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30 Days of Wow

Gift Guide

An Adult Cooler

This effortlessly stylish soft-sided cooler bag is leakproof and can be personalized. It keeps up to ten beers cold and will take him from the golf course to poker night. (White Wing, $205)

The Wrinkle-Free Shirt

Moisture-wicking, wrinkle-free and all-around great-looking. A shirt that even the most sartorially challenged guy can get behind.
(Mizzen + Main, $105)

Fancy Bottle Openers

Who says bottle openers can’t moonlight as design objets d’art? (Chay, $44)

Man Balm

The grizzly look is in, but non-exfoliated skin under a beard tends to get itchy. This beard oil will moisturize his skin, tame his frizz and make him smell awesome. (Birchbox, $65)

Magic Blanket

Whether he’s watching sports in cold, wet weather or needing some post-run recovery, the Poler magic blanket uses the same technology that keeps marathon runners warm. Just the thing he needs to stay toasty at a tailgate.
(Urban Outfitters, $25)

Start His Engine

Bring out his inner 6-year-old with this classic race car that’s nice enough to take a pit stop on his desk. (Gracious Home, $40)

Watch Collectors’ Fave

Beloved by horologists (a.k.a. watch enthusiasts) as the company with the best-made American watches, Shinola has brought jobs for skilled workers back to Detroit. We love the craftsmanship and its great face. (Shinola, $550)

Classy Laptop Case

Bulky, zipper-laden cases are so 2002. Let him stash his laptop in style with this leather Ove sleeve. (No judgement if you “borrow” it as a clutch.) (The Ghostly Store, $130)

A Robotic Bartender

Using artificial intelligence, a robotic bartender will learn his drink preferences (very dry martini) and when he wants to imbibe (after work), and makes cocktails for him. (Monsieur, $1,499)

Sh*t It’s Raining

Just the thing your favorite Francophile needs to brighten up otherwise dark and gloomy December days. (Raindrops, $43)

Dazzle 'Em

No need to tell your friend you got these beautiful, dangly sparklers for under $30. (Piperlime, $28)

Homeward Bound

Customize a gorgeous cuff with a location close to a friend’s heart. (Coordinates Collection, from $204)

Take Note

Notebooks so cute she’ll almost forget about the pages-long to do lists scribbled inside. (Scoutmob, $53)

Tray Fantastic

This charming little tray can carry her cocktails--or just hold her car keys. (Houzz, $24)

Strike a Light

She’ll spark up the yule log in the chicest way possible with this Aerin Lauder match striker. (Neiman Marcus, $190)

Rope It In

These key chains made of utility rope and shimmering thread come with a clip so she’ll never lose her house keys again. And they’re cute enough to use as a purse strap ornament.
(Karen Kimmel, $36)

Witty Throw Pillow

Because she’s actually really smart.
(Tory Burch, $175)

The New Friendship Bracelet

Made from renowned Cruciani Italian lace, these colorful wraps are the new (and totally adult) friendship bracelet. (Barneys, $14 to $26)

Lip-Balm Ring

Twist the top of this adorable rabbit ring to expose a tiny pot of lip balm. (Beautyhabit, $56)

The Things She Carries

The stylish way to organize the rabbit hole that is her purse. (Anya Hindmarch, $195)

Rock Steady

They’ll jam out in style in these limited-edition headphones that could surely double as ear muffs on frigid days. (Urbanears, $80)

I Want Candy...Now!

A motion activated candy dispenser doles out the sweet stuff with a wave of their chubby fingers. Also works with “nature’s candy” (raisins). (Sharper Image, $40)

Wrap Stars

It’s a known fact that anyone who uses hairbands also loses hairbands. Make sure she’s well stocked with a 36-band tower
(Beautyhabit, $48)

Furry Friend

Stuffed animals so cute you’ll have trouble choosing just one of the 19 varieties. This is Reginald Fox.
(Hazel Village, from $39)

Dark Arts

Bedtime becomes a breeze with these cooler than cool shadow puppets. (Anthropologie, $20)

Lunar Lunch Box

For intergalactic travel to the cosmos--er, cafeteria.
(Mini Me, $34)

Bombs Away

A slingshot with seed bombs blends eco-sensitivity with mischief. (Poketo, $16)

Color Them Happy

Because coloring with Crayolas is so much more grown up when the canvas is her index finger. (Claire's, $6)


The #coolest #gift #ever for your tweeting teen. (C. Wonder, $24)

Rainbow Collection

Peter Pan to The Secret Garden, a set of classics reimagined in technicolor.
(Anthropologie, $140)

Sketch Artists

Illustrated family glasses mean your in-laws can’t complain they don’t see your gang enough. (Uncommon Goods, from $12)

Photo Op

You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who loves a good photo album as much as Mom does. Treat her to something a bit more upscale with a gorgeous hardcover photo book that’s ready for the coffee table. (Artifact Uprising, from $69)

In Season

Made from the wood of fallen trees, this salt mill is pretty enough to keep on the table long after dinner has ended. (Jung Lee, $188)

Warm Tidings

This rabbit infinity scarf is crazy-warm, beautiful and just the thing your mom doesn’t know she needs. (Otte, $225)

Mad For Plaid

Because Nana’s always chilly, give her the world’s chicest car blanket complete with its own leather carry strap. (Poketo, $98)

How Does Their
Garden Grow?

