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The concierge service Spur Jewelry will, for instance, turn an heirloom like a brooch into a chic necklace. —Jenna Milliner-Waddell
It’s a surprisingly luxurious thing to own. —Margaret Rhodes
During colonial times, it was tradition to light one to ensure a prosperous year. (There’s even a poem about this: “A bayberry candle burnt to the socket brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket.”) —Caroline Weaver
Turn on notifications and grab one for the purse snob in your life. —J.M.W.
Its main ingredients include reishi mushroom (of course), cocoa, and dandelion root. —Liza C. Corsillo
It’s one of the few instances in which price really does, always, correlate with efficacy. Dr. Dennis Gross SpectraLite mask is best for those with acne, and CurrentBody is best if breakouts aren’t a main concern. —Jolie De Feis
Their right-angle socks or gingham pajamas both would make nice gifts. —L.C.C.
Your recipient can redeem their gift card for a set of stick-on gel nails custom-cut to precisely fit their nails (all they need to do is send in a picture of their hands!). —J.D.F.
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The gift within the gift is that they’ll then get a discount on Akari lamps. —Winnie Yang
The takoyaki and hanami dango ones are sold out online, but you can pop by the Grand Street shop to check for more (like the yuzu!). —Chelsea Peng
Each one also comes with a gift from another brand like Diaspora, Tart Vinegar, and Dark Horse Organic. —Emma Wartzman
Example: a copy of Jess Damuck’s Salad Freak with a greens stripper. —E.W.
A 28-ounce jar of it costs $40 and will last for months, maybe a year. —M.R.
Once you’ve finished the Sicilian-orange, coconut-almond, and Turkish-coffee chocolates, you’re left with a lovely box for storing jewelry, loose change, or your weed stash. —L.C.C.
It’s known for its comfortable crossback and flattering silhouette and comes in a number of dusty jewel tones. —Tanya Bush
This is a great gift for anyone with seasonal allergies, as eating local honey can help build immunity to local pollen. —J.D.F.
It looks beautiful on a coffee table, the photographs inside are stunning, and the recipes are cozy and warming. It’s proved to be a fail-safe option for both friends who I know love cooking and for hosts whom I don’t know well at all. —Ruby Redstone
And it monograms them for free. —C.W.
I bought my mom Reuben Sachs, by Amy Levy, which was like Jane Austen but for Jews. Its whole catalogue is full of treats, and its books are beautifully bound with pretty endpapers. Shipping to the U.S. is free but can take up to two weeks. —Zoe S. Dubno
Star fruit, persimmons, even a pineapple — whatever you think they will like but haven’t tried. —J.T.
They’re available in a set of three and look more expensive than they are thanks to a crisp white-edge detail. —J.T.
It includes an in-depth, over-the-phone consultation to ensure each pick suits them. —Louis Cheslaw
Its cotton and linen sheets are amazing quality for the price. —Sarah Leon
You’ll have to do some digging to score one of the few remaining bottles of Reserve 1, but for a more readily available (and no less special) amaro, try the distiller’s just-released Mithradates. —C.P.
The calamansi flavor is the best. —C.P.
You can mix it into cocktails, but it’s also good on its own over ice. —J.T.
They come decorated with all kinds of designs, so you can choose a coffee mug, beer stein, puppy, cat, horse, or chicken as a thoughtful touch for people who like those things. (Haflinger also has a chic plain one that looks like those UGGs everyone has.) —Z.D.
You can also find stars from years gone by on Etsy, if you want to buy someone an ornament from their birth year. —Katherine Gillespie
They’re meant for your car, but they’re ideal for making your closet or dresser drawers smell nice, and they’re just the right size to slip into a holiday card or stocking. I like the classic Big Sur After Rain, but there’s something about Portable Fireplace that seems right for the season. —Maxine Builder
Choose a card featuring images by artists like Cindy Sherman, add a donation, and your recipient “unwraps” their gift via a link sent to their inbox. —C.P.
The designs are beautiful, and the colors are superdense and rich. —E.S.
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