In all the Black Friday hysteria, you may have gotten a good deal on a flat-screen TV. But what about those gifts that elicit a truly delighted wow? Here, dozens of kooky, beautiful, and useful gifts, priced under $50 from New York’s print gift guide. Don’t miss all of the Strategist’s holiday gift coverage right here, too.
Beautiful, yes, but also crafted by a Tokyo company called Kiya that’s been making knives for over two centuries.
In which the actor (and street-style icon) interviews celebrities, including Edie Falco and Michael Cera.
The earring of a generation.
Noma’s recipes for everything from lacto blueberries to whiskey vinegar.
For the baby who prefers to chew on natural rubber from Malaysian Hevea trees.
An Aperol spritz deserves to sit upon mother-of-pearl.
Goofballs, fattys, gold dust: all terms that were catching on circa 1972, when New York State issued this brochure, now reproduced.
From the family behind New Haven’s (or the country’s, depending on who you’re talking to) best pizzeria.
A pest slayer with a beechwood handle.
Luxurious yet playful, in a bright Elmo-ish color.
Also available: a waxy sugar apple.
A saucer from André Soltner’s groundbreaking French restaurant, Lutèce (1961–2004).