The holidays are officially around the corner, and we’re guessing you’ve still got a few gifts to check off the nice list. Here’s a collection of our favorite picks as curated by our very own concierges, complete with the occasional perk — consider it our gift to you. Happy shopping!
FOR THE OENOPHILE
Wine & Cheese Party Gift Crate – ONEHOPE
With unwavering dedication to making the world a better place, ONEHOPE is something we can get behind all year round, especially during the holidays. Each purchase benefits a select charitable organization; to date, ONEHOPE has provided upwards of one million meals toward ending child hunger, fostered the adoption of over 13,000 animals, planted more than 50,000 trees…the list goes on. This year, pick up a Wine & Cheese Party Gift Crate for the wine lover in your life — your purchase will not only make for the perfect epicurean gift, but will also guarantee an invite to reap the benefits of its contents when said wine and cheese party is hosted. Proceeds from each crate help to end bullying and other crises through counseling.
Perk: LIVunLtd clients receive 30% off of all holiday purchases from ONEHOPE. Contact your concierge to facilitate.
FOR THE COLLECTOR
Audio Pro Addon T3 – STORY
There’s always a friend or loved one whose dedication to curating their arsenal of belongings with aesthetic in mind makes them rather difficult to shop for. New York gift haven STORY takes the guesswork out of gifting — there’s something for everyone inside, although you’ll want to dedicate about three hours to take it all in (and to exercise self control with constant reminders that you’re there to buy gifts for other people, not just yourself). Needless to say, you’ll find plenty of inspiration inside the store, but allow us to suggest the newly arrived Audio Pro Addon T3 portable speaker, a chic and functional gift that’s sure to amp up (pun intended) its new owner’s audio game.
FOR THE FORT AFICIONADO
Custom Kids’ Teepee – Minted
Who needs blankets and floor lamps when you can curl up in a custom teepee? Spoil the mini-adventurer in your life with the fort of their dreams and have fun while doing it — our friends at Minted have made the experience ultra-personal with the option to customize fabrics, and as for the rest of the work, they’ve got it covered. Get started here.
FOR THE SPIRITUALLY INCLINED
All Weather Gold Bangles – BuDhaGirl
Nothing says “good vibes” quite like a stack of glittering gold bangles designed with inner peace and daily ritual in mind. Our friends at BuDhaGirl, where mindfulness meets glamour, are offering a very rare promotional rate, exclusively for Abigail Michaels, for their top selling sets of nine All Weather Gold Prayer Bangles, available in three varieties. Each bangle in the set represents a purposeful intention for your day.
Perk: LIVunLtd clients enjoy 20% off on all BuDhaGirl holiday purchases, so stock up on gifts with code AM2016.
FOR THE FITNESS DEVOTEE
3, 5, or 10 class package – Box + Flow
Meditation and HIIT collide inside Bond Street’s newest (and hottest) fitness destination. Purchase a pack of three, five, or ten classes, perfect for the workout fanatic in your life. Group class and private session options available.
FOR THE EPICUREAN
Gift cards (any denomination) – Macao Trading Co.
Brought to you by the team behind NYC’s beloved Employees Only, Macao Trading Co. is the ultimate TriBeCa dining destination for those with both an adventurous palate and an appreciation for equally thoughtful cocktails. We recommend the hakka noodles with a round of Drunken Dragon’s Milk.
Perk: LIVunLtd clients enjoy 15% off on all Macao Trading Co. gift cards. Contact your concierge to purchase — we promise we won’t tell if you’re keeping one for yourself.
FOR THE ASPIRING MIXOLOGIST
Cocktail classes – Apotheke
Provide the liquor lover in your life with a lesson from the city’s best. Apotheke Academy is accepting new pupils, and with four class varieties (including the ever-witty Absinthe Minded experience), there’s something for every DIY imbiber. Book here and tell them we sent you, or leave the work to your concierge.
FOR THE URBAN EXPLORER
North River Landing Fish Bar cruise experience – Circle-Line Sightseeing
There’s no better way to celebrate New York City than with a multi-course cruise featuring freshly caught fare and one’s favorite city sights and scenery. Our friends at Circle Line know just how to take the sightseeing experience to the next level for visitors and seasoned Manhattanites alike, so treat your favorite explorer to the line’s Fish Bar dining experience (and don’t forget the camera).
Perk: LIVunLtd clients enjoy a special rate on all Fish Bar bookings this holiday season. Contact your concierge for details and to book.
Images courtesy of ONEHOPE, STORY, Minted, BuDhaGirl, Nick Solares/Observer, nymag.com, Apotheke, and Anthony Delanoix