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The DEPARTURES Guide to Holiday Gifting 

From ski vacations to precious gem jewelry, home decor musts to the best booze on the market, the definitive DEPARTURES gift guide to the best luxury items to give and get this season.


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Spoil all the special people in your life—and maybe even yourself—this holiday. DEPARTURES editors and contributors picked the best luxury gifts to give and receive, from over-the-top vacations to fashion finds for men and women to the best new high-end spirits for the home bar, and much, much more. Make someone's year with a Junya Watanabe coat equipped with solar panels that charge an external battery; elevate a special dinner with delicately designed tableware from Zaha Hadid; plan an epic ski trip to ring in the new year; or, put your dollars behind something that gives back long after you return home with an extraordinary hands-on, socially conscious getaway. In this ultimate gift guide, there's something for everyone on your holiday list.

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Gorgeous new housewares and accessories to adorn any and every surface of the home.

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