Almost 200 Unique, Editor-Approved Gift Ideas for the Toughest People on Your List

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Photo: Courtesy Kleed; Courtesy Impala; Courtesy OPI; Courtesy Hudson Grace

As we leave our Zoom gatherings behind and begin to meet friends IRL, it's time to celebrate a return to normal.

And if "normal" means being faced with an inordinate amount of occasions to give gifts, and finding everyday tasks like gift shopping hard, and stress shopping for yourself instead, don't fret! Treat your favorite people — the more difficult to buy for the better — to some spirit-lifting color and sparkle with these brilliant gift ideas featured in our magazine. You'll find selections for minimalists, trendsetters, homebodies, and more. Plus a bonus section devoted to under-$50 finds. No matter your budget or particular present-finding problem, the solution awaits, ahead.

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Courtesy of Stella McCartney; Courtesy of Nickey Kehoe

For the friend who's as likely to regale you with stories of travels abroad as she is ayahausca trips, whose outfits always have that sense of verve, these finds are sure to delight and surprise as much as she does.

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Nickey Kehoe pastel set

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courtesy Nickey Kehoe

$98; nickeykehoe.com.

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The Gift that Gives Back

Nespresso Virtuo White
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Tabula Rasa Oasis sweater

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courtesy Tabula Rasa

$450; tabularasany.com.

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Paloma Wool balaclava

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courtesy Paloma Wool

$70; palomawool.com.

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Chanel Rouge Allure in Rouge Brûlant

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courtesy Chanel

$45; chanel.com.

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Mociun toast and cereal spoon charms

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courtesy Mociun

$1,800 and $1,100; mociun.com.

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Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings

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courtesy Taschen

by Andrea Kettenmann and Luis-Martín Lozano. Taschen, $200; taschen.com.

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Kleed kimono

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courtesy Kleed

Made sustainably, with sales supporting rhino conservation in Africa, $280; pinkpigwestport.com.

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Clare V. pendant

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courtesy Clare V.

$325; clarev.com.

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Polaroid Now+ camera

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courtesy Polaroid

$150; polaroid.com.

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Pat McGrath Labs MTHRSHP Mega: Celestial Odyssey Eye Palette

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courtesy Pat McGrath Labs

$78; patmcgrath.com.

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Pamela Love collar necklace

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courtesy Pamela Love

made to order from recycled materials, $550; pamelalove.com.

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Stella McCartney sweater

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courtesy Stella McCartney

$1,095; stellamccartney.com.

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The Elder Statesman blanket

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courtesy The Elder Statesman

$2,267; brownsfashion.com.

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Wray shirt

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Jeffrey Westbrook

available in sizes up to 6XL, $198; wray.nyc.

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Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia eau de parfum

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courtesy Gucci

$138/100 ml; sephora.com.

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Buru pants

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courtesy Buru

available in sizes XS–2X, $98; shopburu.com.

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Artida Oud charm

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courtesy Artida Oud

$90; artidaoud.com.

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courtesy Michael Michael Kors; courtesy Bose; courtesy Dior

For a fashion-minded friend, the ultimate accessory is a bold one given by someone you love. Gift a hat, purse, or fragrance that says: If anyone can pull this off, it's you.

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Buly 1803 lip balm

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courtesy Buly 1803

with custom monogram on case, $27; buly1803.com.

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Bea Bongiasca ring

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courtesy Bea Bongiasca

$675; musexmuse.com.

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Michael Michael Kors jacket

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Michael Michael Kors

$355; michaelkors.com.

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Lapima sunglasses

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courtesy Lapima

$485; us.lapima.com.

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Kara phone case

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courtesy Kara

$375; karastore.com.

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Versace football

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courtesy Versace

$240; ssense.com.

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Prada hat

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courtesy Prada

$1,270; prada.com.

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Maison Vaincourt corset belt

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courtesy Maison Vaincourt

$500; shopmcmullen.com.

