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An All-Occasion Guide to Effortless Gifting

Gifter’s block can strike at the most inopportune times. When your best friend’s milestone birthday is less than a week out, when your in-laws’ anniversary is fast approaching and you haven’t gotten around to mastering their specific aesthetic, when your sister passes the bar exam (yay!) and announces she “doesn’t do material gifts” (oh…). To help you dodge the curveballs, we’ve created an exhaustive guide that covers thoughtful indulgences, spirited presents that won’t break the bank, and everything in between. Stock up now and bookmark this page for later.

WHEN YOU WANT TO GO BIG

For double-digit anniversaries, the big ?-0, anytime someone you love shatters a glass ceiling. And while picking out something extra special can be intimidating, going big rarely disappoints. Pen a thoughtful tearjerker of a note and deliver it with something one-of-a-kind, perennially coveted, or preternaturally shiny.

  1. Celine BAG
    Celine BAG Celine, $2,950

    On wish lists everywhere.

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  2. Jill Heller Vintage Jewelry BULGARI WATCH
    Jill Heller Vintage Jewelry BULGARI WATCH goop, $23,000

    That ’70s show-off.

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  3. Shay Jewelry BRACELET
    Shay Jewelry DIAMOND BRACELET goop, $22,050

    Seven sparkly carats in three light-catching cuts.

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  4. The French Laundry Dinner FOR TWO IN THE OUTDOOR DINING ROOM
    The French Laundry Dinner FOR TWO IN THE
    OUTDOOR DINING ROOM
    The French Laundry, $350 per person

    Three-star dining, under the stars.

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  1. Cartier NECKLACE
    Cartier NECKLACE Cartier, $7,450

    Elegant meets edgy.

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  2. Tycjan Knut PAINTING
    Tycjan Knut PAINTING Tycjan Knut, price upon request

    Mixed media for the minimalist.

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  3. Foundrae HANDBLOWN CARAFE
    Foundrae HANDBLOWN CARAFE goop, $1,320

    A functional masterpiece
    for the design lover.

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  1. Donum Estate WINE EXPERIENCE
    Donum Estate WINE EXPERIENCE Donum Estate, $95 per person

    Sips, sculptures, and a stroll
    through lavender fields.

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  2. Mateo INITIAL RING
    Mateo INITIAL RING goop, $1,500

    Personalized with pavé.

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  3. What Goes Around Comes Around CHANEL MINI BAG
    What Goes Around Comes Around CHANEL MINI BAG goop, $3,950

    Vintage Chanel, with a modern
    beige-and-navy upgrade.

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  4. The Green O THE ROUND HAUS STAY
    The Green O THE ROUND HAUS STAY The Green O, $2,700 per night

    A luxe twist on the nature retreat.

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WHEN YOU NEED A GUARANTEED WINNER

Three key pieces of info to know for gift-giving ease: the recipient’s sense of humor, what the inside of their house looks like, and whether or not they eat gluten.

  1. Menagerie Farm & Flower GARDEN ROSE COLLECTION
    Menagerie Farm & Flower GARDEN ROSE COLLECTION Menagerie Farm & Flower, $89

    Farm-fresh roses always make scents.

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  2. goop Press THE CLEAN PLATE
    goop Press THE CLEAN PLATE goop, $35

    Get GP to clean up their kitchen.

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  3. Big Picture Farm FARMSTEAD GOAT MILK CARAMELS
    Big Picture Farm FARMSTEAD GOAT MILK CARAMELS Big Picture Farm, $55

    Each box includes illustrations
    of the herd.

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  1. Ordinary Habit PUZZLE
    Ordinary Habit PUZZLE Ordinary Habit, $40

    Piece, love, and happiness.

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  2. Business & Pleasure Co. BEACH TOWEL
    Business & Pleasure Co. BEACH TOWEL Business & Pleasure Co., $59

    For the beach bunny.

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  3. Stalk Lifestyle & Astrology VIRTUAL ASTROLOGY READING
    Stalk Lifestyle & Astrology VIRTUAL ASTROLOGY READING Stalk Lifestyle & Astrology, $80

    Signs of the times.

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  1. Special Interest Goods CANDLE
    Special Interest Goods CANDLE Special Interest Goods, $14

    Hand-poured and infused
    with jasmine.

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  2. goop Beauty GOOPGLOW morning skin superpowder
    goop Beauty GOOPGLOW morning skin superpowder goop, $60/$55 with subscription

    The gift of glow.

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  3. Shinola KEY CHAIN
    Shinola KEY CHAIN Shinola, $75

    A heart of gold.

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  4. Heretic x goop THIS SMELLS LIKE MY ORGASM CANDLE
    Heretic x goop THIS SMELLS LIKE MY
    ORGASM CANDLE
    goop, $75

    And keep ’em coming.

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THE BIRTHDAY HIT LIST

There’s no such thing as a replacement for the annual champagne-fueled birthday celebration. Let your nearest and dearest enjoy these rain checks in the meantime.

  1. Gary Goldschnider and Joost Elffers THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIRTHDAYS
    Gary Goldschnider and Joost Elffers THE SECRET LANGUAGE
    OF BIRTHDAYS
    Bookshop, $41

    Reading your own is just
    the beginning.

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  2. Pass the Salt DINNER PARTY IN A BOX
    Pass the Salt DINNER PARTY IN A BOX Pass the Salt, $30 per guest

    Send to the crew for the
    virtual celebration.

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  3. Hermès playing cards
    Hermès playing cards Hermès, $120

    A playful gift that always
    comes in handy.

