Whether you’re handing out gifts in person or arranging for at-home delivery, here are some practical, pretty and crowd-pleasing ideas for everyone on your list.
"Flowers by Design"
From floral designer and founder of Brooklyn-based Tin Can Studios Ingrid Carozzi, Flowers by Design: Creating Arrangements for Your Space (Abrams) is a guide with tips and techniques for creating floral arrangements that complement your home.
Momofuku Holiday Packages
David Chang’s Momofuku launched its new holiday packages including the Noodle Lover's Box ($35), which features over three pounds of noodles, in addition to chopsticks. Other options include the Chili Crunch Sampler Pack ($45); the Ultimate Starter Pack ($85) with all of Momofuku’s most popular pantry items like the Seasoned Salts and Chili Crunch; and the Chili Crunch 3-Pack ($35).
Marigold & Grey’s "Back to the Office" Gift
Help employees ease back into the old routine (or into a new WFH one) with Marigold & Grey’s signature “Back to the Office” gift box ($149). It includes office essentials such as sanitizing desk wipes, daily task planners, an energy drink, a luxe Shinola journal and a desk-sized grow kit.
Castle & Key's Harvest Seasonal Gin
Frankfort, Ky.-based Castle & Key Distillery’s limited-edition Harvest Seasonal Gin ($39.99) boasts a label so pretty you won’t need gift wrap.
Online flower service Pomp offers a collection of farm-fresh arrangements delivered throughout the continental U.S. Pictured: The Parade arrangement ($89) features a lush selection of roses, including Ruby Reds and Heart Roses, coupled with Purple Statice, Lavender, Blue Delphinium and Red Hypericum Berries.
eos Hydrating Hand Sanitizers
Although not the sexiest seasonal swag, eos Shea Better Hydrating Hand Sanitizer ($5.99) is a practical gift that any recipient will actually use. The unique gel-cream texture quickly absorbs and instantly moisturizes hands, leaving hands hydrated, not dried out, plus it kills 99.9% of harmful bacteria. It’s available in two fragrances: coconut waters and pomegranate raspberry.
The Maui Cookie Lady
Known for her gigantic gourmet cookies, The Maui Cookie Lady (a.k.a. Mitzi Toro) creates unique flavors using local Hawaiian ingredients including lilikoi, sea salt, Kona coffee and lychee. For the holidays, she’s releasing “Scrooged- Stuck at Home” (a buttery rum cookie stuffed with a butter pecan truffle topped with Kahula chocolate drizzle); “Rumchata EggNog” (an eggnog cookie stuffed with Rumchata fudge and white chocolate chunks); and “It’s a Wonderful Whiskey Life” (a Baileys truffle inside a velvet cocoa cookie topped with crushed candy canes). Cookies range in size from 6 to 9 ounces and cost between $6.75 and $8.75.
Spoken Flames is a female-founded, Black-owned candle company that creates immersive experiences with the help of augmented reality. Each candle ($34) is hand-poured with a natural coconut wax blend with a wooden wick. The AR experience, which is activated via Instagram, features spoken word performances and audible affirmations inspired by the message emblazoned on the candle.
1-800-Flowers.com’s Gifting Platform
1-800-Flowers.com recently announced the launch of Hero, powered by SmartGift. The engagement and gifting platform, which is integrated into the company’s corporate gifting website, includes access to thousands of gifting options from brands such as Harry & David, PersonalizationMall.com, Cheryl’s Cookies and Wolferman's Bakery, as well as same-day delivery and address-less shipping capabilities. Recipients are able to digitally unwrap and preview gifts, choose the delivery date and address, and in some cases, swap the gift for another item.
Met x Minted Holiday Cards
Minted and The Metropolitan Museum of Art partnered to reimagine classic works of art as contemporary holiday cards—all inspired by masterpieces from the museum’s collection. A portion of every purchase will support the independent artist who designed the card and the museum. Cards start at $65 for 25. Pictured: Winter Flower Holiday Card by Elliot Stokes.
Women's Bean Project
The Women's Bean Project, a nonprofit that gives women battling addiction, homelessness and incarceration a second chance, offers gift boxes filled with gourmet options—from bean, scone and cookie mixes to Thai Curry cashews, popcorn, coconut bites and more. Prices range from $20.95 to $69.95.