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Courrèges cap

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courtesy Courrèges

$226; farfetch.com.

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Vivienne Westwood coin purse

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courtesy Vivienne Westwood

$230; viviennewestwood.com.

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Lady Dior in collaboration with Gisela Colón bag

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courtesy Dior

available by special order, 800-929-3467.

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Emilio Pucci x Acqua di Parma Notte di Stelle candle

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courtesy Emilio Pucci

$236; saksfifthavenue.com.

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LaDoubleJ sweatshirt

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courtesy La DoubleJ

$365; ladoublej.com.

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Spectrum Collections x KJH 11 Piece Edit

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courtesy Spectrum Collections

$145; spectrumcollections.com.

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Akola Unlock-it bracelets

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courtesy Akola

Each sale helps to support seven Akola women in Uganda. $135 each; akola.co.

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Lancôme x Emily In Paris For The Love Of Paris Eyeshadow Palette

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courtesy Lancôme

$45; lancomeusa.com.

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Nanushka shirt

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courtesy Nanushka

made with vegan leather, $445; nanushka.com.

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By Far scarf

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courtesy By Far

$290; byfar.com.

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courtesy Citizen; courtesy Hourglass; courtesy Olivia Morris; courtesy Ganni

A cozy scarf, a classic scent, and a couple days off spent together, that's all this pal wants. OK, OK and a diamond headband, too.

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Tiny Tags necklace

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courtesy Tiny Tags

$160; tinytags.com.

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Olivia Morris At Home slippers

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courtesy Olivia Morris

$305; brownsfashion.com.

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Ralph Lauren blanket

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courtesy Ralph Lauren

$595; ralphlauren.com.

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ByChari necklace

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courtesy ByChari

$525; bychari.com.

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Temple St. Clair ring

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courtesy Temple St. Clair

$1,800; templestclair.com.

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La Ligne sweater

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courtesy La Ligne

$275; lalignenyc.com.

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Miu Miu headband

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courtesy Miu Miu

$650; miumiu.com.

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Tata Harper The Glow Facial

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courtesy Tata Harper

$115; tataharperskincare.com.

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Ganni bag

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courtesy Ganni

$165; ganni.com.

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Acne Studios scarf

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courtesy Acne Studios

$290; modaoperandi.com.

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Tiffany & Co. Rose Gold eau de parfum

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courtesy Tiffany and Co.

$138/75 ml; macys.com.

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Tory Burch pajama set

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courtesy Tory Burch

$598; toryburch.com.

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JW Anderson AirPod case

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courtesy JW Anderson

$180; jwanderson.com.

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Omi Woods earrings

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courtesy Omi Woods

$208; omiwoods.com.

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courtesy Fortuna Skin; courtesy OAD x CW

When it comes to minimalism, it's the thought that counts. Which is to say: They probably still want tons of presents, because who doesn't? Here's a selection of thoughtful gifts that won't make their home look cluttered at all. Promise.

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Cuyana sleep set

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courtesy Cuyana

$145; cuyana.com.

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Ven Store blanket

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courtesy Ven Store

$226; ven-store.com.

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Casper Silk Pillowcase & Sleep Mask Set

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courtesy Casper

$119; casper.com.

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White + Warren beanie

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courtesy White+Warren

$165; whiteandwarren.com.

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& Other Stories cardigan

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courtesy and Other Stories;

$179; stories.com.

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Sold Out NYC socks

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courtesy Sold Out NYC

$30; soldout.nyc.

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8.6.4 bag

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courtesy 8.6.4

$138; 864 design.com.

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Furtuna Skin Restorative Ritual Set

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courtesy Fortuna Skin

$236; furtunaskin.com.

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Citizens of Humanity jacket

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courtesy Citizens of Humanity

$1,500; citizensofhumanity.com.

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Warp + Weft jumpsuit

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courtesy Warp + Weft

made with eco-friendly sustainable methods and materials, $108; warpweftworld.com.

