STYLEBEAT'S TOP 20 GIFTS: THE SOMETHING-FOR-EVERYONE GIFT GUIDE

by Marisa Marcantonio


Need something great for everyone on your holiday list? Look no further, as Stylebeat's Gift Guide is here. Filled with gifts that span functional to fancy, this year's list is all about the classics. There seems to be no standout tech gift this year, as industry watchers say the Apple Watch has not yet hit its stride, iphones can easily track our workouts, and most of us already have digital subscriptions to watch TV on-demand. So this year,  re-visiting traditional style with a dose of nostalgia felt right. Some designs, like a copper French Press and a souped-up blender have been vastly improved upon, but others have proved their value year in, year out.  It is better to give than to receive, and here are a few reasons why.

Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean

Photo courtesy of L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean's wooden Dash Sled is the sort of well-made classic you can return to snow after snow

Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Parker Thatch's retro Monogrammed Tennis Bag from Neiman Marcus will delight all the aces in your life. 

Photo courtesy Flight 001

Photo courtesy Flight 001

This colorful 4-in-1  adapter plug from the travel gurus at Flight 001 works in over 150 countries-- a must for anyone with a serious case of wanderlust. 

Photo courtesy of Sir/Madam

Photo courtesy of Sir/Madam

For the perpetually organized, a classic brass desk organizer from Sir/Madam can help keep papers from being in a state of disarray.  

Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If a traditional holiday scent is too expected, try giving a scented candle that evokes delicious wintry fig and cassis a try. Byredo's Figue Glacee is just the thing for warm and cozy scenes.

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

I started to think finding well-made, warm mittens were a thing of the past. Then I discovered these beautifies from British glove company Chester Jefferies, carried by J. Crew. The French blue suede is so chic.

Photo courtesy of Barneys

Photo courtesy of Barneys

What's more winter-appropriate than polar bears? Eugenia Kim's alpaca knit pom pom hat will brighten even the darkest and coldest of days.

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

Photo courtesy of J. Crew

Because they're Smartwool these Fair Isle socks from J. Crew will provide warmth and pizazz. 

Photo courtesy of Furbish

Photo courtesy of Furbish

"I'm so busy" is the new humble brag. Another way of saying this is stated above, out of needlepoint, in an exclusive pillow Jamie Meares designed for her shop, Furbish.

Photo courtesy of Barneys

Photo courtesy of Barneys

A Billyblush black and white dot umbrella with a red handle will add some cheer to a dreary winter day. 

Photo courtesy of Mark and Graham

Photo courtesy of Mark and Graham

I love having a place to store small things that can otherwise get lost. I bring one of these Mark and Graham monogrammed leather catchalls along with me when I travel, for earrings and bracelets. Owning one in each color sounds like a good idea.

Photo courtesy of Shop Bop

Photo courtesy of Shop Bop

 A central place to corral jewels and keep them all together in a box that's big enough is here: Jonathan Adler's white lacquer jewelry box

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

The rage for all things pineapple continues, and makes its way onto the bar. This lidded brass pineapple goblet from The Pineapple Co.  make cocktail hour way more festive. 

Photo courtesy of Dodie Thayer

Photo courtesy of Dodie Thayer

Whether you covet or collect Dodie Thayer Lettuce Ware old or new, this new lidded tureen is just for you. Rounding out the collection of spring green tabletop pieces, Tory Burch recently introduced additional entertaining pieces of lettuce serve ware. 

Photo courtesy of Sea Star

Photo courtesy of Sea Star

If warm weather beckons this holiday season, and beach walks are in your future, spring for a pair of waterproof striped Beachcomer espadrilles with deck shoe soles from Sea Star Beachwear. Protect your feet from jellyfish and sharp shells.

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

After last year's punishing winter weather, waterproof footwear is a must. After searching high and low to find a less cumbersome rain boot with style, I came across these rubber Moto Boots from Rag and Bone with a cheerful red lining. 

Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

I've had Vitamix yearnings ever since using my mom's years ago. As any owner can tell you, this is one kitchen appliance with magical properties. 

Photo courtesy of East Dane

Photo courtesy of East Dane

Copper is emerging as the metal of the moment, and British design darling Tom Dixon has created an entire collection of accessories out of it, including this sleekly designed French Press. Your am coffee just got even better. 

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom's

Photo courtesy of Nordstrom's

With manly pursuits and other enjoyable pastimes explained, Kaufmann Mercantile's new book, How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures teaches how to proceed.

Photo courtesy of Terrain

Photo courtesy of Terrain

A nice, durable watering can is part of any serious gardeners arsenal. This Terrain gift set includes a Haws galvanized metal watering can and a brass mister, perfect for inside or outdoor use. 

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