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 http://www.levi.com
Gap Men's fingerless gloves, $14.50 at http://www.gap.com
Nixon (for) Barneys Limited Edition Watch Collection "The Chronicle" with interchangeable band in black stainless steel or brown Horween leather, $495 at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills
American Living Western Vest, $85 at JCPenney
Tool set by Jonas Damon, $95 at http://www.areaware.com
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 http://www.narscosmetics.com
Clarins limited-edition beauty balm with Swarovski crystal packaging, $48 at Nordstrom
Dolce & Gabbana, the Lip Jewels compact, $60 at http://www.Saks.com
Sephora Favorites "Give me some lip" box set of 10 lip glosses, $48 at http://www.sephora.com
GHD Dazzle Collection Set $240, at http://www.ghdhair/us.com
THE MELLOW FELLOW
The yoga 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 http://www.yogamatic.com
Home Grow Micro Farms pre-planted, organic vegetable boxes. Prices start at $160 at http://www.homegrowmicrofarms.com
Patagonia Better Sweater, $99 at http://www.patagonia.com
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Care Kit, $9 at http://www.usa.weleda.com
The ironic wares that fill the front register area of Urban Outfitters 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 http://www.netaporter.com
Vans Yo Gabba Gabba Classic Slip-Ons, $32 at http://www.vans.com/yogabbagabba
Sigg Small bottle, $17.99 at http://www.mysigg.com
Henri Bendel piggy bank, $88 at http://www.henribendel.com
Bone Collection Ninja 4GB USB flash drive, $25.49 at http://www.overstock.com
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 http://www.jackspade.com
Jo Malone Colored Travel Candle Collection with Farrow & Ball, $95 at Nordstrom, the Grove
Knock Knock Travel Bingo, $8 at http://www.knockknockstuff.com
Newbark's "Clash" leather split sole slip-on, $415 at Maxfield, Los Angeles
Tory Burch travel socks, $45 at http://www.toryburch.com
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 http://www.brooksbrothers.com
Ebbets Field Flannel's reproduction of 1935 Pacific Coast League home jersey. $185 at http://www.ebbets.com
Ghurka leather money clip, $125 at http://www.ghurka.com
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 http://www.powersupportusa.com
iPlunger phone stand, $8 at http://www.fredflare.com
Bottega Veneta Empire Intrecciato iPad case, $540 at Bottega Veneta, Beverly Hills
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 http://www.netaporter.com/gifts
Missoni (for) Toy Watch scarf watch, $445 at Missoni Boutiques and http://www.toywatch.com