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Third Crown bangle set

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courtesy Third Crown

pre-order, $530; thirdcrown.com.

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Brandon Blackwood NYC tote bag

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courtesy Brandon Blackwood

$485; brandonblackwoodnyc.com.

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Caes sweater

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courtesy Caes

made from eco virgin wool, $323; net-a-porter.com.

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OAD x CW Pencils tote

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courtesy OAD x CW

$85; mpatmos.com.

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Kule sweater

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courtesy Kule

$298; kule.com.

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Isabel Marant sweater

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courtesy Isabel Marant

$875; saksfifthavenue.com.

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courtesy LEGO; courtesy Nili Lotan

Kids can be TOUGH. But you know what helps? Giving them presents. Seriously, try it. Fun toys, cute clothes, inspiring artsy activities — these are all the ways to a little tike's heart.

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Izipizi Junior Sun sunglasses in #D Red

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courtesy Izipizi

$40; izipizi.com/en.

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Kido Beautiful Faces puzzle

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courtesy Kido Beautiful Faces

$17; kidochicago.com.

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Hey Gang coats

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courtesy Hey Gang

for mother ($225) and child ($98) with option to customize; theheygang.com.

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Nathan & Co. 34-inch cotton dolls

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courtesy Nathan and Co.

$50; nathanandco.com.

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Kiko + GG reusable bubble wand set

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courtesy Kiko + GG

$25; us.kikoandgg.com.

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Milk Teeth shirt

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courtesy Milk Teeth

$28; shopmilkteeth.com.

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Global Goods Partners stuffed brontosaurus

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courtesy Global Goods Partners

each purchase supports women artisans and their families, $38; globalgoodspartners.org.

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Bearaby Nappling weighted blanket

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courtesy Bearbaby

made with organic cotton, from $139; bearaby.com.

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Impala Skate roller skates

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courtesy Impala

made with PETA-approved vegan materials, $120; impalaskate.com.

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Ububba embroidered sweatshirt set

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courtesy Ububba

$36; ububba.com.

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Minted x Disney Bright Stripes Art Print

Minted x Disney Wall Art

$409; minted.com.

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Kahiniwalla cone rattle

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courtesy Kahiniwalla

benefiting women artisans in. rural Bangladesh, $9; kahiniwalla.com.

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Alimrose sequin crown

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courtesy Limrose

$14; smoochiebaby.com.

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Maileg Princess and the Pea Mouse

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courtesy Maileg Princess

$55; mailegusa.com.

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Yarrow Goods shirt

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courtesy Yarrow Goods

hand-printed with eco-friendly inks with a puffy embossed effect, $28; yarrowgoods.com.

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Treasury: 50 Stories from Brilliant Dreamers

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courtesy Frances Lincoln Children’s Books

by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Frances Lincoln Children's Books, $40; barnesandnoble.com.

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courtesy Humanrace; courtesy Alfred Giraud Whisky

Gender is a social construct but there's someone in your life who loves masculine scents, beverages, and decor, and you know who they are. These are the presents for them.

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Golden Grooming Beard Trim Bundle

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courtesy Golden Grooming

$50; goldengroomingco.com.

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Muur travel kit

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courtesy Muur

$115; muur.nyc.

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Saint Laurent T-shirt

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courtesy Saint Laurent

$420; ysl.com.

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Globe beanie

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courtesy Globe

made with organic cotton, $30; us.globebrand.com.

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PXG unisex jacket

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courtesy PXG

$485; pxg.com.

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Buck Mason shirt

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courtesy Buck Mason

$65; buckmason.com.

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Heron Preston belt

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courtesy Heron Preston

$175; heronpreston.com.

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Subu slippers

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courtesy Subu

$55; village soccershop.com.

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Yeti bag

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courtesy Yeti

$150; yeti.com.

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Raen Myles sunglasses

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courtesy Raen Myles

$140; raen.com.

