The New Yorker’s Official Holiday Gift Guide
Whatever you do, don’t forget the dog walker
It’s getting downright festive up in here, and you know what that means: time to buy presents for everyone on your list, from the parents who gave you life to the doorman who can’t remember your first name.
With so many people to shop for, the process can get totally chaotic. And what exactly are you supposed to give your manicurist, anyway?
Don’t worry--we’ve got you covered with our official holiday gift guide, so you can breeze through your shopping and get thismuchcloser to sipping hot cocoa by the fire.
FOR YOUR ADELE-OBSESSED BFF
She’s been listening to 25 on a loop for the last month--while she’s crying her eyes out on the subway, she might as well be fashionable in these gold-tone Layla headphones by Friends.
FOR YOUR SHUTTERBUG BROTHER
Take his Instagram snapshot to the next level with a telephoto camera lens that attaches right to his iPhone.
FOR YOUR STYLISH BOSS
Give an illustrated travel calendar she’ll be proud to display on her desk--plus, she’ll think of you (and that raise she’s been meaning to give you?) every time she glances at it.
Rifle Paper Co. ($16)
FOR YOUR EARLY-BIRD PARENTS
A handblown Chemex coffeemaker is a beautiful addition to the kitchen that your whole family will actually use.
FOR YOUR WINDBLOWN DOG WALKER
Gift these twist-knit acrylic mittens with a cable-knit opening to keep her hands nice and warm while she’s walking Fido in Central Park.
FOR YOUR DOORMAN WITH A SWEET TOOTH
Fact: Melt-in-your-mouth walnut-chocolate-chip cookies from Levain Bakery will make his shift go by a lot faster.
Levain Bakery ($16 for four)
FOR YOUR FOODIE IN-LAWS
For the wannabe chefs who have everything, this reusable block of Himalayan salt infuses flavor into meats and veggies and doubles as a gorgeous serving platter.
Uncommon Goods ($30)
FOR YOUR ZEN MANICURIST
If you get regular manis, giving the gal who does your nails a small gift for the holidays--like this wasabi-pear votive candle--is a kind gesture.
FOR YOUR CHIC HAIRSTYLIST
Same goes for the woman who does your highlights--give her this stylish print scarf and become an instant salon VIP.
FOR YOUR SOCIALITE SISTER
She’s constantly going to drinks, dinners and red-carpet events. Treat her to a month of unlimited blowouts at a selection of salons throughout the city with the new app Vive.
Vive ($175 for one month of unlimited blowouts)
FOR YOUR HARDWORKING PARKING ATTENDANT
Keep him warm and energized this holiday season with Stumptown’s Ethiopia Nano Challa coffee beans and a Mast Brothers chocolate bar (as long as he doesn’t get melted chocolate on your car upholstery).
FOR YOUR JET-SETTING UNCLE
This impeccably designed Carry On Cocktail Kit is everything he needs to craft a tasty old-fashioned at 36,000 feet.
W&P Design ($24)
FOR THAT RANDOM PERSON YOU TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT
Stash a handful of these guys in your drawer just in case a neighbor or coworker pops by with a completely unexpected gift. Ta-da, Champagne lollipops. (Honestly? They’re all we really want for Christmas, anyway.)