Here you go.
Twenty suggestions to make your holiday shopping a little easier.
All under $100.
All picked with you and the people on your holiday list in mind.
And all still deliverable by Christmas if you act promptly.
(No need to exclude yourself, either. As 24 Corners commented, "I'm sending it around to family and friends as the perfect hint-hint.") Love that.
1. FOR THE TASTEFUL CONSUMER
(A calorically responsible treatise with gorgeous illustrations by Maira Kalman.
(The one-and-only Royal Riviera pears from Harry and David .
2. FOR THE CHIC NESTER
(I own it. I love it.
(Set of two John Robshaw dish towels.
3. FOR THE DOWNTON DEVOTEE
(Get your fix until Season Two premieres on January 8th.
(Ian Mankin grain sack tea towels.
$20 each. HERE.)
4. FOR THE CLASSIC COOK
(What's old is new again.
(Brown bread ice cream? Rose sorbet? Honey and fig frozen yogurt? Why not?
5. FOR THE INCORRIGIBLE ANGLOPHILE
(A gritty history of London from the ground down.
(Berry Bros. and Rudd's much-heralded No. 3 London Dry Gin,
with notes of angelica, coriander and cardamom.
Learn about it HERE.)
6. FOR THE FANTASTICAL WANDERER
(Wonder, danger, and magic in Portland.
(Take part in a thrilling - and secretive - adventure.
(Boy's winter brim cap.
Handy for when you need to be incognito.
(Girl's Selima sunglasses.
No one will bother you with these on.
8. FOR THE ARTSY ROCKER...OR ROCKIN' ARTIST
(Sex, drugs, and the music business. Well, allriiiight.
(Get your knit on, indie style.
Wool and the Gang Over My Shoulder knitting kit.
9. FOR ALL THINGS YOUNG AND BRIGHT
(Oh, the glamour. Oh, the fury.
(All that glitters really is gold.
Sur La Table edible gold powder.
10. FOR THE FRIEND WHO LOVED "BRIDESHEAD REVISITED"
(Love, loss and poetry in WWI England.
(Haunting. Unforgettable. I own it. I love it.
11. FOR THE ENGLISH MAJOR DOWN THE HALL
(A sprawling Victorian novel reimagined for the 21st century.
(Jo Malone Orange Blossom body lotion.
Morning dew, water lilies and the scent of clementines.
12. FOR FERVENT FRANCOPHILES
(Not new, but in my opinion, better than Antonia Fraser's.
(Mariages Frere Bouddha Bleu tea. With real blue cornflowers in it.
13. FOR THE GUY WHO DIGS A GOOD BEAT
(Some things just keep on getting better.
(Already hailed as the album of 2012. I own it. I love it.
14. FOR LIBERTINES EVERYWHERE
(Gotta love Pepys. He was brave enough to say it out loud.
(Set of three Serena and Lily inlay cheese knives.
(Drunken goat cheese from Dean and Deluca.
15. FOR LOVERS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN
(Having grown up in Scandinavia, this is so on my wish list.
(Iittala Taika dinner plate.
16. FOR THE HUMBUGGER
(You think things are bad now? Louisa Gradgrind would beg to disagree.
(A dash of bitters.
Cardamom, chocolate, grapefruit, lavender, celery, orange.
$15.95 each. HERE.)
17. FOR CAMPY NEO VICTORIANS
(With incredible illustrations by Donald Urquhart -- Bette Davis as Becky Sharp!
(Set of three Thackeray-approved teas from Fortnum and Mason, est.1707.
18. FOR THE PERSON IN YOUR LIFE MOST LIKELY TO RUN OFF TO ITALY
(The NYT Book Review said:
"Provokes indecorous involuntary laughter;
"John Waters crossed with David Sedaris."
(The one and only.
Aromatic, spirited, feisty.
19. FOR THE WORLDLY TRAVELLER
(Loyalty, passion and exoticism in war-torn Africa. $14.81. HERE.)
(Handwoven by village women in Tanzania.