There’s a lot you have to do to get ready for the holidays. Trees need to be dressed. Eggs need to be
nog’d. Reindeer sweaters need to be taken out of storage. Oh, and at some point, gifts need to be
procured. Herewith, a few seasonally appropriate presents. Don’t forget the card.
FOR THE FIRECRACKER
Vintage Lighters at Oakleaf & Acorn
Long ago, man discovered fire. Then, later, he discovered the Zippo. And sometime after that, Oakleaf &
Acorn got into the vintage lighter game. Tell them the kind of lighter you’d like to gift (something
silver/from the ’60s) and they’ll scour the earth to find it. Or, you know, a few estate sales.
FOR THE... NECK
Locally Handmade Necklaces
Jewelry. Apparently, that’s a gift people like to get. Our suggestion for this season: a locally made
number that’s strung with gold chain and a Nepal-sourced rare stone. It’s the sort of thing a Bond girl
might wear. We trust you know a few...
FOR THE BIG SPENDER
Wallets Made from Bridle Leather
Here’s the great thing about gifting a wallet: it’s small enough to fit inside a stocking. Here’s the
great thing about gifting these wallets: they’re locally made from vegetable-tanned bridle leather and
available in seasonally appropriate colors like red and green. Or swirl. Just kidding.
FOR THE PRESENTLY TENSE
A Caviar Facial
Some people love caviar. Others... love it enough to have it rubbed all over their face. If you know one of
these people, get them this: an 80-minute facial from the Ritz-Carlton spa that uses sturgeon-y fish eggs.
No, they can’t eat the leftovers.
FOR THE TIPPLER
A Conceptual Set of Cognac Glasses
The holidays call for a fair amount of social drinking. Which, as you know, calls for a fair amount of being
social. So, here, the gift of a conversation starter: permanently tilted cognac glasses with
brandy-scent-dispersing spokes on the bottom. Yes, the rocks glass revolution has begun.