At some point this month, someone you love is going to ask what you want for the holidays. We’re of the belief that preparedness is next to godliness, which is why we annually advocate having a wish list ready. Of course, we know you’re busy, so we thought we’d share ours. Feel free to borrow it.
JLA M1 Hifi Table
Brooklyn designers JLA fuse furniture with stereo equipment with this cube-shaped Baltic birch end table integrating three slanted wireless speakers. Choose from black or natural finish. Serious bass comes standard.
$1,000 USD, jla.design
LOUIS VUITTON ROLLING LUGGAGE
When Louis Vuitton introduced its Marc Newson-designed Horizon collection two years ago, the results were extraordinary — a modern classic that rivals the house’s original trunks. Now, they’ve teamed up with Newson for a soft-sided iteration, and it’s another home run.
FROM $3,200, ca.louisvuitton.com
The Huntsman is a classic of modern industrial design, both practical — its 15 tools include scissors, a wood saw, and a corkscrew — and stylish. And it’s everywhere. That’s why we like this navy camo version, which doesn’t blend in so much as stand out.
Another game-changing device from Apple. Connected to Apple Music and Siri, the HomePod delivers high-fidelity audio — not to mention news, calendar updates, and phone calls — in a small, near-perfect package.
BUGATTI CHIRON LEGO SET
This 3,600-piece set makes a stunningly realistic 1:8 scale model of a Bugatti Chiron, from the chassis and motor to the bodywork and disc brakes. Sure, you could give it to your kids — but what’s the fun in that?
THE DALMORE 12
This may be the gold standard in 12-year-old single malts. Aged in American white-oak bourbon casks and finished in sherry casks, it’s remarkably full of character.
Alessi’s latest collection of pots and pans by designer Patricia Urquiola takes its cues from Japanese minimalism, but adds in flared details and ribbon-like handles that evoke traditional leather craftsmanship.
FROM $100, alessi.com
The problem with most smart thermostats is they use predictive algorithms, which too often make lousy predictions. The ecobee4 avoids such mishaps by relying on a room sensor that detects temperature, motion, and proximity to manage hot and cold spots in your home. It also comes with a built-in Amazon Alexa.
DYSON SUPERSONIC BLACK
Dyson has imbued its hairdryer with all the innovative technical might in the brand’s enviable arsenal, including intelligent heat control, lightweight materials, and patented Air Multiplier technology — so you don’t have to spend all day in front of the mirror. Unless you want to.
MARSHALL STANMORE II VOICE
This smart speaker evokes Jimmy Page’s Marshall stacks while also employing voice control, so you can ask it how to play the solo in “Communication Breakdown.”
LINE SAKANA SKIS
Professional freestyle skier Eric Pollard teamed up with LINE to design some of the most versatile skis on the market. Their unusual shape makes them well suited for all types of snow conditions and ski styles. No wonder alpine bible Powder Magazine named them 2019’s Ski of the Year.
GOOGLE PIXEL 3
This 12-megapixel wonder uses AI expertise to enhance photos and boasts a portrait mode that’ll give your influencer friends the clout sweats. Set it on the Pixel Stand wireless charger and it turns into a Google Home with a screen, doing things like simulating a sunrise while playing your alarm.
FROM $999, store.google.com/ca/
Infused with 10 botanical ingredients, Bombay Sapphire is a lively spirit, and the perfect base for cocktails like a classic gin and tonic or a festive dry martini.
MOMENTS MAGAZINE HOLDER
Show off your refined taste in literature with Menu’s handsome and functional modernist sculpture. The stand’s two marble plinths are ready to withstand the weight of any library — no matter how thick your favourite tomes.
DUPRE-LAFON HOME VALET
Consider this an ultra-dignified replacement for your laundry chair (you know — that one in your bedroom that you always drape last night’s shirt over). Made of mahogany wood with calfskin and nickel details, it even includes a tray for your wallet.
Don’t just store your collection of spirits — showcase it. Parisian designer Bruno Moinard leverages a sensual combination of luxe materials — oiled assamela wood, black leather, and brass-plated steel — to build the ultimate liquor cabinet.
Originally released in 1993, Reebok’s Aztrek changed the kick game by functioning as both an outdoorsy shoe and street-ready sneaker. This relaunch retains the OG Aztrek’s inner workings (Hexalite tech, medial EVA midsole) but adds some next-gen aesthetics.
BEST MADE MALLMANN’S GRILL
Best Made Company has teamed up with legendary Argentinian chef/pyromaniac Francis Mallmann to create a grill that only he could have envisioned. Standing eight feet tall and clocking in at 130 pounds, it’s specially designed to cook, as Mallmann does, with towering flames and a whole lot of bravado.
$2,300 USD, bestmadeco.com
KILLSPENCER INDOOR BASKETBALL NET
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of shattering the backboard with a massive title-winning dunk, this indoor hoop is made from fused pre-shattered glass, mounted to a maple backboard and a natural leather net. It’s a step up from crumpled paper and a wastebasket.
George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila brand introduces a smoky mezcal with hints of licorice and mango, made from 100 per cent espadin agaves from Oaxaca, Mexico.
The latest development in the design world’s current obsession with the rough and rugged Brutalism movement of the ’70s, these concrete coasters by New York design firm Bower feature a cork base that keeps them from marking delicate surfaces.
AIR DU TEMPS CLOCK
Designed by Italy’s Eugeni Quitllet, Kartell’s latest series of timepieces delivers a minimalist spin on the classic clock-tower form, with curved, transparent frames supporting boldly graphic clock faces.
GREY GOOSE VODKA
Whether served on the rocks or in a seasonal cocktail, GREY GOOSE makes a welcome and sophisticated addition to any holiday gathering.
HYDROW INDOOR ROWER
Feel like you’re racing down the Charles without leaving your bedroom. Apart from being some of the best-looking exercise equipment we’ve laid eyes on, this rowing machine includes a screen to stream trainer workouts broadcast live from the water.