10 Holiday Gift Ideas That Are Sure to Delight

If shopping for presents feels a bit intimidating, look no further than this curated selection of exceptional items. Don't forget to treat yourself, too.
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There’s nothing like an auction to put a little extra zing into holiday shopping! Read on for a selection of exceptional, unexpected gifts.

The infinity sign means different things to different people: To some it symbolizes everlasting love or friendship, while for others it represents personal strength and determination. Whatever your preferred definition, it is beautifully expressed in this diamond-studded rose-gold Tiffany & Co. cuff.

In this 1954 photo, Slim Aarons, who famously chronicled the lives of the jet set, captured his wife, Rita, floating in a pool amid a Christmas tree and ornaments. In other words, it epitomizes cheeky mid-century California glamour.

If you’re looking for peak mid-century Scandinavian modern style and a platter for the ultimate cheeseboard, look no further than this Jens Quistgaard for Dansk teak tray.

A Gucci leather crossbody bag in a feisty shade of red with a chain link strap will make any basic-black look feel instantly festive.

This circa 1960 Italian tabletop box, made from slabs of black agate, has a top inlaid with malachite and mother-of-pearl, a cast-silver frame and a pearwood interior. It was designed to hold money but can be used to keep other valuables out of sight — like, say, a remote control.

When it comes to 1990s hair accessories, claw clips might be back, but this Chanel barrette defies trends. The wide brown-leather fastener with gold double Cs would make even the messiest bun look polished.

The pavé diamond halo around the oval emerald adds just enough sparkle to this cocktail ring (assuming, of course, there is such a thing as “enough” sparkle).

There’s something about a decanter and matching glasses that sparks nostalgia for a time when entertaining at home was seriously elegant business.

A collaboration between two brands as esteemed as Louis Vuitton and Fornasetti is all but guaranteed to send collectors into a frenzy, and you can expect just such a reaction when gifting this limited-edition tote.

Even when you’re not engaged in a fierce game, this chessboard, with its intriguingly unusual carved alabaster pieces, is a conversation piece.

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