Gifts Galore

2016 » December 2016
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No. 1
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:45pm

FOR THE BUSINESS JET TRAVELER

1. Six Days of Nightlights
A six-day Northern Lights Tour of southern Iceland features snowmobiling on Mýrdalsjökull glacier, dogsledding atop an ice cap, exploring Geysir Hot Spring Area, and many more adventures. $4,050/person at bigchilladventure.com

2. Where’s Junior?
The Gizmo Pal 2 by LG is a
sturdy watch that helps you keep tabs on your little one by providing real-time tracking and letting you know when your child crosses set GPS boundaries. $80 at verizonwireless.com

3. Glamour on Demand
A stylist will come to your home or hotel room at any time to do hair, makeup, or both. Gift certificates start at $50 at beglammed.com

4. Pillows You Can Pack
Inflatable travel pillows that roll up feel like your favorite one from home. Starting at $90 (Canadian) at pillowpackers.com

5. Decadence Under Wraps
Perfectly decadent and beautifully packaged, the Indulge Box is 250 grams of White Sturgeon caviar presented in a lockable pine wooden box with two mother-of-pearl caviar spoons. $695 at roecaviar.com

FOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATES

6. Massage Delivery
Even business jet travelers have tight muscles after a long trip. A gift certificate to Soothe will allow them to book a massage anywhere they want. $282 for three hours of massages at soothe.com

7. Beauty and the Box
Succulent & Fleur—a polished, colorful combination of blooms and succulent plants in a handcrafted box—makes this the perfect gift for a client. $108 at oliveandcocoa.com

8. This Is Nuts
These super-large sea-salted peanuts are delicious and addictive. Blue Crab Bay Co. also offers other classic favorites that make great gifts, such as peanut brittle and Bloody Mary mix. $25 at bluecrabbay.com

9. Protect Against Oil Shortages
Every month, the Olive Club will deliver three bottles of flavored extra virgin olive oils and balsamics. Six-month gift plan. $138 at olivethisolivethat.com

10. Tame Somebody’s Inbox 
A beautiful, customized, or monogrammed handmade glass paperweight will help calm your colleagues who get stressed about overflowing inboxes. Our favorites: a large rectangular paperweight customized by Bernard Maisner and a dome decoupage paperweight by John Derian. $80 at bernardmaisner.com, $60 at johnderian.com

11. These Truffles Aren’t Trifles
Those who grew up in California already know what delicious treats Sees Candy offers. We especially love the white mint truffles (available only during the holiday season) and the milk Bordeaux chocolates. About $20/pound at sees.com

12. Thirsty? Remove the Flowers
Two’s Company makes lovely silver-plated brass mint julep cups, and they can hold many things beyond a cocktail. For example, they make beautiful flower vases. $68 for a set of four at amazon.com

FOR HER & HIM

13. Take Off on Two Wheels
An elegant bicycle in a fun color will make an impression. Two good options are Classic Sport by Tokyo Bike and Diamond Bike by Martone Cycling Co. $825 for Classic Sport at tokyobikenyc.com; $1,100 for Diamond Bike at saksfifthavenue.com

14. Magnificent Music Boxes
Bruce Springsteen’s The Ties That Bind combines a remastered version of his River album with previously unavailable tracks and an amazing concert video. New editions of Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk and Mirage include unreleased and live material. And David Bowie’s Five Years and Who Can I Be Now?, a pair of 12-CD sets, document his career from 1969 through 1976. Starting at around $75 at amazon.com

15. Timeless Watch 
You can’t go wrong with Hermès, and certainly not with its understated and classic Cape Cod watch. Available in several sizes and colors and with single or double strap. An Apple Watch version is also available at apple.com. $3,000 at hermes.com

16. Pictures in a Flash
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera breaks the ice at parties while transporting you back to the Polaroid era. Camera, $53, film, $37 for 60 shots, at amazon.com

17. Ultimate Auto
The reengineered Singer Porsche 911 has the best of everything ever put into a car, in a classic-looking wrapper. They are completely bespoke for each customer. $200,000 and up at singervehicledesign.com

18. Flowers by the Week
Flower Muse ships its bouquets directly from the farm. The company offers several weekly subscription packages, such as fragrant flowers
and garden roses. Starting at around $200/month at flowermuse.com

19. Ascend to PJ Heaven
These classic woven pajamas from Mark and Graham are cozy, cute, and available for women and men. Starting at $165 with complimentary monogramming at markandgraham.com

20. Hangups that Require No Therapy
Saatchi Art is an online gallery that contains an exceptional array of original paintings, photography, drawings, and sculpture for all
price ranges. saatchiart.com 

21. Memorialize That Special Place
A personally significant longitude and latitude can be engraved into a bracelet, ring, or necklace from this special collection. Starting at $75 for gold-filled (also available in solid gold) at tmbjewelry.com

22. Dinner at Your Door
Every week delivers a new batch of Quinciple’s locally curated farm ingredients and recipes that use them. Vegetarian option available. $200 for one month at quinciple.com

FOR BABIES, KIDS & NEW PARENTS

23. Surprises from Andy Warhol
Collectible three-inch figurines of iconic Warhol creations come in “blind boxes,” so you don’t know until you open them which ones you’re getting. Fun to unwrap, they’re even more fun to look at. $11.99 for one or $240 for a case of 20 at Kidrobot.com 

24. Stylish Stroller
The Bugaboo Cameleon3 is the fanciest of strollers and also happens to be expertly crafted. Its multistage design adapts to a growing child. $1,219 at giggle.com

25. Tools for the Tots
This beautiful enameled spade, shovel, rake, and pail set is perfect for the beach or backyard. $28 at novanatural.com

26. When Kids Outgrow Crayons
Faber-Castell Young Artists’ Essentials Gift Set offers 64 drawing essentials in a beautiful wooden case. $45 at dickblick.com

27. Children in the Cockpit
An Airflow Collectibles Sky King Pedal Plane lets your little pilots take off, if only in their dreams. $449 at pilotmall.com

28. Skip the Night Shift
Baby Night Nurses, aka Nighttime Nannies, can help new parents with daunting basics like swaddling and feeding. And, they can be hired for 12-hour shifts so sleep-deprived moms and dads can get some shuteye. The International Nanny Association and Care.com are reputable resources. $200–$300/night at nanny.org or care.com

29. Icy Homemade Treats
The best thing about making your own with the Cuisinart Snow Cone Maker is that you control the ingredients. $70 at target.com

30. This Bug Won’t Bug You
Indestructible, safe, adorable, and loved by toddlers, the Wheely Bug goes backwards, forwards, and sideways; is available in several adorable animal designs; and promotes gross motor skills. Most remarkable: it doesn’t drive parents crazy. About $60 at amazon.com

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Teresa Miller
on January 4, 2017 - 3:13pm

I had the worst experience using beGlammed for my sister-in-law's event. Never again.

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