It may be impractical to give a wander-lusting giftee some fresh stamps on his passport. But don’t fret — a bounty of exotic treasures can be found in your own backyard. The U.S. is one of the most culturally and environmentally diverse areas in the northwest hemisphere, and it’s about time your giftee saw it all. Here, our holiday gift guide, inspired by four of our favorite American locales.
The dynamic New Mexico desert-scape inspires the vibrant patterns in these earthy gifts. Dark woods, cacti, and ceramics all embody the natural beauty of the the region and its otherwordly allure.
Potted Succulents available at Crate & Barrel, $9-$79.95: CrateAndBarrel.com
Piedmont Walnut Long Serving Platter by Calvin Klein Home, $175; CalvinKlein.com
Como Tumbler Glass by Crate & Barrel, $10.95; CrateAndBarrel.com
Robert Blue Dinner Plate, $52; Mociun.com
Como Pitcher by Crate & Barrel, $49.95; CrateAndBarrel.com
By Santa Fe Stoneworks $36; SantaFeStoneworks.com
By Jack Parsons $44; BarnesandNoble.com
By Pendelton $138; Pendleton-USA.com
The rustic slice of Maine embodies a blend of preppy Americana and down-home comfort --think popped collars, argyle knits, animal-printed hiking bags, and weatherized boots. These items are perfect for a brisk, snowy hike or just a cozy New England night by the fire.
Backpack by Burton, $59.95: Burton.com
Cable Knit Beanie by ASOS, $14; Asos.com
Barkley Sweater by Tommy Hilfiger, $129; Tommy.com
Forrest Jacket by Saturdays Surf NYC, $200; SaturdaysNYC.com
Boots by L.L. Bean, $119; LLBean.com
By Modern Stump $44; TildeShop.com
By Sperry Top-sider $40; SperryTopSider.com
By R. Murphy $150; Food52.com/Provisions
This tropical Hawaii locale, known for floral prints and nautical colors, inspired Prada's and Penguin's recent collections. Many of Hilo's home goods connect to the sea: Hold them close to your ear --can you hear it?
By Michael Lin for Bernardaud $880; Bernardaud.com
In blue $63; BHPhotoVideo.com
By Geo F. Trumper $30; FellowBarber.com
By Matt Warshaw $50; ChronicleBooks.com
Lately, Los Angeles has become a cutting-edge innovator of minimal design, reprising its mid-century heyday. Stark geometric sculptures populate its art scene, and binary black and whites are infiltrating the dress code, reflected here in these sleek, sophisticated gifts.
By Arper available at ABC Carpet & Home $284; ABCHome.com
Oud Wood eau de parfum by Tom Ford Private Blend, 50 ML. $210; SaksFifthAvenue.com
By Cuisinart $79.95; Cuisinart.com
By Stelton & Holmbäcnordentoft $200; AplusRStore.com
The V Moda M-100 Headphones offer superior sound, $310. Available in Matte Black, Shadow, or White Silver
ASOS Chelsea Boots Made in England, $266.97, available at ASOS.com
Jack Spade Cameron Marled Crewneck Sweater in Red, $195, JackSpade.com
Wizard of Oz tote bag, $25, us.penguingroup.com
In the The Wizard of Oz: The Official 75th Anniversary Companion authors Jay Scarfone and William Stillman reveal filmmaking secrets and information on the film's pre- and postproduction and publicity to never-before-published stories from the cast and crew, making it the definitive book on the subject. Suggested $40. Available at Barnes & Noble.
Elastic Leather Index Wallet in Green, $95, JackSpade.com
Jack Spade, Bentley Down Blazer in Grey, $695, JackSpade.com
Design House Stockholm presents these tongs designed by David Mayhew made of Jamjuree wood. $50 DesignHouseStockholmUSA.com
Cardboard cut out cat, $29, TheEvolutionStore.com
Stovetop espresso maker with wood handle, $125, ShopHorne.com
Single Waxed Cotton Bike Bag, $40, GreatUsefulStuff.com
Tina Frey, six coaster rainbow set, $96, ShopHorne.com
A foaming shower gel with etheral notes of juniper berries, orris root, and vetiver that will enhance a classic woody fragrance like Dior's Bois d'Argent or Tom Ford Noir. Of course, you could also just leave it as it is without adding more perfume: Its fresh scent will rest on you sublty like a second skin. Bonus point: If you treat yourself to a nice bubble bath, it will also leave your bathroom smelling crisp for hours.
$50, 10 oz; Penhaligons.com
Perrier-Jouët (with InBloom Fresh Box to keep champagne at ideal tasting temperature), available at AstorWine.com
Every man on the go needs a reliable dopp kit to hold all his skincare essentials. Crafted in superb box-grain leather, Coach's Crosby kit (named after the brand's archives in Downtown Manhattan) is the ideal size to fit in your luggage. In addition to a zip-up front pouch, three inner pockets keep all your grooming tools tidy, leaving enough space for your favorite products. Also available in brown.
Crosby Dopp Kit by Coach, $198, Coach.com