Home Brighteners and Hostess GiftsBedside Smartphone Vase is the perfect introduction to bedroom decor, as it not only serves a practical purpose, but brings a spot of freshness into your personal space.
$32 at Uncommon Goods
Brooklynese Coffee Set is a cute gift for the coffee loving host or hostess in your life. This servingware set is just one of several awesome items at this quirky kitchen store located in the Flatiron district of NYC.
$58.95 from Fishs Eddy
Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer for that guy or gal who loves to keep that fresh from the tasting room experience while doing a local brewery tour of favorite microbreweries. If you know someone who is a regular user of the Untapped app, this is a no brainer present.
$139 on Amazon
Outdoor French Press is perfect for anyone who loves hiking and camping, but can't go too long without a high-end coffee fix.
World Wanderers or Wanderlust Afflicted
DJI Mavic Pro is high quality "pocket" drone. I've been toying with the idea of getting a drone for photography, but I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet because I don't know how much I'll use it or if it's worth the hassle getting permissions to fly everywhere I go. But if I did change my mind, I like the price point, size, and features of the Mavic. If image quality is really important to you, and ranks much higher than size/weight, the Phantom 4 at $500 more may be a better idea because the sensor is 4x bigger, the gimbal has better range of motion, and the anti-collision technology is in front and back (it's just in front on the Mavic).
$999 at Amazon and other retailers
Other Things: To Splurge or Not to Splurge
Hamilton Mixtape (Big Value, Low Cost) - If you haven't heard of the Broadway show "Hamilton" yet, you need to close this webpage and go search for it on Youtube. Listen to the songs, watch the episodes with Charlie Rose and "Hamilton's America" on PBS, look up the performances at the Tonys and Grammys. It's a phenomenal musical. Originally, its writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda thought it was only going to be an album, not a whole show, so he started writing songs for his Hamilton Mixtape project. Well, we all know what happened instead, but the mixtape was still something he knew he wanted to do. Fortunately, with the popularity and influence the show has gained, LMM was able to get some major artists to come and reimagine his songs. Some of the artists included actually were inspirations for the music originally, like Busta Rhymes and Ashanti/Ja Rule, so the whole experience came full circle for him. My favorite songs are "Burn" by Andra Day and "An Open Letter" performed by Watsky and Shockwave.
$14.99 on iTunes (or $11.88 CD on Amazon)
Catbird Curved Snow Queen Ring from Catbird in Brooklyn NYC is one of the most adorable, stackable rings I have ever seen - especially in rose gold. I actually love a lot of the items for sale in their store and online. Of course, this is the biggest splurge on my list!
$1296 at catbirdnyc.com
OK that's it!
Happy holiday season and happy gift hunting!!