Typically, we share recommendations for the best products, period — it doesn’t matter when they came out as long as they are exceptionally useful, beautiful, surprising, or otherwise worth recommending. This year we have gone in a different direction, focusing almost entirely on the world of the new. Here, you’ll find a wide assortment of recently released things for every person on your list, from mood music for a plant owner (a rerelease of a 1976 record that apparently helps monsteras and ZZ’s grow) to a big-dog-specific tote for a pit-bull parent. Plus, of course, hundreds of other ideas, from a diamond ear cuff (seen above, cartier.com) to a handful of eerily realistic ceramic peanuts to a Lucite cat bed that could easily double as a side table. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.
The giant MNZ box alone is worth the price.
This Jacquemus “bag” has room for one Ruby Woo.
A Night at the Beatrice
Cheerful, cropped, and collared.
From Gucci; would not look out of place in a Sofia Coppola period piece.
Slightly sporty, slightly ’50s.
The wool is sourced from an Italian mill near Florence.
Created with Venetian glassmaker Salviati.
Known for its classic teddy bears, the 19th-century company is now making unicorns.
An updated version of the Hasselblad used to document Apollo 11.
It stretches from the cartilage all the way to the lobe.
Instead of just a regular old chain chain.
Avian Cork Puller
From Carl Aubock, the designer responsible for a rooster brass bell and a human-foot paperweight.