the strategist holiday catalogue

102 Carefully Selected, Unusually Special Gifts Over $200

Including a persimmon-colored Ton33 and murano-glass gelato spoons.

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Photo: Joe Lingeman/JOE LINGEMAN
Photo: Joe Lingeman/JOE LINGEMAN

To find the more than one hundred gifts you’re about to encounter, we did not merely scan our favorite websites for new products or even just select some of the nicest things we’ve written about on the Strategist over the past year. We did those things, then dug deeper. A team of dedicated editors worked for months falling down dozens of rabbit holes to find gifts (most of which are new this year) that you likely won’t find recommended anywhere else.

Among other nutty tactics, we scanned every single account that a particularly stylish Danish e-commerce site follows on Instagram (then shopped on those stylish Danish sites), slunk around on the “Buy It for Life” sub-Reddit, and crept through various shops to sniff their new perfumes and glad-hand their potholders. Then we started whittling things down and debating among ourselves. Would anyone really pay $430 for that scarf? (No.) Is that pair of pants too specific or just specific enough? (The latter.) The result is a range of gifts for really and truly everyone, from Virgil Abloh-designed cutlery to an electric pick-up truck, as well as some ultralight running glasses (with titanium temple tips).

Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here. You can also see our picks for gifts under $50 and gifts under $200.

Rainbow Rings

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Eight sterling-silver–and–enamel rings from New York–based jewelry designer Fry Powers.

Rainbow Ring

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A dozen sapphires in nine-karat gold.

Goose-Down Neck Warmer

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Not a life jacket, just the reassuring sensation of one.

Fort Greene Park Bench

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A better personalized gift than an ironic Boat and Tote.

Perfect Jeans

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Unisex, straight-legged, and super-super-stiff, by designer Celine Eriksen.

Raf Tote

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From Raf Simons’s (unlikely) Shaker-inspired collection for Kvadrat.

Right-Now Throw

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Mohair’s the new cashmere in subtle red and magenta stripes.

Triphonic Speaker

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Audiophiles are all in a tizzy over the Syng Cell Alpha and its three-dimensional aural experience.

Neon Knit

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Made with real shell buttons and available in some quieter colors, too (among them: oatmeal, heather gray, and black).

Affordable Tennis Bracelet

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Made with lab-grown white sapphires.

Cheerful Dog Bed

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From designer Alex Proba’s new collection of highly colorful cushions.

Hiking-esque Boots

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Do not climb a mountain in these.

Better Zoom Camera

$300
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A DSLR-quality webcam with a mic that filters out barking dogs.

More Than 200 Birdsongs

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Twenty LPs of poems and songs featuring Tilda Swinton and Yo-Yo Ma.

Linen Set

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Australian line Deiji Studios makes linen loungewear that can, in theory, be worn outside.

Not an Ottoman

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But rather a “bottoman,” meant to be used as a footstool or seat, inspired by Klimt’s paintings of gardens.

Art Bag

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Designed by artist Park Seo-Bo, based loosely on his 2016 Écriture series.

Ultralight Running Glasses

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Tested by athletes for two years before production, these have titanium temple tips.

Salvaged-Fur Slippers

New Eames

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HAY gave the Herman Miller lounge chair a frog-green paint job.

Handmade Tote

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There’s a zip top and two side pockets.

Perfect-Fit Earbuds

$449
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UE’s FitKit technology creates an impression of your ear canal for custom-fit headphones.

Lighter Case

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Your lowly BIC can slip inside this heavy silver holder designed to resemble a shell.

Vacuum Hair Styler

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The latest beauty tool from Shark.

Collectible Cutlery

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One of Virgil Abloh’s final projects, a collaboration with Alessi; only 999 sets were created.

Controversial Cards

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Magic: The Gathering’s 30th-anniversary pack is expensive but guarantees four rare cards.

Greige Birks

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Apparently inspired by Christian Dior’s love of gardening.

