWING
UTENSIL KIT Selfridges & Co., $182.78 See? You’ve always got her back.
COMME DES GARÇONS
LARGE ZIP NEON LEATHER CHECKBOOK WALLET Bird, $275 Whenever she buys a coffee, she’ll think of you.
TREATMENT goop, $65 No explanation required.
Short SLEEP SHIRT goop, $265
Like the best flannel pajamas
ever, but a little sexy, too.
MILTA STRIPE BLANKET IN dark blue Minna, $105 For nights of Netflix and good-ish wine (and no, no chill).
WHITE & WARREN CASHMERE EYE MASK goop, $99
The sort of thing she’ll use all the time, but would
never think to buy for herself.
josÉPHINE Cire Trudon, $105 Glamorous and gorgeous.
- COACH RUCKSACK Coach, $695 Hands-free travel that’s so much easier on the back.
ASTIER DE VILLATTE
AOYAMA INCENSE BOX ABC Carpet & Home, $50 For dressing up the guest bath…
ASTIER DE VILLATTE
ANTOINETTE INCENSE HOLDER ABC Carpet & Home, $95 …big time.
vintage aluminum legs
NUTCRACKER Man of the World, $130 No pun intended.
COTTON HERRINGBONE THROW Brahms Mount, $243 Goes with everything.
LEATHER FOLDER Lost & Found, $295 Like the fanciest manila folder ever
(and so much cooler than a folio).
BLACK TIPSY WRITER Bower, $35 For inspiring balance.
LIGHT + LADDER
PLANTER Food52, $100 To remind your boss
there’s life outside the
- NOMESS DISPLAY BOX Huset, $120 Such a pretty backdrop to post-it notes and binder clips.
“JOSEPHINE” Crest and Co., $320 Nothing like Lobmeyr to
encourage the creation of an
office bar cart…
HANS HARALD RATH FOR LOBMEYR
ALPHA TUMBLERS, SET OF 6 The Future Perfect, $468 …with the glasses to match.
BUSINESS CARD HOLDER Kaufmann Mercantile, $49 Give old-fashioned networking an upgrade.
The Friend Who Has Everything
CHAMPAGNE BUCKET Dara Artisans, $190 For parties and picnics.
CRISTALLERIE ROYALE DE SAINT-LOUIS
NIGHT CARAFE Atelier Courbet, $845 Like lace-meets-glass.
TRIO OF BUSTELLI BOTTLE CORKS Crest and Co., $1,900 Because the best wine kind of deserves
CARNIVAL EDITION Crest and Co., $4,410 That is one dressed up
- MARCEL BREUER TEA TROLLEY Neue Galerie, $5,275 Stunning.
SHEARLING WINE HOLDER Coach, $150 At first glance, kind of absurd; at second,
Overlap Sewing Studio
CANVAS LUNCH BAGS Kaufmann Mercantile, $49 When brown paper won’t do.
EQUATEUR PUZZLE Hermès, $450 You know, for idle hours at the