It’s the merriest time of the year. And then some. Whether you’ve been naughty (likely) or nice (hopefully), do we have the perfect gifts for you to give and receive this holiday season. Join our style arbiters Tori Johnson, Lance Avery Morgan and Jonathan Spindel who scoured the globe to recommend the finest and most fun objects to desire.
LET THE GAMES BEGINLawn bowling at its best. Plus, Bocce is a ball sport with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. We love a game with a pedigree. $150. At FredericksAndMae.com
THE CALL OF THE SEACall me Ishmael, yet call this cool trend-spotting with a new subterranean PowerRay Wizard drone that records HD videos underwater for up to four hours to simulate a real diving experience from the comfort of the deck. $1500. At DroneWorld.com
FEELING TOASTY, YET?
I’ll drink to that. Certainly, in these chic Milan-made glasses that command distinct attention. These J.J. Martin goblets might even ignite your own Game of Thrones role-playing with party guests. $4900 each. At LaDoubleJ.com
GIVE ME SOME SPACEYou and your family can navigate your own space exploration journey while engaging in science, technology and engineering related activities. Build model rockets, explore robotics and train for spaceflight in NASA’s new Family Campouts. Priceless. At SpaceCenter.org
PINK & GREEN’S DELIGHTTheSIL.com has teamed with the Beverly Hills Hotel for a first-ever curated capsule collection that embraces the celeb lodge’s famous pink and green colors. The holiday collection, featuring many Texas designers, is Nov12-13 at the hotel. Shown, pink Hayden Lasher bag. At TheSIL.com
PARIS, MEET TEXASA custom scent is one of the foremost luxuries in life. At Austin-based Roux St. James, it’s elevated to a new level. A natural and bespoke perfume creation for women and men help you understand the connection between the scent and the sacred. Prices vary. At RouxStJames.com
BEAUTY FOR DAYSThis charming advent calendar from Harrod’s includes an assortment of the newest and finest English beauty products hand-selected for you to discover. $328. At Harrods.com
MINI ME FOR YOURed is the ultimate neutral accessory, we think. This Sylie bag is one of our top faves of this fashion season and we know it will look as fresh next season, too. $2350. At Gucci.
CLEARLY IT’S IN THE STARSThis astrologically-inclined decanter could be a hallmark of any host’s home bar. Made with substantial glass, this gold-tone makes it retro-fabulous. We love this Vista Alegre one the most. $299. At Frontgate.com
DRIVING IT HOMEKeep those precious memories and photos secure for a lifetime with this state-of-art Lacie 4TB Rugged Mino back- up drive that is the entertainment industry’s BFF…. $69.94. At Amazon.
ILLUSTRATING THE FACTSA custom illustration artist for your next event? Yes, please. Dallas-based Kris Ammon of KCA Designs brings her post-modern design aesthetic to the fashionable surface for one-of-a-kind portraits. Price Upon Request. At KCADesignCo.com
RACK’S SPACENeed a mod place to keep your current and collectible back issues of The Society Diaries magazine? May we suggest this sleek, Curva magazine rack that also doubles as art? $245. At Amara.com
HAIR DRESSING 101Hairclips and adornments are all the rage this fall, so we love these Simone Rocha faux-pearl and diamanté hair accessories, from $95. At SimoneRocha.com
ABOVE BOARDThis backgammon set will have you waxing for the 80s game nights again with this black and white treasure of a classic. Perfect for any coffee table with its glossy lacquer case. $395. From Jonathan Adler.
WORLDY PURSUITSMake a statement in yoga class with this Vivienne Westwood mat and bag that reads “Mirror The World” and is made of plant-based ingredients. $175. VivienneWestwood.com
CENTER OF ATTRACTIONBoth artful and delightful, this organically-shaped “Eve” centerpiece fruit bowl that is made of high-fired porcelain is the perfect accessory for any surface that represents glamour. $250. At Jonathan Adler.
TRAVELER’S DELIGHTBe your own United Nations expert with this Pilot translating earpiece that allows users to converse with other wearers who speak any one of 15 languages. $299. At WaverlyLabs.com
WE’LL ALWAYS HAVE LAKE COMO
Inside scoop: Lake Como’s first 5-star hotel, Vista Palazzo Lago di Como, is where the jets are now heading. No doubt famed local Clooney is ahead of the pack, as always. Price Upon Request. At VistaLagoDiComo.com
DAPPER DRESSERFor dresser top or travel bag, this three-piece leather gift set includes a coin tray, cufflink box and stud box, and is also available in four other colors 379. At HarveyNichols.com
MASTERFUL MIXOLOGYIf you can’t always make it to New York’s Polo Bar, bring it with you with this Kipton mixologist box. $3,995. At RalphLauren.com
D.I.Y. MOVIESTAR HAIREven a bad hair day can get glam with this put-it-up-and-go sparkling, rhinestone-laden headband that goes from day to evening. $355. At JimmyChoo.com
INITIAL IMPRESSIONMake a bold statement with this classic Mark Cross bag, customized in the European fashion in your favorite colors. From $2,250. At FECastleberry.com
COUTURE BOUQUETCouture is the ultimate gift. The ever-optimistic Valentino showed a floral motif everywhere for Fall 2018. They’re so pretty, why not order two gowns? Price Upon Request. At Valentino.com
MUSIC TO MY EARSDesigned to pair with the latest devices, these deluxe wireless headphones sound as good as they look. Jointly designed with Ermenegildo Zegna for an extra touch of luxury. $650. At MrPorter.com
CUT TO THE CHASEFor your biggest celebrations,show them how it’s done with this Champagne saber, crafted by Christofle silversmiths for St. Regis. Pop your favorite bottles in ultimate style and included is a private lesson from St. Regis. Price upon request. At StRegisRituals.com
SUPERSIZE ME, PLEASEAs big as flying saucers, the trend for oversize hats in just in time for holiday resort wear. Go big or go home in this Jacquemus La Bomba straw hat. $430. At Jacquemus.com
GENETICALLY INCLINEDJust how diverse is your background? Reveal your ancestral history with incredible scientific accuracy. You never know which historical figures you may discover in your family tree. From $99. At AncestryDNA.com
THE WRITE STUFFThis Montblanc Starwalker stationery set is augmented with technology that lets you sync your notes to any device. $755. At Montblanc.com
FIT FOR A KINGWith its bold peak lapels and luxurious details, this Kingsman cashmere overcoat is designed for a globe-trotting style maven, who is our kind of guy. From $1,250. At MrPorter.com
BEST FOOT FORWARDCrafted in Italy, found in Dallas, with rich suede and eye-catching tassels, these casual yet refined loafers are a classic way to complete a sharp holiday look. $695. At Hadleighs.com
A TERRIFIC TOUCHA perfect fit for crisp weather, these supple leather gloves with cashmere lining, provide unmatched comfort and will age beautifully. Price Upon Request. At FratelliOrsini.com
PICTURE PERFECTMake every moment last a lifetime with Leica’s M10 digital camera, which features the latest technology in a timeless, old-school-cool body.
$6,895. At Leica-Camera.com