HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2010
This guy loves the outdoors and looking good while he's out there. Or he's just a guy who appreciates the tradition of a heritage label and the subtlety of earth tones. Err on the practical side and give him something that keeps him warm, tells time or adds to his tool kit.
Penfield for Rag & Bone men's Mallory jacket in deep khaki, $695 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Pendleton (for) Levi's blanket, $198 at Levi's retail stores nationwide and
Gap Men's fingerless gloves, $14.50 at
Nixon (for) Barneys Limited Edition Watch Collection "The Chronicle" with interchangeable band in black stainless steel or brown Horween leather, $495 at
, Beverly Hills
American Living Western Vest, $85 at JCPenney
Tool set by Jonas Damon, $95 at
Sephora's got nothing on this girl. She has an encyclopedic mind for cosmetic brands, collects limited-edition beauty products and loves a new lipstick like others love shoes. Shiny, pretty packaging doesn't hurt either — she'll swiftly swing these new items into daily rotation or tuck them away in her purse to stare at later. Here are some sure-to-be-appreciated items.
Nars Bento Box, $125 at
Clarins limited-edition beauty balm with Swarovski crystal packaging, $48 at Nordstrom
Dolce & Gabbana, the Lip Jewels compact, $60 at
Sephora Favorites "Give me some lip" box set of 10 lip glosses, $48 at
GHD Dazzle Collection Set $240, at
THE MELLOW FELLOW
studio is this person's home away from home and he or she won't eat a vegetable if it doesn't come from the local farmers market. Gift the friend who sticks to a natural and organic lifestyle with some stylish but useful items.
Yogamatic customizable yoga mat, $85 at
Home Grow Micro Farms pre-planted, organic vegetable boxes. Prices start at $160 at
Patagonia Better Sweater, $99 at
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care Kit, $9 at
The ironic wares that fill the front register area of
may be what the tween in your life is eyeing. On the other hand, this year you could get them something less gimmicky and trendy. Just because these things are useful doesn't mean they're not fun.
Marc by Marc Jacobs headphones, $75 at
Vans Yo Gabba Gabba Classic Slip-Ons, $32 at
Sigg Small bottle, $17.99 at
Henri Bendel piggy bank, $88 at
Bone Collection Ninja 4GB USB flash drive, $25.49 at
44 mm red plaid flannel shirt, $39.50 at Pac Sun stores
Though you can't help get them through airport security or scanning machines, your frequent-flying friend or family member could benefit from this array of gifts. From classic Bingo (it's non-electronic!) to comfortable leather split sole flat shoes, traveling in style never looked so good.
Jack Spade waxwear travel kit, $115 at
Jo Malone Colored Travel Candle Collection with Farrow & Ball, $95 at Nordstrom, the Grove
Knock Knock Travel Bingo, $8 at
Newbark's "Clash" leather split sole slip-on, $415 at Maxfield,
Tory Burch travel socks, $45 at
He's more a suit and tie guy than he is a hoodie and jeans dude. Ironic items are wasted on him. And between meetings and golf games, he generally has no time to keep up on trends. That's just as well because for him it's all about the classics.
Brooks Brothers Nappa Backless Slip On Slipper in navy blue, $148 at
Ebbets Field Flannel's reproduction of 1935 Pacific Coast League home jersey. $185 at
Bullion Embroidered Wool Tartan Tie, $115 at
Ghurka leather money clip, $125 at
Most of us know a tech head. Not only is the latest gadget a must-have for this person, so is something chic to tote it around in. The gift suggestions below are accessories unto themselves and add a little whimsy to all those go-to devices.
Power Support Designer Collection cases, $54.95 each at
iPlunger phone stand, $8 at
Bottega Veneta Empire Intrecciato
case, $540 at Bottega Veneta,
Paul Smith multi-stripe flip cam, $350 at Paul Smith, Los Angeles
G6 jet? Check. Maybach auto? Check. Know someone like that? Even if you don't, it's fun to peruse luxurious items — just in case you end up encountering that fortunate someone who not only has everything but who has also been very, very good this year.
Net-A-Porter Ultimate shoe subscription, $10,000 at
Missoni (for) Toy Watch scarf watch, $445 at Missoni Boutiques and
"Prada Private" customizable sunglasses, $365 at Sunglass Hut
top hat skull cuff links, $10,995 at Ralph Lauren, Beverly Hills
Louis Vuitton Whiskey Cave by special order, $23,500 at