Fashion + Design

The Gift Insider’s Top Holiday Picks

December 16, 2014
Written by: sbe Editor

We’re not expert gift givers, but we know some people who are. That’s why we’ve tapped our friends at for a little help. They’re all about making it as easy as possible to find the perfect gift this season. Lindsay Roberts, founder of, recommends playing off your recipient’s interests or hobbies to narrow in on a perfect and thoughtful present. To help you get started, Roberts rounded up holiday gifts for the Jetsetter, Foodie, and Party Animal:

For the Jetsetter: 

1. Cashmere Eye Mask 
Cashmere Coordinating Eye Mask and Travel Sleep Pillow is the perfect luxury gift for anyone who needs to get a little shut eye on a red eye. The set is the perfect gift most people wouldn’t buy themselves, but would love to receive. Don’t forget to add their complimentary monogram to complete this present with a personal touch.

2. WiFi USB Cuff Links 
These WiFi USB Cufflinks are a great blend of fashion and practicality. Each cufflink has a different function: One can load 2GBS of data and the other acts as a WiFi hotspot to stay connected anywhere. For a romantic option, load the USB with photos, a playlist or a sweet note. They can also be engraved.

3. Gold Metallic Power Card 
This slender metallic power card is the perfect gift for your chicest and always on-the-go Jetsetter. They can charge one up, slip it in their bag and never have to worry about running out of juice on the road again. It’s compatible with most small mobile devices and comes in hot pink or Gold.

For the Foodie: 

4. Olive Oil from an Adopted Tree in Italy 
Nudo is a unique new concept that lets you gift olive oil quarterly from your own adopted tree in Italy. The subscription includes an adoption pack and quarterly delivery of your olive oil. It’s the gift that keeps on giving for your foodie friend.
$69 quarterly

5. Salts of the World 
For the well-traveled foodie, give a set of salts from around the world. The semi-geeky, yet functional test tube set and cedar rack holds six test tubes and will add something distinct to any kitchen. The set includes textured red salt from Hawaii, smoked salt from Denmark, pink salts from Pakistan and Australia, and black salt from Cyprus.

6. Beer Sampler Kit 
This Personalized Beer Sampler kit is good for anyone who loves to try new types of beer. Each glass can be engraved with a single block initial on all four glasses and on the handle of the wooden paddle handle.

For the Party Animal:

7. Engraved Flask 
These humorously engraved flask + funnel sets are the perfect for your buddy who loves to have a great time. Pair with a nice bottle of their booze of choice and your party-appropriate gift is all set. It comes with a funnel engraved: “Don’t Waste a Drop” and a chain to hang over the bottle or top of flask.

8. Beats Pill Wireless Speaker
The beats pill lets you bring the party anywhere. Wirelessly stream your favorite Spotify or Soundcloud playlist on the beach, at the pool or in your home or hotel room. The beats pill is small, compact and easy to travel with and you can choose from seven colors.

9. Blend Your Own Whisky
The perfect personalized gift for the whisky lover in your life, offers seven different options to choose and mix. This fun, virtual lab lets you mix the choices till the bottle is full. You can even have the bottle labeled with your name. It’s distilled, matured, blended and bottled in Scotland.

Lindsay Roberts is a nationally know gift expert and founder of, a resource that helps users find hand-selected and creative gift ideas. Lindsay scours the web, boutiques and magazines to recommend only the most unique finds. Lindsay also recommends top finds on NBC, ABC and FOX affiliates across the country, regular radio spots, editorial columns, and trend seminars.