The PERFECT GIFT
From funky and fun to elegant and chic, we’ve uncovered the hottest holiday finds for both the naughty & nice.
for sophisticated sippers >>
A custom-made, one-of-a-kind tea infuser by local artist Kevin Ard. Price based on design (average prices run $900-$2,400). www.kevinard.com.
<< for the fly barfly
Sterling silver oil can vermouth dispenser. $225 at Tiffany & Co., NorthPark Center. 214-378-9800.
for the clockwatcher >>
Designer George Nelson’s eye clock. $295 at MoMA online store, www.moma.org.
for the one who has everything >>
An odd yet beautiful set of ram’s horn candlesticks. $780 at Grange Hall, 4445 Travis St. 214-443-0600.
<< for clean freaks
Slices of fresh cut organic soap in scents like mint, Indian jasmine, and citrus splash. $1.50 per ounce at Avocado Tree, 2928 N. Henderson Ave. 214-515-9299.
for those who dream of Eames >>
A pen and business card holder set adorned with Ray and Charles Eames’ Collage. $55 for pen. $35 for card holder. At Nuvo, 3900 Cedar Springs Rd. 214-522-6886.
<< for the name dropper
Not just an ice tray – a Gucci ice tray. Set of two for $60 at Gucci, The Galleria, 13350 Dallas Parkway. 972-387-3357. www.gucci.com.
for the carb-deprived >>
Handmade Toffee Delight (featuring pecans, Ghirardelli chocolate, and finely crushed almonds) by local company Mechler’s Sweets. $5-$10 for bagged toffee. $22 for one pound tins. $42 for two pound tins. www.toffeedelight.com or 972-747-9007.
<< for your puff daddy
Shotgun shell shaped humidors. $115 each at Beretta Gallery, 41 Highland Park Village. 214-559-9800.
for the chic chef >>
Satin-finished stainless steel Thali serving set. $59 at West Elm. www.westelm.com.
for green thumbs and stylish feet
Orange and pink striped rubber mudbuster boots.
$49 at Smith & Hawken, 3300 Knox St. 214-522-6522. >>
<< for the vegan
Zucchini parchment bowl. $35 at Iota, 3107 Knox St. 214-522-2999.
for your hero >>
Limited edition porcelain 1940s Superman maquette.
$89.95 at Zeus Toys & Comics, 3878 Oak Lawn Ave.
In lieu of lumps of coal, we suggest the following tiny tokens of holiday affection.
80 Highland Park Village
The famed New York apothecary’s collection of lotions, gels, and balms can’t be beat. A tiny vial of rosewater facial toner is the gift that keeps forgiving (that is, as time marches across your face).
Flavors From Afar
6705 Snider Plaza
Finicky tastes will be in for a treat when they discover chutneys and glazes and salsas (oh my) from this savory Park Cities epicurean outpost. Three words: walnut sage pesto.
8300 Preston Rd.
So, you don’t know a Polish nymph from a Belize bomber? No worries. The helpful gents at Orvis can help you stuff your guy’s stocking with all types of flies. Just make sure he reaches into his stocking carefully. Ouch.