Looking bespoke items gift-worthy for your closest friends and esteemed colleagues? With some thoughtful browsing, you can find some surprisingly sophisticated gifts for those with even the most exquisite sense of taste. Do yourself a favor and enjoy simpler holiday shopping with this shortlist to help you on your way.
Here is a curated list of gift-and-get items perfect for even the most sophisticated individuals on your holiday shopping list.
Porcelain bakeware and serving set
Found this gem, added it to my registry and thanks to one of my closest girlfriends, they’re now one of the most used items in my pantry. The minimalist lines and semi-gloss finish makes these porcelain baking dishes an aesthetic serving set, and they’re just the right size to bake a side-dish straight to table, or to use as personal dish settings for meals like bimbimbop.
Modern cut cashmere sweater
Who doesn’t love cashmere, and this piece is an essential staple with a modern silhouette. Perfect for just about any woman on your list. Pair with denim, sweats or leggings – it’s the perfect addition to a capsule wardrobe.
Retro menswear digital watch
For those who embraced the dad-sneaker trend, it’s time to borrow his watch as well. Steal from the boys with this sophisticated timepiece perfect to pair with suiting and everyday style.
Ancient-look brass bowl
For those who have an artisanal taste for global luxury, this ancient-look brass bowl makes the perfect centerpiece for a coffee table corner or as a dry-goods serving dish for entertaining with its deliberately imperfect hammered design.
Gucci staple black sunnies
Nothing says luxury quite like… luxury. Spoil your special someone with a gift that won’t need explaining, like these squared Gucci sunnies.
Replica perfume by Maison Margiela
Speaking of luxury, Maison Margiela’s Replica line of perfumes is an olfactory treat everyone on your holiday list can appreciate. By the Fireplace has a perfect woodsy scent great for the holidays, or you can check out my Maison Margiela Replica perfume review to select a fragrance more personalized for your special someone.
Marble geometric table lamp
Also stolen from my recent wedding registry and purchased by my younger brother, this piece has become the centerpiece of my bedroom nightstand. You won’t believe the quality of this reading lamp for the price, and it will instantly elevate the luxury vibe in any room.
14K Gold plated herringbone chains
This is an item I gifted to myself, for less than $15. These gold herringbone chains are a fashion staple, and at the price you can afford to through them in a stocking for a surprise that’s sure to delight. I’ve worn them several times, and am quite happy with the wear so far.
Winter’s coziest sheep teddy coat
If you want to splurge, shop this oversize genuine sheep’s wool and silk coat to keep your loved one wrapped in luxurious warmth and comfort all winter long.
Cement look fruit bowl
Designed in Scandinavian sophistication, this cement look fruit bowl is perfect for the modern minimalist. It can be used as a fruit bowl or as a home accent piece. It’s actually plastic, making it great for use outdoors near a pool.
Nightstand water carafe and glass
For your friend that drinks a glass of water before bed, this nightstand water carafe is the perfect gift. The glass fits on top as a lid, so you can pour, refill and sip without leaving the comfort of your bed.
Cashmere jogger set
With winter fast approaching, we could all use some sophisticated comfort as we hunker down in our homes. Coordi sets are a must. And this cashmere jogger set blends comfort and style, and it’s just stylish enough it can also be worn out for errands or as separates. And, at under $60 you can’t find a better steal.
Nike Blazer platform athleisure court sneakers
Nike pretty much dominates the court sneaker trend market (unless your a Vans girl). You can shop this sneaker style on Amazon with subtle suede details, or opt for all-white as the #1 sneaker essential of the season.
Dainty drop necklace
Looking for something simple and feminine? This subtle dainty drop necklace has a fine 14K gold dipped chain and barely-there CZ diamonds for the most delicate taste of luxury.
14K Gold hoop earrings
Gold hoops are a must-have accessory, and this pair is just the right size to compliment everything in your wardrobe. They make great stocking stuffers and an affordable price.
