THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

Holiday shopping for those near and dear has never been more exciting than now. Join our team of expert gift givers, led by Jake Gaines, Tori Johnson, Alexandra del Lago, and Lance Avery Morgan, who have gathered the finest of the finest to make gift giving even more special this season.

BALLROOM TO ASCOT

Every gentleman deserves custom suiting and from Texas to London, bespoke clothiers are measuring up so you can look like the lord of the manor. Prices upon request. Photo courtesy of Neal & Palmer

BOXING DAY

This blue embossed Shagreen jewelry box with brass trim is the perfect size for any vanity area. Or, perhaps in the pool house. $850. At Aerin.com

REALITY? REALLY.

Impress even the best gamer teen in your house with this new virtual reality all-in-one gaming headset for breathtaking you-are-there VR experiences. $499. At Oculus.com

DELIGHTFUL & DIVINE

A chocolate truffles gift box is a grand gesture in every way. This package is as sumptuous to view as it is to open and enjoy. Eighty of the finest chocolate truffles are brought together in one extraordinary gift box from Houston’s favorite chocolatier. $165. At Cacao and Cadamon

LET’S STAY IN TONIGHT

For those special evenings at home, this limited-edition lounging robe in the classic Tish Cox style speaks to the glamour of yesteryear that  can be yours right now. The exaggerated kimono-style sleeves give glimpses of the gorgeous colors on the backside of the mint green silk fabric. Go ahead, start the fire. $495. At ShopTheSil.com

SMOOTH OPERATOR

This Angle razor is made from lightweight anodized aluminum, holds a single disposable blade, and will be the coolest thing in your bathroom as you revive the art of shaving. $110. At Mr. Porter

PADDLES UP

For the beachcomber who has everything, these two wooden beach rackets and a leather ball with a pouch, will have you wanting to hit the sand immediately. $810. At Berluti.com

IT’S IN THE BAG

What Texan doesn’t have boots worth preserving? This monogram-able boot bag is a high style way to travel with them. $463. At William & Son

SPEAK TO ME

The Xoundbar Bluetooth stereo speaker is the perfect size to take the music party with you anywhere you go. $40. At X-mini.com

DIVE, THEN DRONE

PowerVision aqua drone is an intelligent water drone equipped with 215° dual-joint rotation 4K camera. Ideal for recording water sports or capturing magnificent seascapes to remember. $799. At PowerVision.me

EVENTFULLY WE’LL KNOW

Special times of your life can now be preserved for you and your loved ones in this Ticket Stub Diary that holds memories from concerts, sporting events, museums, and more. $14. At UncommonGoods.com

WHICH WAY IS UP?

This Voyager Expedition flask with compass in blue mother of pearl will keep your favorite spirit handy in the best of locations. $105. At Dalvey.com

SURF’S ALWAYS UP

With a timeless allure and palpable cool, this decorative art piece captures the spirit of California in iconic style. Made of Russian Birch plywood and finished with genuine surf resin. $8000. At Kelly Wearstler.com

RESORTING TO GREAT LENGTHS

As the winter resort beckons, be prepared in this oversized hat that’s sure to garner shade, compliments—and second glances. $550. At Eliurphi.com

CONVERSATION STARTER

This Michael Aram chess set is the sleekest one we’ve ever seen. Not only  does it look gorgeous on any table, you’ll be flexing your strategic brain muscles as you play. $1800. At Neiman Marcus

ARE YOU BEING SERVED?

Colorize any room instantly with this party-ready wooden lacquer tray with a wave effect metal trim and ball feet for a pretty presentation. $555. At MelissaGoad.com

SILKY SENSATION

 

Texans Brandon Maxwell and illustrator Jules Buck Jones collaborated to create this colorful silk scarf as the perfect accessory to any winter outfit. $295. At Brandon Maxwell

LET’S BE PERFECTLY CLEAR

The clear It bag of the season is one of our favorites. This Valentino Garavani Rockstud purse will see you through anything. $2445. At Neiman Marcus

SAILING THROUGH LIFE

No one captures sun, sport and surf better than photographer Gray Malin. Have an endless summer with  this limited-edition print, The Sailor, Tucker’s Town, Bermuda. $2999. At GrayMalin.com

TWO OF A KIND

These XL Grand Tour God Busts are the perfect accessory for any tabletop in any room. Brightly colored, these glass objet d’art can add a light whimsy to the most serious of rooms. $795 each. At Jonathan Adler.