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Humanrace Routine Pack

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courtesy Humanrace

$100; humanrace.com.

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Aether hoodie

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courtesy Aether

made from partially recycled cashmere, $595; aetherapparel.com.

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Music Is History

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courtesy Abrams Books

by Questlove, Abrams Books, $30; amazon.com.

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Kiehl's Men's Ultimate Age Fighters

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courtesy Kiehl’s

$65; kiehls.com.

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Bevel Body Essentials Bundle

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courtesy Bevel

$30; getbevel.com.

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Gucci Guilty Pour Homme eau de parfum

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courtesy Gucci

$128/89 ml; macys.com.

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courtesy Caraway; courtesy Aarke

Spark joy with a gift that says "your home is already really nice, but I noticed this one thing you could use." Such as? A peace-sign colander or batik table linens or, if you're vying for an invite to the summer rental, a five-piece cookware set in their pastel shade of choice.

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Art Boozel: Cocktails Inspired by Modern and Contemporary Artists

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courtesy Chronicle Books

by Jennifer Croll, Chronicle Books, $19; amazon.com.

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Estelle Colored Glass decanter

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courtesy Estelle

$185; shopmcmullen.com.

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Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes & Rituals from the Soul of Colombia cookbook

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courtesy Harper Wave

by Mariana Velásquez, Harper Wave, $33; amazon.com.

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DM/BX Piccolo Bowl by Jeremy Anderson

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courtesy DM/BX

Made to order from the artist's studio for Design Miami, $1,600; designmiami.com/shop/dmbx.

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Hudson Grace paperwhites and red amaryllis in bulb vase

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courtesy Hudson Grace

$42 and $48; hudsongracesf.com.

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Fable ceramic carafe set

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courtesy Fable Home

sustainably made and every sale contributes a meal directly to a youth in need, $90; fablehome.co.

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Baina x Binu Binu towel and soap set

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Jeffrey Westbrook

$88; binu-binu.com.

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Hem x Siri Carlén throw

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courtesy Hem

$319; hem.com.

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Sir/Madam brass colander

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courtesy Sir/Madam

$143; shopsirmadam.com.

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Caraway cookware set

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courtesy Caraway

$445; crateandbarrel.com.

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Morihata Ha Ko leaf-shaped, scented Japanese burning papers

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courtesy Morihata Ha Ko

$58; bloomist.com.

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Actually Curious conversation cards

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courtesy Actually Curious

$25; actuallycurious.com.

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Michele Varian porcelain vase

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courtesy Michele Varian

$140; michelevarian.com.

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Aarke Premium carbonator

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courtesy Aarke

$250, williams-sonoma.com

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Gstaad Glam

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courtesy Assouline

by Geoffrey Moore, Assouline, $95; assouline.com.

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Found My Animal upcycled denim rope leash

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courtesy Found My Animal

a percentage of sales supports animal welfare and rescue organizations, $62; foundmyanimal.com.

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Ubuntu Life Red Love Dog Collar

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courtesy Ubuntu Life

supports sustainable employment in Kenya with proceeds benefiting a medical center for disabled children, $58 each; amazon.com.

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courtesy Nintendo; courtesy EM Cosmetics; courtesy Loopy Mango

There's no need to live in fear of Gen Z when you can simply buy them cool things that they will love and then nod approvingly in your general direction.

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Alex Mill cardigan

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Jeffrey Westbrook

$155; alexmill.com.

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Soko necklace

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courtesy Soko

$78; shopsoko.com.

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Loopy Mango hat knitting kit

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courtesy Loopy Mango

$60; loopymango.com.

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Shashi necklace

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courtesy Shashi

$136; shopshashi.com.

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Pela iPhone 13 case

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courtesy Pela

compostable and eco-conscious, $50; pelacase.com.

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EM Cosmetics Lip Cushion Capsule Collection

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courtesy EM Cosmetics

$110; emcosmetics.com.

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About-Face Fractal Glitter cosmetics bag

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courtesy About-Face

$19; aboutface.com.

