I’m Dreaming of a Black Christmas Holiday Gift Guide for the Sophisticate

The color black is always in style—so set your table, and give gifts, in shades of ebony. We’ve compiled the ultimate guide for finding gifts for only your most sophisticated friends.


Sieger by Furstenberg Sip of Gold Holding one of these precious glasses instantly puts you in the celebratory mood. Sip Of Gold champagne goblets take an incredibly thin porcelain and coat it in 24-carat gold. The gold truly lends an extra sparkle to the bubbly drinking experience. $245 to $270 per glass. Available online at artedona.


Royal Copenhagen Black Flute Dinnerware Go dramatic. Whatever you place on these dishes will be showcased on the stark background. Royal Copenhagen took its classic fluted design (that dates back to 1775) and modernized it in an deep, black matte surface. Plates, Breakfast Plate, Mugs, Bowls and Egg Cups range in price from $35 to $42. Available online at Royal Design.


Alessi Pizzico A cool way of adding a pinch of salt to a dish. With this silicon gadget you squeeze the top and use the same gesture as if you had taken the salt between your fingers—albeit more hygenically. Designed by Busetti-Garuti-Redaelli. $47.50


Fornasetti Home Fragrance Fornasetti is adding its iconic Lina Cavalieri face to the home fragrance game. Scented candles bear notes of thyme, lavender, and cedarwood, with a burn time of 180 to 200 hours. Tre Visi Scent Sphere is designed for use with scented crystals or reeds and oil. Created in Grasse, France, the home of luxury perfume. Tre Visi Scent Sphere $348. Candles range from $201 to $709.


The Modern Placemat by Chilewich These placemats make a sleek, graphic statement indeed. The Modern placemat has cutouts that allow the background to peek through. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use. 14 x 19 inches. $10.


Sonos Play 5 Speaker Here’s the speaker that gets the party rolling. It can fill a large room with pure, brilliant sound with a ton of deep bass. Plug in devices or stream over wi-fi. Head to the Sonos Listening Room in Soho, NYC for an over-the-top sensory experience in sound to hear these babies yourself. $499. Smaller speakers start at $149.


Artel Jungle Deco Pitcher Water tastes even better when served out of this elegant pitcher. Hand-engraved leafy palm trees, spiky lotus plants, and trailing vines are a stunning contrast on the black background. Timelessly chic. 10.8 inches high. Holds 42.2 oz. $848.


Stelton Theo coffee maker For the minimalist, a chic silhouette for the morning brew. Theo coffee maker is made of black stoneware with a cast-iron finish and a bamboo lid for keeping things hot. Uses a standard 1 x 4 coffee filter. Designed by Francis Cayouette. $69.75


Iittala Alvar Aalto Collection Design legend Alvar Aalto’s sexy, iconic vase, now in a smoky gray.  Each specimen is unique and mouth blown at the Iittala glass factory in Finland. 10 inches high. $139.


Alessi Mami 3.0 Start a tradition and collect the set. These are stylish everyday, Teflon-coated aluminium pans and saucepans with handles in stainless steel. Magnetic steel bottom suitable for induction cooking. Grill pan, $160. Deep frying pan, $140. Steamer basket, $95. Low casserole with two handles, $135.


Maison Close Lingerie Armee Des Sens Tasteful, racy lingerie available in many shapes that allow one to show it all off, or just a little. Made in only the most sublime fabrics: chiffon, satin, veils, adorned with sweet accessories and a sensual finishes, as only the French can do. Prices range from $95 to $400.


Prada Silver Saffiano Leather Cufflinks With just a touch of leather, these Italian-made cufflinks add the crowning touch to your party outfit. Cast from polished silver inlaid with textural black saffiano leather. $270.


Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar More than just a color. This beautiful bar contains the therapeutic benefits of Dead Sea mud, glycerin for holding hydration, and palm kernel oils to help regulate skin’s own oil content. $38.


Preservation Fine Goods Long Wood Board Presentation is everything, and this board goes a long way. Gorgeous in oxidized walnut. 6.25 inches w x 30.5 inches l  x 1 inch h.


Artel Concinnitas Double Old Fashioned Collection For the brainiac in your life, the Concinnitas collection shows artwork based on what ten world-renowned mathematicians and physicists consider their most beautiful mathematical expressions. Set includes detailed explanatory statements written by the equations’ authors. Limited edition. $2,043.