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Gift Guide: Valentine's Day
Whether you believe Valentine's Day is a holiday created to sell greeting cards, or that it's crucial to expressing your adoration for those around you, every year on the 14th of February things go a little heart-shaped. We at CH are firm believers...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Fast Shipping
Each year the holidays sneak up and oftentimes you have just a few days to buy gifts for someone—or everyone. Thankfully many online retailers offer two-day or overnight shipping. It might come at an additional cost, but that's the price for being...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Food + Drink
There's nothing quite like sharing a meal with your favorite humans, especially one that's prepared at home with love. Whether you're buying for a home chef, budding bartender, an enthusiastic eater or all three, a gift that revolves around food and...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Green Rush
This has been yet another year for immense steps forward for the industry, laws and use of cannabis. From edibles to topicals, toking accessories and more, there's no doubt that services and products are becoming more sophisticated. As enthusiasts...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Bikes and Outdoors
Many of us love to be outdoors and many others oftentimes need a reminder of the great joys nature and outside activities can provide. Hopping on a bike can be a liberating experience, be that in a city or down a country road. Tents and camping gear...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Ultra High-End
Everyone's dreams of a luxuriant lifestyle take on different shapes, styles and colors—with worlds of different components at play. Sometimes it's a yacht, other times it's simply a day without email. Below we've outlined a handful of products that...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Musicality
The holidays are for spending time with your favorite people—friends, family, neighbors (maybe even kids and pets)—and one of the great unifiers is music. This year, as the world sometimes sounds unstable, there's even greater value to simple joys...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Photography Lovers
With just about everybody now adept at using (or avoiding) Instagram filters and editing tools, the swell of people turning to other photographic output channels continues to grow (and no, we don't mean more social media platforms). From books to tech...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Kids + Pets
The cliche is true; good things do come in small packages. While we hate to lump them together—but also find it funny—some of our favorite small ones happen to fall in the children and pets categories. Both offer unconditional love, plenty of laughs...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Solo Sundays
Much more than just treating yourself to something expensive, self-care is about switching off and focusing on your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. The most important factor, of course, is taking time out to do all this. Logging off for an...
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New Cookbooks from Los Angeles
The recent opening of Now Serving Cookbook & Culinary Shop brings together the best books by Los Angeles chefs and food writers, as well as a carefully curated selection of cookbooks highlighting food from around the world. Ken Conception and Michelle...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Presents Under $25
The holidays can be expensive, but don't have to be. We've trawled the internet for feel-good gifts that are useful, entertaining or inspirational—from grooming products to games and toys, these presents won't cost more than $25. These days, perhaps...
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COOL HUNTING Omakase 2017
We're proud to announce the 2017 edition of 2017 CH Omakase, our second annual collection of holiday gifts, is now available for purchase. Last year we debuted our COOL HUNTING Omakase collection—a holiday gift box of epic proportions, filled with...
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Valentine's Day Gift Guide
A somewhat contentious day of celebration, Valentine's Day can be (and oftentimes is) dismissed as a holiday invented to sell things. However, it also acts as a good reminder that we should be showing people love every day of the year—not just on 14...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Fast Shipping
The last month of the year can get hectic, so it's no surprise that many of us blink and suddenly it's late December—and we haven't bought any gifts yet. Luckily, lots of online retailers understand us slow pokes and offer two-day or overnight shipping...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Giving Back
Oftentimes forgotten in the madness of December is that the true meaning of the holidays is giving. While gifting your favorite people (and non-people) presents they'd love, giving to charities and strangers is just as important. We strongly recommend...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Kids and Pets
Of course we don't mean to imply children are animals, but there's a reason we couple the two gift guides together: these small humans and creatures depend on you for everything. From keeping them safe to feeding, encouraging and teaching them, pets...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Green Rush
With 2017 encroaching, it’s high time everyone chills out about marijuana. The plant is known for its myriad medicinal effects and at the end of the day, is the same as having a glass of wine after work when used in moderation. Thanks to this, each...
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Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under
The holidays can be an expensive time, so it's always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys...
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CH Omakase 2016: Original Ben Stubbington Artworks
We were incredibly excited to work with artist and designer Ben Stubbington for our 2016 CH Omakase—especially when we came to the conclusion that he would create four original artworks for some of our clients. Born in Portsmouth, UK and now based...
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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Musicality
The world may feel very divided this holiday season, but if there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that music possesses a type of magical power that can unite, inspire and entertain us all. Whether punk rock or easy listening is your jam, there...
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CH Omakase 2016: Electric Objects
The more time we spend with the Electric Objects EO2 and its companion app the more impressed we are with it. Including it in our 2016 Omakase was an easy call—the second generation art display was just released and its optional frames new along...
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CH Omakase 2016: Master & Dynamic MW50 Wireless Headphones
By Tara Fraser One of the products that CH Omakase clients got early access to are the beautiful Master & Dynamic MW50 on-ear wireless headphones—which sound as good as they look. The Bluetooth-enabled headphones are crafted using the finest materials...
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CH Omakase: 3x1 Selvedge Denim Tote
Using the most unique selvedge denims from antique looms in Japan, Italy and the USA, NYC-based 3x1 makes some of our absolute favorite denim apparel. While we adore selvedge denim, we're aware that it oftentimes comes with some waste, and we hate...
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Presenting CH Omakase 2016
In June 2016 we announced our inaugural CH Omakase (a Japanese word meaning "expert's choice") holiday gift assortment promising a group of exclusive collaborations and early access to new products—each box curated for its recipient. We didn’t name...
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