From heady fragrances evocative of the English countryside to an indoor bike that doubles as decor, rest assured that the thoughtful gifts on this luxury wish list have been specially curated for the deserving bon vivants in your life. But as you’re making your list and checking it twice, remember this: Nowhere in the rule book of holiday gift-giving does it say that your name shouldn’t be at the very top.
Ffern Fragrance Subscription, from $129 per quarter
Just because there’s a waiting list for this new line of small-batch seasonal scents inspired by the sibling cofounders’ bucolic upbringing in Somerset, England, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t sign up your dearest spritzer for a year’s worth of bottles that could start as soon as the Winter solstice release—an intoxicating blend of bergamot, mimosa and marjoram that evokes the English seaside town of Lyme Regis.
Unicorn Oil by Kindred Black, $195
Since no red-eye flight ever produced a well-rested visage, gift this cult rejuvenator—featuring 14 potent organic botanicals, like hydrating French plum kernel oil and healing immortelle—to frequent fliers with humidity-starved skin. Packaged in beautiful hand-blown glass bottles inspired by ancient Egyptian perfume vessels, all potions and elixirs from this sustainable apothecary make skincare feel like sorcery.
NOHrD Bike, starting at $3,074
If one must cycle indoors, must one’s spin apparatus resemble a menacing carbon-steel robot insect? Not only does this state-of-the-art disc flywheel wonder take up minimal space, but its solid-wood-and-steel frame, not to mention its elegant form, give it the gravitas of sculpture.
Signed Pair of Nike Air Jordan XIII, $300,000 minimum bid
A dream tree-side unboxing for any hardwood hustler: A pair of signed Air Jordan XIII, worn by the basketball deity himself in the final game of the 1998 Chicago Bulls’ championship season. Will the gavel at Christies’ Handbags X HYPE: The Luxury Remix sale, an online auction taking place from November 24–December 9, befall your offer on these one-of-a-kind kicks?
Hermès Apple AirTag, $299
If the HermèsFit bespoke rec center in Brooklyn closed before the aspirational gym rat in your circle had an opportunity to kickbox while wearing Clic Clac H bracelets, you’re lucky the “equipment” has more stamina than this satirical—and sartorial—pop-up. We prefer a more utilitarian selection from the event’s “starting line,” a branded charm that tracks missing personal effects in speedy, er, fashion.
Oura Ring, from $299
From this discreet piece of titanium jewelry comes a world of biofeedback, with more accurate readings of your heart rate and body temperature thanks to its finger—rather than wrist—placement. We assume that world champion Hawaiian surfer Carissa Moore wears the gold-coated version to match her Olympic medal.
Trackhouse Sweats by Tracksmith, $98–$108
Consider this cozy and durable cotton-blend hoodie and sweatpants set from this modern-day athletic brand with heritage heart the dress code for your holiday adventurer’s après-polar plunge idle on New Year’s Day. Hot chocolate required, spike of bourbon optional.
The companion measuring glass should be the first indication that this superior-quality olive oil, pressed from organic late-harvest Mediterranean olives, is for sipping not sautéing. The daily ritual—a tablespoon before breakfast—has been adopted by the likes of fashion designer Norma Kamali and Beyoncé for its reputed perks, which include improved mental clarity, better skin elasticity and greater heart health.
Sabah Traveler Bag, $750
Encourage more spontaneous getaways in the new year by gifting your homebody of choice a naturally tanned leather weekender with solid-brass hardware. The question is, can this handsome haul perform the duties of any trusted travel partner, namely roll with the punches, carry its share of the load, and get better with age? Totes.