Holiday Gifts from NY and Beyond


Whether it be the inevitable “Out of Office” replies that will soon be crowding our inboxes or the impending out-of-city family reunions, the holidays have a way of putting New Yorkers on the fritz— emails go unanswered for hours (or days), morning coffee deliveries aren’t just uncommon, they’re unheard of, and some of us may even have to drive a car. That being said, with all of the last-minute meetings, photo shoots and happy hours we still can’t believe we’ve managed to squeeze in before ringing in 2015 (seriously, what have we even been doing all fall?), who has time for holiday shopping? Dedicated to all the last-minute planners out there, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts for friends, family and the holiday host including special, locally-sourced gifts like made-in-NY stationery, farm-to-table cooking classes, bespoke evening clutches and floral arrangements delivered by bike. Happy Holidays!

The Holiday Host / Hostess

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Clockwise from left to right: 1. Fornasetti Scimmie Thyme, Lavender and Cedarwood Candle ($165). 2. Mouth “Indie New Year” Gift Basket ($115) featuring New York artisanal snacks like Jacques Torres Chocolate-Covered Coffee Beans, Gracious Gourmet Artichoke Parmesan Tapenade, Fruition Chocolate Toasted White Chocolate and more. 3. Connor Shoe Stationery ($95) for a set of twelve NY-made cards. 4. Petal by Pedal Mason Jar Floral Arrangement ($85-140) featuring locally-sourced flowers delivered by bike. 5. Kelly Wearstler Kiss Cocktail Napkins ($195) for a set of four. 6. Oscar de la Renta: The Style Inspiration and Life of Oscar de la Renta ($125).

The Downtown Girl

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Clockwise from left to right: 1. Prabal Gurung x Mac Lipstick ($30) in Carmine Rouge and Eye Shadow Duo ($40) in Satin Ochre. 2. Reece Hudson Siren Embossed Backpack ($1,095). 3. Le Labo Santal 33 Perfume ($240) from NYC. 4. Tiffany T Wire Bracelet ($1,500) in Yellow Gold. 5. Tibi Denni Loafer ($425) in Serpent Black.

The Uptown Girl

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Clockwise from left to right: 1. Chanel Double in Fidelity Lipstick and Nail Set ($450) featuring seven limited edition lipstick and nail duos. 2. Cire Trudon Giambattista Valli Limited Edition Rose Poivree Candle ($105) inspired by Marie Antoinette’s favorite scent. 3. Grace Lee Diamond and Pearl Pull-Through Earrings ($950). 4. Smythson Blah Blah Blah Panama Notebook ($80). 5. Edie Parker Bespoke Monogram Clutch ($1,595) featuring your name, initials or cheeky text on the New York designer’s signature minaudière.


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Clockwise from left to right: 1. Hermès Le Carré Hermès Coffee Table Book ($110) chronicling the exclusive history of the French fashion house’s iconic silk scarf. 2. Three-Twelve Month Coffee of the Month Club ($180-720) featuring two-three bags per month from independent, boutique coffee roasters. 3. Haven’s Kitchen Seasonal Suppers Class ($135) featuring seasonal, farm-to-table vegetarian dishes. 4. Brookfarm General Store Wool Throw ($98). 5. Brookfarm General Store Made-in-Brooklyn Coconut Oil Soaps ($6.50 each). 6. La Mer The Lifting and Reparative Collection ($525) featuring Crème de la Mer, Lifting and Firming Mask, Body Anti-Aging Lotion, The Tonic and Lifting Contour Serum.


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Clockwise from left to right: 1. Three-Twelve Month American Whiskey of the Month Club ($225-900) featuring New York’s Hillrock and Kings County Distillery. 2. Aesop “The Supple Gentleman” Kit ($90) featuring Coriander Seed Body Cleanser, Fabulous Face Cleanser and Moroccan Neroli Post-Shave Lotion. 3. Lanvin “New Alber” Bow Tie ($145) in Navy Velvet. 4. Bitter & Esters “Brew on Premises” Class ($400-500) featuring a 3-4 hour brewing session in Brooklyn to create your own one-of-a-kind brew. 5. Ralph Lauren Soft Gents Calfskin Duffel ($1,250) in Chocolate Brown.


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