Bringing a hand-picked selection from their Upper East Side outpost to VitsÅ's Bond Street space, Cooper-Hewitt makes their first-rate gifts from their shop more accessible to downtown masses through December. The collection of goods uses the address of the furniture showroom to limit the offerings to 33 items, all geared toward design-minded giftees and available pre-wrapped and tax-free. (Cooper-Hewitt members can also bring their card to take advantage of their discount, of course.)
Braun's classic AB1 Quartz Travel Clock ($44) nails all the basic features in a small, lightweight body that adds a little aesthetic comfort to the most generic of hotel rooms. Plus frequent travelers receiving this as a gift will have one more reason to think of you. In the spirit of gifts with a subtext, the Daruma Money Bank ($36), based on traditional Japanese dolls, encourages positive behavior by following the custom of filling in one eye to set a goal and completing the other eye when the goal's met.
A re-release of British designer Lucienne Day's 1954 tea towel, Night and Day ($40) makes the perfect hostess gift. For people on your list who always come up with new ideas, One Year of White Pages ($35) gives them a chic way to record and organize them.