THE LAST GIFT GUIDE


With the holidays around the corner, we’ve gathered together a selection of cheeky, clever, and meaningful presents to help you brighten someone’s season as we head into 2017.

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Set the tone for a candlelit dinner. Sona’s Candle Holder, $125 at M. Crow

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For those fascinated by art and anatomy. Anders Krisár book, $19.50 at Amazon

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The only oven mitt you would want to wear outside the kitchen. Grytvante Elefant oven mitt, 240 kr at Svenskt Tenn

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I wonder what your baby is wearing if you want to protect it with this bib. Baby Savannah print bib, $115 at Gucci

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A powerful, poetic début novel about dealing with loss and mourning. Vi Khi Nao’s Fish in Exile, $10.37 at Amazon

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If you are writing a novel on a typewriter, here’s how you should make your pasta. Marcato Pasta Maker, $66.06 at Amazon

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If Judd’s writings were as minimal as his art, this book would be a lot thinner. Donald Judd Writings, $39.95 at Amazon

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Preppy for less. Silk Knot-on-Bar Cuff Links, $10 at Ralph Lauren

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For when your Nespresso delivery gets stuck in a snowstorm. Le Creuset French Press Coffee Set, $163.99 at Amazon

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Promoting women’s economic independence in Oaxaca. Yola Mezcal, $50 at various liquor stores

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Whether your glass is half full or half empty, this should be your glass. Duralex Picardie Tumbler, set of six $21.95 at Amazon

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Our New York manifesto on New York’s official tourist t-shirt. I Heart New York t-shirt, $5 at The Last Magazine

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Sure, it’s the poster child for impersonal presents, but when New York’s best florist makes a scented candle, you know it’s good. Amnesia candle, $75 at Putnam & Putnam

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Polaroids reinvented by the guys who reinvented the synthesizer with the OP-1. I-1 camera, $299 at Teenage Engineering

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Because our page is thirty-six times the size of your iPhone and newsstands are getting harder to find. The Last Magazine one-year subscription, $28 at The Last Magazine

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If you want something to give your great-great-grandchildren, get this for yourself. Lodge Cast Iron Skillet, $27.82 at Amazon

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The gift that keeps on giving to those who really need it. Donate to Doctors Without Borders

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Have you ever imagined down pillows for your feet? Dreams do come true. Down Slippers, $80 at various Hästens locations

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Who says a speaker has to look like a sex toy? Phila Audio Corp. speakers, $700 at M. Crow

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Buying used footwear for a good cause. Used pointe shoes, various prices at New York City Ballet

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What’s black and white and tells the date? Swatch Mono watch, $75 at Amazon

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Swedish and Japanese metals join forces to make the best knife ever. Sounds promising. Kikuichi Swedish Warikomi Gyoto Knife, $279.95 at Amazon

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To complete his power suit. Givenchy Monkey Brothers tie, $195 at Mr. Porter

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It got David Byrne started. Can it make you quit your day job? Fender Duo-Sonic guitar, $499.99 at Amazon

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Why wouldn’t you want a perfectly handcrafted set of marshmallow sticks? Marshmallow & Weenie Stick, set of four $240 at M. Crow

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Finland’s best together—Tove Jansson’s Moomin character on an Alvar Aalto stool. This is limited-edition collaboration at its finest. Stool 60 Moomin by Alvar Aalto for Artek, $297 at Vertigø Home

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For the little handyman. Craftworker Cabinet, $130 at MoMA Store

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Stop worrying about the future. Tarot 101 class, $50 at CourseHorse

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If you want to be that guy. Hohner Marine Band Harmonica, $44.99 at Amazon

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Just in case your boyfriends’s names aren’t Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday… Hand-embroidered underwear, 55€ at Henriette H

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Stopping looking at your virtual reality through a cardboard box. Immerse Plus Virtual Reality Headset, $29.99 at Amazon

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What’s your safe word? Bondage Tape, $18 at Babeland

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Whose side are you on anyway? Limited-Edition Lucifer Rising Jacket, $666 at Kenneth Anger

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Make every pour count. Ryota Aoki Pot de Lait Collection, from $148 at The Future Perfect

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The future is in your hands. Custom fortune cookie, from $40 at Wonton Food

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Show your true colors. (Yeah, they have other teams too). The Elder Statesman x NBA “New York” Cashmere Pom-Pom Beanie, $420 at Barneys New York

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You might know someone who could use a copy. The United States Constitution, $1 at Amazon

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If Patagonia can do for lunch what they did for outerwear, this should be pretty good. Soups To-Go Gift Box, $53 at Patagonia

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Why have Santa in your front yard when you could have an eight-foot-tall inflatable Star Wars walker? Gemmy Inflatable AT-AT, $159.99 at Home Depot

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