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Frederic Finds: Perfect Gifts for the Holidays—and Beyond

30 November, 2018

It’s our favorite time of the year, and we’re excited to share the very best holiday gifts we could find, for everyone on your nice list.


  • Everyday Cookbook

    Vegetarian recipes with Indian flair—and a stylish cover. Just add a ribbon!
    Flatiron Books, $25, barnesandnoble.com

  • Calamondin. Cala-who?

    Surprise the gardener on your list with this little-known hybrid fruit tree
    Via Citrus, $60, viacitrus.com

  • British Bites

    Treats fit for a king, in a woven basket built to stand the test of time.
    Fortnum & Mason, $250, williams-sonoma.com

  • Wonderfully Whittled

    A cherry wood spoon, hand carved in Pennsylvania for all your skimming needs.
    Jonathan’s Spoons, $30, woodspoon.com

  • Sly Sips

    A decidedly modern take on the most classic accessory: the flask.
    Odeme, $32, ofakind.com

  • Simple Pleasures

    Handsome and hardwearing towels, handmade in Kentucky on old Swedish looms.
    Stephanie Seal Brown, $120, stephaniesealbrown.com


  • The Ultimate Pocket Square

    Dutch tulips hand-printed on pure silk, finished with hand-rolled edges.
    R.B. Manville, $80, rbmanville.com

  • For the Lady Who Has It All

    Leather on the outside. Cashmere on the inside.
    Plain Goods, $115, plain-goods.com

  • A Step Up From the Rest

    Relaxed, Moroccan-style, shearling slippers—lined with suede and made in L.A.
    Jenni Kayne, $275, jennikayne.com

  • Art You Can Carry

    A true multi-material masterpiece—wood, acetate, leather—for the fashion set.
    Roksanda, $1440, matchesfashion.com

  • Advanced Reading

    A Truman Capote classic, bound in mint leather and undeniably chic.
    Saks Fifth Avenue, $85, saksfifthavenue.com

  • Fashionable Fluff

    Pom-poms were originally designed to conceal a seam. This one’s just adorable.
    Eugenia Kim, $225, modaoperandi.com


  • Story in a Bottle

    Gorgeous, jewel-like fragrances that come with a poem? How romantic!
    Régime des Fleurs, $250, regimedesfleurs.com

  • Natural Relaxation

    Linen filled with flaxseed and lavender—the analog way to wind down.
    elizabethW, $28, elizabethw.com

  • A Tight Squeeze

    Paired with a tube of fancy toothpaste or hand cream, the perfect stocking stuffer.
    Jayson Home, $15, jaysonhome.com

  • Jetsetter Essentials

    Everything they need to refresh, moisturize, cleanse, hydrate—and relax.
    Susanne Kaufmann, $112, needsupply.com


  • A Ray of Sun

    Handmade in London, where they know a thing or two about brightening damp days.
    London Undercover, $160, londonundercover.com

  • Functional Design

    In sleek brass and punchy enamel, a key ring so nice they won’t want to lose it.
    Craig Hill, $18, craighill.co

  • Trendy Yet Timeless

    A high-gloss lacquer tray, hand-painted with the motif of the moment: trompe l’oeil.
    The Lacquer Company, $450, thelacquercompany.com

  • Littlest Luxury

    French shoe horns for anyone who enjoys the finer things, really.
    Plain Goods, $42, plain-goods.com

  • Handy Helper

    Toting logs never looked so chic—or easy.
    Winter Session, $95, winter-session.com


  • Back to the Future

    A Polaroid camera that also connects to your phone—a.k.a. genius.
    The Impossible Project, $280, annmashburn.com

  • True Blue

    A made-to-order vase that takes Santa’s helpers 4-6 weeks to prepare.
    BZippy & Co., $250, bzippyandcompany.com

  • Hot Accessory

    Because a silk and bamboo fan never made anyone look ordinary.
    Neue Galerie, $32, neuegalerie.org

  • Made in Spain

    Mohair that was sheared, dyed and woven to perfection? Enough said.
    Viso Project, $440, visoproject.com

  • A Bit of Whimsy

    What does one do with a decorative obelisk? Enjoy it, of course.
    Parvum Opus, $82-$248, parvumopus.com



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