Holiday season is upon us, and while we’re out and about celebrating with friends and family, gift giving without breaking the bank can often be stressful. But…we came to the rescue and voila: problem solved! Here are the best selection of gifts for the home, and treats for your ladies that are affordable, fun and will score you some holiday points.
For the home: whether one drinks espresso or cocktails, the Mason Shaker and book combo., or the Bodum double-walled glasses are a great piece that lets you sip without burning up! (Or shake up some great happy hour staples.) Little black notebooks are (almost) as important as LBD’s, so city guides or “Talk Is Chic” scribble pads are equally appreciated. Need to impress a gourmand? Lavender, thyme, rosemary and marjoram salts are serious flavor boosters. Oh, and a cheese board, because every entertainer needs a spot for the brie, parm and chevre. PS. That candle smells edible. I have it and get hungry every time I light it.
For her: Make up is always a great go-to, who doesn’t love a nice eye palette or lipstick? Warm weather gear is definitely appreciated this time of year, so mittens and beanies are a cute and useful gift. Zodiac phone cases show you did your research on the person, and it wasn’t an afterthought, and statement jewelry is always fun!
By Alexis Bendjouia
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For the home: gourmet salt: Sel Magique; slate cheese board: Moma Store (similar); espresso mugs: Bodum; cocktail shaker & book: Williams Sonoma; NY notebook: Moleskine; Talk Is Chic notebook: Kate Spade; Boulangerie candle: Anthropologie
For her: phone case: Kate Spade Saturday; striped jumper: Uniqlo (similar); choker: Nasty Gal (similar); earrings: Nordstrom; eye palette: Sephora; lipstick: Charlotte Tibulry ; shades: Nasty Gal (similar); beanie: Asos; mittens: Fat face (similar)