Give the gift of global good this season. With a GlobeIn subscription box, your giftee will unwrap a number of artisanal home goods from around the world, from Moroccan ceramics to Oaxacan woven baskets. Each month centers around a theme, such as “cozy” or “bathe,” and all goods are ethically sourced, Fair Trade-certified, and provide a fair wage to makers around the world. Gift subscriptions come in 3-, 6-, and 12-month packages.
Entering the smart home world doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. The Amazon Echo Dot acts as a voice helper by your bedside table or in the kitchen, answering questions about the weather or setting timers. The device can also be attached to a speaker you already have to voice-control music from Spotify, Pandora, and more.
Los Angeles and San Francisco design-build firm Marmol Radziner’s savvy doesn’t stop with clean-lined, modern homes. They designed a menorah, handmade from walnut and brass, that would look right at home in one of their places—or in yours.
For that friend who changes her gallery wall on the regular, this clever frame is a boon. A pair of magnetic wood slabs sandwiches one of your photographs printed on Artifact Uprising’s signature ultra-thick stock.
These stickers are for you: the gift-giver, the holiday card–sender. You can use any pictures you like to make this set of sturdy decals, but we suggest a selfie, to remind the recipient whom to thank. Not just for the present, but for the sapling that Paper Culture plants for each order.
From the tasseled Blue Bird (pictured) to the leopard print Wren to the timeless Blackbird, Birdies has elegant slippers for every style. While they certainly make cold mornings downright enjoyable, they also add a touch of sophistication to even the coziest pair of sweats.
For that hard-to-buy-for person on your list, these cozy slippers might do the trick. Woolrich’s Felt Mill Scuff Mule Slippers are lined with fleece and have visible stitching along the outside. (They’re also fairly unisex, so they're really the perfect gift for anyone.)
Silicon Valley to the rescue! These sturdy, not-inexpensive umbrellas—popular in such soggy locales as Portland and Seattle—are now available with a trackable-by-Bluetooth plastic Tile already installed, so what’s lost can once again be found.
Want to keep an eye on the kids' room, your cat, or even the front door when you aren't home? Nest's cameras are both sleek and handy, providing notifications for any activity and allowing you to speak through the camera to let the mailman know to leave the box at the door. Check out both their indoor and iutdoor cameras to keep your entire home secure.
Great for busy students, the Livescribe 3 high-tech pen transfers your handwritten notes to your tablet or smartphone. Tag, organize, search—even convert to typed text. The package also includes a free app subscription, notebook, extra ink cartridge, and charging cable.
From L.A.-based Outdoor Tech comes the Turtle Shell 3.0, the next generation of backyard barbecue toy: a water-resistant, wireless box for streaming Vivaldi, The Verve, or that how-to-grill podcast. There’s a microphone built in, so you can even hop on a conference call, if you really have to. But only if you really have to.
Best known for its peppery, Tuscan-style organic olive oils, McEvoy Ranch, just west of Petaluma, California, has also been making soaps, lotions, and shampoo from the fruit of those orchards. A favorite: citrus-infused body balm (from $20), bar soap ($11), and salt scrub ($35).
Transform your bathroom into a spa with this hand-wrapped traditional smudge kit. The trio includes hand-harvested New Mexican desert sage from the Taos pueblo, white sage, and cedar. No need to light a match – humidity or heat is all it takes to draw out the calming scents.
From gardening ideas to up-and-coming travel destinations to wine recommendations, Sunset brings great ideas for living in the West to your fingertips. An annual subscription makes for the perfect stocking stuffer or add-on gift.