The Best Gifts for Anyone on Your List
Gifts for Anyone
Want to be really prepared for the holiday season? Stock up on gifts that anyone (yep, we mean everyone) will appreciate.
These glowing creatures (with impressive heft and texture) will charm nature lovers, decor devotees, and human critters afraid of the dark. Give one or pick a litter. Batteries included. About 2½ inches high.
To buy: $12 each, urbanoutfittters.com.
A bouncy handheld game that lets you gobble up Velcro Ping-Pong balls like a frog laps up flies. It’s just as fun solo as with an opponent and as addictive as anything at the app store.
To buy: $30, marblesthebrainstore.com.
Create Your Own Tin
This is not your average snack tin. Choose from nine fresh, delectable flavors, like Cheddar, zesty ranch, and chocolate pretzel.
To buy: $40 for 3.5 gallons, pghpopcorn.com.
Taste of Oakville Basket
Surprise a foodie with this gourmet treasure chest of spreads and toppings from Oakville Grocery, a Napa Valley gem since 1881. The artichoke-almond concoction alone is worth the price.
To buy: $50, oakvillegrocery.com.
Leis Kitchen Cutlery Set
Modernist beechwood utensils for the discerning nester, with hidden magnets that keep them together—and compact—in a crowded drawer.
To buy: $40, store.leibal.com.
The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert by Richard Betts
Smart, fun, enlightening, and refreshingly free of snobbery, this board book is priced perfectly to pair with a bottle of Malbec.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
Like magic, simply set a smartphone on top of this small rectangle and tunes are amplified. Not techno-party loud but excellent for easy listening.
To buy: $38, momastore.org.
The Goldilocks Box Set
Three boxes of heaven: smothered graham crackers, hand-dipped salt caramels, and a boozy box of ganache infused with absinthe, moonshine, and sake. All handmade by fine chocolatiers.
To buy: $40 for a total of 22 pieces, nunuchocolates.com.
Feast Cookbook by Sarah Copeland
Vegetarian recipes, like zucchini quesadillas and kale strawberry salad, from the endlessly inventive mind of Real Simple’s own food director.
To buy: $35, chroniclebooks.com.
Vintage-Trophy Bottle Stoppers
Everyone else will bring bottles of wine to the holiday party. You’ll bring the conversation piece to top all. Score!
To buy: $25 each, caprockstudio.etsy.com.
Bourbon Barreled Big Gin
Ideal for nudging a G & T diehard in a slightly new direction: Washington-made gin, aged in Kentucky-bourbon barrels for a smoky but smooth flavor.
To buy: $40, binnys.com.
Wembly Coach’s Megaphone
It gives “Luke, I am your father” or “Finish your homework!” new resonance. With a siren for extra irksomeness (or awesomeness).
To buy: $32, kohls.com.
Our Favorite Pastries Gift Box
Exploit the artisanal enthusiasm of Brooklyn with a mother lode of insanely refined goodies, like hazelnut sandwich cookies and pumpkinseed brittle.
To buy: $49, bklynlarder.com.
Restoration Hardware LED Cotton-Twill Hat
Predawn dog walkers (or stoic snow shovelers) will glow over this cap: It has surprisingly bright LED beams emanating from the bill. Batteries included.
To buy: $24, rh.com.