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Coach sweater

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courtesy Coach

$395; coach.com.

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courtesy Molekule; courtesy Hyperice; courtesy The Arrivals; courtesy Moon Juice

For the friend who's your own personal Goop Lab, help them discover their next mind-body product to become almost uncomfortably into. At least with these finds, you know it's vetted.

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Filoro boilersuit

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courtesy Filoro

made with Sustainable Fiber Alliance–certified yarn, $350; filoro.com.

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Lexon Design mini Bluetooth speaker

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courtesy Lexon Design

$50; lexon-design.com.

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Hyperice Hypervolt 2 massage device

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courtesy Hyperice

$299; hyperice.com.

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The Arrivals jacket

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courtesy The Arrivals

made from 100% post-consumer textiles, $220; thearrivals.com.

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Molekule Air Mini air purifier

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courtesy Molekule

$399; molekule.com.

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Stretch: Seven Daily Movements to Set Your Body Free

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courtesy Pavilion

by Roger Frampton, Pavilion, $24; amazon.com.

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LARQ self-cleaning water bottle

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courtesy LARQ

$95/17 oz.; livelarq.com.

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Droplette micro-infuser

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courtesy Droplette

$299; droplette.io.

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FaceGym x Sephora Full Face Sculpt Kit

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courtesy Sephora

$75; sephora.com.

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courtesy Caribbean Craft; courtesy Octaevo; courtesy Lands’ End

Bonus round! Here's where you'll find the weirdly wonderful one-offs for that one relative you can never quite solve come Christmas, or the single White Elephant gift to rule them all. Plus? These are all under-$50.

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Octaevo paper vases

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courtesy Octaevo

$23 each; gretelhome.com.

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Chillhouse Chill Globes Ice Massage facial tool

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courtesy Chillhouse

$42/2; chillhouse.com.

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Jayson Home taper holder

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courtesy Jayson Home

$26; jaysonhome.com.

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Alder New York soap and soap dish

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courtesy Alder New York

made with plant fibers, $20; aldernewyork.com.

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Boy Smells Figurare candle

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courtesy Boy Smells

$39; boysmells.com.

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Craighill key ring

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courtesy Craighill

$20; craighill.co.

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Toff & Zürpel beeswax food wraps

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courtesy Toff & Zürpel

$32/2; threebaleshomesupply.com.

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Susanne Kaufmann Bath Oil Trio

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courtesy Susanne Kaufmann

$43; susannekaufmann.com.

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Kages Krayons unicorn crayons

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courtesy KagesKrayons

$12/7; etsy.com/shop/kageskrayons.

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Smith Street Books Who Said That? game

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courtesy Smith Street Books

$25; amazon.com.

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Ban.do We All Deserve Love puzzle

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courtesy Siblings

$20; bando.com.

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Pattern x MAC Holy Grail set

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courtesy MAC Cosmetics

$35; ulta.com.

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Sugarboo & Co. XO mug

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courtesy Sugarboo & Co.

$18; sugarbooandco.com.

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Faace Mini Hero Mask Collection

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courtesy Faace

$39; thedetoxmarket.com.

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The John Derian Sticker Book

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courtesy Artisan

Artisan, $35; johnderian.com.

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Hay candles

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courtesy Hay

$35/6; store.moma.org.

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Pandora Jewelry earrings

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courtesy Pandora

$45; us.pandora.net.

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Caribbean Craft handmade papier-mâché bowl

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courtesy Caribbean Craft

sales support and employ communities of Haitian women artisans, $45; caribbean-craft.com.

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Jonathan Adler kangaroo match strike

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courtesy Jonathan Adler

$44; jonathanadler.com.

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Ellis Brooklyn Fully Booked rollerball fragrance set

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courtesy Ellis Brooklyn

$48; ellisbrooklyn.com.

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Confetti Ready

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courtesy OPI

$8.67, walmart.com

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