With friends and family that have great taste comes difficult gift giving. From conversation-starting pieces for the home to the coolest hat built for arctic temperatures ever, we’ve selected these beautiful objects to make that job a little easier.

Canada Goose makes the sort of trusted gear that researchers in Antarctica wear to keep warm. No matter the latitude, these down-insulated trapper hats are a sharp choice. canada-goose.com, $225

For their “Family” vase, designers at Amsterdam’s Droog collective lifted colors from traditional 17th-century Chinese pottery and rearranged the palettes into rainbow- like gradients. droog.com, $875

Irene Neuwirth’s 18-karat gold earrings feature turquoise from Arizona’s Kingman, a site that has been mined for its vibrant rock since prehistoric times. barneys.com, $6,140

As with all things Tom Ford, Lip Color in “Flame” is classic and alluring. The stick saturates lips with the just-right shade of bright, matte red without depriving them of moisture. tomford.com, $52

At first, Chanel’s new Chance Eau Vive gives off the faintly sweet and fresh scent of grapefruit. After it mellows, a light wave of jasmine surfaces. chanel.com, $97