December is more than halfway through and 2014 is coming to a close at a “where did the time go” speed. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the new year. But first, holidays. You may still have a things you want to buy for your loved ones (and let’s be honest, yourself too). This gift guide is for all! I’ve separated it by sex, but you know that I would gladly take anything in the “For Him” gift guide for myself.
1. X Bra, $60
An incredibly soft and comfortable bamboo racerback bra. Made in Portugal.
2. Dead Sea Make Up Bag and Pencil Pouch, $19
This Dead Sea sunset photo was taken by me during a road trip to the desert. It is printed on a sturdy cotton mix fabric. It’s a strong, fun slice of nature to carry with you in your everyday urban living, to hold your essentials, change, pencils or to be used as make up pouch.
3. Daniel Wellington Classic Sheffield Watch, $199
Taking a minimalist design approach, Daniel Wellington crafts an effortlessly sophisticated timepiece with an understated dial and interchangeable leather band.
4. Ilia Balmy Days, $26
Clear organic lip conditioner from Ilia crafted from organic ingredients to soothe the lips. Pairs perfectly with balmy nights exfoliator.
5. Everlane Gift Card, $25-$200
The gift of beautiful basics by a brand that is making radical transparency a big deal. “We believe customers have the right to know what their products cost to make. At Everlane we reveal our true costs, and then we show you our markup.”
6. Jao Coifette, $32
A hauntingly mystical, 17% essential oil blend of Frankincence, Patchouli and Fir in a 100% natural oil base. Moisturize dry skin on hands or body. Soften cuticles. Tame flyaway hair.
1. Moon Dominos, $80
Moon Dominos replace the classic dots (or pips), with silkscreened phases of the moon. Box comes with booklet. The game’s name comes from the pieces’ resemblance to Venetian Carnival masks known as domino, which were white with black spots. These masks were so named, in turn, because they resembled French priests’ winter hoods, being black on the outside and white on the inside. The oldest known domino set was found in Tutankamen’s tomb, among the ruin of Thebes.
2. Switch Multi-Tool, $69.99
We’re deeply impressed with the Switch, the ultimate modular pocketknife that features 18 different attachmentsso you can mix and match your most frequently used tools. Customize your Switch’s width by swapping out the inner axles, or group your tools into different “themes”—home, office, outdoors, Edie Brickell Listening Party, etc.
3. Chunky Marbled Beanie, $19
Fine grained leather shapes a handsome, streamlined leather wallet equipped with four card slots and a currency sleeve. Dimensions: 4 1/4″W x 3 1/4″H x 1/2”D.
4. Russet Money Clip & Key Ring Set, $65
This set is like the Cyrus Beene for organizing your life—it will keep your presidents in order and hold the keys to your house. (Yup, we went there.) But seriously: This copper-y duo is pretty much perfect for any guy trying to keep his pockets, backpack, or briefcase in good shape.
5. The Motley Test Run Grooming Kit, $39
If you’re a newbie to superior grooming (the stuff that you can’t find at your local drug store) we suggest that you try a few products that we’ve hand selected for you. Our Test Run includes five travel sizes of our favorite products. Shipping is included. Then you can consult with us, shop for yourself or schedule shipments from our auto-pilot program.
6. BeGood Gift Card, $30-$150
Give him bucks for his basics. “We pursue a planet-friendly production cycle from start to finish. We like to think we’re changing the world, or at the very least, making an amazing tee shirt […] We have based BeGood on what’s called ‘The French Closet,’ the Gallic preference for selecting seasonal basics- timeless designs that never go out of style.” Plus, order by Dec. 18 and you can give add a custom message to a pair of BeGood socks.
What products in this collection would you like to try? Stay tuned for more like this and let me know in the comments what other last-minute gift guides you’d like to see.