By Shelby Livingston| November 30, 2016 |
It’s that time of year again: Christmas tree lights are twinkling, hot cocoa is steaming, and you’re starting to panic about the miles-long gift list you have to conquer in the month ahead. But have no fear—we put together a list of presents to please every type of recipient. From a mouthwatering cheesecake to a handcrafted record player to a supersonic hairdryer, there’s something worth putting under the tree for everyone.
Treat those at the top of your nice list to Macallan’s one-of-a-kind, single-malt scotch whisky crafted in sherry-seasoned Spanish and American oak casks with notes of vanilla, chocolate, oak, and a light citrus zest.
The best gifts are ones you can eat! Feed your favorites a delectable banana cheesecake that’s swirled with peanut butter and topped with chocolate ganache made from fair-trade chocolate company Wild Ophelia's Caramelized Bananas and Roasted Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Bar. Plus, each slice is topped with Wild Ophelia’s Caramelized Bananas and Roasted Peanut Butter Cup.
You can’t go wrong surprising Dad or your s.o. with a sleek and sexy timepiece from a timeless brand. We love this bold rendition, featuring stainless steel, sapphire crystal, and a black alligator skin strap.
Mineralogy Freeform Pyrite Slab Bracelet, Maker Mineralogy ($128). Lou and Grey, 3442 N. Southport Ave., 773-935-5160
Fashion-forward giftees will appreciate Chicago-based metalsmith Theresa Cowan’s statement bracelet, hand-crafted from brass and glistening pyrite.
For the worldwide explorer:
QuietComfort 35 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones, Bose ($350). Nordstrom, 55 E. Grand Ave., 312-464-1515
Give your jet-setting loved ones the gift of silence to get them through the season's long, noisy flights.
Bossa Nova Cabin Multiwheel Suitcase, Rimowa North America ($995). Bloomingdale’s, 900 North Michigan Shops, 312-440-4460
This sophisticated carry-on is sure to satisfy the most frequent of fliers.