Better Bets: “Tis the Season”

City Bonfires

Two Maryland dads came up with the idea for this personal fire pit during long periods of time at home during Covid lockdown. This handmade, reusable, mini bonfire will allow you to have a cozy s’mores night on your patio or in your backyard, with no smoke or messy ashes.

The S’mores Family Pack includes two City Bonfires, ingredients for eight s’mores and four reusable skewers., $87.90

Ralph Lauren

Wrap yourself, or someone you love, in these luxuriously soft pajamas. This menswear-inspired Lauren Velvet Sleep Set features an embroidered monogram “LRL” on the chest pocket as well as two additional patch pockets at the waist. The set comes in three colors and is machine washable. $78.00

Tiffany & Co

These are not your run of the mill Christmas ornaments. They were reimagined from a series of holiday cards that Tiffany commissioned Andy Warhol to illustrate from 1957 to 1962. The limited edition Tiffany & Co x Andy Warhol Collection ornaments are made of bone china and come with gold-plated steel hooks and Tiffany Blue and white cotton twine. A keepsake Tiffany Blue storage box is also included., $700.00

Sheets & GIggles

You and your guests will sleep soundly in these luxuriously soft eucalyptus sheets from Sheets & Giggles. They are sustainably made and temperature regulating to keep you comfortable, no matter what the season. The ultra soft eucalyptus lyocell fabric is also gentle on hair and skin.


This is for the gift giver who doesn’t want to give something ordinary. Pyropet candles are the creation of designer Thorunn Arnadottir. The candles are shaped like animals, including a Dyri Reindeer. As the candle burns an aluminum skeleton is revealed inside. The candle is unscented and comes in an eco-friendly gift box., $39.00

Le Creuset

Many of us became bread bakers during pandemic time at home. The Le Creuset Bread Oven will elevate your bread baking game to a whole new level. Their legendary cast iron provides superior heat distribution and the domed lid and low profile base produce an evenly browned, crispy crust loaf that rises to perfection., $300.00

Jiggy Puzzles

Is there someone who enjoys puzzles on your gift list? Jiggy Puzzles feature original artwork from emerging female artists, who receive a percentage of each sale. Puzzle glue is included so that the completed puzzle can become a permanent piece of art.

The puzzle pictured is “Windows of the World,” by Shea O’Connor., $39.00


The classic Cipriani Panettone comes ready for gifting in an attractive metal tin. It is handcrafted with all natural ingredients and no preservatives. The dessert is elegant in its simplicity and a leaflet is included with recipes for the sweet sauces that are served with it in Cipriani restaurants., $65.00

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