Gifting Game Face
Host and hostess gifts to put you atop the most wanted guest list.
Compiled by Victoria Chase
This page, clockwise from top left: Olive vodka: Kástra Elión vodka is distilled from hand-picked Greek olives from the Nafpaktos region along with premium grains and mineral-rich spring water from the Crystalline Rock in Mount Taygetus ($55; kastraelion.com). For a spirited connoisseur: ABERFELDY’s 18-Year-Old Limited Edition Whisky ($120/750ml). Initially spending 18 years in a combination of first-fill bourbon, rechar and refill casks, the whisky has undergone a finishing period in Côte Rôtie French wine casks, which were used to complement and elevate the signature character of ABERFELDY, not mask it (aberfeldy.com). Time to Celebrate: Solios women’s watch that’s consciously created with solar-powered movement ($275; solioswatches.com). For the caffeinated colleague: Alexander Vargas, Heza PB, and All Day coffees from Black Fox Coffee (from $20/bag; blackfoxcoffee.com).
Clockwise from top left: Not Afraid of the Dark: Mount Veeder Winery 2017 Reserve Red Blend ($120; mtveeder.com). Founded in the 1960s and located on scenic Mount Veeder, the unique landscape truly sets these wines apart – the vines are forced to cling to the extra steep slopes, resulting in tiny grapes that burst with flavor and pack a punch. The full-bodied 2017 Reserve Red Blend boasts flavors of dark cassis, black cherry, bay, and vanilla. This beautifully crafted deep red wine adds a quintessential kick of spice is perfect to indulge in over a harvest-themed dinner table. Hail a cab: Double Diamond 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon ($80; doublediamondwines.com) is a rich, character-driven cabernet that boasts aromas of Mexican chocolate, nutmeg, and violets. This wine features flavorful notes of black currant, blackberry reduction, and allspice, creating a sleek and voluptuous sensation with silky and smooth tannins to make for a complex structure. Holiday kicks: Miron Crosby Noelle boot ($1,950; mironcrosby.com). Blooming where it’s planted: Carolina K handprinted peacock vase ($185; carolinak.com). Mad for mod: Peacock menorah by Jonathan Adler ($120; jonathanadler.com). For the friend you’d love to travel with: The Quartermaster in cloud from Ebby Rane opens to an interior packed with 12 designated pieces to make packing a hassle-free task ($995; ebbyrane.com). Have wine, will travel: Leatherology cognac leather wine carrier ($90; leatherology.com).
This page, clockwise from top left: Sophisticated sipping: Casa Dragones Barrel Blend 100% Blue Agave Añejo sipping tequila ($150; casadragones.com). Off the cuff: Tracee Nichols Roman Courage cuff links with black diamonds ($525; traceenichols.com). Boost your morning brew with ReNude, your new fav fully formulated mushroom mocha, and transform your typical coffee into a sugar-free, vegan, keto-friendly latte ($50; drinkrenude.com). The eyes have it: Lito porcelain candle from L’OBJET with 24-karat gold plating and inlaid with resin details ($150; l-objet.com). The gift that keeps giving: 111SKIN’s first-ever advent calendar features 11 mini products and 1 full sized Y Theorem Repair Serum Light. Sheathed in a classic black recyclable box, each of the 12 days features a pull-out surprise ($420; 111skin.com). Perfect pour: RIEDEL Wings to Fly Rieslng/Sauvignon/Champagne stemless wine glass ($19.90; riedel.com). Adventageous: Shop KSW by Kimberly Whitman Christmas House advent calendar ($89; kimberlywhitman.com).