10 Gifts for Yourself

Crack Pie, Cashmere and Bill Murray Will All Play a Part

By Jackie Gutierrez-Jones ·
You can’t take care of others if you don’t take care of yourself.

Sage words.

And if you want to get through the holiday madness to come, it’s in your best interest to heed them.

In fact, you might want to start by fortifying yourself against the rush of the season with the following items aimed at helping you achieve peace, calm and your annual quotient of Momofuku Crack Pie.

And so we present to you 10 gifts to... present to yourself.

All gift guides should be so thoughtful.

Zen gardens are nice, but raking a box of sand has its limitations. Pair one up with a handsome chessboard and a worthy competitor, though, and you’ve got a solid excuse not to think about white elephant parties for a while. Or ever. $1,500, Handcarved Samurai Chess Set

Coloring is therapeutic. So is Bill Murray. And here we are. $15, Thrill Murray: A Colouring-In Book

In addition to generally being delicious, Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie pairs quite well with a tumbler of scotch and holiday-shopping avoidance. $46.25, Crack Pie

Turns out, these cashmere lounging pants are the perfect foil to cashmere going-to-family-dinner pants. $725, Sunspel Cashmere Lounge Pants

Your dance floor routine at the office party is bound to be... something. The thermal salts and black pepper oil in this muscle soak should put things back in semi-working order. $30, Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Sport Muscle Soak

Sure, you could go buy yourself a record. But this service will deliver one directly to your doorstep along with a recipe for an appropriate listening cocktail. And that just makes good holiday sense. $27-$284, Vinyl Me, Please

Now’s as good a time as any to get out of Dodge for a few. This calfskin duffel bag looks like a willing accomplice. $895, Billy Reid Double Zip Duffel Bag

You like football. You like getting away from it all. You’ll like this book about football that’s perfect for getting away from it all. $27, Why Football Matters

A pair of classic smoking slippers is essential. For what? You’ll have to do some soul searching for that. $298, Brooks Brothers Velvet Crown Slippers

This is a collapsible field desk made of brass and cherrywood. You could use it to paint soothing landscapes of a remote location somewhere. Or as an excuse to go to a remote location somewhere. There are no wrong answers. $1,850, The Field Desk
Jackie Gutierrez-Jones

Jackie Gutierrez-Jones finds unhyphenated names quaint. She believes that croquetas and gin cocktails are suitable precursors to running and hoisting heavy weights over one’s head.

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