Here at the Strategist, we spend a lot of time chatting with folks known for having personal taste so finely tuned that it has often become synonymous with their public personae. Whether they are cool people, experts in their fields, or bona fide celebrities, these individuals are recognized for their shared obsession over details. In talking to people like this day in and day out, we hear over and over how their obsessiveness informs what they buy for themselves. But what do people with such strong opinions get the people they love, whose taste might differ from theirs?
To find out, we asked 130 people whom we think have particular, exacting, and exceptional taste about the gifts they’re most excited to give someone else, setting a limit of $100 (which, of course, was exceeded — but not by more than $3). Their suggestions really do include something for every taste and should go a long way toward checking off any still-unchecked-off people on your list. (And if for whatever reason they do not, we have hundreds more gift ideas right here.)
“A shocking little book that seems to celebrate the ‘destruction of a house of lies,’ with page after page of photographs of the fires burning in Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.”
Actress, comedian, and writer
Author and owner, Books Are Magic
Erica Chidi Cohen
Co-founder and CEO, LOOM