Instructive Place Mats

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French designer Sarah Espeute uses a 19th-century embroidery machine with a crank to make these table linens.

Persimmon Cane Chair

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A bright new colorway of the classic TON 33.

Updated Nordicas

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The 2023 model has a carbon-reinforced chassis, making it lighter without compromising stability.

Silent Yacht

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A classic Hinckley Picnic Boat with a hybrid engine that makes absolutely no sound.

Enormous Dollhouse

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Five feet wide with a TV over the hot tub (which incidentally fits four American Girl dolls at once).

Scandi-Style Dollhouse

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Complete with three floors, a garage, and a modest front porch.

Opera Coat

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It’s 100 percent baby cashmere.

Dainty Purse

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Wrapped in silk and satin and handmade over the course of six hours by New York designer Camille Albertine.

TV Anywhere

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The Viture glasses somehow create the appearance of a 120-inch screen in front of your eyes.

Sonos-Friendly Turntable

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From Victrola, it allows you to stream records directly to your speakers.

Bigger Clogs

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Thanks to Tommy Dorfman, Simon Miller’s best-selling Bubble Clog is now available up to size 45.

Austrian Cardigan

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The alpaca wool warms you when you’re cold and becomes breathable once you start sweating.

Flashy Fender

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Affordable Le Corbusier

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A weighted tabletop version of the architect’s Villa Savoye.

Quite the Bucket Hat

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From Acne, in lilac with lamb shearling busting from the seams.

8 Beauty Treatments

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The TheraFace comes with an LED blue-light-therapy ring, a microcurrent ring, and four other add-ons.

Gorp-y Apple Watch

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The new Ultra model has a brighter display and a giant notched crown you can turn easily with gloves on

Saturday Night Mirror

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Made from disco-ball mirrored discs and sized for a vanity or an entryway.

Not-Hideous High Chair

$280
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The Lalo chair you know in a new, limited-edition acorn finish from West Elm.

Soft Poplin Pajamas

$250
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That are still a little dressy, like all things Sid Mashburn.

Wraparound Suicokes

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Secured with Velcro on either side of the foot.

Exceedingly Fresh Matcha

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Shipped from Greenpoint within 24 hours of milling.

Devilish Carafe

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From glassblowers-about-town Heven.

Just Chunky Enough Boots

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Pull-on style, wide-calf friendly, and new from Swedish brand Vagabond.

Terra-cotta Menorah

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Liz Lauter hand-sculpts her colorful, ornate menorahs in Marin County.

Gelato Spoons

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In colorful Murano glass from Italian design studio Yali.

Regeneratively Grown Vegetables

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Farm-to-table greens from Huron, Ohio.

Very Long Vest

Offhours Overvest
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$316
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Offhours’ first foray into clothing that can be worn outside the house.

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Adult Beanbag Chair

$556
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Floyd’s Squishy Chair is made of recycled plastic and excess couch foam.

Bag of the Year

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Go to any Chinatown gallery opening and you’ll see at least three of SC103’s linked-leather purses.

Bag of Yesteryear

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A reissue of Marc Jacobs’s big-in-2008 Hillier Hobo for its 15th anniversary.

Cold-Weather Tent

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Much roomier than other two-person tents, with a dome structure that quickly sheds rain and snow.

New Nii

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Takeshi Nii’s rereleased Nychair X 80 has a higher seat than the classic Nychair X and a foldable backrest.

Vatican Exposé

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242 glossy pages of popes.

Snow-Aged Strip Steak

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Cold Tub

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Plunge obsessives say the practice helps with mental clarity, pain management, and weight control.

Hot Tub

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This wood-burning bathing basin heats up in as little as 90 minutes with “just an armful of fallen limbs or brush.”

Fully Submersible Backpack

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Can withstand a rainstorm or an accidental capsize.

Toteme Twofer

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An elegant jacket with a built-in scarf.

Jolie Laide Sneakers