I always love arranging beautiful gifts for my friends, family and business associates, and with the holidays right around the corner, I've compiled a collection of some of my favorite items this year, available now in stores and online, with something for every budget. Take a peek below and enjoy!
1 - Bejeweled Bottle Opener by Kelly Wearstler - $360 USD available at KellyWearstler.com
This statement piece is made with genuine, hand-selected gemstones. It makes for a great hostess gift.
2 - Balcon de Guadalquivir Tea Cup and Saucer by Hermès - $320 USD for two, available at NeimanMarcus.com
A bold pattern on fine porcelain, this set is a lovely little luxury for the man or woman of style.
3 - Vogue Living: Country, City, Coast - Book by Chloe Malle and Hamish Bowles - $100 USD available at Barneys.com
The latest addition to the Vogue Living series, this book presents a curated collection of high-society homes (including those of Dries Van Noten, Karl Lagerfeld and Tory Burch), with over 400 full color images. This is sure to inspire any lovers of design.
4 - Ciel Candle by Cire Trudon - $140 CDN available at Harrods.com
This limited edition Holiday 2017 candle by Cire Trudon is infused with the spirit and scents of the holidays. Cire Trudon is the oldest candle maker in the world, famous for producing candles for the court of King Louis XIV of France. Their products today continue to exude regality, with their exquisite gold-leaf lined glass and signature casing.
5 - Rouge Pure Couture Lipstick by Yves Saint-Laurent - $37 USD available at SaksFifthAvenue.com
The Ultimate Luxury Lipstick in Matte Red. A great stocking-stuffer!
6 - Gold Snake Letter Opener by L'Objet - $202 CDN available at Bloomingdales.com
Another little luxury, perfect for the home or office.
7 - Set of 10 Notecards by Mrs John L. Strong - $65 USD available at MrsStrong.com
There is something to be said for a thoughtful hand-written note in today's age of text messages and e-vites. Mrs John L. Strong has created fine stationary since 1929, with a clientele that's included The Duchess of Windsor, Diana Vreeland and Jackie Kennedy Onassis among others. Mrs Strong creates luxury bespoke papers and offers a range of custom options to suit any personality.
8 - Open Circle Necklace with Diamonds by Jennifer Meyer - $2750 USD available at Barneys.com
A delicate piece, perfect for every day wear. The circle represents eternal love - ideal for someone special in your life. Made with 18K gold and round white diamonds.
9 - Fragrance Gift Set by Aerin Lauder - $117 USD available at OrchardMile.com
A limited edition discovery set featuring Aerin Lauder's 5 signature scents. Each bottle is topped with a corresponding gemstone closure.
10 - Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater with Dolman Sleeves - $1150 CDN available at CreaturesOfTheWind.com
You can never go wrong with an effortlessly elegant cashmere sweater, and the shape of this piece really caught my eye! I also recommend cashmeres by Pringle of Scotland, Brunello Cuccinelli and Soyer Los Angeles - all three offer fine luxury staples and cool classics-with-a-twist.
11 - Clear Quartz Votive Holders by Kathryn McCoy - $575 USD each, available at NeimanMarcus.com
Anybody who appreciates the energy and purity of crystals will love the designs of Kathryn McCoy. She works with a range of gemstones and minerals to create striking home objects ranging from these quartz crystal votive holders to specialty boxes and lamps. See more of her work at KathrynMcCoy.com
12 - Hourglass Diffuser by Diptyque - $175 USD available at DiptyqueParis.com
Diptyque's distinctive hourglass is a glamorous alternative to the typical diffuser. To release the scent, simply turn over the hourglass and experience one hour of sensory bliss. The hourglass is refillable and makes a great hostess gift.
13 - Bone China "Paper" Cups, Set of 2, by Tiffany and Co - $95 USD available at Tiffany.com
Tiffany recently launched their "Everyday Objects" collection of classic household items completely reimagined for the lover of luxury. These cups are adorable and accessible at only $95.
14 -Flora Floral Incense Box and Sticks by Fornasetti - $187 USD available at MatchesFashion.com
I've always loved the whimsical decorative designs of Fornasetti, from their iconic porcelain "Theme and Variations" plates to their ceramic 3-wick candles. Their incense boxes are just as magical, complete with 80 floral incense sticks that set the perfect mood.
15 - Terry Robe by D. Porthault - $750 USD available at DPorthaultParis.com
D. Porthault is the go-to house for luxury linens and home couture, and for the past century they've been catering to clients from Coco Chanel and Winston Churchill to the hotels Meurice and Bristol in Paris. This plush terry robe is available in all of the house's signature prints but my favorite is the "Coeurs Blue" print, designed for the Duchess of Windsor in the 60's.
16 - Bee Earrings by Gucci - $350 USD available at Gucci.com
The symbol of the bee is one of Gucci's house signatures dating back to the 70's and this season it is present in full force. These earrings make a fun and playful gift for all ages.