holiday gift guide

Thanksgiving Design Finds: The Aesthete's Survival Guide

A dozen items for the tabletop and more.
Nov 26, 2014 10:00 am

For all its tradition and established customs, we're constantly thinking up ways to update Thanksgiving (just ask whoever invented Turducken). Whether you're a guest or a host, traveling or tending bar, here are over a dozen design-minded picks to help re-style the classic American holiday.

Gift Guide: 28 Brown Spirits We Stand Behind

And where to buy the right bottle online
Dec 10, 2013 2:00 pm

It’s the golden rule of gift giving: you cannot go wrong with booze. A fine bottle of brown spirits can lift the spirits and warm the cockles during this frigid season. Be the most popular person at the party during the holidays by giving a beautifully aged whiskey (or whisky, without the "e") or dark rum. If you’re lucky, you might even get a dram.

Gift Guide: 14 Kitchen Ideas For The Design-Obsessive In Your Life

Stylish picks for your kitchen and beyond
Dec 5, 2013 10:00 am

For the friend who cannot help but factor the aesthetics of something into its purchase — no matter how functional (or not) the item is — we've got 14 inspired options that give fresh meaning to the phrase "keeping up appearances." 

Gift Guide: 18 Very Good, Mostly Local, Things To Eat And Drink

Hey, everybody likes food things for gifts
Dec 4, 2013 2:00 pm

Not everyone likes to cook, but everyone loves to eat. So if anyone has ever told you that you have atrocious taste in sweaters or fragrances, take the safe route this holiday season and shop for gourmet gifts. And no, that cheap box of waxy chocolates from the pharmacy never, ever counts. Check out our gift guide and pick something vastly more tasteful.

Gift Guide: 22 Cooking Products For Your Favorite Food Obsessive

Kitchen gift ideas from our favorite NYC shop
Nov 29, 2013 9:30 am

Whisk has become one of our favorite cookware stores around — be it for a buying last minute package of cheesecloth or splurging on a Burr coffee grinder. The product buyers have three things in mind when selecting products: function, quality and a great price point. Here are their picks for this holiday season.

10 Design-Forward Bottles to Gift This Holiday Season

Olive oil, beer, syrup and vodka for aesthetes
Dec 20, 2012 1:02 pm

It doesn't take a boozehound or epicurean to appreciate a fine-looking bottle. If your friend happens to be one or the other, then all the merrier. From olive oil to super-small-batch beer, here are 10 sharply designed options.

12 Holiday Gifts For Your Food-Loving Girlfriend

Ramen socks, pineapple leggings and burger duvets
Dec 12, 2012 10:02 am

Just imagine walking into your girlfriend's bedroom and there she is, greeting you in an egg yolk bikini top, skintight pineapple leggings, rocking ramen socks and a bacon scarf, all while smelling of sweet, sweet sushi. These awesome gifts for your girlfriend will top any kitschy Christmas sweater or awful Cubic Zirconia earrings. Hummus rings and more, right this way.


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