Tuesdays are hot yoga. Thursdays are meditative yoga. Friday nights are candlelight yoga (bring a date?). If she’s running from class to class to maximize the blissed-out vibes of living within walking distance of 5 separate yoga studios, she’s going to need a reliable yoga mat strap. This one from Will Leather Goods comes in several particularly stylish motifs…and is super-durable, to boot. Which is good, because breaking your yoga strap and dropping your mat in an oily puddle is decidedly un-soothing. Get it here.
A timelessly sophisticated shoulder bag is the cornerstone of any woman’s wardrobe. If the lady in your life hasn’t found one that screams “hers and hers alone” yet, maybe this slightly mod, classic satchel by the inimitable Sophie Hulme will fit the bill. The print elevates it to “It-Bag” status, but at the heart of it, this is a lasting investment piece. Did we mention how wide her eyes will get when she unwraps this? Get it here.
For the guy who would rather publicly spear himself in the heart than get rid of his old band tees (in whatever state of disintegration), this Joy Division sweater from the inestimably savvy Unknown Sweaters just might be the only way to get him to upgrade his wardrobe. In simple black and white, it’ll even pass for acceptable officewear (“Ah, what a nice abstract intarsia motif!”, exclaims HR), but you both will know the truth. And it’s animal-fiber-free, so you don’t have to worry that moths, moths will tear it apart…Get it here.
Beard like a lumberjack? Artisanal pocket knife? “Workboots” that be babies more than, well, an actual baby? These are the socks to get. These French-made (shhh, don’t tell) tartan socks from The Sock Hop are outdoorsy in appearance but soft on the inside– just like him. Get them here.
For the guy in your life who thinks planning is the antithesis of vacation, who would rather go on a tour of small-town America’s apple pies than amble along in a guided tour of the more established local sights, Wildsam Field Guides are a revelation. Each book breathes life into the very place it covers, supplementing top-notch recommendations with history, notes from locals, and general bits and bobs that make any town more of a feeling than a list of must-sees. Put another way? A guidebook for the guidebook-averse. Get them here.
That guy at the office whose name you drew for the gift exchange? All you’ve really got on him is that his desk is always meticulous (seriously, how is he doing that? Is it a power play or what?). Luckily, that’s all you need to know in order to gift him this remarkably refined organizational pouch from delightfully-named Pijama, perfect for iPad, Kindle, or even just the random stuff that sloshes around the bottom of one’s workbag (not his, though. His is probably already perfect). Get it here.
Not only does she know the most current pastry portmanteaus (cronut? doughssaint?), she gives Dominique Ansel a run for his money in the kitchen. In fact, the only thing that would make her pies and cakes better than they already are is the serving methodology– these hand-carved walnut pie servers from Board & Bread make for gorgeous gifts (and are probably the only thing you could suggest about her baking that she wouldn’t consider an insult). Get it here.
Yeah, we don’t expect he’ll be crewing up with a whaling ship anytime soon either, but this clever kit from Mollyjogger has a certain adventurous spirit about it, so who knows. Studies show that scrimshaw carving as a pastime is 50% more productive than stalking your exes on Facebook, 80% more satisfying than playing Candy Crush, and 100% better cocktail party conversation fodder than recounting that time you got really wasted and forgot where you lived. Carve away, good gents. Get it here.
Okay, maybe he’s not making anyone at the PDT worry for their jobs, but he’s known for mixing up a very good cocktail or two. This gorgeous travel mixology kit, dreamed up by designer Stephen Kenn in collaboration with Death & Co’s Alex Day and David Kaplan, is the perfect thing to get his cocktail mixing off its feet (while he’s off his feet at 39,000 feet). Get it here.
He has committed airport codes so obscure to memory that you sort of wonder if he’s making them up. He spends more time in the airport than most people do at their jobs. Which is why it makes so much sense that he should have his very own pair of Sabahs, the oh-so-comfortable, oh-so-stylish shoe that not only goes anywhere, but seems particularly well-suited to the time spent in transit. Check out the latest ordering guide to get your hands on a pair of these sought-after travel companions (better order two, or else they might not make it to their intended recipient…if you catch our drift). Get info here.