Cool Weather Edible Seedbombs $13
This two-pack of cool weather edible seed bombs includes Pot Marigold, "Seven Top" Turnip and Tatsoi. Greenaid hand rolls their seed bombs using socially responsible labor practices and works in partnership with Chrysalis, a non-profit that creates employment opportunities for formerly homeless men and women in Los Angeles.
Jotun Flannel Reversible Jacket $150
The Helly Hansen Jotun flannel works effective double duty for the minimalist man. The reversible piece skews the notion of layering by offering one side as a brightly-hued flannel shirt and one side as a water-resistant monotone jacket.
Raw Coconut Cream $18+
Coconut oil has emerged as something of a magic elixir of late, and RMS Raw Coconut Cream lives up to the hype. Imagine a natural, organic version of your grandmother's cold cream that, on top of working as an all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and moisturizer, nourishes hair and lashes and soothes sunburns like only the wonder oil can do.
Chiaverini Cherries Jam $10
With packaging as sweet as its contents, Chiaverini's canned jam makes for a pleasant little foodstuff gift. Available at the equally adorable and sophisticated London shop, The Hambledon, the brand's Florentine origins date back to 1928.
Skulls and Bolts T-Shirt $24
James Victore protégé Chris Thompson likes to draw skulls on just about everything—and the upshot is a perfected take on the classic design motif. His Skulls and Bolts t-shirt is as badass as it if playful, and comes in sizes fit for men or women.
Marrakech Intense Fragrance $79
Move over patchouli, this intensely musky scent delivers a potent dose of clove, jasmine, and orange that will satisfy any haute hippie’s nose. Developed with the help of French perfumer Barnabé Fillion, the oil-based unisex fragrance takes its narrative from the rich spice culture of Morocco and doesn’t disappoint.
Daylight Deluxe Noserider Surfboard Bag $146
For a beautifully crafted surfboard, you'll want to keep it in pristine shape while in transit. After putting Dakine's Noserider Deluxe bag through a disproportionate amount of use (NYC subways in rush hour and a 5-storey walk-up apartment), it's a worthy choice for those looking to keep their deck ding-free for seasons to come.
Hooray for Boobies! Socks $25
Subtle but effective, Soxfords' "Hooray for Boobies!" mid-calf socks add a dash of daring style while helping raise money for breast cancer research. For each pair of the dark grey Peruvian Pima cotton socks sold, $5 will be donated to support Breast Cancer Awareness efforts.
Underwater Puppies $15
Award-winning pet photographer and animal rights activist Seth Casteel compiled his captivating photographs of puppies under water into a book featuring 72 highly entertaining portraits.
Worn Stories $16
Brooklyn-based writer Emily Spivack has been publishing essays about people and their clothing since 2010 on her blog, Worn Stories. The highly personal accounts vary in tenor, but all maintain a thoughtful, honest sensibility. She's now taken the stories into the physical realm with her book of the same name, which includes narratives from the likes of Paola Antonelli, Rosanne Cash, Marina Abramovic, Rachel Comey, Pat Mahoney and more.
Perpetual Calendar $120
Counting the days until your next well-deserved vacation is decidedly more fun with Fruitsuper Design's Perpetual Calendar. The handcrafted solid maple structure is accented by porcelain time-keeping beads which indicate the month, day and date. Form and function happily meet in this elegant desktop accessory.
Donate Smiles $5
Family-run Smile Squared donates a bamboo toothbrush to a child in need for each toothbrush purchased, but you can also eschew the brush and still join their altruistic effort with a simple $5 donation. Studies show clean teeth are not only cosmetically uplifting, but regular brushing also prevents heart disease.
EROTIC A-Z Print $50
A passion for vintage pin-ups led to artist Cassandra Yap's "EROTIC A-Z" alphabet prints, in which each letter features of a spicy photomontage. Printed on thick 315gsm fine art paper, each "naughty letter" is signed by the Singapore-born, London-based artist.
Hand-Woven Marine Rope Mat $349
Austrian-born, NYC-based Sophie Aschauer became fascinated with nautical ropes after a New England sailing trip. Her penchant for the vibrant marine material can be seen in her hand-woven floor mats, each crafted in different sizes and colors from recycled rope.
The AltoAir pour-over coffee filter combines form and function, Made in the UK from 100% stainless steel, AltoAir overcomes the problem of paper filters sticking to the brewer, resulting in inconsistent extraction.
Death at Sea
The Handpoker $120
Brooklyn studio Death at Sea turns to a time-honored craft for its latest 3D-printed offering, with the Handpoker—a tool for stick-and-poke tattoos. The palm-sized, stainless steel Handpoker is fueled by designer Matt Cavanaugh's background in architecture and industrial design, and comes in matte, polished gold or polished nickel.
Murray's Original Pomade $3
The pomade of choice for music legend DJ Harvey when he's going for a "Jewish gangster" hairstyle, Murray's Original Pomade was developed in 1926 by Chicago barber C.D. Murray, who wanted to make a high-quality but inexpensive wax-like grooming aid.
MoMA Membership $85
Featuring unlimited line-free admission to the museum, early exhibition previews, free films and $5 guest tickets, a MoMA membership is one of the best deals you can get this holiday season. This is something that everyone with an eye for culture in the NYC area should have.
Glass Food Storage $15+
These BPA-, BPS- and phthalate-free glass containers come in a variety of sizes and with its own colorful silicone sleeve that uses button tabs to secure on the lid. They’re safe to use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher, making lunches and leftovers easier and more attractive than ever before.
Hands Baggu $9
Baggu's ingenious design makes for the most functional and stylish eco-bag out there. Joining their line of of reusable shopping bags this season is a new "hands" print, which with peace signs and shaka signs, spreads the good vibes while on the move.
Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Must Forever Be My Friends $35
In her search for "ecstatic unity," celebrated artist Dorothy Iannone creates beautifully subversive works that boldly explore sexual liberation and feminist ideologies. Her progressive image+text style is at once surprising, thoughtful, inspiring, profane, humorous and taboo-shattering. This brilliant compendium binds together a half-decade of familiar and rarely scene works for an in-depth look at Iannone's signature style.
Arch Brass Hoop Earrings $170
Erin Considine's signature Arch Brass Hoop Earrings convey strength and beauty in an unconventional, architectural silhouette. The weathered brass and wire hoops feel simultaneously minimalist and dramatic.
2 Plate Multidish $182
Maxime Ansiau has squashed the conventions of traditional Delftware in the most graceful way. Her Multidish available at Seletti depicts classic Dutch scenery like countryscapes dotted with windmills on plates linked together in rows of two or more with new functional and decorative implications.
Yellow Leaf Hammocks
Vineyard Haven Hammock $179
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning, it's meant to last. Know that your afternoon nap will make an impact: Yellow Leaf is a social entreprise dedicated to fostering sustainable economic development for its weavers and their families.
Mystic Tarpent $70
For those perfect summer evenings under the stars, when a full-on tent seems a tad too much, we recommend the amazing Mystic Tarpent from Poler. The Tarpent includes two tarps that can be transformed into a myriad of structures for whatever the situation: open-air sleeping arrangement, shelter for both sudden rain and blazing sun, insulating space blanket, reflective search beacon, and even a 100% waterproof ground cover for times when a full-on tent is necessary. Weighing in at a mere two pounds, this miracle-worker belongs in any nature lover's pack.