STANDING TALL

Cowboy boots as style must-haves are back and never have we seen such colorful interpretations as by the West Texan-native designers and sister duo founders of Miron Crosby. With their signature  handmade, perfect fit, you’ll want several pair of these beauties. Prices vary, $1900-$4000 a pair. At MironCrosby.com

CARRY ON, STYLE GURU

The Royal Check Bistro bag is built to go from city to country and back again. We’ can’t resist the multi-print blue that’s always right. $180. At Saks Fifth Avenue

COME ON IN

This witty doormat sets the tone for a fun time ahead. We couldn’t resist the vintage 80s vibe with the cassette tape motif. Personalize with your own message. So, go ahead, stay awhile. $38. At UncommonGoods.com

COASTING TO SUCCESS

The perfect hostess gift  will be a year ‘round visual feast for the eyes in these semi-precious agate coasters that are hand-polished in Brazil. Set of 4. $80. At Saks Fifth Avenue.

TINY TREASURES

Perfect for any last-minute gift, this Original Garden Jewel Succulent Garden will delight any recipient with its presentation box full of green goodness. $35. At LulusGarden.com

SWEET DREAMS

Guarantee the perfect night’s sleep every day of the week. Made from only the finest materials, Savior’s luxury beds help regulate body temperature and improve the quality of REM sleep. Custom made to order at SaviorBeds.com

LET’S WRAP THIS UP

Protect your hair from heat damage, but still create the best curls of the season with Dyson’s Airwrap hair styler. Each set comes with interchangeable attachments to achieve the style you desire. $550 at Dyson.com

CHIC STORAGE

Kick your stainless appliances to the curb. This Dolce Gabbana and SMEG Carretto refrigerator is the kitchen addition you’ve been yearning for. $10,000. At Bergdorf Goodman

SIP & SERVE

Add elegance to any table with this Franco Lapini centerpiece. The top includes six cylinders for serving vodka, surrounding a small container to house caviar. Now that’s a perfect combination. $3,360 at Artemest.com

THE FUTURE IS HERE

Keep the kids entertained without having them glued to a screen.  Codi is an AI-enabled toy that provides children with classic songs and stories, and even encourages good habits (like naps, clean-up, and brushing teeth) to provide developmental support while they aren’t in the classroom. From Pillar Learning. $99.99. At Amazon

BOTTLE SERVICE

Designing a dream wine cabinet is easy with the help of Grandeur Cellars. Create a custom design that’s the perfect display for your home and budget. Price upon request and consultations at GrandeurCellars.com

BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT

Nobody likes to be stressed around the holidays. NuCalm is a safe neuroscience technology that quickly calms you, and naturally brings your body to the pre-sleep states through deep relaxation and idleness. Packages include noise-cancelling headphones, relaxation discs, light-blocking glasses, eye-mask, and more. $4,695 at NuCalm.com

RAINING CATS AND DOGS

Harsh weather never looked so inviting. Shield yourself from the rain in style with this Pasotti umbrella. The enamel brass handles are available in a number of designs. $285 at PasottiOmbrelli.com

SLIP INTO SOMETHING SOFT

Loro Piana’s cashmere slippers are taking loungewear up a notch. The quilted cashmere fabric provides warmth and comfort over an anti-slip suede sole. Pair these with one of Piana’s luxurious cashmere robes as a gift for any loungewear lover. $3,650 for robe and $690 for slippers. At LoroPiana.com.

SCENTED MAGIC

Fill your home with scents of rose and saffron with the Catene Scarlatto candle by Richard Gionori. There are more than 12 different designs to choose from for all your candle-loving friends. $205. At RichardGinori1735.com

SET SAIL WITH REGAL HISTORY

Cruise the Galapagos Islands like a celebrity on Grace Kelly’s honeymoon yacht. This 18-guest cruise will give you a taste of the ship’s history while enjoying activities like kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, stargazing and much more. Starting at $6,900 at Quasarex.com 

Image courtesy of Vogue.com

ON DISPLAY

Setting sail, soon? This Venezia Royal Trunk is the storage piece for any antique lover. The exterior is covered with leather and solid brass hardware, while the soft interior compartments house the trinkets. $40,350 at Artemest.com.

CELESTIAL CIRCLET

Add some sparkle with the Vespera Circlet by Jennifer Behr. This delicate headband features crystal stars and is so lightweight that you’ll forget you have it on. Each circlet is made by hand and crafted to perfection. $575. At JenniferBehr.com

PRECIOUS SCENTS

Inspired by Bulgari’s most precious gemstones, this selection of six perfume scents comprise  the perfect set. These exquisite scents are made in Italy. Que bella. $280. At Bulgari.com

NOW, FOR A ZEN MOMENT

The Buddha Board is a relaxation tool that encourages creative expression, being in the moment, and letting go using only water, a bamboo brush and a clean slate. Each brush stroke transforms your worries into a work of art and then is sent off into the universe as the water dries and the image disappears. Like magic. $34.95. At Amazon

TWO ON THE AISLE

Broadway is better than ever. With a play or musical to suit every taste, the experience of a major league production will stay with you forever. Priceless. At Broadway.com