Holiday Preview Gift Guide

 

It seems San Francisco has decided to skip its usual Indian Summer this year and go straight to Fall, and we here at Batch are happy it’s finally arrived!

With the changing of the leaves and the cooling temperatures comes the ever-stressful task of Holiday gift shopping.

But don’t worry, we’ve done the hard work for you and handpicked some of our favorite gifts for everyone in your life, including yourself!

For the gift that keeps on giving…

You can never go wrong with the special edition boxes from BirchboxMan, especially if the man in your life has little time to think about grooming products. Build a one-time box, or keep the presents going all year long with the subscription service.

For the guy looking for a great complexion, give him the gift of a holiday glow with Sonne’s skincare regime. This skincare line for men will change their daily routine for the better. With two simple easy-to-use formulas, he’ll never forget to use sunscreen again (and he’ll stop stealing all of yours!).

For the woman in your life…

Perfumes are great gifts, but they can be pricey and too mainstream. A.N OTHER creates beautiful aromas that are all made from eco-friendly ingredients and take away the “fluff” big perfume houses put into their bottles. With scent categories such as woody, floral, fresh and oriental, it will be easy to find the perfect fragrance for your lady. And at less than $100 for the large bottle, you’re sure to be on the scent for the perfect gift.

If the perfume shelf is already well-stocked, a great pair of mules from Arno Cooperative, based in San Francisco and made in Italy, is just the ticket this season for any woman in your life. Their shoes are versatile, edgy and comfortable to boot! Or if shoes aren’t her weakness, opt for the ever-fashionable and in style leather jacket. She’ll be wearing it year round - you can thank us later.

For the modern man…

If your man is already on top of his shoe game, we’d turn to a cool, new pair of kicks, like these leather sneakers from Moral Code. The online company focuses on selling premium goods without the premium prices. With other leather items such as the coasters, briefcases, and backpacks, this Moral Code is a one-stop shop for your modern man.

Is your guy king of the kitchen? Fuel his passion for cooking by investing in new cookware! Try an Untitled Co. cutting board or a magnetic knife rack to that is sure to be a centerpiece in any kitchen. The cool, natural designs of their products are sure to make a unique gift.

For yourself…

Don’t forget to take a break from all the gift wrapping and make sure to treat yourself this holiday season with a home revamp. Boulder-based company Big Chill has brought the retro fridge back to life. The company offers a wide range of colors and sizes for not only their refrigerators, but ovens, ranges and microwaves suited to fit any kitchen style. So whether you’re in the market for yourself or household, these kitchen appliances are sure to suit your holiday needs, and your families stomachs.

And speaking of stomachs, nothing says “successful holiday dinner” than needing a post-meal nap. Treat your spare bedroom, and its guests, to a linen makeover from Five|Six Textiles. The one-of-a-kind designs will impress even your toughest critics and will bring you lasting joy, even after the holiday season.

 
Eleanor Silverstein