More Cheapest, Nicest Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands


The other week, we rounded up the cheapest, nicest gifts from the fanciest brands we could think of. Turns out, you really, really enjoyed this. And turns out, there are many, many extremely fancy brands out there — so we’ve done a part two. Who wouldn’t love a Tom Ford beard comb or a $6 Tata Harper face oil?

A travel-size vial of Tata Harper’s clarifying and lightweight moisturizer. (If you’re looking to spend a little more, here’s another Tata Harper product we love.)

For someone you love: a stainless steel Alessi spoon in the shape of a heart.

Sure, you can get them a tiny Diptyque candle for $32, but really, those little guys last about two seconds — and this hand wash will last them at least six months.

For the facial-haired fashion gent in your life.

When you want to get the boss something that’s both a little bit funny and very fancy. (Here’s another notebook we love.)

Culty beauty line Rodin’s essential-oil-infused bath bar got dolled up with a polka-dotted box this season.

For a punky fashion plate.

An elegant salt-and-pepper grinder set from Milanese designer Piero Lissoni.

The classic Missoni zigzag — that’s currently 78 percent off at Saks Off Fifth.

Keep them warm, and Japanese avant-garde with these Y3 gloves (that are on sale, and used to cost $105).

A truly delightful pair of light-blue faux-fur earmuffs (on sale, and originally $120) from Carven.

A good couple present: a set of crystal Baccarat glasses.

A growling-tiger-festooned pair of socks courtesy of Gucci’s new, much-beloved creative director Alessandro Michele.

Everything from this buzzy young Parisian designer is a gazillion dollars. But not this bright-red blob-shaped cardholder!

The next cheapest thing at Fendi Casa, a throw pillow, costs $790. This $195 candle (which is insanely expensive for a candle), has a horse on it.

Richard Ginori is known as the “Ferrari of Porcelain,” but this mug is more Kia Sport (in terms of price).

They’ll look like a chic Little Bo Beep.

Even the most basic Brioni bag costs well over $1,000. This leather luggage tag, from the Italian menswear line, was originally $360, and is on sale for $150.

A designer garbage can from fancy Italian line Kartell.

A set of plywood coasters from pricey Finnish furniture line Artek (known for its wooden stools and chairs). 

The Strategist is a new site designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best notebook, black T-shirts, fashion-editor-approved jeans, toothbrush, and apartment décor. Note that all prices are subject to change.

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More Cheapest, Nicest Gifts From the Most Expensive Brands