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Inventive Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Imaginative presents crafted from metal, leather, wood, paper, glass, and stone

Photo: Kate Sears

Precious Metal (clockwise from top left):

• Serving Pieces For the epicurean, select an antique server from Beverly Bremer Silver Shop, such as these for baked fish, potato chips, and, at bottom, wilted lettuce salads ($189–$2,500;

Watch The King Tide by Hook+Gaff offers the coastal angler a tide indicator hand and illuminated hour markers for low-light conditions ($500–$650;

Cuff Links Chevron motifs date back to the fourteenth century, making these eighteen-karat-gold David Yurman versions a time-tested investment ($3,900;

Serpent Ring An eighteen-karat-gold ring by Temple St. Clair nods to the timelessness of nature ($3,950;

Turquoise Jewelry A stunning pendant with turquoise beads and equally Technicolor earrings, both by Harwell Godfrey, and a diamond-and-agate Silvia Furmanovich ring anchored by a scarab all celebrate the turquoise trend ($3,740–$12,950;

Biscuit Box Give the humble biscuit the star treatment with this silver-plated vessel from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($680;

Pearl Ring This Pearls by Shari ring compels with a rare Golden South Sea pearl ($4,600;

Drop Earrings Bold ovals set off eighteen-karat gold, turquoise, and diamond earrings by Temple St. Clair ($4,200;

Knife At eight ounces of stainless steel and titanium, the Middleton Made Knives chef’s tool travels light ($380;

Jewelry Box Store mementos in an antique sterling silver case from Croghan’s Jewel Box ($1,000;

Pendant Inject a pop of color with a Monica Rich Kosann turquoise crescent ($885;

Bracelet Jingle with a gold Elizabeth Locke bracelet with Venetian glass intaglios and pearl charms ($14,050;

Photo: Kate Sears

Leather Lookers (clockwise from far left):

• Handbag Staud brings personality to a time-honored silhouette with playful crochet details ($350;

Books This leather-bound collection of fifteen titles from Juniper Books includes classic tales from Homer, Twain, and more ($450;

Gun Sleeve The protective full-grain leather sleeve with a cushy synthetic fleece interior by Alabama’s Tom Beckbe is as handsome as it is hardworking ($499;

Boots Step into these tall white leather cowboy boots by Tecovas, equal parts city and country ($255;

Dopp Kit Virginia’s Moore & Giles makes a dopp kit just the right size for a weekend getaway ($115;

Candle Oud, a captivating fragrance that dates back thousands of years, provides the central note in this large leather-wrapped Moroccan soy candle from Jayson Home ($395;

Valet Tray Corral odds and ends tastefully with a handmade brass-and-leather valet tray by FSA ($340;

Lanyard There’s little chance of getting lost or losing track of bagged birds and flushes with this adjustable leather lanyard from Orvis that comes complete with a counter, a dog whistle, and a brass compass ($179;

Photo: Kate Sears

Knock On Wood (clockwise from top left):

• Mirror The hand-painted leaves and romantic scalloped edge place a modern spin on a new wooden vanity mirror by New Orleans’ Fleur Home ($675; 

Rolling Pin Artisan Luke Voytas based the silhouette of this walnut, sapele, ash, and curly maple rolling pin on one his mother brought home from Turkey ($68;

Travel Bar The party goes where you go with a travel bar from H. Gerstner & Sons, crafted with compartments for all manner of spirits, a drawer for cigars, and a cork-lined bottom shelf for playing cards ($1,195; 

Breadboard This mod black breadboard from etúHOME could be just the thing for a friend who is really into bespoke sourdough ($155;

Backgammon Set Elevate game night with a colorful backgammon board by Wolfum—the Baltic birch set packs up for fun on the run and includes two sets of checkers and four dice ($125;

Pruning Knife Southern gardeners live for early morning meanders to see what’s blooming and ready to clip, and an attractive pruning blade from Garrett Wade is the right tool for the job ($73;

