At the heart of gift-giving is the idea of generosity—a boundless sentiment whose only limitation comes in knowing how to express it thoughtfully and tastefully, often many times over. To help over the holidays, our editors have picked some seasonal sundries that cover life’s essentials and its small luxuries. Urbanears Baggen Multiroom Speakers $449 Balancing sound with style, Urbanears’ fabric-wrapped speakers come in a selection of neutral colors, from concrete gray to soft pink, and are wireless, allowing them to blend seamlessly into any style of home. Cuyana Travel Case Set $110 Made in Argentina, Cuyana’s pebbled leather travel cases are available in classic shades of olive, blush, ecru and more, and are ideal for corralling small accoutrements around the bathroom, bedroom or office. VIU The Vibrant $230 All frames in Viu’s collection of eyewear are designed in Zurich and handmade in the Italian Dolomites and Honshu Island, Japan. These palladium frames are feather-light and made of stainless steel. &tradition Mass Light NA5 $198 Designed by Norm Architects’ Kasper Rønn and Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Mass Light is an elegant pendant inspired by the street lamps of Paris, Barcelona and New York. The brass and copper bases are unlacquered, meaning they will patinize over time. Acne Studios Underwear $50 Gifting underwear can be uncomfortable. Play it safe with Acne’s classic cotton jersey briefs, in tasteful shades of white, pink, sand and black. Kastehelmi Plate by Iittala $44 Originally designed in 1964 by Oiva Toikka, the dewdrop-inspired patterns of Iittala’s Kastehelmi range remain beloved in Scandinavia, imbuing traditional tableware with a touch more tactility. Pommade Concrète by Officine Universelle Buly $42 Give the gift of self-care with this Parisian pommade. Anoint extremities with a blend of soothing shea butter, beeswax and chamomile water for protection against cold snaps and urban pollutants. Coyuchi Organic Chambray Sheets $548 Woven from organically grown French flax, Coyuchi’s soft linen chambray sheets are breathable in the summer and insulating in the winter, and appear as inviting when rumpled as when pressed. Aesop Hwyl Eau de Parfum $125 Pulling together notes of frankincense, vetiver and cypress, the rich, smoky aroma of Aesop’s unisex eau de parfum is evocative of the mist and moss of Japan’s Hinoki forests. Donald Judd—A Good Chair is a Good Chair $40 Published on the occasion of Donald Judd’s solo exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England, this catalog records Judd’s furniture designs and related drawings, including prototypes for minimalist chairs, beds, shelves, desks and tables. Carafe by Tina Frey Design $115 Though pure white and crisp in design, Tina Frey Design’s resin vessels are hand cast and hand finished, meaning each carries its own imperfection and makes an inherently individual gift. Irving Penn—Centennial $70 Celebrating the centennial of influential photographer Irving Penn’s birth, this enlightening volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career, pairing some of his most iconic images with previously unpublished works. TwitterFacebookPinterest Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.