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Drinks by the Fire: A Gift Guide



Whether those on your list prefer to curl up with a strong cocktail or hot chocolate in hand, these gifts are sure to please this holiday season and beyond.

PUIFORCAT SOMMELIER COLLECTION (above)
When sommelier and restaurateur Enrico Bernardo and London-based designer Michael Anastassiades collaborated to design wine glasses and serving pieces, the result was connoisseur-worthy. The collection includes a variety of glasses that rest on silver-plated bases rather than stems, a Champagne bucket and bottle holder. Glasses start at $625 for sets of two; at puiforcat.com

DECANTER AND STAND
Put your favorite vintage on a pedestal with the handmade crystal Império decanter and silver-plated base from the Portuguese luxury brand Vista Alegre. The contemporary vessel makes pouring a pleasure. $530; at homebello.com

 

DULCINEA BAR CART
Keep ingredients close at hand and mobile with this compact bar cart on casters. Mirrored glass shelves and a gold finish give the Safavieh piece a polished glow.  35 ½ inches tall, 22 inches wide and deep, $309; at gilt.com

 

IITTALA ROCKS GLASSES
In 1968, Finnish designer Tapio Wirkkala designed the Ultima Thule, a glass inspired by melting ice. Its textural surface looks like ribbed icicles melting atop a bed of ice crystals. Set of two double old-fashioned glasses. $60; at finnstyle.com

 

MARGOT WHITE WINE GOBLETS
Lifestyle guru Kelly Wearstler loves this modern take on stemware designed by Felicia Ferrone and made by master glassblowers in the Czech Republic, who create each fluted Borosilicate piece individually, without molds. Sold in sets of two. $110; at kellywearstler.com

 

ELYSIAN AMETHYST ROCKS GLASSES
When it’s time for a celebratory cocktail, the Scotch or whiskey lover will be proud to pull out a pair of Jo Sampson’s special-edition crystal Elysian Amethyst Rocks Glasses. The double old-fashioned glasses are $475 for a set of two; at waterford.com

 

PACIFICA OIL LAMP
Sure to cast a warm glow over any room, Tuell + Reynolds’ oil lamp with a Fresnel lens for added illumination comes in a range of silver or bronze finishes. $1,485; tuellreynolds.com

 

EMMA WOOD BASKET
A wood-burning fireplace calls for a stylish yet functional basket like this one from Eldvarm. Swedish designer Emma Olbers created the piece using powder-coated steel and leather from the Swedish tannery Tärnsjö. $670; at studiotwentyseven.com

 

STEEL FIREPLACE TOOL SET
Portland-based custom furniture maker Aaron D. Busch designed this three-piece wall-mounted fireplace tool set. The steel tongs, poker and shovel have a black metal finish and are held in place with magnets. $600; adbusch.com 

 

ESPRESSO CUP AND SAUCER
Known for finely crafted British bone china, London-based Richard Brendon collaborated with pattern innovators Patternity to create shiny gold cups and saucers with bold cobalt stripes. There’s no mistaking this for your grandmother’s china. $165 per cup and saucer; richardbrendon.com

 

FREUD FRENCH PRESS
Great coffee starts with freshly ground beans, water heated to the right temperature and the perfect pot designed to maximize flavor, a French press. Freud’s stylish stainless-steel design with a wood handle comes in two sizes. $125 and $145; at shophorne.com

 

TOM DIXON BREW MILK PAN
Rich coffee and cozy hot chocolate call for warmed milk, which can be beautifully heated in this stainless-steel milk pan coated with a high-gloss copper finish. The straight handle was designed for even heating. $120; at tomdixon.net  

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