10 Splurge-Worthy Holiday Gifts
Tabletop decor meets the Osbournes in this statement piece handcrafted of metal studs. A glamorous catchall for the maximalist.
To buy: Heavy Metal bowl, $150 (16 inches), kimseybert.com.
Elegant and generously sized, this lightweight wool blanket has a gorgeous drape and will impress the aesthete on your list.
To buy: Black Marble throw, $185 (60 by 70 inches), Suki Cheema, hausinterior.com.
Wedge Rain Boots
A welcome alternative to clunky galoshes, these Kartell Wellies are so slender and sleek, they look like part of your outfit.
To buy: Sofia rain boots, $194, 212-966-6665.
Nouveau Ping-Pong Set
Everything but the table: two handle-free paddles (psst! more control and better speed), four balls, and two wristbands.
To buy: Brodmann Blades gift set, $89, ameico.com.
A daring pair in sparkly pavé hematite are part conversation starter, part ear adornment.
To buy: Oxidized–sterling-silver earrings by Deanna Hamro, $430, fragments.com.
Custom Fragrance Set
The unexpected scents of perfumer Jo Malone are legend. This collection includes six small fragrances, plus two large bottles of your choice (pick from 20 options), for “layering.”
To buy: Jo Malone Customized Fragrance Combining collection, $325, jomalone.com.
The detail, the color, and the simple fact that a once living insect can hang on your wall as art make this eternally captivating. Many individual options available, as well as groupings.
To buy: Giant Walking Leaf in White, $305 (121⁄2 by 151⁄2 inches), pheromonegallery.com for more information.
Exquisite glasses, mouth blown and painted with precious platinum.
To buy: Landon small goblets, $98 each, Barneys New York, 212-826-8900.
Oversize Botanical Book
A stunning encyclopedic compilation of palm trees, reproduced from a 19th-century study.
To buy: The Book of Palms, $150, taschen.com.
Floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors, two fireplaces, an open floor plan, and recessed LED lights (powered by solar panels, obviously)—this retreat has everything needed to enchant children and send design-minded grown-ups into real estate never-never land.
To buy: Emerson House, $329 (18 inches high by 30 inches wide by 21 inches deep); and set of furniture, $219: brincadada.com.