Nourish their nursery in style with this design-minded watering can that’s anything but garden-variety (sorry, had to).
(A+R, from $45)

Bouquet of Roses

Officially the PureWow office hand lotion, this rose-scented balm is akin to giving your favorite aunt six months of flowers. (Aerin, $40)

Stand and Deliver

No matter your in-laws’ propensity for technology, they’ll love this wooden kitchen stand--perfect the iPad or a good old fashioned cookbook. (Etsy, $34)

Smells Like Home

This hand-poured, natural wax candle burns for 50 hours. (Steven Alan, $30)

Petal Packer

For the budding florist, a 12-bud ceramic vase makes arranging simple. (Jayson Home, $22)

Magnet Attractive

A super-strong magnet in the shape of a horseshoe (a symbol of good fortune) is a gift any host will love--and actually use. (Areaware, $14)

Tower of Tea

Help your hostess embrace the calm during an otherwise hectic time with a five-variety set of wellness teas. (Kusmi Tea, $34)

Paint-it Notes

Yoga, baking for the soccer-team party and finishing that pesky presentation. She’ll never forget a chore again when it’s scrawled on the walls in hot pink. (Amazon, $15)

Cocktail Companion

Ready-to-drink cocktails come with the endorsement of one of Chicago’s most prominent mixologists and without the usual too sweet, too syrupy and too processed flavor. (West Lakeview Liquors, $20)

Not Your Mother’s Pancakes

What’s better than pancakes with maple syrup? Pancakes with bourbon-spiked maple syrup, of course. (Food52, $28)

Woof...There It Is

In flavors like Truffle Mac & Cheese and Beef Bourguignon, this fancy food will have their pooch begging for more. (Bocce’s Bakery, $16)

Top Dogs

Because what would the Christmas tree be without a touch of canine charm?
(Crate & Barrel, $4)

Fido’s Tepee

They don’t need a dog tepee, you say? Just wait until their little guy gets his paws on this contraption. (Growler Goods, $175)

Mail Carrier

Yes, this is a Dachshund letter holder. And yes, they will love it. (Anthropologie, $32)

Dream Home

A dog house fit for a king--or at least your appropriately spoiled pooch. (Amazon, $350)

Kitty Wrap

Make your favorite cat lady’s day with this fun wrapping paper. (Etsy, $12)

Bowled Over

Fido and Fifi really prefer ceramic bowls, thank you very much. (Anthropologie, $10)


Now they can keep the dog bed in plain sight. (Etsy, $59)

An Insanely Chic Bucket Bag

Classic, well made and available in 12 color combinations. Sold. (Mansur Gavriel, $495)

Top it Off

It’s the holidays: You’re shopping, you’re cooking, you’re stressed. Treat yourself to this crazy-beautiful Sass & Bide jacket.
(Net-a-Porter, $590)

Wear Forever Cuff

No, it’s not new. But does that make you want this classic Balenciaga cuff any less? (, $285)

2-in-1 Lipstick

Nervous about nailing the perfect statement lip? Application’s a breeze with this bold lipstick duo. (Sephora, $12)

The Femme Fatale Bra (for $32)

A ridiculously comfortable lace bralettes with just the right amount of frill. (Madewell, $32)

Stash-Away Boxes

Boxes so gorgeous (they’re made of malachite and crystal), it doesn’t even matter if you stuff them to the brim with junk.
(Rablabs, from $310)

Dewey Face Oil

A super soothing face oil that’ll have you glowing in no time. (Colbert MD, $125)

The Pro’s Heat Source

If anyone knows hair dryers, it’s blow-drying sensation Drybar. Get ready in a fraction of the time with the blowout pioneer’s preferred dryer. (Sephora, $190)

Shoe Charms

Breathe new life into your go-to pumps with these deco Lulu Frost shoe clips. (J.Crew, $98)

For the Chicest of Coffee Tables

Another fashion fix for you little design doyennes: This coffee-table book is brimming with Diana Vreeland’s memos during her stint as editor of Vogue. You'll never think about freckles the same way again. (Amazon, $38)

Sweet Dreams

Give yourself the greatest gift of all, a fantastic night's sleep, with Tempur-Pedic's perfect pairings. Tempur-Cloud Pillows + Supreme Breeze Mattress = the best kind of holiday joy.

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