Gift Guide

Gifts for Everyone on Your Nice List

Merry and bright present ideas, from the South and beyond



Arm Candy

The Virginia jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke’s new collection of bangles includes the delicate diamond and gold stunner at top and, below it, two rainbow-hued venetian glass designs that look equal parts Etruscan and 2023 ($7,300–$14,550;



• Desert Star

This Syna eighteen-karat-gold and champagne diamond cocktail ring from Charlotte, North Carolina’s Elizabeth Bruns transforms the cactus into a succulent statement piece ($5,650;



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All-Terrain Vehicles

Consider the Trafalgar boots by Fairfax & Favor a forever gift—one that only gets better as the years go on. The subtle navy blue side panels make them a cinch to slip on and off, and their stylish look means they work as well in the office as they do in the field ($330;

Giving Snaps

This hardworking shirt from Texas’s Tecovas, with its breathable cotton denim and Western-accented pearl snaps, comes in five hues for stocking up ($88;


Pocket Protector

The familiar sight of pelicans in designer Billy Reid’s hometown of Florence, Alabama, influenced the print of his cotton bandanna ($58;


Treasure Box

Stack, mix, and match Trove’s colorful collection of pint-size lacquer jewelry boxes, including this dusky blue number, or slip one in your suitcase—they’re the optimal size for travel ($349;

Good Looking

Designed for both sight fishing and everyday wear, the polarized Palmas sunglasses by Costa Del Mar filter out both harsh glare off the water and blue light from screens ($191;



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Wings of Desire

The showstopping butterfly earrings by the Brazilian jewelry designer Silvia Furmanovich, offered by Tiny Gods and seen here in a petite and (far right) larger size, highlight her talent for intricate marquetry and feature eighteen-karat-gold and diamond embellishments ($4,620 for each size;


Bottle Service

Why let a fine tipple take on the tinny taste of a metal flask? Opt instead for this monogrammable, full-grain-leather-wrapped glass take by Kentucky’s Clayton & Crume, complete with a brass cap and funnel ($125;



The bladesmiths at 150-year-old Böker designed this stunning knife, whose look suggests the flanks of a brook trout and whose size and grip lend themselves to a variety of outdoor tasks—whether around the yard or on the stream ($150;

Deep Dive

Breitling’s new Superocean Automatic 46 offers a modern riff on a pared-down timepiece from the brand’s storied history in sixties scuba-diving culture; now the watch, with its rubber band, resists shocks, sand, and salt water, and sports a dial easily read underwater ($4,750;


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Flight of Fancy

Weave a string of East End Press recycled-paper butterflies into garlands, wreaths, and trees for a nature-themed holiday ($14;


• All Aflutter

Add more bold butterflies with this exuberant new aqua stocking by Jonathan Adler ($128;


Wild Finish

Complete the scene with hand-sculpted and -painted acrylic butterfly ornaments, the most recent collaboration between the Louisiana artist Brad Bourgoyne and Fig & Dove ($40–$55 each;


Taste Test

Give the gift of relaxation with a box of Molly J. CBD gummies in inventive flavors such as plum cardamom and elderflower grapefruit ($99–$120;


Wrap Story

This silk twill scarf highlights the surrealist imagery of Valero Doval, one of the many artists whose work the designers at DESEDA showcase in spectacularly vivid form ($275;

Crowning Glory

Deck yourself this season with an ethereal rosemary-inspired brass headband by the Georgia-based jewelry designer Mary Frances Maker ($395;


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Bugging Out

Add a surcee to a wrapped gift by tying on a mercury glass beetle or ladybug by Cody Foster ($18–$20 each, $58 for set of three;


• Season’s Greetings

The needlepoint pillows from Furbish in Raleigh each take twenty hours to create, and their messages, both sweet and saucy, add a wink of wit to the old-fashioned craft ($100–$108 each;


Soft Landing

Virginia’s Moore & Giles incorporates elements of high-end footwear into its slippers, such as the curved toe and Spanish shearling lining seen here ($195; 


Bar None

The Arkansas chocolatiers at Markham & Fitz use Nicaraguan chocolate, caramelized pecans, and black salt in this stocking-stuffer-worthy bar ($10;


Write Stuff

Banish boring paper goods, journals, and calendars for good with the punchy designs by Semikolon, such as this luxe lavender and tangerine notebook ($26;

Dramatic Lashes

This silk sleep mask, available in seven gorgeous colors, by Leontine Linens in New Orleans nods to Holly Golightly’s famous version in Breakfast at Tiffany’s ($125;

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