Lexdray Boulder Pack $395
This modern backpack offers you unlimited ways to organize your stuff. The simple aesthetic has an abundance of pockets, and is produced in limited edition runs of 550.
TEED + Dan Wilton
TEED Fanzine $16
Fans of Orlando Higginbottom—the London producer and DJ better known as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED)—will revel in photographer Dan Wilton's freshly released zine, a 40-page homage to the artist's recently-ended tour. Designed by Leo Krikhaar of Supernaut Studio, the saddle-stitched fanzine is a limited run of 400 numbered copies.
As a former member of the iconic punk band Black Flag, and as an artist, Raymond Pettibon has never been afraid to venture into the darker episodes of our country's history. Touching on themes of literature, government, sexuality and sports, often with an anti-authoritarian perspective, Pettibon's work includes fragmented text and recalls the black and white illustrative style of the Ashcan school. His 2000 work "Mickey" comes from an edition of 35 lithographs, and will exist as a noteworthy work in any collection.
Garrett Leight + Thierry Lasry
GL X TL NO. 2 Sunglasses $445
Born in Venice Beach, these limited edition sunglasses are a collaboration between Californian optics label Garrett Leight and French eyewear designer Thierry Lasry. Made with cellulose acetate from Japan and Italy, they feature mineral glass anti-glare sun lenses and rivets and come in packaging created by Los Angeles-based artist and designer Ashkahn.
Bespoke Global Gift Card $50+
When choosing a present proves impossible, a Bespoke Global gift card is fit for the most particular of individuals. Design superstore Bespoke Global peddles luxury furnishings, home goods and more from superior craftspeople. Not only will your hard-to-please giftee have ultimate freedom of choice, but they can also tailor the gift of their choice to their personal liking; whether it be it a chair, a canoe or a backgammon set, it will surely be one of a kind.
Tumi + Ketel One
Mixology Backpack $695
Who needs a bar back when you can have a bar backpack? In the "spirit" of the holiday season (or as we like to call it, vodka), Tumi and Ketel One teamed up to create a Mixology Backpack. Perfect for the seasoned drink mixer, or anyone who wants to be the life of the party, this refreshing pack includes a host of accessories, including 1oz and 2oz jiggers, a shaker and a spoon. This celebration-maker ensures you will always be equipped to concoct the next martini, and elevate any gathering from humdrum to humdrunk.
Vogue + Edible Schoolyard Project
Designer Charity Masks $100+
With its mission to "build and share an edible education curriculum for all schools," Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project is dutifully working to transform the way young Americans view food and eating. You can help by bidding on one of these high-fashion masks, commissioned by Vogue and created by designers like John Derian, Jean Paul Gaultier, Warby Parker, Eugenia Kim and more.
"Crowd #4 (New Haven)" Puzzle $75
Photographer Alex Prager's fantastically staged crowd scenes are complex works of art. Try piecing together the congested public space she created in "Crowd #4 (New Haven)" with this 500-piece limited edition puzzle. The photograph delivers a vibrant intimacy and an invitation to explore bold, personal characterizations with every piece you complete.
Ace Hotel + Moscot
The Ace Sunglasses $275
New York's four-generation strong, family-run eyewear brand driven by 100 years of expertise, Moscot recently hooked up with Ace Hotels—the travel haven for the hip from Portland and Palm Springs to NYC—to create these limited edition sunglasses. Selling from Ace NYC and Moscot shops, pick up one of 400 pairs before they're gone.
212 Deadquilt $165
The brainchild of industrious entrepreneur Kristen Wentrcek, Brooklyn-based Wintercheck Factory focuses on repurposing remnants to a new stately form. The one-off 212 Deadquilts are handcrafted from "printed fabrics unearthed from textile warehouses across America," which have been sewn to a super-soft nylon backing. Each handsome quilt is a one-off, rendering this gift truly unique.
Blood and Tears
Martinique Sunglasses $250
Bored with spotting the same styles across faces in NYC, Holland-born Alex van Klaveren and Washington native Zoe Nightingale took their mutual obsession with shades to launch The Monocle Order. Their limited edition, Martinique frames in fantastic blue on blue are handcrafted in Turkey using zyl acetate (a renewable resource) from Mazzucchelli—a company long known for its investment in plastics R&D. They use a technique which injects pigment into the plastic, meaning they're that much more brilliant and will last that much longer.
Little White Lies
Little White Lies Subscription $40
This bi-monthly British film magazine started out as a student project first released in 2005. The award-winning independent publication offers an alternative perspective to the much-loved medium that's unfortunately often shrouded in millions of PR and advertising dollars. Each Little White Lies issue is themed around one film (past issues include Blue Jasmine and Elysium) but the conversation extends to relevant topics valuable to understanding the film itself, such as music, technology and politics.
Askov Finlayson + Faribault Woolen Mill
Zag Blanket $185
Our friends at Minneapolis' Askov Finlayson designed this limited edition, double-woven jacquard blanket with nearby Faribault Woolen Mill, which has been weaving for nearly 150 years. The domestic Merino wool is blended with a small amount of cotton for added softness. Best of all, for every blanket sold one is donated to St. Stephen's Human Services, a local not-for-profit addressing homelessness.
Hog Island Oyster Company
Sweetwater Oysters $38
What could be more decadent than a briny batch of uber-fresh oysters, kept on ice and delivered to your doorstep? Hog Island Oyster Company will deliver (overnight) 50 divine mollusks for your own shellfish extravaganza, which would make any slurper of these fine creatures pretty shucking psyched!
Kiss me Kiss me Beach Towel $95
In coordination with Art Basel and her first solo show at a US museum, MOCA and Fontainebleau Miami Beach commissioned the ever-fascinating Tracey Emin for a collection of beach towels, t-shirts and flip-flops replicating her famed neon sign. From an artist who's never been afraid to put it all out there, these suggestive limited edition towels are just what the party called for with her steamy message, "Kiss me Kiss me Cover my Body in Love."
Ice Sculpture $580
"Getting iced" takes on a whole new meaning when one of Okamoto Studio's divine custom ice sculptures is involved. Flawlessly constructed and beautiful to behold, the temporal quality of this unexpected gift only adds to its physical and conceptual beauty. Crystalline, magical and as effervescent as it is evanescent, while the sculpture itself might melt away, the extreme impact of receiving something so sublimely beautiful will never fade. Delivers within New York's Tri-State area.