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  4. MATE the Label sweatshirt
    MATE the Label sweatshirt MATE the Label, $128

    Soft enough to save her from
    the Sunday scaries.

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  1. G. Label GOOP UNIVERSITY T-SHIRT
    G. Label GOOP UNIVERSITY T-SHIRT goop, $125

    goop for U.

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  2. goop Beauty G.TOX 5 SALT DETOX BODY SCRUB
    goop Beauty G.TOX 5 SALT DETOX BODY SCRUB goop, $40

    Leaves skin lightly scented and
    luxuriously smooth.

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  3. Westman Atelier le box- gp edition
    Westman Atelier le box – gp edition goop, $173

    Box of tricks.

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  4. Jennifer Meyer ruby ring
    Jennifer Meyer ruby ring goop, $175

    A modern, minimal take on
    the birthstone ring.

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  1. vitruvi STONE DIFFUSER
    vitruvi STONE DIFFUSER goop, $119

    This, plus their favorite
    essential oil blend.

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  2. Zafa Wines TRADITIONAL METHOD SPARKLING WINE
    Zafa Wines TRADITIONAL METHOD
    SPARKLING WINE
    Zafa Wines, $45

    One for the wine nerd.

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  3. Redecker sheep milk soap
    Redecker sheep milk soap Merci, €3

    Lather up.

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  4. June turkish hand towel
    June turkish hand towel June, $16

    Pairs well with a tiny sheep soap.

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SUBSCRIPTIONS, SERVICES, AND SURPRISES

Anyone who answers a gift-list inquiry with “I don’t need anything” is likely to change their tune after one of these under-the-radar experiences lands in their hands. And the parent who claims they just want to spend time with you? The right subscription makes for a sweet monthly reminder of how well they raised you.

  1. Apartamento Magazine subscription
    Apartamento Magazine subscription Apartamento Magazine, €24 a year

    Bonus points: Get one for yourself
    and touch base monthly on
    your favorite features.

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  2. U.S. Park Pass national park pass
    U.S. Park Pass national park pass U.S. Park Pass, $80

    The road trip: saving
    vacations since 2020

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  1. Marfarm stay
    Marfarm stay Marfarm, from $800

    The chicest, happiest horse farm in
    the heart of San Luis Obispo.

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  2. Surya Spa custom oil consultation
    Surya Spa custom oil consultation Surya Spa, $195

    Bespoke blends created
    for the body’s needs.

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  1. Emerald and Tiger distance reiki treatment
    Emerald and Tiger distance reiki treatment Emerald and Tiger, from £47

    Energy work from afar.

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  2. Rock Juice natural wine subscription
    Rock Juice natural wine subscription Rock Juice, from $140

    Natural wines curated with care.

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ACTS OF SELF-LOVE

The gift to self is as unique as your natal chart. For some it’s an heirloom-worthy watch or a meaningful talisman. For others, an interior design upgrade, the latest in next-level wellness tech, or a solo weekend of soaking at a private hot spring resort. The only rule? No regrets.

  1. Jane Win necklace
    Jane Winchester necklace goop, $278

    Pick one that reflects the past
    year or inspires the next.

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  2. Ariel Gordon zodiac necklace
    Ariel Gordon zodiac necklace goop, $925

    Signed, sealed, delivered.

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  3. Gucci teapot
    Gucci teapot Gucci, $590

    As elegant on display
    as it is in use.

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  4. Gucci cup and saucer, double set
    Gucci cup and saucer,
    double set
    Gucci, $295

    Take your tea ceremony
    to new heights.

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  5. Design Within Reach chair
    Design Within Reach chair Design Within Reach, $1,859

    A design-forward boost for
    your WFH routine.

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  1. ZIIP ZIIP OX + CRYSTAL GEL KIT
    ZIIP ZIIP OX + CRYSTAL GEL KIT goop, $480

    A DIY nanocurrent device
    for bright, supple skin.

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  2. G. Label ERICA LIGHTWEIGHT CARDIGAN
    G. Label ERICA LIGHTWEIGHT CARDIGAN goop, $595

    Cardi-carrying member
    of the cozy club.

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  3. Dunton Hot Springs resort stay
    Dunton Hot Springs resort stay Dunton Hot Springs, from $2,050

    Soak, sip, and settle into a totally
    unique experience.

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  4. Bluejay Bicycles electric bike
    Bluejay Bicycles electric bike goop, $2,995

    Cruise to the beach and
    back on a single charge.

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  5. Thermomix tm6
    Thermomix tm6 Thermomix, $1,499

    Reclaim your counter space:
    This device does the work of
    multiple appliances.

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  1. Rolex dateJUST
    Rolex dateJUST Rolex, $9,450

    Consider it a gift to your
    future grandkids.

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  2. Akari light fixture
    Akari light fixture Noguchi Shop, $600

    Good light: the gift
    that keeps on giving.

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  3. Healthyline heat therapy mat
    Healthyline heat therapy mat goop, $1,049

    Five natural therapies
    in one healing mat.

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  4. Therabody theragun pro
    Therabody theragun pro goop, $599

    Your other vibrator.

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  5. Loro Piana tote
    Loro Piana tote Loro Piana, $1,500

    A timeless tote in a color
    that works year-round.

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We hope you enjoy the products recommended here. Our goal is to suggest only things we love and think you might, as well. We also like transparency, so, full disclosure: We may collect a share of sales or other compensation if you purchase through the external links on this page.

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