Alright, womanistas…it’s crunch time. I still have a handful of people on my Christmas list to shop for, the malls are starting to get crazy (well, they have pretty much been crazy this whole month), online retailers are sending out frenzied emails, and christmas songs are in full swing on the radio! Yep, it’s definitely the week before Christmas! Here are a few gifts that are VIPs - guaranteed hits with your friends and family. Seriously, you may even want to add them to YOUR list!
Eberjey “Gisele” Pajamas: These are my absolute favorite pajamas. And as a person who prides myself on being a bit of a PJ connoisseur, that’s a bold statement. But seriously. This Eberjey “Gisele” pajama set is cozy, gorgeous, and luxe. They are comfortable, yet chic and made of the softest stretch jersey. They are a perfect gift for your sister, mom, mother-in-law, or best friend. You can pick them up in a variety of colors directly from the Eberjey website for $120.
Matthew Williamson Bead-Embellished Clutch: This beautiful suede clutch is handcrafted and embellished with contrasting beads in an ikat/tribal print. It’s fun, chic and modern AND it’s emerald green – the “official” color of 2013! This clutch is a showstopper with any party outfit, or simply with jeans and a tee. I’m obsessed and your fashionista friends will be too! Pick this up (at 40% off!!) from Net-a-porter for $771. Yes, it’s not cheap. But it’s fabulous.
Dean & Deluca “Cheese of the Month”: As a cheese lover (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t like cheese?? That person is no friend of mine…) this is an absolutely perfect gift. Plus, it keeps on giving! You can gift an array of boutique, artisan cheeses from around the world for as many as nine months, or as few as three. Dean & Deluca is the purveyor of all things gourmet, and their selection of cheeses is no exception. Give this gift to a co-worker, boss, or your best friend who happens to love cheese as much as you do! (I may even pick one up for myself…) It’s available starting at $165.
Restoration Hardware Cashmere Throw: One of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket and read a book or watch TV. And there is truly nothing better to accompany that scenario than a luxurious cashmere blanket. This one from Restoration Hardware is the ultimate. It’s comfortable and dreamy, and it comes in a variety of colors. You really can’t go wrong with this gift for anyone. Plus, it’s on sale for $199.
Neiman Marcus + Target Joseph Altuzarra Double Old-Fashioned Cocktail Tumblers: There is something so glam and classic about a chic cocktail glass. This one is the star of the limited edition Neiman Marcus + Target collaboration. Joseph Altuzarra is one of the coolest and most iconic designers of our generation and these cocktail tumblers show exactly why that is.
His design of the cocktail tumblers is modern and regal.The glasses are hand-painted with 18K gold and feature embossed lattice work. There is also a cocktail shaker in the collection that is sold separately. This is the perfect bar gift that absolutely oozes style and sophistication. You can pick up a set of four cocktail glasses for $49.
Merry Christmas, womanistas! I hope you are ALL enjoying this holiday season, and holding your friends and families close.
xo, the Womanista