Duck Call This hand-turned whistle by Ralph Jensen of R.H. Jensen Game Calls works for pintail, wigeon, teal, and wood ducks but also looks great on a collector’s bookshelf ($455;

Moravian Star Each wooden Moravian star ornament, such as the one shown here in salvaged maple, gets made by hand for the museum shop at North Carolina’s Old Salem Museums & Gardens ($24;

Carafe Pour something truly special for guests from this sculptural OKA carafe that’s as wow-inducing as what it might hold ($250;

Photo: Kate Sears

Pretty Paper (clockwise from top left):

• Artwork West Palm Beach’s Casa Gusto offers distinctive artwork such as this papier-mâché palm piece that creeps over a gilt frame as if it’s still growing ($200–$1,000;

Party Crackers Pop open some merriment with surcee-filled Houses & Parties marbled party crackers ($98;

Wrapping Paper Step up your gift-wrap game with a roll of geometric-block-motif paper by the Design Craft ($5;  

Puzzle Ordinary Habit produces puzzles that double as coffee-table art, such as this design by the Virginia-born artist Marleigh Culver ($40;

Notebook Keep this weather-proof Rite in the Rain notebook handy in the boat, a field bag, or a briefcase ($6;

Tray This Stray Dog Designs decorative leaf tray gets crafted using traditional papier-mâché techniques in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico ($52;

Playing Cards The beauty and history of Gee’s Bend quilt designs feature on this new deck from Chronicle ($17;

Custom House Portrait Commission a thoughtfully personalized gift from the Charleston, South Carolina, watercolor artist Barbara Beach by mid-December ($75–$250;

Stationery Encourage more handwritten notes by tucking festive red-and-white Smythson correspondence cards in a stocking ($35;

Photo: Kate Sears

Heart of Glass (clockwise from far left):

• Terrarium When filled with natural curiosities, terraria like this bell-top design from Terrain look as impressive as a piece of art ($38;

Box The jewelry designer behind Loren Hope collects and sells French opaline glass boxes, including this lovely hinged case ($1,398;

Ornaments Striped baubles by Cody Foster bring vintage charm to a tree ($16 each; 

Candlesticks Even the slightest tweak to the table, like adding brightly hued Poketo glass candlesticks, can make supper special ($32 each;

Barware A stemware line launched by Lalique in the 1920s inspires the pattern on the company’s new Wingen crystal decanter, ice bucket and tongs, highball glasses, and tumblers ($150–$1,300;

Lamp This decidedly whimsical hand-blown mint glass Bon Bon lamp by the collectible Denmark artist Helle Mardahl makes for eye candy on a nightstand or a bookshelf ($1,500;

Pitcher The beloved British brand Wicklewood has crossed the pond with cheeky offerings such as this pink pitcher by the French artist Eric Lindgren ($237;

Whiskey Glasses The glassblowing technique used by Cheryl Saban and the other artisans at Saban Glass to make these lowballs creates a twisted striped design ($60;

Photo: Kate Sears

Stone Love (clockwise from top):

• Bookends Add a little architecture to a library or a shelf with carved marble bookends from Texas’s Paloma & Co. ($195;

Vase Set off a spectacular bloom in an alabaster keyhole vessel by M+A NYC that looks particularly radiant when the sun hits it ($90;   

Cheeseboard Your Bries and blues will stand out on the Salinas striated marble cheese tray from Dear Keaton ($28; 

Cheese Knife Set This trio from Be Home features carved triangle handles sourced from Agra, India, home to not only the Taj Mahal but also some of the world’s master marble cutters ($78;

Puzzle The clever interlocking gemstone puzzle by D.A.R. Proyectos falls somewhere between Jenga and a Rubik’s Cube, only it looks more stylish than either ($80;

Nesting Bowls Serve side dishes and salads or display fruit and sundries in style with these gorgeous pink marble Hawkins New York containers ($65–$130;

Molcajete Like cast iron, the volcanic stone used to make this Mexican mortar and pestle from Verve Culture picks up flavor nuances over time to enhance authentic salsas, mole sauce, guacamole, and whatnot ($65;