2019 holiday gift guide: The swanky edition

No matter how picky, quirky, fancy or eclectic the person on your list is, our holiday gift guide will have something for everyone.

a living room with a couch and a chair: Sukhadas abstract paintings are the perfect gift for the home.

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Sukhadas abstract paintings are the perfect gift for the home.

For Her

Gift them with abstract artwork from Sukhada Mishra, who is a research engineer at Intel Corporation by day and talented artist by nights and weekends.  At the age of 5, Sukhada was diagnosed with vitiligo, a skin condition involving discoloration of the skin, which enhanced her awareness of colors and patterns from an early age.  Sukhada expresses her emotions through her artwork using vibrant hues and inspiration from the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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Quinn Cashmere sweaters are the ultimate luxe gift for that special someone.  With classic styles for both men and women, Quinn uses the finest cashmere knit in ethically sourced factories to ensure you’ll have a quality sweater that will last forever and doesn’t pill. Cashmere yarn comes from cashmere goats that are not harmed in the process.

Quinn Cashmere sweaters are ethically sourced.

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Quinn Cashmere sweaters are ethically sourced.

She will love the NIRA At-Home Anti-Aging Skincare Laser which is an effective at-home gadget to treat wrinkles.  It’s not only easy to use, safe, effective and natural but is also less expensive than similar laser treatments for reducing wrinkles and fine lines.

Help her stay warm this winter with Gobi Heat’s Sahara 3 Zone Heated Jacket ($199) which is wind and water-resistant, keeping her warm and dry using conductive thread heating technology.  Stylish and comfortable, the jackets have an easy one-touch LED controller with 3 heat settings: low, medium and high.  Available for men and women

For Him

Gift him with Soothe, the world’s leading on-demand massage service that delivers a licensed, insured massage therapist to your home or hotel within 60 minutes.  The seasonal Calm. Cleanse. Cure. Holiday Gift Set (prices vary) includes a massage card and a pack of 3 luxurious healing bath salts that contain all-natural, non-GMO, tropical ingredients.

Revo’s 1985 collection pays homage to the ’80s with 6 classic unisex frame styles that not only look great but are also functional.  Heralded as the leader in polarized lens technology, the brand was created using technology developed by NASA as solar protection for satellites.  How’s that for innovation!

a pair of sunglasses on a table: Revo 1985 Collection is a throwback to classic styles suitable for both men and women.

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Revo 1985 Collection is a throwback to classic styles suitable for both men and women.

Refresh his wardrobe with the Treffort Contemporary Fit Signature Oxford Shirt ($165), which is an essential for any office.  The company strives for eco-friendly production without sacrificing quality by using premium 100% Egyptian and Turkish cotton to create soft comfort with minimal creasing.  The company combines modern elegance with a contemporary style, redefining the “smart casual” shirt whether in the boardroom or out on the town.

For the Athlete

The fitness fanatic will find the Hexa Power High Speed Blender ($349) a must have for making shakes and smoothies. With the Fast Rinsing function, the “pulse” switch can rinse in as fast as 20 seconds.

He will love The Voyager Jacket ($225) by Oros that uses Solarecore technology to lock in warmth.  Breathable and stylish, the smartly designed jacket is great for everyday wear.  Founded by Michael Markesbery and Rithvik Venna while attending college, Oros’ mission is to provide superior gear for active individuals.

She will love bundling up in Terez’s Leopard Goals Windbreaker ($120), which is a retro jacket with red piping trim and leopard print.  Water-resistant and cozy, the jacket is cuffed at the sleeves and waist which adds protection and warmth.

For the Kiddos

Young readers will love Claris Book and Toy Gift set ($22) about a stylish little mouse who pursues her dreams of being in the fashion world in Paris. Illustrated by artist Megan Hess, the picture book is accompanied by a stuffed toy mouse to amuse children of all ages.

All kids will instantly love the Loog Pro Electric guitar ($199) with its slim 3-string neck and accompanying app to help them start playing songs almost instantly!  With Loog, kids and beginners learn and acquire skills all while having fun.  You will have access to video lessons, a tuner and even a digital songbook so you can learn guitar by playing real songs (Beatles, Stones, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and more).  Ages 8+.

For your Four-legged friend

Cat lovers will want to feed their felines Smalls, where real, delicious cat food ships directly to your door.  The company uses fresh, human-grade recipes to make freeze-dried raw kibble and treats that are specifically tailored to fit your cat’s nutritional needs.  The company believes in giving back and works with shelters and animal non-profits across the United States to provide quality food to cats in need.  With their Shelter Program, shelters can order Smalls in bulk at cost-pricing.

Your cat will love Kitty Cardboards ($25), which are playfully designed cardboard boxes that not only provide a lounging sanctuary but also eclectic décor for your home.  Box themes include Meow-ter Space, Purradise, Jungle Box and more.  All boxes are made in the USA and will provide hours of fun for your feline.

Spoil your four-legged friend in Bespoke Paw’s Cashmere Cable sweater ($98), which is designed in New York, using high-quality yarns and real leather buttons.  The shawl collar will keep your dog stylish and warm.

For the Home Chef

Home cooks will love Made In Cookware’s The Starter Kit ($283) which is the ultimate must-have for any chef.  The beautiful set includes 11-pieces of stainless- steel cookware made in the USA.  Not only is the set great to look at, they are super functional to execute any dinner party.

Tavola Cookbook ($24.95) comes from the chef behind Tavola, the rustic Italian restaurant and wine bar that has become a staple in Charlottesville, VA.  Loaded with family recipes, the cookbook combines the art of storytelling with delicious and easy recipes that will warm your stomach.

Give the gift of Hungryroot, a modern meal delivery that brings nutritious whole food straight to your front door.  All products are free of hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners and preservatives!  With easy recipes and ingredients prepacked for cooking, it takes the guesswork out of meal planning.  The site allows you to purchase a gift card for your recipient which can be delivered via email on the date you choose.

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For the Officemate/Boss/Host and Hostess

Harry & David’s Peppermint Bark Cake ($55) is a decadent chocolate cake with a layer of fluffy white cake with peppermint buttercream frosting in between, topped off with white chocolate curls and crushed peppermint.  The rich treat will be certain to delight.

Do good while gifting Alter Eco’s Chocolate By Nature Gift Box ($24.99) which features some of the brand’s best-selling dark chocolates.  For every gift box sold, the company will plant a tree in the Peruvian Amazon, where its farmers harvest cacao, to help regenerate the earth.

With the Roam Journal ($35), they can log their travels anywhere they go with its’ compact size and functional design.  Bound in a linen hardcover and containing quality paper stock, the journal contains 144 lined pages.

The Best Stocking Stuffers

Not your average run of the mill sock, Swiftwick’s Limited Edition Winter Collection ($19.99) offers the best socks to gift every adventurer whether it be running, cycling, hiking or just hanging out.  Crafted with natural Merino Wool to keep feet warm and dry in cold weather, the Limited Edition VISION Five Frost features a Nordic-inspired style and offers medium cushion to provide comfort.

Holiday Gift sets from Sigma Beauty (prices start at $20) are sure to please – from the beautiful packaging to the innovative and high-quality products.  The brand specializes in makeup brushes, including the industry’s first-ever waterproof makeup brushes.  Each brush has a 2-year warranty, ensuring longevity and quality.

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