The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Everyone on Your List—From Under $25 to Over-the-Top

Where to find everything from a joint holder for the stylish stoner to golden tools for the captain of the grill
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The holidays are almost here, so it’s time to start making your list (and checking it twice). Whether you’re in the market for cute stocking stuffers for your kiddos or a fancy watch to impress your father-in-law, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate holiday gift guide.


Under $25

  1. The Little Helper

Made of sustainable rubberwood, this 28-piece collection of kitchenware from Plan will give tots the tools to make yummy imaginary meals. $20 at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400.

2. Your Lucky Star

Well Told offers customizable glassware on its website—you enter the place, date, and time of any event you want to celebrate: a birthday, anniversary, annulment—and the company will etch on the glass the night sky as it appeared at that place and time. $20.

3. The Kris Kringle

These Happy Socks are part of a collab with Macaulay Culkin, paying homage to the actor’s career-making turn in Home Alone. Merry Christmas, you filthy animal! $16.

4. The MacGyver

We all know that Mr. or Ms. Fix-it, handy with tools in a jam. This multicolored tool kit includes seven Allen keys, slotted and Phillips head screwdrivers, and a Torx drive bit. Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use them, they will. $23.

5. The Plastic-Free Warrior

These portable, collapsible straws from Lund are made of high-grade stainless steel with soft silicone tips and come in hip carrying cases inspired by Zippo lighters. They’re easy to clean and can be used in hot or cold drinks. $18 each.

6. The Salt Bae

Rivsalt’s Himalayan salt grater will add some drama to a meal and seasoning to your dining room table. $24.95.

7. The Casual Entertainer

Porcelain serving dishes that look like takeout containers are a cheeky way to serve up leftovers. $13. 

8. The Art Student

Vegan, cruelty-free nailpolish in primary colors from Poketo allows her to try her hand at myriad designs. $48.

9. The Stylish Stoner

Now they can tote a joint or vape pen in a Sackville & Co. brass key-chain case, which is waterproof and airtight. $20.

Under $100

  1. The Boho Yogi

Pendleton puts its signature colorful, patterned spin on a series of yoga mats as part of a collaboration with Yeti Yoga. Made of eco-friendly materials—free of phthalates, latex, and heavy metals—your limber loved one will be the envy of the vinyasa class. $60.

2. The Makeup Maven

Christian Louboutin’s red-soled shoes might be beyond your pay grade, but your giftee can rock the designer’s signature crimson shade on her pucker with his velvet-matte lip color. $90. 

3. The Hostess

Greenbar Distillery’s single malt whiskey checks all the boxes—organic, small batch, and made right here in Los Angeles. You’ll have an interesting backstory to share at the soiree. $50.

4. The Tiny Rock Star

This three-string acoustic miniguitar was designed for kids ages three and older. It comes with an app and flash cards designed by educators to make learning fun. $79.

5. The Analog Junkie

Now your favorite portrait taker can print images on photo paper directly from a smartphone with the Polaroid Lab. $130. 

6. The Microdoser

They get by with a little help from their friends; they get high with a little help from tiny doses of hallucinogens. Jonathan Adler’s groovy container keeps their tabs not so hidden. $88.

7. The Sylista

The classic wardrobe staple from Guess: A denim jacket goes with everything in your future influencer’s closet. $39.

8. That Low-Energy Friend

You know the buddy who always seems to have car trouble or the IG-addicted pal whose cell battery is constantly drained? The Roav battery charger by Anker has two high-speed USB ports for phones or tablets, plus it’s capable of jump-starting a gas engine up to 6.0L. The whole kit fits in the glove compartment. Problems solved! $90.

Under $500

  1. The TV Fanatic

Stranger Things fans won’t mind tackling this 2,000-plus-piece set from Lego. The limited-edition collector’s model of the Byers residence comes with all of the main characters and can be displayed two ways—in real time in Hawkins or in the dark and creepy world of the Upside Down. $200.

2. The Chesspert

This sleek Lucite chess set from Tizo looks sharp in any room. You’ll want to keep it out on display. $385.

3. The Gal On the Go

Tory Burch named this cross-body handbag after Jackie O’s little sis, Lee Radziwill, who was equally known for her impeccable style. The petite version, which comes in four bright shades, is large enough to hold a cellphone, wallet, and touch-up makeup essentials. $498.

4. The Traveling Techie

Everyone hates digging through luggage for power cords at airports, right? Shinola’s tech portfolio holds chargers, business cards, and stylus pens, and has pockets for a passport, cellphone, and notepad. $395. 

5. The Dapper Gentleman

You can’t go wrong with a classic pullover sweater from Brooks Brothers. Made from 100 percent Merino wool and spun in Italy, this roll-neck fisherman cable sweater is timeless and looks great with jeans for a casual look or under a blazer for more-formal occasions. $298.

