GIFTS FOR THE GIRLS
2011 Women’s Gift Guide: Subscriptions and Memberships
Subscriptions and Memberships
Clockwise from the Top:
1. Birchbox; $10/month
2. Massage Envy; Approx. $59/month
3. Bag Borrow or Steal; Starting at $25
4. Spa Finder; Starting at $25
5. Conde Nast Subscription to Vogue, Lucky, etc.; Approx. $20-30/year
Simple and thoughtful, giving the gift of a subscription or membership makes a great impression. Subscriptions and membership applies to a range of products, from fashion magazines to massage therapy to makeup and skincare. And just think: each time your loved one receives her magazine in the mail or schedules her monthly massage, she’ll think of you!
2011 Women’s Gift Guide: Custom/Personalized Style
From Left to Right:
1. Rose Gold and Diamond Initial Necklace ($214.99); Photo Credit: Overstock.com
2. Monogram Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 with Personalization ($1,100; without Initials- $800)
3. 14k Gold-Plated “Carrie” Style Name Necklace ($49.95); Photo Credit: Mynamenecklace.com
There’s nothing like a customized gift to show how much you care. Always popular, initial or name necklaces never go out of style. And if you want to give an uber-chic gift, Louis Vuitton offers personalization on select items in a variety of festive colors.
2011 Women’s Gift Guide: Fashion Gadgets & Entertainment
Fashion Gadgets & Entertainment
From Top to Bottom:
1. A Patricia Field Trifecta: The Devil Wears Prada, The Sex & the City Movie, and Confessions of a Shopaholic (Approx. $20 each); Photo Credit: IMDB.com
2. iPad 2 Tablet (starting at $499); Photo Credit: Apple.com
3. Purseket: The Original Purse Organizer (Approx. $20-30); Photo Credit: Purseket.com
Fashion and film go hand in hand and make a great gift for any fashionista who’s also a film buff. Iconic stylist Patricia Field made fashion magic in the Sex and the City series on HBO and other successful shows like Ugly Betty. Naturally, Pat styled both Sex and the City Movies and others such as The Devil Wears Prada and Confessions of a Shopaholic. For fashionistas who love history, I also recommend Valentino: The Last Emperor and Coco Before Chanel, starring Audrey Tautou.
If you’d like to give the gift of gadgets, well you can’t go wrong with an iPad 2. Want to go the extra mile? How about an iPad preloaded with fashionable movies like those listed above! Also, there are a variety of fashion apps that can be added to keep the most dedicated fashionista up-to-date.
For fashion and functionality on the go, I think a purse organizer is a great idea. I’ve seen several on TV: just place keys, a phone, makeup and money in the pockets, and drop the entire organizer in your purse!
GIFTS FOR THE GUYS
Guest Post by J. Edward
2011 Men’s Gift Guide: The 3-Piece Suit
The 3-Piece Suit
From left to right:
1. Photo Credit: Askandyaboutclothes.com
2.Ralph Lauren Suit (Starting at approx. $1500); Photo Credit: Esquire.com
3. Photo Credit: Monkeysuitvintage.com
Every man wants to be stylish, and nothing says class and sophistication like the 3-piece suit. Whether it’s muted tones and stripes or bold lines and lapels, the true character of any man comes forward with this ensemble. As a gift to your loved one, or to yourself, this is one gift that will add to any man’s wardrobe.
2011 Men’s Gift Guide: The Professional Tablet Case
The Professional Tablet Case
Top Left: Fossil (Approx. $40); Photo Credit: Ipadcaseden.com
Bottom Right: Louis Vuitton in Monogram and Damier Patterns (Approx. $350); Photo Credit: Most-expensive.net
Who carries around laptops anymore? The business world is about speed and ease, and the introduction of tablets into the boardroom has changed how we get the job done. So who wants to be ordinary when you can be fabulous…and why not accessorize what is now as commonplace as our cellphones? For fashionistos on a budget, consider the very sleek and simple offering from Fossil. If you have a little more to spend, and really want to standout, visit your local Louis Vuitton retailer to see their selection.
2011 Men’s Gift Guide: John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star
John Varvatos Chuck Taylor All Star
John Varvatos Shoes (Approx. $145); Photo Credit: Shopstyle.com
When you’re lounging around on a weekend afternoon, is there anything more stylish and comfortable than a pair of Chuck Taylors? John Varvatos has lent his style expertise to the brand to create a super cool yet casual rendition to their line. When you are wearing these All Stars, people will know you didn’t just walk into the local shoe store.
2011 Men’s Gift Guide: The Pocket Watch
The Pocket Watch
From Left to Right:
1. Vintage Watch (Prices Vary); Photo Credit; Gstatic.com
2. Harley Davidson (Approx. $202.50); Photo Credit: Harleyitems.com
Why limit your accessories to the usual… step outside of the norm. Pocket watches have been around for centuries, and yet remain rare and stylish. Harley Davidson offers a cool version of the classic time piece. If you are like me and like antiques, visit your local retailers and trade shows to see what they have to offer. Never forget that one person’s junk could be another person’s treasure.
Hopefully these gift ideas will find their way onto your gift lists or at least give you some great ideas. Starting at just $10, there’s something for everyone, and every budget, listed here. So Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!