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6. Malin + Goetz Votive Set, $45 USD

Straight up, a high quality candle is an amazing gift at any time of year, but if you don’t happen to know your recipients scent preference, why not gift them a small votive set instead like this one from NYC’s own Malin + Goetz? Including their best-selling Dark Rum, Vetiver and Tobacco candles, the set can be burned together in different rooms or one at a time, plus they’re bound to like at least one of them!

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7. The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining, $78

Monocle makes amazing coffee table books and their newest title is all about the best places in the world to eat and drink wonderful things. The book mixes gorgeous photos with stories and recipes on neighbourhood places that focus on local produce without all the stuffy frills. It’s the perfect book to flip through on Christmas day to get inspired after a big breakfast.

 

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8. Geneva Model S, $349

For the friend your really love, give the gift of good sound with this super luxe Geneva Model S wireless speaker. Made with high-grade electronics this speaker comes in a sleek yet luxe black, white, and festive red, providing impressive true stereo sound at the touch of a button. Let’s be honest, most speaker systems aren’t the most visually appealing, which isn’t necessary an essential but when you have to look at it everyday for years to come, why not go with something as gorgeous as this and really bring the party with you.

 

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9. AncestryDNA Kit, $109

For the person on your list who really has everything, why not give them a chance to discover cool and interesting stories about their family history with an AncestryDNA kit? The holidays (and new year) are all about reflection and who wouldn’t want to potentially discover a new side of their identity they might never have been aware of? Connecting the dots, this kit can reveal the regions of the world your DNA is connected to up to 1000 years ago and also searches through a database of 2.4 million people to identify living relatives around the world who share the same DNA as you. Fascinating right?

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10. Diptyque Baies Hourglass Scented Room Diffuser, $150 USD

Switch up your usual candle this holiday with a gorgeous diffuser from Diptyque. The innovative design illuminates the messiness of dusty reeds and an open bottle, instead creating 20 minute cycles of scent released and refreshed by flipping the vessel leaving your living room smelling like hypnotic Rose and Black Currant.

 

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