Departures' Guide to Holiday Shopping

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A highly-curated guide to gift-giving from some of our
most trusted sources.

The holiday season may be in full swing, but many of us are
still casting about for unique gift ideas. What to do when you’ve exhausted all
your resources, your go-to gift is sold out or you need to find that perfectly
unexpected present for the one who has everything? Departures called on
ten of our favorite people—experts whose advice and taste we regularly rely
on—to divulge their picks for the season. From artist John Derian’s favorite
Armenian bakery to the Taffin ring that’s on interior decorator Muriel
Brandolini’s wish list this year, they offer their insights into the pleasures
of giving—and receiving.