The holiday season is upon us once again and finding the perfect gift for friends and loved ones is a top priority. If you need a bit of inspiration, this gift guide (Part 1) offers some of our favorite suggestions at a wide range of price points for the diverse personalities on your list, from the jet-set traveler to environmentally conscious consumer.
The term “eco-friendly” remains ubiquitous and the elegant options in this arena continue to grow. Wine lovers with a rustic style are sure to love the Rail Yard Wine Rack from Rail Yard Studios. 16 pieces of rail dating from 1908 form the wine rack shelves jutting from a striking, golden stained solid piece of hickory. The feet of the rack are formed by railroad switch plate cuffs. Each unique piece is individually numbered with a salvaged railroad tie nail. $995; RailyardStudios.com
From globally sourced and artistic products to something for a creative globetrotter – the Tiffany & Co. passport cover. The leather cover in Tiffany’s signature blue is a stylish way for the elite traveler to protect their important document and also show off a keen fashion sense. $145; Tiffany.com
Also great for the jet-setter always on the go is something to help store their important data. An elegant way to consolidate files and save space is the sleek Christofle Pebble USB key. Handcrafted by skilled silversmiths, the device offers 4 GB of storage and easily attaches to keys or slides into pockets or purses. $130; Christofle.com
A perhaps more masculine alternative is the Swiss Army USB that combines data storage with the foldout design the company is known for. Available in a variety of colors, styles include storage device/bladed multi-tool combinations and a more travel-friendly bladeless version for frequent flyers. $45 – $500 depending on features; SwissArmy.com
Look out for Part 2 of our Gift Guide, where we give ideas for everything edible for the holidays!