Vault’s Holiday Gift Guide


Dolce & Gabbana X Grado Labs Headphones

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana and Brooklyn-based headphone manufacturer Grado have collaborated to create an audio marvel that combines exquisite sound with high design. The mahogany-cupped DS2012’s open-air technology promotes clearer sound production for both high- and low-frequency bands. $1,250.

Thomas Keller Gift Sets 

The Thomas Keller Restaurant Group recently unveiled their selection of first-time holiday exclusives that were inspired by the acclaimed chef’s dining institutions, The French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon Bistro. Suited for the gourmet, the luxury gift sets are available in three tiers:

The French Laundry Champagne and Caviar Experience features a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne and a selection of Petrossian Royal Kaluga Caviar, two mother-of-pearl spoons, buckwheat blini mix, a de Buyer blue steel blini pan, Ateco blini spatula engraved with The French Laundry’s signature clothespin logo, and a French Laundry recipe card (which includes directions on how to make the classic crepe)$1,000.

The Per Se Black Truffle Risotto Experience is exquisite to the palate and appealing to the eye. A wood engraved box holds the ingredients to prepare the Chef Keller’s famed risotto: black truffle from Provence, a wooden truffle shaver engraved with the Per Se logo, carnaroli rice, organic white-truffle-infused extra virgin olive oil, grated Parmigiano-Reggiano from Emilia-Romagna, Battenkill Farms heavy cream, Per Se chicken stock, and a recipe card. $850.

The Bouchon Bistro Chocolate Tart and Port Wine Experience re-creates Thomas Keller’s delectable chocolate tart with a Bouchon Bakery tart shell mix, Guittard chocolate coins, Tahitian vanilla bean in a glass jar, a Vic Firth maplewood rolling pin, a Bouchon oven mitt, one bottle of Meyer Family port wine, and a recipe card. $260.

All orders must be placed by December 19


Alexander McQueen Limited Edition Holiday ClutchThe iconic Alexander McQueen skull knuckle box has undergone a snow-white makeover. Reminiscent of the winter months and redolent of holiday glamour and cheer, this exquisite minaudière has been embellished with a Swarovski clasp that is adorned in shining crystals to resemble a snowflake. $3,195.

Sunpocket Glacier Goggles

French sunglasses brand Sunpocket has created their first product made for mountaineering and glacial exploring. An essential item on any adventurer’s wish list, these dashing goggles feature mirrored lenses that work to protect the user from the harsh conditions of the sun at high altitudes. The glasses also have removable leather side shades that provide tiny airholes. Made in Sweden, the glasses are paired with a hand-crafted leather case. $225.


Olsen Twins/Damien Hirst Pill-Covered Backpack

In collaboration with Just One Eye, the Olsen Twins have partnered with artist Damien Hirst to reimagine their much-talked-about crocodile backpack (sold last year for $35,000). The Row limited-edition version features multicolored prescription-pill appliques designed by Hirst. $55,000.


Veuve Clicquot/Aramith-Armand Fusion Table

Champagne house Vevue Clicquot and fabled billiard brand Aramith-Armand have teamed up to create a limited-edition convertible dining table that, within seconds, can be transformed into a billiard surface. Featuring the signature Veuve Clicquot yellow, the Fusion Table was first shown at the opening of Design Brussels and will be offered in only 99 units. Price upon request.