Gift Guide: Give Treasures That Will Last a Lifetime This Holiday Season

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Luxe wares for comfy homes


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Clockwise from top left:
Triangle print wool scarf by Drake’s Made in Italy, $225.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Bluetooth speaker, $250.
Hourglass diffuser by Diptyque The warm notes of fig tree bark, $180.
Alpaca madras throw by Brunello Cucinelli The coziest blanket for long winters, $1,795.
S.T. Dupont Ligne 2 lighter for Hodinkee From the makers of the world’s finest lighters, $1,600.
Cigar cutter and cigar tube by Brunello Cucinelli Wrapped in supersoft nubuck, $395 and $625.
Snack set by Cathrineholm Mid-century Nordic design, $110.
Kaleido trays by Hay Various sizes, $18 to $55.

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Coffee table books you’ll want to buy for yourself


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Clockwise from top left:
Creative Couples: Collaborations That Changed History Assouline, $50.
Bill Cunningham: On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography Penguin Random House, $65.
Rihanna Phaidon, $150.
Jim Marshall: Show Me the Picture Chronicle Books, $55.
Bauhaus Journal 1926–31: Facsimile Edition Lars Müller, $80.
The Art of Sneakers: Volume One powerHouse Books, $35.


They will always travel in first class, no matter where their seat is.


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From left:
Rimowa CabinS The original aluminum suitcase, $1,100.
Master & Dynamic MW65 Active noise-canceling headphones, $499. Stubbs & Wootton slippers The comfiest travel shoe, in tweed, $650.
Departure travel set by Aesop Skin care essentials to stay fresh while in transit, $53.
Wynono “Nellie” traveler Packable angora felt hat, custom-crafted in New York, from $295.
Fujifilm X-A7 Crisp images, classic styling with an LCD touch interface, $700.
Nackymade “Mark” Sunglasses Acetate frames handmade in Kobe, Japan, $495.
Cashmere travel set by Jet&Bo Get cozy on the red-eye, $360.


Intriguing spirits for cocktail hour or after dinner


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From left:
Marseille Amaroby Forthave Spirits With notes of lemongrass, rhubarb, and raw honey, $28.
L’Aperitivo Nonino Fresh citrus, bitter gentian, and summer fruits, $45.
La Higuera Sotol A cousin of mezcal. Salted caramel and smoke, $52.
Hendrick’s Orbium Gin Infused with the flavors of tonic, so just add soda, $43.
St. Agrestis Inferno Bitter Brooklyn’s answer to Campari, $35.
Malfy Gin Con Arancia Vibrant blood orange tempered by juniper, $30.
Monterosa Extra Dry Rosso A connoisseur’s vermouth, $40.
Kikori Japanese Whiskey White chocolate, cherry blossom, and coconut, $50.


Five superlative watches that look good on any wrist


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Clockwise from top left:
Tudor Black Bay 36 Inspired by vintage dive watches, in steel and gold, $4,050.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin The original luxury sport watch, in white gold, $55,400.
Patek Philippe Calatrava Pilot Travel Time Track two time zones with a rose-gold piece inspired by 20th-century aviation, $44,794.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona The classic racing watch in yellow gold on an ultra-comfortable Oysterflex bracelet, $27,500.
Cartier Santos de Cartier In stainless steel. Looks as good with formal wear as it does with jeans and a T-shirt, $6,250.


The latest technology paired with heirloom-quality leather


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Clockwise from top left:
Metropolitan Bakerloo Portfolio by Ettinger Made in England. Fits a slim laptop or tablet computer, $1,240.
Ettinger accessories Leather travel tray, $140; bridle hide shoehorn, $85; leather jotter, $110.
Microsoft Surface Pro7 tablet, from $749 (keyboard cover and pen sold separately).
Hestra peccary gloves Unlined, fully hand-sewn, extra supple, $400 at The Armoury.
Master & Dynamic MW07 true wireless earphones, $249.
Hodinkee Embassy pen, $98.
Apple Watch Hermès Series 5 An always-on display smartwatch paired with soft Swift leather from Hermès, $1,399.

A version of this article appears in the December 2019 issue of Fortune with the headline “Holiday Gift Guide.”

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