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Back by Popular Demand: Phillip Capital's Holiday Gift Ideas by Lynette Lim

Gold ribbon reading "Holiday Gift Guide" above white field with blue lettering saying, "The P List," surrounded by illustrated gift packages, all surrounded by red background.

The chillier months mean more time spent indoors, and so we think everyone will appreciate something to help them get really cozy.  This year’s list is all about comfort.

Allbirds Men’s Wool Runner Mizzles, $115.00 USD

Allbirds have been called the most comfortable shoes in the world.  How true is this?  Everyone I know who has them (including my father-in-law) swears by how soft and comfortable they are.  Made from natural materials such as wool and castor bean oil, and also using recycled plastic bottles and packaging made largely of recycled cardboard, you can be assured that this gift is good for the earth too.

Blue-gray, lace-up athletic shoe with white base; left shoe in white space with heel slightly raised.


Cozy Earth Stretch-Knit Bamboo Classic Pajama Set, $169.00 USD

Who wouldn’t like cozy, breathable pajamas to wear around the house?

Also featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list this year, these luxurious pajamas made of soft bamboo fabric are sure to please.

Person with long hair sitting on white bed wearing gray knit pajamas; illustrated "Oprah's Favorite Things" seal in upper right corner of image.


Pendleton Motor Robe with Leather Carrier, $99.50 USD

There is something really comforting about having a blanket/throw while watching Netflix with your loved ones.  And if it is patterned with plaid, I am sold. Also comes with a leather carrier.

Illustration of folded red laid blanket with fringed edgeIllustration of plaid blanket rolled up with a leather carrying strap around it.


The Garrett Mix, starts at $33.00 USD

Garrett popcorn is a Chicago icon that makes an excellent gift. So far this is still the best commercial popcorn known to me.  I especially like the Garrett Mix, which is a combination of cheddar and caramel popcorns. I tried the chocolate flavor too and it is really good.

Wide tin with vertical blue stripes, multicolor stylized trees along bottom, and Garrett Popcorn Shops logo in center, heaped with Garrett Mix popcorn.

Uutensil Stirr saucepan stirrer, £18.99 GBP

Also available via Amazon, $28.66 USD

When you are at your desk trading, it is hard to attend to tasks in the kitchen.  So how about an automatic saucepan stirrer for when you are busy watching the market?

Black kitchen gadget standing upright on three legs, with bright, light green handle at top.


Jerky Snob monthly artisan jerky subscription, starting at $15.00 USD/month for 2 bags

Jerky Snob is offering a special discount for readers of Trading Asia!  Use code PC19 for 10% off your purchase through December 31st.

If you want a gift that your loved one can enjoy all year, why not consider subscription gifts? How about some gourmet jerky delivered to their home every month?  It’s a gift that will last well beyond the holiday season.

Three items on light wooden table: green package of Biltong jerky; card with red, white, and black Jerky Snob logo; and white package of Southwestern jerky.


Tespo Shiatsu foot massager, starting at $108.99 USD

You don’t realize how tired your feet are until you slip them into this kind of foot massager.  I’ve always wondered why these things aren’t as popular in the U.S. as they are in Asia. Massage your feet and your whole body benefits because it is all linked.

Top view of black, rounded machine with a row of buttons across the top and spaces to insert feet below.


Ugg Men’s Scuff Slipper, $80.00 USD

Last but not least, the most comfortable thing when you come back to your home is a pair of comfortable slippers.  Lined with soft wool to regulate temperature and wick moisture so you feel maximum comfort.

Illustration of a pair of tan slippers with fluffy white lining and open heels.