Smooth water and cocktail glass set
Another item stolen from the registry, we received this water and cocktail glass set and are already wondering how any other glasses sufficed in years past. They’re elegant and well made, and have a wonderful smooth-feel in hand.
Wicker bedroom tray
For those who are a sucker for breakfast in bed, or just want to create a stylish corner, this wicker bedroom tray is just the right size for toast and tea or a candle and your current evening read.
In case you haven’t heard, shampoo bars are all the rage (and more eco-friendly). If you are looking for a gift item for beauty product lovers, treat them with this season’s hottest haircare trend.
Modern geometric end table
New home buyers on your holiday shopping list? This modern geometric end table sits perfectly next to a reading chair, or works well as an elevated plant stand. Plus, it looks and feels way more exquisite than its affordable price tag.
Natural straw tote
Jetsetter on your list? This natural straw tote is the perfect getaway bag, big enough to through in a couple bevis and a beach cover. Natural bags will continue to trend for next spring and summer, so it’s sure to get plenty of use in months to come.
Ceramic salt and pepper bowls
These ceramic and wood salt and pepper bowls are minimalistic and chic, and have a heavy-duty luxury feel. Perfect for your home chef’s on your holiday shopping list.
Looking for something eye catching but minimal and chic? This vase needs no flowers to be a statement home accessory.
Cordless electric tea kettle
I use my electric tea kettle all the time, but I’d be amiss not to say this one by Ascot is much more aesthetically pleasing. For those who want a picture perfect kitchen and enjoy a cup of English breakfast tea, this is sure to become a new essential.
Ribbed coffee mugs
Some mugs with that kettle? These ribbed coffee mugs feel oh-so good in hand, and are a great item to through in a themed gift basket (perhaps with said kettle above).
Sherpa slipper mules
Slippers are a must for every holiday shopping list. This season’s edition is designed for the minimalist fashion lover. They’re easy to slip on, and sophisticated enough to wear out.
Geometric slouch bag
Geometric bags are a big trend for this season. This little slouch number has a relaxed silhouette that makes it easy to throw in your essentials, and comes in several great seasonal hues.
I don’t know about you, but my mom always put socks in our stockings. If you want to give a little everyday luxury, try this cashmere pair from State Cashmere. I have a few pieces from the brand and they’re everything you could want in luxurious cashmere.
Cooler picnic basket
For couples or families that like to spend time outdoors, this cooler picnic basket is a little more stylish than your everyday Yeti. Bonus, the lid doubles as a charcuterie board.
Nike pullover sweatshirt
For the person who doesn’t think they need anything, they’ll be able to find use for this essential everyday sweatshirt. Perfect for athleisure wear or lounging at home, you can opt for something similar for the men and women on your list.
Peruvian Palo Santo Burning wood
Want to give something a little more unique than a candle? Try these all natural Peruvian burning sticks. Similar to incense, you light them and enjoy the smoke after you blow them out. These have a soft, sweet woody smell that’s a lot more calming than your perfumy incense sticks. Plus, they’re oh so chic burning in a tiny accent bowl.
For your outdoor lovers, this sherpa backpack is the perfect holiday gift idea. It’s got some seriously cozy vibes, and a lot of really functional features making it great for the next cold weather trek.
The Chelsea boot
This season’s hottest boot silhouette, the ankle Chelsea. Good news is you can snag a pair of Sam Edleman’s Laguna Chelseas on Amazon. Don’t worry too much about what they’ll wear with it – if they’re following fashion trends, it will be basically everything.
The asymmetrical mirror
For the artist in your life, this mirror defies tradition with its irregular silhouette. Think of it more as art than your everyday hall mirror.
That wraps up this season’s surprisingly sophisticated gift ideas from Amazon. Hope you feel inspired by the collection and are able to snag a couple of finds for those on your holiday shopping list (or even for yourself ;)
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