So many options, but yet we often struggle to find just the right gift for those we care about. Here are some ideas to get those gift-giving juices flowing (there’s not much time left!).
FOR THE GERMAPHOBE
Coway Mighty, $225
A humidifier is a must for winter (especially if, like me, you’re prone to dry skin and bloody noses), but so is an air purifier – particularly if you have small children… this is a great gift idea for new parents! This model is a standout because it’s small but powerful and could not have a better design from both an aesthetic and functional standpoint. It can generate and maintain pure air in rooms up to 326 square feet and when no indoor air pollution is detected for 30 minutes, the fan will stop automatically (and start again when pollution is detected).
FOR THE BEAUTY BUFF
Coby Waterproof Shower Speaker, $16.99
I’m obsessed with this! For under $20 I don’t think it gets any better. This waterproof speaker is easy to use and has good sound quality (especially for the price). I’ve been blasting Queen non-stop since seeing Bohemian Rhapsody (such a good movie!).
FOR THE CHEF
Pyrex, prices vary but many options under $10
To know me (or at least eat next to me) is to know that I’m obsessed with all things Milk Bar. I’ve had the chance to meet Christina Tosi in person a few times and on top of being one of the most innovative pastry chefs in the world, she couldn’t be sweeter or more humble (I mean she even has a Chef’s Table episode dedicated to her! This is impressive…). She just came out with a new collection of Tosi x Pyrex storage containers and they’re adorable and totally fit what seems to be her personality. The brand also has a number of other options I’m loving. Especially the below:
FOR THE SWEETS LOVER
Domenica Fiore Reserva Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $21.95-$39.95
I’ve been traveling back and forth to Israel enough to know good olive oil… and this is damn good olive oil! Domenica Fiore Reserva Extra Virgin Olive Oil is one of the most awarded in the world (it’s sold at Eataly) and makes for a great hostess gift. It’s so much more memorable than wine or flowers. Plus it will last for weeks to come.
I appreciate a good candle, but I also appreciate a good value. Bath & Body Works almost always has markdowns on their products and while some of the candles can be a bit cheesy in both scent and packaging (though that can be fun for the right person!), they also have some more understated ones that look (and smell) way more luxe than their price tag. The one above is my favorite. It’s a perfect budget hostess gift or for someone who needs to relax with a good read and bath.