holiday gifts 2019

42 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Over $200

From a flamingo cork puller to a fancy fire extinguisher.

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

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.

Zebra Knee-Highs

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The giant MNZ box alone is worth the price.

Lipstick Purse

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This Jacquemus “bag” has room for one Ruby Woo.

A Night at the Beatrice

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André Saraiva’s faux concert poster imagines an ideal lineup at the storied mid-aughts nightclub.

Quieter Theragun

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The newest version of the handheld massager has a subtler-sounding vibration.

Holiday-Party Cover-up

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Cheerful, cropped, and collared.

Vanity Brush

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From Gucci; would not look out of place in a Sofia Coppola period piece.

Ruby-Red Cat-Eyes

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Slightly sporty, slightly ’50s.

Upstate Jacket

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The wool is sourced from an Italian mill near Florence.

Murano Glassware

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Created with Venetian glassmaker Salviati.

21st-Century Steiff

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Known for its classic teddy bears, the 19th-century company is now making unicorns.

Moon-Landing Camera

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An updated version of the Hasselblad used to document Apollo 11.

Whole-Ear Diamonds

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It stretches from the cartilage all the way to the lobe.

Cable Bracelet