Holiday Gift Guide: 2018 Edition

By Ethan Thorpe


Although it may not feel like it, but the holiday season is upon us and I’m guessing you have no clue what to get those certain special people in your life? Well we might be able to help. The Standard Magazine Holiday Gift Guide will perhaps give you some ideas with unique and fun items. You will find gifts from the extravagant to the more modest to give; and if you are nice or even naughty, maybe receive. So never fear my fellow procrastinators we are here to help.


Birchbox for Men of the Month

Guy-related grooming and skincare (and more!) Product samples delivered to your door every month. Let him test out new things each and every month. He’ll love it!


Google Home’ Voice Activated Speaker –

Because you just may be over Alexa and want to try something new. Google Home pretty much rocks because Google can basically help you with anything. It can play your favorite music, answer a zillion questions (in a nice voice), can play some games, help organize your day and can actually recognize up to 6 different Google accounts based on your voice signature.


PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer & Cleaner

For that Germaphobe on your list. Thanks to the magic of UV lights, you can now sanitize your phone as much as you want. Say goodbye to gross germs and hopefully anything and everything “flu.”


Thank You For Being a Friend

They were four women of a certain age, living together under one roof in Miami—smart and strong Dorothy, airhead Rose, man-hungry belle Blanche, and smart-mouthed matriarch Sophia. Illustrated with hundreds of photos, including stills from the show and a treasure trove of never-before-seen and newly rediscovered photos, Golden Girls Forever. Bursting with fun facts, anecdotes, reminiscences, and insights, Golden Girls Forever is the ultimate companion to the show for fans old and new.


Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

To add fiery flavor to nachos, chili, pizza, and more, while raising your metabolism, there’s nothing like a full-bodied hot sauce–and making it yourself can add an extra kick to the mix. Produce a piquant variety of hot sauces with this DIY kit, offering cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs.


Gifting While Giving

From the new accessory department at Revivals
Support Desert AIDS Project by shopping, donating, or volunteering at Revivals.
Giving Back Never Looked So Good.


The R2-D2 Coffee Press

The coffee press that literally everyone is trying to get their hands on this holiday season. R2-D2 has always been a friend and now can make your morning that much better by giving you up to 4-cups of coffee that are…wait for it…out of this world.


Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Squad Set

Up your skin game with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.


Put Your Best Gay Foot Forward

Our shoes make #WalkingProud a reality and every pair of Pride Shoes broadcasts that message. Wear them with Pride because respect is the cornerstone of our business. Respect is our message and respect is the way we do business.


Atlas Coffee Club, World Tour of Coffee

This is available in 3, 6, or 12-month gift subscriptions. Each shipment contains coffee from some of the best coffee growing regions in the world, along with each batch’s tasting profile, brewing recommendations, and postcards with each country’s unique coffee growing methods & rich history – A cool way to experience coffees you can’t just grab at the store.


Proud of your Tree

Embrace yourself with these glass pride mustache and sneaker ornaments. This assortment includes a pair of shoes and a mustache, both in a rainbow colored design.


Going Mod for the Holidays

New series of custom products designed by artist Christian Musselman for H3K Home. The set is called “The Palm Spring Suite” and the four individual pieces are: “Sunset Gold”, “Modern Sage”, “Oasis Aqua”, and “Desert Rose.” They are available as prints, coaster sets & mugs.


Come Fly With Me

How about a trip for Christmas, or should we say Christmas in June. Virgin Atlantic airlines is celebrating Pride 2019 in style with the world’s first-ever (known) flight staffed entirely by LGBTQ people and hosted by Tituss Burgess that will fly from London’s Heathrow Airport to New York City for World Pride in June 2019.

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Atomic Design Placemat

This Atomic design recalls the unstructured graphics of the midcentury modern era. Colorful and unique, these 15″ round placemats are sure to make your table setting special. Original Destination PSP design. Coordinates with other Atomic design items. Mix and match or just stick with one color!


Awesome Aromas

Who wouldn’t dig new cologne to try every month? With Scentbird Monthly choose from over 150 cologne brands and test-drive it for the entire month based on 4 sprays per day.


The Olive Crate

Among the oldest-known cultivated trees, the olive tree offers a multitude of benefits. Set includes an organic olive tree and our House Olive Oil, along with Blithe and Bonny Olive and Avocado Hand Cream, and Blithe and Bonny Exfoliating Goat’s Milk Soap.


Out of this World

Your tree is bound to be out of this world with these planet ornaments. One pack consists of nine glass ornaments (yes, they kept Pluto even though it’s technically not a planet anymore).


Midcentury Butterfly House Tissue Box Cover

This original Destination PSP creation is a depiction of a classic mid-century modern butterfly-roofed home design found in Palm Springs, cleverly designed as a tissue box cover. Created from printed PVC board, produced and hand assembled in Southern California, it’s designed to fit standard low count regular rectangular tissue boxes.


Look Out Calvin Klein

When a garment becomes more than a garment, and becomes a piece of art delivering the highest level of comfort with the keenest attention paid to the most minute of details. That’s the Mastrioni philosophy.


Peddling Around for the Holidays

Give a bit of fitness this holiday. Bike rentals, t-shirts, accessories & gift certificates. Mention The Standard Magazine and receive a 10% discount on all items.


SteamPunk Skull Mug

For the “Burner” on your list. Your drink is only as tasty as the container, and if you have never tried this cool Gothic-styled Steampunk coffee mug before, then you are missing out on a great deal.


Put a Ring On it

If there is a proposal on the Christmas wish list, check out these beauties. Because all that sparkles just isn’t on the Christmas tree.