The Perfect Mix of Luxury and Practical Gifts For That Someone Special

Holiday gifts

Just because you waited until the last minute doesn’t mean the present has to feel anything short of thoughtful and pure perfection. Especially if these picks make the cut!

Creed Royal Exclusive ($225) – Rarely would I consider Creed affordable, however Creed recently released a travel size for their Royal Exclusive fragrance collection at $225. At a much more approachable price point (the full size is ($675), it makes for a special gift. From the 5 scents in the assortment, I’m partial to Jardin d’Amalfi —it’s like wearing a piece of the Amalfi Coast. Filled with citrus, woods, apple and rose it’s pure perfection. It’s a splurge but just look at that packaging! Who wouldn’t want to wake up to these beauties on their vanity?

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Sol Republic Wireless Speaker ($199.99) – Sol Republic teamed up with Motorola and came out with the only Super-Power Wireless Range (up to 300 feet!) speaker that allows up to 5 users to take turns on the controls.  Available in four super charged colors (red, blue, yellow and black) and battery life of up to 10 hours, it also doubles as a speaker phone so you can take your calls hands-free as you deck the halls. This definitely counts as more of an investment piece then splurge.

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Michael Aram Block Collection (starting at $49 – $169) – The Block Collection from Michael Aram is sleek, sophisticated and oh so modern.  Some of our favorite giftable items from this collection include the Coaster Set ($109), Triple Condiment Set ($129) and the Salt and Pepper Shaker ($99).  The gift of Michael Aram is one that will definitely be cherished for years to come.

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Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Trio ($100) – Their award winning shower gel, nourishing body lotion and exfoliating body scrub come together in a luxurious gift set.  The exotic, warm fragrance makes for a great excuse for an indulgent hot shower on a cold wintery day.

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Polaroid Z340 14 Megapixel Instant Print Digital Camera ($250) – All the conveniences of technology in the digital age has FINALLY come together with all the things we love about the instantly gratifying Polaroid camera.  This modern throwback to days of yesteryear prints 25 water and tear resistant instant photos per cartridge.  Get ready for the Polaroid Paparazzi!

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Kaia Jewelry ($300) – Made from all things earthly, from lava rock to diamonds KAIA jewelry is sure to make any girl feel special.  I’m coveting these double stacked bracelets made of Labradorite, a mineral said to stimulate intuition, relieve stress, and regulate metabolism.  With New Year resolutions around the corner, I’ll take all the help I can get de-stressing, especially in jewelry form.

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Nest Fragrances Birchwood Pine Candle – Available in 3 sizes, 2 oz/20 hours burn time ($14), 8.1 oz/50 hours ($34), 19.5 oz/80 hours ($42) – OMG I die! I literally just got this candle and am in love. It smells like pine trees wrapped in heaven although the official description is the aroma of a majestic winter forest is created by blending white pine, fir balsam and birchwood over a base of rich musk and amber.

Nest Birchwood Pine candle

Henri Bendel Run Around Town Jewelry Box ($168) – A beautiful jewelry box with an iconic Izak illustration makes for a thoughtful and practical gift.  Two levels and many compartments keep your precious jewels well organized and neat.  All under lock and key!


Botkier Honore bag ($395) – Practical and stylish this small hobo bag features a soft, buttery leather that’s perfect for any girl on the go.

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