For the Entertainer
Acrylic Tumbling Tower & Sir/Madam Rialto Glassware
“This is game night done right. Pretty cocktails in sherbet-colored glasses and a tumbling tower so chic you’ll keep it on your coffee table year-round.” —Phoebe Flynn Rich, creative director. Tumbling tower ($99); Glasses (starting at $24).
William Morris Playing Cards
Perfect for the game night–loving design nerd, these cards ($15) feature two classic patterns by the iconic textile designer.
Kodak Luma 75 Pocket Projector
Turn a blank wall into a home theater or Mario Kart tournament with this palm-sized projector ($170) that tucks away post-party.
Social Studies Gift Card
“For that friend who wants to host like a debutant but doesn’t have the trust fund, there’s Social Studies (Starting at $100), the cool-kid party-rentals outfit. Just choose your style and submit your guest count, and they’ll deliver everything you need for a gorgeous spread—just add food and friends.” —Hannah Baker, home editor.
Twig NY Always Camille Salad Plate
These plates ($23 each), a collab with designer Molly Hatch, can make even a sandwich look fancy-pants.
Gray Malin Beach Backgammon Set
For the Gardener
Hay Watering Can
“Hydration meets high design with this sleek watering pot ($25) that would look great just sitting on the table when you’re not using it.” —Kelsie Schrader, assistant editor.
Viva Sol Bocce Set
With its cheery palette and pro-grade balls, your games-loving pal will surely consider this gift ($79) a win.
The Magnolia Company Saplings
“Perfect for the budding green thumb in your crew, these Florida-grown saplings (starting at $59) come with tree-specific care instructions to ensure the li’l plant grows big and bountiful.”
MoMA Wildlife Birdhouse and Feeder
What feathered friend wouldn’t want to move into this minimalist-chic nesting box ($68)? It would be right at home in any bird-watcher’s backyard.
Picnic Time Essential Garden Seat & Tool Kit
Gardening doesn’t have to be back-breaking work thanks to this handy stool ($76), which folds up and has room for all your weeders and trowels below.
Gifts that Give Back
All Across Africa Small Desert Flower Biko Basket
This beautiful, colorful catchall ($30) is ethically crafted in Rwanda and helps create sustainable income for artisans throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Lotto Love 4-pack
“Lottery tickets are a foolproof stocking stuffer, especially when they’ve got a social mission. Just scratch them off to reveal where LottoLove ($40 for 4) is donating on your behalf—its charitable partners provide everything from clean water to literacy tools to those in need.” —Christina Izzo, features editor.
Everlane 100% Human Tee
Wardrobe basics get a do-good boost with this collection ($25), with 10 percent of sales going toward the ACLU’s civil rights efforts.
Cuddle + Kind Fox Doll
“Not only does this cutie give us Wes Anderson vibes, but for each doll (starting at $52) bought, 10 meals are donated to combat childhood hunger.”
Haverhill Hope Bracelet
“All profits from this delicate arm candy ($265) benefit Color of Change, America’s largest online racial-justice organization.” —Emma Gray Pitt, associate art director.
Tentree Juniper Camp Mug
Got an outdoors lover in the family? Give ’em a two-for-one gift with this durable mug ($25), and TenTree will plant 10 trees in their honor.
For the Maker
Upstate Dye Kits
“Gift your crafty pal these natural dye formulas (starting at $48) in rose, turmeric, or indigo so they can transform anything from a white tee to a plain shower curtain into a work of art.”
John Robshaw Lanka Oyster Kitchen Gift Set
Made from leftover fabric with the goal of reducing waste, this set ($75) includes extra-pretty versions of kitchen must-haves.
DIY Mini Greenhouse Kit
This teeny novelty greenhouse ($40) takes about 20 hours to put together—a fair price to end up with a miniature that’s this level of cute.
Puebco Tablet Stand
“This brass beauty ($58) is perfect for holding your tablet while you cook. (It works for old-school cookbooks, too.”) —Nina Elder, food editor
Modern Sprout Growframe
A nifty mountable shelf/frame/grow light combo ($190) helps plant babies thrive in even the darkest rooms.
We Are Knitters Miami Beach Petit Point Kit
“Escape to the seaside with this easy-enough-for-beginners embroidery kit ($85) that would make a great gallery-wall addition.” —Alexandra Wozniczka, designer.
For the Homebody
Gift this hand-painted timepiece ($88) to the art school alum in your life to dress up any wall.
Siblings Scent No 06 Candle
These sustainable candles ($22) come deconstructed so there aren’t any wasted glass tumblers—just melt and pour the wax into a vessel of your choice and enjoy!
Katie Mudd Ceramics Mug & Pour Over
This sunny handmade set ($45 each) is perfect for the design-minded coffee connoisseur in your life.
By Robynblair Puzzles
Satisfy that sweet tooth with these sugary puzzles ($48 each) from the cult-fave candy-art brand.
Bureburepets Cat Basket
“I’d put this (starting at $64) under the tree for my cat, Gus. Hand-knit from 100 percent wool, it would keep him warm in the winter and cool in the summer.” —Tara Cox, executive managing editor.
Claus Porto Gift Box
With deco-inspired packaging from the brand’s archives, these soaps ($75) are almost too pretty to unwrap. But they smell too great not to!
Edited by Hannah Baker & Christina Izzo | Photographs by Chelsea Kyle | Prop Styling by Astrid Chastka | Food Styling by Drew Aichele | All Product Images Courtesy of the Brands