6. The Gamer

The latest headphones from Sennheiser offer a hands-free wireless gaming experience with more than 100 hours of battery life in a single charge. They also provide high-performance sound quality and a state-of-the-art microphone. $200.

7. The Cool Kid

Made of solid metal sheets welded by hand, Ambosstoys’s ride-on push scooter is so stylish you’ll wish it came in your size. $160. 

8. The Surfer Dude

The waves aren’t always primo along our coasts, but a paddleboard offers a chance for some fun in the sun sans swells. This one from Lifetime comes with an integrated accessory mount so he can take his Go-Pro along for the ride. $400.

Under $1,000

  1. The Trendsetter

These shades sold out so fast after appearing on the Louis Vuitton runway at Virgil Abloh’s first show for the brand, the label brought the style back. They feature an S-lock hinge and the company’s logo on the temples. $700.

2. The Hipster Mama

The Rolls-Royce of strollers, this streamlined version from UPPAbaby is designed to navigate narrow doorways and tight restaurant aisles. It also boasts a UPF 50-plus sunshade, a bug guard, and a basket that can hold up to 25 pounds. Big enough for a designer diaper bag and an Erewhon shopping haul. $550. 

3. The Jewish Telly Savalas

David Yurman’s star of David pendant is made of sterling silver and has an Art Deco vibe. Hang it from a box chain for a manly look that screams “Who loves ya, baby?” $295.

4. The Green Thumb

She’ll save tons of dough otherwise spent at the city’s myriad salad spots by growing her own leafy goodness with Lettuce Grow’s Farmstand. The six-foot stand features a pump and a timer that uses less electricity than a light bulb. $649. 

5. The Blue-Shoe Attorney

Salvatore Ferragamo’s leather pouch offers an elegant way to transport documents. Also, the lined interior features multiple pockets for toting other necessary accessories. $895. 

6. The Sneaker Head

Italian streetwear brand Off-White is white hot. And its new Odsy-1000 sneaker turned heads when it debuted at Paris Fashion Week. $815.

7. The Belle of the Ball

With her dance card filled with holiday parties, she’ll shine in this silver-sequined number by Saloni. It has a flattering empire waist and a thigh-high slit to reveal a little leg. Who needs a disco ball when you have this dress? $650. 

8. The Dancing Queen

There’s an old saying that you should never buy a woman shoes because she’ll walk out on you. But trust us, not in these sparklers. $850. 

9. The Bling Leader

Gucci’s much coveted signature double-G buckle is kitted out with crystals, elevating whatever ensemble your not-so-shrinking-violet pairs it with. $690.

Sky’s the Limit 

  1. The Tech CEO

Diamond-studded white- gold cuff links from Cartier seem a natural choice for the discerning fellow who’s fond of French cuffs and slim-fit tuxedos. $53,500 and available by appointment only at Cartier, Beverly Hills. 

2. The Free Spirit

Audemars Piguet’s latest woman’s timepiece, the Millenary Philosophique, features a single hand (no minute hand) so she can while away the hours without feeling rushed for time. $29,500 at Audemars Piguet, Beverly Hills.

3. The Jenga Master

This colorful plexiglass Jenga tower from Louis Vuitton is fun for the whole family—plus, it’s portable. $3,050. 

4. The Grill Captain

Because no one has friends over to microwave. If you’re going to fire up the grill, why not man it with a 14-karat gold tool set (which includes a fork, spatula, knife, and tongs) from jeweler Miansai. $65,000.

5. The Bicoastal Babe

Max Mara’s teddy bear coat has become an icon in the fashion world. If she’s heading to chillier climes, she’ll be super stylish in this cozy wrap. $3,690. 

6. The Spy Who Loves You

Part of Neiman Marcus’s annual fantasy gifts, this Aston Martin DBS Superleggera was designed by 007 himself, Daniel Craig (only seven were made). But wait that’s not all—it also comes with an all-platinum Omega Seamaster Diver 300M wristwatch and two tickets to the world premiere of the next James Bond movie, No Time to Die. $700,007; reserve by calling 866-278-6661.

7. The Bauble Babe

This gift of five golden cocktail rings is part of Tiffany & Co.’s holiday collection. They were designed by Jean Schlumberger and feature diamonds, green tourmaline, peridot, spessartine, morganite, and rubellite. Talk about happy hour! $210,000.

8. The Seafarer

The Breguet Marine chronograph is self-winding and water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters. Your captain will be all set for the salty brine with this on his wrist. $33,800 at Feldmar Watch Company, Pico-Robertson.

9. The Gala Goddess

Van Cleef & Arpels hit the archives for its Ludo bracelet, which graced the wrists of ladies in the 1930s. The gold mesh feels like ribbon on the skin. $60,500 at Van Cleef & Arpels, Beverly Hills.


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