Fun gift ideas for the holidays

Rather than wait until the last minute to do your holiday shopping, take Nike’s advice and just do it. Here are some fun ideas to get your creative juices flowing in the gift department. You can also make it really easy with flowers and dish gardens, cookies and chocolates, and wine and fine spirits, which always come through in a pinch. While you’re at it, may as well treat yourself too.


For the Romantic

Sotheby’s collaborated with Perfumer H for a candle collection that captures 17th-century Dutch and Flemish still-life paintings through fragrance. The trio of custom scents’ release coincided with its recent Old Master paintings sale in London. Each matches a work—a flurry of roses, wooded landscape, and rare citrus coveted during the Dutch Golden Age.


For the Sun-Seeker

It takes 28 steps to hand-craft Lapima’s sunglasses at its São Paolo atelier. The process involves cutting-edge technology and Sixties-era machinery, as well as French lenses, Italian acetate and German hinges. Shop for chic looks including holiday’s Serra do Mar Collection via its website and Florida retailers (Morgenthal Frederics, Carleen Ligozio, Edward Beiner, TwelveSixtyNine).


For the Foodie

You may have spotted Island Creek Oysters on dining menus around Florida. The Duxbury, Mass.-based seafood purveyor ships more than its namesake bivalves, however. Among many glorious gift bundles, its new Caviar Gift Pack features a choice of two varieties and sizes of caviar, milk bread (Keegan Kreations), butter (Échiré), and a caviar key and horn spoon.


For the Dreamer

Treat someone special to the annual Aspen Ideas Festival, whose first-ever, early bird-priced passes are on sale through December 31. Organized by the Aspen Institute with partner NBCUniversal News Group, the powwow offers Aspen Ideas: Health followed by two sessions for Aspen Ideas Festival from June 21-30. Topics range from neuroscience to net-zero innovation.


For the Influencer

Whether a sneaker collector or sparkle swooner, they’ll love Golden Goose x Swarovski’s limited-edition kicks and skateboard. Choose from two totally new styles of bedazzled Golden Goose Super-Star sneakers and a skateboard, whose crystal design is inspired by the Golden Goose flag. Timed for holiday gifting, the limited-edition pieces are available online and at both brands’ select stores. |


For the Host

Miami-based Thomas Fuchs Creative tackles tabletops with flair. Its ½ & ½ melamine dinnerware aptly comes in two-toned color combinations from neutrals to brights. Check its website for more collections including drinking glasses made with Murano or recycled glass; barware (serpent ice tongs) and Giardini di Miami collaboration of Italian linen tablecloths and napkins with NapKing.


For the Accessory Queen

Second-generation jeweler Gigi Clozeau makes her eponymous line in the South of France. Meant to be layered, delicate pieces favor 18K gold, precious and semi-precious stones of every color, and luxe resin beads and charms—the angelfish and flamingo are perfect for Florida wear. Local retailers are Lindy’s, Hive, Curio at Faena Bazaar and Marissa Collections.




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