This gift guide includes things we like, things we want, and most importantly things we think you should you want.
Clockwise, from upper left:
Paris, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down, $17.16, Amazon.com
We both read this book before visiting Paris in the fall, and got a real kick out of it. Best bits include the wonders of Picard–a shop that sells nothing more than frozen appetizers—and revelations on Sofia Coppola.
Buffalo Check Jacket, $48, Billywolfnyc.com
Ralphred, our new maltipoo puppy, received this as an early Christmas gift. Billy Wolf’s selection of doggy accessories is probably the best we’ve seen, and it’s not crazy expensive.
The Wire: The Complete Series, $99.49, Amazon.com
Not owning this is a crime against the Frommers.
Maison Kitsune Cardigan, $230, Yoox.com
Lauren’s really into French record label-turned-clothing line Kitsune, but their pieces can be prohibitively expensive. Fortunately, discount site Yoox.com has a nice selection of off-season Kitsune merchandise.
Leather Case for iPhone 5, $38, Jcrew.com
Available in six subtle-but-not-too-subtle colors (including colbalt blue and cranberry), this sturdy case works beautifully for men or women.
“I Love You More Than My iPhone” Letter Press Card, $5.95, Etsy.com
Designed by our friend, Elizabeth Weil of Paperwheel Press, it may not be a traditional holiday card. But to the right person, it’ll mean more than any other.
Nike Fuel Band, $149, Nike.com
Our friend Elizabeth Monson of Move Slightly just introduced us to this new, more stylized version of the Nike Fuel band. Listen to Dan’s commentary on the inaugural band in Episode 2 of The Needle and the Mouse.
Wool Parka, $230, Bridgeandburn.com
Dan discovered Portland, OR-based label Bridge & Burn on a recent trip to San Francisco. We like this wool parka in particular because it’s pretty affordable for a warm coat, it’s lined in chambray, and it looks really good.
Happy Holidays from The Needle & The Mouse! Love, LS and DF
Unfinished: Yves Saint Laurent
Wes Anderson and Sofia Coppola
Those eyebrows. That Prada.